• Tour code: 18668P2
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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At 10am get picked up by your guide and jump aboard the off-road vehicle for your 7-hour tour to Northern Bohemia. In a small group, drive around one hour to the first stop, a national cultural landmark-listed church that was moved so it could be saved from the town that was to be destroyed to make way for coal mining. Hear your guide explain how and why it happened.

Next, ride around a beautiful lake, which, not long ago, was a coal mine. Hear the impressive story of its founding at the little-known observation point at the Litvínov chemical plant. See large open-pit coal mines, a coal storage area, and a storage machine, and be surprised at the beauty of an ash-settling basin. Also expect to see pre-war light fortifications and bomb shelters from World War II, including an air raid shelter in an old factory. Explore a 16th-cenuty silver underground mine with a total of 12 floors which go 820 feet (250 meters) deep and be amazed by the view of the vast Czechoslovak Army Quarry with a fairytale-esque chateau at its edge.

Along the way enjoy a half-hour lunch break in a cozy local restaurant and receive a Polaroid picture of you in the 4x4 vehicle before being dropped off back at your hotel at around 4pm.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Northern Bohemia’s industrial landscape from Prague
  • See a different side to the Czech Republic as you visit WWII bunkers, silver mines and coal mines
  • Admire the views as you explore the Litvínov chemical plant
  • Venture off-the-beaten-track in a 4x4
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and lunch at a local restaurant
  • Private or small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalised experience

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Trip in an Off-Road Vehicle from Prague to the Industrial Landscape of Northern Bohemia

See machines used in mining

Begin your off-the-beaten-track adventure with pick-up from your central Prague hotel and soak up the scenery on the drive through Northern Bohemia. Along the way, listen to your guide’s commentary and hear about the fascinating history of the region, which became the industrial center of the Czech Republic during the late 19th century.

Learn how the Czech Republic is home to one of Europe’s most important coal mining industries as you explore historic coal mines, admire a lake formed within an abandoned coal mine and hear how the medieval village of Most was taken over by coal miners, forcing its monumental church to be moved to a new location.

As you travel further off-road, peek into old factories, discover how the mines where used to house air-raid shelters and bunkers during WWII, and stop at the Litvínov chemical plant.

After lunch (included) at a local restaurant, explore an underground silver mine dating back to the 16th century and take in the views over the vast Czechoslovak Army Quarry.

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