Castles, Breweries, Concentration Camp, Medieval Towns and Other Sights Outside Prague in 8 DAYS

8 day round trip

Order Tour Code: PAC 14
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season

DAY 1
Nelahozeves castle click on: Nelahozeves castle
Terezin concentration camp click on: Terezin WW2 memorial, concentration camp
Ustek medieval town click on: Ustek medieval town
Litomerice medieval town click on: Litomerice medieval town
overnight in Litomerice

DAY 2
Zatec center of hop making click on: Zatec center of hop making
Krusovice brewery click on: Krusovice brewery
Nizbor glassworks click on: Nizbor crystal factory
Krivoklat castle click on: Krivoklat castle
overnight in Krivoklat
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 3
Karlstejn castle click on: Karlstejn castle
Plzen brewery click on: Plzen - Pilsner Urquell brewery and beer museum
Svihov castle click on: Svihov water castle
Klatovy medieval town click on: Klatovy medieval town
overnight in Klatovy
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 4
Prachatice medieval town click on: Prachatice
Hluboka castle click on: Hluboka castle
Budweiser brewery click on: Brewery Budweiser Budvar and Ceske Budejovice town
Cesky Krumlov medieval town click on: Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town protected by UNESCO
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 5
Cesky Krumlov medieval town click on: Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town protected by UNESCO
Trebon medieval town click on: Trebon castle and medieval town
Jindrichuv Hradec castle and medieval town click on: Jindrichuv Hradec medieval town and castle
overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 6
Jindrichuv Hradec castle and medieval town click on: Jindrichuv Hradec medieval town and castle
Telc medieval castle and town (UNESCO) click on: Telc medieval town and castle
Trebic medieval town and Jewish Quarter (UNESCO) click on: Trebic medieval ghetto protected by UNESCO and basilica
overnight in Trebic
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 7
Green Hill pilgrimage place (UNESCO) click on: Green Hill
Glassworks click on: Coloured Modern Artistic Glass trip
Kutna Hora medieval town click on: Kutna Hora medieval town


DAY 8
Kutna Hora medieval town (UNESCO) click on: Kutna Hora medieval town
Kourim folk architecture museum click on: Kourim folk architecture museum
Cesky Sternberk castle click on: Cesky Sternberk castle
Konopiste castle click on: Konopiste castle
back to Prague
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

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DAY 1
Nelahozeves castle
This castle has returned to the private ownership of the Lobkowicz family. There is the permanent exhibition entitled Private Spaces: A Noble Family at Home. The village is the birthplace of renowned composer Antonin Dvorak. It is open every day except Mondays.

Terezin concentration camp The town Terezin concentration camp with its museums, secret prayer room, the Jewish cemetery, columbarium and crematorium and the Small Fortress political prison, used during World War II, remind us of the sad part of European history. It is open every day. The crematorium is closed on Saturdays.

Ustek medieval town The medieval town built on the rocky hill, partly cut in the sandstone rock, attracted many movie makers. It is one of the center of the hop making. The synagogue survived in the town.

Litomerice medieval town The medieval town Litomerice with its churches and historic cellars surrounded by the beautiful mountains called the Czech Central Mountains.
overnight in Litomerice

DAY 2
Zatec center of hop making
Come to see the place that has got the 700 years tradition of brewing. The Hop Museum is the biggest exposition of its kind in Europe, you will learn there why the Zatec district became the producer of the best hops in the world. The movies "Yentl", "Les Miserables", "Oliver Twist", "Kolja", "Edith Piaf", "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel" were made in the historical center.

Krusovice brewery
We invite you to join us on a sightseeing tour of the Krusovice brewery where you will learn how this famous Czech beer is made and enjoy a taste of the product. It is one of the oldest breweries in CR, dating back to 1581.

Nizbor glassworks
We can take you to the factory that produces mainly hand cut glass, Bohemian crystal or lead glass cut to many designs, from simple to very elaborate decorations. See the great work on your own.

Krivoklat castle
This castle built in 1109 is hidden in the middle of the mixed woodland protected by UNESCO. It was the residence of the spouse of the Emperor Charles IV that, to please her, let many nightingales collect in the local forest to sing for her. There was imprisoned the English alchemist Edward Kelley, that promised to prepare the “Elixir of Life” for the Emperor Rudolph II. A historical exposition along with late Gothic paintings and sculptures is on display inside.
overnight in Krivoklat
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 3
Karlstejn castle
This famous 14th century castle was built as a place of safekeeping of the coronation jewels of the Holy Roman Emperors, the royal treasures, the holy relics, especially the spear of Destiny. It is closed from the 2nd week of January and in February. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is possible to see after a reservation in advance from June until October. It is possible to add a 1-hour supplement to the trip by visiting this Chapel.

Plzen brewery
Don’t miss the oldest beer museum and the most famous brewery in the world (Pilsner Urquell - the fi rst beer made with the lower fermentation method). Come and taste the best beer in CR. It is open every day.

Svihov water castle
The late Gothic castle at Svihov deserves an extraordinary position among fortification complexes. Erected under the participation of architect Benedict Rejt in the place of a former stronghold at the turn of the 16th century, the core of this castle consists of two residential wings closing the inner courtyard.

Klatovy medieval town
A tour of the town is invigorated with a visit to the Baroque Pharmacy, ‘U Bílého jednorožce’ (At the White Unicorn). This unique exposition of the pharmacy of the time maps the development of this ‘trade’ from 1776 to 1966, when the pharmacy stopped being run as a business. With its interior and furnishings and equipment, not lacking elements of curiosity, coming mainly from the 18th century, is a recognised monument of cultural history placed in the register of UNESCO.
overnight in Klatovy
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 4
Prachatice medieval town
Prachatice was founded at the turn of the 13th to the 14th centuries on an important commercial route, called the "Golden Trial" , which led from Bavaria to Bohemia, bringing prosperity to the town. This town at the foot of the Bohemian Forest ranks among the best-preserved urban complexes in this country, the historical centre has kept its Renaissance appearance inside the ring of the still existing fortifications. For this reason, the town was proclaimed an urban conservation area in 1981.

Hluboka castle
Hluboka is a medieval castle reconstructed in the Romantic 19th century style with beautiful interiors and valuable art collections. It is OPEN in winter.

Budweiser brewery
Visit with us the Budvar - Budweiser brewery in Ceske Budejovice town to see the process of brewing and to taste the original Budweiser beer. It is open every day.

Cesky Krumlov medieval town
UNESCO protects this magic 16th century town and castle in South Bohemia. On Mondays or in winter, when the castle is closed, you can see instead the exteriors of castles outside the town such as Hluboka, Konopiste, or the museum of Austrian painter Egon Schiele in Cesky Krumlov. This town is the second most popular to see after Prague.
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 5
Cesky Krumlov medieval town
UNESCO protects this magic 16th century town and castle in South Bohemia. On Mondays or in winter, when the castle is closed, you can see instead the exteriors of castles outside the town such as Hluboka, Konopiste, or the museum of Austrian painter Egon Schiele in Cesky Krumlov. This town is the second most popular to see after Prague.

Trebon medieval town
This is a UNESCO biosphere reserve due to the hundreds of ponds and creeks built here in the middle ages. In winter you can book a private tour of the castle. A combination with Cesky Krumlov, Hluboka, or the Budweiser brewery is available.

Jindrichuv Hradec castle and medieval town
Come and see with us the charming 15th century town and the third largest castle complex in CR. The guide will explain you the famous legend about “the White Lady”. The castle is closed in winter.
overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP


DAY 6
Jindrichuv Hradec castle and medieval town
Come and see with us the charming 15th century town and the third largest castle complex in CR. The guide will explain you the famous legend about “the White Lady”. The castle is closed in winter.

Telc medieval castle and town (UNESCO)
We will take you to the enchanting 16th century town Telc, protected by UNESCO. The square is lined by picturesque facades and arcades and its Renaissance castle boasts many splendid features. Its beauty was the inspiration of fairy-tale movies. The castle is closed in winter, from November till March.

Trebic medieval town and Jewish Quarter (UNESCO)
We will take you around the best preserved original medieval Jewish quarter in Europe, to the local old Jewish cemetery and the Basilica of St. Procopius that remind us the co-existence of Jewish and Christian cultures and are protected by UNESCO.
overnight in Trebic
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 7
Green Hill pilgrimage place (UNESCO)
The pilgrimage church at Green Hill is a unique work of art and indisputably the most original and individual building designed by the brilliant Bohemian-Italian architect Jan Blažej Santini-Aichl in the Baroque Gothic style.

Glassworks
During this tour we will take you to see glassworks of the famous Czech glass designer Jaroslav Svoboda , the famous artist who worked also as a professor in the Faculty of Applied Arts in Prague. After the end of the Communist Regime, he built up his own glass-works which you will see during this tour, and afterwards you can shop in his gallery-shop.

Kutna Hora medieval town
overnight in Kutna Hora
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 8
Kutna Hora medieval town (UNESCO)
Kutna Hora is a superb example of medieval architecture. In the Middle ages Kutna Hora was the second most important town after Prague due to silver mines. The core of the town consists entirely of Gothic and Baroque buildings and it is the unique collection of around 457 objects on an area covering 60 hectares.Of the municipal buildings the Italian Court is the most outstanding. It became the mint of the Czech lands.( Minting in Kutna Hora ceased in 1726.) You can see there St. Wenceslas and Vladislav Chapel, the council chamber and museum of coins. One of the best examples of Bohemian High Gothic is the Cathedral of St. Barbora, the patroness of miners, began around 1380 and finished in the 16th century. It is the landmark of the city panorama.
Also worth to see is the Ossuary of Sedlec Monastery, 1km behind the town. There are about 40.000,- human bones stored in the crypt, from which the blind monk made the pyramides in the 15th century. The monastery was bought by the Schwarzenberk family and they established the tobacco factory there and one of their artist, Mr. Rint, changed the ossuary into a very bizarre place, he made from the bones the chandelier the coat of arms of the Schwarzenberks and the altar. This is memento mori, symbol of passing character of life.

Kourim folk architecture museum
Our guide will take you to the open air museum of the rural houses with the authentic interiors that represent traditional folk culture, the way of life, work and habits in the 17th and the 18th centuries in Bohemia (the teritory of the Czech Republic). Come and see with us how the villages looked like 400 centuries ago! Closed in winter and on Mondays, except of December. In October open only on weekends.

Cesky Sternberk castle
A unique example of a building which was almost continuously the property of its founder, the Sternberk family ( from the middle of the 13th century until 1949 ). The nobleman Sternberk worked as the guide in this castle during the Communist Regime . It was returned to the Sternberks in 1991.

Konopiste castle
This castle was the last residence of the archduke Franz Ferdinand d´Este, who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914 along with his Czech wife, the event that started World War I. It houses valuable art collections and the third largest armoury in Europe. A viewing of the private rooms of Franz Ferdinand´s family is a highlight and must be booked in advance. It is closed in winter.
back to Prague
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

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