Breweries and Other Sights outside Prague in 8 DAYS

8 day round trip

Order Tour Code: PAC 18
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season Tour available in winter season

DAY 1
Melnik castle and wine-tasting click on: Melnik castle
Zatec hop making center and brewery click on: Zatec center of hop making
overnight in Zatec
8 hour round trip

DAY 2
Krusovice brewery click on: Krusovice brewery
Nizbor glassworks click on: Nizbor crystal factory Krivoklat castle click on:
Krivoklat castle click on: Krivoklat castle
overnight in Karlstejn
8 hour round trip

DAY 3
Karlstejn castle click on: Karlstejn castle
Plzen brewery and beer museum click on: click on: Plzen - Pilsner Urquell brewery and beer museum
overnight in Plzen
8 hour round trip

DAY 4
Budweiser brewery click on: Brewery Budweiser Budvar and Ceske Budejovice town
Cesky Krumlov castle and town click on: Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town protected by UNESCO
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 hour round trip


DAY 5
Trebon brewery and town click on: Trebon castle and medieval town
Hluboka castle click on: Hluboka castle
overnight in Hluboka
8 hour round trip

DAY 6
Konopiste castle click on: Konopiste castle
Fredinand brewery click on: Ferdinand´s brewery
Velke Popovice brewery click on: Velke Popovice brewery ,
overnight in Kutna Hora
8 hour round trip

DAY 7
Kutna Hora medieval town click on: Kutna Hora medieval town
Kladruby stud click on: Kladruby stud
Detenice castle and brewery click on: Detenice castle and brewery
overnight in Detenice
8 hour round trip

DAY 8
Detenice brewery and castle click on: Detenice castle and brewery
Sychrov castle: click on: Sychrov castle
Bohemian Paradise click on: Bohemian Paradise
back to Prague
8 hour round trip

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DAY 1
Melnik castle and wine-tasting
Melnik is the center of Czech wine production. You can taste the local wine in the castle cellars and see several of the castle’s rooms. Also interesting is the ossuary of the cathedral by the castle. It is open every day.

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.
overnight in Zatec
8 hour round trip

DAY 2
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 Karlstejn
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.

overnight in Plzen
8 hour round trip

DAY 4
Ceske Budejovice and Budweiser brewery
Ceske Budejovice, the regional capital of South Bohemia, was founded in 1265 by the Czech King Premysl Otakar II. The town is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Vltava and Malse in open country. In the centre of the town there is a magnificent square, one of the largest in Europe. Perhaps the best known enterprises here are the Budvar brewery and the KOH-I-NOOR pencil factory. It is possible to tour the Budvar ( Budweiser ) brewery and taste the original Budvar-Budweiser ( 12% proof ) in some of the local pubs. During the tour you will hear about the process for beer production which uses the excellent local water drawn from the artesian wells more than 300 m deep, you will see how the fresh mash and wort originate and how the full taste and smell of the beer develops with a characteristic for long-lasting foam using original Budvar yeast . Besides the premium lager, Budvar produces three other kinds of lighter and alcohol-free beer with a speciality of extra strong beer namely Bud that is 16% proof . Budvar has about 250 trademarks registred in more than 80 countries .

Cesky Krumlov
UNESCO NUMBER ONE IN EUROPE
Cesky Krumlov is situated on the River Vltava with the ancient town center on one bank and the castle ground on the other bank. The landmark of the panorama of the town is Cesky Krumlov Castle which consists of two parts: the Lower castle with a round tower (built in the 13th century) and the Upper castle, built in the 14th century. The castle was expanded several times. Later, the owners made some Baroque modifications: the chapel was rebuilt, masquerade hall decorated and a new manor theatre built. After Prague Castle, it is the second most outstanding castle in the Czech Republic. The magnificent interiors of the castle are open to the public (historical interiors--two sight-seeing routes). The castle´s viewing tower and exhibition rooms are also open to the public. You can also see the Museum of the famous painter Egon Schiele in the town. overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 hour round trip

DAY 5
Trebon
The town Trebon lies in the heart of Trebon basin, this rolling countryside, with its thick forests and innumerable ponds and lakes, forms a special environment of its own. The building of artificial creeks and ponds spread out over several periods has given the Trebon area a unique form, for which it has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The town dates back to the 12th century. The 16th and the 17th centuries saw the greatest years of prosperity for the town, particularly during the period of the Lords of Rozmberks and the noble family Schwarzenbergs, their Neo-Gothic Tomb is a three-stote building and it is possible to see if booked in advance. The castle Trebon was built in the years 1562-1611, the Rozmberks as well as the Schwarzenbergs rooms are all open to the public. There is also the archive of the region in one part of the castle, the oldest document dates from 1184. Rare, well-preserved town walls with bastions and four town gates, the Zlata stoka (the Golden Canal, long 45,5 km ) and the Svet Pond ( the Pond World ) were part of very unique defensive system, built in the 16th century. The Trebon Fisheries is the largest producer of fish in The Czech Republic. The enterprise has at its disposal 6,876 hectars of fish ponds. The largest pond at Rozmberk is 658 ha. The Spa is based on a basic natural resource of mud and peat . Rehabilitation and therapy is aimed at the treatment of limbs. The Trebon Brewery was established in 1379 , the production of the beer Bohemia Regent is possible to see after booking ahead. The castle and the Schwarzenbergs tomb are open from April till October from Tuesday till Sunday . During winter time booking ahead is necessary. The spa - relaxing bath and massage are available - booking ahead ( 1-2 weeks) is necessary. The brewery is open to the public - booking ahead is necessary.

Hluboka
Overlooking the River Vltava , there is the monumental structure of the romantic Hluboka Castle. The Castle was built around the middle of the 13th century and later purchased by the Schwarzenberk family, it was rebuilt several times. The latest modification in the Romantic style of the so-called Winsdor Gothic carried out between 1839 and 1871 transformed Hluboka into a representative residence of the Schwarzenberks. Representative interiors contain rare collections of Flemish tapestries, weapons, furniture and paintings. This is the most beautiful castle in the Czech Republic.
overnight in Hluboka
8 hour round trip

DAY 6
Learn the story of beer brewing. The city brewery was sold to the archduke Franz Ferdinand d´Este in the year 1887. Taste the unique beers produced here.

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.
Velke Popovice brewery click on:
overnight in Kutna Hora
8 hour round trip

DAY 7
Kutna Hora
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.

Kladruby stud
Join us to see the oldest stud in Europe, founded in 1579 by Rudolf II Habsburg. The White Kladrubers were used for earthy and the Black ones for clerical ceremonials. We will arrange a visit of the stud, chateau, carriages exhibition, horse show, horse carriage tour, try the horse riding. A visit of the stud is possible only from April until October every day except of Mondays after booking in advance.

Detenice castle and brewery
Late Baroque chateau is situated at the border of the Bohemian Paradise. You can witness the production of the magic beer brewed on an open fire and filtered through a straw. It is closed in winter.
overnight in Detenice
8 hour round trip

DAY 8
Detenice castle and brewery
Late Baroque chateau is situated at the border of the Bohemian Paradise. You can witness the production of the magic beer brewed on an open fire and filtered through a straw. It is closed in winter.

Sychrov castle
This castle was built by the Rohans, an old aristocratic family who left France after its revolution in the 18th century. Before they came to our country, the family ranked among the ten most influential aristocratic clans in France. It is open every day of the year. We recommend to have the lunch in the castle on the rock Hruba Skala with the great view of the Bohemian Paradise, the rocky formations protected by UNESCO.

Bohemian Paradise Geopark (UNESCO), Trosky
The Bohemian Paradise is famous for its beautiful, otherworldly landscape. The area encompasses Turnov (jewelry-garnet workshops, museum of precious stones), the Kozakov hill where you can see a private pit and find your own semi precious stone, Trosky Castle with a great view.
back to Prague
8 hour round trip


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