Sample the delights of the world-famous spa town of Karlovy Vary on this full-day trip from Prague, including a delicious lunch. Admire the Bohemian landscapes as you travel by coach from Prague to Karlovy Vary, and discover the many attractions of the town, sometimes known by the German name of Karlsbad or Carlsbad. Visit the Moser glass factory, where beautiful crystal ware is made; admire the elegant spa colonnades and fountains, and sample some of the reputedly curative waters, light spa wafers and some of Karlovy's legendary herbal liqueur.
Full-day trip to Karlovy Vary from Prague
Discover Bohemia's most famous spa town
Sample the mineral spring water, local wafers and traditional herbal liqueur
English- and German-speaking guides
Inclusions & Exclusions
Entry or Admission - Moser Glass Museum
Hotel pickup and drop off
Drinks and samples
Departure & Return
The Yellow Kiosk, Republic Square
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Depart Prague by air-conditioned coach and make the journey into the pretty Bohemian countryside. As you travel, listen as your guide tells you about spa town of Karlovy Vary, sometimes known as Karlsbad or Carlsbad.Hear how this Bohemian town grew up around some natural springs said to have been discovered by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles - or Karl, IV - in 1358. Hear how the town took the emperor's name and how, in the 1800s, it attracted figures such as Ludwig van Beethoven who came here for the reputedly curative waters.Drive through the lush forests that surround Karlovy Vary, and visit the town's Moser glass factory. Learn about the company's products, favored by Europe's ruling elite during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and still one of the world's most prestigious brands of crystal glassware.See the skilled glassblowers at work and, if you wish, buy some of the exquisite crystal at the factory gift shop.Continue into Karlovy's stately center and stroll around the graceful spa colonnades and fountains. Sample some of the water and taste the town's famous wafers, circular cracker-style treats smeared with chocolate, vanilla and other moreish coatings.Purchase lunch at a restaurant, and try some Becherovka, a traditional herbal liqueur that's synonymous with the town. Savor the gingery-cinnamon tipple as you hear how it's made to a secret recipe using Karlovy's soft water.Your trip ends back at the original start point in Prague.
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