Karlstejn Castle and Nizbor glassworks
Konopiste Castle and Nizbor glassworks
Krivoklat Castle and Nizbor glassworks
5 500 CZK (approx. $250, approx. 220 €)
6 000 CZK (approx. $273, approx. 240 €)
Kutna Hora and Kolin
Kutna Hora and Cesky Sternberk
Kutna Hora and the silver mines
6 000 CZK (approx. $273, approx. 240 €)
6 900 CZK (approx. $314, approx. 276 €)
Karlovy Vary and glassworks
7 700 CZK (approx. $350, approx. 308 €)
9 000 CZK (approx. $409, approx. 360 €)
Telc and Trebic
Cesky Krumlov and Ceske Budejovice
Cesky Krumlov and Holasovice
Cesky Krumlov and Hluboka Castle
8 500 CZK (approx. $387, approx. 340 €)
9 500 CZK (approx. $432, approx. 380 €)
Cesky Krumlov (UNESCO town) and Hluboka castle - the treasures of the South Bohemia
Cesky Krumlov is, in my opinion, the most beautiful place in our country. The city Cesky Krumlov is on the
UNESCO Heritage List. It takes 3 hours to get there, but it is definitely worth seeing. It is a town from a
fairytale. There are about 300 beautiful old houses mostly in Renaissance and Baroque style and a huge
castle complex. The city boasts the second largest castle in the Czech Republic. The town is situated just a
few kilometers from the border with Austria, so as we will drive through a big part of Bohemia we can stop
on the way at a few other interesting places (for example Hluboka Castle, which was rebuilt in the spirit of
the romantic English Gothic style, or Ceske Budejovice – a town with the largest square in our country,
lined with old historical houses, the home of the Budweiser beer, etc.). On this tour, you can see more of
the country and admire the beautiful south Bohemian countryside with its picturesque villages and many
The tour takes about 10 hours (3 hours drive there + 4 hours there + 3 hours drive back). Notes: The castle is closed on Mondays, but even on Mondays you can walk through the castle
courtyards and visit the town.
Karlstejn Castle – the most famous Czech castle
We will visit one of the most frequently visited historic sites in the Czech Republic. The castle was built
in the 14th century. At that time our Czech Kingdom was a part of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation and
our king Charles IV was a Czech king and a Holy Roman Emperor as well. The castle was built to hold the
treasure of the Holy Roman Empire. On the way back we will visit few other interesting places in Central
The tour of Karlstejn takes about 4-6 hours (1 hour drive there + 2-3 hours there + 1 hour drive
It is possible to combine the tour of the Karlstejn Castle with a visit to the glass factory at Nizbor
Nenacovice or with a visit to another interesting medieval castle Krivoklat. Notes: The castle is closed on Mondays.
Konopiste Castle – the summer getaway for the heir to the Habsburg throne, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Built in the 13th century and rebuilt numerous times by its changing owners, by the early 20th century
Konopiste had become a favorite summer getaway for the successor to the Habsburg throne, the Archduke Franz
Ferdinand d'Este. A particularly avid hunter, Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914 – thus
triggering the First World War.
The Gothic castle has richly furnished apartments, collection of Late Gothic paintings, a gallery of the
Archduke's artefacts related to the cult of St. George, a famous collection of the weapons.
But many visitors are particularly amazed by the Crown Prince's collection of about 300, 000 hunting
The tour of Konopiste takes about 4-6 hours (1 hour drive there + 2-3 hours there + 1 hour drive
It is possible to combine the tour of Konopiste with a visit to glass factories. Notes: The castle is closed on Mondays.
Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) – the most famous spa town and the home of the Moser glass
Carlsbad, or Karlovy Vary in Czech, is the most famous spa town in our country. The city is situated on the
confluence of the Tepla and the Ohre Rivers. Most of the buildings in the historical center are in the style
of Art Nouveau. We will walk along the Tepla River through the spa colonnades. It is also possible to
experience some of the 12 thermal springs. We will then take a funicular to the Diana viewpoint to see
Karlovy Vary from a bird's eye view.
We can stop at the Moser glass factory, which was established by Ludwig Moser in 1857 and go there for an
excursion. We can see the perfection with which products are crafted by hand, their high quality and the
unique talent of master glassmakers. The magic atmosphere of glass being blown and shaped and the beauty of
molten glass are sure to leave a strong impression. You are permitted to take photographs during the tour,
capturing a memento of your visit to the glassworks for ever.
The tour of Karlovy Vary takes about 9 hours (2 hours drive there + 5hours there + 2 hours drive
If you would like it is possible to include the visit of the spa in the tour. I recommend the spa
treatment in the Castle Spa, which takes 2 hours – Program wellness (1 main procedure, 1 minor
procedure, and entrance to the thermo mineral pool, use of circulatory massage box, entry to the
Japanese acupressure pool, bathrobe and towel). But then the tour would take about 11 hours.
Spa Triangle Tour
First we will go to Carlsbad, or Karlovy Vary, which is the most famous spa town of the Czech Republic. The
city is situated at the confluence of the Tepla River and the Ohre River. Most of the buildings in the
historical centre are in the style of Art Nouveau. We will walk along the Tepla River through the spa
colonnades and experience some of the 12 thermal springs. Then we will take a funicular to the Diana
viewpoint to see Karlovy Vary from a bird's eye view. We can stop at the Moser glass factory, which was
established by Ludwig Moser in 1857. After the visit to Karlovy Vary we will stop for few minutes at two
other lovely spa resorts – Marianske Lazne (Marienbad) and Frantiskovy Lazne (Franzensbad). We will cover
quite a large part of West Bohemia during this tour.
The tour of the spa triangle takes about 12 hours.
Kutna Hora (UNESCO town) – a silver mining town
Kutna Hora is an old mining town founded in the 13th century. There were rich silver deposits there. Kutna
Hora is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There is a beautiful Gothic St. Barbara's Cathedral, the 15th-
century Stone House, a Baroque Jesuit College, and other beautiful monuments. At the suburb of Kutna Hora in
Sedlec is another magnificent cathedral and a unique ossuary, where bones form crosses, a coat of arms and
even a chandelier.
The tour of Kutna Hora takes about 5-7 hours (1 hour drive there + 3-4 hours in Kutna Hora + 1 hour
drive back to Prague).
Trebic and Telc – towns with UNESCO monuments
First we will drive to Trebic. The Jewish Quarter of Trebic, placed on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage
List is a unique document of Jewish culture in Moravia and the only Jewish monument outside Israel
specifically placed on the UNESCO List. Today, there are no longer Jews living in Trebic. The community was
absolutely destroyed during Nazi occupation. There survived many houses from the former ghetto for example
the Jewish town hall, the rabbi's house, the poorhouse, the hospital and also two buildings of former
synagogues; one of them is ornately decorated with the Hebrew writings from Psalms, Talmud, etc. There is an
old Jewish cemetery on the hill at the suburb of Trebic. On the UNESCO List is not only the former ghetto,
but the Christian St. Procopius' Basilica as well.
We will then continue to Telc.
Telc is another great town in our country. It is a UNESCO site as well. The town was built similar to
Venice; there is water all around the town. The history of Telc is connected with one very wealthy and
important Czech aristocratic family, namely the Lords of Hradec, specifically Zacharias of Hradec, the
governor of Moravia, who rebuilt the castle in the Renaissance style.
The tour of Trebic and Telc takes about 9 hours (2 hours drive there + 5hours there+ 2 hours drive
Nenacovice is a small village, where was in the year 1996 founded a small family glasswork. The concept of
the factory is the small-scale production of art glass with the intention of direct sale of unique pieces in
an own showroom. At present, the factory produces about 200 different articles, e.g.: various colored hand
made decorative glass items, various animal figures blown or hand made, colored glass fruits and vegetables,
toffees and sweets, vases, fruit trays, dishes and bowls, baskets, candlesticks, bells, colored goblets and
cups, paperweights, pyramids and hexahedrons, various flowers 40 cm, 50 cm long and even longer ones and
many others. The factory produces on a continuous process 7 days a week. If you are lucky and the master has
some time to spare, you may be able to try this art yourselves. The glasswork in Nizbor is 8 km from the
regional town of Beroun. The company offers tours of the glasswork with a professional explanation of the
operations. During the excursion the visitors will get to know the individual stages of producing glass
crystal by hand, i.e. the furnaces, processing, designing and polishing. At the end of the tour you can
visit the firm's shop.
The tour takes about 4-5 hours (0.5 hour drive there + 3hours there+ 1 hour drive back).
Plzen (Pilsen) – the home of the world-renowned beer
Visit the brewery where the legend of Pilsner Urquell was born. Pilsner Urquell showed the way for all beers
called Pils or Pilsner and has retained its uniqueness up to the present day. But a tour to the brewery is
not the only activity we can enjoy in this city. There are not many places in the Czech Republic which offer
a tour of the underground passages under the city center, or a Gothic cathedral (consecrated to St.
Bartholomew) with a 102m spire. The Renaissance Town Hall is worth seeing, as are the city's fortifications,
now mostly turned into a green belt around the center of the town. The recently opened Patton Memorial
Pilsen is the only museum in the Czech Republic devoted to the American Military. It covers the historical
events of the year 1945 in West Bohemia and provides an insight into the liberation of the region by
American forces at the end of WW2.
The tour takes about 5-7hours (1 hour drive there + 3hours there+ 1 hour drive back).
I have tried to create my website so, that you would enjoy the pictures of the tours and sights. I do not
want to overload you with information. So trips to other sites like Olomouc (UNESCO), Kromeriz (UNESCO),
Lidice, the Villa Tugendhat (UNESCO), Lednice castle (UNESCO), Litomysl castle (UNESCO),Holasovice (UNESCO),
Jindrichuv Hradec, Trebon, Tabor, Cesky Sternberg castle, Krivoklat castle, Konepruske Jeskyne Cave Complex,
Budvar (Budweiser) brewery, etc. are available. Just let me know about any place in the Czech Republic,
which you would like to visit and I will put together an itinerary according to your requirements. Also I
love to do the tours, when people are searching for their family roots!