A half day sightseeing tour to Kutná Hora, the medieval silver mining town to the east of Prague. Kutná Hora is now designated a world heritage site, protected by UNESCO.
This sightseeing tour is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.
After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we drive for around one hour to reach Kutná Hora. During the Middle Ages, the huge deposits of silver uncovered here led to Kutná Hora becoming the most important city in the Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague.
The wealth and prosperity that flowed from the mines led to a rich architectural development of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, and it is primarily these that we have come to admire.
Beautiful churches such as St. Barbara's Cathedral, and elegant palaces like the Italian Court were constructed.
The Royal Mint was sited inside the Italian Court, to produce coins for the whole kingdom.
And to house the newly wealthy citizens, impressive burgher houses were built throughout the 15th century.
Our guided walking tour of Kutná Hora leads us through the ancient city streets, and includes entrances to St. Barbara's Cathedral, the Italian Court and the Royal Mint. Please note that there are a number of steps involved in these visits.
There is also free time to browse the shops and take refreshments.
The trip then moves on to the small nearby village of Sedlec, where we visit one of the most interesting burial places in the world, Kostnice (Bone Church). The chapel is decorated with over 40,000 human bones, formed into a chandelier, the crest of the noble family Schwarzenberg and many other designs.
Prague Experience sightseeing tours are in English and another language. They are led by professional, licensed tourist guides and use modern, air-conditioned mini-coaches.
If you require a tour in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish, please specify on the booking form.
The tour finishes back in Prague, at a convenient point in the city centre, near Wenceslas Square.
For groups of 10+ people in the winter (Nov-Mar) and 15+ in summer (Apr-Oct), we can arrange at no extra cost:
-a private tour, including a guide and coach exclusive to your group.
-a departure time of your choice.
To reserve, mention it in special requests on the booking form.