A half day sightseeing tour to Kutná Hora, a medieval town to the east of Prague which developed around silver mining. Kutná Hora is designated a UNESCO world heritage site.
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 discovery of huge deposits of silver transformed Kutná Hora into the most important city in the Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague.
The prosperity that flowed from the mines led to a rich architectural development of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings in the 15th century. Impressive burgher houses were built to house the newly wealthy citizens. And beautiful churches such as St. Barbara's Cathedral and elegant palaces like the Italian Court were constructed.
We actually begin our trip in the nearby village of Sedlec, where we pay a short visit to one of the world's unique burial places, Kostnice (Bone Church). The chapel is decorated with 40,000 human bones formed into various objects such as a huge chandelier and the coat of arms of the Schwarzenberg noble family.
Afterwards, we embark on our walking tour of Kutná Hora. Our guide leads us through the ancient city streets, we visit St. Barbara's Cathedral, and see the Italian Court where the Royal Mint once produced coins for the whole kingdom (including a coin called the 'Thaler', from which the word Dollar is derived).
At the end of the Kutná Hora walking tour there is free time for you to further explore the town or to take refreshments - due to time constraints you may find it easier to bring a snack with you.
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.