|A full day trip from Prague to the elegant spa town of Karlovy Vary, the foremost spa town in the Czech Republic.|
This excursion is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.
After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we drive for around two hours to reach Karlovy Vary, near the German border.
Karlovy Vary was established in the Middle Ages following the discovery of hot springs. It is a serene, beautiful place: there are streets lined with gracious colonnades, picturesque boulevards, and the town is surrounded by deep forest.
Our guide leads us on a walking tour of Karlovy Vary, to seek out the elegant buildings and the mineral waters. 12 hot springs are currently in use, with the invigorating waters employed to treat health disorders and for general well-being.
We visit the best known spring, Vřídlo, which belches its curative water to a height of 12m. You can taste the water too.
Next, there is free time, for you to explore the town further, or enjoy lunch or refreshments in one of the many elegant restaurants and cafes (lunch is not included in the price of the tour).
And there are charming boutique shops to discover. For example, the glass manufacturer Moser Crystal is based in Karlovy Vary, and its glassware is cheaper in the town's stores than in Prague.
Finally, on the top of a hill surrounding Karlovy Vary sits the Diana Observation Tower. We ride a funicular railway up the hill to reach the tower, then take the lift inside the tower to the top, to experience breathtaking views over the spa town.
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 state it on the booking form.
At the end of the tour, the coach will drop you back off at your hotel.