|A full day sightseeing trip from Prague to the elegant spa town of Karlovy Vary, a UNESCO world heritage site in western Czech Republic, near the German border.
This sightseeing tour is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.
After meeting you in the city centre, near Wenceslas Square, we board the coach for the journey to Karlovy Vary, which takes around two hours.
Karlovy Vary is the foremost spa town in the country and a member of the 'Great Spas of Europe'; a group of eleven spa towns across seven countries that includes Baden-Baden in Germany and Bath in the UK.
Karlovy Vary was established in the Middle Ages following the discovery of hot springs.
It is a serene, beautiful town of picturesque boulevards lined with gracious colonnades and grand buildings.
Our guide leads us on a walking tour of Karlovy Vary, to discover its history, various attractions including the river, and to seek out the mineral waters.
There are 12 hot springs, the invigorating waters used by luxury hotels for spa breaks, and by medical resorts to treat a range of health disorders.
We visit the best known spring, Vřídlo, which belches its curative water to a height of 12m. The water is free to taste.
After the tour there is free time for you to explore the town further, visit the charming boutique shops, or enjoy lunch at one of the many elegant cafés and restaurants (lunch is not included in the tour).
It is worth noting that Moser Crystal, the famous Czech glass manufacturer, is based in Karlovy Vary, and its glassware is considerably cheaper in the town's stores than in Prague.
Before we return to Prague, we visit the Diana Observation Tower which is built on a hill overlooking Karlovy Vary. We ride the funicular railway to reach the tower, then take a lift inside it to the top.
From the top, take in the breathtaking views of the spa town, and beyond into the deep forest which surrounds Karlovy Vary.
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 German, Italian or Spanish, state it in Special Requests on the booking form.
The trip finishes back in Prague, near Wenceslas Square.