A full day sightseeing tour to the elegant spa town of Karlovy Vary, the foremost spa town in the Czech Republic.
This sightseeing tour 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.
Our first stop is the Moser Glassworks. The Czech Republic is well-known for producing beautiful crystal, and Moser boasts some of the finest glassware in the country.
The guide leads us on a tour of the workshops at Moser, to show us the various stages of the glassmaking process. Observe the craftsmanship of the glasscutters and glassblowers as they go about their work.
We then make a brief stop at the onsite shop. There is absolutely no pressure to buy, but you will find the glass is considerably cheaper than in the shops in Prague and in your home country.
Afterwards, we embark on our guided walk though the centre of Karlovy Vary. The town was established in the Middle Ages following the discovery of hot mineral springs. It is a serene, beautiful place with gracious colonnades and picturesque boulevards. A deep forest surrounds the spa town.
The invigorating waters are used to treat all kinds of health disorders and for general well-being. Past visitors include the Russian tsar Peter the Great and the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Both praised the healing effects of the mineral springs.
12 hot springs are currently in use. The best known spring is Vridlo, which belches its curative water to a height of 12m. Our walking tour of Karlovy Vary includes a taste of these waters.
A good lunch at one of the celebrated spa hotels, the Krivan, is included in the trip.
After lunch there is free time to stroll through the streets lined with colonnades, and to visit the charming shops and elegant cafés of 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 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.