Choose a tour based on your tastes:
Kutná Hora, Karlštejn Castle and Terezín
Český Krumlov and Pilsen (Plzeň)
Český ráj and Kokořín Castle (Hrad Kokořín)
České Budějovice, Písek, and Karlovy Vary
Beer and Food:
Pilsen (Plzeň) and Beer Tour
While everyone knows about Charles Bridge, many tourists don’t know that the oldest stone bridge in the Czech Republic and the second oldest in Europe is located just 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Prague in the small medieval city of Písek. Kamenný Most (bridge), an excellent example of an early Gothic bridge was built in the 13th century. This beautiful city was once part of the Golden Trail which was important for the transportation of salt during medieval trading times.
České Budějovice is another important Czech city which is worth the visit not only because of the world wide famous beer Budvar which is brewed here but also because České Budějovice has a stunning city square confirmed as one of the largest squares in Czech Republic, surrounded on all sides by Baroque and Renaissance styled buildings. Climb the Black Tower and then enter the Dominican Monastery to see the secret courtyards and gardens inside. There are also narrow, winding cobblestone streets and colorful facades.
Known as the Bohemian Paradise, Český ráj is found about 90 kilometers (55 miles) north from Prague and was the first protected nature reserve in Czech Republic. The stunningly gorgeous landscape earns the name “Paradise” because of sandstone rocks which jut out of the earth into the sky in rounded columns, one after another for as far as the eye can see.
Among and around the formations is an abundance of green-leafed trees which turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn; lakes and ponds with offer picture-perfect reflections; caves (including the largest underground lake in the Czech Republic); stone arches and castles that sit atop them all.
Litoměřice and Terezín are two very important and interesting places which can be visited in a one hour drive from Prague. Terezín is known from a historical point of view as an important memorial connected to the Second World War. Terezín was a military fortress built in the 1780’s under the Habsburg Emperor Joseph II and was used as such for a century. Later it became a prison, holding Franz Ferdinand’s assassin Gavrilo Princip, and during the rise of the German invasion of Europe, it was annexed and made a part of Germany. During WWII, the fortress was used as a concentration camp for 32,000 Jewish prisoners. It is most famous for the sign which was painted over the entrance to the gate, “Work makes one free”
Litoměřice and its surrounding areas are considered the “Garden of Bohemia” due to the mild weather conditions allowing for the abundant growth of many fruits and grapes. It was one of the earliest settled cities in the 10th century and even has a history dating to the Paleolithic age and the Celtic tribes. It even appeared on Ptolemy’s world map from the 2nd Century.
Experience the metamorphoses of Terezín from fortress to concentration camp in one of our small group day tours from Prague. It includes transportation to and from the site, plus lunch, all of the entrances and an English speaking guide. Don’t miss out on seeing an incredibly important part of Czech and WWII history.
Get out of Prague for a day and see a 14th century abandoned castle with a magnificent tower fit for a princess. The castle is nestled high up on a hill and stands out for miles in all directions. It was destroyed nearly a century later and wasn’t rebuilt until the early 20th century, bringing it back to its original grandeur and leaving it one of the most beautiful Bohemian castles.
The area around it is full of walking paths through the rich forest and the perfect place to bring the family and kids for a day trip out of Prague.
Czech and beer are nearly synonymous and that’s because Czech beer is some of the best in the world. All of the locals agree as they continue to maintain the honor of most beer drunk per capita (more than 140L/person/year) for over 20 consecutive years. So they really know what they’re doing. You might even consider them experts.
Choose one of these hand-crafted and adaptable beer tours from Prague for a day of beautiful countryside, quaint villages, historical pivovars (breweries) and delicious local brews. Our tours include transportation, an English speaking and beer loving guide, as well as several tastings and lunch included.
Many of these day trips can be combined with other day trips in and around Prague and the Czech Republic. We would be more than happy to customize your preferred trips into one easy to manage travel package, so that you get to see the highlights of this spectacular country.
Important Information: Prague is located in the Schengen Zone, which is a free-travel zone within the European Union. It includes 26 countries in total. Depending on where you are coming from, you might need to secure a visa for the Schengen Zone before visiting the Czech Republic. Please be sure to consider this fact before making plans to visit Prague so that you do not experience any problems upon arrival. Also be be aware that the Czech Republic uses the Czech Korona (czk) rather than the euro since we are not in the eurozone. We look forward to your visit!