Glass and Brewery Day Trip from Prague

Highlights

  • Learn about glassblowing and beer from a guide

  • Enjoy a drink and local cuisine in a recreated historical tavern

  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in central Prague

Summary

Depart from central Prague in an air-conditioned coach, accompanied by a guide, and head south to Plzen. Take a tour of the Prazdroj Pilsner Urquell brewery, where Pilsner Urquell beer was invented in the 19th century. Observe the modern brewing facilities and the historical cellars and learn more about the history of beer-making at the on-site museum. You have the option to buy glassware at the brewery’s shop. Enjoy lunch and a drink with like-minded travelers at U Salzmannů in Pilsner, a replica of a traditional Pilsner tavern. Continue on to the small town of Nizbor. During the journey, learn about the history of Czech glassblowing and Bohemian crystal from your guide. Visit Ruckl, a glassworks where you can watch the glassblowers work. The tour concludes with a drop-off in Prague.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

The beer town of Plzen and the glassblowing center of Nizbor are complicated to visit without hiring a car. This tour allows you to visit both towns in one day in an air-conditioned coach, with commentary from a guide. Visit the Prazdroj Pilsner Urquell brewery and learn about the history of beer-making in Plzen. Continue on to the Nizbor glassworks, where you can watch glassblowers create Bohemian crystal.

What’s included?

  • Lunch with one drink in restaurant U Salzmannů in Pilsner (choice from multiple menu,vegetarian too)

  • Professional guide

  • Transportation by air conditioned coach

  • Hotel pick up 15-20 minutes before the start at hotel reception

  • Entry/Admission - Pilsner Urquell Brewery

  • Entry/Admission - Pilsen

  • Entry/Admission - Ruckl

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Established in 1846, Rückl proudly moves traditional Czech glassmaking craft to a new level. Rückl combines the noble beauty of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal with unique designs and perfect details. Rückl glassworks is located in Nižbor, Central Bohemia, only 35 minutes from downtown Prague. Its location in the proximity of the capital city and two of the most impressive Czech castles - Karlštejn and Křivoklát, make Rückl glassworks a perfect destination for trips. Our guided tours are suitable for individuals and groups, adults and families. During tours visitors may witness all the individual steps and traditional techniques of the glass-manufacturing process. Each stage of crystal production is explained and shown, including the art of mouth-blowing, delicate processes of the quality control, incredible craftsmanship of glass cutting and the painter‘s studio. Tours are available in English and German and take 45 minutes. Please, keep in mind that group tours must be reserved ahead.

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