Discover the hidden gem of the Czech Republic and get a local perspective on the fairytale town of Český Krumlov. You will be fascinated by the scenery, breathtaking views and the maze of picturesque alleyways.
Day Trip to the Medieval Town of Kutná Hora
with a Private Car and a Driver-Guide
- Private Transfer
- 1-3 people
- 4-8 people
- 9-19 people*
- 20-27 people*
- *Prices for 9 people and above are indicative – there might be extra charges involved. Please inquire for more details.
Just one and a half hours from Prague, Kutná Hora is a gothic town with fascinating history. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this picturesque town ranks among the most visited places in the country. Travelers from all over the world gather here to witness the mysterious Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with human bones that’s known as the Bone Church. Join us for this unusual experience and travel through time as you explore the medieval Old Town of Kutná Hora. Our driver-guide will show you some of the most popular spots as well as the places only known by locals.
- Must-see: Visit the stunning St. Barbara’s Cathedral and admire its beautiful vaulted ceilings and frescoes
- Gothic architecture: Explore the Stone Fountain in the picturesque Old Town of Kutná Hora
- Culture: Join a fun tour to the former silver mines and experience the daily routine of local miners
- Unique sight: Head to the mysterious Sedlec Ossuary or “Bone Church” made of human remains
- Authentic experience: Travel through time as you wander the cobblestone streets of the picturesque medieval town
Rich in History and Architecture
Kutná Hora gain worldwide recognition for its silver mining already in the 12th century. During the Middle Ages it became one of the richest towns in the Czech Republic. You can still feel the prosperity of that golden era today as you admire the stately gothic architecture of many buildings throughout the historic Old Town. Let yourself be carried away by the romantic atmosphere of the cobblestone streets and some of the country’s most spectacular architectonic gems.
From the Cathedral of Saint Barbara to the Royal Mint
After the short transfer from Prague, we’ll begin our tour directly in the Old Town of Kutná Hora, dominated by the Cathedral of St. Barbara. The construction of this glamorous church was sponsored by the local community of miners and designed to rival the famous St. Vitus Cathedral of Prague. Take note of the masterful Neo-Gothic facade and the rich Baroque artwork that adorns this spectacular cathedral.
From there, we’ll move to the Italian Court that was once the Royal Mint. Important historic events used to take place here, from royal elections to the minting of the Prague groschen, our former currency. This complex also boasts an enchanting Gothic chapel. Today, the Italian Court houses a museum of mining and the history of Kutná Hora.
A Peak into the Former Silver Mine
Since we’re visiting a former mining town, a part of this tour focuses on the medieval technologies of mining, silver processing and minting. Would you like to see an ancient mining machine powered by horses or an actual silver mine? Let’s dive into a 250-meter-long medieval shaft! Open from April to October, this somewhat extreme experience is for tough personalities only and not recommended for people with claustrophobia. If you feel this might be for you, let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements.
The Mysterious Church Made of Bones
In the nearby town of Sedlec, there’s the All Saints Chapel perched on top of the so-called “Bone Church.” It’s surrounded by a cemetery from the 13th century that was once home to many fallen soldiers. The legend goes that a half-blind monk piled the bones from these graves into pyramids and these were later used to decorate the Church. Over 40,000 bones and skulls form the ingenious facet of this truly unique structure. No trip to Kutná Hora is complete without the eerie and unforgettable experience of visiting the Sedlec Ossuary.
Don’t worry, we won’t let you starve! We already planned a visit to a local restaurant where you can try dishes from traditional Czech cuisine. Please, remember that food and drink are not included in the price of the tour.
1 hour 20 minutes transfer from Prague to Kutná Hora
1 hour sightseeing tour of the Old Town
1 hour tour of the Italian Court (or the Silver Mine Tour)
1 hour lunch at a traditional Czech restaurant
30 minutes visit to the Bone Church
1 hour 20 minutes return to Prague
*All arrival times are indicative only and depend on the current traffic situation.
What Else You Should Know About This Day Trip
If you love history, culture, and exploring new interesting places, this trip is for you!
If you can handle walking 5K to 10K steps a day without any mobility issues, you’ll be just fine. But if you need a little extra TLC, the tour can be tailored to your needs. Just give us a heads-up.
Comfort is key on our tours, so we recommend wearing shoes that can handle cobblestones and dressing for the weather. And don’t forget to bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated!
Don’t worry, we won’t let a little rain dampen our spirits! Just make sure to check the weather forecast and come prepared with an umbrella.
- Don’t worry, we won’t let a little rain dampen our spirits! Just make sure to check the weather forecast and come prepared with an umbrella.
Of course! Our tours are family-friendly, and we welcome kids of all ages. Just give us a heads-up so we can plan accordingly
- Of course! Our tours are family-friendly, and we welcome kids of all ages. Just give us a heads-up so we can plan accordingly.
Yes, there will be some extra expenses. Be ready to pay for your lunch, admission to sites, and any optional seasonal activities.
This is your tour, you decide! We’ll be more than happy to keep you company for the whole day, but if you feel like venturing on your own, just let us know.
Day trips take a certain amount of planning so it’s best not to cancel last-minute. If it’s more than 21 days in advance, you’ll get a full refund, less than that is 50%. We can’t offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of the trip.