Visit to the stunning Kutná Hora with an expert local guide. Most travelers come here to visit the mysterious Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with human bones that’s known as the Bone Church.
Day Trip to Pilsen, the Birthplace of the Pilsner Beer
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.
Get ready to raise a glass and discover the fascinating history of beer on this unforgettable tour to Pilsen! If you’re a beer fan, then this tour is a must-do when visiting the Czech Republic. Known for its world-famous Pilsner beer, Pilsen is a vibrant and dynamic city that offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern-day amenities. This hidden gem in the western Czech region boasts a rich history and culture that dates back to the 13th century. On this tour, you will not only get to taste the famous Pilsner Urquell beer but also explore the charming Old Town of Pilsen.
- One of a kind: Tour the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, the birthplace of pilsner beer
- Treat your tastebuds: Try the world-renowned golden Pilsner Urquell in the place of its origin
- Culture and history: Explore the charming Old Town of Pilsen and learn about its rich history
- Amazing architecture: Admire the impressive St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, the tallest cathedral in the Czech Republic
- True-to-life encounter: Take a stroll through the lively Republic Square, the heart of the city’s social and cultural life
- Complete experience: Savor a delicious and hearty Czech meal at a local restaurant, complete with a refreshing Pilsner Urquell beer to wash it down
Explore the Old Town of Pilsen
Before we jump into the history and brewing process of Pilsner beer, we’ll explore the charming Old Town of Pilsen. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts some of the most beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architecture in the Czech Republic. We’ll start our tour at the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, the tallest cathedral in the country. The cathedral’s towering spire is visible from miles away and is a symbol of Pilsen’s rich history.
We’ll then take a stroll through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, admiring the colorful facades of the medieval buildings. You’ll have the opportunity to see the historic Town Hall, the Great Synagogue, and the Bishop’s Palace. Throughout the tour, our guide will share fascinating stories and legends about Pilsen’s history and culture. You’ll learn about the city’s famous residents, such as the composer Antonín Dvořák, and the city’s role in the Velvet Revolution.
The Birthplace of Pilsner Beer
Pilsen is known as the home of the Pilsner beer, which was first brewed in 1842. This light lager beer quickly gained popularity and became known as the “pilsner” beer. During this tour, we’ll visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, where you’ll get to learn about the brewing process and the history of Pilsner beer. The brewery is a state-of-the-art facility that has been brewing beer for over 170 years. You’ll have the opportunity to see how the beer is made and even taste it straight from the source.
The Pilsner Urquell Brewery is a unique place that combines modern technology with traditional brewing methods. You’ll be amazed by the huge copper kettles, the massive barrels, and the aroma of hops and malt. The tour will take you through the brewery’s history, from its founding in 1842 to the present day. You’ll see how the beer is brewed, fermented, and packaged, and learn about the importance of water quality and the different types of hops and malt.
Discover Pilsen with All of Your Senses
After the tour, we’ll visit the brewery’s tasting room where you can sample the famous Pilsner Urquell beer. You’ll learn how to properly pour and taste the beer and discover the different flavors and aromas that make it unique. Raise a glass to Pilsen, the birthplace of Pilsner beer!
1 hour transfer from Prague to Pilsen
1.5 hour tour of the historic city centre
1.5 hour Pilsner Urquell Brewery tour (with beer tasting)
1 hour traditional Czech lunch at the Pilsner brewery restaurant
1 hour 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.