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Day Trip to Pilsen, the Birthplace of the Pilsner Beer

with a Private Car and a Driver-Guide

Quick Details

Private Transfer
+ €15 / person for brewery excursion
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.
a scenic view of the historic center of Pilsen

a group of tourists sampling the world-famous Czech beer

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.

a group of tourists on a day tour to Pilsen enjoying a glass of beer


  • 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
a group of tourists on a brewery tour in the Original Pilsner Urquell Brewery

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.

the historic city center of Pilsen

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.

a historic building in the city center of Pilsen

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.

a group of tourists emerging from the Pilsner Urquell Brewery cellars

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!

a group of people sitting in the Pilsner Urquell Brewery restaurant raising their beer glasses

Tour Itinerary

1 hour transfer from Prague to Pilsen
1.5 hour tour of the historic city centre
1 hour traditional Czech lunch at the Pilsner brewery restaurant
1.5 hour Pilsner Urquell Brewery tour (with beer tasting)
1 hour return to Prague

*All arrival times are indicative only and depend on the current traffic situation.

a group of tourists exploring the Original Pilsner Urquell Brewery on a guided tour

What Else You Should Know About This Day Trip

If you love history, culture, and exploring new interesting places, this trip is for you!

a brewery thermometer