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 Stately Spa City of Karlovy Vary
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.
There is a reason why Karlovy Vary is the most visited spa city in the Czech Republic! As one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Karlovy Vary boasts a beautifully constructed and very well-preserved historic city centre with amazing architecture and unique atmosphere. Walking down the elegant colonnade will transport you a few centuries back to the times of the Holy Roman Emperor and Bohemian King Charles IV, one of our most celebrated rulers and the founder of Karlovy Vary. Join us on a one-of-a-kind day trip from Prague and explore this gem of a city together with a local driver-guide.
- Must-see: Venture beyond Prague and visit one of the most popular cities in the Czech Republic besides the capital
- Culture and history: Learn about the origins of Karlovy Vary and its historical importance throughout centuries
- Architecture: Admire the five stately colonnades that adorn the historic city centre
- Unique experience: Savor the curative water from local hot springs, rich in minerals and other essential nutrients for the body
- Local artwork: Visit the world-famous Moser Glassworks and discover the pinnacles of Bohemian Crystal manufacture
- Unforgettable moments: Enjoy a one-of-a-kind spa treatment at the most popular thermal facility in the country (upon request)
A Spa Town Like No Other
More than 600 years ago Charles IV accidentally stumbled upon what turned out to be the biggest and richest hot spring in the Czech Republic. Also known as Carlsbad, Karlovy Vary grew in that very spot soon afterwards and it has been attracting visitors from all over the world ever since. Famous historical figures, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe or Ludwig van Beethoven, have found their way to this picturesque spa city and took part in its popular thermal practices.
Today, Karlovy Vary is not only the most important spa city in the country, but also the home of various cultural events and festivals, such as the International Film Festival known as KVIFF. Each year in July, hundreds of actors, directors, producers and film fans gather around the Hotel Thermal to join in this popular celebration of the film industry.
Something for Everyone
As we stroll together along the River Ohře and admire the stately architecture of the historic downtown, you’ll have the opportunity to try the healing water from various of the curative hot springs that made Karlovy Vary so famous. Vřídlo, the biggest of them all, spouts to a height of 12 metres, which makes it an unusual spectacle too.
Besides its thermal waters, Karlovy Vary has many other things to offer. You’ll get to try the popular herbal liquor called Becherovka, made according to a secret recipe in the local distillery. As a part of the tour, we’ll also take you to the Moser Glassworks a true gem in the art of glassmaking. If you feel like some shopping, Karlovy Vary might be the best place to get your souvenir-hunt done. And if you’d like to take part in one of the curative treatments at the local spa, just let us know in advance and we’ll arrange that for you!
Beer-fans will get their money’s worth on this tour as well. On the way back from Karlovy Vary, we’ll make a short stop at Pivovar Krušovice, a prestigious brewery from the 16th century. Is there any better way to end this adventure-packed Czech experience?
2-hour transfer from Prague to Karlovy Vary
1.5-hour tour of the Moser Glassworks
2-hour tour of Karlovy Vary
1-hour lunch at a traditional Czech restaurant
1.5-hour souvenir shopping or spa treatment (upon request)
2-hour transfer from Karlovy Vary 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.