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Day Trip to the Stately Spa City of Karlovy Vary

with a Private Car and a Driver-Guide

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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.
a view of the river in Karlovy Vary and the surrounding city center

a group of tourists walking in a park

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.

the Colonnade of Karlovy Vary surrounded by a beautiful park in autumn colours


  • 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)
an aerial view of Karlovy Vary at the hour of sunset

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.

the city center of Karlovy Vary with colourful facades and interesting architecture

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.

an aerial view of the city center of Karlovy Vary with a thermal spring in the foreground

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!

the Colonnade in Karlovy Vary

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?

the colonnade in Karlovy Vary from the inside

Tour Itinerary

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.

a group of tourists on a day tour to Karlovy Vary

What Else You Should Know About This Day Trip

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

the riverwalk in the city center of Karlovy Vary