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From Prague: Křivoklát Castle & Glassworks Visit with Lunch

1. From Prague: Křivoklát Castle & Glassworks Visit with Lunch

Start the tour by departing from Prague in the morning, choosing to include hotel pickup by selecting the relevant option when booking. Then, travel through the beautiful landscape of Central Bohemia for approximately 1 hour in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus with refreshments and WiFi available onboard. Arrive at Křivoklát Castle, one of the oldest Czech royal castles, established in 1230. First, visit the amazing Gothic Chapel, the infamous Dungeon and Torture Chambers full of gruesome instruments, the monumental tower, and the King's Palace. Spend about 1.5 hours discovering the most important parts of the castle. After the guided tour, have the option to visit another castle tower where the famous medieval alchemist Edward Kelly was imprisoned in the 16th century. Also, check out the beautiful shop filled with traditional Czech products. Then, continue the tour with a 1.5-hour drive to the stunning glasswork factories in Nižbor. Here, you can admire the art of traditional Czech crystal glass-blowing and discover the skills of the craftspeople which have been passed down through the generations. During the English guided tour, see some glass in production and find out about the entire process from blowing and breaking to grinding and polishing. Enjoy the opportunity to purchase amazing glass products in the shop at discounted prices.  After this, savor a tasty lunch in a cozy local restaurant. Enjoy fantastic traditional Bohemian-style food with a modern twist. Also, enjoy the chance to taste some local beer or wine. Finally, return to Prague by about 4 PM. Include hotel drop-off by selecting the relevant option when booking

Pilsner Urquell Brewery & Nižbork Glasswork Tour with Lunch

2. Pilsner Urquell Brewery & Nižbork Glasswork Tour with Lunch

When thinking of the Czech Republic, two traditional crafts often come to mind: crystal glassworks and beer. Discover the secrets of both on a full-day tour of the Ruckl glassworks and Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Admire elegant glassworks and even purchase a piece of your own before touring the Pilsner Urquell Brewery to taste the most famous Czech beer and enjoy a traditional lunch.  Meet the group in Prague 2 or arrange hotel pick up and set off in an air-conditioned van to the idyllic town of Nižbor. Here, visit a small family glassworks, one of the most famous in Bohemia. Since 1903, the Ruckel family have been blowing, grinding, and polishing beautiful glass pieces. However, the art of glassmaking goes back much further, all the way to the 17th-century when craftsmen honed their skills and passed them down through the generations. Learn about the glass-blowing process on a 1-hour tour before stopping by the factory shop for the chance to purchase your own authentic piece.   Next, head to the famous Czech brewery in Pilsen. Since 1842 the iconic Pilsner Urquell beer has been brewed here and you will learn everything about its history and brewing process on a 1.5-hour guided tour. Hop on the brewery bus in the Visitors' Center and see one of the most modern bottling plants with a capacity of 120,000 bottles per hour. Learn about the ingredients from which Pilsner Urquell beer is brewed and visit the heart of the brewery – three brewhouses from different historical periods. Taste unfiltered and unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell tapped directly from the lager barrels in the historical cellars.  After the tour, enjoy a traditional Czech lunch in an underground restaurant right in the brewery. The space was previously used for fermentation of beer and its dimensions will literally take your breath away. Of course, the local pale lager is served with lunch, but you may also choose wine or another legendary Czech beer, dark lager Kozel. Return to Prague after lunch at approximately 4:00 PM.

Prague: Lidice Memorial and Glassworks Day Trip with Lunch

3. Prague: Lidice Memorial and Glassworks Day Trip with Lunch

Your exciting trip starts in Prague in the morning hours. Following approximately 45 minutes of travel, arrive to the central Bohemian village of Lidice. During World War II and the Nazi occupation, this village became a world-famous symbol of the suffering of civilians and the monstrosity of the fascist regime. Together with the French village of Oradour-Sur-Glane, Lidice became one of only two villages completely destroyed in the hinterland during the war. In June 1942, Adolf Hitler ordered the destruction of Lidice as retribution against the alleged help provided by the village's people during the assassination of a high-ranking man in Nazi Germany: SS General Reinhard Heydrich, Imperial SD Commander and Deputy Reich Protector in the occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. After your visit to the Lidice museum, the memorial, and the sculpture dedicated to the murdered children of Lidice, travel to the town of Kladno. Once there, a food-tasting lunch is ready for you at a famous local restaurant with a very long history. Taste local specialties and a famous Czech main dish, as well as Czech beer or wine and non-alcoholic drinks. After lunch, travel for about 30 minutes to one of the most famous Czech glassworks, established in 1846. This glass factory is unique for its production of pink and black crystal glass, and its products can also be found in the Buckingham Palace of the British Queen. Tour the factory from start to finish, with the opportunity to admire famous Czech glassblowers and glass grinders using skills which have been passed down for many generations. Following the excursion there is the possibility to visit the factory shop located in the factory, where you can buy crystal glass products at discounted outlet prices. At the conclusion of your experience, your expected return to Prague is at around 4:00PM.

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What people are saying about Nižbor

Our guide Hana was one of the best guides we’ve had in the 40 years of traveling we’ve done. Her knowledge of the castle and the wonderful family owned glass works were both delightful experiences. We will definitely seek out Hana on our next visit to Prague.