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From Prague: Křivoklát Castle & Glassworks Visit with Lunch

From Prague: Křivoklát Castle & Glassworks Visit with Lunch

Activity provider: FOOD AND FUN TOURS PRAGUE

From US$ 87.23 per person

Discover the oldest Czech royal castle with more than 800 years of history, situated in the beautiful landscape of forests and hills. Admire the art and skill of glassmakers in the famous glass factory. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the local restaurant.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Czech history at the Royal Castle in Central Bohemia
  • Admire the art and skills of Czech glassmakers in the historic factory
  • Buy beautiful Czech crystal glass at the outlet store for bargain prices
  • Enjoy lunch in a traditional local restaurant with Czech beer or Moravian wine
Full description
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
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission fee to Křivoklát Castle
  • 3-course tasting lunch with a beer or non-alcoholic beverage
  • Entrance fee to glassworks
  • Light refreshment during the journey
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Extra drinks during lunch
  • Tips for the guide
  • Pickup at your hotel (€8 per person; paid in cash to the guides or at the checkout)
  • Drop-off at your hotel (€8 per person; paid in cash to the guides or at the checkout)
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Anglická 21, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady, Czechia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  The glassworks are closed on Sundays year-round and on Saturdays from January to end of March; on these days the excursion to the glassworks is replaced by a visit to a brewery with a tasting of locally-made beers; price and schedule of the trip remain the same
  • Unfortunately, Křivoklát Castle does not have tours in English, however you will receive a translation of the tour text in English or your mother language, or you can follow the Czech-speaking guide
  • You must have a moderate to good mobility level to join the tour
  • Please be aware that vegetarian or no-cheese requirements cannot be accommodated
  • Trip, tour stops, and places for tastings are liable to change slightly to reflect the season, vendorsʼ opening hours, and availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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The evening before our trip one of us had the misfortune of having our phone and wallet stolen. Our lovely guide Hana not only helped us get to the police station and embassy she also took us to see the castle and glass factory in the afternoon. Even though we were too late to take the full castle tour it was still very impressive and absolutely huge! Hana provided us with some great background info. The glass factory, though smaller, is also definitely worth a visit if you want to learn more about Bohemian glass. And the place where we had lunch had a very unique setting. Overall hana turned what could have been a horrible day into great memories for us. Thank you so much! We will never forget your kindness!

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May 20, 2022

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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.

July 28, 2022

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