The macabre sight of Kutná Hora's bone chapel draws visitors from all over the world. Just one hour outside of Prague lies this gem of Bohemian history, home to much more than pyramids of skulls and bones. It was the economic powerhouse of the Kingdom of Bohemia and played a crucial role in the 15th century Hussite Wars. Today Kutná Hora is one of the most popular destinations in the Czech Republic because of its amazing collection of historic buildings, including the ghoulish Sedlec Ossuary, the Gothic masterpiece of St. Barbara's Church and the splendour of the Italian Court. Kutná Hora's rich heritage was born in the days when the city competed with Prague both economically and culturally, becoming the favourite residence of several Bohemian kings. How did it gain such a status? Kutná Hora produced a third of Europe's silver, and created the 'Prague Groschen' – the hard currency of Central Europe at that time. We use private buses for transport from Prague to Kutná Hora. For this reason, it is required to book in advance to secure your place. The tour in Kutná Hora is by foot. Please allow about 7 to 8 hours for this tour. Ticket price includes all transport and entry into St. Barbara’s Church and the Sedlec Ossuary.
The Golden City, the City of a Thousand Spires; for centuries Prague has been sweeping visitors off their feet with its romantic streets, soaring towers, and great beer! From the heart of medieval Bohemia to the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, the glory days of Prague's rich culture are shadowed by oppression, under both the Nazis and the Communists. Beside - and sometimes under- the flowing Vltava River, the Czech capital captivates, inspires and moves like no other city. Our expert guides bring to life the legends and take you in the footsteps of Kafka, Good King Wenceslas, and the Golem. *Average tour length. The Prague Free Tour usually ends at Jan Palach Square, in front of Rudolfinum. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
Come try some of the world's finest beers and experience classic Czech hospitality in some of Prague's best-loved bars. The Czech capital is a Mecca for beer lovers, and the birthplace of the famous Pilsner lager. Introduced in Prague in 1845, the Pilsner revolutionized the world of beer and is a symbol of the Czechs’ love of the good life. This 4-hour beer tour, will reveal the best-kept secrets of the national drink - learn how Czech beer is made, why it is considered the best in the world, and why the Czechs drink more than anyone else. Our experienced guides will provide you with local insights and take you to three authentic pubs; each specializing in a different Czech beer. As you take in the unique atmosphere in the company of new friends, you will get to drink the best of the amber nectar and snack on traditional Czech cuisine too. Join us as we enjoy the Czech lifestyle and drinking traditions just like the locals – Na zdraví! Please note: Additional drinks and food are to be purchased separately. You must be 18+ to enjoy this night out so please bring valid Photo I.D. SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. Large groups may, in some cases, be asked to leave a security deposit. Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!
Prague Castle dominates both the skyline and the history of the Czech capital like no other building. The world’s largest medieval castle has towered over the city since the 9th century and continues to awe and inspire today. The Castle, Pražský hrad, is a world unto itself with dozens of hidden corners and surprises. The remarkably harmonious ensemble of contrasting styles is the product of generations of gifted architects, culminating in the 20th century with the forgotten genius of Jože Plečnik. Expert guides bring to life the legendary court of Rudolf II, the nightmares of Kafka and the very real struggles of the Velvet Revolution. We explore Malá Strana, dotted with the former palaces of the nobility and wander beyond the castle gates through picturesque Hradčany to show you the best views of the city. This 3-hour walking tour finishes in the Prague Castle gardens, overlooking the Old Town. It is necessary to purchase a 24 CZK transportation ticket before joining the Prague Castle Tour. We kindly ask you to purchase it in advance to ensure that the tour runs smoothly. Tickets are sold through yellow vending machines at metro stations, at ticket offices located at some metro stations, at some news stands and at tourist information centers. *Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group! Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!
This 2.5-hour* walking tour will give you a vivid insight into what life was like behind the Iron Curtain in the former Czechoslovakia. Travel through Prague’s New Town as we take you to some of the most significant sights that are associated with the political liberalisation effort of the Prague Spring, the subsequent Russian invasion to stop it and the gentle but steady Velvet Revolution that brought about the end of the Communist Era. Listen to stories about the lives and experiences of the local people during this intense period and understand how it has affected the current attitudes of Czechs and their way of living. Join us as we journey through one of the most talked about periods in the Czech Republic. The Red Prague Tour: Behind the Iron Curtain usually ends by the National Theater. *Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
Just one hour outside of Prague lies Terezín, a magnificent former 18th century Austrian fortress with a terrible past. When the country fell into Nazi clutches it became a Gestapo prison, a Jewish ghetto and a deportation camp sending trains directly to Auschwitz. Terezín was used in Nazi Propaganda as a model camp to downplay the atrocities committed in concentration camps. The Nazis went so far as to invite the Red Cross for visits and to portray Terezín in a propaganda film as a thriving Jewish community. Terezín’s story is a combination of life and death: the tragedy of the Holocaust contrasts with the prisoners’ secret celebrations of culture, politics and faith. Terezín is a sleepy little country town that hardly seems likely to have been one of the centers of the Final Solution. However, our guides are experts in telling the stories behind the statistics and bringing the past back to life. We show you the memorials and share with you the often forgotten stories of the former ghetto and its prisoners on this unforgettable trip. We use private buses for transport from Prague to Terezín. For this reason, it is required to book in advance to secure your place. The tour in Terezín is by foot. Please allow about 7 to 8 hours for this tour. The ticket price includes tickets for transport, as well as all the entrance fees required on this tour.