OTHER PLACES


KUTNÁ HORA UNESCO CITY AND SEDLEC OSSUARY 

7-8 hours.   1.5 hour drive from Prague.
UNESCO World Heritage City
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage City. In the Middle Ages Kutna Hora became the second most important city in the Kingdom of Bohemia due to its prosperous silver mines. 

This wealth and prosperity led to the rich architectural development of the city and gave rise to many beautiful churches, palaces, and burgess houses. Visit the Gothic St. Barbara cathedral, 

palaces such as the Italian Court with Royal Mint, burgess house called the "Stone House" as well as other Gothic and Renaissance monuments. 
   A stop at the famous ossuary in the Sedlec Chapel located at the suburb of Kutna Hora is next. Visit an ancient Gothic Chapel full of human bones (ossuary). Its crypt is decorated with giant bells, a cross, the Schwarzenberg coat of arms and a chandelier constructed entirely of human bones. Enjoy a late lunch in a village restaurant where you will dine on authentic Czech country food. This tour normally lasts 7-8 hours. It is an hour and a half from Prague. We will transport in a private car. For the tour and the private transportation, the price would be 8,200 czk for 2-4 people. Entrance fees and lunch are extra.

Special offer in Kutna Hora: Visit the silver mines of the Middle Ages (not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia). If this offer is chosen, reservations must be made in advance. 

 

 

 









Private car + guide service: 8,400 czk for 2-4 people.
Entrance fees and lunch are extra.


CESKY KRUMLOV UNESCO, CESKE BUDEJOVICE

2.5 hour drive from Prague. 9-10 hour tour total.

Visit a medieval town founded in the 13th century situated in the beautiful countryside of Southern Bohemia, full of small villages and ponds. The town is called the "Pearl of Bohemia" and has preserved its medieval atmosphere. The historical center of the town was added to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1992. Enjoy the two dominant features in the town - the Castle, built in the Renaissance style (the second largest castle in the country which houses rich historical collections), and the beautiful Gothic church of St. Vitus. 

Next we will pass through the medieval town of Ceske Budejovice, founded in the 13th century as a King's town. It is now known worldwide as home of the famous Budweiser Brewery. Enjoy many typical medieval streets, galleries, pubs and shops.

 

Private car + my guide service: 10,00 czk for 2-4 people.
Entrance fees and lunch are extra.

There is also a possibility to stay in this cozy historical UNESCO Cesky Krumlov town overnight and enjoy the revolving theatre located below the sky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mw24vACQBg.

Cesky Krumlov Castle                Ceske Budejovice City Hall

 
Private car + guide service: 8,400 CZK for 2-4 persons
Entrance fees and lunch are extra

 














CESKY KRUMLOV, CESKE BUDEJOVICE

11-12 hrs. (or less without dinner)

This tour can be combined with Hluboka Castle.  This little town is 40 minutes from Cesky Krumlov. The castle is located on the bank of the Vltava River, often said to be the most charming castle in the Czech Republic. This castle was last rebuilt in the 19th century in the English Romance Gothic style according to the style of Windsor Castle. Stroll through the large surrounding English park. 
This tour requires a lot of uphill walking.

Dinner can be held in the local restaurant.

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Private car + my guide service: 11,000 czk for 2-4 people.
Entrance fees + lunch / dinner are extra.


KARLSTEJN CASTLE AND NIZBOR GLASS FACTORY BEROUN

8 hours.
 

Visit the 14th century Gothic Karlstejn castle built by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Emperor to house the coronation jewels of the Czech kings and state documents. Enjoy the first sightseeing route which includes Charles' bedroom, the Chapel of St. Wenceslas, preserved Audience Hall covered with wooden paneling, and Luxembourg Hall. The first route is open year round except for Mondays. The second sightseeing route in addition to the above includes the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Traditionally only the Emperor, archbishop and electoral princes were allowed to enter this gilded treasure house, decorated with a unique collection of 132 gothic wood-paintings from 1360.

Advance reservations must be made for the Chapel of the Holy Cross. 16 people allowed in a group with only 4 groups in a day. This tour is open in the summer only. It is an extremely special place and worth seeing. There are 459 steps to the Chapel with opportunities to take breaks on each floor (222 steps up and 237 down).

This tour requires a lot of uphill walking. Enjoy the beautiful romantic panorama of the castle setting. (Special transportation up the hill is available at an added cost.) Accept an invitation to the private Nizbor glass factory producing hand-made cut crystal exported all over the world. Cut crystal may be purchased in the factory store.

The crystal Stanley Cup given to Jaromir Jagr – hockey player - was crafted here.


Nizbor Glass Factory
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Private car + my guided service: 8,800 czk for 2-4 people. 

Entrance fees and lunch are extra.
 


BEROUN - TYPICAL SMALL CZECH TOWN (transportation by bus/train or car is available)


8 hours.


If you would like to experience a typical Czech small town, consider a guided tour of beautiful Beroun, located 30 minutes from Prague by bus. The historical center is surrounded by gates and walls. You can visit a local pub, stroll past family homes, shop in the local grocery and butcher shops, as well as enjoy the fruit market (open Wednesdays and Saturdays) on the medieval square. This area is also known for its traditional pottery, with its origins dating back to the 14th century A.D. You will have an opportunity to view and purchase these beautiful and unique pieces. Returning to Prague by train along the River Berounka offers picturesque views of landscape and small villages. This tour can be combined with a tour of the monumental Karlstejn Castle to see the extraordinary collection of medieval paintings in the Chapel of the Holy Cross. 

 

Traveling by car

This tour can be combined with a tour to monumental   Karlstejn Castle and see an extraordinary collection of medieval paintings. See above.... and the famous Ruckl Glassworks in Nizbor Glass factory.   


Pricing for this tour is 5,800 czk if traveling by bus / train + the price of transportation, entrance fees, and lunch.
Private car + my guide service: 8,800 czk for 2-4 people + price of entrance fees and lunch.

 

PILSEN, PILSNER BREWERY AND NIZBOR GLASS FACTORY

7-8 hours.

Pilsen is world famous primarily thanks to the beer Pilsner Urquell, which some claim is the best in the world. A reservation must be made in advance. After touring the brewery, enjoy a Czech-style lunch served in the brewery's restaurant, the biggest dining facility in the country. 
We can explore the historical center, enjoying the gothic-style St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, founded in the late 13th century. The tour to the cathedral is 102 meters tall (335 feet!) and is the highest in the Czech Republic. The Renaissance Town Hall and the Moorish Revival Great Synagogue are the largest in Europe after the Synagogue in Budapest.

There is also a 20 kilometer (12 mile) historical underground tunnel/cellar network which is among the longest in Central Europe. Plzeň was voted the European Capital of Culture in 2015, along with Mons, Belgium.

 

Alternatively, we can visit the small private glass factory in Nizbor - see above. We can also visit the village of Nenacovice which is known for its production of hand-made, colored glass. An arrangement to visit this can easily be made upon request.

Nevonice Glass Factory


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7 hour tour with private car + my guided service: 8,800 czk for 2-4 people + entrance fees and lunch.
8 hour tour
 private car + my guide service: 9,000 CZK for 2-4 persons + entrance fees and lunch


KARLOVY VARY CZECH SPA

8-9 hours. Approximately 2 hours from Prague one way.

Visit the world famous Karlovy Vary Spa Town. The town was founded by the King of Bohemia and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles IV in the 14th century. The spa gained its great reputation thanks to the discovery of the mineral hot springs. Walk through both historic and modern colonnades and shops filled with local glass and porcelain. See the best-known spring, named the "Sprudel" which is about 162F and springs to the height of 32 feet. See the twelve other well-known springs and taste the mineral water which have been known to cure various diseases and ailments. 

In addition, sample delicious wafers and Becherovka liquor, the exceptional Czech herbal liqueur that has been produced in this town since 1807. The liquor is renowned for having medicinal properties. We can also visit the Becherovka Liquor Museum. 

See the Moser Glasswork’s which has been producing luxury glassware and decorative crystal since 1857. Items may be purchased at the factory store.


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The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is held in Karlovy Vary in July. This festival is one of the oldest in the world and has become Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event.

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Private car + my guide service: 9,300 czk for 2-4 people.
Entrance fees and lunch are extra.

 

TEREZIN FORTRESS
6 hours. 
 

Visit the Terezin Fortress which was constructed in the 18th century by the Habsburgs to defend the northern Czech border against Prussia. In 1941, the entire town was turned into a Jewish ghetto and used as a transit camp for Jews and others who's final destination was Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and the other concentration camps in Central Europe. The history of this fortress is sad, but worth seeing to remember and honor the victims of 

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Private car + my guide service: 7,500 czk for 2-4 people.
Entrance fees and lunch are extra.


TEREZIN FORTRESS AND LITOMERICE 

7-8 hours.

The trip to Terezin can be combined with a visit of the nearby, lovely Czech town of Litomerice.
It is a beautiful medieval town where we can stop for a late lunch. The town dates back to the 9th century. Enjoy looking at the many houses originally built in the Gothic style and then later rebuilt in the Renaissance and Baroque styles. In the 16th century, the town of Litomerice became the most significant town in northwestern Bohemia. Nowadays, it is declared a historical town. The surrounding farmland area is known as the bread basket of Bohemia.

Litomerice  

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Private car + my guided service: 8,200 czk for 2-4 people.
Entrance fees and lunch are extra.
 

NELAHOZEVES, LOBKOWICZ CASTLE (BIRTH PLACE OF ANTONIN DVORAK), AND MELNIK CASTLE
5-6 hours.

This 16th century Renaissance estate is located high above the Vltava River and sits around 35 kilometers from Prague. It combines the Lobkowicz history of a Bohemian noble family, the beauty of the Czech countryside, and the cultural heritage of one of Central Europe’s most important art collections. This is also the birth place of Antonin Dvorak, the famous Czech composer.

Melnik Castle is located on confluence of our two big rivers in Bohemia: Elbe and Vltava. The castle belongs to the other branch of the Lobkowicz family. Here they produce local, delicious Ludmila wine.

Lobkowicz Castle                                                               Antonin Dvorak museum
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Melnik Castle – Lobkowicz Castle                                         Melnik City hall
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Private car + my guide service: 7,500 czk for 2-4 people.
Entrance fees and lunch are extra.

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Interested in searching for your family roots? I am happy to connect you with a professaional, local genealogist to help you!

 

Magda Simonovska

m.simonovska@quick.cz 

+420 608 182 898

 

FULLY PERSONALIZED ANCESTRAL TOURS

Are you interested in discovering the secrets of your family's past? Would you like to visit and learn about the places your ancestors grew up? Now you can enjoy a fully personalized ancestral tour. Explore the Czech countryside, visit medieval churches where your ancestors where married or baptized, and experience cemetaries with faded gravestones bearing your family names.

Magda will assist you with your family research to ensure your adventure through time is as interesting and informative as possible. Magda can personally gather some basic genealogy research about your family and prepare your family tree. Magda can also try to contact any living relatives in local villages or towns, and prepare a meeting with them. It is not always possible to meet or to find living relatives, but when it happens, it is always very special.  
 

As a professional Czech tour guide, I will also prepare a fully guided service of the area as part of your tour. 
The price will depend on how many people are in the traveling party, how far from Prague we will travel, and how much preparation needs to be done.


 

Petr Cerny - friendly driver who knows English, Italian, and another languages for basic communication  

pietronero@seznam.cz  

+420 602 304 432

 

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UNESCO sites  

 

https://www.czechatlas.com/czech-republic/unesco-sites

 

Prague historical center                               Cesky Krumlov

 

Historical centre of Prague    ÄŒeský Krumlov  

Telc                                                                             Zelena Hora – St. John of Nepomuk Church

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Holasovice                                                                     Kutna Hora
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Litomysl Chateau                                               Kromeriz

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The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc             The Lednice-Valtice Area

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Trebic                                                                 The Villa Tugendhat

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