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Walking Tour of Prague's Brevnov and Strahov Monasteries and Breweries

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Explore the origins of Prague’s beer brewing traditions on a 4-hour walking tour to two of the cities oldest Monastic breweries. Learn about the Benedictine monks that lived and worked in Břevnov Monastery since the year 993, with the option visit their modern-day brewing space in restored baroque stables. Get stunning city views from Strahov Monastery, where beer was first brewed in the early 14th century by a remarkable monastic order.
  • Half-day walking tour to two Prague monasteries
  • Learn about Czech beer history and heritage
  • Visit historic places with an expert guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Perfect for beer lovers
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Historian guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance to Strahov Monastery Library
Beer at Strahov Monastery Brewery
Guided tour of Břevnov Monastery Brewery

Departure Point

Klárov, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia

Please meet your guide outside meet right at the door of Metrocafe, Klárov 1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana. Look for the cafe which is connected to the entrance of the Malostranska Metro.

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Prague, Czechia
Meet your historian guide at a centrally-located point in Prague, and listen to stories about Prague beer and brewing as you make your way to the brewery at Břevnov Monastery. See a Roman crypt that’s almost 1,000 years old, and take in the Church of St. Margaret, one of the finest examples of Czech baroque. Learn how the monastery’s beer traditions were revamped in 2012; you’ll have time to purchase samples of ‘beer tea’ at the brewery, or try the food in the onsite Klasterni Senk.

Continue to Strahov Monastery, which the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians founded in 1143. Hear about the 14th-century evidence of brewing in this site, and tour the brewery and restaurant. If you choose, you can purchase a ticket to the Strahov Monastery’s baroque library, where you'll discover over 200,000 volumes, including many rare texts. Tastings, food and guided tours of each monastery are not included with this tour.
Stop At:  
Brevnovsky Klaster
Admire the the elaborate Baroque of the Strahov Monastery situated on the hill above Prague, offering the best panoramic view of the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Strahov Library
Step behind the ropes of one of the most famous and extraordinary libraries in Europe. Walk through Theological and Philosophical halls holding tens of thousands of volumes. Admire Baroque stucco decorations and ceiling frescoes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Strahov Monastic Brewery
Sample some of the best Czech craft beers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insight Cities

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, Sep 2021
Touring with Vadim was wonderful! Engaging, informative, and really fun. Which says a lot for resident expats touring their own city.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much! Vadim really enjoyed meeting you both this past weekend. Hope to see you on other Insight Cities tours or to just cross paths in this fantastic old Bohemian capital! Bonita
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, Aug 2020
If I could give them more stars, I would! Do this tour, it's worth every penny. Our tour guide, Vadim, customized the tour to our background and interests. (Example: My husband majored in 20th-C. European History, so Vadim incorporated some related facts & sites into our tour.) Vadim is wonderfully knowledgable and a wonderful guy with whom to spend an afternoon. Being able to go "behind the rope" (literally, at the Strahov Monastery) in these monasteries is a special experience. The beer is fantastic. So much fun. We will be sending all of our friends to them.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks so much for the super review. Vadim enjoyed meeting you very much too. Every booking is a particular blessing for us right now during the pandemic. We'd love to see you on other Insight Cities tours in Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest and Salzburg. We're proud to have a wide array of themed tours in Central Europe and a terrific guide team of friendly local historians. Thanks again!
Great tour
, Mar 2020
Vadim was a great guide. Very knowledgeable. It is a must tour when in Prague! Going inside the library was incredible!
One of the coolest things we've ever done!
, Jan 2020
We could not have imagined what an amazing tour this would be! Matous was a fantastic guide who gave us great information about the history of the area and related topics, and with whom we also enjoyed having a couple of beers! He was so enthusiastic about this topic and happily answered all of our questions. We really enjoyed getting to spend the afternoon with him, and the setting could not have been more amazing! There is no way I would have guessed that we would get to go into those libraries, and it was such a unique and memorable experience! If you do one tour in Prague, I would strongly recommend this one!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
We are glad that you enjoyed a wonderful tour with Matous in the winter. Your warm feedback is so encouraging to our whole network of historian guides at a time when we are just seeing the small beginning of recovery in travel since the pandemic. All of us feel privileged to help travelers and locals explore our cities. And this is a very special tour to us with its unique chance to go behind the ropes at Stahov Library. We hope to see you in the future on Insight Cities tours in Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest and Munich. Thanks again.
Travis did an awesome job. The...
Willidea H
, Jan 2018
Travis did an awesome job. The library was incredible and we had a great time sampling beer and visiting the breweries. Highly recommend this tour!
The libraries and breweries were...
Rita V
, Feb 2017
The libraries and breweries were great and we had a very informative guide. I would have liked to see more of the Churches in these monasteries
1 traveler found this review helpful
5 Star Experience - Star 1: Our...
Sean S
, Feb 2017
5 Star Experience - Star 1: Our guide Vadim is a brilliant historian and global citizen who lent a fun, approachable, intellectual air to our tours of the Strahov and Breznov monasteries and breweries. Star 2: The itinerary allows for a unique perspective on the history of Prague. Politics, War, Intrigue, its a saga worthy Gore Vidal and not the run-of-the-mill 'greatest hits of Prague' tour most visitors will do. Star 4: Great beer at two Prague breweries with their own stories to tell. History AND a tasty beer buzz? YES. Star 5: I'm an architecture/history enthusiast and book collector - going 'behind the velvet ropes' and walking through the Strahov Monastery libraries is one of the highlights of my life - seriously. Bonus Star: I've been around the world and participated in some great tours before, Vadim is at the very top in terms of personality, passion and knowledge. Between Vadim and the tour itself you will have cocktail party stories for months. Just go ahead and book this tour right now.
I simply cannot say enough good...
Rachel D
, Oct 2016
I simply cannot say enough good about our guide, Vadim. He is an American who know lives in Prague, and he tailored the tour to my husband and mine's interests. The tour began at the gardens of the Wallenstein Palace, just below Prague Castle. Vadim provided context and background for the statues and gardens, which greatly added to our understanding an enjoyment of the location. From there, we went to the grounds of the Strahov Monastery, where we were able to go through the world famous library in a 'behind the lines' tour. There is an additional fee for this, payable to the library, but it is well worth it. The Strahov Library is simply one of the most breathtaking places I have ever witnessed. From there, we went to the Brevnov Monastery, which is now an active brewery. We learned a bit about the brewing process and were able to sample some of the beer made on site. It was absolutely one of our favorite days in Prague, and we highly recommend this tour, especially for bibliophiles!

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