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Glass and Brewery Day Trip from Prague

Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

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Experience two of the Czech Republic’s best-loved traditions—pilsner beer and Bohemia glassmaking—on this day trip from Prague. With an expert guide, head to Plzen, known as Pilsen in German, and the Pilsner Urquell brewery where the legendary beer began life in 1842. Discover how the beer is made and perhaps buy some Pilsner Urquell glassware. After lunch at a Pilsner-themed restaurant, visit the Bohemia glassworks in Nizbor. See how the glass is blown and cut, and finish with the chance to buy some beautiful glassware at factory prices.
  • Full-day trip from Prague to Nizbor Bohemia glass factory and Pilsner Urquell Brewery
  • Learn the history of pilsner at Pilsner Urquell Brewery
  • Lunch and a drink in local restaurant U Salzmannu
  • Learn the history of Bohemian glassware
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Lunch with one drink in restaurant U Salzmannů in Pilsner (choice from multiple menu,vegetarian too)
Professional guide
Transportation by air conditioned coach
Hotel pick up 15-20 minutes before the start at hotel reception
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Národní 38, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Leave central Prague by air-conditioned coach and travel southeast to the Czech city of Plzen, known as Pilsen in German. Beer has been brewed in the city since 1295, but it was in 1842 that the city’s Prazdroj brewery began making the now legendary Pilsner Urquell. This zingy golden beer went on to inspire many of the world’s ‘pilsner’ and ‘pils’ brews.

On arrival, take a tour of the Prazdroj Pilsner Urquell brewery to see where the original beer was first brewed and how it’s made today. Peer into the modern brewing facility and historical cellars, and visit the museum that charts the history of beer-making in Pilsen from the 15th century on.

Perhaps buy some Pilsner Urquell glassware at the shop and enjoy an included lunch and drink in the brewery restaurant—a replica of a traditional Pilsner tavern. Then, board your coach and continue to Nizbor, a small town on the Berounka River famous for producing another Czech export—Bohemia glass, sometimes known as Czech crystal.

En route, hear about the history of glassmaking in Bohemia, and how it evolved into the making of delicate crystal favored by Europe’s royals during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Visit the Nizbor glassworks to learn more about its products, hand made here since 1903. Watch the glassblowers in action and discover how the shaped glass is then hand-cut into delicate glassware and ornaments.

Browse the showroom, and if you wish, take advantage of the discounted prices to buy some of the exquisite finished pieces.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off in central Prague.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Shared tour (transfer) is provided in a small group in compliance with all hygienic regulations on health protection such as disinfection of cars before each trip, observance of distances during the trip and in the places visited, disinfectants for use by clients.
  • Clients must have covered noses and mouths (facemask or scarf) and have gloves (they can be needed in some cases).
  • Private option trip with guide and driver is for up to 6 participants.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Reservation for shared option may be cancelled or rescheduled if the minimum group size (4) is not met.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Czech Republic

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Glass and Brewery Day Trip from Prague?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Glass and Brewery Day Trip from Prague?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Glass and Brewery Day Trip from Prague?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glass and Brewery Day Trip from Prague?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "The brewery is worth the trip and full of history." See review


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, Nov 2019
Both the places were very good, informative & interesting. Only our guide, for that day Mr Arthur was a very rude person & completely inconsiderate. Otherwise the trip was very nice & we enjoyed the day.
Awesome Day Trip!
, Jun 2019
We had a wonderful time visiting the brewery and glass factory. The process used to make the glass is incredible and you can buy beautiful glass for reasonable prices. The brewery is worth the trip and full of history. The beer is delicious as well. We would highly recommend this to others.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear Client, Thank you for your nice review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the trip. We wish you beautiful summer days Sincerely Team of Gray Line Czech Republic
Company would not take us on tour
, Jun 2019
We paid in advance online and had tickets downloaded. We arrived at the meeting point in the city and there was no official system or person to check our tickets. Then the tour guide and bus driver simply told us they would not being doing the tour. They made many excuses that its not a great time of year anyway for glass factory and that they were taking someone else on a trip to Vienna instead. No warning at all. I am attempting to get a refund but the company is not answering calls or emails from the Viator representative. Extremely unreliable company
Good tour. Very poor admin.
, Jun 2019
2 emails requesting hotel pick up ignored. On arrival made numerous calls to local number provided. All had a recorded message in Czech so not understood. Mentioned to guide (Italian) on arrival at tour - not that concerned or unapologetic. Tour good although guide not very confident or knowledgeable.
, May 2019
The on-site guide at the Pilsner Brewery was engaging, informative and delightful. The on-site guide for the Glass Factory was friendly and informative as well. They were pleasant, engaging and knowledgeable. The lunch offered in the package was delicious. We were late getting to the glass factory as we had to wait for a guide to accompany our transportation.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear Client, Thank you for your nice review and we wish you beautiful summer days. Warmly Team of Gray Line Czech Republic
An excellent day out during our 7 day...
Gregory S
, Sep 2018
An excellent day out during our 7 day stay in Prague. The visit to the glass factory was fascinating.. we got to watch every step of the process although the promised information during the drive out never materialized Lunch was equally good and the tour of Pilsner Urquell was a highlight of our entire time away. Our only issue was with our tour guide, Edward. I'm not sure if he was just having a bad day, but he was 'curt' to the point of being rude for most of the day. By the end of the day, the 5 of us who were on the mini-bus, were having fun just watching him melt down when things did not go his way.
Our guide Peter was great. Had a...
, Apr 2018
Our guide Peter was great. Had a great conversation with him while we drove to and from the brewery and glass blowing factory. The brewery tour was 1.5 hours long and pretty good for a brewery tour. Plus, straight from the cask beer sampling near the end of the tour. Peter also treated us to a great lunch in Plzen. I would recommend this tour.
This tour was great and our guide...
Mariya M
, Jan 2018
This tour was great and our guide, Peter, very helpful and friendly. While we were driving to our destinations he provided us with a lot of history and background on the city. We were the most excited for the tour of the crystal factory, which we loves -- it was amazing seeing so much done by hand. But we were wowed by the brewery tour -- probably the best beer we've had during our whole trip!
We loved our glass and brewery...
Darlene F
, Dec 2017
We loved our glass and brewery tour. Both factories were so much fun. We bought some amazing looking glassware, vases and glass pieces at the factory at such incredible prices. Pieces that will always remind us of our trip to Prague. The beer tour was super interesting and the guide was young but super knowledgeable and very energetic- made it fun. Also met some great people on trip. Would highly recommend this tour.
Brewery guide was a lot of fun and...
diane s
, Sep 2017
Brewery guide was a lot of fun and very informative. Would have preferred on the glass factory that we were able to follow the whole process. Was shown the finished product, then on back to the blowing. Seemed a little backward

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