Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne Day Trip from Prague - 1 Day

Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne Day Trip from Prague

Discover two amazing Czech spa towns, Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne, on this day trip from Prague. On a day excursion from Prague, visit two of the Czech Republic’s exquisite spa towns with an expert guide. Travel to Karlovy Vary, noted for its twelve natural springs, by air-conditioned carriage through forested west Bohemia.

Explore the town’s elegant colonnades, sample the local waters, and learn about the town’s other claims to fame: crystal glassware, porcelain, and herbal liqueur. Continue through the thick woodlands to the attractive resort town of Marianske Lazne, where you can enjoy some of its equally famed waters.

Highlights

  • Czech Republic’s Best Spa Towns
  • Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)
  • Stronll Along the Tepla River
  • Lunch Included
  • Moser Glass Factory
  • Thun Porcelain
  • Marianske Lazne

Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne Day Trip from Prague

During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the largest, most well-known Czech spas. The founding of this town has been linked to Emperor Charles IV since 1358 when he built a hunting lodge here. There are 12 famous springs with a temperature of about 72°C, the most famous being Vrídlo.

Czech Spas of Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne from Prague

During your walk along the Tepla River and the majestic neo-Renaissance colonnades, you will have a chance to taste different mineral waters and purchase souvenirs. Karlovy Vary is also famous for its local china and glass manufacturing industry.

These products are on display at a special exhibition and are sold at specialized shops. The spa was visited by many rulers and artists including Goethe, Chateaubriand, Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, and Dvorak.

After lunch, we’ll visit the Moser glass factory museum and glass shop. You’ll also visit the Thun porcelain shop. Next, you will go to the famous Marianske Lazne with its curative springs. The program of the tour includes a tour of the spa area with its unique historical architecture, a sampling of the spa waters from the famous Cross Spring, and a visit to the ancient colonnades.

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Itinerary

Start your day adventure with a pick-up from your Prague hotel or the city center. As you travel across rural Bohemia in your air-conditioned coach, learn about Karlovy Vary, one of the Czech Republic’s most renowned spa cities. Karlovy Vary, also known as Karlsbad or Carlsbad in German, is a town on the Tepla River that sprang up around natural springs discovered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles — or Karl IV — in 1358.

Its purportedly therapeutic waters lured many prominent personalities, including composers Beethoven and Brahms, as its reputation as a health spa spread. Stretch your legs while seeing the neo-Renaissance colonnades and spring fountains along the Tepla. Enjoy free time to browse for souvenirs while sampling some of the town’s twelve mineral waters.

After visiting the Moser Glass Factory Museum, take a break for an included restaurant lunch. Moser crystal glassware and Thun porcelain are two of Karlovy’s other claims to fame. Browse the exquisite items on exhibit at the Moser shop and the Thun showroom, and buy any as souvenirs if you wish. After that, head south to Marianske Lazne, an ancient spa town in the Slavkovsky les woodland.

Take a walking tour of the town, passing through the town’s charming colonnades and parks while learning about the area’s natural springs. After tasting the waters of the famous Cross Spring colonnade, return to Prague by coach to complete your visit.

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