Excursions

There will be two excursions to choose from:

  • Full day trip to Kutná Hora (lunch included)
  • Half day guided tour of downtown Prague

Kutná Hora

The ancient silver mining town of Kutná Hora is one of the most historically significant towns in the Czech Republic and was the second most important town in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. The historical town center is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Kutná Hora was settled as early as the 10th century but its development into a proper town dates back to the 13th century when silver was discovered in the area. Silver mining brought great wealth to the town. The royal mint was established in 1300 and Kutná Hora started producing the Prague groschen coins, thus becoming the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia. Lots of building took place in the 14th century, including residential houses, churches, one of the country’s most significant monasteries, and the majestic Church of St. Barbara.

Several fires damaged or destroyed many of Kutná Hora’s buildings including the Sedlec Monastery during the Hussite wars in the 15th century. The town was quickly rebuilt thanks to its continuing income from silver mining. When the silver mines were depleted in the 16th century, Kutná Hora’s wealth took a sharp decline as did the growth of the town. Many of its churches were later closed down or torn down in conjunction with emperor Joseph II’s religious reform in the late 18th century. Kutná Hora’s architecture is defined by these events.

Excursion price: EUR 70

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Prague – Old Town

The Prague Old Town area is a labyrinth of winding medieval streets lined with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings and churches. Let us guide you through this labyrinth and show you all the hidden gems. We’ll tell you the quarter’s amazing stories. Even if you are not used to doing a lot of walking, do not worry. Prague‘s historical center is very compact. Also, vehicles are not allowed in the most intriguing areas.

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Excursion price: EUR 30