Duration: 6 hours
It is thanks to the connection of the long-lasting traditions, skills and good sources of raw materials that the Czech glass got a worldwide reputation. The tradition of the Czech glassmaking dates back to the Middle Ages. In the Czech Republic exists a unique system of specialized glass schools, the oldest glass school in Europe is located in Northern Bohemia. Raw materials, which have been plentiful in the Czech lands through the centuries, give Czech glass its remarkable quality and a strength and stability that make it ideal for cutting and engraving, as well as the variety of other techniques and traditions – painted glass, blown glass, mould-melted glass – that have been passed down through the generations. Precision combined with craftsmanship and innovation makes Czech glassmakers and masters among the best in the world. Czech glass and crystal have a time-tested allure and exquisite beauty. You can find here glass beads to chandeliers, from modern lighting to contemporary glass objects. You can learn about the Czech glass tradition and personally see the production in this tour. The closest glassworks are situated only about 40 minutes outside of Prague. I will show you two types of glassworks, a small family business and a bigger production.
Reasons to visit: Czech unique craft, unique chance to purchase crystal for a reasonable price, the glassworks are situated in an area surrounded by beautiful countryside.
This tour price includes: Pick up and Drop off at the hotel, transport in the Mercedes minivan, my personal service, service of the personal driver, bottle of water, visit of a small glasswroks company, visit of a big glassworks company, visit of the surrounding little town, time for lunch and cofee break.
The price does not include: meals, entrance fees (a lot of entries are free or low cost – between 5-15 USD per ticket)
1 - 2pax
3 - 6pax