KUTNA HORA (UNESCO) & BONE CHURCH TOUR by car/van/coach transfer
A half day trip from Prague to Kutná Hora, a medieval town to the east of Prague which developed around silver mining. Kutná Hora is designated a UNESCO world heritage site. This excursion is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot. After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we drive for around one hour to reach Kutná Hora. During the Middle Ages the discovery of huge deposits of silver transformed Kutná Hora into the most important city in the Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. The prosperity that flowed from the mines led to a rich architectural development of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings in the 15th century. Impressive burgher houses were built to house the newly wealthy citizens. And beautiful churches such as St. Barbara's Cathedral and elegant palaces like the Italian Court were constructed. We actually begin our trip in the nearby village of Sedlec, where visit one of the world's unique burial places, Kostnice (Bone Church). The chapel is decorated with 40,000 human bones formed into various objects, such as a huge chandelier and the coat of arms of the Schwarzenberg noble family. Afterwards, we embark on our walking tour of Kutná Hora. Our guide leads us through the ancient city streets, we visit St. Barbara's Cathedral, and see the Italian Court where the Royal Mint once produced coins for the whole kingdom (including a coin called the 'Thaler', from which the word Dollar is derived). At the end of the Kutná Hora walking tour there is free time for you to further explore the town or to take refreshments - due to time constraints you may find it easier to bring a snack with you.
For groups of 15+ people ,we can offer at no extra cost:
-a private tour, including a guide and coach exclusive to your group.
-a departure time of your choice.
-If you require a tour in German, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic or Turkish please specify on the booking form.(supplement can applies for some languages).
-To reserve, mention it in Special Requests on the booking form.
Dates: Operates all year
Times: Daily 09:00 or 13.00
Duration: 05.00 hours (no tour on: 24-26 Dec).
Entrance tickets not included.
Pick Up: From your hotel shortly before the tour - the exact time will be stated in your booking confirmation.
Tour Ends: At your hotel or city centre