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Pilsen: Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

1. Pilsen: Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

We brewed the first pilsner type lager in the world with its characteristic full taste and limpid golden colour in 1842. It has been a model beer for more than 80 % of existing beer brands so far! This Pilsner Urquell Brewery tour will impress every beer fan and history lover. Get to know the original locations where this famous Pilsner Urquell beer was conceived and whose story continues even today. From the Visitor Center, travel via brewery bus to one of the most modern bottling facilities, which processes 120,000 bottles per hour. Learn about the ingredients from which this pilsner is brewed. Discover the heart of the brewery: 3 brew houses from different centuries. The tour culminates with a tasting of unfiltered Pilsner Urquell beer in the historic cellars. After the tour, you can shop for souvenirs in the gift shop and enjoy great Czech food and beer straight from the source in the Na Spilce Pub.

Pilsen: Historic Underground Tour with a Glass of Beer

2. Pilsen: Historic Underground Tour with a Glass of Beer

We will take you through a labyrinth of passageways, cellars and wells built below Pilsen as early as from the 13th Century. During the tour you will get to see life below the town and uncover the secrets of authentic finds and nooks and crannies that are hidden underground. You will find out how the underground originated, and see for yourself in how many different ways it was utilised. Thanks to the exhibits and displayed finds, you will be immersed in the history of the town and the everyday life of its citizens in the Middle Ages. The tour starts in the so-called ice cellar, which served to store ice. The ice cellar was part of the ingenious system of cellars of the houses that enjoyed brewing rights– it was situated on the top level of the cellars, from where water from the melting ice flowed down to the lower levels of the fermenting and lager cellars and cooled them. The underground areas were created together with the construction of the first town houses with brewing rights immediately after the founding of the town, that is, from the end of the 13th Century. The cellars were originally built to store food. No less important was their use for the brewing of beer. It was in the cellars of the houses with brewing rights that beer was fermented, matured and stored. Over the course of time the cellars were expanded and deepened and in places up to 2 floors of mutually connected cellars were created. The underground system thus became part of the town’s defence system in times of war, combat and unrest. The underground passageways served not only as secure storage areas for food and a refuge for the citizens of Pilsen, but were also utilised as communication lines. The Pilsen historical water tower from the first half of the 16th Century is an important technical monument and the best preserved building of its type in Bohemia. Here you can see the remnants of a pumping machine from the year 1847. You will also see chambers for water columns, feeder tunnels for driving the machine, and the replica of a waterwheel. The water tower was also part of the fortification system as it was linked to the system of ramparts. The tour concludes in the Brewery Museum building. If you are aged 18 or over, you will receive a beer voucher at the end of the tour which is exchangeable for 0.30l of Pilsner Urquell beer in the Na Spilce, U Salzmannů or Na Parkánu restaurants.

Pilsen: Brewery Museum Entrance with a Glass of Beer

3. Pilsen: Brewery Museum Entrance with a Glass of Beer

Take a step back in time at the Brewery Museum in Plzeň, a professional museum located in a 15th-century house that has been preserved in its original form. Find out a beer-making legend, and reveal the secrets of beer-making, serving, and drinking from the distant past. On your tour, travel through history to medieval times when beer was drunk through a reed. See medieval cellars hidden under a 15th-century brewing house and authentic beer pubs from the beginning of the 20th century. Explore the late Gothic malt shop, which forms an important part of the so-called threshing yard where grain steeping and germination took place. If you are aged 18 or over, you will receive a beer voucher at the end of the tour which is exchangeable for 0.30l of Pilsner Urquell beer in the Na Spilce, U Salzmannů or Na Parkánu restaurants.

Pilsen: 1.5-Hour Beer Bike with Unlimited Beer

4. Pilsen: 1.5-Hour Beer Bike with Unlimited Beer

Get ready for an unforgettable experience with your friends on this beer bike tour. Pilsen offers you plenty of sights and attractions along the way as you cycle down roads with only a few cars, allowing you to enjoy the ride.  The private driver/waiter/guide will take care of you and your friends throughout the tour. At the beginning of the tour, you will get a 10-minute instruction briefing on how to ride the bike. Afterwards, put on your own music and set off on a ride through Pilsen's city center. After it gets dark, the bike glows with night party lights.  Unlimited Pilsner premium draft beer, or a non-alcoholic option, is also waiting for you during your 1.5-hour beer bike Pilsen tour + Alaco-After party.

Pilsen: Old Town Gastronomy Tour

5. Pilsen: Old Town Gastronomy Tour

The Czech Republic is not just Prague. Did you know that Pilsen has always been the country's regional center of industry, religion, education, sport, gastronomy and culture? This all culminated in 2015, when Pilsen received the prestigious European Capital of Culture Award. Your tour will begin with a tour to walk around and explore the Old Town, which will allow you to see all of the hidden spots and gems. As you tour, your guide will tell you about the city itself, including its history, culture, and people. The tour will then continue by entering the St. Bartholomeus Cathedral, which has the highest spire in the Czech Republic. Following this, you will get to see 3rd-biggest Synagogue in the world, allowing you to walk through a place where Czech history was written.  Following the historic portion of your tour, your guide will take you to a local Czech pub where you will get to taste traditional Czech snacks and beer. Your guide will also tell you about Czech eating habits and culture, as you learn about the country's rich gastronomic history.

Pilsner Brewery & Nizbor Glass Factory Combination Tour

6. Pilsner Brewery & Nizbor Glass Factory Combination Tour

Discover two of the Czech Republic's famous products – pilsner and crystal. Leave Prague behind for a journey to Pilsen, a metropolis of Western Bohemia. Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery to learn about how this "liquid bread" is made. Founded in 1842, the brewery creates the best Pilsner in the world. Walk through the museum as you discover the brewery's 150 year long history. After your brewery tour, enjoy lunch before visiting one of the most well known glass factories of the Czech Republic – Ruckle Crystal. Enjoy a guided tour of the factory as well as discounts on your purchases before returning to Prague.

Pilsen: Pub and Club Crawl

7. Pilsen: Pub and Club Crawl

Experience the best of Pilsen nightlife and visit a variety of different clubs and pubs including a pub where you can pour your own beer. Accompanied by a local guide, visit 6 of the best drinking spots in the city and follow in the footsteps of stars such as John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu, Jaromir Jagr, and Pierre Richard, all of whom have been known to frequent the mecca of Czech nightlife that is Pilsen. Look forward to an on-the-house welcome drink at every location.  End the night at the famous "Pamela" bar and participate in the Pilsen naked run if you're feeling brave. 

Private Pilsen & Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour Prague

8. Private Pilsen & Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour Prague

Beer has been brewed in Pilsen almost since the city's foundation, with the first record related to brewing dating back to as early as 1307. Josef Groll brewed the bottom-fermented light lager, which became the prototype of all lagers in 1842. The Pilsner Urqwell brewery has commemorated this memorable day by an annual festival called the Pilsner Fest. The success of the beer from Pilsen and the prosperity of the brewery were unstoppable and the trademark Pilsner Urquell soon became the synonym of quality all over the world. Join us on this extensive visit to Pilsen & Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour. Explore the brewery and learn of the story behind the first bottom-fermented light larger, brewed in 1842. Visit the brewery and the city behind the brewery: Pilsen. Whilst in Pilsen guests can also see sites such as St. Bartholomew Cathedral, the Patton Memorial and will have the opportunity to visit the Beer Museum.

Pilsner brewery tour incl beer tasting & Czech town Pilsen

9. Pilsner brewery tour incl beer tasting & Czech town Pilsen

Pilsner. The most famous type beer that everyone in the world even once heard about. Yey, it has origin in the Czech Republic, in the lovely town named Pilsen (in Czech language Plzeň). Go on the tour and explore the world famous brewery Pilsner Urquell, experience how the original Pilsner beer was founded, tour the factory and taste the beer from the oak barrels. The city itself has so much to offer. Visit mediaval cathedral, beatiful and big synagogue, and historical center, museum dedicated to the American and Belgian soldiers that liberated west part of the country and many more. Tour with the local (part of the my family lives there) in the small group (max 4 people) and explore part of the Czechia where tourist’s dont go that often - and they do big mistake! @visitpilsen

Private Tour to Pilsner Urquell from Prague

10. Private Tour to Pilsner Urquell from Prague

Czech Republic is the nation of beer and it would be a great honor to show you how it is manufactured! During the private tour to Pilsner Urquell you will have an opportunity to taste the beer during different phases of its production. Afterwards our private tour guide will guide you through the beautiful city centre of Pilsen with the Church of St.Bartholomew and the High Synagogue, the third largest Jewish temple in the world.

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4.6 / 5

based on 256 reviews

Nice tour in which you see and hear the different aspects of beer brewing. You step into the past and you also get to see current brewing. Good guidance.

Monika guided us very well and answered all our questions. We learned and saw a lot. More than we expected. Again any time :-) !

All around successful tour. Hans was a great guide! A must when visiting Pilsen.

All in all, it was really interesting and the tour guide was super friendly!

Great experience with lots of explanations. Intensive tour, never boring.