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Pilsen: Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

1. Pilsen: Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

Did you know that Pilsner Urquell has inspired more than two-thirds of all of the world’s beers, which are still today labeled as "Pils", "Pilsner", or "Pilsener"? This Pilsner Urquell Brewery tour will impress every beer fan and history lover. Get to know the original locations where this famous beer was conceived 180 years ago, 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: Pub and Club Crawl

3. 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. 

Pilsen: Old Town Gastronomy Tour

4. 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.

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The brewery itself hardly differs from other breweries, but the history and the transformation into a modern large brewery is of course interesting. At the beer tasting - where you get traditionally brewed beer - you can test on your own palate how well the leap from the traditional to the modern method (in every Pilsen pub) was successful. Spoilers: Pretty good!

The tour provided a great over view of this historic brewery and explained the brewing process and ended with a beer tasting. Entertaining and educational. Great beer! Definitely work our time.

Delightful tour with a fun guide and interesting details about the brewery and the company. Definitely worth the visit and spending time in the Pilsner factory.

Very nice tour (German) followed by beer tasting. Booking on GetYourGuide was easy and exchanging for a ticket on site was also no problem. Gladly again.

So much fun. So glad I took the tour. Loving Pilsner Urquell!!