Karlovy Vary Private Day Trip Tour from Prague

Beautiful Promenade, Thermal Springs and Moser Glass Shop with Gallery

Karlovy Vary is the most famous spa town in the Czech Republic. King Charles IV discovered the thermal springs here in 1358, and since then many personalities, including Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, and Peter the Great, have enjoyed the healing springs. Stroll along the beautiful riverside promenade, admire the city’s architectural gems, taste the numerous mineral hot springs which are spread all around the historical centre, buy delicious spa waffles, and possibly visit thermal spas, pools or wellness centres. The city is also well known for the production of porcelain and glass (the Mosser factory) and Becherovka (a unique Czech herbal liqueur).



Karlovy Vary Day Trip


Czech Republic’s most visited spa resort


Impressive modern and historical architecture


Hot springs Vridlo which is the hottest one, at 72°C


There are 12 hot springs in use


Stroll around the main colonnade


Beautiful promenade, thermal springs



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Karlovy Vary private excursion price list (see also shared/guided option)

1 – 4 pers. CZK 4000 / group 9 hrs From 7am to 11am 5 hrs
1 – 4 pers. CZK 3600 / group 7 hrs From 8am to 1pm 3 hrs
5 – 8 pers. CZK 5000 / group 9 hrs From 7am to 11am 5 hrs
5 – 8 pers. CZK 4400 / group 7 hrs From 8am to 1pm 3 hrs
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Recommended for: anyone, including elderly travellers, couples, families and single travellers. Karlovy Vary is a particularly popular destination for Russian and Spanish tourists. The city can be easily seen on foot.

Karlovy Vary (7 hrs tour)

Total duration: 7 hrs.

Travel time (one way): 2 hrs.

Recommended pick-up time: from 7am to 1pm.

Free time at destination: 3 hours. This time is sufficient to take a quick visit to the city, have a coffee, taste the numerous springs, but there won’t be time to visit thermal spas or to have a proper lunch or dinner. The city can be easily seen on foot.

Price excludes: Any possible entrance fees.

Price includes: Return transport from Prague back to your hotel, waiting fee at Karlovy Vary and optional driving in Karlovy Vary city centre.


Karlovy Vary (9 hrs tour)

Total duration: 9 hrs.

Travel time (one way): 2 hrs.

Recommended pick-up time: 7am to 11am.

Free time at destination: 5 hours. This time is sufficient for a relaxed visit to the city, to have a lunch or dinner, and even to visit the thermal spas for one or two hours. The city can be easily seen on foot.

Price includes: Return transport from Prague back to your hotel, waiting fee at Karlovy Vary and optional driving in Karlovy Vary city centre.



First tip: The Karlovy Vary excursion can be combined with a visit to the neighbouring spa city of Mariánské Lázně. You can divide your time between both cities, or you can make just a short stop on the way to or from Prague. Please contact us for a price quote.

Second tip: West Circuit – This will combine visits to the spa city Karlovy Vary, Marianské Lázně and then the Pilsen Brewery. This will be a whole day trip. Please contact us for a price quote.


Alternative: Karlovy Vary Shared Tour | Private Transport to the Karlovy Vary


Karlovy Vary – the Best Known Czech Spa

This is best known and the largest spa in the Czech Republic, dates back to around 1350. The Roman Emperor and Czech King Charles IV raised its status to a town in 1370. Since the 16th century it has been known for its 12 hot medicinal mineral springs. Up to the present day many representants of the European aristocracy and cultural elite (e. g. Austrian empress Maria Theresia, J. W. Goethe, A. Dvorak, L. van Beethoven, N. Paganini, J. S. Bach, R. Wagner, Casanova, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks) sojourned in Carlsbad and appreciated medical effect of the local hot mineral water. Besides the springs the city is famous for its International Film Festival belonging to the A category of film festival in the world, so every year in June and July it is possible to meet in Carlsbad worldwide famous actors, singers, film makers. All of them can admire beautiful and rich local architecture with splendid colonnades, sumptuous very well restored houses, taste mineral water, traditional bittersweet liqueur of Becherovka, delicious Carlsbad wafers and much more. Just like you if you accept this invitation to this nice city. Amongst the city’s best-known sights are the Church of St. Andrew, the Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Municipal Theatre, the Mill Colonnade (Mlýnská kolonáda) and the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene. Karlovy Vary are surrounded by romantic hilly countryside – the foothills of Krušné mountains.


Karlovy Vary Treatment

The fame of Karlovy Vary has spread into the whole world thanks to its mineral springs. There are 12 healing springs in the spa. Their basic compositions are similar but they differ in temperature and the amount of carbon dioxide and that is why their effects are different as well. The colder springs usually have a slightly purgative effect, while the warmer ones make the production of bile and stomach juices slower. The strongest is the Vřídlo spring, rising from the depth of 2,000-3,000 metres. The temperature reaches 73° C. The temperature of the other springs is around 40° C. The springs cure mainly metabolic disorders; they are also used for inhalations and baths.


We’ve learned so much on this trip to the Karlovy Vary. Thank you for your organization, and the vast knowledge you have shared with us. Our driver Peter was better than a professional tour guide. Linda M., Manchester

Your excursion was exactly what I was looking for. Our driver was excellent and information DVD which we watched on the way to the Kutna Hora made our trip even better. Great value as well, highly recommended. Tonny S.

It is my pleasure to express my complete satisfaction with the superb trip to the Karlstejn. Short escape form bustling city … Please send my thanks to Martin, your driver. Izzak

Hello there, We attended this tour today, and I just wanted to write and say how much myself and my Mother enjoyed it! Our Guide was fantastic and so knowledgeable. Could you tell me her name? I didn’t leave a tip with her but wish I had done. Would you be able to pass on my message of thanks. Helen Whitby, UK