Czech Beer Tour

Czech Republic is a true paradise for every beer (>Pivo) lover! In every small village, there is a pub – for many a place of the same importance as a town hall. Now, with Central European Tours you can visit local village and city pubs (from the fancy saloons to doggeries), ancient breweries, monastery breweries, a unique underground brewery, hops fields, taste various kinds of beers and much, much more!

Beer production has a long history in the Czech Republic. First brewing took place in Břevnovský klášter Monastery in 993. Prerogative to brew beer was given to selected towns by kings. Many towns such as Brno, Plzeň and České Budějovice brew beer since the medieval times.

Did you know that Budweiser or Pilsner are actually Czech beer brands? Note that “Budweis” is a German name for a Czech city České Budějovice(before the end of world war 2, millions of Germans lived at the territory of today’s Czech Republic). Visit the true Budweiser brewery with us! Compare the Czech Budweiser beer.

From all the countries in the world, beer consumption is the highest in the Czech Republic. Here,  the beer consume is more than 160 liter (338.1402 pt lqd) per person which significantly more than for example in Australia (89 l/188 pt lqd) and the US (86 l/181 pt lqd).

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Prague International Airport, Czech Republic
TOUR LENGTH 10 Days (available from 12 Days to 21 Days)
AVAILABILITY March – October
INCLUDED
Accommodation Professional Private Guide
Breakfasts & Lunches Land Transportation
Special Barbecue Event Optional Evening Programs
NOT INCLUDED
Airfare, Airport usage and Security fees, Taxes, and Fuel surcharges
Personal Travel Insurance

Beer Consumption

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Pictures from our beer tours (click to enlarge):

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Arrival

You arrive to Prague International Airport.
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Prague

Begin your beer tour in Prague, the city of thousands of bars, pubs and restaurants. Visit Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, part of the largest ancient castle in the world (based on Guinness Book ranking), Charles Bridge, famous medieval Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square, Charles University established in 1347 (one of the oldest in the world), National Museum, National Theatre, the Common House, Museum of Communism, historic churches and more.
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Royal Brewery of Krušovice

Visit the Royal Brewery of Krušovice (Královský pivovar Krušovice) established in 1581, one of the oldes breweries in the world. The brewery gained a contract to provide beer to Emperor Rudolf II in 1583, allowing them to use the Imperial Crown of Austria as part of the company’s logo.
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Pilsner Urquell

Go to Plzeň, the home of Pilsner, a type of pale lager which took its name from the city of Pilsen (a German name of Plzeň), where it was first produced in 1842. The world’s first-ever blond lager was the Pilsner Urquell. Visit Pilsner Urquell brewery, learn how the pilsner beer is being produced. Taste the only true and original Pilsner beer and you will understand why Pilsner Urquell is the inspiration for more than two-thirds of the beer produced in the world today (which are still called pils, pilsner and pilsener).
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Herold - Březnice

Visit one of the oldest breweries in the world – Březnice Castle Brewery. Herold is a brand of beer made in a small brewery in Březnice where beer was first noted to have been commercially brewed in 1506. Its age puts it firmly towards the top the list of world’s oldest-established beer producers.
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Budweiser Budvar

Visit Budweiser Budvar (Budějovický Budvar) Brewery in the city of Budweis (a German name for České Budějovice) where brewing dates back to the 13th century when the city received the brewing rights from the king. The original Budweiser Beer was founded here in 1785. The company began exporting to the United States in 1871. In the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Brazil and Peru,Budweiser Budvar is marketed as Czechvar. Taste the only true Budweiser Beer in one of the local pubs.
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Bernard family brewery

Visit a medium-sized brewery in Humpolec. In 1991 Stanislav Bernard, Josef Vávra and Rudolf Šmejkal won an auction for the small privatization of the bankrupt brewery in Humpolec, established in the 16th century. Since then the Bernard family brewery continues to grow due to the success of its products. Brewing is done in accordance with traditional way with craftsmen skill from the best ingredients.
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Kozel

Visit the Velkopopovický Kozel brewery in Velké Popovice, a town 15 miles southeast of Prague. Kozel is a beer brand of a lager produced since 1874 when the brewery was founded. The symbol of Kozel is a goat (Kozel means “male goat” in Czech).
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Novosad

Visit a brewery small brewery in Harrachov (in Krkonoše mountains) which in 2011 won the prestigious Extra Beer Seal Prize at the 21st Festival of Beer and Mineral Water in Tabor. Novosad in Harrachov is part of the oldest, privately owned glass factory in Czech – Novosad & Son, founded in 1712. Here, you can visit the glass factory and can peak into glass making while enjoying tasty beer. In the local restaurant, you can choose from a wide selection of beer specialities, eg. home-made beer cheese, baked sausages in bock beer, traditional pork knee or marinated pork ribs. Furthermore, here you can even take a bath in a tab filled with beer.
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Březnák Budvar

Visit yet another very old brewery in Velké Březno which produce a pilsner-type beer that has been brewed since 1753.
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Departure

Arrive back to Prague and depart back home.
Glass of beer against view of the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague