Bohemian glass has been a tradition in Czechia for centuries and is famous around the world even today. We will take you by luxury car or minivan to see the famous Ruckl Glassworks in the city of Nizbor near Prague by luxury car or minivan. We will see the factory and see how glass is cut and blown and watch the amazing skills of it’s artists in action. A great tour for the whole family. On the return to Prague we will visit as an added bonus the famous “Little America” a small version of the Grand Canyon in the USA. with it’s amazing views.
Becov Nad Teplou is a picturesque historic city between Mariansky Lazne and Karlovy Vary in the magnificently beautiful Czech countryside. We will visit the castle interiors and the priceless shrine of St. Maurus. A priceless solid gold reliquary only of which 3 exist in the whole of Europe. More priceless even than the Czech crown jewels but did not originate in Czechia. It is a must see priceless treasure. During WWII the priceless Maurus was owned by the Beaufort’s family who were Nazi sympathizers. Before fleeing back to Germany after the war the Maurus disappeared and was assumed hidden somewhere. In 1984 a US citizen started negotiating with the Czech state about return of some possessions in the Czech lands. Czech authorities were suspicious about what the object of possession possibly was. After lengthy investigation criminologist found the Maurus buried in the castle floor. On this tour we will see this incredible priceless artifact now on display in the Becov Castle.
Highlights of the Becov Castle Day Trip:
Your personal English speaking professional guide
Luxury car or minivan with professional English speaking driver
You will tour the medieval city of Becov nad Teplou
We will stop for lunch at a nice restaurant near the castle
You will see the priceless reliquary of St. Marus
Learn the story of the this hidden treasure after WWII
See the view from the Becov tower of the Czech lands
Length of the tour is 8 hours (Pick-up 9:00 am – Return to hotel around 5:30 pm)