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From Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

1. From Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

Head out of Prague for the day on a 5-hour excursion to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following a 1-hour ride through the countryside via air-conditioned minibus, you'll arrive in the city known for its silver mines. Once in town, visit the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, and the nearby Ossuary which is renowned for its elaborate decorations made of more than 40,000 human bones. Along the way, learn more about Bohemia's vibrant history, gorgeous landscapes, and architectural wonders. Afterward, stop at a famous Old Bohemian tavern where a 3-course traditional Czech lunch will be served.

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From Prague: Half-Day to Kutná Hora & Bone Church with Lunch

2. From Prague: Half-Day to Kutná Hora & Bone Church with Lunch

Once upon a time, Kutná Hora was one of the most important cities in the Czech Kingdom, with the richest silver mines in Europe. Today, this uniquely preserved medieval town is one of the most important monuments of the Czech Republic, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Stroll through its well-preserved streets with a local guide and hear the history of the city. The day begins with pickup from your accommodation or a central meeting point in Prague. Drive in a comfortable, air-conditioned car approximately 1 hour to the first stop in Sedlec. A suburb of Kutná Hora, Sedlec is home to the early Gothic cathedral Assumption of Our Lady and St. John the Baptist. Destroyed in the 15th century during the Hussite Wars, the cathedral was beautifully rebuilt in the Baroque-Gothic style by Jan Blažej Santini in the 18th century. See the famous Kutná Hora ostensorium, standing at almost a meter high and made of five kilograms of pure silver. Admire the beautiful Baroque paintings and frescoes by Peter Brandl and the holy relics of St. Felix and St. Vincent in Baroque glass coffins. Continue to the Sedlec Ossuary, where the remains of over 45,000 people have been preserved since the 16th century. Marvel at the underground Chapel of All Saints, decorated with objects made of human bones and skulls. Recently, this ossuary was selected by National Geographic Magazine as among the 10 strangest places in the world. Next, stop to admire one of the most beautiful late Gothic cathedrals in Europe, the famous St. Barbara Cathedral. The masterpiece of the architects Matyáš Rejsk and Benedikt Ried is an example of exquisite Gothic architecture. After a morning of touring, enjoy lunch in one of the best restaurants in Kutná Hora, located in a unique 17th-century house. Taste traditional Czech soup or an appetizer, and savor a Czech favorite as the main course. Enjoy your meal with fresh beer from the tank or Moravian wines. The last item on the agenda will be a short walk through the city of Kutná Hora. Return to Prague between 3 PM and 4 PM.

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From Prague: Kutna Hora and Winery Tour with Lunch

3. From Prague: Kutna Hora and Winery Tour with Lunch

Start with pickup at your hotel in Prague by your English-speaking private driver-guide. Travel approxiamtely 1 hour to the Bohemia wine region. Visit a winery specialized in biodynamic production, the only Czech winery awarded with DEMETER biodynamic certification. Be personally welcomed by the local sommelier who will provide a brief introduction of the winery and biodynamic wine production followed by a cellar tour and wine tasting. Discover the production process of the winery, where modern technologies combine with careful work with the hands and a true love of the craft. This produces high-quality wines, created without the use of any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Stroll through the vineyards with a beautiful view of the city of Kutná Hora. Enjoy an authentic Czech two-course lunch in a restaurant located in the historical center of Kutná Hora. After lunch, enjoy a walk through the city center with a quick stop at the vineyards, located right next to the famed historic cathedral. Visit Kutna Hora’s renowned architectural marvel, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Barbara. The final stop is at cemetery church of all saints, world-renowned for its ossuary decorated with the human bones of some 60,000 people. After this stop, return to your hotel in Prague.

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What people are saying about Sedlec Ossuary

Vladimir, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, kind and informative. He took us to a quaint restaurant with delicious food. It was a perfect day!

Vi var en liten grupp om tre så vi fick verkligen en personlig guide som gav svar på våra frågor

Amazing trip with David! It was a safe, relaxed and very informative trip, highly recommended!

It was a great time. A truly surprising place to see The village is peaceful

it was creepy in a good way. 2 hour ride but 3 hours of experience