Full-Day Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague

Discover the beautiful—and unusual—churches of this ancient city
From US$1,342 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
8 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Sedlec Ossuary
  • Italian Court, Royal Mint
  • The Cathedral of Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist
  • St. Barbara's Church
Photos & Highlights
  • Day trip (with private car) to Kutna Hora, protected UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Led by local historian or scholar
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Tour Description
Just under 80 kilometers outside of Prague, nestled in the peace and quiet of rural Bohemia, lies the ancient city of Kutná Hora. This day trip from Prague to Kutná Hora will transport you out of the hectic rush of the capital city and back in time to this UNESCO World Heritage site, where monks and silver miners helped the region thrive. Traveling by car, we’ll make several stops on our Kutná Hora tour, including the infamous Sedlec Ossuary—or “bone church”—and some of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Central Europe.

NOTE: This tour includes a car service that will pick you up at your accommodation.  Please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box while adding the tour to your shopping cart.

Kutná Hora Tour

Founded in the mid-12th century by monks, Kutná Hora soon drew an influx of German settlers, thanks to the veins of silver deposits running beneath the ground, becoming an important political and trading post in the centuries that followed. Today, the city is a rich and well-preserved historical landscape, earning it UNESCO World Heritage status in 1995.

A One-of-a-Kind Resting Place

Our tour starts in Prague center, from where we’ll take a private vehicle for the hour-long drive to Kutná Hora. During this time, your guide, a local expert, will contextualize the history and cultural significance of our destination and prepare the group for the eclectic mix of sites it has to offer. On arrival, our first stop is Sedlec, the site of the original monastery and home to the world-famous Sedlec Ossuary. Popularly known as the “bone church,” the ossuary’s walls and ceiling are draped and decorated with the skeletons of around 50,000 people, created in the 1500s when the surrounding cemetery became too full. We’ll explore how, despite its morbid appearance to our contemporary sensibilities, Sedlec Ossuary served as a positive symbol at the time: one of hope and expectation, resurrection and redemption.

Skyline of Superlatives

Kutná Hora is also home to the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, Central Europe’s oldest cathedral-style building, also at Sedlec. We’ll visit St. Barbara's Church, one of the most beautiful and famous Gothic churches in Central Europe—and one with a compelling story linked to the city’s mining history. Throughout the tour, we’ll discuss how religion and secular life collided constantly, bound by money and power.

Original Treasure Trove

To further explore the importance of silver in the region’s history, we’ll visit the Italian Courts, once the seat of the Central Mint of Prague and named for the Italian experts who spearheaded the minting reform. Time permitting, we'll look inside the Museum of Silver before stopping for a traditional Czech lunch at an excellent local restaurant. Thereafter, we'll head back to Prague together with a newly expanded understanding of how connection to faith and nature has always been a powerful social and economic force.


Looking for more Prague history? We suggest our Introductory Prague Walking Tour.

FAQ

Where do we meet? Where does it end? 
You will be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation in Prague.


Does the duration include return travel time from Prague to Kutna Hora? Is the cost of the car included? 
Yes, travel time is included and the cost is a flat rate including transportation.


What else is included in the cost? 
The cost of the excursion includes your time with the expert, as well as transportation and all venue entry fees. Lunch is not included.


Can groups larger than 6 book this tour?
Yes. Please get in touch with us for a quote that includes a larger vehicle.

Are there any dress requirements for this tour?
Yes, this tour visits a number of sites of worship where visitors are asked to wear modest clothing, covering shoulders and knees. 
Where You'll Start
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Everything was perfect the driver the guide.
Tour was very good on time driver Tomas very good
Really lovely town with great history both ecclesiastical and political. Jiri was a superb, engaging guide.