Hidden among verdant hills of western Bohemia, renowned spa towns with old-world elegance reveal their charm. Stroll delightful streets with an expert guide, taste healing spring waters, feast on Czech dishes, and visit the Becherovka Museum on this leisurely day trip.
Sitting atop 12 natural springs in the picturesque countryside, Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad, is among the most visited holiday destinations of the region. Get to know the town’s long history, dating back to the 14th century, as you walk the leafy streets lined with graceful hotels and lush parks. See the main thermal bath complex and taste its healing waters right from the spring. Before lunch, visit the Becherovka Museum’s distillery and cellars to learn about this traditional Czech liquor.
Visit the Singing Fountain and the splendid, arched interiors in nearby Mariánské Lázne’s renowned spa complex. Enjoy a drink from Cross Spring, famous for its curative waters. Take a pleasant stroll in beautifully landscaped parks and lovingly restored grand buildings as you come to see why Marienbad (as the town is also known) is a longtime favorite with a discerning circle of visitors.