Excursions to breweries...
We offer ecursions to these breweries:
STAROPRAMEN - PRAGUE
PILSNER URQUELL - PILSEN
BUDVAR (BUDWEISER) - ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE
FERDINAND - BENEŠOV
According to your's wishes we can arrange visit to the others breweries in Czech Republic also.
STAROPRAMEN - PRAGUE BREWERY
As the originally named Akcionářský pivovar na Smíchově (Smíchov Shareholder's Brewery) nowadays
the Staropramen Brewery is achieving a brewing capacity of 1.400.000 Hl per annum and it has become the
biggest an oldest belonging to the brewing group of Prague Breweries. Since the eighteen late sixties
(the brewery was found in 1869) when the brewery was one of the thousand breweries in Bohemia it has
appointed to a position of one of the most important brewing opration sites. In ninetieth thirties
Staropramen became the biggest brewery in Czechoslovakia and it succedes in staying among the top
breweries in the Czech Republic till now. As the only big brewery Staropramen has maintained the
traditional bottom fermentation technology in open square fermenters keeping the Staropramen lager
maturation tank residence time on 70 days.
The tour in the brewery takes 60 minutes including the beer tasting. The beer is served in the
historical hall. The hall was opened in 1873 and completely refurbished in 2000. Brewery tour allows
the visitors to uncover the secrets of the Staropramen branded beer traditional brewing method of the
past and also meet modern ways of brewing Staropramen nowadays. Brewery Shop located in area of this
factury give you a possibility to buy some souvenirs and beer gift packs.
BREWERY KRUŠOVICE - 40 miles NW from Prague
Royal brewery, founded 1581, oldest brewery in Czech Republic. Also this brewery has maintained the
traditional bottom fermentation technology in open square fermenters. Since 1994 has in the brewery
majority share germen brewery Binding. This brewery is become to be a majority shareholder. The rare and
shape of labels on the neck to a certain extent reveal this german influence. Now is this brewery a
modern brewery, where copper boiling fermenters have been substitude of rustproof steel fermenters.
BREWERY PILSEN URQUELL - PILSEN; 59 miles SW from Prague
Beer has been brewed in Pilsen since the town was founded in 1295. But the real Pilsen, as the world
knows it, is connected these days with the name of Prazdroj brewery (Pilsen Urquell) which was built in
1842. Since that time brewers all over the world have been trying in vain to imitate this beer!
How real Pilsner was brewered and drunk in the past, can be seen at the Brewery Museum, the oldest
one of its kind. It is visited by about 50.000 tourist and specialists from all over the world every
year. The museum is considered to be the top of the world in its field. It is situated in an attractive
environment of a historical house whose several owners used to have the right to brew and a Gothic
malthouse adjoining it. Hundreds of unique showpieces connected with the history of brewing and
conumption of beer are exhibited there.
How real Pilsner is brewed you will see and learn during your visit with our company to the Prazdroj
brewery. You will see the old unique technology of brewing with direct heat, as well as the famous lager
cellars carved into sandstone subsurface. Video projection shows you the secrets of the production of
such an exceptional drink. Beer tasting is naturelly included too.
BREWERY BUDVAR (BUDWEISER) - ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE
/92 miles S from Prague/
THE NAME BUDWEISER bears larger number of beerlabel, than any kind of other names oll over of the
world. The Budvar Brewery takes credit on it also. History of this brewery starts during period of
Habsburg - Hungarian monarchy towards 19th century already. The brewery BUDVAR was founded in 1895
as a Budvar Shareholders Brewery, nowadays Budvar brewery. AMERICAN BUDWEISER date back to 1876, from
the period even before was founded BUDVAR BREWERY.
As far we know, we have not so many informations about possible export into United States in period
from very beginnings of Budvar Brewery. One thing is certain, that the the name Budweiser accounted
plenty actions in court and contracts, however they are not by the end as yet. Nowadays the american
producer mustn’t on the european market to sell its beer with the BUDWEISER REGISTERED TRADEMARK, and
coersed avail abbreviation BUD only. Otherwise - just for explanation - "BUDWEISER" means nothing else
than "from České Budějovice". The names of these beers and fact, that both of them are light and
lowfermen - ting, are only shared properties they have. The taste, aroma and quality of these beers are
BUDVAR BREWERY nowadays is only one brewery, which is still in state’s hand, which is out of keeping
with the present political ideals of gouvernment of Czech Republic. The most important reason for this
measure is caution of Czechs, who want obstruct, that national wealth couldn’t come into hands of foreign
investors. The ANHEUSERBUSH, producer of american Budvar, attempted a obtain the stocks of CZECH BUDVAR,
but managment of czech company all the time contravenues of access of foreign resources. The BUDVAR
BREWERY however is duing well without foreign resources as well, in the company were introduced the
modern technologies and production doubled since 1989.
If you are eager to known more about woefull history and current destinies of this worldwide famous
brewery, take a invitation for our excursion to this brewery.
FOR MORE INFORMATION IN CASE OF YOUR INTEREST,
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT OUR TRAVEL AGENCY.
EXCURSIONS TO MORAVIAN AND SLOVAKIAN VINTNER'S AREAS
Amalgamated with Bohemia more than 1000 years ago, Moravia has managed to keep its rich culter and
tradition despite always being lumped together with its wealthier, more densely populated cousin to the
west. Because of this lack of wealth, Moravia saw far fever castles built, far less attention paid to
its capital Brno, and in turn, now gets far fewer rists than Bohemia. So Brno isn’t Prague.
Yet Moravia still has many features that makes it a worthwhile destination, especially the smaller
towns that show the real Moravian character with lively song and dance, and colorful traditional
costumes that seem to have fallen by the wayside in Bohemia. Even the food is a little different. The
bland goulash in Prague tends to become a little spicier in Moravian cuisine, owing to the Hungarien
influence brought through neighboring Slovakia. And replacing beer as a staple beverage is wine,
especially to the south where winemaking is taken as seriously as it is in most other European
Having seen its fair share of history, Moravia conjures up a different image than Bohemia: a sort of
kinder, gentler, central Europe where material wealth is replaced by a rich folklore and more pastoral
setting. Here too, castles and picture - perfect town squares exist. But the people and slower lifestyle
set Moravia apart. There’s a far greater tradition of song and dance, and with the country’s finest
vineyards, it’s not very hard to find a local hangout with all three.
WE INVAIT YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY FOR THIS KIND OF EXCURSIONS,
YOU WILL GET A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY MEET WITH TOUCHING
HOSPITALITY AND AMIABILITY OF PEOPLE IN MORAVIA AND TEST
THE EXCELLENT LOCAL WINE IN A MILIEU OF HISTORICAL WINECELLARS
TO THE SOUND OF GRACEFUL TONES OF MUSIC FROM MORAVIA...