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Glass is one of the typical Czech products and you can find a number of glass factories around the Czech Republic. The most famous one is situated close to Prague. In less than one hour, you will travel from Prague to one of the most famous Czech glass factories located in the small town of Nizbor on the Berounka river (a tributary to the Vltava river).
Nizbor Glass Factory is connected to a 300 year long tradition in glass making. You will learn in this tour about all stages of glass production including glass-blowing, painting, crackling and cutting and about the whole history and the contemporary period of glass production in Bohemia. During the excursion the visitors will get to know the individual stages of producing glass crystal by hand, i.e. the furnaces, processing, designing and polishing. At the end of the tour you can visit the company store, which is in the grounds of the glassworks.
The Rückl Crystal glassworks in Nižbor manufactures an extensive range of cut 24% leaded crystal in a wide variety of decorations from the simple to extremely complex and laborious decorations, with gilt, hand painting and sandblasting. The company was chosen for the production and supply of official state gifts due to the very high quality of its products and services.
Transportation; Service of guide; Visit to the Glass Production Factory; This tour is available in English, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Italian language.
Food and drinks; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (January 7-October); Tuesday, Friday only (November-March); Departs at 9:00am. Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour.
Closed on: December 15 - January 6, July 5-6, October 28, November 17.
Approximately 4 hours.
Meeting point is Gray Line stand at Narodni Street 38 or pick up at your hotel.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Children younger than 3 years old may participate for free.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**