Becov Nad Teplou is a picturesque historic city between Mariansky Lazne and Karlovy Vary in the magnificently beautiful Czech countryside. We will visit the castle interiors and the priceless shrine of St. Maurus. A priceless solid gold reliquary only of which 3 exist in the whole of Europe. More priceless even than the Czech crown jewels but did not originate in Czechia. It is a must see priceless treasure. During WWII the priceless Maurus was owned by the Beaufort’s family who were Nazi sympathizers. Before fleeing back to Germany after the war the Maurus disappeared and was assumed hidden somewhere. In 1984 a US citizen started negotiating with the Czech state about return of some possessions in the Czech lands. Czech authorities were suspicious about what the object of possession possibly was. After lengthy investigation criminologist found the Maurus buried in the castle floor. On this tour we will see this incredible priceless artifact now on display in the Becov Castle.
Highlights of the Becov Castle Day Trip:
Your personal English speaking professional guide
Luxury car or minivan with professional English speaking driver
You will tour the medieval city of Becov nad Teplou
We will stop for lunch at a nice restaurant near the castle
You will see the priceless reliquary of St. Marus
Learn the story of the this hidden treasure after WWII
See the view from the Becov tower of the Czech lands
Length of the tour is 8 hours (Pick-up 9:00 am – Return to hotel around 5:30 pm)
Kuks Castle Hospital and Baroque Garden and Baroque Pharmacy is the newest location added to the UNESCO list of historical sights in the Czech Republic. The Kuks City and Baroque Castle Tour is the newest and most unique location and we are happy to be the first to offer this day trip to Kuks Castle Hospital from Prague.
Kuks is the baroque wonder in the heart of the Czech countryside. We will take you to the small city of Kuks founded by Baron Spork and his family. Here Baron Spork built his legacy, his dream city/utopia, where he held extravagant dinner parties with fountains of wine, fun, games and jousting field. The complete city was built as a place of fun and recreation decorated in lavish baroque style until a tragic flood. In the 18th century the castle was converted into a hospital for war veterans and housed a unique Baroque pharmacy which is now open to the public. Now you can see the world of flamboyant Baroque parties and extravagant living in the 17th century city of Kuks founded by an eccentric baron who was awarded the town for his victorious battles against the Turks. Be the first to see this soon to be very popular unique UNESCO site.
Highlights of the Kuks Castle Day Trip:
Your personal English speaking guide
Luxury car or minivan with Professional English Speaking Driver
You will see the incredible Baroque Castle of Baron Spork
Incredible Baroque statues of Mathias Bernard Braun
You will see The Baroque Pharmacy
You will see The Baroque Chapel and tour Baron Sporks’ home
You will relax in The Kuks Baroque Gardens
We will stop for lunch at the hunting lodge restaurant
Length of the tour is 8 hours (Pick-up 9:30 am – Return to hotel around 6:00 pm)