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  • From Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

    1. From Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

    Head out of Prague for the day on a 5-hour excursion to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following a 1-hour ride through the countryside via air-conditioned minibus, you'll arrive in the city known for its silver mines. Once in town, visit the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, and the nearby Ossuary which is renowned for its elaborate decorations made of more than 40,000 human bones. Along the way, learn more about Bohemia's vibrant history, gorgeous landscapes, and architectural wonders. Afterward, stop at a famous Old Bohemian tavern where a 3-course traditional Czech lunch will be served.

    Absolutely brilliant. David our guide was fantastic very informative. Great tour. Loved it. Highly recommended

  • Kutna Hora UNESCO Site Tour with Bone Chapel from Prague

    2. Kutna Hora UNESCO Site Tour with Bone Chapel from Prague

    Take a full-day trip to Kutná Hora from Prague and discover its amazing collection of historic buildings that have made it one of the most popular destinations in the Czech Republic. During the 7- to 8-hour expedition, see all of the most famous sights. Explore on foot all of the most famous sights, like the ghoulish Sedlec Ossuary and the Gothic masterpiece of St. Barbara's Church. Visit Kutná Hora's bone chapel, a true highlight of the day that draws visitors from all over the world, and discover how this gem of Bohemian history is home to much more than just piles of skulls and bones. Kutná Hora was the economic powerhouse of the Kingdom of Bohemia and played a crucial role in the Hussite Wars of the 15th century. See the Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Chapel) and Saint Barbara's Church, then continue to Sankturin House, Bohemia's oldest Cistercian Monastery, the fabulous Italian Court, medie...

    Very interesting. Good tour , our guide was a very knowledgeable person and lived history. A little hard to understand but really enjoyed. Thank you Paul and hope your back in work soon . Fantastic knowledge and a love of history

  • Kutna Hora & Bone Chapel Tour from Prague

    3. Kutna Hora & Bone Chapel Tour from Prague

    Take a 6-hour trip from Prague to the gruesome bone chapel of Kutná Hora and explore the historic buildings of the medieval town center. During the 6-hour excursion, you will visit all the main sights, including the ghoulish Sedlec Ossuary, and the Gothic masterpiece of St. Barbara's Church. Thanks to the prosperous silver mines, Kutná Hora became the second most important town of the Bohemian Kingdom in the Middle Ages after Prague. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the town is full of remarkable late Gothic and Baroque architecture. Visit the miraculous Church of St. Barbara, the Italian Court (Royal Mint), and the unique Ossuary in Sedlec, where you will also see Bohemia’s oldest Cistercian Monastery. Learn about the Hussite Wars, and explore the boom days when Kutná Hora competed with Prague economically and culturally to become the favorite residence of Bohemian kings...

    Kutna Hora is a beautiful city just outside of Prague, and is well worth visiting. Adam, our tour guide, was very personable and made the trip easy and enjoyable. Great value for money!

  • Half-Day Tour to Kutná Hora and Ossuary from Prague

    4. Half-Day Tour to Kutná Hora and Ossuary from Prague

    Following pick-up at your hotel, transfer by air-conditioned bus to the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kutná Hora. Visit the late Gothic jewel of St. Barbara’s Church and discover one of the town's symbol's and the pride of its miners. Take a guided walk of the historic town center. Then travel to the Ossuary beneath the Roman Catholic Cemetery Church of All Saints. Built in the 14th century, the 2-storey building is the site of an underground chapel decorated with more than 40,000 human bones. Return to Prague and benefit from drop off at your hotel or in the city center.

    Excellent. We were picked up at our hotel, and returned back after the tour. The tour bus was very comfortable. The guide was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this service, and will use them again.

  • Kutná Hora: Sedlec Ossuary Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audioguide

    5. Kutná Hora: Sedlec Ossuary Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audioguide

    Skip the ticket line at two truly unique sites and listen to interesting commentary through your audio guide.  First stop is the Sedlec Ossuary, said to contain bones from 40,000 - 70,000 human skeletons. All are used in an artistic way to beautifully decorate the church's interior. One of the ossuary’s eye-catching features is an enormous chandelier, completely made out of bones.  Then, take a short walk to visit another noteworthy place - the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist. Listed as a UNESCO heritage site since 1995, the cathedral is a unique combination of Baroque and Gothic architecture. Walk around the church and even explore the cathedral’s attic, whilst listening to the audio guide that will explain more about the church's history.

  • From Prague: Kutna Hora Walking Tour & St. Barbara Cathedral

    6. From Prague: Kutna Hora Walking Tour & St. Barbara Cathedral

    Head east from Prague to the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site of Kutna Hora. Built in the Middle Ages in the midst of an extensive silver ore field, it quickly became Bohemia’s second-most significant town. Its ample mineral assets became the backbone of the Czech economy, enriching the kingdom massively. Next, you’ll tour the town’s Cathedral of St. Barbara, considered one the best examples of late Gothic architecture in Bohemia. St. Barbara was patroness of the miners, and miners would come to the cathedral to receive her blessings. Learn a little bit more about the Czech Republic’s rich history on this walking tour from Prague.

    The tour itself was great and Sara is an amazing tour guide: Very kind and welcoming. However, getting to the meeting point was a nightmare. Originally I got an email telling me that I would be picked up at my hotel and that I would receive further details soon. One hour before the tour, I had received nothing so I called and I was told that I had to go a different location. I was given very vague and confusing instructions, so I had some issues finding the spot. Since I was running late, a very rude person called my phone and yelled at me because I was supposedly in the wrong place. They made me turn around only to realize that I was actually walking in the right direction at the beginning. I'm completely disappointed with the way that I was treated before the tour itself began.

  • From Prague: Half-Day to Kutná Hora & Bone Church with Lunch

    7. From Prague: Half-Day to Kutná Hora & Bone Church with Lunch

    Once upon a time, Kutná Hora was one of the most important cities in the Czech Kingdom, with the richest silver mines in Europe. Today, this uniquely preserved medieval town is one of the most important monuments of the Czech Republic, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Stroll through its well-preserved streets with a local guide and hear the history of the city. The day begins with pickup from your accommodation or a central meeting point in Prague. Drive in a comfortable, air-conditioned car approximately 1 hour to the first stop in Sedlec. A suburb of Kutná Hora, Sedlec is home to the early Gothic cathedral Assumption of Our Lady and St. John the Baptist. Destroyed in the 15th century during the Hussite Wars, the cathedral was beautifully rebuilt in the Baroque-Gothic style by Jan Blažej Santini in the 18th century. See the famous Kutná Hora ostensorium, standing at almost...

    Vladimir, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, kind and informative. He took us to a quaint restaurant with delicious food. It was a perfect day!

  • From Prague: Private Guided Kutna Hora Tour with Transport

    8. From Prague: Private Guided Kutna Hora Tour with Transport

    Your driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel. On the 1.5-hour drive to Kutna Hora, your guide will explain to you the rich history of the town, and its importance during medieval times. Upon arrival, you will first visit the famous Bone chapel. The chapel holds approximately 40,000 human bones from different time periods, mainly from the 13th to the 15th centuries. Legend has it that a lonely monk began the construction of the chapel in 15th century. Admire the strange bone structures and take photographs of this odd chapel. Then you will get back into your vehicle and drive to the Italian court in the city center. This building was initially designed as the King's residence, and later served as the mint where the quality silver coins were produced. From the court you walk along the wonderful narrow streets of the historical center. At the end of this walk, you will reach Saint...

    FANTASTIC! Front door pickup. Great driver and tour guide. Less than an hour to get there, then the Ossuary and St Barbara cathedral were unique and stunning. The town is quaint and walkable, and we had a lovely tea break in a cafe before heading back to Prague. Our guide, Eva, was so kind and knowledgeable, and knew great fun facts that aren't in the typical guidebooks.... she was awesome!

  • Kutná Hora: 2-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

    9. Kutná Hora: 2-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

    Get an insider’s view of Kutná Hora’s most fascinating landmarks on a small-group 2-hour walking tour of Sedlec Ossuary, the Cathedral of the Assumption, and the Plague Column. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the entrance of the Sedlec Ossuary. Take in views of the chapel adorned with human skeletons and learn about its past before continuing on your tour. Make your way to numerous iconic monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage Site town, including the site of a former Cistercian monastery and now the Gothic and baroque Cathedral of the Assumption, the Gothic Saint Barbara's Cathedral, and the Plague Column - a memorial to the thousands of victims killed during the plague that struck the town in 1713. Learn about the town's history and anecdotes from your local, expert guide along your way.

  • Kutná Hora Private Tour: Day Trip from Prague

    10. Kutná Hora Private Tour: Day Trip from Prague

    Spend a day exploring Kutná Hora, situated about 65 km from Prague, a medieval city that has origins from the first part of the 13th century. After Prague, it was the most important town in Bohemia, having become the most preferred residence of several Czech kings and also a mint for the "Prague Penny". Kutná Hora was declared a world heritage site, and since 1995 it has been protected by UNESCO.  After pick-up from your hotel, you'll travel to the city in a comfortable vehicle. Your expert tour guide will take you to the most important sites in this ancient town - first, you'll visit the Ossuary ("the Bone Church"), adorned with the skeletons of thousands of victims of the Black Death. Then will come a guided tour of the historical city centre, including St. Barbara's Cathedral and the Italian Court. Next comes lunch in a local tavern, followed by some free time in the city centre to w...

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What people are saying about Sedlec Ossuary

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based on 1,919 reviews

A spectacular trip to see a positively awe-inspiring work of funerary art. The absolute beauty of the works combined with the psychic weight of how they were created is a combination that must be experienced in person.

Vladimir, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, kind and informative. He took us to a quaint restaurant with delicious food. It was a perfect day!

Vi var en liten grupp om tre så vi fick verkligen en personlig guide som gav svar på våra frågor

loved the trip. The guide was really nice, the driver also did his job very well.

Everything perfect. Our tour guide Sarah is a sweetheart. Very interesting place.