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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!

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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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!

  • Kutná Hora: 2-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

    7. 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.

  • Bone Church and Kutna Hora Private Tour from Prague

    8. Bone Church and Kutna Hora Private Tour from Prague

    See Kutna Hora, a medieval silver-mining city located 1 hour's drive to the East of Prague. Journey to this fantastic city which, during the Middle Ages, brought fame to the lands of the Czech Crown and visit one of the richest and most powerful towns in the Czech lands. Whilst on our private tour of this remarkable area you can also see a local rarity - a bone church in Sedlec. According to estimates, bones of approximately 40,000 people were used to decorate the chapel. A haunting reminder of the transience of human life and the inevitability of death. Whilst here we will also see other masterpieces, including a massive chandelier and Schwarzenberg coat-of-arms.

  • From Prague: Kutna Hora and Winery Tour with Lunch

    9. From Prague: Kutna Hora and Winery Tour with Lunch

    Start with pickup at your hotel in Prague by your English-speaking private driver-guide. Travel approxiamtely 1 hour to the Bohemia wine region. Visit a winery specialized in biodynamic production, the only Czech winery awarded with DEMETER biodynamic certification. Be personally welcomed by the local sommelier who will provide a brief introduction of the winery and biodynamic wine production followed by a cellar tour and wine tasting. Discover the production process of the winery, where modern technologies combine with careful work with the hands and a true love of the craft. This produces high-quality wines, created without the use of any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Stroll through the vineyards with a beautiful view of the city of Kutná Hora. Enjoy an authentic Czech two-course lunch in a restaurant located in the historical center of Kutná Hora. After lunch, enj...

  • Kutná Hora: 1.5-Hour Private Tour of Sedlec Ossuary at Night

    10. Kutná Hora: 1.5-Hour Private Tour of Sedlec Ossuary at Night

    Discover the mysteries of Kutná Hora and the Sedlec Ossuary alongside a professional local guide in monk costume. Begin your tour in the upper chapel of the Sedlec Ossuary. Learn about abandoned mines and wars — the tumultuous history that shaped Sedlec. Continue your tour downwards into the candlelit bowels of the Ossuary, decorated with the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people. Ascend once more into the light and visit the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist, built on the oldest Abby in the Czech lands, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Let organ music and the light of candles transport you to another time and place. End your tour with a visit to the Treasury Room where you can see the original 14th-century Monstrance of Sedlec.

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What people are saying about Sedlec Ossuary

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 823 reviews

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

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

Amazing trip with David! It was a safe, relaxed and very informative trip, highly recommended!

Very cool place who needs more support to stay alive and renovate the old unique church

it was creepy in a good way. 2 hour ride but 3 hours of experience