Pilsen – TOURISM has prepared a new offer of guide services for groups

The coronavirus pandemic hit the entire tourism industry, and foreign tourists all but disappeared from Pilsen too. Similar to many other players in the field of travel, the organisation Pilsen – TOURISM used the unplanned break to improve and expand its services. For the coming season, we’ve prepared for you a new catalogue of guide services for groups that includes a number of new options. You can download it here.

A reliable partner for guide services

As a destination management organisation, Pilsen – TOURISM has long cared for the development of tourism in Pilsen. Among other things, it operates local tourist information centres and provides guide and delegate services for both smaller and larger groups. It has long worked together with travel agencies and tour operators from all over the world.

Apart from classic and thematic tours of the historical city centre, all-day trips, and commentated tours, it also mediates accommodation in partner hotels and guest houses and arranges tours of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery and other tourist locations. You can choose from a number of tours in our new catalogue (download here) and the specialists from Pilsen – TOURISM will then prepare a custom programme for you that follows your conditions exactly, including selecting an ideal restaurant for lunch or dinner. Payments can be made either by cash or by invoice.

To order or get more information, please, do not hesitate to contact our colleague Jaroslava Panušková (e-mail: panuskova@plzen.eu, Tel.: +420 702 267 666).

And what sort of new options do the Pilsen – TOURISM guides have ready for the summer season?

  • Guided tours of the Great Synagogue: The largest synagogue in the Czech Republic and the fifth-largest in the world has reopened its doors to visitors after three years of renovations. Groups can now join a guide on a tour of the Great Synagogue’s impressive interior with its rich décor, learn about its history, and even take a peek at places that were once inaccessible. For smaller groups, the visit can be expanded into a tour of one of the towers or even the Rabbi’s Home with its newly-built ritual spa known as a “mikveh”.
  • Guided tours of St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral: The Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral waited 100 years for its renovations. Together with a guide, not only can you embark on a tour of the cathedral’s interior but also inspect the Šternberk Chapel, discover the phenomenon of the beautiful Madonnas, and admire the most valuable artistic piece in Pilsen located on the central altar: the so-called “Pilsen Madonna”. The second tour route offers access to the cathedral’s tower and the cathedral’s attic space to learn about the history of the bells etc.
  • Guided tours of the Semler Residence: In September, visitors will also have the option to visit the newly reconstructed Semler Residence – the fourth interior designed by world-renowned architect Adolf Loos, which has been added to the current two, available tour routes. Tours will only be open for smaller groups, nevertheless, larger groups can be split up and still make their way through the residence.