A one-day tour of the microbreweries of Ostrava.
Groups of 5 – 7 people, €55 per person.
Groups of 8 – 13 people, €45 per person.
Groups of 13 or more people, €40 per person.
The Industrial Heritage Beer Trail takes place in and around the City of Ostrava. Once known as The Steel Heart of the Republic, Ostrava was the Sheffield or Pittsburg of Central Europe.
Before the Second World War, Ostrava had several breweries but by the 1950’s, only one remained; the City Brewery which was founded in 1897. The first microbrewery appeared in 2007, the Qasek brewery located at the Hobit pub in the city centre. Later, the splendid Zamek (Chateau) microbrewery opened in a beautifully renovated baroque chateau, also close to the city centre. Both of these award-winning microbreweries are included in our tour.
Nowadays, Ostrava is enjoying a renaissance as a city of education, sport and culture but its proud history is preserved in some of Europe’s, and indeed the world’s, best museums of industrial history. The hard-working and forward-looking spirit of Ostrava is also reflected in the microbreweries on our tour – the age of heavy industry may be past but the foundations of a ‘golden’ future are already here!
The tour starts and ends in Ostrava at your hotel. Wherever you are coming from, we can help you find the most convenient connections so you can get beyond the well-worn tourist trails of Prague and Pilsen.
The tour is fully guided in English, freeing you from the language barrier so that you can really get to know this wonderful city and its friendly people. It features visits to Ostrava’s two best microbreweries and a pub offering the produce of many more microbreweries in the surrounding countryside. It is led by our beer expert Martin Jarosek at a pace to suit you but typically lasts about 8 hours, so we will take you via an establishment with a good lunch menu!
The price includes your guide, all transport required to get you around the tour and a welcome beer in each pub on the tour.
Not included in the price:
Beers (apart from your welcome drinks), lunches, dinners. As a guide, the majority of beers cost around a Euro per half-litre glass, although some of those produced by the micro-breweries are as much as €1.20. A huge meal of pork knee and sauerkraut is about €7.50 but a typical local meal of meat and vegetables works out at around €4 to €5. You know your limits, so you can budget accordingly!
Notes on the price & programme:
For transport purposes, the prices are based on group sizes as shown at the top of this page. Larger or smaller groups can easily be catered for, although the price per person will vary according to the type of transport and the number of guides required. As we are visiting small pubs and microbreweries, larger groups may have to be divided into smaller ones! The exact programme may also vary depending on the range and quality offered by the microbreweries and pubs at the time of your visit; we always aim to show you the best available while you are here. If this tour is not exactly what you are looking for, please get in touch with your requirements and we can tailor a tour just for you.
PLEASE NOTE: All of the pubs and breweries which we visit, as well as the transport companies, have liability insurance. However, we would like to remind you that it is your responsibility to make sure you have appropriate travel insurance. Full details of our Terms & Conditions are here.