Brewery Tours

Come and see how long tradition is effortlessly combined with modern technology, giving rise to the delicious taste of the world-famous and original premium lager Budweiser Budvar

Enveloped in the aroma of Moravian malt and Žatec hops, you will have an opportunity to dabble in the secrets of production of the lager Budweiser Budvar. You will see how, using top-quality domestic raw ingredients, own water drawn from wells over 300 metres deep and first-class brewer's yeast, beer is made with its characteristic delicious taste, a pleasant aroma of hops and a touch of bitterness, the quality of which is appreciated by customers almost all over the world. 

You can then taste our diligently brewed beer drafted only for you from brewery tanks in extensive cool lager cellars, where Budweiser Budvar ripens before it finds its way to the customers.

Information on tours in the Budějovický Budvar brewery:

Opening hours:

High-season - 1.3.-31.12.
Monday – Sunday:- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Off-season - 1.1.-28.2.
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Entry Conditions: Max. 50, min. 5 participants
Visit Time: cca 60 minutes
Price in Czech language: 120,- CZK/person
Price in foreign language: 120,- CZK/person
Discount 50%: childern under 18, students / ISIC card required
  • Regular tours without reservation in Czech, English and German are conducted at 2 pm every working day, and from April till November also on weekends
  • Tours are also possible in Russian, French, Spanish and Italian, subject to prior reservation
  • An excursion lasts approximately 60 minutes; the group should have between 5 and 50 persons
  • A 50% discount is given to children aged under 18 and to students who present the ISIC card
  • The price of a tour outside the opening hours is CZK 180
  • The tour also includes the tasting of Budweiser Budvar lager in the lager cellar itself (only for visitors aged over 18)
  • You can also enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of our restaurant, including a selection from our group menus in the Budvar Beer House – directly in the brewery
  • You can order a tour of the brewery online at www.visitbudvar.cz
  • Online sale of promotional articles: shop.budvar.cz a www.pardal.cz/eshop
  • You can also visit the brewery on a virtual tour. 360° virtual tour of the brewery is available here.

Multimedia exposition

Depicting the brewing history in the town of České Budějovice in a remarkable way, the multimedia exposition called “The Tale of Beer from Budějovice” is a part of the Budweiser Budvar’s Visitor Centre. The story comes to life on large plasma screens and during a fi lm projection. The tale of Budweiser Budvar beer’s success secrets is told by old technical relics along with latest modern equipment, which also provides an extraordinary journey to the Earth’s heart.

The tour starts with a large-screen projection of the brewing process inside a copper brewing vat, continuing with a virtual trip in a crate of a mining li to the depth of 300 metres, where the source of unique water used in the brewing of Budweiser Budvar beer is located. The subsequent historical hall carries the visitors back to 1265, when the town of České Budějovice (or Budweis in German language) was founded and when the brewing tradition in this town originated. The next stop is at the Gothic-Renaissance style cabin, where the exposition of medieval brewing can be seen. The eff ects of technical equipment on the brewing industry’s development are refl ected by the industrial age hall, where visitors become acquainted with the founding of the Czech Joint-Stock Brewery – the direct predecessor of today’s Budweiser Budvar. The 20th century hall highlights the key moments in Budweiser Budvar’s history. The exposition is concluded by a demonstration of Budweiser Budvar beer’s successes around the world along with a humorous fi lm about the origin and uniqueness of Budweiser Budvar beer.

  • The exposition lasts approximately 50 minutes, the maximum amount of viewers is 24
  • the interval between viewing is around 20 minutes
  • 50% discount for children under 18 and students (upon submitting the ISIC pass)

Information on tours in the Multimedia exposition:

Opening hours:

High-season - 1.3.-31.12.
Monday – Sunday:- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Off-season - 1.1.-28.2.
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Entry Conditions: Max. 24 participants
Visit Time: cca 50 minutes
Price in Czech language: 60,- CZK/person, the multimedia show is free of charge with the purchase of the Brewery Tour
Price in foreign language: 60,- CZK/person, the multimedia show is free of charge with the purchase of the Brewery Tour
Discount 50%: childern under 18, students / ISIC card required

Contact and tour reservation: 

Visitors' Centre and souvenir shop of Budějovický Budvar

K. Světlé 512/4, 370 04 České Budějovice

Tel.: +420 387 705 347 
Fax: +420 387 313 325

Email: exkurse(zavináč)budvar.cz
www.visitbudvar.cz