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Prague’s Merry Markets Christmas Tour with Local Guide

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Christmas markets hold a special place in Europeans’ hearts. Maybe it’s the Old City lit up by lamplight and Christmas lights, and the wooden stands showcasing handmade goods and homemade goodies.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Visit Prague’s main market as well as two different Christmas markets outside the city centre
  • Sip on mulled wine and hot mead while snacking on cheese from a grill, roasted nuts, and other delicious Christmas treats
  • Discover what a hedgehog (yes, a hedgehog!) has to do with Christmas in Czech, and why Santa doesn’t come here (also, why are girls throwing shoes?)
  • Learn about Czech Christmas traditions before and after the 1989 revolution
  • See a nativity scene in a grand church that’s said to rival the spectacular St. Vitus Cathedral
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Meet at Jungmann Square (close to the great Wenceslas Square), where you’ll start this Prague tour with an introduction to the classic Czech Christmas: a nativity scene in a grand church.

You'll then hop on board the metro and escape the bustle of the center to experience the first market on your list of stops. Here, you’ll get to taste mulled wine and sample your first Christmas snack. As you eat and explore, you’ll learn about local holiday traditions like Christmas carps, find out what baby Jesus has to do with a little hedgehog, why there’s no Santa in this part of the world, and what Christmas means in this mostly secular nation. You’ll discover that locals in Prague have a lot of holiday traditions that are very different from what you might expect!

Loafing your way over to the second Christmas market, you'll walk along some of the beautiful streets of Prague. At the market, you’ll be greeted by hot mead and roasted almonds, and somewhere throughout the tour, your guide will choose yet another snack, depending on what’s best and on offer that day. You'll also take a moment to point out some of the best places for you to visit while you’re in Prague over the holidays. After warming up with tasty treats, you'll make your way back to the city center, where you’ll learn about Christmas before, during, and after the 1989 revolution, and you’ll also hear about the beloved former President Havel.

At our third, and final, Christmas market, you’ll be seeing the market that put Prague on the Christmas map. The Old Town Square’s impressive tree is only one of the spectacles to admire here; the square in the winter is captivating with all its sights and smells and sounds of the market adding to the overall holiday experience. It’s here that the tour will end, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the festivities! The tour guides will leave you at the Old Town Square to explore to your heart’s content — after all, there are dozens of reasons to venture further into the Christmas markets of Prague. So go on, have a(nother) cup of mead and lose track of time!
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Mulled wine and hot mead
  • Traditional Christmas snacks
  • Entry to a church’s nativity scene
  • Public transportation during tour
  • Map with personalized recommendations
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Transportation to and from the meeting and end points
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

In front of the statue at Jungmannovo Náměstí (Jungmann Square), Prague 1, New Town. Closest metro station is Můstek, on both the Yellow and Green lines.

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• This tour is led in a small group with a maximum of 10 people
• This is a child-friendly tour – children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour
• The tour operator caters to vegetarians and gluten-intolerant travelers – vegans, please inquire before booking

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Product ID: 82596