Christmas magic in Prague
Na co se můžeš těšit
- Local English-speaking guide
- Advent markets
- Welcome Dinner
- Visits to charming, historic places
- Cooking Czech specialities
- Christmas ornaments workshop
- Visit to farmers' markets
- Prague´s legends and fairy-tales
- Christmas ballet
Pobyt je zrušen
Come celebrate Advent in the fairy-tale, magical atmosphere of Prague which dazzles even during the short days of winter. We will visit the main historical sites while enjoying the Advent traditions unique to this region. We will taste and cook holiday food, attend the Nutcracker in a beautiful Baroque theater, make a Christmas ornament using Czech glass, take an old-fashioned tram ride along the river while listening to mysterious legends, fairy tales and Advent stories about Prague, and search for homemade gifts at the local Christmas markets while keeping warm with mulled wine. The winter may be dark but Prague is always lit up and remains bright in spirit!
Sobota 8. prosince
Welcome to Prague! The meeting for all participants to check-in is no later than 16:30 at our charming hotel, just meters from the entrance to the Prague Castle. After we meet, we will enjoy a walk along the historical Royal Route from Mala Strana over the Charles Bridge to Old Town Square to reach a beautiful, private home for a welcome Dinner. Over a special meal, we will learn how to bake the most popular Czech Christmas dessert, taste Czech holiday cookies, discuss Czech Advent traditions and share our own traditions and stories. After dinner, we return by public transport to the hotel or you can make a stop at the Old Town Square Christmas market for a cup of hot wine before returning to the hotel. It is up to you.
- Dinner included
Neděle 9. prosince
We will have an early breakfast and then make a short journey just outside Prague to participate in a Christmas ornament workshop. We will receive a lesson on how to make traditional ornaments and then we will use Czech glass to make our very own Czech Christmas ornament. The trip to the workshop will offer us a chance to see some of the villages in the Czech Republic countryside. Refreshments will be served. We will return to Prague and you can either rest or explore Prague on your own, for which we will provide recommendations and advice to you. We will come together again in the early evening to take a scenic ride across the river to Vinohrady (“Wine Castle”) where we will attend the traditional Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, at the beautiful baroque Vinohradska Theater. Before and after the theater, we can enjoy the Christmas market at Namesti Miru, which locals consider to be the best market in Prague.
- Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not included.
Pondělí 10. prosince
After breakfast, we will begin our wonderful day exploring the main historical sites and the Christmas festivities in Old Town Square. We will learn about the Gothic, Baroque, Neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau architecture, wander through the Christmas markets in the grand squares, visit traditional Nativity scenes and warm up at one of the many bakeries and cafes serving delicious snacks and coffee. In the afternoon, we will visit the Prague Castle complex or you can have a rest at the hotel which is nearby. In the late afternoon around sunset, we will attend a traditional lighting of the gas lamps in the city and listen to the accompanying music. After the sun sets and the city lights are sparkling, we will take a trip around Prague on a historical tram during which we will hear mysterious legends and fairy tales about Prague.
- Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not included
Úterý 11. prosince
It is time to pack the suitcase, wish our new travelling partners a Merry Christmas or “Veselé Vánoce” and say farewell until next time. If your flight or train isn’t until later in the day, we will happily provide recommendations and advice for further sightseeing and/or shopping.
If a significant number of travellers are leaving later in the day, we could offer a calligraphy course in the morning to prepare you for your holiday greeting cards. Please indicate your interest in this when you register for the trip and we will accommodate those that are interested.
- Breakfast included
Sobota 8. prosince - Středa 11. července
The modern hotel is situated in the city centre. Hotel offers standard rooms which are very cozy and suitable for everyone who appreciates comfort and functionality. Rooms offer a queen size bed, free Wi-Fi, free exclusive bathroom cosmetics, safety deposit box, satellite TV and a minibar.
We advise purchasing tickets at least 9-8 weeks before deparature. We will propose a suitable flight when booking.
In case you want to extend your stay, contact us and we can help you arrange accomodation.
Travel and visa insurance (instructions will be received when booking)
Pack comfortable and warm clothes for city walks and concerts in the church, which can be quite chilly!
You will receive all travel instructions after the second half of the payment has been made.
In the unlikely situation that Manao needs to change the accommodation, Manao reserves the right to book another hotel of the same quality and price at no additional cost to the traveller. In the case of possible closures or obstacles on the tour, we reserve the option to adjust the tour.
- 3 nights accomodation in Prague in historic Mala Strana
- Welcome gala dinner
- Boarding program
- Transfer from the airport to the hotel
- 3-day public transport ticket in Prague
- Breakfast daily
- Air-conditioned minibus according to the program
- English-speaking guide
- Admission fees to monuments included in itinerary
- Cooking with local chef
- Czech ornament workshop
- Mysterious fairy-tales Prague´s tour
- Ticket to Christmas ballet
- City tax
- Food (when not stated in the program)
- Air ticket
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses