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Prague’s Merry Markets Christmas Tour

Experience the Magical Atmosphere of Christmas in a Small Group or Privately

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A Christmas Like no Other

European Christmas markets are like a storybook come alive: twinkling lights, wooden stands selling handmade gifts, steaming mugs of mulled wine… A trip to Prague during the holidays wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our famed Christmas markets; you simply have to experience this magic for yourself! On this tour, you’ll explore three of the most traditional Prague markets with a local guide and learn about the history and traditions of the holiday season.


  • Authentic experience: Visit Prague’s main Christmas market as well as two neighbourhood ones
  • Local specialties: Sip some mulled wine while snacking on traditional Christmas cookies and other treats
  • Culture: Hear stories of Czech Christmas traditions you’ll never find in any travel guide
  • Magical moment: Admire Prague’s holiday decorations and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere in the Old Town
  • Fun facts: Discover why Santa doesn’t come to Prague or why young girls throw shoes on Christmas
  • Souvenirs: Get a lovely keepsake in the form of a Christmas candle and learn about the traditions behind it
  • Small group: Experience Prague from a different angle in the company of a small-sized group and a knowledgable local guide

How taking this tour will benefit the local community: All the stands we visit are 100% owned and run by local Czechs. As we’re in a small group of no more than 12, we don’t disrupt local life. By taking our guests to off-the-beaten-path locations, we help businesses that would usually not be visited by travellers.

“Veselé Vánoce!”

(Czech for “Merry Christmas!”)

Did you know that Prague Christmas Markets have been voted among the top 10 most beautiful ones in Europe? Don’t miss a chance to be part of this special occasion and come witness the city at its best with your own eyes!

This Prague tour is a cosy, intimate holiday adventure through the picturesque streets of the Old Town and the vibrant atmosphere of the animated Christmas markets. If you’re in Prague during the holiday season, there’s no better way to experience the Czech Christmas culture.

Explore Prague Christmas with All of Your Senses

We’ll kick off at Franz Kafka Square (a small plaza near the Old Town Square) where you’ll meet your guide, a Prague resident and a local culture specialist. Together with a small group of like-minded travellers, you’ll embark on an unusual excursion that feels like a Christmas party with friends.

As soon as we’ve said our hellos, we’ll head off to the first on the list of our chosen markets. At each one of these, you’ll sample delightful treats like mulled wine or Christmas cookies. You can also count on at least one other surprise that your guide will pick for you based on the daily offer and your own specific taste.

Christmas Traditions You’ve Never Hear of

While strolling around the markets, your guide will share Christmas stories and explain our unique holiday traditions. Be ready for a decent amount of fun facts as our customs can be quite extraordinary and different from your own! You’ll also learn about the specific ways in which Christmas has changed in the Czech Republic, from before the Communist era, throughout its duration all the way towards our contemporary Christmas celebrations.

What Else You Should Know

The two neighbourhood markets we visit on this tour stay open until December 24. After that date we’ll take you to two equally beautiful local markets within the historic city centre. The main Christmas market in the Old Town stays open until New Year’s.

  • Our tours run rain or shine

In case of rain, please dress accordingly and bring an umbrella or a raincoat with you. In winter, temperatures can get quite low, be aware of that and put an extra sweater into your backpack. But remember – it’s your vacation, so if you are cold during the tour, just say so to your guide. There’s always a cafe nearby where you can warm up and then go on with the tour.

  • Put on your walking shoes 

Prague’s Old Town is full of cobbled streets – please wear a decent pair of shoes. Walking involved in the tour may vary, but it is not a marathon. Still, please let us know in advance if you do have any mobility issues. We can always adjust the itinerary so that less walking is involved.

  • Everything’s covered, right?

At the markets, our guide will be making all the payments of the snacks and drinks that are part of this tour, including a tip on your behalf to the staff.

  • Want to make this tour private?

We’ll pick you up at your hotel (or elsewhere in the city center).

Choose your own starting time.

Have the guide just for yourself.

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Excellent Xmas market tour!! TravelWell331

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Guillaume! We learned a lot, tasted yummy beverages and treats, and met many wonderful fellow travelers. We are so happy we decided to do this tour. It would have taken awhile to find these markets on our own, and we got to dive right into the Christmas spirit upon arrival.

– TripAdvisor, December 2019
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Prague’s Merry Markets Paul K

A delightful tour of Prague to savour the city and the Christmas Markets. Our wonderful guide, Tereza gave us a broad insight into the culture and history of the city she loves so much, as well as introducing us to the colourful bustling markets and not to forget, mulled wines. We finished the tour at Charles Bridge and in a with the spirit of Christmas we lit sparklers and sang a Christmas Carol. A magical finish to a great tour with a special guide.

– TripAdvisor, December 2019
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What a wonderful way to see Prague's Christmas Markets! S_SquaredESQ

If you're in Prague while the markets are open, book this tour! Nikola guided us around town while sharing wonderful stories of Czech Christmas traditions from her own childhood. She was welcoming and friendly and fun. She took us to markets we never would have found on our own and really made our time in Prague memorable! 10/10 would recommend!

– TripAdvisor, December 2019
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Tremendous evening in Prague! Samantha B.

We just got back from a tremendous evening with Michaela and Theresa on the Christmas market tour. We thought we had done it all with some of the more commercial and popular markets, which were littered with clueless tourists like us - boy were we wrong! They took us to the markets that were much quieter and frequented by locals, and have us a storied history into the many traditions and customs of the Czech people. We always love a good urban adventures tour, and this was no exception. 5 stars, highly recommend! No one knows a country like the locals!

– TripAdvisor, December 2019
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It was amazing! Nazira & Jayden

Highly recommend this tour! It was amazing getting to know the markets!!! Guillaume was such a great tour guide explained all the different types of foods / drinks! Gave us such good recommendations!!! 10/10 for this! Loved it! It’s a must in Prague around December! Christmas markets were awesome!

– TripAdvisor, December 2019