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Prague’s Merry Markets Christmas Tour with Traditional Goodies

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

Quick Details

Small-Group Tour per person
65
Private Tour starting at
159

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.

Highlights:

  • Authentic experience: Visit Prague’s main Christmas markets as well as the neighbourhood ones you’d never find on your own
  • Local specialties: Sip delicious mulled wine and hot mead while you snack on traditional Christmas cookies
  • Culture: Learn all about the ways we celebrate Christmas and hear stories of the craziest Czech traditions
  • Magical moment: Admire the biggest Christmas tree in the country 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
  • Shopping: Get pro tips on where to buy the best souvenirs and get your hands on the most authentic local handicrafts
  • 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.

A truly special Christmas tour in Prague! Joanna

Book this!!! It was so fun to go around exploring. Our guide, Pavla, was one of the most outstanding guides I’ve ever had before (and I’ve been on many tours!) She explained much about Czech history, key places, and things to do in addition to taking us around the Christmas markets!! It was so special! Thank you Pavla and team!!!!

– Airbnb, Dec 2022
Wonderful Experience! Josef K.

I loved every moment of this tour. I loved to visit Christmas markets, where locals go (2 of them in local neighborhoods, therefore would never find myself). I loved the mead and hot wine I tried and Christmas cookies were just delicious as well! I loved to learn about such interesting Christmas traditions of Czech people. I loved our guide, Misa, she is such an amazing story teller and a very passionate guide. It felt like visiting beautiful Christmas markets with a local friend, I loved it! Do not hesitate and book this tour. It is well worth the price. Thank you, Misa and Thank you, Prague City Adventures, for such a memorable experience. The best tour of my trip.

– Viator, Dec 2022
Magical Christmas Market experience with Prague City Adventures team Klaudija

I spent a lovely morning with our guide Pavla who gave us wonderful insight into Czech Christmas traditions. We visited small holiday markets which the locals use and got a feel for the non-tourist side of Prague. We tried some of the goodies such as mulled wine, warm mead and cookies that people make for the holidays. The tour was a real highlight of my stay in Prague and I only wish that I had done it at the start.

– TripAdvisor, Dec 2022
A wonderful Christmas tour in Prague Ashley

Seeing the various markets and hearing the local stories and personal stories of the guide just made it such a wonderful experience. Highly recommend

– Airbnb, Nov 2022
As magical as it could be! Pavliii

I just got back from a tremendous morning with Nikola on the Christmas market tour. I thought I had done it all with some of the more commercial and popular markets, which were littered with clueless tourists like me - boy was I wrong! Nikola took us to the markets that were much quieter and frequented by locals, and told us stories and history into the many traditions and customs of the Czech people. I always love a good Xmas experience, and this was no exception. 5 stars and highly recommend. No one knows a country like the locals!

– TripAdvisor, Nov 2022
Great Xmas Tour! Jane N.

Wonderful festive experience with a variety of Xmas snacks included. I loved having a local guide who shared Czech traditions, explained all about Christmas food and drinks and taught our small group a few phrases in Czech. The mead and mulled wine were also delicious!

– Viator, Nov 2022
A lovely Christmas time in Prague! Lindsay

What a lovely time and perfect Christmas Eve! We learned a lot about the culture and history of Prague, and meandered through secret spots in the city in addition to main locations. Perfect pace, delicious cookies and wine, great walk. I completely forgot the markets weren't there and didn't need them. Had a wonderful time! Thank you Tereza for spending your Christmas morning with us!

– Airbnb, Dec 2021
Very fun Christmas tour! Jason R.

My wife and I had so much fun with Nikola the other day while visiting Prague. Our friends that came in late the next day and were impressed by the knowledge we had after just a little time with Nikola. That was a fun afternoon learning the culture and traditions, I highly recommend it!!

– Google, Dec 2020

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