Chrismas in Prague
9th - 12th December
Prague is the enchanting capital of the Chech Republic. It is full of history with its magnificent Gothic towers and castle and cathedral. At Christmas time especially it looks like a town straight out of a fairytale. We will fly from Gatwick and be there within a couple of hours. Prague is connected to the airport by its tramways. Soon you will be whisked away into an enchanting world of wonder and magic.
The Christmas markets are a key ingredient of the festive magic in the Czech Republic. And the Prague Christmas markets are the most impressive, lighting up the city, and bringing locals and tourists together to share in the spirit in a 'winter wonderland' setting. The markets consist of brightly decorated wooden huts selling traditional handicrafts: glassware, jewellery, embroidered lace, wooden toys, metalware, ceramics, scented candles, Christmas tree ornaments, hats, gloves and scarves, and puppets and dolls beautifully dressed in traditional costumes. Wenceslas Square has its own brightly lit Christmas tree too, which can be admired from all over the square.
We will meet early in the morning before departing for Gatwick airport, from where we will fly to Prague in the Czech Republic. After booking into our hotel we will take a stroll around town before setworld famous "Hard Rock Cafe" for our evening meal and entertainment.
In the morning we will visit the magnificent castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral on the hill overlooking the historic town centre of Prague and the river vltava. Then we will stroll across the King Charles bridge with it's Gothic towers at either end before visiting the enchanting christmas market in the famous town Squareo the Christmas market where we will spend the afternoon. In the early evening we will take the horse driven buggy rides around the magical city centre before settling in to one of the local restaurants for our evening meal.
On Sunday we will join an excursion which will take us by land around the main sights of Prague, including the famous Wenceslas Square which is famous in our christmas songs and the Prague astronomical clock, a medieval astronomical clock. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.
In the evening we will go on a cruise along the river Vlatva lit up like a magical town as we relax and enjoy the sights.
A last hearty breakfast at our hotel then a final opportunity to do some last minute shopping before we must catch the tram back to the airport. From there we fly back to Gatwick and expect to be in Brighton by 5pm