Experience the Christmas magic of Golden Prague and the spa town of Karlovy Vary on a 2-overnight festive Christmas adventure. Both cities will be dressed up in their holiday best offering amazing sight-seeing opportunities and great shopping for almost anything imaginable. During the month of December, the city centers are transformed into Christmas wonderlands offering lavishly decorated Markets. Both Prague and Karlovy Vary are known for great bargains on Bohemian crystal, porcelain, garnet jewelry, Russian folklore items, and more. The relaxed pace of this tour affords plenty of free time for exploring Prague’s many sights and getting some last-minute Christmas shopping done!
Day 1: Our adventure begins high above the town of Prague at a specialty restaurant & microbrewery, inside one of the town's oldest Monasteries with a hearty Bohemian-style lunch. This hearty meal will invigorate and refresh you for our walking tour of Prague and the Castle with our local guide beginning after lunch. The Castle of Prague, only steps away from our lunch location, is the largest preserved fortress from the middle ages in all of Europe. From atop the Castle Hill you will be able to admire the incredible panoramic view of 500 church spires and the Vltava (Moldau) River that winds through the city like a silver Christmas ribbon. From here we descend into town, over the famous Charles bridge towards Old Town Square. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the city at your own pace. Perhaps pick up some last-minute gifts and some extra holiday cheer at one of the Christmas Markets before we continue to check in to our 4-star hotel, after which, the evening is yours to enjoy at your own leisure.
Day 2: After breakfast at our hotel, We recommend visiting all the famous Christmas Markets in the center of Prague, lighting up the city in a rich, festive glow, creating a charming winter wonderland. Browse through the many stalls filled with handmade bohemian crafts, seasonal decorations, crystal decor items, and culinary delights. Make sure to ask your guide about the possibility of a relaxing scenic river cruise during the evening that will provide you with a chance to relax and take in the beautiful views of the city from a completely different vantage point.
Day 3: After breakfast and hotel checkout, we travel to Karlovy Vary, one of Europe’s premier wellness destinations. Here you are free to explore, shop, and see the many architectural gems found throughout the city. There are 13 main hot springs throughout the city, all draining into the cold waters of the Tepla river creating huge jets of water and steam, and giving the city a romantic, misty ambiance. A December day in Karlovy Vary would not be complete without a stroll through the Christmas Market set up in Smetana Park, right at the end of our walking tour. We invite you to indulge in Karlovy Vary’s finest culinary delights, browse through an assortment of decorated stalls filled with handmade bohemian style decorations of wood & Crystal before we begin our journey home.
RTT has made all efforts to provide our customers with a wide variety of holiday season touring options, however, the constantly evolving restrictions due to COVID-19 may impact the destinations and venues that have been advertised in the itineraries. We will make all efforts to offer the tours as planned but may have to alter some programs in an effort to comply with restrictions and avoid canceling tours. We will do everything possible to avoid canceling a tour and should changes or substitutions need to be made to an itinerary, please be assured that tours will only be operated if they can be run at the highest level of quality with a priority on your safety to destinations that will offer a positive travel experience and meet your expectations.
17 - 19 December Cancelled