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Christmas Market Break in Prague

The vibrant Czech capital 
 
Start the festive season with a Christmas market break in the vibrant Czech capital, which boasts great shopping and a wonderful atmosphere. Explore Prague’s history and culture thanks to our notes for a self-guided city walking tour, then relax in a high-quality, centrally located hotel.
Christmas Market Break in Prague. 3 nights
Christmas Market Break in Prague. 3 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A Christmas market break in Prague

The vibrant Czech capital is one of our favourite cities – a hugely rewarding blend of fascinating history and cutting-edge style. It has worked its subtle magic on generations of visitors, and has lent inspiration to musicians and writers, from Mozart to Dvorák and from Kafka to Klíma. Prague is arguably the equal of Paris in terms of beauty, and boasts numerous architectural, artistic and cultural treasures.
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the city has become one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. It is the sixth-most-visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. Today, it contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Romanesque, to Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern.
 

Sorry, this break is fully booked for 2019

However, we also offer Christmas market breaks to Salzburg, the village of Fuschl in the Austrian lake district, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Helsinki, all of which promise plenty of festive cheer.
 
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Itinerary

There’s no fixed itinerary, so you can explore the city and its markets as the mood takes you.
  • Browse the stalls
    The run-up to Christmas is possibly the best time to visit Prague – visitors flock from far and wide to take in the festive atmosphere and the spectacular Christmas  Markets in Stáromestské námestí (Old Town Square): there are countless stalls selling gifts, warming food and hot wine, and thousands of lights illuminating one of the world’s most beautiful meeting places.

    The square’s enormous Christmas tree is quite a sight to behold, and it’s considered a great honour for the Czech region which is chosen each year to provide this particular tree. Other markets are dotted throughout the rest of the city, and while these are much lower key, they have a special atmosphere of their own.

    Various Christmas concerts enhance the atmosphere further.
  • Explore the city
    Take time to explore off the beaten track, too, using our detailed notes for a city walking tour as your guide. Make use of the city’s excellent public transport network (trams rattling through the wintry streets are yet another of Prague’s endearing characteristics); hunker down in atmospheric bars, coffee shops and restaurants; and indulge in cups of hot wine, gingerbread, or sweet treats served up by the Choco Café, a chocolate-lover’s paradise. It is also worth heading up to the imposing hill-top castle complex for splendid views over the city.
 

Where you stay

Prague is a beautiful city which showcases a wealth of architectural styles.
Hotel Leonardo

Bedrooms

 
Prices & travel
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  • 3 nights: 30 November 2019 - 23 December 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    30 Nov - 11 Dec 2019 £415
    12 Dec - 20 Dec 2019 £435

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    Add £15pppn (£30 in a single room) if staying on Fri or Sat, all dates

    Included travel: British Airways Heathrow-Prague (2h) (out dep 0720 or 1025, home arr 1540 or 1945; hold luggage included)

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Hotel Leonardo, Prague
    Single room: 30 Nov - 23 Dec 2019 £32

    Extra nights

    Hotel Leonardo, Prague (B&B) Double room Single room
    30 Nov - 23 Dec 2019 £40 £72
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Prague (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Prague. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Prague British Airways 
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    Belfast Intl. - Prague easyJet 
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    Birmingham - Prague Czech Airlines,  Flybe,  jet2 
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    Bristol - Prague easyJet 
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    Cardiff - Prague Flybe 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Prague jet2 
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    Edinburgh - Prague easyJet,  jet2 
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    Exeter - Prague Flybe 
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    Glasgow - Prague British Airways,  Flybe,  jet2 
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    Leeds Bradford - Prague jet2 
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    London City - Prague British Airways 
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    Gatwick - Prague Czech Airlines,  easyJet 
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    Heathrow - Prague British Airways 
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    Luton - Prague Wizz Air 
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    London Southend - Prague Flybe 
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    Stansted - Prague easyJet,  Ryanair 
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    Manchester - Prague easyJet,  jet2 
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    Newcastle - Prague jet2 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Prague. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 breakfasts
  • city map and notes for a walking tour
  • detailed cultural information
  • flights from Heathrow (regional flights available)
 
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FAQs

  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to the Czech Republic, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • The official language is Czech. The currency is the Koruna. Czech time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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