NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS
Xmas Markets Explorer 12 – Prague
THURSDAY 3rd TO MONDAY 7th
Brewpubs, Tram Tour, Xmas
Markets and plenty of free time for city sightseeing
Although our trips to Xmas
Markets in their country of origin have been very popular, we have
visited almost all those German cities which have tram systems and
markets worth seeing, so we are venturing a little farther away, to
the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. Prague is currently
considered to be the best value city at this popular time of year.
Markets aside, the city is very attractive, with its castle atop a
hill, the famous Charles’ bridge and the iconic Wenceslas Square with
all its history. The journey by rail may well be a ride too far for
most of you but it is certainly not difficult for the hardened rail
enthusiast. The main tour group will, though, be flying to Prague.
The style of air flight pricing
now in use really means that to obtain the best value fares early
booking is desirable. For this reason this Prospectus is published
now to enable you to do just that. Fares currently seem to range
between £120 and £180 return from London airports by EasyJet and BA. With some early a.m. departures
and others at a more reasonable hour it may not be viable to have a
group transfer per se. The research trip is planned for early August
or late September. Following that the programme will be “fleshed out”
with our normal tour ingredients.
3rd DECEMBER 2015
Our ground tour begins at Prague
airport. The transfer by bus and Metro is very simple with a
dedicated bus (119) to the terminus of the newly-extended metro,
which is edging (rather slowly) towards the airport. A welcome dinner
will be held in the hotel or a beer restaurant.
A visit is planned to a brewery
(or two) in the city. There are now many brewpubs in the city, so it
will be a matter of which welcomes visitors inside the brewery.
Today will be free for you to do
your own exploring. There are now a lot of brewpubs around the city,
certainly sufficient to keep the keen ones busy! For sightseeing,
there is a wealth of places to enjoy.
As has now become a tradition,
there will be a tour by heritage tram around the city passing many of
the famous sites. The Tramway museum will also be visited at the
beginning or end of the tour. Afternoon and evening free.
Whilst this is going-home day you
will have the morning and early afternoon free to pick up those
bargains which may have previously escaped you – and yes, time for a
last few pints too. Transfer to the airport is again very simple by
Metro and bus.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
The final programme cost for this
ground tour should not exceed £258 per person twin/double and £280
single occupancy, based on 30 members. Exchange rates used will be
£1.00 = €1. 25, £1=35Kc.
Airport transfers if
Four nights B&B
at the four star Penta Hotel, Prague city
Hotel evening meal on
3 day City transport
Prague Tram tour with
Up to £23 for beer
Service and VAT at
fares from UK to Prague
TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE
Please complete the booking form
and send it with your deposit of £80 per person, payable to Crookham
Travel, or send it by bank transfer to a/c No. 87825884 sort code
09-01-27 at Santander using reference Xmas. The balance will be
required about six weeks before departure.
112, Karlin, Prague 8
Tel: +420 222 332 800
Situated very close to the Metro
and trams, each room has a desk, telephone, 42-inch flat screen TV,
rainfall shower, iPod connection, safe, air conditioning, hair dryer
and bath. WIFI internet access in the lobby, restaurant and every
room. Free late check out until 3 pm
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