Why You Should Visit EPT Prague: Experience the Winter Fairytale on the Vltava

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Last Updated: December 3, 2023

Another season of PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is coming to a close this December, as the final stop of the season kicks off in just a couple of weeks, with preliminary events starting as early as December 6.

We have had a chance to look at the EPT Prague tournament schedule and all the poker related activities already, but there are many more reasons to consider traveling to EPT Prague than poker alone.

While the action inside the poker room will no doubt be heated, the city itself will be covered in snow, as Christmas holidays draw near and Prague’s famous Christmas markets open their doors to tourists from all over the world.

PokerStars has prepared a number of special activities for all the players and their guests to enjoy, while Prague will have plenty more to offer during your off hours away from the venue.

If you are considering a visit to EPT Prague this year, keep reading and find out more about all the activities you can enjoy when not playing poker, as well as some special offers that you can make use of at the tournament venue itself.

Take a Cruise Down the Vltava River

Like many European capitals, the city of Prague sits on either side of a broad river, allowing visitors to explore it by cruising up and down the waterway.

Prague’s fabled Vltava River offers ample cruise opportunities, and all EPT Prague visitors will have a chance to enjoy such a cruise as part of the experience.

On Saturday, December 9 at 12:30 and Friday, December 15 at 11:30, two lunch river cruises will be made available for all EPT Prague players and visitors.

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The cruise itself will give you a chance to explore the wonders of Prague on either side of the river, as the slow and steady cruise takes you through the different parts of one of Europe’s most historic cities.

The two-hour cruise will include a luxurious lunch, and transport to and from the cruise starting location will be provided for all the interested parties.

If you have never been to Prague before, this is an experience you need to make use of, as it’s one of the best ways to see the best of the Czech capital in a single afternoon.

Daily City Bus Tours Available

Prague is a truly magnificent city, and while the cruise down the Vltava River is a great way to see it from afar, you will also want to get up close and personal and see all the main sites in person.

The best way to do this is the city’s famous hop-on, hop-off bus tour, which is available every single day and completely free for all EPT Prague visitors.

Visit the PokerStars Travel Desk at the EPT venue to claim your free tickets for the daily city bus tour and explore Prague with your friends at your convenience.

Since the tours are available every single day, you can even take the tour more than once and choose different monuments, museums, and experiences to check out every day.

While you may be tempted to spend every waking hour in Prague playing poker tournaments, try to find the time to experience at least some of the city’s countless attractions, which this bus tour will help you do in a time-efficient and easy way.

Try Ice Curling with Your Friends

Ice curling is a sport that most of us have never had a chance to try, but one that’s extremely popular in this part of Europe.

For that reason, PokerStars will be offering special opportunities for players to play ice curling with Team PokerStars Ambassadors on December 10 and 14, with up to 40 players plus team captains welcome for both time slots.

If you are worried about being inexperienced at ice curling, don’t be, as neither PokerStars Ambassadors who will attend nor other players are in a better position.

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The ice curling tournaments will be a great opportunity to meet some new people, laugh it up with your friends, and have a completely new experience you never planned on.

All the equipment you need, including skates and brooms, will be provided by PokerStars, as will transportation to and from the venue, making good will the only thing you need to bring to this particular event.

EPT Player Party Is Back

At this point, PokerStars’ EPT parties have become world-famous and no EPT venue would be complete without one.

This time around, the player party will start on Monday, December 11 at 7 PM in the Hilton Hotel lobby, and will move to the hotel’s Cloud 9 Skybar at 10:30.

The player party in the hotel lobby will coincide with the tournament break in the Main Event, allowing players to get some drinks and meet up with their friends even in the middle of all the action.

Once the party moves to the Skybar, free drinks will continue to be served until midnight, with DJ playing until 2 AM.

Prague is truly a city that never sleeps, so you can expect some serious after-parties to go down even once the event itself is over. If you are a party maniac, this is an event you absolutely don’t want to miss during your visit to EPT Prague.

Away from the party itself, the player lounge will be available each and every day of the festival from 2 PM to 2 AM, offering free beverages and snacks around the clock and afternoon tea from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Don’t Forget to Explore the Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets of Prague are opening in the early days of December, just in time for EPT Prague, and they are some of the very best in the world.

The holiday spirit of Prague is unlike that of any other city in the world, and your winter visit to the city would be incomplete if you didn’t explore the Christmas markets the city has to offer.

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Of the dozens of big and small markets on offer, the ones at Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are among the most famous ones, although there are plenty of others you will want to check out as well.

Take at least one evening away from poker to explore these completely free Christmas markets with your friends and you will certainly not regret it, guaranteed!

The markets offer snacks, beverages, shopping, and decorations that will warm up your heart and soul, as well as mulled wine to keep the body warm during the cold December evenings leading up to Christmas.

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