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Prague: City Tour By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

1. Prague: City Tour By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

Visit some of Prague’s most fascinating monuments and neighborhoods on a guided tour by boat, bus, and on foot. Learn more about the history of the city and its famous landmarks with your knowledgeable guide. For the first part of the tour, explore the charming Old Town on an air-conditioned minibus. Take a 30-minute journey past landmarks including the Dancing House, Wenceslas Square, and the National Gallery. You’ll then be dropped at Prague Castle for a 75-minute walking tour of the largest ancient castle in the world. Walk through the grounds that occupy 70,000 square meters of space. Enjoy some of the best vantage points of the city, perfect for snapping excellent photos. From there, head back to the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock. Here your guide will explain its history and the meaning of its moving sculptures. You will then take a walking tour to enjoy the solemn beauty of the Jewish Quarter, the location of some of the city's finest architecture. Finally, embark on a relaxing river cruise along the Vltava River. Sit back and unwind on an approximately 60-minute trip along the water, or head up to the upper deck and enjoy views of the city and the famous Charles Bridge.

Prague: 50-Minute Sightseeing Evening Cruise

2. Prague: 50-Minute Sightseeing Evening Cruise

Enjoy breathtaking views from the Vltava River and discover the beauty of one of the most famous cities in the world during this evening cruise with an audio guide. See majestic sights such as Charles Bridge, and the Dancing House. Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious boat and begin your river cruise. Capture pictures as you sail past sights like the Petřín Tower, and the historic fort of Vyšehrad. Admire the neo-Renaissance concert hall of the Rudolfinum and the biggest castle complex in the world, Prague Castle.  Relax on an air-conditioned boat with a roof over the sundeck. Learn about the main sights with audio commentary that is available in 8 different languages.

Prague by Night: 3-Hour Dinner Cruise

3. Prague by Night: 3-Hour Dinner Cruise

Start your evening cruise along the Vltava River in Prague from the Čechův Bridge in the Old Town. Get a welcome drink on boarding and then glide gently down the river towards the Charles Bridge (Karlův most). Pass the hill at Petřín, see the historic fort of Vyšehrad and admire the neo-Renaissance concert hall of the Rudolfinum. Continue past the famous Dancing House on the Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašínovo embankment), and get panoramic views of Prague Castle while being serenaded by live music on board the boat. Enjoy a deluxe buffet dinner (cold buffet, warm buffet and desserts) as you cruise, and purchase drinks from a tempting selection of alcoholic or non-alcoholic options.  Buffet Menu: • Cold Buffet: Rich selection of breads and butter, Grana Padano, Duck pâté with cranberry sauce, Caprese, Selection of domestic cheeses, ham and salami, Chopped salad, Greek salad, Fresh coleslaw •  Soup: Chicken soup with noodles •  Warm Buffet: Whole ham with bone, Beef goulash, Chicken schnitzels, Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and basil (vegan), Paella, Baked potatoes with zucchini • Side Dishes: Bacon Dumplings, Jasmin Rice, Mashed Potatoes •  Desert: Homemade Gingerbread, Apple Strudel, Fresh Fruit Salad

Prague: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise on Open-Top Glass Boat

4. Prague: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise on Open-Top Glass Boat

Discover Prague by night on a luxurious open-top boat as you feast on a delicious selection of traditional Czech and international dishes from the onboard buffet. See Prague’s iconic structures along the Vltava River and get amazing views of the illuminated Prague Castle on this round-trip cruise. Travel on a unique glass boat with a specially insulated deck that prevents noise and vibrations and a section that has retractable glass walls and ceilings. Enhance your experience by upgrading to the window seat option to be guaranteed being seated in this section. Sip a welcome drink as you board and then glide down the river to the Charles Bridge and admire the neo-Renaissance Rudolfinum. Benefit from free Wi-Fi, listen to informative multi-lingual audio commentary, and follow your route by paper or online map as you go. Continue past the famous Dancing House and admire the panoramic views of Petrin Hill and Old Town Prague while being serenaded by live music on board. Enjoy a buffet dinner, which includes a wide selection of Czech and international dishes. After dinner, explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling river breeze and see the city from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities.  Dinner buffet selections: • Mozzarella with tomatoes and fresh basil pesto • Selection of domestic cheeses, ham, and salami • Duck pâté with cranberry sauce • Gran Moravia cheese • Greek salad • Fresh coleslaw • Chopped salad • Selection of bread and butter • Gluten-free pastries • Chicken noodle soup • Whole ham with bone • Beef goulash • Chicken schnitzels • Baked potatoes with zucchini • Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and basil (vegan) • Paella with roasted vegetables and seafood • Steamed vegetables • Dumplings • Jasmine rice • Mashed potatoes • Homemade gingerbread • Apple strudel • Fresh fruit salad

Prague: Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

5. Prague: Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

Sit back, relax and take in views of Prague’s top attractions on a Vltava River sightseeing cruise. Discover the many gems of this stunning European capital. You’ll see the Charles Bridge and have panoramic views of the Prague Castle area, Vyšehrad Rock Castle and many more landmarks and monuments. The boat will take you through the Smichov water lock, one of 4 lock chambers in the city. This is the perfect activity for families with children. There is also a bar on board where you can purchase snacks and the world-famous Czech beer.

Prague: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

6. Prague: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Avoid the hassle of organized group tours and explore Prague at your own pace with a combined 24 or 48-hour ticket to the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.  Once onboard the bus, you will be provided with headphones and an audio guide (available in 17 languages), with onboard staff available at all times to lend assistance. Listen to the fascinating history of Prague and see its famous landmarks. Explore the Red and Green line routes of the city. Green line stops include: • Na Františku (near Ministry of Industry and Trade), • Old Town Square, • Malostranské náměstí (next to Holy Trinity Column)• Jiráskovo náměstí (beside the Dancing House), • Václavské náměstí (at corner of Krakovská street)• Hlavní nádraží (in front of Main Train Station) Red line stops include: • Prague Castle • Dlabačov• Náměstí Kinských• Jiráskovo náměstí (beside the Dancing House), • I.P. Pavlova (at corner of Sokolská street)• Karlov (B. Němcové street)• Hlavní nádraží (in front of Main Train Station)

Prague: Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

7. Prague: Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

Take in fantastic views from the river and discover the beauty of Prague on a boat cruise. Sit back and relax as you cruise down the Vltava River and see the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and other iconic sights from a unique perspective. Learn about the history of one of Europe's most iconic cities through an audioguide onboard. Marvel at the Charles Bridge's iconic statues from your unique vantage point, all while taking in the towering Prague Castle atop the hill. Listen to the available audioguide as you gently meander down the river, learning about interesting facts and stories of this historical city. Sit indoors for a cozy atmosphere, keeping warm in winter and cool in summer with its temperature control, or sit outdoors on the sundeck for a more natural ambiance.

Prague: Vltava River Lunch Cruise in an Open-Top Glass Boat

8. Prague: Vltava River Lunch Cruise in an Open-Top Glass Boat

Cruise through the heart of Prague and take in the city views from the Vltava while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. Listen to live music as you pass the historic center and sail beneath Charles Bridge. Be welcomed on board with a traditional Czech aperitif before embarking on your sightseeing cruise along the Vltava. Sail under Charles Bridge which connects the city’s Lesser Quarter to the Old Town. Along the edge of the bridge, admire carved statues of Czech saints on both sides. Next, pass Prague Castle, the Rudolfinum, and the National Theater. Throughout the tour, enjoy a lunch buffet with live music. Listen to commentary to learn more about the attractions and monuments that you see. Cruise past more landmarks such as the Dancing House, the Emmaus Monastery, Vyšehrad, the Podolí Waterworks, and the historic Štvanice Power Station before being returned to the departure point.

Prague: 45-Minute Historical River Cruise and Refreshments

9. Prague: 45-Minute Historical River Cruise and Refreshments

See Prague from a different perspective and go on a 45-minute historical boat tour along the Vltava river. Embark a traditional canal boat and explore the waterways of old Prague while listening to an audio commentary. Admire the charming views and listen to the history of Prague. To deepen your knowledge even further you can go to the Charles Bridge museum after the river cruise tour.  Your tour will depart from the Charles Bridge. Enjoy stunning views of Prague Castle and take some great photos. Cruise through The Devil’s Channel (Čertovka) and find out why this area is called the Venice of Prague.

Prague: Panoramic Vltava River Cruise

10. Prague: Panoramic Vltava River Cruise

Discover Prague from a different perspective: from the water on a river cruise. Take in stunning panoramic views of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the skyline of the City of a Thousand Spires from the comfort of a boat on the Vltava River. Embark on a relaxing cruise perfect for families with small children or anyone who wants to enjoy an unforgettable experience in a short space of time. Eat light snacks and sip coffee or cold drinks at your own expense on the upper deck as you sail so you don't miss a moment of the action. Head indoors in Winter for a cozy and heated seating experience or air-conditioned in Summer.

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What people are saying about Vltava River

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 18,509 reviews

Very nice short and informative boat tour. The guide was very good and told us interesting stories from different time periods of Prague. I would recommend if you don't like big and traditional boat tours, especially if the weather is nice.

Super modern boat. Boat was electric so very quiet. Good drinks onboard at an alright price. Guide was in multiple languages (CZ, EN, DE, FR) idk if there was Italian aswell I don’t remember

A perfect blend of bus, walk, and boat trip. Just long enough spent at all the sites and sufficient information to spark your interest.

Great experience, comfortable ride and decent food and drinks

Amazing river cruise, had a great time with family.