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Prague: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise on Open-Top Glass Boat

1. 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: Evening Vltava River Eco Cruise with Prosecco

2. Prague: Evening Vltava River Eco Cruise with Prosecco

Take a relaxing cruise through Prague and watch the cityscape pass you by. Enjoy the panoramic views, along with a glass of fine prosecco and some snacks. Interactive guides are available to use on board, as well as printed guides in 16 languages.   See the pillars of Charles Bridge up close, and admire the view of Prague Castle from the river. Cruise past the Straka Academy, the seat of the Czech government. See the Civic Swimming Pool, Prague Metronome, the Rudolfinum concert hall, and the Old Town.

Prague: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

3. Prague: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

Start the journey from the Lesser Quarter, after meeting your well-experienced guide and a brief introduction to your e-Scooter. Set-off on your journey throughout the city.  Your tour will start by riding along the river bank of Vltava, before climbing up to Letna Hill to see the best view of Prague and the metronome where the biggest Stalin monument was erected in`55 and blew up in `62. Continue on your E-Bike to the largest castle complex in the world, Prague Castle. The complex has a thousand-year history and is currently the residence of The President of Czechia. Here you can visit St. Vitus Cathedral or watch the guards changing. Whilst here, you can also visit the Roman Catholic Monastery, built in the 12th-century and home to a brewery as of the 15th-century. This place allows you to reach the highest viewpoint of Prague. Also, get to taste some of the delicious Monastic beer.  During your Prague adventure, you will also get to leave your signature on the famous John Lennon Wall, a must-see whilst in Prague. Take a trip to see the Babies Monument and the peeing statues in the Franz Kafka muzeum, made by Czech Artist David Cerny. Ride on your e-Scooters until you reach the famous Charles and Manes bridge before arriving at Rudolfinium, passing by the old Jewish cemetery and Staranova Synagogue which is the oldest synagogue of Europe. Before you finish your tour, be sure to grab some photos of Old Town Square and its surroundings such as Tyn Church, Jan Hus Monument, and The Clock Tower.

Prague: Old Town Bridge Tower Entrance Ticket

4. Prague: Old Town Bridge Tower Entrance Ticket

Wander Prague's medieval streets under the glimmer of its city lights, and get a new perspective of the Czech capital. Take a tour of the Old Town Bridge Tower, one of its many highlights. Secure a ticket to this 14th-century wonder. Glimpse the gate to the Old Town, conceived as a symbolic victory arch through which Czech kings passed on their coronation processions. For an unforgettable view, climb 138 steps to the viewing gallery. Meander through cobble-stoned alleys in search of the city's magical sites. See Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the endless nooks and crannies which characterize picturesque Praha, as the city comes to life after sunset.

Prague: 1-Hour Vltava River Cruise

5. Prague: 1-Hour Vltava River Cruise

See the historic sights of Prague from a different perspective on a short cruise down the Vltava River. Meet on Old Town Square, and then journey by bus to the pier to board the panoramic sightseeing boat. Listen to an informative on-board commentary as you get charming views of landmark attractions such as Prague Castle and Charles Bridge from the water. Learn interesting facts about the historical sights and imperial monuments, from the neo-Renaissance Rudolfinium to the beautiful National Theatre (Národní divadlo), where some of the city's most important ballets and operas are performed. Treat your loved ones to this romantic experience, or just indulge yourself and enjoy the scenic views at leisure.

Prague: 2-Hour Lunch Cruise on the Vltava River

6. Prague: 2-Hour Lunch Cruise on the Vltava River

Climb aboard for a 2-hour boat cruise along the Vltava River and marvel at the monuments of Prague's Old Town from a fresh perspective. Get fantastic views of the riverside buildings and historical sights, such as the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle complex and Petřín Hill. Marvel at the neo-Renaissance style Rudolfinum as you enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch of cold and hot dishes.

Prague: 3-hour Bus, Foot and Boat Tour

7. Prague: 3-hour Bus, Foot and Boat Tour

This tour will provide you with an overall coverage of the primary historical sights in Prague, “the city of a hundred spires“. During the course of your 1-hour coach ride, you will have an opportunity to see the most important parts of the main historical areas of Prague. You will see the most important sights of the Old Town, New Town and Lesser Town, and the area of Prague Castle will be examined over an informative walk. After a stroll from the Prague Castle to the pier you will continue this tour by a boat trip. Coffee/tea or soft drink will be served onboard this boat, as you learn about the passing riverside historical sites. The Vltava river cruise starts and finishes by Charles Bridge, followed by a walking tour of Charles Bridge. Your tour will then terminate at Charles Bridge, making the end of this historical experience.

From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

8. From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

Join this full-day trip from Prague that features tours of the historic center of Česky Krumlov and its castle and museum. Visit a town that seems to have been lifted from a fairy tale. Česky Krumlov, located about 170 kilometers from Prague, is nestled in the beautiful countryside of southern Bohemia, with lovely views along the Vltava River. The UNESCO-listed town center features over 300 historic houses and the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic, complete with magnificent baroque gardens. Visit the unique theater with a rotating auditorium. Česky Krumlov has preserved its medieval atmosphere, as you’ll experience when you walk along the picturesque narrow streets, where you’ll find shops filled with handmade souvenirs. At one time, the castle was the seat of important noble families, including the Rosenbergs, Eggenbergs, and Schwarzenbergs. The oldest baroque theater in the world is part of the castle as well.

Prague: Lesser Town Bridge Towers Entrance Ticket

9. Prague: Lesser Town Bridge Towers Entrance Ticket

Gain entrance two these two distinct towers that form the entrance to the Lesser Town. Climb to the top and admire the impressive views of Prague. Soak up the history of the city as you wander along Charles Bridge, which is also one of the city's most iconic sights. The smaller tower is Romanesque, dating from the 12th century. Its current Renaissance appearance dates to 1591. The taller Late Gothic tower from 1464 is based on the architecture of Parléř's Old Town Bridge Tower. From its viewing gallery, you'll get a stunning view of the flowing Vltava River and the historical city center.

Prague: Canoeing on the Vltava River Day Trip

10. Prague: Canoeing on the Vltava River Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of Prague on this day trip tour of Vitava, the national river of Czech Republic. The river snakes from the forest of South Bohemia and stretches through Prague where it divides the city to the left and right bank. The beauty of Vitava and the scenic views it meanders through has served as inspiration for many Czech artists and poets throughout history. From Prague, travel to Rozmberk nad Vltavou and admire the views of the countryside as you drive. Upon arrival at the river, learn from your guide everything you need to know about canoeing, and receive the necessary equipment for your trip. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert or a pro, all levels of experience are welcomed on this tour. After the introduction, it's time to discover the beauty of the river on your canoe, a true summer ritual for any Czech local. Glide along the refreshing water and marvel at the amazing nature of the meandering river. Feel the warm rays of sun on your skin and the wind in your hair as you enjoy this unique perspective of the surroundings. The tour finishes in the fabulous Ceský Krumlov, a jewel and canoeing mecca of the Czech Republic, here you can spend the night or travel back to Prague with your guide.

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What people are saying about Vltava River

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 407 reviews

The river cruise was the highlight of our five day city break in Prague. A not to be missed experience. Every element was first class, the ambience, the staff, the food and the music. Highly recommended.

This was an awesome experience. We splurged for the premium tickets and had an amazing view of the river. The view/food/service was all fantastic! We got some great photos.

The ambience of the cruise was something extraordinary. The food and the music made our evening a worthwhile experience.

Very substantial buffet and the dinner over the water is really very pleasant and stress-relieving we loved it

Great experience, comfortable ride and decent food and drinks