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Prague: 50-Minute Sightseeing Evening Cruise

1. 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. See majestic sights such as Charles Bridge, the Dancing House, 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 available in 8 languages.

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Prague: 2-Hour Lunch Cruise on the Vltava River

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

This 2-hour cruise through the heart of Prague combines a sightseeing tour with a buffet lunch. You’ll be welcomed on board with a traditional Czech aperitif to help you relax for the journey ahead. The boat will sail along the Vltava River through the city’s historic center, passing landmarks such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Rudolfinum, the National Theater, the Dancing House, the Emmaus Monastery, Vyšehrad, the Podolí Waterworks and the historic Štvanice Power Station. Charles Bridge is the most iconic of the landmarks. Built in the 14th century by Charles IV, it connects the city’s Lesser Quarter to the Old Town. Along the edge of the bridge on both sides you’ll see carved statues of saints important to the Czech lands. The lunch buffet is open throughout the cruise and a live band on the boat plays for the duration of the cruise as well.

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Prague: 1-Hour Panoramic Vltava River Cruise

3. Prague: 1-Hour Panoramic Vltava 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. This river cruise is perfect for families with small children or anyone who wants to enjoy an unforgettable experience in just an hour's time. Friendly bar staff serve light snacks along with coffee or cold drinks on the upper deck so you don't miss a moment of the action. The cruise begins and ends at the banks of the Vltava River. An inside deck, heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer, is also available.

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Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

4. Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

Discover Prague Castle and its remarkable history on a guided walking tour with a local guide. Walk over the Charles Bridge, visit St. Vitus Cathedral, and see Golden Lane, marveling at the stunning architecture and rich history behind each landmark. Your 2.5-hour guided tour begins at the Charles Bridge, where your guide will provide a short historical overview of the history of Prague Castle. Cross Charles Bridge and make your way to Lesser Town Square, where a tram will take you to the Castle. When you enter St. Vitus Cathedral, hear stories about princes, kings, and emperors, and the ceremonial history of the site. Tour the old castle, Vladislav Hall, and then head to St. George's Basilica, where your guide will tell you about Czech saints. Visit the area known Golden Lane, where your guide will tell you about the lives of the local residents.

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

5. 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 on board the bus, you will be provided with headphones and an audio guide (available in 23 languages), while a stewardess is available at all times to lend assistance. Listen to the fascinating history of Prague.

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Prague 50-Minute River Sightseeing Cruise

6. Prague 50-Minute River Sightseeing Cruise

Take in fantastic views from the river and discover the beauty of one of the most popular cities in the world. From your Vltava River boat trip you’ll see the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and other iconic sights. Cruising along the Vltava River is probably the best way to view Prague. The boat is air-conditioned and has a roof over the sundeck. Audio guide commentary is available in Czech, English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, and Russian.

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Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

7. Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

See the spectacular Prague bridge on an informative tour that recognizes the need to paint the whole picture and story of Old Prague and the Prague Castle. On this 3-hour guided walk you’ll start out at the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square and head to the Charles Bridge. Hear the historical overview with the legends of Old town. Next, you’ll cross Charles Bridge and take the tram up to Prague Castle where you will learn about the development of the Charles bridge and Prague Castle. As you make your way towards the Castle you’ll stop to take in the sites of Hradcany, or the Castle District, and learn its history. Enter Prague Castle and enjoy some final stories of Prague accompanied by magnificent views of the entire city of Prague.

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Prague City Card: 2-Day, 3-Day or 4-Day

8. Prague City Card: 2-Day, 3-Day or 4-Day

Save time and money in Prague, and discover the city’s sights and attractions at your own pace with a 2-day, 3-day or 4-day Prague Card. Treat the card as your own personal passport to the city, with free entrance to more than 60 attractions and 50% discounts on tours and shows. Cruise along the Vltava River, and enjoy panoramic views on a complimentary bus tour. Learn more about the imperial city at the Prague Castle complex and world-class Jewish Museum. Prague Card Benefits: • Free entry to Prague Castle - St. Vitus Cathedral, Royal Palace, Golden Lane, and St. George's Basilica • Free entry to the Jewish Museum - synagogues and Old Jewish Cemetery (7 sites) • Free entry to the National Gallery (7 sites) • Free entry to the National Museum (9 sites) • Free entry to Prague Zoo (the 4th best zoo in the world) • Free entry to Prague City Gallery (5 sites) • Free entry to Prague City Museum (6 sites) • Free entry to Vyšehrad Fortress (4 sites) • Free entry to Petřín View Tower and Petřín Mirror Maze • Free entry to the Observatory, Powder Tower, Pedagogical Museum, and Police Museum • Free entry to the castles and chateaux of Troja, Ctěnice, Roztoky, and Nelahozeves • Old-New Synagogue • Loreto Prague • Lobkowicz Palace • Charles Bridge Museum • Free Sightseeing Tour • Free River Boat Cruise • Discounted entry to another 40+ attractions • Up to 50% discounts on tours, cruises, concerts, and restaurants • Detailed printed map and mobile app - Prague Cool Pass - your free interactive guide around the city

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Prague: Dinner Cruise with Live Music

9. Prague: Dinner Cruise with Live Music

Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a romantic evening cruise through the heart of Prague, and see all the city’s famous monuments from the Vltava River. You will be welcomed aboard the boat, located between the Čech and Štefánik bridges, where your host will be happy to answer any questions. Then, sail through the center of Prague, and see the sights lining the banks of the Vltava River under the magic of their evening illuminations. As you cruise, a tasty buffet dinner will be served, while a full bar is available to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Friendly staff will be available to attend to your needs, while live music will serenade you throughout. Enjoy incredible views of the Charles Bridge and the baroque churches of Old and New Town. Seats are provided on the open upper deck, or inside the climate-controlled lower salon (heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer).

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Prague: 45-Minute Sightseeing Cruise to Devil's Channel

10. Prague: 45-Minute Sightseeing Cruise to Devil's Channel

Make your way to the dock at Čech Bridge (Čechův most) in Prague and go to pier 5 to board your boat to the Devil's Channel (Čertovka). The Devil's Channel is said to have been named in the 19th century after a woman of devilish character. Originally built as a millrace, today it divides Malá Strana from Kampa Island. You will cruise along the Vltava River to the Devil's Channel, enjoying views of Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge along the way. See medieval houses that seem to grow out of the water and listen to the clatter of the mill wheel as in days gone by. Admire the Grand Priory Mill, one of the most famous of Prague's preserved mills and explore the mysterious Devil's Channel up close.

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What people are saying about Charles Bridge

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 17,415 reviews

This is really quite a bargain for the experience. The views are absolutely amazing! The live music was great and the buffet food was delicious. Service was excellent and the people working on the boat were very kind and caring. I enjoyed the cruise very much.

Christmas day on the river.. how could it get any better ☃️️ and it snowed

it was really nice experience with live music and excellent buffet

Waiter’s are awesome. very helpful.. Nice food and environment

This was my daytime Birthday treat and it was wonderful.