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Vltava River: Tours & Tickets


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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.

Prague by Night: 3-Hour Dinner Cruise

2. 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

3. 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 2-Hour Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

4. Prague 2-Hour Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

Sit back, relax and take in views of Prague’s top attractions on a 2-hour 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

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 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: 45-Minute Historical River Cruise and Refreshments

6. 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 City Card: 2-Day, 3-Day or 4-Day

7. 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 like 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

Prague: Cycle Boat: The Swimming Beer Bike

8. Prague: Cycle Boat: The Swimming Beer Bike

Europe’s only cycle boat is built to facilitate social interaction with eleven passengers and the captain seated around a tabletop. Ten passengers have adjustable bike seats, with the table doubling as a bar complete with a beer tap and in-built drains and a cooler. The boat is also equipped with a support engine, in case of emergencies. Your staff will be friendly and experienced, with the captains and barkeepers being both licensed and fantastic company. They speak excellent English, and are knowledgeable tour guides who know Prague inside-out and will tell you more about this fantastic city as you drift along the river. The standard tour takes 1.5 hours and covers​ everything from the National Theater to Štvanice Island, including the Charles Bridge. All boats are brand new, made in the Czech Republic, and come with all the necessary Czech and EU certifications.

Prague: 1-Hour Panoramic Vltava River Cruise

9. 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.

Prague: Dinner Boat Cruise with Live Music

10. Prague: Dinner Boat Cruise with Live Music

Climb aboard for a romantic evening cruise through the heart of Prague, and see all the city’s famous monuments from the Vltava River. Arrive at your boat between the Čech and Štefánik bridges and be welcomed by your host. 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. 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). After the tour, be returned to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Vltava River

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 10,860 reviews

Beautifully clean boat. Very attentive staff. Plenty to eat and with a very varied choice there was something for everyone. Whether hot or cold or a mix of both you could visit the buffet as many times as you wanted. To finish off a great mix of puddings/cakes and cheese. Entertainment was included by an accordionist who sometimes burst into song as we were enjoying our delicious lunch. The only downside, which wasn’t their fault, was that we couldn’t travel the length of the River as was advertised. We were warned beforehand but didn’t feel the need to complain as we were leaving Prague that evening!

Excellent experience.. hassle free to book the tickets online. Nice ambience and adequate food spread. Cruise staffs are accommodative and polite.

Beautiful, modern ship. No waiting times. Everything clean and friendly. Tip top! To recommend!

Everything was very well organized. Jan was very competent. We liked it very much.

Dinner was good and the views from the boat were excellent