Boat Trip Vltava River Perfect Way to See Prague

A boat trip or cruise on the Vltava River is a good introduction to see the monuments and sights of Prague. It is the perfect way to start your Prague holiday. The Vltava River bisects the city: on the west side the Mala Strana district and Prague Castle and the east the Old Town Distict.

Go on a river cruise if you have something to celebrate or simply want to see the city in a relaxed way. Enjoy a four-course dinner and listen to melodious piano music while sailing past famous buildings and monuments. The choice is yours: a simple boat trip or a lunch or dinner cruise. All boat trips offer panoramic views of the city and guarantee a pleasant way to see Prague.

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Boat trip in Prague

Cruises on the Vltava are popular! This is not surprising because a boat trip is a relaxed way to see Prague. You can choose from a wide range of river cruises: from 45 minutes to a 2-hour cruise including a buffet lunch or you may prefer an evening cruise with fine dining. Whatever cruise you chose, a boat trip is a memorable experience and an ideal way of seeing Prague from a different perspective.

Boat cruise in Prague: book online!

Book your cruise on the Vltava in advance online because this has many advantages. You can easily find out which trip suits you best. You are also assured of a place on the day that you want to make this trip. And, very importantly, you don’t have to wait in line to buy tickets.

1. 45-minute cruise on the Vltava River along ‘little Venice’ in a traditional canal boat. It is a small boat and sails through some of the smaller canals near Kampa Island. Included are a ticket for Charles Bridge Museum, on board refreshments and an ice cream. Departure is from Krizovnicke namesti a small square right next to Charles Bridge. As this boat is quite small, booking in advance is recommended.

2. Panoramic one-hour cruise on the Vltava River. Sit outside for unrestricted views. An inside deck is also available, heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer. Departure is from pier 17, Dvorakovo nabrezi the quay between Cechuv Bridge and Stefanikuv bridge, opposite St Agnes Monastery.

3. Two-hour buffer lunch boat trip combines sightseeing with a gourmet meal. A welcome drink is served when you get on board. Departure is from pier 5 near Cechov Bridge on Dvorakovo nabrezi (quay).

4. Three-hour boat trip including a welcome drink, buffet dinner and live music. Departure is from pier 17, Dvorakovo nabrezi, the quay on the Vltava between Cechuv Bridge and Stefanikuv Bridge, opposite St Agnes Monastery.

Boat trip in Prague: what are you going to see

You will sail under Charles Bridge, along Kampa Island, Prague Castle, the dancing house, Rudolfinum concert hall and the National Theater until you reach Vysehrad, Prague’s second castle. Book an evening cruise including a gourmet buffet, if you want to celebrate something special. The view of the illuminated castle and quays is very romantic. You can go on this excursion all year round because in winter you sit comfortably warm inside and in summer outside on the deck. The 45-minute Venice cruise is suitable for children.

TIP from the editor of Prague-Nu: Make sure you arrive a little in advance. The best places with the best view are at the front. If possible, avoid going on a rainy day. You are inside, the windows are steamed up, rain pours down the window and the view is very disappointing.

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