A Romantic Sail Through History
Prague’s answer to a Venice canal tour, this romantic river cruise along the Vltava River is the perfect way to see Prague’s historic sites including Prague Castle, the Old Town, the Charles Bridge, and the National Theatre from a unique angle. During the cruise our guide will tell you more details about each particular sight.
This tour starts at the Old Town Square with a 20-minute walk to the Charles Bridge, while the guide points out the interesting sights on the way.
After embarkation by the Judith Bridge next to the Charles Bridge, the boats sail around the Old Town Bridge Tower to the “Big Chin Face” – the oldest Prague stream gauge.
The cruise continues up the Vltava stream to places with an iconic view of Prague Castle with the Charles Bridge, the Bridge towers, roofs of the Lesser Town’s houses and the horizon of the Lesser Town from the Petřín Hill to the Kramář Villa. The boat sails under the Charles Bridge with a detailed view of the stonemason symbols from the 14th century. The cruise continues to the Museum of Bedřich Smetana to the Old Town weir with a view of the National Theatre and the Quay of Bedřich Smetana, and a unique view of Prague Castle behind the Charles Bridge and the shores of the Kampa islands with the Sova Mills.
The cruise then takes you down the stream to the view of the Prague Venice and to the Devil’s Stream up to the Grand Priory Mill.
When we leave the canal, the view on the Aleš’ Quay opens and we can see Rudolfinum and the Monastery of the Knights of the Cross.
We continue sailing on under the Mánes’ Bridge where we can see Hanau’s Pavilion on Letná Hill, Kramář’s Villa (seat of the Prime Minister), Straka’s Academy (seat of the government), the Metronom on Letná Hill and other beautiful buildings. Then the boat turns back and sails around the Island of the Knights of the Cross to the tunnel under the square, where our cruise ends.
|CRUISE DATES||TOUR STARTS||TOUR FINISH||PRICE PER ADULT|
|Daily||1:30 pm||3:00 pm||CZK 600|
Inclusive of: guide, boat canal cruise, refreshments (in winter, the visitors are kept warm by period stoves and hot wine; in summer they are served cold beer or soft drinks).
Tour duration: 1.5 hrs.
Do I Need to Pre-book This Tour?
Yes, we strongly recommend making a booking. We guaranteed full refund if you cancel at least 2hrs before tour starts.
Where Can I Meet My Tour Guide?
The meeting point with our guide is at the corner of Paris Street (Pařížská) and Old Town Square, opposite the St Nicholas Church next to the Czech Tourism office. It is very easy to find; the Old Town Square is just a 5-min walk from Staroměstská underground station. Alternatively ask at the hotel reception for directions.
Flexible Alternative – Regular Canal Cruises
If you do not require tour guide you can also book regular canal cruise. Boats depart on the hour, every hour throughout the day.