Vltava River

Vltava River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Prague: City Highlights By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

1. Prague: City Highlights By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

Visit some of Prague’s most fascinating monuments and neighborhoods on a guided tour by boat, bus, and on foot. Learn more about the history of the city and its famous landmarks with your knowledgeable guide. For the first part of the tour, explore the charming Old Town on an air-conditioned minibus. Take a 30-minute journey past landmarks including the Dancing House, Wenceslas Square, and the National Gallery. You’ll then be dropped at Prague Castle for a 75-minute walking tour of the largest ancient castle in the world. Walk through the grounds that occupy 70,000 square meters of space. Enjoy some of the best vantage points of the city, perfect for snapping excellent photos. From there, head back to the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock. Here your guide will explain its history and the meaning of its moving sculptures. You will then take a walking tour to enjoy the solemn beauty of the Jewish Quarter, the location of some of the city's finest architecture. Finally, embark on a relaxing river cruise along the Vltava River. Sit back and unwind on an approximately 60-minute trip along the water, or head up to the upper deck and enjoy views of the city and the famous Charles Bridge.

Prague: 50-Minute Sightseeing Evening Cruise

2. 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 with an audio guide. See majestic sights such as Charles Bridge, and the Dancing House. Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious boat and begin your river cruise. Capture pictures as you sail past sights like the 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 that is available in 8 different languages or use the printed guide onboard available in 16 languages.

Prague: Vltava River Night Cruise with Buffet

3. Prague: Vltava River Night Cruise with Buffet

See the beauty of Prague at night on this dinner cruise along the Vltava River. Marvel at historic monuments such as the Prague Castle and Dancing House, and enjoy a wide variety of Czech cuisine. 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: 2, 3, or 4-Day Prague Card

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

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 bus tour. Learn more about the imperial city at the Prague Castle complex and the 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• Free entry to Illusion Art Museum • 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: Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

5. Prague: Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

Take in fantastic views from the river and discover the beauty of Prague on a boat cruise. Sit back and relax as you cruise down the Vltava River and see the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and other iconic sights from a unique perspective. Learn about the history of one of Europe's most iconic cities through an audioguide onboard. Marvel at the Charles Bridge's iconic statues from your unique vantage point, all while taking in the towering Prague Castle atop the hill. Listen to the available audioguide as you gently meander down the river, learning about interesting facts and stories of this historical city. Sit indoors for a cozy atmosphere, keeping warm in winter and cool in summer with its temperature control, or sit outdoors on the sundeck for a more natural ambiance.

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

6. 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

7. 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: 4.5-Hour New Year's Eve Cruise with a Live Jazz Band

8. Prague: 4.5-Hour New Year's Eve Cruise with a Live Jazz Band

Make your New Year's Eve celebrations unforgettable on a luxury cruise through Prague. Join your cruise in the center of Prague and experience the city from the perspective of the river. You'll be taking in stunning views while listening to the tunes of a live jazz band in no time. Delight in refreshments and have unlimited consumption of selected drinks the entire evening. Save room to try a traditional Czech dish of ham and lentils, eaten on New Years to ensure money for the upcoming year.  While waiting for the much anticipated strike of midnight have fun playing a New Year's Eve quiz and be entertained by a magician. When the New Year arrives you'll have a a glass of prosecco in hand to celebrate. Watch a brilliant fireworks show as it lights up the dark sky by the Charles Bridge. There are two options available for this New Year's Eve cruise. Sit at the bow, also known as the front, of the boat with the Silver option or glam it up with the Gold option to greet the New Year in an exclusive area under a glass roof. Your cruise will conclude close to the Old Town Square at the embankment by Cechuv bridge.

Prague: Vltava River Lunch Cruise in an Open-Top Glass Boat

9. Prague: Vltava River Lunch Cruise in an Open-Top Glass Boat

Cruise through the heart of Prague and take in the city views from the Vltava while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. Listen to live music as you pass the historic center and sail beneath Charles Bridge. Be welcomed on board with a traditional Czech aperitif before embarking on your sightseeing cruise along the Vltava. Sail under Charles Bridge which connects the city’s Lesser Quarter to the Old Town. Along the edge of the bridge, admire carved statues of Czech saints on both sides. Next, pass Prague Castle, the Rudolfinum, and the National Theater. Throughout the tour, enjoy a lunch buffet with live music. Listen to commentary to learn more about the attractions and monuments that you see. Cruise past more landmarks such as the Dancing House, the Emmaus Monastery, Vyšehrad, the Podolí Waterworks, and the historic Štvanice Power Station before being returned to the departure point.

Prague: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise on Open-Top Glass Boat

10. 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

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What people are saying about Vltava River

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 20,728 reviews

It was definitely a cute little trip. I liked seeing both sides of the city while taking a boat trip on the river. it was also nice to see the little island. I enjoyed the trip. Though for drink I was chose lemonade and instead got a sprite. That was really confusing because they are most certainly not the same thing. Nonetheless nice trip

The nice thing about the pass is the use of public transport. You don't have to worry about tariffs or tickets. Some of the admission staff in the facilities were overwhelmed and could not handle the digital pass. But was then simply waved through everywhere. A list of the objects of the passport is unfortunately missing!!!

Sebastian was awesome and clearly takes pride in making sure his guests are entertained, educated and never bored. He is knowledgeable of the city and also safety conscious. Friendly and professional, I highly recommend anyone who wants a closer look at the city from a local guide to sign up for a scooter tour.

I did not hear much of what was being announced because I went with friends and they talked throughout the boat ride. However the ride was slow so that we enjoyed literally a million photos

Excellent tour … would definitely recommend. Our guide, Ladislav Stoupa, was brilliant. His English was great and his historical knowledge of Prague.