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Vltava River: 1hr Panoramic Cruise

€13.50
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1 hr.
  • Hop aboard a spacious boat with welcoming staff and set sail on a 1hr cruise.
  • Criss-cross your way between banks and view landmarks like the Rudolfinum and the National Theatre.
  • Sail under Charles Bridge, past Prague Castle, Metronom, and Bedřich Smetana Museum.
  • Learn about the history and culture of the "City of a Hundred Spires" through the English commentary available on board.
  • A printed version of the commentary is available in German, Italian, Spanish, French and Russian on request.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include an interactive audio guide and listen to exciting descriptions on the historic and modern use of the structures you pass.
  • Make yourself comfortable on the indoor or outdoor decks, and refuel with coffee, snacks, and refreshments available for purchase on board.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Vltava River Cruise
  • Vltava River Cruise with Multimedia Guide
  • The audio guide is available in Czech, English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Polish, and Italian.
  • Infants aged 2 and under go free. Children aged 3 - 10 and students (11-26) enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Prague: 1-Hour River Cruise with Multimedia Guide

€14
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50 min. - 1 hr.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive cruise that captures the best sights of Prague within an hour, including the Prague Castle and the National Theatre.
  • Slip back into time as you sail under the oldest bridge in Prague and admire the impressive Gothic structure.
  • View the Prague Castle that reflects a fascinating mix of architectural styles from the last millenium.
  • Listen to exciting descriptions on the historic and modern use of the structures you pass from the audio guide on board.
  • Your ticket includes an interactive multimedia guide that can be played on your phone in your preferred language.
  • Interactive audio guide available in Czech, English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Polish, and Italian.
  • Infants aged 0-2 have free entry. Children aged 3 - 11 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Prague by Night: 3-Hour Dinner Cruise With Live Music

€49
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3 hr.
  • Whether you're looking to spend a romantic evening with your partner or a relaxing time out with family, this 3-hour cruise on the Vlatava is well worth it.
  • Along the way, admire the views of Prague's most iconic sights such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Rudolfinum, and more.
  • Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner on board (see the menu here) and choose from a tempting selection of drinks.
  • There will be live music onboard, a free printed guide in 16 languages, and an interactive guide on your phone to give you context on all that you see around you.
  • Take your pick from three different seating options - Essential, Premium, and Exclusive.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Essential Seating
  • Premium Seating
  • Exclusive Seating
  • Essential, premium, or exclusive seating (optional)
  • 3-hr evening cruise
  • Buffet dinner
  • A welcome drink
  • Live music onboard
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • A free printed guide in 16 languages
  • An interactive online guide for your mobile phone
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Prague Sightseeing Cruise to Devil's Channel

€16
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50 min.
  • Hop aboard a romantic cruise along the Vltava River, the lifeline of Prague.
  • Float off the beaten path as you cross over to the Devil's Channel.
  • The Devil's Channel was initially constructed to manage the city's watermills and is to said to be named after a woman of devilish character.
  • View medieval houses intimately clinging to the water banks as you cruise along this artificial channel.
  • Along the way, you will see sights like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and the Grand Priory Mill.
  • Enjoy anecdotes about your surroundings from your captain.
  • Tour Timings: Daily at 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
  • Tours will depart from the dock at Čech Bridge, Pier No. 5.
    -Note: In winters, the cruise operates on the covered and heated Elektronemo.
  • Infants aged 2 and under go free. Children aged 3 - 11 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

2hr Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

€20
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2 hr.
  • Hop aboard a sightseeing cruise and escape the buzz of Prague's streets for 2 wholesome hours.
  • Glide past the imposing structure of Prague Castle and cross the all-encompassing Charles Bridge.
  • View notable landmarks like the Rudolfinum, National Theatre, Vyšehrad, and Podolí Waterworks.
  • Another highlight of the cruise includes the oldest functioning canal lock in Prague.
  • Tour Timings: Daily at 3pm.
  • Tours will depart from the dock at Čech Bridge, Pier No. 5.
  • 2hr sightseeing cruise
  • Route map
  • Printed guide in 16 languages (available onboard)
  • Interactive online guide in Czech, German, English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish (audio)
  • Interactive online guide in Czech, German, English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean (text)
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Infants aged 2 and under go free. Children aged 3 - 11 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Combo (Save 8%): Prague Castle + Vltava River Cruise Tickets

From €29.50€27
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  • Book this combo ticket for two of Prague's top experiences and enjoy some savings, too!
  • Gain priority access to the Prague Castle complex, and explore the magnificent interiors at your own pace after a 15-20 min introduction from an expert English-speaking host.
  • Visit some of the most important sites within the palace, including St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower.
  • Later, set sail on the Vltava river to discover the city from a whole new perspective.
  • Float past important city monuments, including the Rudolfinum, the National Theatre, and the Charles Bridge.
  • Once again get charmed by the beauty of the Prague Castle from the waterfront.
  • Listen to the recorded commentary on board in English for insights into the sprawling city.

Prague Castle

  • Skip the line admission to Prague Castle complex
  • Booking and handling fees
  • Info on the shortest security check queue
  • Ticket and orientation introduction in English

Vltava River Cruise

  • 55-min panoramic cruise on the Vltava
  • Recorded English commentary on board
  • Recorded highlights available in print for other languages
  • Ages 15 and under enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Combo (Save 5%): Astronomical Clock + 1 Hour Panoramic Cruise Tickets

From €30.50€28.97
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  • Visit Astronomical Tower and enjoy a cruise in Prague with this pocket-friendly combo ticket.
  • Bypass the crowded lines and get priority access to Gothic Astronomical Tower, the oldest clock in the world still in operation.
  • Get a short introduction to the history and architecture of the 600-year-old tower.
  • View the spectacular skyline of the City of a Hundred Spires from the top of the tower.
  • Glide down the Vltava River, the longest river in the country, during a scenic 1-hour panoramic cruise.
  • Marvel at the beauty of the ornate Charles Bridge lined with intricate statues.
  • See renowned landmarks like the Prague Castle and the Rudolfinum from the river.
  • Listen to the recorded entertaining English commentary on board and learn more about the fascinating structures of Prague.

Astronomical Clock

  • Children aged 15 and under enjoy reduced price tickets (carry a valid photo ID).

Panoramic Cruise

  • Infants aged 2 and under go free. Children aged 3 - 10, and students aged 11-26 enjoy reduced prices (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

6hr Prague City Tour with River Boat Cruise and Lunch

€89
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6 hr.
  • Meet your tour guide at the tour office near the historic Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square
  • Make your way to Charles Bridge and learn about the legends of Old Town
  • Take the tram up to Prague Castle and take in the sights of the Castle District
  • Visit Prague Castle and enjoy spectacular views of the entire city
  • Return to Old Town and taste typical Czech food in a traditional restaurant
  • After lunch, set sail on a relaxing boat cruise along the Vltava River

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • Ages 15 and below enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Evening Dinner Cruise of Prague with Live Music

€40
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2 hr.
  • Hop aboard this restaurant cruise for a beautifully illuminated night out in Prague.
  • Treat your tastebuds to a delicious dinner buffet while listening to live music onboard.
  • Sail past the Charles Bridge for panoramic views of Prague Castle.
  • Spot famous statues by Matthias Bernard Braun and Ferdinand Maximillian Brokoff at the Charles Bridge.
  • Notice the baroque churches of the Old and New Town.
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the city like the source of the Vltava River.
  • Spend a romantic evening with your loved one as you drift along the Vltava.
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Onboard assistant
  • Welcome drink
  • Buffet dinner
  • Live music
  • Guide
  • Drinks
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Prague: 2-Hour Lunch Cruise with Live Music

€34
Free Cancellation
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2 hr.
Meals Included
  • Step aboard and be welcomed with a traditional Czech aperitif.
  • Sit back and relax as the cruise takes you through the legendary Vltava River.
  • See the city’s landmark structures such as Charles Bridge and The Prague Castle.
  • Drift past the beautiful old buildings that line the banks of the Old Town Square.
  • Take photographs of the quirky Dancing House and the 10th-century fort of Vyšehrad.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet and sway to the live music being performed on board.
  • Upgrade your ticket to window seating to continue enjoying fantastic views as you enjoy lunch.
  • There is a printed guide available in 16 languages, as well as an online interactive guide with audio and text.
  • Online interactive guide languages: Audio - Czech, English, German, Russian, Chinese, Spanish; Text - Czech, English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean).

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • 2-Hour Cruise
  • 2-Hour Cruise with Window Seating

By government order we ask that you board with a confirmation of coronavirus vaccination or proof that you have been infected within the past 180 days. The third option is confirmation of a negative test for coronavirus, not older than 7 days in the case of the PCR test and not older than 3 days in the case of the antigen test.

  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Prague, the Czech Republic's capital is known for its Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, castles, medieval squares, cobblestone streets, and bridges. It's known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, the center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritages. Prague is a joy to discover from the water thanks to the gorgeous Vltava River flowing through the center of the city. Read on to find how you can explore this beautiful city by boat.

Prague Cruises COVID-19 Safety Measures 

Vltava River Cruises in Prague is back post-Covid-19 and they have introduced a host of safety measures to make this a safe and enjoyable experience. If you are planning to go on a cruise, ensure that you are familiar with all the protocols in place.

  • All Prague Cruises are equipped with hand wash and sanitation facilities to ensure you stay safe throughout. The hand wash facilities are available at different places on the cruise.
  • All boats and other vehicles used during the Prague Cruises are sanitized after each journey.
  • All staff on board the Prague Cruise are trained as per WHO guidelines and are well-equipped to handle any emergency situation.
  • To ensure minimal physical contact, the entire Prague Cruise experience has been made as contactless as possible.

Why Go on a Vltava River Cruise in Prague?

Prague Cruise Tickets
  • Sail past Prague Castle, Metronom, and the Bedich Smetana Museum, while passing under Charles Bridge.
  • The English commentary on board will enlighten you about the culture and history of the "City of a Hundred Spires."
  • As you cruise beneath Prague's oldest bridge and observe its spectacular Gothic structure and be transported back in time.
  • You'll also get to witness the Prague Castle, the largest global castle complex, and the Rudolfinum, a neo-Renaissance concert theatre.
  • Marvel at the beauty of nature all around you and witness the glory of Prague from a unique vantage point.

All Your Vltava River Cruise Options Explained

Prague Lunch Cruise
Prague Dinner Cruise
Prague Cruise Entertainment

Entertainment

  • If you are hoping to get a little more out of the cruise than food and sightseeing, choose cruises that offer entertainment while onboard.
  • All the dinner cruise options offer live entertainment along with a scrumptious dinner.
  • View some of Prague's magnificent monuments lit up at night.
  • The printed guide in 16 languages and the interactive online guide will help you understand the history of Prague better.

Super Flexible Cancelation

If you cancel this ticket up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.

Discounted Tickets

Ages 2 years and below go free. Children aged 3-11 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets. Students between the ages of 11-26 years also enjoy reduced prices on the 1-hour panoramic cruise tickets and the evening dinner cruise. Ages 15 and below enjoy reduced pricing on the 6-hour city tour

Sights Covered on Prague Cruise

Prague Cruise Highlights
Prague Cruise Highlights

Rudolfinum

This Neo-Renaissance structure was constructed between 1876 and 1884. The Czech Philharmonic first performed at the Rudolfinum in 1896 under the command of Antonn Dvoák, making it Prague's most prominent music hall.

Prague Cruise National Theatrea

National Theatre:

The National Theatre, which was built in 1883, is often regarded as the most significant stage in the Czech Republic. It is the centerpiece of the National Theatre institution, which now consists of four buildings and four companies.

Prague Cruise Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

This stone pedestrian bridge spans the Vltava River and connects the Old Town and the Lesser Town. It's 1,693 feet long and has thirty high renaissance statues of angels and patron saints on each side.

Prague Cruise Highlight-Manes Bridge

Manes Bridge

Named after painter Josef Mánes, the Manes Bridge is the 9th bridge over the River Vltava. 186 meters long and 16 meters wide, the bridge connects the Aleš Embankment and Rudolfinum to the Lesser Quarter.

Prague Bridge Highlights

Cech Bridge

Svatopluk Čech Bridge or Čech Bridge is an arch bridge that stands over the river Vltava. At 169 meters, it is one of the shortest bridges in Prague. It is the only Art Nouveau-style bridge in the Czech Republic.

Prague Cruise Highlights

Stefanik Bridge

This suspension bridge opened in 1868. It was designed by Rowland Mason Ordish, an English engineer. Unable to bear the weight of the increasing traffic, the bridge was demolished in 1914 and replaced with a modern one.

Prague Cruise Highlights

Metronome

A 75-foot-tall functioning metronome stands in Letna Park. Designed by Vratislav Novak, it is likely to be the largest metronome in the world. At the base, you will find a plaque with the inscription, "In time, all things pass...'

Bedřich Smetana Museum Prague Cruise

Bedřich Smetana Museum

Located next to the Charles Bridge, on the right bank of the river Vltava, the Bedřich Smetana Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and works of Bedrich Smetana, who is regarded as the father of Czech music.

Prague Cruise Devil's Channel

Kampa Island

On the Vltava River, on the side of the Mala Strana, you will find the Kampa Island. It is separated from the Mala Strana by an artificial channel called the Devil's Stream. It is one of the most picturesque spots in Prague. 

Prague Cruise Highlights
Prague Cruise Highlights

Podolí Waterworks

Built in neoclassical architecture style, the Podoli Waterworks is located on the right side of Vltava River. Since 2003, the Podoli Waterworks only functions as a backup water source. It is also a museum on Prague Waterworks.

Prague Cruise Dancing House

Dancing House

The Nationale-Nederland building is known as the Dancing House. The building resembles a pair of dancers, which earned it its other name, Fred and Ginger. Its non-traditional design was the source of much controversy as it stood out against the traditional designs that Prague was known for.

Canal Lock

Smíchov Canal Lock

Smíchov Canal Lock, located at the Janacek Embankment under the Petzilkovsky Island, is one of the four canal locks in Prague. Smichov is the oldest canal lock on the river.

Which Prague River Cruise Is Perfect For You?

If you are on a budget

A sightseeing cruise is best for those looking for someone who is looking to view the most iconic sights of Prague and get an insight into the city's rich culture and history. The 1-Hour Panoramic Vltava River Cruise, which starts at €11.60, is the most budget-friendly option among all the sightseeing cruise options. This is perfect for first-time visitors to Prague, who want to can enjoy the picturesque scenes of the city while floating along the beautiful River Vltava.

If you want to sightsee

Enjoy a relaxing cruise during the morning so you can enjoy uninterrupted views of Prague. A sightseeing cruise also allows you to enjoy the many landmarks in the city from a unique vantage point. The 2-Hour Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise will allow you to float past the all-encompassing Charles Bridge, and pass by sights like the Prague Castle, Rudolfinum, the National Theatre, Podolí Waterworks, the Baroque fort of Vyšehrad, and the oldest of canal locks in Smíchov. The 6-hour city tour, which ends with a lunch on a cruise boat is also a great option for those who wish to soak up as many sights as possible.

If you wish to enjoy a meal

A Prague Cruise with lunch or dinner is ideal for those who want to enjoy traditional Czech cuisine and drinks as you sail along the River Vltava. Most cruises offer a buffet, which allows you to try a wide range of dishes from a delectable spread while listening to some live music. Some sights you will get to see include Prague Castle, the Dancing House, Charles Bridge, and Kampa Island. The Evening Dinner Cruise with Live Music is a great option for those who wish to enjoy soothing live music, glorious views of the Prague skyline, and a delectable dinner with their partner.

Plan Your Prague Cruise Experience

Timings
Departing Point
Getting There
Prague Cruise Timings
  • 50-minute Cruise: Daily at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM
  • 55-minute River Cruise: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 4 PM
  • 1-hour Panoramic Cruise: Daily at 11 AM, 2 PM, 3 PM & 4 PM. From October 1, daily at 3 PM and 4 PM. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the tour will also run at 11:00 AM
  • 2-hour Cruise: Daily at 12 PM and 3 PM
  • Cruise to Devil's Channel: Daily at 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:15 PM, 6:15 PM, 7:15 PM, and 8:15 PM
  • Evening Dinner Cruise: Monday to Thursday, 6 PM to 8 PM. On Friday and Saturday, 6 PM to 8 PM and from 8 PM to 10 PM
  • 2-hour Lunch Cruise: Until 31 October 2021, daily from 12 Noon onwards.
  • 3-hour Crystal Dinner Cruise: Until 31 October 2021, daily at 7 PM
  • 6-hour city tour: The tour begins at 9:50 AM every day and goes on till 3:50 PM

Prague Cruise Departure Point

The Prague cruises depart from the Dvořák Embankment (Dvořákovo nábřeží) at Čech Bridge. The pier from where the boat departs varies upon the cruise that you have chosen.

Address: Dvořákovo nábř., 110 00 Josefov, Czechia

The 6-hour city tour begins at the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square (Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia)

Getting to Prague Cruise
  • By tram: Get onboard trams #17, 33 or 93. Alight at the Právnická fakulta stop. From here, simply walk towards the river to the Dvořák Embankment. It will take you around 2-minutes.
  • By bus: Take bus no. 207 and get off at the Právnická fakulta stop. You can also take the bus to the Nemocnice Na Františku stop.
  • By Metro: Take metro line A. Alight at the Staroměstská station. Walk for about 5-10 minutes along 17. listopadu to get to the embankment.

Visitor Tips

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Most boats are wheelchair accessible. Contact the tour vendor before the date of your tour to confirm accessibility.
  • Different types of boats operate for various tours. The kind of boat you will be on is subject to availability

All Your Questions About Prague Cruises Answered

Q. Are Prague cruises available post-COVID-19?

A. Yes, Prague cruise tickets are available online post-COVID-19

Q. What is the price of Prague Cruise tickets?

A. Prague Cruise ticket prices start at €11.60.

Q. What safety measures are in place for Prague cruises?

A. Visitors need confirmation of coronavirus vaccination or proof that they have been infected within the past 180 days. The third alternative is to confirm a negative coronavirus test that is no more than 7 days old in the case of the PCR test and 3 days old in the case of the antigen test.

Q. What are the timings for Vltava River cruises in Prague?

A. Your Prague cruise timings depend on the type of ticket you book. You can choose between sightseeing cruises, evening dinner cruises, as well as lunch cruises. Choose your cruise based on your convenience and their availability.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for a Vltava river cruise?

A. Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the scheduled time of departure.

Q. Which Prague cruises are available?

A. Visitors can choose their cruise based on the time they wish to embark on this cruise. There are sightseeing cruises that take place in the mornings and early evenings, lunch cruises during afternoon hours and dinner cruises for those who wish to see Prague lit up in city lights.

Q. Are dinner cruises in Prague now open to the public?

A. Yes, dinner cruises in Prague are now open to the public with ample safety measures in place.

Q. What is the location of Vlatva river cruises in Prague?

A. The Prague cruises depart from the Dock at Čech Bridge. The piers vary. Check your ticket for more information.

Q. What are some of the attractions you see on a Prague sightseeing cruise?

A. Some attractions you’ll get to see on a Prague sightseeing cruise include the Prague Castle, Rudolfinum, the National Theatre, and much more.

Q. Are audio guides available on a Prague River Cruise?

Only sightseeing cruises include multilingual audio guides; lunch and dinner cruises do not provide audio guides. However, most cruises provide you with a printed guide (available in 16 languages).

Q. Is the Prague River Cruise wheelchair friendly?

A. Most boats on the Prague River are wheelchair accessible. However, it is best to contact the tour vendor to confirm the same.

Q. How long does a Vltava River Cruise in Prague take?

Q. This depends on the type of cruise chosen. A sightseeing cruise can take between 50 minutes to 2 hours, while a lunch or dinner cruise takes about 2-6 hours.