Prague, Charles Bridge
MS Florentina
River landscape Moldau
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Prague, Moldova & Elbe, MS Florentina

The "Golden City".

The Czech Republic, a small country in the heart of Europe, is an impressive place with its original river landscapes, picturesque villages and romantic castles, whose history and architecture can often be traced back to the Middle Ages.

Prague, also known as "the Golden City“ and "the City of a Hundred Spires“, is both the departure point and final destination for this beautiful bike and barge tour along the Upper Moldova, in Czech called Vitava, and the huge Elbe River. When the bridges of the Vitava River are ablaze with sunlight and the spires of the castle sparkle in the light, it becomes obvious that Prague has its nickname ”Golden City” with good reason! Prague is multifaceted and unique, modern and at the same time aware of tradition. Discover one of Europe’s most beautiful metropolis with its Old Town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The MS FLORENTINA moors close to the Charles Bridge and is therefore an ideal springboard for exploring this gorgeous city – the marvellously restored Market Place, the busy Wencelslas Square or the Jewish quarter are waiting for you. And you will not be missing out on good food – beer and roast pork with dumplings, just to name one of the many specialities. When you are out cycling, do not miss out on the opportunity to have a break and to quench your thirst with an original Czech amber nectar.

Medium

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler
+43 6219 7444 145 Contact

Itinerary

Individual arrival in Prague. Embarkation from 4 pm. After dinner, you should take a stroll over the Charles Bridge, particularly beautiful in the dark, and enjoy the stunning view of the illuminated Prague Castel.

In the morning, there will be an optional guided walk to discover the right bank of the Vltava River, the highlights of the Old Town, the New Town and the Jewish Quarter (duration approx. 2 hours). After returning to the ship, you will be given your bike and at around 11:30am you can start your first bike ride on this tour.

You will cycle along the Vltava River via Troja (Baroque castle – National Art Gallery) to the village of Klecánky and then over the bank of the Vltava via Drasty, Vodochody and then back to the river bank to today`s destination, Kralupy. The ship will arrive there at around 5pm.

After breakfast, around 9 am, we will take out the bike again. You will cycle – almost always along the Vltava River – to Nelahozeves. Tip: visit the birth house of Antonin Dvořák and one of the most famous Renaissance castles of Bohemia, also known as the “little Louvre of Czechia”. The tour takes you past the Veltrusý Park, with numerous sculptures and gazebos in an extensive terrain, up to the royal town of Mělník. Around about 1.30 pm, return back to the ship and enjoy the boat trip on the Elbe River to Litoměřice.

A day to leisurely do what you want. On a guided walk (optional), you will have the possibility to discover one of the most beautiful Czech towns, the royal town of Litoměřice. The colourful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings in the town centre, which for the most part is encircled by well-preserved Gothic fortifications, will enchant you. Well-worth seeing: Baroque Cathedral of St Stephen atop the dome hill, the historic underground (extensive tunnel system) or the Bishop’s residence. You might also be interested in a visit to the Terezín Memorial (Theresienstadt) in the village of Terezìn. The concentration camp memorial is located only 5km away. The more advanced cyclists may wish to cycle to Ustí - idyllically situated in the narrow valley of the Elbe river. You will pass the Bohemian Gate and the old castle ruin Schreckenstein. The MS FLORENTINA will moor overnight in Litoměřice.

Early in the morning, the ship will take you to Roudnice. Your cycle tour starts at around 09:00 am. Almost always alongside the Elbe, via Dobřín, Račice and Vliněves, you cycle back again to the lovely village of Mělník. Enjoy the splendid panoramic view of the confluence of the Vlatwa and Elbe River from the top of the castle hill. You continue cycling to today’s destination Mlčechvosty. Arrival of the ship at around 4:30 pm.

Today you can go for a last bike tour via Nelahozeves, Kralupy, Chvatěruby, Vodochody, Drasty and Klecánky to Prague or you relax on the sun deck. You will arrive at Prage at ca. 3:30 pm. The rest of the day is reserved for Prague.

Today you have enough time to discover the right bank of the Vltava River, the highlights of the Old Town, the New Town and the Jewish Quarter. Or just meander along the streets or watch the lively goings-on sitting in one of the cafes on the Old Town Square. There are countless possibilities! In case you feel like cycling, make a tour upstream along Vltava River to Zbraslav and back. A trip to Vyṧehrad Castle is worthwile. It was built, probably in the 10th century, on a hill over the Vltava River. Local legend holds that Vyṧehrad was the location of the first settlement which later became Prague.

After breakfast, till 09:30am disembarkation and individual departure

Tour character

You will cycle between 25 and 45km each day. All of the distances are approximations for the indicated cycle tours. The cycle tour is suitable for people with an average level of fitness. You will cycle on paved or asphalted cycle paths, on very quiet agricultural roads as well as on tracks leading through forests or fields. There will also be short sections along busier roads. The terrain is mostly flat, though there are some slopes to cope with.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Jul 6, 2019 | Jul 13, 2019 | Jul 20, 2019 | Jul 27, 2019 | Aug 3, 2019 | Aug 10, 2019 |
Thursday
Bike & Boat Prague, Moldova and Elbe - MS Florentina - main deck, 8 days, CZ-MLSPP-08I-H
Base price
1-bed-cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Discount 2-bed-cabin front/back
Bike & Boat Prague, Moldova und Elbe - Ms Florentina - upper deck, 8 days, CZ-MLSPP-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Surcharge 1-bed-cabin french balcony
819,00
250,00
50%
-120,00
1029,00
50%
250,00
Price
Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
70,00
70,00
165,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 nights staying in an outside cabin with en-suite shower and WC facilities in the booked category
  • Programme according  to itinerary from/to Prague
  • Full board (breakfast buffet, packed lunch for cycle tours or afternoon snack, coffee and cake in the afternoon, three course dinner)
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Change of bedding  and towels - if desired
  • All  port, bridge and lock fees
  • Daily briefing for the respective cycle tour 
  • 1 set of maps and information per cabin
  • Tour representative on board
  • Rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Spanelska garage close to Wenceslas Square costs approx. €18 per day. It is about 4.5 km from the pier. You need to reserve this. From there, take the metro or a taxi to the pier (approx. €15).
  • Rudolfinum park garage is within walking distance and costs approx. € 26 per day. No reservation possible.

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 70 people until 21 days before arrival

Notes:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!

Accommodation

Angelika Spindler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Spindler, Customer service

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Jürgen Nebel LU | 09.08.2018
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