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Prague and the Castles of Bohemia

Discover the hidden treasures of Bohemia, on this 6-night cruise from Prague, along the Vltava River and to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

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Discover the Golden City of Prague, the castles of Bohemia and the natural wonders of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains on this 6-night cruise from Prague on an authentic paddlewheeler.

Cruise from Prague to Stechovice, once known for its gold mines and now famous for its traditional handmade pottery, and visit the Konopiste Castle, a 13th century fortress which was renovated in the 18th century. Continue along the Vltava River to the Slapy Dam, passing many castles typical of central Bohemia The Slapy Resevoir is a popular area for water sports and recreational activities.

Spend a day in Prague, with an optional guided tour of the Old Town. The old town dates back more than 1,000 years and is an important place in Bohemian history. Points of interest include the Jewish Quarter, the astronomical clock and the Gothic Church of Our Lady. Cruise on to Melnik, at the confluence of the Elbe River and visit the Nelahozeves Castle, one of the most elaborate Renaissance castles in Bohemia. Spend a full day exploring Dresden, known as 'Florence of the Elbe', and enjoy an excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains before returning to Prague.

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Day 1 - Prague (Czech Republic)

Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. in Prague. In the evening, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board.

Day 2 - Prague - Slapy - Stechovice

We’ll spend the morning cruising the Vltava to Stechovice. Nestled in peaceful surroundings, the Vltava River reveals its bucolic landscapes and natural beauty. Once known for its gold mines, Stechovice is now famous for its traditional handmade pottery. In the afternoon, join us for an optional excursion to Konopiste Castle. Located in an idyllic setting, this 13th-century fortress—entirely renovated in the 18th century—was the Habsburg's hunting lodge. In addition to its sumptuously decorated apartments, the castle is home to an impressive collection of medieval weapons and armor that once belonged to Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The castle was his last abode prior to his assassination in Sarajevo in 1914. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

Day 3 - Stechovice - Prague

We'll cruise on the beautiful Vltava River to the Slapy dam. We’ll follow the winding river lined with hillsides on each bank and catch glimpses of castles in romantic, restful landscapes so typical of central Bohemia. The Slapy Reservoir is a popular vacation spot for residents of Prague, offering water sports and numerous recreational activities. We’ll return to Prague at the end of the afternoon.

Day 4 - Prague

Join us this morning for an optional guided tour of the Old Town in Prague. Stare Mesto dates back more than 1,000 years and is one of the most important places in Bohemian history. As you stroll through the city’s narrow streets, you’ll discover many points of interest, including the Jewish quarter, the old town hall and its famous astronomical clock, the Gothic church of Our Lady before Tyn, and the Charles Bridge. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, join us for an optional guided tour of the Prague Castle district: Palaces, churches, and convents stand harmoniously in the vicinity of the castle, sitting high on a hill watching over the city. We’ll discover St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest and most important church in the country and one of the most prestigious Gothic cathedrals in Europe; the Old Royal Palace; and the Golden Lane, named after the goldsmiths that thrived there during the 17th century. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

Day 5 - Prague - Melnik

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Melnik, at the confluence of the Elbe. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. This afternoon, join us for an optional tour of Nelahozeves Castle and the birth house of Antonin Dvorak. We’ll visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Bohemia that was home to 23 different Bohemian queens and princesses. The castle walls are elaborately adorned with Italian-style stucco and wall paintings depicting scenes from the Old Testament and Greek mythology. It is also home to a rich, private collection of furniture and paintings—including works by Rubens, Velazquez, and many others—all belonging to the Lobkowicz family, the oldest and most eminent Bohemian noble family. We’ll discover the luxurious lifestyle of the Bohemian nobility during the Baroque period. At the end of our tour, you’ll enjoy tasting a selection of wines from the castle’s vineyard. Nelahozeves is the birthplace of Antonin Dvorak. During our visit to the house in which he was born, we’ll discover the life and works of one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, the man who composed the famous “New World Symphony.”

Day 6 - Melnik - Dresden

Join us for an optional full-day excursion to Dresden, a fantastic city known as the “Florence of the Elbe.” A relatively recent city with Slavic origin, Dresden became the capital of the Margravate of Meissen in the 13th century and the seat of the Dukes of Saxony in the 15th century. Dresden offers a wide variety of attractions, including magnificent promenades on the bank of the Elbe, fascinating museums, monuments, and charming details. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the Royal Palace, the former residence of the Saxon Dukes and Electors and the Kings of Saxony. Today, we can revel in the splendor of its architecture and its collections, including the historic Green Vault, which contains the largest collection of treasures in Europe. After our excursion, we’ll return to Prague by bus. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 7 - Prague

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 09:00 a.m.

This itinerary is subject to change due to weather and river conditions.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights full board accommodation
  • Guided excursions
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks with meals and at the bar on board
  • Welcome cocktail. Gala farewell dinner
  • Free wi-fi on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Port taxes
  • Fly-cruise package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 13th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1219
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1219 Cruise Only from: £1308 Cruise Only from: £1437
    • Jul 19th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1219
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1219 Cruise Only from: £1308 Cruise Only from: £1356 Cruise Only from: £1437
    • Jul 25th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1090
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1090 Cruise Only from: £1219 Cruise Only from: £1356 Cruise Only from: £1437
    • Jul 31st - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1090
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1090 Cruise Only from: £1138 Cruise Only from: £1219 Cruise Only from: £1308 Cruise Only from: £1356 Cruise Only from: £1437
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1219
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1219 Cruise Only from: £1308 Cruise Only from: £1356 Cruise Only from: £1437
    • Aug 12th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1138
      Main Deck Cat B
      Cruise Only from: £1138
    • Aug 18th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1219
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1219 Cruise Only from: £1437
    • Aug 24th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1437
      Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1437
    • Aug 30th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1800
      Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1800
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1209
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1209 Cruise Only from: £1295 Cruise Only from: £1513

2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 28th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat C
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1748
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Jun 9th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1677
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Jun 15th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Jun 21st - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Jun 27th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1577 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
    • Jul 9th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1781
    • Jul 15th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1577 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
    • Jul 21st - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1577 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
    • Jul 27th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1577 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1577 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
    • Aug 8th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1577 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
    • Aug 14th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
    • Aug 20th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1705 Cruise Only from: £1781
    • Aug 26th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1453
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1453 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1577 Cruise Only from: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1781
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Sep 7th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Sep 13th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Sep 19th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Sep 25th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Oct 7th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881
    • Oct 13th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1544
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1544 Cruise Only from: £1592 Cruise Only from: £1677 Cruise Only from: £1748 Cruise Only from: £1796 Cruise Only from: £1881

Price Information

  • Single Supplement - £822
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