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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Prague and the Vltava River

Discover the hidden treasures of Bohemia, on this 7-night cruise from Prague, along the Vltava River and to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1495pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Dresden
  • Prague Astronomical Clock
  • Prague
  • Dresden

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Book by 31 December 2021 and save 5% on 2022 departures!

Flight-inclusive package from just £1895pp!

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Prague and the Vltava River Special Offer

Discover the Golden City of Prague, the castles of Bohemia and the natural wonders of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains on this 7-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 a 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.

E886 Operated by CroisiEurope

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Elbe and Vltava River - PGP_PP

Day 1 - Prague (Czech Republic)

Embark from 6pm and settle into your cabin before meeting the crew at a welcome cocktail

Day 2 - Prague - Stechovice

Spend the morning cruising the Vltava to Stechovice. Once known for its gold mines, Stechovice is now famous for its traditional handmade pottery. In the afternoon, join an 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 armour 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 - Slapy

Cruise on the beautiful Vltava River to the Slapy dam. 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. Return to Prague at the end of the afternoon. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

Day 4 - Prague

This morning enjoy a 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. In the afternoon, join a 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. 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.

Day 5 - Melnik

Spend the morning cruising to Melnik, at the confluence of the Elbe. This afternoon, join a tour of Nelahozeves Castle and the birth house of Antonin Dvorak. 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. 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 a visit to the house in which he was born, 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 - Litomerice

Join a 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. Have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, join us 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 splendour of its architecture and its collections, including the historic Green Vault, which contains the largest collection of treasures in Europe.

Day 7 - Roudnice - Saxon Switzerland

Today leave on an excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Discover Königstein Fortress, perched on top of a plateau overlooking the river below. Stop at the Bastei rock formation towering above the Elbe and formed by water erosion over one million years ago. Tonight is the festive gala evening

Day 8 - Prague

After breakfast onboard, disembark before 10am.

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

Price Includes

  • 7 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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 14th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1495
      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: £1495 Cruise Only from: £1545 Cruise Only from: £1628 Cruise Only from: £1663 Cruise Only from: £1714 Cruise Only from: £1797
  • July
    • Jul 26th - Prague and back - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £1495
      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: £1495 Cruise Only from: £1545 Cruise Only from: £1628 Cruise Only from: £1663 Cruise Only from: £1714 Cruise Only from: £1797

Price Information

  • Single Supplement - £822
Map for Prague and the Vltava River