Highlights of this tour

Middle Age history & architecture

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities

Wonderful river views villages & castles

Ship with max. 86 passengers

Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Individual
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Duration Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days

Bike and Barge Czech Republic: Prague and Elbe river | Florentina

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

Point of departure and final destination for this beautiful bike and barge tour is the charming town of Brandýs nad Labem-Stara Boleslav with its castle. The twin-town and its urban district Stara Boleslav is also the oldest pilgrimage site in Bohemia.

Prague, known also as „the Golden City“ and „the City of a Hundred Spires“, you will visit twice during your holiday week.

Day to day program

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

Day 1 (Sat): Embarkation: Brandýs nad Labem

Individual arrival in Brandýs nad Labem. Embarkation from 4 p.m.. There will be a ground transfer service at the airport via main station, which takes you directly to the ship (Transfer duration approx. 60 minutes).

Day 2 (Sun): Brandýs – Prague – Brandýs, (approx. 58 km/35 mi.)

Today you will have plenty of time to fully enjoy your first cycle tour to Prague. For 29 km, follow the well-paved cycle route 241, which leads you directly into the historic city centre of this unique major city. After having explored Prague individually, cycle back to the River Elbe and return to Brandýs.

Day 3 (Mon):  Brandýs – Mělník | cycling alongside the Vltava River from Mělník to Nelahozeves and back (approx. 48 km / 29 mi.)

In the early morning it is time to cast off! Aboard the MS Florentina you sail to the royal town of Mělník. Here you start for the Vltava-cycle tour to the Veltrusý Park, a vast landscape park with numerous sculptures and pavilions. Afterwards you cycle to the Nelahozeves Castle, which is among the most famous Renaissance castles of Bohemia and is also referred to as the “Little Louvre of the Czech Republic”. Tip: Visit the castle and Antonin Dvořák`s birthplace. From here cycle back to the quaint town of Mělník.

Day 4 (Tue): Mělník – Roudnice –  Litoměřice | Cycle Tour Mělník – Roudnice (approx. 26 km / 15.6 mi.)

This morning you have plenty of time to explore the lovely charming town of Mělník with its pastel-coloured façades. Tip: Visit the proud castle, which towers over the Elbe River offering a marvellous panoramic view over the confluence of the Vlatwa and Elbe rivers. From here, cycle almost always alongside the Elbe via Vliněves, Račice and Dobřín to Roudnice, today`s destination. At around 6 pm, the ship sails to Litoměřice.

Day 5 (Wed):  Litoměřice, Day of Rest or Cycle Tour to Ustí and back (approx. 53 km / 31.8 mi.)

A day at leisure. 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 an individual visit to the Terezín Memorial (Theresienstadt) in the village of Terezìn. The concentration camp memorial is located only 5 km away. The more advanced cyclists may feel to cycle to Ustí – idyllically situated in the narrow valley of the Elbe river – You will come by the Bohemian Gate and by the old castle ruin of Schreckenstein. Overnight the MS FLORENTINA will be moored in Litoměřice.

Day 6 (Thu): Litoměřice – Mělník – Brandys nad Labem | Cycle Tour  Mělník – Brandýs nad Labem (approx. 30 km / 18 mi.)

In the morning sail once more to the quaint town of Mělník, perched on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe rivers. Today`s cycle tour leads partly alongside the untouched banks of the Elbe, though woods, quiet wetlands and small villages but also along quiet country roads to Brandýs nad Labem.

Day 7 (Fri): Brandýs nad Labem, Bus Transfer to Prague and back, or Optional Cycle Tour to Prague and back (58 km/34.8 mi.)

Today the Golden City of Prague is on the agenda again. After breakfast, there will be a bus transfer service to Prague. In Prague, you will have free time to explore the city individually for the second time. In the afternoon transfer service back to the ship. Naturally you may also choose to cycle to Prague and back.

Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Brandýs nad Labem

After breakfast, around 09:30 a.m. disembarkation. There will be a ground transfer service that will take you to from the ship to Prague main station and following to the airport.

Good to know

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck.

Languages on board: German, English 

Cycle Tours: individual and self-guided. You will cycle from 26 to 58 km. The kilometers indicated for the cycle tours are approximate.
Cycle ways/level of difficulty: the cycle tour is suitable for people with average fitness level. You will cycle on paved or asphalted cycle ways, on very lightly-trafficked agricultural roads as well as on unpaved trails leading through forests or fields. There will also be short legs along heavy-trafficked roads. The terrain is mostly flat, though there are some slopes to cope with.

Excursions: we offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English).
Luggage on board: we recommend waterproof rain gear, bike helmet, sun hat and sports shoes. Alterations of schedule or program: subject to change. In the event that because of low or high water levels or adverse weather conditions a route cannot be taken, the captain reserves the right to change the route for your safety (this would not be a reason for fee-free cancellation). For safety reasons, sun deck access may be limited in times of high water levels/low bridge clearance. Bicycles may sometimes be stored ashore overnight as a transport on the ship would not be possible due to low bridge clearance. Please note for your tour planning that due to numerous locks, the ship will always be slower than a cyclist.
Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.
This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.


Prices & information

Prices & availability

Below you see an overview of the available (blue) dates; the yellow dot means that this date has 2 or less cabins available, orange is ‘on request’ and red means that on this date there aren’t any cabins available. Then click on the preferred date. After this, choose your ship (some tours have only one ship, and therefore there is no choice), the number of cabins in the required (and available) category, any desired additional products, and ‘local costs’ (such as special dietary needs, which you usually pay for onboard). On the right side, you’ll find the ‘Booking Summary.’ After completing your preferences and necessary information click ‘Book now’ to finalize your booking.

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Pricing overview - 2019
Cabin type For all dates
Twin cabin lower deck at the front/back* 2 pers. €699 Twin cabin on lower deck 2 pers. €819 Twin cabin on upper deck with French balcony 2 pers. €1029 Single cabin lower deck (limited) 1 pers. €1069 Single cabin upper deck with French balcony (limited) 1 pers. €1279
Included in this tour

Ground transfer service from Prague (airport and main station) to the ship and back;

7 nights in outside cabin with en-suite shower facilities in the booked category;

Program according to itinerary from/to Brandys nad Labem;

Bus transfer service to Prague (main station and airport) and back on day 7;

Welcome drink;

Daily cabin cleaning;

Bedding and towels (change of towels on request);

Full board (7x breakfast buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x three-course dinner);

All port, bridge and lock fees;

Daily briefing for the respective cycle tour;

Maps and information material 1x per cabin;

Tour manager on board.

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Excluded in this tour

Transfers to/from the docking place;

Rental bicycle or e-bike (optional);

Other transfers;

Parking fee,

Entrance fees & excursions;

City maps;

Drinks on board;

Personal insurances;

Gratuities (at your discretion);

Additional options & information

Rental bicycle (incl. rental bike insurance): € 70 per week/person
Rental E-Bike (incl. rental bike insurance): € 165 per week/person (only on request, limited number of e-bikes available, early bookings strongly recommended.
You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.

Excursions: Optional excursions during the journey must be booked on board.

Parking Facilities in Brandys (as of January 2019)The Brandýs nad Labem local council will inform us by the end of January /beginning of February about possible car park facilities. We will update you as soon as possible.

Minimum number of participants: 70 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure).

Legal notice:
Boat Bike Tours is not the operator of this tour; this is a so called ‘partner tour’. Tour operator is: SE Tours GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.



Reviews

Czech Republic: Prague and Elbe river Rated 10 out of 10 based on 1 reviews
5 stars

Rob

We booked our Prague boat/bike tour through Boat Bike Tours but the tour was run by SE tours. The tour was really fun and exactly what we expected. The upper deck cabins on the MS Florentina were nice but small compared to the MS Magnifique II (Netherlands). The food includes a nice breakfast where you also make your lunch to…

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Ship Florentina Czech Republic
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