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
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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. Explore Prague and the beautiful landscape around the Elbe river valley.

“The Golden City” or “the City of a Hundred Spires” – Prague
Prague, known also as “the Golden City” and “the City of a Hundred Spires”, is both point of departure and final destination for this beautiful bike and barge tour along the Upper Moldova, in Czech called Vltava, and the huge Elbe River – when the bridges of the Vltava river are ablaze with sunlight and the spires of the castle sparkle in the light, then it becomes obvious that Prague has its nickname “Golden City” with good reason! 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The ship Florentina moors approx. 1 km away from the Charles Bridge and is therefore an ideal springboard for exploring this gorgeous city – the marvelously 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 specialties – when you are on the move with your bike do not miss to have a break and quench your thirst with a original Czech amber nectar.

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: Prague

Individual arrival in Prague. Embarkation from 4 p.m.. 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 Castle.

Day 2 (Sun): Prague – Kralupy (Approx. 27 km/16.2 mi.)

The morning is at your disposal and you have enough time for a nice little walk through Prague. Then you will be handed out your bike and start for your first cycle tour. You will cycle along the Vltava River via Troja (Baroque castle – National Art Gallery) to the village of Klecánky and then over the tread of the Vltava via Drasty, Vodochody back to the river bank to today`s destination Kralupy. Arrival of the ship at around 5 p.m..

Day 3 (Mon): Kralupy – Mělník (Approx. 28 km/16.8 mi.) | Mělník – Litoměřice/Leitmeritz

After breakfast, around 9 a.m., 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.

Day 4 (Tue): 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 Schreckenstein. The MS FLORENTINA will moor overnight in Litoměřice.

Day 5 (Wed): Litoměřice – Roudnice | Roudnice –  Mělník – Mlčechvosty (Approx. 40 km/24 mi.)

Early in the morning, the ship will take you to Roudnice. Your cycle tour starts at around 09:00 a.m.. 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 p.m..

Day 6 (Thu): Mlčechvosty – Prague (approx. 40 km/24 mi.)

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 Prague at ca. 3:30 p.m.. The rest of the day is reserved to explore Prague.

Day 7 (Fri): Prague | Prague – Zbraslav and back (approx. 30 km/18 mi.)

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 worthwhile. 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.

Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Prague

After breakfast, around 09:30 a.m. disembarkation and individual departure.

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 27 to 53 km. The kilometres 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 programme: 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
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

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

Program according to itinerary from/to Prague;

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.

Insolvenzabsicherung: Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden (SGR) und (nur für Endverbraucher aus Deutschland) Sicherungsschein über tourVERS

Reiseveranstalter sind nach geltendem Europäischen Recht dazu verpflichtet, erhaltene Kundengelder für den Fall eigener Zahlungsunfähigkeit oder Insolvenz abzusichern. Boat Bike Tours (Handelsregisternummer 3714 7084) ist ein in den Niederlanden unter Nummer 3734 registrierter Teilnehmer von SGR (Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden). Diese Registrierung ist auf www.sgr.nl überprüfbar. Die teilnehmenden Reiseveranstalter unterliegen dem in den Niederlanden gesetzlich vorgeschriebenen Garantieschutz des SGR Insolvenz-Garantiesystems. Gemäß der Garantieleistung von SGR werden dem Endverbraucher die im Voraus bezahlten Reisesummen erstattet, wenn der Reiseveranstalter finanziell nicht in der Lage ist, seine vertraglichen Verpflichtungen zu erfüllen. Sofern die Vereinbarung Transport beinhaltet und das Ziel bereits erreicht ist, wird die Rückreise arrangiert. Boat Bike Tours hat die vom Gesetzgeber vorgeschriebene Insolvenzversicherung für Endverbraucher, deren Wohnsitz in Deutschland ist, über die tourVERS, eines in Deutschland führenden Anbieters, abgeschlossen. Über 1.200 Veranstalter aller Größenordnungen und touristischen Bereiche sind über tourVERS versichert. Auf der Internetseite der tourVERS finden Sie alle Informationen zur Insolvenzabsicherung. Endverbraucher, die in Deutschland bewohnhaftet sind, erhalten bei Buchung bei Boat Bike Tours mit der Buchungsbestätigung auch den Sicherungsschein von tourVERS.

Hinweis: Die o.g. deutsche Übersetzung des Abschnitts über SGR ist keine offizielle SGR-Übersetzung. SGR kommuniziert nur auf Niederländisch und Englisch. Der niederländische Text zum SGR-Garantiesystem ist allgemeinverbindlich.

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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 Prague (as of May 2018):
One option could be Garage Spanelska, near Wenceslas Square, CZK 440, – (approx. € 18 per day) onwards (price is based upon capacity), about 4.5 km from the mooring place (booking via internet https://www.mrparkit.com/en). From there, take the metro from the station Muzeum to the station Staroměstská, or take a taxi (only with licensed companies) to the mooring place (ca. € 15). Another option would be the car park of Rudolfinum near the mooring place, about € 26 per day.

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.


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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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