“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.
Explore this gorgeous city.
The Florentina moors close to 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 quech your thirst with a original Czech amber nectar.
Built in 1980 and completely refurbished in 2008 and in 2014, the Florentina is a cosy and comfortable middle-class ship. The Czech chef prepares national good home cooking and international dishes which will be served in the bright, friendly restaurant with bar. Both the little lounge next to the reception and the observation saloon with its panoramic windows on the upper deck offer comfortable seating areas. Rest and relax you find on the deck chairs on the large sun deck. The ship features 16 twin cabins (approx.10 sq. m) and 4 single cabins (approx. 8 sq. m) with French balcony (opening windows) on the upper deck, and 24 twin cabins (ca. 10 sq. m) and 2 single cabins(ca. 8 sq. m) on the main deck (windows cannot be opened). All 46 cabins are outside cabins and have en-suite shower facilities. They all also include a central air condition with individually adjustable ventilation, hairdryers, TV’s and safes. There is W-LAN on board (please note that the signal is not always available).
Technical Details: Built: 1980. Passenger Capacity: max. 86. Length: 80 m. Beam: 9.6 m. Draught: 1.5 m. Height: 5 m. Speed: 12 km/h. Flag: CZ.
On Board Currency: Euro. Credit cards: EC-Maestro, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.
Day 1 (Sun): Embarkation: Prague
Individual arrival in Prague. Embarkation from 5 PM. After dinner, take a stroll over the Charles Bridge, particularly beautiful in the dark, and enjoy the stunning view of the illuminated Prague Castel.
Day 2 (Mon): Guided Walking Tour Prague (optional) | Prague – Kralupy (Approx. 27 km/16.2 mi.)
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 handed out your bike and at around 11:30 am 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 pm.
Day 3 (Tue): Kralupy – Mělník (optional excursion Nelahozeves) (Approx. 28 km/16.8 mi.) | Mělník – Litoměřice/Leitmeritz
After breakfast, around 9am, we will take out the bike again. You will cycle – almost always along the Vltava River – to Nelahozeves. Visit with us the birth house of Antonin Dvořák and one of the most famous Renaissance castles of Bohemia, also known as the “Little Louvre of Czechia” (optional). 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 1.30pm, return back to the ship and enjoy the boat trip on the Elbe River to Litoměřice.
Day 4 (Wed): Litoměřice – Guided Walking Tour (optional) | cycle tour to Ustí and back (approx. 53 km/31.8 mi.)
A day at leisure. 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 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 FLORENTINA will moor overnight in Litoměřice.
Day 5 (Thu): Litoměřice – Roudnice | Roudnice – Mělník – Mlčechvosty (Approx. 40 km/24 mi.) | Excursion Castle Tour and coffee and cake in the castle-patisserie (optional)
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. On a guided walk (optional) enjoy the splendid panoramic view of the confluence of the Vlatwa and Elbe River from the top of the castle hill. Afterwards, you can enjoy coffee and cake at the castles confectionery (optional). You continue cycling to today’s destination Mlčechvosty. Arrival of the ship at around 4:30 PM.
Day 6 (Fri): 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 Prage at ca. 3:30 pm. The rest of the day is reserved for Prague.
Day 7 (Sat): Prague | Prague – Zbraslav and back (approx. 30 km/18 mi.)
Visit the Prague Castel with the Golden Lane, the Powder Tower, 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 (Sun): Disembarkation: Prague
After breakfast, around 09:30 am disembarkation and individual departure.
Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.
All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
When you do not want to cycle one day, you can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next town.
Program and details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.
– Transfers to/from the ship;
– Reservation fee;
– Other transfers;
– Bicycle rent;
– Entrance fees & excursions;
– Parking fee;
– City maps;
– Drinks on board;
– Personal (travel) insurances;
– Gratuities (at your discretion).
Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligated)
Rental bicycle 7 speed, hand- and/or pedal brakes, pannier bag and a rental bike insurance: € 70 bike/week
Rental E-Bike, pannier bag and a rental bike insurance: € 165 bike/week (only on request, limited number available, early bookings strongly recommended)
Tour Dates 2018 | Florentina:
Departure and arrival on Sunday:
01 Jul – 08 Jul / 08 Jul – 15 Jul / 15 Jul – 22 Jul / 22 Jul – 29 Jul / 29 Jul – 05 Aug / 05 Aug – 12 Aug
Prices 2018 per Person in Euro | Florentina:
|Twin cabin main deck at the front /back*||699|
|Twin cabin main deck||799|
|Twin cabin upper deck with French balcony||999|
|Single cabin main deck (limited number)||1,049|
|Single cabin upper deck with French balcony (limited number)||1,249|
* Cabins at the front and on the back of the ship. Engine and generator noise perceptible when ship is moving or at berth.
Twin cabin for single use: + 50%
Single cabins are limited available and only on request. Please contact us if you want to book such a cabin.
Bike hire for a 7 speed unisex bicycle, with hand- and/or pedal brake, pannier bag and a rental bike insurance: € 70
E-Bike, pannier bag and a rental bike insurance: € 165 (must be booked in advance, limited number)
Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligated)
PARKING FACILITIES in Prague (subject to change):
One option could be Garage Spanelska, near Wenceslas Square, CZK 320(approx. €12 per day), 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. €10). Another option would be the parking garage of Rudolfinum, near the mooring place, as from ca. €25 per day (no reservation possible).
Boat Bike Tours BV
’t Prooyen 3-B
1141 VD Monnickendam
Tel: +31 299 313071
Fax: +31 299 313065
Minimum number of participants: 45.
The organisation/executive tour operator: SE Tours GmbH, Bremerhaven (D).
The tour operator is entitled to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants has not been reached.
If the tour will not take place, all deposits/payments will be fully refunded.
Updated: July 7, 2017