• Travelcode: 058

Elbe, Vltava + Prague by Bike + Boat

Biking along the rivers Vltava and Elbe

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

    Prague, known also as "The Golden City" and "The City of a  Hundred Spires", is both start and end destination for this beautiful bike and barge tour along the Upper Vltava and the giant Elbe River. When the bridges on the Vltava River are ablaze with sunlight and the spires of the castle sparkle in the light, it becomes obvious why Prague is called the "Golden City".

    Multifaceted and unique, modern and at the same time aware of tradition – discover one of Europe’s most beautiful metropolis with their Old Town listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The MS FLORENTINA moors close to the Charles Bridge and is therefore an ideal springboard for exploring this gorgeous city – the marvellously 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 specialities – 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.

    Tour profile / level 2

    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.

    Day 1: Prague

    Individual arrival in Prague. Embarkation from 4 p.m. After dinner, take a stroll over the Charles Bridge, particularly beautiful in the dark, and enjoy the stunning view of the illuminated Prague Castle.

    Day 2: Prague – Kralupy, approx. 27 km

    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 a.m. start 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: Kralupy - Mělník, approx. 28 km + boat trip to Litoměřice

    After breakfast, around 9 a.m., we will take out the bikes again. You will cycle to Nelahozeves along the Vltava. 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" (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 01:30 p.m., return to the ship and enjoy the boat trip on the Elbe River to Litoměřice.

    Day 4: Litoměřice - day of rest or bike tour to Usti, approx. 53 km

    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 cycle tour to the Terezín Memorial (Theresienstadt) in the village of Terezěn. The concentration camp memorial is located only 5 km away. The more advanced cyclists may feel to cycle to Usti - idyllically situated in the narrow valley of the Elbe river - via the old castle ruin Schreckenstein and back.

    The MS FLORENTINA will moor in Litoměřice over night.

    Day 5: Roudnice – Mělník – Mlčechvosty, approx. 40 km

    Early in the morning the ship will take you to Roudnice. Your cycle tour starts at around 09:00 a.m.. Nearly the whole time alongside the Elbe, via Dobřín, Račice and Vliněves, you cycle back again to the lovely village of Mělník. On a guided walk (optional) you enjoy the splendid panoramic view of the confluence of the Vlatwa and Elbe River from the top of the castle hill. Afterwards, have some coffee and cake in the castle-patisserie. You continue cycling to today’s destination Mlčechvosty. Arrival of the ship at around 04.30 p.m.

    Day 6: Mlčechvosty – Prague, approx. 40 km

    Today you can go for a last bike tour via Veltruský Park, Nelahozeves, Kralupy, Chvatěruby, Vodochody, Drasty and Klecánky to Prague or you relax on the sun deck. You will arrive at Prage at approx. 03.30 p.m. The rest of the day is reserved for Prague.

    Day 7: Prague - Zbraslav Castle and back, approx. 30 km

    Visit the Prague Castle 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, take a tour upstream along Vltava River to Zbraslav castle and back.

    Day 8: Prague

    Disembarkation until 09.30 a.m., individual departure.



    Airport: Prague (PRG)


    Parking: One option could be Garage Spanelska, near Wenceslas Square, CZK 190, - (approx. EUR 12,-/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 (approx. € 10,-). Another option would be the car park of Rudolfinum near the mooring place, about EUR 25.-/day.


    Train station: Prague


    Minimum: 45 pax


    Special dietary requests will be respected as far as possible. Please inform us on booking.

    Travel documents: EU-citizens need a valid ID or passport.

    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.

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  • Included services:

    • 7 nights in outside cabin with en-suite shower facilities in the booked category
    • Welcome drink
    • Daily cabin cleaning
    • Change of bedding and towels
    • Full board (breakfast buffet, packed lunch for cycle tours or lunch snack, coffee and tea in the afternoon, 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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    05.08. - 12.08.18


    Bikes & equipment
    7-speed-bike 70
    E-bike (on request, limited number available)  165

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR
  • Welcome on board MS FLORENTINA !

    Built in 1980 and completely refurbished in 2008 and in 2012, the MS FLORENTINA is a cosy and comfortable middle-class ship.

    The Czech chef prepares national good home cooking 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.

    WIFI is available only in the reception area (please note that the signal is not available along the whole route).


    Year of manufacture: 1980
    Passengers: max. 86
    Lenght: 80 m
    Width: 9,6 m
    Draft: 1,5 m
    Height: 5 m
    Speed: 12 km/h
    Flag: Czech


    All 46 cabins are outside cabins and have en-suite shower facilities. They all also include individual climate control, hairdryers, TV’s and safes.

    16 x twin cabins (approx. 10 sqm)
    4 x single cabins (approx. 8 sqm) with french balcony (window can be opened)

    24 x twin cabins (approx. 10 sqm)
    2 x single cabins (approx. 8 sqm, window cannot be opened)


    Breakfast buffet, packed lunch for cycle tours or lunch snack, coffee and tea in the afternoon, three-course dinner

  • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

    7-speed-bikes UNISEX (back pedal brake)
    Our bicycles are very modern  high quality bikes, which were built especially for the demands and wishes of our guests.
    The result is a bike fleet of easy going, restistant bikes with a comfortable deep entrance frame, precise Shimano-Nexus-7-gear hub circuit, modern V-break, Aluminium hollow chamber rim and flat secure tires. The adjustable handlebars allow a most comfortable riding position.

    IMPORTANT: Please mention your body height with your booking.

    E-Bikes - Pedelecs
    On some barges we offer modern quality-Electrically assisted bikes (Pedelecs) with 7- or 8-gear-hub circuit, gradual selectable help of pedaling power and deep UNISEX-comfot-entrance.
    The bikes are equipped with a powerful Panasonic or Bosch-Pedelec-Engine and a powerful Lithium-Ion-Battery, one battery-charge is sufficient for about  70-80 kilometers. The range of the battery is depending on supportlevel, riding manners, body weight and terrain. In a more hilly terrain or with a higher bodyweight there is more batterycapacity used then in flat areas or with a low bodyweight. You can save battery, when you start with most possible low support and increase only if needed. The batteries are supposed to be charged overnight with the provided battery charger.

    IMPORTANT: book early, because of limited capacity!

    Our rental bicycles come with big and waterproof panniers, a handily bag for the handlebars, a repair kit and spare tube, a pump and a bike lock per cabin.

    Additional information
    Bicycle breakdowns can happen, also when bikes are well serviced and maintained, flats can be fixed by yourself. If there’s a difficult repair, you may call the local representative. Please don´t get any repairs done on the bike without informing the touroperator/local representative and their approval.

    You will have the opportunity to take out an insurance for the bicycle (not for own bicycles) for the whole journey.

    Own Bikes
    If you bring your own bicycle, please pay attention to the following aspects: You are personally responsible for your own bike on board and ashore. Protect your bike against theft on board, as well as on land with a lock. The bikes will be brought on board and from board by the crew. Due to the local conditions we cannot prevent scratches and damages on the bikes. Please understand that we cannot accept any liability. The bikes on board are exposed to weather conditions because the parking is not covered. Please bring along your own spare material and repair kit for your bike.

  • 5,6 30.07.2017 | Stephen M. Elbe, Vltava + Prague by Bike + Boat

    Rescued by Bill and Kath

    Overall This is a wonderful tour. Prague, of course, is a highlight, attested by the fact that the entire population of the planet is there, cramming through its streets. Melnik and Litomerice, the two other major places visited, are both gems, but Kralupy ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    5,2 25.07.2017 | Patricia M. Elbe, Vltava + Prague by Bike + Boat

    Happy novice cycling pensioners

    We really enjoyed our first ever cycling holiday, managed the cycling ok and loved the international company on the boat.
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 4
    • Board 5
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5

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