• Travelcode: 058

    Elbe, Vltava + Prague by Bike + Boat

    Golden bike times

    • 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.

      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.

      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: Arrival in Brandýs nad Labem

      Individual arrival in Brandýs nad Labem. Embarkation from 3pm. 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: Brandýs – Nymburk, Radtour approx. 35 km, Boattour to Brandýs

      Today you cycle from Brandys to the beautiful city Nymburk. Nymburk has a  glorious town fortification and a pictorial setting. The city is directly at the river Elb and you will find some really nice brides above the river.
      Through a tour at the old town the city fascinated with its numerous interesting historic building and monuments.

      Day 3: Boat Tour Brandýs – Mělník, Cycle Tour alongside the Vltava River from Mělník to Nelahozeves and back, approx. 48 km

      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: Boat Tour Mělník – Roudnice – Litoměřice, Cycle Tour Mělník – Roudnice, approx. 26 km

      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: Litoměřice, Day of Rest or Cycle Tour to Ustí and back, approx. 53 km

      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 Terezěn. 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: Boat Tour Litoměřice – Mělník – Brandys nad Labem, Cycle Tour Mělník – Brandýs nad Labem, approx. 30 km

      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: Brandýs nad Labem, Bus Transfer to Prague and back, or Optional Cycle Tour to Prague and back, 58 km

      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: Departure from Brandýs nad Labem

      Disembarkation after breakfast, till 09:30am. There will be a ground transfer service that will take you to from the ship to Prague main station and following to the airport.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

       

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Prague (PRG)
      Transfer included


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Prague (Praha hl.n.)
      Transfer included


      TRANSFER

      Transfer:
      Arrival
      03:00pm from the airport
      03:30pm from the train station
      04:15pm arrival at the ship
      Departure
      08:00am departure from the ship
      08:50am arrival at the airport
      09:20am arrival at the train station

      OTHER TRANSFER-TIME FOR THE TOUR 27.07.
      Arrival
      03:15pm from the airport
      04:00pm from the train station
      05:00pm arrival at the ship
      Departure
      09:30am departure from the ship
      10:20am arrival at the airport
      10:50am arrival at the train station


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking area: You can choose between two parking areas:

      1. Parking area on the island, to face to the harbor, Str. Nabrezni
      Here we have 20 parking places for your cars. The area is not closed so you can take your car at any time you would like to

      2. Parking area in a closed area, Str. Seifertova 1790
      Here we have 15-20 parking places for your cars. You can park on the arrival day and leave the area on the departure day. You can’t take your car during the tour because the area is closed. The parking area is approx. 1,5 km away from the harbor. You can take a bus (line 375 and 367). There are only two bus station away from the ship. The station is approx. 300m away from the parking area and the name is "Vrabi" and the station of the ship is calles "Most". You can buy the bus ticket at the bus driver - price is approx. 12 Kronen. You can only pay in cash therefore you need some small change.
      The guests will be registered at the ship reception for the paritcular parking areas and there you have to pay the parking area.

      Due to a special permit you can drive with your car and to bring your lugagge directly to the ship and then you can drive to the parking area. It is not possible to park directly at the ship.


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum: 70 pax


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      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, must have a validity of at least 6 month to the day of the end of the trip.

      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
         
      • Group transfer service from Prague (airport and main station) to the ship and back
         
      • Bus transfer service to Prague (main station and airport) and back on day 7
      • 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


       

    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

      Extras

      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).

      TECHNICAL INFORMATION

      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


      CABINS

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

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

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


      CATERING

      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 with back pedal brake

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake

      with 28" tyres in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.


      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
      Please note that it won’t be possible to fix the handlebar bags on some of our E-Bikes.


      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
      more
      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
      more

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