The “Golden City” and the Rivers Moldova and Elbe - MS FLORENTINA

With Bike and Barge from/to 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. 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 and cycle through unspoilt and sometimes gently hilly landscapes. And of course - the Czech Republic is well known for its world-famous beers but also for its good wines.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self guided
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Individual arrival in Prague. Embarkation from 4 pm. 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 Castel.

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.

After breakfast, around 9 am, we will take out the bike again. You will cycle – almost always along the Vltava River – to Nelahozeves, one of the most famous Renaissance castles of Bohemia, also known as the “little Louvre of Czechia”. Then continue through the Veltrusý Park, with numerous sculptures and gazebos in an extensive terrain, up to the royal town of Mělník. In the early afternoon return back to the ship and enjoy the boat trip on the Elbe River to Litoměřice.

A Day at leisure. Discover one of the most beautiful Czech towns, the royal town of Litoměřice. The colourful 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 or the Bishop’s residence. You might also be interested in an individual visit to the Terezín Memorial in the village of Terezìn. The concentration camp memorial is located only 5 km away. For more advanced cyclists, we recommend the scenic bike tour to the castle Střekov with appealing café, idyllically situated in the narrow valley of the Elbe River. Your route will take you through the small town of Velké Žernoseky (famous Czech wine-growing region), past the Bohemian Gate - the transition from the Elbe Sandstone Mountains to the Bohemian Uplands - to Střekov Castle. From here you will have a magnificent view of the Elbe River and the surrounding mountains. Afterwards you will cycle back to Litoměřice, where your ship will anchor for the night.

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. 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 5:00 pm.

Today you can go for a last bike tour via Nelahozeves, Kralupy, 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.

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 worthwile. 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.

After breakfast, till 09:30am disembarkation and individual departure.

Tour character

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.

Map Bike and Boat Prague

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Prague
  Season 1
08.07.2023 | 15.07.2023 | 22.07.2023 | 29.07.2023 |
Saturday
MS FLORENTINA, Rivers Moldova and Elbe from/to Prague, upper deck, CZ-MLSME-08I-O
Base price
1,249.00
2-bed-cabin in single use 1,873.50
Single cabin with French balcony (limited number) 1,549.00
MS FLORENTINA, Rivers Moldova and Elbe from/to Prague, main deck, CZ-MLSME-08I-H
Base price
999.00
2-bed-cabin in single use 1,498.50
Single cabin main deck (limited number) 1,299.00
2-bed-cabin at the front/back 899.00
Season 1
Jul 8, 2023 | Jul 15, 2023 | Jul 22, 2023 | Jul 29, 2023 |
Saturday
MS FLORENTINA, Rivers Moldova and Elbe from/to Prague, upper deck, CZ-MLSME-08I-O
Base price
2-bed-cabin in single use
Single cabin with French balcony (limited number)
MS FLORENTINA, Rivers Moldova and Elbe from/to Prague, main deck, CZ-MLSME-08I-H
Base price
2-bed-cabin in single use
Single cabin main deck (limited number)
2-bed-cabin at the front/back
1,249.00
1,873.50
1,549.00
999.00
1,498.50
1,299.00
899.00
Filter
7-gear with freewheel
Elektrofahrrad mit Freilauf
7-gear unisex with back pedal brake
Elektrofahrrad mit Rücktrittbremse
79.00
189.00
79.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & information

Services
  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Program according to routing from/to Prague
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Welcome-Drink
  • Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bed cloths as necessary
  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • Onboard tour guide
Not included

Journey to and from Prague, shuttles, bike rentals, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees, parking fees, tips, drinks on board, travel insurances

Infos

Parking Facilities in Prague (as of July 2022):

One option could be Garage Spanelska, near Wenceslas Square, CZK 600.- (approx. € 25.- per day onwards - price is based upon capacity, about 4 km from the mooring place (booking via internet https://www.mrparkit.com/en): Approx. 500 m walk to the metro station Muzeum; then take line C Letňany to the station Vltavská; continue by foot about 1 km to the berth.

Or take a taxi (only with licensed companies) to the mooring place (ca. € 25.-). Another option would be the car park of Rudolfinum about 30 minutes walk from the pier (about 1.5 km), not bookable in advance, from about CZK 700,- / € 29,00 per day.

Bikes:

  • 7-gear-Unisex-trekking bikes und 8-gear-E-Bikes (brand: Velo de Ville - special SE-Tours edition)
  • With hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability, please indicate as a non-binding customer request by the booking)
  • Pannier bag and rental bike insurance included.
  • E-Bikes on a limited number only
  • Please indicate your body height by the booking

Travel safe and secure with SE-Tours: We recommend to wear a bike helmet.

Please note: Bicycle helmet compulsory up to 18 years. Onboard Selling: UVEX I-VO € 25.- per helmet, limited number

Important remarks:

All guests must be fully vaccinated or recovered according to German Health Ministry. Unfortunately, unvaccinated guests or guests without a valid certification of recent recovery from Covid-19 or not fully vaccinated guests may not participate in our trips. Government restrictions are changing regularly and rapidly. All cruise guests are required to keep themselves updated about current restrictions in good time prior to departure. All cruise guests are solely responsible for complying with applicable Covid-19 travel regulations. For the safety of all persons present on board, we recommend to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene. For this purpose, you will receive all necessary COVID-19-information with your travel documents.

Embarkation from 4 pm ½ Disembarkation until 10 am

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

To bring your own bike On request only – due to lack of space on sun deck.

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 We recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers.

Schedule and program changes Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). Same applies to previously unknown administrative orders of lock or bridge repairs.

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.

We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.

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