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Prague's Little Venice: Sightseeing Canal Cruise with Refreshment

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See Prague from a fascinating new perspective on this 45-minute cruise around the city’s picturesque ‘Little Venice’ area. Trace historical canals branching from the Vltava River and enjoy the gentle charms of some of the city’s lesser-known districts, gliding by Baroque houses, peaceful squares and medieval mills that seem far removed from the bustling center. Along the way, view the relics of Prague’s Romanesque Judith Bridge that stood where the Charles Bridge now stands, and listen to entertaining tales and facts about the hidden city as it unfolds before you. Each customer will receive a ticket to the Charles Bridge Museum.
  • Admire views of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge on this river cruise
  • Learn about history from a guide or audio commentary
  • Get unique photo opportunities from the middle of the Vltava River
  • Explore the canals of Prague’s “Little Venice”
What to Expect
Arrive at the starting point for a 45-minute Vltava cruise in central Prague. Board a wooden riverboat and find a comfortable seat in the covered cabin. Take in the views from the picture windows on the boat. As you cruise along the river, snap photos of Charles Bridge and see the remains of the 12th-century Judith Bridge. Admire the view of Prague Castle and spot the Rudolfinum. Glide into Certovka Canal, Prague’s “little Venice” and navigate canals and low bridges. Observe baroque townhouses, churches, and old wooden mills. Learn about the history from a guide or audio commentary. Your tour ends back at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Křižovnické náměstí, Křižovnické nám., 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
  • Professional guide or audio commentary
  • Snacks - In summer: one drink beer, lemonade, water, tea or coffee, ice creme or gingerbread. In winter: one drink beer, lemonade, water, tea, coffee or mulled wine, gingerbread.
  • Coffee and/or Tea - In summer: one drink beer, lemonade, water, tea or coffee, ice creme or gingerbread. In winter: one drink beer, lemonade, water, tea, coffee or mulled wine, gingerbread.
  • Ticket to the Charles Bridge Museum.
  • Entry/Admission - Prague Venice Boat Trip
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Bridge Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The live guide speaks English, German and Czech only, and audio guides are available in French, Spanish and Russian
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You can go to any departure of the day in your reservation. Opening hours are: April 10:30-18:00 /May - Jun 10:30-19:00/ July - August 10:30-20:00/ September 10:30-19:00/ October - March 10:30-17:00
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely entry to boat. Very accommodating staff. Kept to schedule; trip lasts about one hour. Much information about history of Prague.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Wanderer662940
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip..worth a visit. I found The audio tour a little confusing but the sights are amazing. The museum is really good

Thank tinasim0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After few nights out, our Czech friends suggested to take a boat sightseeing trip. It was amazingly soothing thing at the right time. The service and organizations of the trip was fine so we just enjoyed the smooth ride and the water views. Would recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Henrik C
Reviewed August 16, 2019

This little cruise (maybe 15-passenger boat) went from river docks into this canal, which is not very long, but IS very old. Used to have sewer outlet from palace above emptying into it. Used as a less expensive place to film some of scenes supposedly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank EriknCheryl2017
Tourist26263288540, Manager at Gray Line Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Client, Thank you for your beautiful rating, we are glad that you enjoyed the trip. Have a nice day :-) Team Gray Line Czech Republic

Reviewed August 11, 2019

We expected to visit the less frequented canals in Prague, however, the 45-minute-trip mainly consists in a roundtrip around the Charles Bridge on the Moldau River, and only included one little canal. Definitely not what we expected. We were offered a drink and an icecream...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LoganFTW
Tourist26263288540, Front Office Manager at Gray Line Prague, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Dear Customer, thank you for your opinion. Unfortunately in the summer season you can not find less frequented places in Prague.. We are sorry Nice day

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September 1, 2019|
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Response from Christina D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know. Perhaps you should ask the company, but I don't think it should, unless it is a real storm.
July 3, 2019|
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Response from chris v | Reviewed this property |
yes they do a discount for a group
July 3, 2019|
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Response from Len O | Reviewed this property |
Tracey. Please look elsewhere. Your group would not be impressed with what we went through. Spend a little more money and enjoy a better river cruise.
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