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This excursion was exceptionally good!! The food was wonderful and tasty and the views were spectacular. We had unusually warm, sunny weather on November 6th and everyone in the group really enjoyed this excursion and seeing Prague from the river!
Marilyn Byfield, Kelowna, BC Canada
Outstanding view of Prague. This is my third visit to the city. I saw and learned more on this tour than on all my previous visits. The guide was brilliant. Arrangements from pickup to drop-off were very efficient. Buffet was extensive and delicious. I could not recommend this tour more highly. The brilliantly sunny day definitely helped!
A good way to see a different view of Prague. i have previously done the dinner cruise, but the daytime one gives you the chance to see much more as you cruise up and down the Vltava River. Great for photographers!
United Arab Emirates
Seeing Prage at night from the river is like a fairy tale.... loved it.... nice food and drinks.
very good tour, lunch was plentiful and with the sunshining it was a lovley day.
Overall an agreeable trip with just one exception - the extraordinarily long wait to go through a lock with no obvious traffic ahead.
An enjoyable trip up and down the river. We joined at Republic Square as directed, but simply got dropped off at the boat and left - no pick up was included, so we had to walk back into the centre. Buffet lunch was fine, plenty of choice. There were only about 30 people on the boat, so there was no rush or queuing. Only complaint was that the boat "idled" for quite a while, eeking out the time until its allotted finish - this is due, in part, to the need to get through the lock both ways - as it happened, we had no delays, hence the circling.
cruise was excellent all the food you could eat,going through locks was interesting
Definitely worth spending an afternoon on the river. Food good. Being able to sit at the top of the boat after eating is very refreshing and gives splendid views of bridges.
Trip on river lacked a guide to point out points of interest
Lunch buffet excellent but most of time was taken up eating the meal
Wonderful views along the river, good length of cruise. Food quality wasn't outstanding but as expected for buffet style.
The food was quite good and the boat was not crowded which made it more comfortable for everyone. For the price I think the coffee should at least be included even if the wine wasn't.
I booked this for my last day in Prague, having spent almost a week in the city. I used this as a time filler as my flight out was an evening one. The cruise takes you further up river than I had expected, through the lock systems on the Vltava. The food was average, (tinned vegetables) but you can get great photos from the open top deck after the buffet meal on the return visit. Not a way to see Prague on your first day, but a good way to get one last look.
The cruise was okay, but not what I expected. It was great to hear stories about Prague, but our guide was uninvolved most of the tour and sat at the back of the boat drinking. I was also hoping for traditional Czech food, but the food was international - just lousy basic dishes, like school cafeteria food. If you walk along the river, you'll get the same idea, but without the cost.
We didn't enjoy this cruise, there was nothing much to see along the river and the meal was not as good as it could have been. Unfortunately the weather was not good that day either. We would not do this tour again.
Never understood why we had to meet in old town for a bus ride to the boat which would have been an easier walk than finding the kiosk near Powder Gate! When we arrived at the boat, we were totally confused as to where we were. I asked where we would meet the bus after the cruise and was told, very rudely by Vera the bus guide, that there was no bus ride back and that "it's not our responsibility to get you back". Fortunately we were able to figure it out after checking the landmarks and bridges. Crazy, this involved 4 couples, of course....we were all Americans! The cruise is just that, a cruise. No sightseeing guide, no commentary and at least 25 minutes out of the 2 hour cruise are spent going into and out of a lock where you can't see anything. The buffet lunch was nice, lots of hot and cold items to choose from....drinks are not included and, compared to how much you pay in Prague, are quite pricey. I would not recommend this tour.
This excursion was an extremely negative experience because of the rude, hostile and strange behaviour of the tour guide.
Throughout he was aggressive and when challenged resorted to finger pointing and raised voice. His exact words at one stage were" I am a 65 year old man, I have a doctorate from the university, I speak 10 languages, this is not what I do, I am not here to be your servant"
Several times he refused to give his name.
When his offensive behaviour continued we asked him too leave us alone - he refused to do this and followed us to the top deck insisting on giving his commentary even when we reminded him he was no longer welcome to do that.
The only positive was that my friend and I met two lovely Australian ladies who were experiencing him in the same way.
I was apprehensive as I was going on an excursion by myself the following day and if he had been leading it I would have called off - I didn't need to have worried it was a very positive experience that day !
This would have to be the worst tour I have ever done with the rudest tour guide ever. The tour started at Republic Square with a mini bus it take us to the river cruise. There were 4 of us. My friend Lyn and me from Australua and 2 lovely Scottish ladies. We were told to wait on to bus for the guide. He arrived about 10 minutes later looking frazzled and sat in the bus and spoke to the driver and intead of introducing himself and welcoming us he started with "I speak 10 languages and started talking about the buildings we were passing. We apparently went to pick up somebody else but they didn't turn up. So off toghe boat and on the way he told us that we would get a welcome drink and then the rest if the drinks we had to pay for and he also said that we would have to fund our own way back to the square at the end of the trip. We arrived and the boat we were ushered on to did not resemble the one on your website but looked liken old barge. We were told to site downstairs yourselves while in the other area there was a group of Italians. From then on it got worse - pen of the Scottish ladies asked the guide to tell us how to get back to the square. He rudely told her to sit down and wouldn't answer the question. She tried again and again got the same rude reply. I said to him that there was no need to be rude to her as she was asking a simple questions that we all wanted the answer to. He yelled at me "I am 65 years old and a University Professor" my reply was "I don't care if you are 165 years old you do not need to be rude to the lady". It got worse from there so I will just list all the things we did not like as it is too long to explain:
- very rude guide
- the boat was old, dated bad looked like a barge not a cruise boat
- for most of the trip (at least 3/4 of it) we were taken to the industrial part of Prague
- the food was average
- a glass of water was the same price as a glass of wine
this was a waste of my time. the food was yuck! got dropped off but then had to make my way back on my own.