Discover a hidden side to Prague on this 45-minute cruise around the ‘Little Venice’ district. Board a wooden riverboat on the Vltava River, and view Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge from the water. See some remnants of the Judith Bridge that preceded the Charles Bridge, and escape the main tourist trail along the pretty Certovka Canal or ‘Devil’s Stream.’ Admire the pastel-colored townhouses, leafy walkways and sights along the canal banks, and hear fascinating stories about this secret corner of Prague from the guide or audio commentary.
45-minute cruise along the canals and waterways of Prague’s ‘Little Venice’
Explore picturesque canals and little-known sights along the Vltava River
Cruise along narrow channels lined with pretty houses, churches and medieval mills
See the remains of the Romanesque Judith Bridge that once spanned the Vltava
Hear fascinating facts and tales about the canals and places you see
Discover a hidden Prague of quiet streets and secret corners seldom visited by tourists
Travel independently to the start point of your 45-minute cruise on the Vltava River in central Prague. Then, board the charming wooden riverboat that’s small enough to navigate the slender channels and bridges on your route. Relax in the cozy cabin and gaze through the panoramic windows as your boat leaves the dock. Take photos of the statue-lined Charles Bridge and enjoy the panoramas of Prague Castle, the huge walled complex that sits on outcrop overlooking the river. See the last remnants of the Judith Bridge, the 12th-century Romanesque bridge that, after being damaged by flooding in 1342, was replaced by the Charles Bridge in 1357. View other landmarks such as the magnificent Rudolfinum, and turn into what’s known in English as ‘Little Venice’: the Certovka Canal or ‘Devil’s Stream.’ This picturesque waterway was probably built during the 1100s, and weaves past some of Prague’s most delightful hidden sights and corners. Have your camera ready as you cruise along the gentle waters past rows of pastel-pretty Baroque townhouses, little churches and leafy walkways. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere, and pass a wooden water wheel and old mills that once turned the canal’s water into power for saws and other equipment. Hear the stories behind each sight, and learn about some of the legends associated with the canal from the guide or recorded commentary. After 45 minutes, dock back at the starting point, where your cruise concludes.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Pragues Little Venice Boat Tour
, May 2019
Really great trip. Great commentary and loved the canal. Only hiccup was they wouldn’t accept phone ticket and a hassle to print one when travelling.
Absolutely loved it , well worth a visit, you sit on a small boat get a free drink and biscuit, go around the river and listen to staff give you information and you can take lots of pics, this a favourite excursion
A great way to spend an hour cruising near the Charles Bridge. Morning tea served and a good commentary. History of the bridge was given. I would recommend this to anyone with an hour or two to spare, looking through the museum at the end of the cruise.
This was a waste of time. The tour was of a 1/4 mile stretch of the river and then you go across into this little inlet they call a canal. It was not a little Venice...more like a tiny Venice. The tour is totally not necessary. You will get much more out of the area by walking across the Charles Bridge and exploring on your own.
This is not a total scam but it is close.
A fun way to see the city, from the water. The guide was informative. Finding where to get the boat was a bit challenging as it is tucked away and the signage is not great. Neat little tour though, to see the Charles Bridge from the water was great.
This was a fun, but not amazing experience. The little boats were adorable, but we really did not spend much time in Little Venice, probably about 15min max out of the whole trip. The rest of the time was on the Vlatva going in slow circles, but as we had already done a proper river cruise along the Vlatva which was much better , we got rather bored rather quickly.