Start your cruise on the Vltava River in central Prague in the early evening. Step aboard the stylish vessel and soak up the exclusive ambiance over a complimentary aperitif.
With space limited to just 48 guests, the boat is smaller than many of the cruise vessels that ply the Vltava, creating a sophisticated and intimate atmosphere on board.
As your boat pulls away from the jetty, make your way to the open or partially covered decks to drink in the passing sights.
Admire the stellar views of landmarks such as UNESCO-listed Prague Castle, the National Museum and Rudolfinum concert hall, and spot lesser-known treasures including the needle-shaped spires of the Emmaus Monastery.
Have your camera to hand as you cruise under the statue-laden Charles Bridge. As you pass through its arches, watch for the famous ‘bearded man’ carving — a sculpted head that provided medieval Praguers with a measure of river levels to help them predict floods.
When the time comes for dinner, take a seat in the comfortable main salon. Alternatively, if you’ve upgraded, dine in the bow area. This exclusive area is reserved for just 16 guests and offers a wonderful, panoramic outlook over the river. Wherever you’re seated, feast on a 3-course meal prepared by the onboard chefs. Savor Czech specialities such as Prague ham, confit duck or poached halibut, and pair your dishes with an included half-bottle of wine, beer or mineral water. Read on for a sample menu.
As you eat, enjoy the lilt of live piano music and the civilized, relaxed mood. Then, finish with a coffee or tea, and buy further drinks (own expense) if you wish.
After your meal, perhaps return to deck to appreciate the last, magical views of the city’s towers, steeples and turrets glittering against the night sky.
Your 3-hour cruise then ends back at the start point.