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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Prague's Little Venice: Sightseeing Canal Cruise

Cruise along Prague's historical canals and waterways

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.

Customer Reviews

Glenda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Although a little difficult to find this was a good and informative trip. The boat trip starts by the Charles Bridge but you need to get your tickets from the museum beside the bridge. We had a free drink and ice cream or snack which was a nice touch.

csloy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic little cruise with a knowledgeable guide! Hard to find at first you need to head towards the little museum by the meeting point to swap your voucher for boat tickets, then go down the steps outside the museum entrance down to the boats but included an ice cream and a drink of your choice. Also included in the price was a ticket to the museum, which is small but worth a walk around. Would definitely do again and great value for money!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We really enjoyed the hospitality. The views from the water were great. The complimentary ice cream and beer were nice added benefits. Very good value!

Teresa I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was very enjoyable had nice little welcome drink and ice cream on arrival and lots of beautiful sights and interesting history learnt too

Terence78

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very nice,romantic

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very enjoyable!

christelle

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Tour en petit bateau sur les canaux de Prague très sympa avec collation et boisson offertes ! Mieux que les grans bateaux très touristiques !

Connie R

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

This tour would have been better if it had been the described tour but due to the canal being closed the tour only went down part of the river. Although it didn't cover as large a distance as the river boat the onboard guide was much better and commentary was much more informative. There was a free drink and ice-cream or ginger bread. As it was a smaller boat I felt it gave a better feel for the river and photos were better.There was also free entry to the museum at the Charles bridge I would recommend this tour as I preferred it to the river sightseeing tour.

Venus C

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2016

The meeting point is easy to be found right under the Charles Bridge. We were given a free drink and some snack once we got on the boat. It and #39;s not a luxury boat trip but if you don and #39;t want to spend too much and want to experinces a boat trip, it would be a good choice.

Laetitia A

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

A very nice trip and a different view of Prague. We only went down 1 canal and we spent a lot of the time going round in the same place. We could not understand the guide as the sound system was very poor.

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