Prague and the Elbe Cycling Holidays
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Prague and the Elbe Cycling Holidays
Bike and Barge | 8 days | 7 nights | From £759 per person
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Tour Highlights
• See the original river landscapes and romantic castles of the Czech Republic.
• Visit the famous city of Prague.
• See the city from the unique perspective of the bike and water.
• Cruise along the river to Litomerice – one of the most beautiful towns in the region..
• Time to cycle, walk and sail on this unique tour.

Route features
You will cycle from 25 to 45 km. The kilometres indicated for the cycle tours are approximate. The cycle tour is suitable for people with average fitness level. You will cycle on paved or asphalted cycle ways, on very lightly-trafficked agricultural roads as well as on unpaved trails leading through forests or fields.

There will also be short legs along heavy-trafficked roads. The terrain is mostly flat, though there are some slopes to cope with.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1: Sunday, Arrival in Prague

Individual arrival in Prague. Embarkation from 5pm. After dinner, you should take a stroll over the Charles Bridge, particularly beautiful in the dark, and enjoy the stunning view of the illuminated Prague Castel.

Day 2: Monday, Guided Walking Tour Prague (optional) – Prague – Kralupy, Cycle Tour approx. 27 km

In the morning, there will be an optional guided walk to discover the right bank of the Vltava River, the highlights of the Old Town, the New Town and the Jewish Quarter (duration approx. 2 hours). After returning to the ship, you will be handed out your bike and at around 11:30 am start for your first cycle tour.

You will cycle along the Vltava River via Troja (Baroque castle – National Art Gallery) to the village of Klecánky and then over the tread of the Vltava via Drasty, Vodochody back to the river bank to today`s destination Kralupy. Arrival of the ship at around 5pm.

After breakfast, around 9 am, we will take out the bike again. You will cycle – almost always along the Vltava River – to Nelahozeves. Tip: visit the birth house of Antonin Dvořák and one of the most famous Renaissance castles of Bohemia, also known as the “little Louvre of Czechia”.

The tour takes you past the Veltrusý Park, with numerous sculptures and gazebos in an extensive terrain, up to the royal town of Mělník. Around about 1.30 pm, return back to the ship and enjoy the boat trip on the Elbe River to Litoměřice.
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Day 4: Litoměřice – Day of rest or cycle tour to Ustí and back (approx. 53 km)

A day at leisure. Discover one of the most beautiful Czech towns, the royal town of Litoměřice. The colourful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings in the town centre, which for the most part is encircled by well-preserved Gothic fortifications, will enchant you. Well-worth seeing: Baroque Cathedral of St Stephen atop the dome hill, the historic underground (extensive tunnel system) or the Bishop’s residence.

You might also be interested in an individual visit to the Terezín Memorial (Theresienstadt) in the village of Terezìn. The concentration camp memorial is located only 5 km away. The more advanced cyclists may feel to cycle to Ustí – idyllically situated in the narrow valley of the Elbe river – You will come by the Bohemian Gate and by the old castle ruin Schreckenstein. The MS FLORENTINA will moor overnight in Litoměřice.

Day 5: Thursday, Litoměřice – Roudnice – Mlčechvosty, Cycle Tour Roudnice – Mělník – Mlčechvosty, approx. 40 km, Excursion Castle Tour and coffee and cake in the castle-patisserie (optional)

Early in the morning, the ship will take you to Roudnice. Your cycle tour starts at around 09:00 am. Almost always alongside the Elbe, via Dobřín, Račice and Vliněves, you cycle back again to the lovely village of Mělník. On a guided walk (opt.) enjoy the splendid panoramic view of the confluence of the Vlatwa and Elbe River from the top of the castle hill.

Afterwards, have coffee and cake in the castle-patisserie. You continue cycling to today’s destination Mlčechvosty. Arrival of the ship at around 4:30 pm.

Day 6: Mlčechvosty – Prague, ca. 40 km

Today you can go for a last bike tour via Nelahozeves, Kralupy, Chvatěruby, Vodochody, Drasty and Klecánky to Prague or you relax on the sun deck. You will arrive at Prage at ca. 3:30 pm. The rest of the day is reserved for Prague.

Day 7: Prague, Cycle tour Prague – Zbraslav and back, ca. 30 km

Today you have enough time to discover the right bank of the Vltava River, the highlights of the Old Town, the New Town and the Jewish Quarter. Or just meander along the streets or watch the lively goings-on sitting in one of the cafes on the Old Town Square.

There are countless possibilities! In case you feel like cycling, make a tour upstream along Vltava River to Zbraslav and back. A trip to Vyṧehrad Castle is worthwile. It was built, probably in the 10th century, on a hill over the Vltava River. Local legend holds that Vyṧehrad was the location of the first settlement which later became Prague.

Day 8: Sunday, Prague

After breakfast, till 09:30am disembarkation and individual departure.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
You will cycle from 25 to 45 km. The kilometres indicated for the cycle tours are approximate. The cycle tour is suitable for people with average fitness level. You will cycle on paved or asphalted cycle ways, on very lightly-trafficked agricultural roads as well as on unpaved trails leading through forests or fields.

There will also be short legs along heavy-trafficked roads. The terrain is mostly flat, though there are some slopes to cope with.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

About the MS Florentina

Built in 1980 and completely refurbished in 2008 and in 2014, the MS FLORENTINA is a cosy and comfortable middle-class ship.

The Czech chef prepares national good home cooking which will be served in the bright, friendly restaurant with bar. Both the little lounge next to the reception and the observation saloon with its panoramic windows on the upper deck offer comfortable seating areas. Rest and relax you find on the deck chairs on the large sun deck.

The ship features 16 twin cabins (approx.10 sq m) and 4 single cabins (approx. 8 sq m) with French balcony (opening windows) on the upper deck, and 25 twin cabins (ca. 10 sq m) and 2 single cabins(ca. 8 sq m) on the main deck (windows cannot be opened). All 47 cabins are outside cabins and have en-suite shower facilities. They all also include individual climate control, hairdryers, TV’s and safes. There is W-LAN in the reception area (please note that the signal is not always available).

Technical Details:

Year Built: 1980. Passenger Capacity: max. 88. Length: 80 m. Beam: 9.6 m. Draught: 1.5 m. Height: 5 m. Speed: 12 km/h. Flag: CZ. On Board Currency: Euro. Credit cards: EC-Maestro, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.

Important Information

Embarkation: from 5pm

Disembarkation: After breakfast, until 9:30am.

Bike hire on board: smooth-running 7 speed-unisex-city bikes made by KTM (custom built for SE-tours) with hand- and back pedal brakes or 7 speed freewheel hubs and with pannier bags. Electric bikes (limited number available – early booking required). On booking, please tell us your body height.

Cycle Tours: individual and self-guided. You will cycle from 26 to 45 km. The kilometres indicated for the cycle tours are approximate.

Cycle ways/level of difficulty: The cycle tour is suitable for people with average fitness level. You will cycle on paved or asphalted cycle ways, on very lightly-trafficked agricultural roads as well as on unpaved trails leading through forests or fields. There will also be short legs along heavy-trafficked roads. The terrain is mostly flat, though there are some slopes to cope with.

Excursions: Optional excursions during the journey must be booked on board.

Luggage on board: we recommend waterproof rain gear, bike helmet, sun hat and sports shoes.

Special dietary needs: (e.g. lactose-free and gluten-free diet) on request and there will be an extra fee. Please inform us at least 14 days prior to departure. If necessary, some special dietary product must be brought along.

Alterations of schedule or programme: subject to change. In the event that because of low or high water levels or adverse weather conditions a route cannot be taken, the captain reserves the right to change the route for your safety (this would not be a reason for fee-free cancellation).

• For safety reasons, sun deck access may be limited in times of high water levels/low bridge clearance.

• Bicycles may sometimes be stored ashore overnight as a transport on the ship would not be possible due to low bridge clearance.

• Please note for your tour planning that due to numerous locks, the ship will always be slower than a cyclist.

Travel documents: EU citizens need a valid identity card or passport for this journey.

Included services

•Seven nights in outside cabins of MS Florentina, shower/WC in the booked cabin category
•Programme according to itinerary from/to Prague
•Welcome drink
•Daily cabin cleaning
•Change of bedding and towels
•Full board consisting of 7x breakfast buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non cyclists)or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7× 3-course dinner)
•All port, bridge and lock fees
•Daily briefing for the cycling tours
•Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
•Tour guide

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Your Prices

Prague and the Elbe (Bike and Barge)
8 days, 7 nights

All prices are per person and include full board accommodation with bike hire.

Main Deck (Twin-Bed Cabin – Front or Rear with engine noise)

Holiday Price:
Cat C: £759
Availability: 6th July to 10th August 2019
Departure Days: Saturdays
Duration: 8 days
Bike Hire: Included
E-Bike Rental: £99
Rental bike (7 gears, back pedal brake): Included

Main Deck (Twin-Bed Cabin)

Holiday Price:
Cat B: £869
Availability: 6th July to 10th August 2019
Departure Days: Saturdays
Duration: 8 days
Bike Hire: Included
E-Bike Rental: £99
Rental bike (7 gears, back pedal): Included

Upper Deck (With French Balcony)

Holiday Price:
Cat A: £1069
Availability: 6th July to 10th August 2019
Departure Days: Saturdays
Duration: 8 days
Bike Hire: Included
E-Bike Rental: £99
Rental bike (7 gears, back pedal): Included

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

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