Picturesque Vltava & Elbe by bike


  • 8 days

  • Europe

tour : 4040

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Overview

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Although a small country in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic has a wealth of unspoilt riverside landscapes, attractive villages and romantic castles and palaces, many of which date back to the Middle Ages. Prague, the “Golden City” or the “City of Many Towers”, is the start and finish of this fascinating cruise and cycle combination on the Rivers Vltava and Elbe. It is a unique city, with much variety and many traditions; its Old Town is UNESCO listed. The MS Thurgau Florentina is moored close to Charles Bridge and is thus the ideal starting point for an exploration of this beautiful city.

What's included

  • The cruise, in your chosen cabin category
  • Meals as described
  • Programme as listed below
  • Regular bicycle as described
  • German / English speaking Cruise Director

What's not included

  • Meals taken ashore
  • Excursions
  • Upgrade to E-bicycle
  • Flights and transfers
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (we recommend 5 - 7 Euros per person / per day)

Bicycle hire included in cruise price

In order to make your experience on this cycling cruise perfect, we have partnered up with a family run business, Velo de Ville. These cycles provide quality, comfort and safety and are included in the price of your cruise.

Bicycle hire included in cruise price

2021 Cruise itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

PRAGUE

Day
1

Join the ship in Prague for embarkation which starts at 16:00. After dinner there is a chance to take a stroll across Charles Bridge for a spectacular view of the illuminated Castle.
Notes about excursions listed for this vacation:(1) These excursions are part of the optional Excursion Package that can be purchased in advance on MyCosmos.
(2) These optional excursions are available for purchase once on board.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

PRAGUE–KRALUPY (cycling approximately 27 km)

Day
2

Enjoy a day in Prague. We recommend a visit to the Castle with the “Golden Street”, the powder tower or a stroll through the busy streets of the Old Town. One alternative is a cycle ride along the Vltava upstream to Zbraslav and back (approximately 30 Km). En route it is worth taking a slight detour to the famous castle of Vysehrad.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

KRALUPY–NELAHOZEVES –MĚLNIK–LITOMĚŘICE (cycling approximately 28 km)

Day
3

The second stage of our cycle tour begins after breakfast, taking us along the river to Nelahozeves, where we have an (2) optional visit to the birthplace of Anton Dvorák and the Renaissance palace, known as the “Mini Louvre”. The tour then continues via the Veltrusky Park to the imperial town of Mělnik, where we rejoin the ship for a leisurely cruise along the River Elbe to Litoměřice.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

LITOMĚŘICE

Day
4

This is a day at leisure. We have either an (2) optional guided walk through this Baroque imperial town or a visit by bike to Theresienstadt Memorial, some 5 Km away. For more advanced cyclists we recommend a tour to the town of Usti, which passes through the “Bohemian Gate” valley, and back (about 53 Km).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

LITOMĚŘICE–ROUDNICE–MLČECHVOSTY (Cycling approximately 40 km)

Day
5

Today's tour starts in the morning and follows the River Elbe via Dobrin, Račice, Vliněves to Mělnik. An (2) optional guided walk gives us a superb view on the confluence of the two rivers from the castle hill. This is followed by coffee and cake in the castle bakery, before we cycle on to Mlčechvosty, where we expect the ship to arrive approximately in the afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

MLČECHVOSTY–PRAGUE (cycling approximately 40 km)

Day
6

Our final cycle tour takes us back to Prague, via Nelahozeves, Kralupy, Vodochy, Drasty and Klecány. Alternatively you may wish to remain on board for a leisurely time on the Sun Deck. MS Florentina is due in Prague in the afternoon and the remainder of the day is yours to explore Prague independentley.

PRAGUE

Day
7

This morning we offer an (2) optional guided walk through the Old Town district, the New Quarter, the Jewish Quarter and the right bank of the river. Return on board where the bicycles will be assigned as per your booking. Our bicycle tour starts in the late morning and takes us along the Vltava via Troja to Klecány and then on the Upper Vltava Trail via Drasty and Vodochody and back along the river bank to today's destination, Kralupy. The ship is due to arrive here in the late afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

PRAGUE

Day
8

Disembarkation after breakfast.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This cruise is a cycling specialist cruise, with some days covering up to 40kms by bike. All participants must ensure safety helmets are worn at all times (please take your own). Our cruises are popular with international customers and announcements on board the ships will be made in multiple European languages. Our Cruise Director speaks English and German. Optional excursions can be added via 'manage my booking' in your MyCosmos account, after booking the cruise.

Ships

MS Florentina

The cosy mid-range nave MS Thurgau Florentina was built in 1980 and renovated in 2012. Since the 2013 season, all cabins have been newly renovated in the design of our Burma ships. Smaller renovations are still being made on an ongoing phase. The ship can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 86 guests in 46 cabins.

Ship information

  • Number of crew: 20
  • Capacity: 86 passengers
  • Number of decks: 3
  • Length (m): 80
  • Width (m): 9.58
  • Speed in knots: 12
  • Launch year: 1980
  • Refit year: 2012

Cabins

All cabins are about 10 m2 large outdoor cabins, on the upper deck with French. Balcony. The cabins are simply but practically furnished. They have two separate beds, shower/WC, hairdryer, SAT-TV, safe and a adjustable ventilation system with centrally controlled heating/air conditioning. The room-high windows can be opened on the upper deck, and the smaller windows cannot be opened on the main deck for security reasons. The 1-bed cabins are about 8 m2 in size and have the same equipment as the 2-bed cabins.

2-bed cabin main deck
  • Cabin size: approx. 10m2
  • two disjointed beds
  • Shower/WC, Hairdryer
  • Satallite tv
  • Safe
  • adjustable ventilation with centrally controlled heating/air conditioning
  • small windows that cannot be opened
2-bed cabin upper deck, French balcony
  • Cabin size: approx. 10m2
  • two disjointed beds
  • Shower/WC, Hairdryer
  • Satallite tv
  • Safe
  • adjustable ventilation with centrally controlled heating/air conditioning
  • French balcony

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