The unique cruises offer you an another kind of fascinating view of magnificient mountains, nature surroundings and historical treasure and cultural heritage of the Czech republic.
Cruise Bohemian Rhapsody
– Transfer to the MS Florentina on arrival and embark.
– Melnik & Litomerice.
We will set sail early this morning and cruise north to Melnik. After lunch take a tour to the little Louvre of the Czech Republic, Nelahozeves where we see the birthplace of Antonin Dvorak and the castle which houses part of the Lobkowicz Collection including paintings by Velazquez, Canaletto and Rubens. After returning to the ship, we continue our cruise on the Elbe to Litomerice where we take an evening walk through the historic town.
– Litomerice & Dresden.
Today enjoy a wonderful new addition to the itinerary, a full-day excursion to the famous city of Dresden where you will be able to discover the city’s most important sights. Dresden offers notable art treasures, architectural sights, a charming landscape, magnificent promenades on the bank of the Elbe and interesting museums. We take a walk through the old town of Dresden followed by lunch in a local restaurant. We visit the world famous Zwinger with Semper building, one of the most magnificent Baroque buildings in Germany, including the Old Masters Picture gallery before returning to the vessel in Litomerice this evening.
– Bohemian Gate, Roudnice, Melnik.
This morning we will sail through the unique landscape of the Bohemian Gate towards Usti nad Labem. From Roudnice take an excursion to Melnik Castle where you can enjoy wine tasting. From the castle’s terrace enjoy a stunning view of the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe River. This evening, a traditional Bohemian musical ensemble will perform onboard whilst dinner is served.
– Nymburk, Kutna Hora, Podebrady.
Sail on the little Elbe to Nymburk, where our journey to Kutna Hora begins. Kutna Hora has a fine tradition of silver work and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the Gothic five-naved St. Barbara’s Church and the silver museum. Return to the ship in Podebrady. Enjoy the evening strolling through this historical town.
– Podebrady to Brandys to Melnik.
This morning we enjoy a visit to the famous stud farm in Kladruby. The Kladruber is the oldest breed of horse in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in the world. The Kladrubers have been bred for more than 400 years to be a galakarosier which are heavy types of carriage horses for the court of the House of Habsburg. We continue to Nymburk for a visit to a traditional beer brewery before returning to the ship in Brandys. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon onboard sailing downstream on the Elbe.
This morning we cruise through the Vltava canal and arrive in Prague after lunch. Spend this afternoon in the graceful capital of the Czech Republic and join the guided walking tour to discover some of Prague’s highlights including the Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship for dinner. This evening there is an optional excursion to a classical concert in Prague (details and tickets will be available to book onboard).
– Upper Vltava Valley and Trebenice.
We leave early this morning to sail further up the Vltava River. After breakfast we will transfer to a smaller boat for a panoramic cruise to Trebenice where we will journey through the impressive natural landscape of the Upper Vltava Valley. Rejoin the vessel in Prague and after lunch we will visit the impressive Prague Castle which forms the largest closed castle complex in the world, and the world famous “Golden Lane”. This evening enjoy a farewell cocktail and dinner with a musical performance.
– Disembark after breakfast
– Thursday, Arrival in Prague
Individual arrival in Prague. Embarkation starts at 5pm. After dinner, take a stroll over the Charles Bridge, particularly beautiful in the dark, and enjoy the stunning view of the illuminated Prague Castel.
– Friday, Guided Walking Tour Prague (optional) – Prague – Kralupy, Cycle Tour approx. 30 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, your bike will be handed out to you and you can start your first bike tour of this trip. You will cycle along the Vltava River via Troja (Baroque castle – National Art Gallery) to the village of Klecánky and then via Drasty, Vodochody back to the river bank to today`s destination Kralupy.
– Saturday, Kralupy – Mělník, Excursion Nelahozeves (optional), Cycle Tour approx. 26 km, Boat Trip to Litoměřice/Leitmeritz
After breakfast, around 9am, we will take out the bikes again. You will cycle – almost always along the Vltava River – to Nelahozeves. 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” (optional) with us. 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 1.30pm, return to the ship and enjoy the boat trip on the Elbe River to Litoměřice.
– Sunday, Litoměřice – Guided Walking Tour (optional),Cycle tour to Ustí and back (approx. 55 km)
On a guided walk (optional), you will have the opportunity to 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: The 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 a visit to the Terezín Memorial (Theresienstadt) in the village of Terezìn. The concentration camp memorial is only 5 km away. The more advanced cyclists may want to cycle to Ustí – idyllically situated in the narrow valley of the Elbe river – via the old castle ruin Schreckenstein and back (ca. 54 km). The MS FLORENTINA will moor overnight in Litoměřice.
– Monday, Litoměřice – Roudnice – Mlčechvosty, Cycle Tour Roudnice – Mělník – Mlčechvosty, approx. 45 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 bike tour starts around 09:00am.You cycle back to the lovely village of Mělník, via Dobřín, Račice and Vliněves, almost always alongside the Elbe. On a guided walk (optional) you can enjoy the splendid panoramic view of the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe River from the top of the castle hill. Afterwards, have coffee and cake in the castle-patisserie. Afterwards you continue to cycle to today’s destination Mlčechvosty.
– Tuesday, Mlčechvosty – Prague
Early in the morning, the ship sails back to Prague. Arrival in Prague around 12:30. You van spend the rest of the day exploring Prague a little further, according to Goethe Prague is “the prettiest gem in the stone crown of the world.” Visit the Prague Castel with the Golden Lane, the Powder Tower, 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!
– Wednesday, Prague
After breakfast is disembarkation and individual departure.
More information and price list on the website: http://www.thurgautravel.ch/schiffe/ms-thurgau-florentina/
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