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Czech Republic Travel Guide

The longest rivers in the Czech Republic are the Vltava, which surrounds Prague, and the Elbe (referred to as Labe by the Czech people). The Elbe provides scenic views of the forests and wetlands in this area. Some river cruise lines provide Elbe River cruises than run between Prague and Berlin. Prague, which is part of the drainage basin for the Danube River, is also added to many Danube River cruises. If you want to see Prague and the Czech Republic, you will find several river cruise offerings. With river cruise volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 50% versus the brochure price! Book your Czech Republic river cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted river cruise headquarters.

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Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Dec 02, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaSerenaBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 02, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaLeaPragueBudapest11$4,169
Dec 03, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoPragueBudapest11$4,169
Dec 03, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoPragueBudapest11$3,299
Dec 04, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaPragueBudapest11$4,169
Dec 04, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaMagnaBudapestPrague13$4,889
Dec 04, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaPragueBudapest11$3,299
Dec 08, 2020Avalon WaterwaysEnvisionViennaPrague9$3,179
Dec 09, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaSonataBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 10, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaLeaBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 11, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 11, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaPrimaBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 12, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 12, 2020Avalon WaterwaysEnvisionPragueVienna9$3,179
Dec 16, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaSerenaBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 17, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoPragueBudapest11$4,169
Dec 17, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoPragueBudapest11$3,299
Dec 18, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaPragueBudapest11$4,169
Dec 18, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaMagnaBudapestPrague13$4,889
Dec 18, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaPragueBudapest11$3,299
Dec 23, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaSonataBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 25, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaPrimaBudapestPrague13$4,689
Dec 26, 2020AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaBudapestPrague13$4,689
Mar 10, 2021VikingViking AlsvinParisPrague12$2,999
Mar 10, 2021VikingViking AstrildBerlinPrague10$2,999
Mar 10, 2021VikingViking BeylaPragueBerlin10$2,999
Mar 10, 2021VikingViking IdiPragueParis12$3,099
Mar 15, 2021VikingViking AstrildPragueBerlin10$2,999
Mar 15, 2021VikingViking BeylaBerlinPrague10$2,999
Mar 15, 2021VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,599
Mar 17, 2021VikingViking IdiParisPrague12$3,099
Mar 17, 2021VikingViking AlsvinPragueParis12$3,099
Mar 18, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoBudapestPrague13$4,259
Mar 20, 2021VikingViking AstrildBerlinPrague10$3,899
Mar 20, 2021VikingViking BeylaPragueBerlin10$3,499
Mar 20, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoBudapestVilshofen8$2,799
Mar 22, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaMagnaBudapestPrague13$4,659
Mar 23, 2021VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,799
Mar 24, 2021VikingViking AlsvinParisPrague12$3,499
Mar 24, 2021VikingViking IdiPragueParis12$3,399

Czech Republic Travel Guide

Czech Republic River Cruises Highlights

  • See the capital city of Prague, which displays impressive historical architecture and one-of-kind sites.
  • Visit the National Museum in Prague and walk through the city's Wenceslas Square.
  • Visit Prague Castle.
  • View the astronomical clock in Prague's Old Market Square.
  • Visit Czech breweries. (The first brewery in the world was founded in the Czech Republic in 993 AD.)
  • See the many fairy tale castles that showcase much of the central European terrain.
  • Savor cuisine made with foods originating from farms in the Czech Republic.
  • Choose from a variety of trip lengths, from 8 days to as long as 2 weeks.
  • Drink mulled wine as you visit the Christmas markets in Prague and Budapest.
  • Visit the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

Czech Republic River Cruises Travel Tips

  • Never leave home without making sure all your travel documents are in order and that the information on them is correct.
  • Take a guided tour of Prague to prepare yourself for your journey and to become acclimated to your surroundings.
  • Always carry a jacket with you, as the temperature can be a little chilly, even in the summer when the temperature can read in the low 70s on the Fahrenheit scale.
  • Always carry a small and sturdy umbrella to protect yourself from a sudden shower.
  • Convert your currency so you can provide tips at restaurants and take care of any payments that cannot be paid with a credit card.
  • Wearing more conservative clothing, or long sleeves and pants or slacks, will protect you against mosquito bites, chill winds, and gain you easier access into churches and similar landmarks.
  • Download Google translate to decipher the featured cuisine on menus, as most of the menus are featured in Czech.
  • Pick up a universal travel adapter before you leave on your river cruise so you can stay connected.
  • While you won't need a Visa for a Czech river cruise trip, your passport should be good for six months after the end of the river cruise.

Czech Republic River Cruises Things To Do

  • Prague
    Prague

    The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, sits next to the Vltava River. Also nicknamed "the City of a Hundred Spires," the city is known for its vibrant Baroque buildings and its Old Town Square. The pedestrian Charles Bridge, which was finished in 1402, features the statues of Catholic saints. 

    Best Time To Visit

    According to U.S. World News Travel, the best times to see Prague are in the early fall and spring. At those times, the weather is mild and the crowds taper off.     

    You Should Know

    Old Town Square features the Old Town Hall, which was founded in 1338 during the medieval times. Nearby are the baroque buildings in Little Square, and close by is the astronomical clock that strikes the hour every day. You can also visit Prague Castle, which is over 1,000 years old and holds a lot of Czech history. 

  • Nuremberg, Germany
    Nuremberg, Germany

    The second-largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg is also known as the unofficial capital of Franconia. The lively city is worth exploring, given its history and ongoing energy. River cruise-goers like visiting the town during the Christmas markets, which lend a magical quality to river cruise journeys.

    Best Time To Visit

    If you want to avoid the crowds, visit Nuremberg during the shoulder seasons of April and May or September and October. River cruise prices are lower during this period.     

     

    You Should Know

    Nuremberg Castle was well-renowned during the time the Holy Roman Empire ruled. The castle dates back to the 1300s and is located in Sinwell Tower. See panoramic views of the city from the tower's observation deck. Nuremberg is where the Nazis were brought to justice after the Second World War. Courtroom 600, located at the Justizpalast, is the scene where high-ranking Nazis were tried for their crimes. The courtroom still hears cases inside its chambers.

  • Regensburg, Germany
    Regensburg, Germany

    Regaled as one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities, Regensburg is best seen on a guided walking tour. The 32-square-mile town, located next to the Danube River, features landmarks and buildings that date back to the 12th and 13th centuries.

    Best Time To Visit

    To save money on your Czech river cruise, it is best to see Regensburg during the shoulder seasons, or in April and May or September and October. You can avoid the crowds and enjoy sightseeing more.

     

    You Should Know

    The 12th-century stone bridge in Regensburg crosses the Danube into Old Town. It features 16 arches. A Gothic landmark, the Regensburg Cathedral features singing by the Regensburger Domspatzen choir.

  • Passau, Germany
    Passau, Germany

    Passau, Germany, indeed, has an interesting history. Take a guided city tour to unveil the city's history and buildings. The "Three-Rivers City" sits at the confluence of three rivers – the Danube, the Ilz, and the Inn. When you view the buildings, they represent a combination of Gothic and Baroque designs and architecture.

    Best Time To Visit

    Visiting Passau during the shoulder season, or from April to May or September to October, will give you more time to view the sights with fewer distractions.      

     

    You Should Know

    The Old Town part of Passau was rebuilt after a town fire in the 1600s. Baroque masters renovated the town with their designs. The Cathedral of St. Stephen rises toward the sky showcasing three onion-domed towers. You can see many of Passau's historical sites in Old Town, including the town's museums. The riverfront promenade offers visitors a chance to enjoy the scenery and rest a while.

  • Melk to Durnstein, Austria
    Melk to Durnstein, Austria

    This part of the trip enables you, on some river cruise lines, to bike and see the Austrian landscape. When in Melk, you will get to see the Melk Abbey before you proceed to Durnstein by bike. If you want to experience an exhilarating bike ride, the 20 miles to Durnstein should be included on your bucket list.

    Best Time To Visit

    If you stop at Melk to cycle to Durnstein, the best time to take on this adventure is during a shoulder season, such as April or May, or during a drier time, such as the summer.   

     

    You Should Know

    Melk Abbey is famous for its library, so if you love books, you will want to schedule a visit. Guided bike tours are also an option, they run from Melk to Durnstein. You might also consider taking a river cruise through the wine region leading to Durnstein and taking a guided hike to the castle in Durnstein when you arrive.  

  • Vienna, Austria
    Vienna, Austria

    Also referred to as the "City of Dreams," Vienna is Austria's capital. Explore the city on foot to see the magnificent facades of the buildings up-close, such as Vienna's State Opera and its city hall. Observe the multi-colored tiles on the roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, as they shine vibrantly in the sun. 

    Best Time To Visit

    According to U.S. World Travel, the best time to travel to Vienna is during the shoulder season of April and May or from September to October. During this time, the weather is milder and so are the crowds.        

     

    You Should Know

    Vienna is also known as the wine capital of the world because it produces large quantities of wine within the city limits. White wines, such as Rheinriesling and Gruner Veltliner, are extremely popular and are often enjoyed along the city's Wine Trail. More composers have lived in Vienna than any other city in the world. Some of the composers include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Johann Straus, and Beethoven. Many of the apartments of these musicians are now museums.

  • Bratislava, Slovakia
    Bratislava, Slovakia

    The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava sits next to the Danube River. The city is surrounded by forests and mountains that invite both hiking and biking. Bratislava is unique, as it is a pedestrian-only city, and therefore invites walkers to explore its haunts and alleyways, or sit outside the town's lively cafes.

    Best Time To Visit

    The best weather in Bratislava is from April to September. Due to the city's moderate and continental climate, the summers are warm and have little rainfall.   

     

    You Should Know

    Bratislava Castle overlooks the town from its perch on a high hill. Most guided walking tours go through the city's restored historic quarter, where visitors trek over cobblestoned streets and see architectural delights, such as the Gothic designed St. Martin's Cathedral.

  • Budapest, Hungary
    Budapest, Hungary

    Budapest, which is the capital of Hungary, has an interesting and unique history. The ninth most populated city in the European Union became a metropolis after three cities decided to merge. These three cities included Buda, Pest, and Obuda. The city was originally known as Pest-Buda before it changed its name to its current moniker.

    Best Time To Visit

    The summer, or July especially, is a great time to see Budapest. The days are long, as the sun does not set until about 9:00 pm. Photos can be taken without a flash until around 8:30 p.m.         

     

    You Should Know

    Budapest is a UNESCO World Heritage city and features the remains of the Ancient Roman city of Aquincum. Budapest is also known for its neo-Gothic architecture, you can see the neo-Renaissance townhomes and their decorative facades, which line Andrassy Avenue.

Czech Republic River Cruises When To Visit

Quick Facts

If you take a Czech River cruise on the Elbe, be aware - the water level may be lower during June and July. Riverboat operators must adapt to the varying fluctuations on the Elbe River. For example, if the water level is too high, it can trigger a problem with low bridges. If the water is too low, the riverboat may end up running aground. That is why you may want to begin in Prague and travel to Budapest on your river cruise, as you can sail over the Danube, which will make your river cruise trip more predictable.

  • May to September - Best Season

    If you prefer warmer temperatures, it is better to take a Czech riverboat cruise from May to September. During that time, the temperatures run in the 70's on the Fahrenheit scale.

  • October to December - Good Season

    Temperatures fall as well as the number of tourists from October to December, except for the Christmas market river cruise season. The average temperature in October is about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Toward December, the temperature plunges to 30 degrees Fahrenheit or below. While the temperatures start to rise in March and April, it is still best to dress in layers during these times.

Czech Republic River Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Czech River Cruise?

A Czech River cruise may feature a trip down the Elbe River or may start in Prague, which sits along the Vltava River and eventually connect to the Danube River during the trip. The river cruise, which usually lasts about 12 days, may start or end in Prague and includes Budapest, Hungary, or Hamburg, Germany as its starting or ending destination. You can also opt for the Czech Republic river cruises, which are shorter in duration. These river cruises are more suited to travelers who just want to focus on Prague and the Czech Republic. Normally seven days, the river cruises feature round trip excursions that begin and end in Prague.

What’s Included on a Czech River Cruise?

Most longer Czech river cruises feature premium cabins, free meals during the river cruise trip, and arrival and departure transfers, including gratuities. Visitors enjoy daily off-shore activities and participate in gala dinners and river cruise events that fit with the theme of the river cruise.

What’s the Best River Cruise for a Czech River Cruise?

The best river cruise for a Czech river cruise will be based on what you can afford and the length of the tour. To fully immerse yourself in the experience, it is better, if you can afford it, to choose an all-inclusive river cruise, as you won't have to worry about hidden fees or pricing. Some of the top river cruise lines that offer Czech river cruises include Viking River Cruises (a popular provider) and Scenic Tours. You can choose Elbe or Vltava Czech river cruises when making a selection.

How Much Do Czech River Cruises Cost?

If you take an 11-day river cruise that begins on the Vltava River in Prague and eventually connects to the Danube and its cities, you will pay about $5,000 per person for an escorted tour with a premium cabin. That price covers travel around the shoulder season month of September. Your price will go up or down according to the length of the river cruise, when you choose to travel, and your accommodation.

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