Prague's Little Venice: 45-Minute Sightseeing Canal Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Prague

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See Prague from a fascinating new perspective on this 45-minute cruise around the city’s picturesque ‘Little Venice’ area. Trace historical canals branching from the Vltava River and enjoy the gentle charms of some of the city’s lesser-known districts, gliding by Baroque houses, peaceful squares and medieval mills that seem far removed from the bustling center. Along the way, view the relics of Prague’s Romanesque Judith Bridge that stood where the Charles Bridge now stands, and listen to entertaining tales and facts about the hidden city as it unfolds before you.
Make your own way to your cruise boat as it waits on the Vltava River in central Prague. Step onto the traditional wooden boat that is designed to navigate narrow canals and low bridges, and take your seat in the covered cabin with its picture windows.Admire the statue-topped famous Charles Bridge and enjoy the views over Prague Castle as your boat slips away from the Vltava to explore canal-woven ‘Little Venice’ — drifting along waterways such as the historic Čertovka Canal, which translates as ‘Devil’s Stream,’ and around the city’s lesser-known districts.While you cruise, admire the Baroque houses, churches and monuments that fringe the canals. Drink in the peace and quiet that pervades the city away from the tourist hotspots, and hear intriguing facts and legends about the places you see from your guide or the audio commentary.Have your camera ready as you pass medieval water mills, sail under low bridges and drift past hidden gems, including the Romanesque remnants of the long-ago Judith Bridge, the stone bridge that once stood in the place of the Charles Bridge before it was destroyed by floods in 1342. Many of the secret corners and sights along the way aren’t even known to some locals, so you'll get a great insight into the real city and its tumultuous history.After roughly 45 minutes on the water, your boat will head back to its starting point, where your cruise comes to an end.

What’s included

  • Professional guide or audio commentary
  • Entry/Admission - Prague Venice Boat Trip

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water