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  • Alicia at Evening Star Travel

Prague: The Perfect Prelude to Your River Cruise Adventure

If you're planning a river cruise in Europe, consider adding a stay in Prague to your itinerary. Whether as a pre-cruise or post-cruise destination, Prague offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and convenience that enhances your river cruise holiday. Here are a few reasons why Prague is an ideal addition to your river cruise adventure.

Easy to Reach

Prague is easily accessible from many major cities across the world. With its well-connected international airport, Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), getting to and from this historic city is a breeze. Once you land, efficient public transportation options like buses, trams, and metro make navigating the city simple and straightforward.

A City Rich in History

Prague is steeped in history, offering a treasure trove of architectural wonders and historical sites. From the majestic Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world, to the iconic Charles Bridge adorned with statues, the city is a living museum. Stroll through the Old Town Square, marvel at the Astronomical Clock, and explore the winding cobblestone streets that reveal centuries-old stories at every turn.

Easy to Get Around

Prague's compact city center makes it easy to explore on foot. The city's efficient public transportation system, which includes trams and buses, complements walking tours perfectly. Whether you're wandering through the medieval streets of Old Town, exploring the trendy neighborhoods of New Town, or enjoying the peaceful parks and gardens, getting around Prague is convenient and enjoyable.

Proximity to River Cruise Embarkation Points

Prague's location makes it an excellent starting or ending point for your river cruise. Many river cruise lines offer transfers between Prague and other embarkation points along the Danube, ensuring a seamless transition from city exploration to river adventure. And if you want to do it independently, that is quite easy as well!

Post-Cruise Relaxation

After your river cruise, unwind in Prague before heading home. Relax in one of the city's many cafes, enjoy a traditional Czech meal, or take a leisurely boat ride on the Vltava River. Prague's tranquil atmosphere and welcoming vibe provide the perfect setting to reflect on your river cruise experiences.

Cultural and Culinary Delights

Prague is a cultural hub, offering a plethora of museums, galleries, and theaters. Catch a performance at the historic National Theatre or the Estates Theatre, where Mozart conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni. Food lovers will delight in the city's culinary scene, from hearty traditional Czech dishes to modern fusion cuisine. Don't forget to try the world-famous Czech beer in one of the city's many beer gardens or traditional pubs.

Incorporating Prague into your river cruise itinerary is a decision you won't regret. The city's rich history, easy accessibility, and seamless connection to river cruise embarkation points make it an ideal prelude or conclusion to your river cruise adventure. Whether you spend a few days soaking in the sights before embarking on your journey or choose to relax in this enchanting city post-cruise, Prague will undoubtedly add an extra layer of magic to your European river cruise experience.

Set up an appointment with me to chat more and start planning your next trip, including an unforgettable stay in Prague!


To book your next dream vacation - when the time is right to travel - reach out to me through email at, or by calling 587 772 2525. I am located in Sherwood Park, Alberta (a suburb of Edmonton), and am a Travel Advisor specializing in River Cruising, Beach Escapes, and Custom Vacations. I am the owner/operator of Evening Star Travel, and I book travel for clients all across Canada.

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