Prague is one of those rare cities that looks beautiful in any setting that you find it, whether it’s pouring with rain or basked in sunshine. One of the most popular ways to explore the city is by river cruise, and there are several tour companies offering cruises here, each taking in a different journey or theme.
For those who like the idea of enjoying the city’s sights while tucking into sumptuous food and enjoying live music, we’ve picked out three of the best cruises for dinner and jazz cruises in Prague. Our choices were based on several factors, including value for money and previous customer reviews, and we hope you find them useful.
From €39 per person
This 3-hour evening cruise along the Vltava River is a magical way to experience Prague. After meeting at the departure jetty, you’ll step aboard your boat before it heads off across the water. As you cruise, enjoy the views of the city’s skyline before watching the sun set below the horizon. Toast the occasion with a complimentary glass of Moravian plum brandy and soak up the passing sights from the outdoor deck or through the cabin’s panoramic windows. After the sun has disappeared from view, sit down to a sumptuous dinner buffet featuring classic Czech and international dishes. During the meal, listen to renditions of lively Czech music performed by a live band, and afterward, head back to the outer deck to enjoy more of the sights as the music plays.
€38 per person
Offered by Triptic Prague, a tour agency run by local experience enthusiasts, this 3-hour cruise invites guests to immerse themselves in a fantasy-like adventure along the scenic environs of the Vltava river. The atmosphere is friendly and fun, with the spacious yacht allowing you to relax in comfort and enjoy the spectacular views of the distinctive Prague skyline as you cruise across the water. During the trip you’ll get to sample traditional Czech food as part of a lavish buffet dinner (including aperitifs), all enjoyed against the backdrop of soothing live music that helps light up all your senses. If you go between April and September, you’ll also get to enjoy an amazing sunset. WiFi is available on board too, along with information brochures in several languages.
From $38 per person
This memorable evening cruise features a live band playing funky jazz for your predilection, along with a mouth-watering meal, all on-board a charming boat manned by experienced, friendly and knowledgeable captain and crew. As well as the on-board entertainment, you’ll get to enjoy the superb views too as you cruise along Prague’s waterways, past some of its most iconic landmarks and attractions, many of which sit perched close to the river banks. For the best views, be sure to book a window seat.
From €31 per person
Prague is perhaps at its most enchanting after dark and this 2.5-hour cruise along the Vltava River is a great way to experience the city by night. You’ll be welcomed aboard with a drink and soon after a live jazz performance will begin in earnest. As you listen to the cool and funky music, you can peer out of the boat’s large windows admiring many of Prague’s beautiful landmarks along the way. After the concert comes to a close, you’ll have the option of tucking into a 3-course meal featuring authentic Czech cuisine – including vegetarian dishes.
From €36 per person
Dine in style on this magical, 2-hour dinner cruise that gives you a unique view of some of Prague’s most beautiful buildings and places of interest. Departing from Čech Bridge, you’ll cruise along the enchanting Vltava River with notable landmarks including the National Theater, the floodlit Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Kampa Island all visible from your vantage point on the water. You’ll also pass along the passage of the Smíchov Lock during the trip. But the main event is the buffet dinner served up to all passengers, which you can enjoy at your leisure, making this cruise not only a visual experience to remember but a culinary one too.