March 19: Celebrates “Vltava Day” with Free Boat Rides

Vltava Day is a young tradition in Prague. This year at its ninth anniversary, the celebration is an occasion for tourists and locals alike to explore the Old Town from the river, as boat rides will be free.

Sunday, March 19, local residents and tourists alike will have the chance to enjoy a free boat ride on the Vltava River in Prague.

Boats leave from Dock Na Františku, Prague’s redeveloped waterfront along the Dvořák Embankment (Dvořákovo nábřeží). The official schedule of the rides features six different boat tours from six locations:

  • Slapy – Dock Na Františku – platform no. 11, departure: 9, 10, 11 a.m. (duration of the cruise: 45 minutes)
  • Classic River – Dock Na Františku – platform no. 17, departure: 10, 11 a.m.; 1, 2 p.m. (duration of the cruise: 45 minutes)
  • Czech Boat – Dock Na Františku – platform no. 16, departure: 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 a.m., 12.30, 1.30 p.m. (duration of the cruise: 45 minutes)
  • Saloon Speedship Nepomuk – Dock Four Seasons – Platnéřská 191/2, departure: 10, 11, a.m.12.00, 1, 2 p.m. (duration of the cruise: 45 minutes)
  • Fidelio – Dock Výtoň – Platnéřská 191/4, departure: 10 a.m. (duration of the cruise: 120 minutes)
    – Dock Four Seasons – Platnéřská 191/4, departure: 12.30, 1.30 p.m. (duration of the cruise: 45 minutes)
    – Dock Four Seasons departure: 2.30 p.m. (duration of the cruise: 120 minutes), reservation: 727 957 602
  • Maria – Dock Na Františku, Platform no. 16, departure: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (duration of the cruise: 45 minutes)


Besides free boat tours on the river, Vltava Day will also be marked with an artistic and cultural program featuring a free live sailing songs concert by Matilda Band at the Dock Hergetova cihelna.

During cruises, at Saloon Speedship Nepomuk you can attend a boat knots workshops with the captain of the vessel. There will also be demonstrations of diving equipment at Dock Hergetova cihelna, and even swimming in the river at U Karlova mostu at midday.

Last, but not least, the Charles Bridge Museum can be visited free of charge too from 10:00 to 15:00.



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