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Tyn nad Vltavou: Whether you stay for the weekend, a week or longer, there will always be something to visit and discover. Leaving Kralupy you can arrive in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe (5hours of navigation). From there you have the choice of visiting the town on foot or remaining aboard and enjoying the unique view of the Prague Castle(UNESCO World Heritage Monument) that you have from your houseboat. From whichever direction you arrive, as you navigate on the Vltava River, you can admire the remains of historic Prague.

Upon leaving Prague behind you, you will set out on a no-less-interesting route: you can navigate through a very pretty countryside and deep locks which traverse a scenic steep-sided valley and leads to the Stechovice dam. You can also visit the reservoir, the beautiful Lake Slapy.

The route to the north is just as enchanting. In addition to Nelahozeves Castle, you can visit the nearby castle at Veltrusty.From there you can continue along the Horin Canal to the junction of the Vltava and Labe rivers where you will arrive in the historic and royal city of Melnik. This charming city lies at the heart of the Czech wine region. It is possible to traverse the vineyards for many kilometers while continuing your journey north to Usti nad Labem.

The trip through the Czech foothills is fascinating as the Labe river enters the Porta Bohemica valley and starts to form picturesque loops. Another possible route is to head upstream on the River Labe, by doing so you can visit the pilgrimage temple of Stara Boleslav and the very famous city of Podebrady. Overall there is about 300km of waterways at your disposal which offer you many opportunities to discover many remarkable monuments depicting the history of Czech Republic.

Itinerrary Suggestions from Tyn nad Vltavou

Two weeks one-way (only possible with the Viking 800)
Kralupy - Prague - Tyn nad Vltavou : 183 km, 10 locks (of which one is 20m deep), an 300m inclined plane, 4 artificial lakes including one which requires a short (free) transfer by truck before proceeding with the cruise

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