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Boat/Barge: MS Florentina • REMOVE • About MS Florentina
The Elbe River and Prague by Greg T. 3 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The boat and crew and guide were all top notch
Boat: MS Florentina
Countries: Czech Republic
The Elbe River and Prague by Lavonne B. 3 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
My onboard experience was wonderful. The staff was awesome, very helpful and accommodating. The biking was quite an experience, a bit challenging at times due to some unpaved paths, however it was rewarding.
The Elbe River and Prague by Kathleen S. 3 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The boat was very clean and spacious. The crew very friendly and accommodating. The food delicious and a good variety.The trails we rode on were not very good, however. A lot of pot holes and very narrow. We could not look around and enjoy the scenery as we had to keep our eye on where we were riding.
It was a good experience for all of us.
The Elbe River and Prague by Lia P. 3 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The Elbe River and Prague by Cynthia Y. 4 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
On the negative side, we had an uncomfortable experience when we first arrived at Prague train station, needing to get on the bus. The email that Tripsite sent us said to wait on the side of the train station OPPOSITE the car park - near the restaurant inside (restaurant name has changed, so did not agree with the name given in the email). Well, the bus was parked on the OTHER side of the street for at least a half hour. I did not notice it over there, as I was focused on the station/restaurant side of the street, checking every bus that arrived, but none said "MS Florentina". Well, eventually the bus did drive to the side of the street we were on, but when we got on board there were not enough seats for us! We were willing to stand, but the driver would not allow that. The tour guide didn't bother to come on the bus, so no one was in Read more… charge. Eventually, four of our friends exited the bus and took an UBER. I think they were reimbursed for that expense, but not right away. This was very uncomfortable for us! All the German speaking people on the bus must have thought we were idiots, and holding up the entire show!Later in the week when two buses drove us into Prague, they told us repeatedly that the bus would return to the boat at 4pm. When we arrived in Prague and were exiting the bus, the driver told us 5pm!!! There really seemed to be a breakdown in communications between the bus driver and the boat.I also didn't like the markup on the drinking water. You can buy a big bottle of water for about 75 cents, but the boat charged the equivalent of $3.00. When we booked this trip were had no idea there would not be potable water. Then to have that kind of markup seemed petty.
The Elbe River and Prague by Nancy Q. 4 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Although we enjoyed being with our friends on this journey the logistics of the trip were less than satisfying.
The Elbe River and Prague by Emily H. 4 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The most memorable part of the trip was actually the time spent with friends. We had five couples join us on this trip. They were all new to bike and boat, and it was our fifth. They all enjoyed their experience. Since we were the only group of Americans on the trip, we were happy to be joined by friends who spoke English!
Golden City of Prague by Philippe R. 10 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Trip was overall multidimensional satisfying, boat, food, drink, bike, route descriptions, local colour, culture, language, guides, value for money (ten factors).
Golden City of Prague by Mary C. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Trip went way above my expectations. Everything started exactly on time, the food and entertainment was excellent. The maps and bike routes were well detailed and went through beautiful countryside. Routes also gave you many opportunities to stop and enjoy the culture of each city.
Golden City of Prague by Jan W. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Golden City of Prague by Suasan O. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
All the Czech people we encountered were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the historic towns of Litomerice, Melnick, the birthplace of Dvorak and the many Lobkowicz palace(s.) We did a short bike ride Read more… to Terezin and absorbed the ancient and recent history of this fortress. In Prague we especially enjoyed our tour of the Municipal House and a gallery exhibit of Mucha. For modern art and architecture seek out art installations by the contemporary artist David Cerny and the "Dancing House." I was very impressed with the hard work and pride of the Czech people and their commitment to building a new economy.
Golden City of Prague by John F. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Our favorite part: Viewing Prague at night from Charles bridge
Golden City of Prague by Jan M. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Boat and crew were great. Biking and shore excursions were confusing. Explanations not always clear in English.
Golden City of Prague by Henk Vanden Hengel 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Wonderful tour through the northern part of the Czech Republic. The local people are quite reserved. The boat works well as a big floating hotel and the crew is well trained. Lots of people to meet on board or along the way. Prague really is the jewel in the middle of Europe. Pictures aplenty!I won't forget it.
Golden City of Prague by L. Tindula 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
I think the most memorable part was all of the different people from other countries that we met on the boat along with meeting and learning about the Czech Republic and their people! Great tours offered as well!
Golden City of Prague by D. Dray 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Our first day was quite rocky… The directions were not good and the routes were not well marked. Everyone was frustrated. The guide promised to bike out again from Prague and redo it--hopefully that happened.
Golden City of Prague by Deena Dray 3 years ago Permalink/Reply
I neglected to state how wonderful this trip was in my initial review, which focused on what was wrong instead what was right---which was everything else!We loved our French balcony room; though there were 75+ on board, one never felt it was crowded. The beautiful lounge at the front of the boat was often empty.The staff were great. Food just OK but still decent. The wine and beer helped! A diverse group of travelers which made it fun. Highly recommend this tour.
Golden City of Prague by Becky Nuttall 4 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
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