Crystal River Cruises has introduced a new Extended Land Program in Prague for 2020. The three-night “Prague Discovery” will be available as a pre- or post-cruise option to guests on sailings aboard Crystal Ravel and Crystal Mahler, from Regensburg on voyages between Regensburg and Budapest and includes luxury accommodations at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the heart of the Czech capital city.
The hotel package includes a half-day visit to Prague Castle, allowing Crystal guests to explore areas of the palace and grounds not typically open to the public, such as access to Rothmeyer and Spanish halls, the Rudolph Gallery, the Throne Hall, the Glass and Habsburg salons and the Golden Lounge. Guests can also visit the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and St. George Basilica. Another, full-day inclusive excursion takes guests to UNESCO-listed Kutná Hora, just east of Prague, known as the “city of silver” and the “national treasury” as it was the royal mint under King Wenceslas II of Bohemia.
The “Prague Discovery” also incorporates “Design Your Time” with optional tours exploring more specialised interests throughout the city. A visit to a Bohemian Old Town glass gallery and workshop allows guests to participate in one of the region’s most enduring traditions, while an immersion into the deep Jewish roots of Prague offers time of reflection and education. Guests may also opt to follow the footsteps of Mozart to the composer’s favourite sites in Prague, get a comprehensive glimpse into the architectural design of the city, or visit Pilsen, the capital of Czech beer for a look at the heritage of brewing and modern techniques.
Crystal River Cruises’ “Prague Discovery” Extended Land Program is available for booking for US$1,499 per person and includes three nights of luxury accommodations, private transfer between the airport and hotel, group transfer between the hotel and Crystal ship, daily breakfast and the aforementioned tours.