Canoe Moldau

Picturesque castles and historic palaces.

This is an ideal canoe tour for families. The Vltava is the largest tributary from the Elbe. This river is safe as rivers go. The water is waist-deep at its deepest. The Vltava’s source is located in the marshy area of the Bohemian forest. Shortly after the source it is dammed to the largest reservoir in the Czech Republic: lake Lipno. This regulates the watercourse of the Vltava that then continues flowing. Our canoe tour starts in South Bohemia in Vyšší Brod and then continues to Budweis. On your way, you and your loved ones will bump onto exciting castles, traditional monasteries and lively towns. You will paddle through diverse landscape with forests, meadows, mountains, corn fields, small islands and river bends. A wonderful experience in the nature for all the family.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Provision guarantee
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Use your first few hours here to explore the small town and its famous monastery.

At 10:00 you and your family will be picked up from your hotel and will be given a lesson on canoeing. Then you will enjoy your first canoe tour to Rožmberk. There you will have the possibility to visit the castle.

approx. 10 km

Today you will spend the whole day on the river Vltava until you get to the pearl of Southern Bohemia: Ceský Krumlov. Enjoy the scenery whilst paddling. Relax. With a bit of luck, you will discover lots of animals on the river bank.

approx. 25 km

You will visit the town with its contorted alleyways and the large castle complex. Would you like to go a walk? Then the highest mountain in the area is waiting for you, the Klet!

You will go straight through the old town and through numerous meanders in your canoe to Zlatá Koruna via Rajov. The mighty monastery invites you for a visit.

approx. 14 km

Today you will discover the last wild stretch in the mountains. You will canoe in the flat to the romantic ruin Divci Kamen. You will then continue towards Borsov and then you will take the mini-bus to the hotel in Budweis.

approx. 20 km

Today you can do what you feel like, for example shopping. Budweis has lots of attractions and excellent restaurants and is worth a detailed visit.

After breakfast, you will take a transfer to Budweis station or back to Vyšší Brod.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 13, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Arrival daily
Canoe on the Vltava, 8 days, self guided, CZ-MLAVB-08X
Base price
Base price 12 - 15 Years
Base price 0 - 11 Years
Surcharge single room
Surcharge single room Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

Category: good middle-class hotels, inns and B&Bs

Children’s rates valid in room with two paying adults.

Season 1
Jun 13, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb

Services and infos


  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Canoes for 2-3 people incl. equipment
  • Organised transfer from Borsov to the hotel in Budweis
  • Transfer hotel – Budweis station or hotel – Vyšší Brod
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Instruction and detailed travel information 1 x per room
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • On the self-guided tour, you can book a tour guide on the second day for EUR 60 if you want. Reservation necessary, to be paid in advance.

Things to note

  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • Arrive by train in Rybnik via Linz and then continue to Vyšši Brod. From there take the taxi to the hotel for about EUR 4 per journey.
  • Parking: observed outdoor car parking spaces in Vyšši Brod cost approx. EUR 3 per day, no reservation necessary.
  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: Basic conditional and swimming skills.
  • Canoeing experience is helpful but is not a requirement. You will have a good canoe lesson at the start.
  • Total distance: approx. 70 km.
  • Alternative the journey can be carried out with a rubber dinghy canoe or a raft for 4 or 6. No surcharge, reservation necessary.

This tour has 1 more variation

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5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Birgit Kostka DE | 18.08.2019
schöner Familienurlaub mit dem Kanu
Unsere Reise war gut organisiert mit ausreichendem Informationsmaterial. Die Unterkünfte waren gepflegt und sauber, Frühstück immer reichhaltig und gut. Einziger Kritikpunkt unsererseits war teilweise die Halbpension. Das man in einer tschechischen Stadt wie Krumau 2 Tage beim Italiener essen geht, hätten wir uns vorher nicht so ausgesucht. Das Essen war trotzdem gut. Als Ausgleich war des Essen in Budweis herrausragend. Die Moldau ist leicht zu paddeln und die Tour hat uns viel Spaß gemacht. Man darf nur nicht erwarten, dass man für sich unterwegs ist. Gerade die ersten 2 Tagestouren, waren sehr viele andere Boote auf dem Wasser, da diese Strecke auch bei Tschechen sehr beliebt und lustig ist. Die Moldau ist nicht tief und nicht gefährlich. Für Anfänger empfehlenswert, auch um unseren 5- jährigen Sohn mussten wir nie Angst haben, unsere beiden größeren Söhne ( 11 und 13 Jahre) haben die Tour ebenfalls sehr genossen. Die Städte entlang der Route sind sehr schön restauriert und interessant.

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