What you will see
Malostranská Water Tower
Civic Swimming Pool
Na Františku Hospital
Prague ham with cranberry dip
Swordfish carpaccio with olive oil and lemon
Caprese salad - buffallo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes with home made pesto
Duck confit with Carlsbad dumplings, red cabbage
Swordfish en papillote with cherry tomaoes and olives, potato grenaille
Club steak, creamed potatoes, pepper sauce
Selection of Italian and Czech cheeses
Strawberries with mint leaves and lemon sorbet
White wine Chardonnay DOC or red Primitivo IGT (essential)
White wine Satrico IGT/Corvo or red Montepulciano DOC/Corvo IGT (gold)
Wine (1 bottle for 2 people), beer, mineral water
Vegetable lasagne with ricotta, spinach and tomatoes
Grilled vegetables, creamed potatoes
*it is necessary to reserve in advance (before the cruise)
The cruise begins at the dock at Čech Bridge, pier No. 5 (recommended arrival 30 mins. before departure). You will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and seated at your private table (private table guaranteed when purchasing at least 2 tickets). The cruise will start with a view of illuminated Prague Castle and Charles Bridge while piano music plays.
When you pass by the Rudolfinum, a delicious starter will be served. A professional chef has compiled the gourmet menu so you can combine individual courses as you wish. You can choose from 3 different meals for each course, and a vegetarian option is available upon prior booking. The menu also includes a selection of fine wines, aperitifs and non-alcoholic beverages. You can enjoy the main course surrounded by Prague's top sights – the National Theatre and Dancing House, both of which will be lit up and glowing in the night. You can learn about Prague's sights you pass by in the printed guide with a route map.
The cruise will continue past Kampa Island to the old river locks. Here the cruise slows down and you will have enough time to choose a dessert and order a coffee or a digestif. After reaching Vyšehrad, the boat turns and heads back. On the way back to the dock you will pass by the Straka Academy, the Civic Swimming Pool and Prague Metronome above your head. At the end of the cruise you can enjoy the magnificent view of Prague's panorama at night once again before landing.
Welcome Aboard - You’re in for a special time from the moment you are escorted to your table. Many tables are designed for cruise style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off for two fabulous hours.
Bon Appétit - Your waiter will invite you to the Grande Lunch Buffet. Everything is freshly prepared. Take as little or as much as you like.
Oooo, ahhhh - While you dine, the entertainment will highlight points of interest along the cruise route, seen from the huge panoramic windows. Throughout the cruise the DJs will create the perfect vibe.
Stroll Outside - Take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor deck in the city.
Rock The Boat - From line dances to Top- 40 hits from various genres and styles, the DJs know how to get everyone up and dancing, right to the end of your cruise.
2015 LUNCH MENU
Served with freshly baked rolls and butter.
Mixed greens tossed with cranberries, chili almonds and apples, served with roasted garlic balsamic or apple bacon vinaigrette
Romaine, parmesan cheese and herb croutons tossed in our house caesar dressing
Signature Spirit Short Ribs
Asian-style short ribs and scallion mashed potatoes
Seasoned chicken breast topped with wild mushroom ragoût, served over herb polenta
Herb-crusted tilapia atop tomato orzo and drizzled with a lemon-caper sauce
Pasta tossed with roasted vegetables and tomatoes in a fontina cream sauce
Cilantro and lime infused seasonal vegetables
Mini desserts, cakes, pastries and cookies
*Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
Departure from the Eiffel Tower, the crew will welcome you on board one of the three trimarans belonging to the “Bateaux Parisiens”, for a one hour cruise. Entirely glass fitted, with a terrace behind and gangways all round, these boats are perfectly designed to discover and admire the rich architecture of the city.
A clear and vivid commentary accompanied by lyrics and music evoking the various places and times, is broadcast through individual handsets. End of the excursion at the Eiffel Tower.
Further information : Departure from Rivoli agency located 214, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st.
Nearest metro : Pyramides/Palais Royal (Lines 1,7 & 14)
Departs in Winter 10:00 / 12:00 / 15:00 in Summer 09:00 / 10:00 / 12:00 / 13:00 / 15:00
11 available languages
Suited to clients (first time, return and short stay) looking for an overall glimpse or orientation,
Suitable to families.
No stop during the tour.
Wildlife & Nature
Complimentary pick up/drop off from the San Francisco Hilton hotel (Mason St. entrance)
Hotel accommodations (double occupancy same-sex or couple share, single occ supplement applies for single bookings)
Narrated guided tour by a full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
See Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass, Sacramento, Truckee, the Sierra Mountain Range, Emerald Bay, 2 Ski Resorts, and more!
Transportation throughout tour in biofuel mini-coach
Meals (stops will be made to purchase food).
Optional activity entrance fees (Ski Resort access, Lift tickets, Lessons, etc)
Gear Rental (Ski/Snowboards, Snow Shoes, Winter Clothing/Boots/Goggles/etc)
Single occ supplement for private room for 1 person
Guide gratuity (optional)
Suggested Gear List:
Camera & charger
Small day pack
Change of clothes for 3 days
Sun protection, hat
Warm layers (evenings can be cooler)
ADDITIONAL Gear For Partaking in Snow Sports
Hiking boots or durable sneakers (preferably Gortex or waterproof)
Warm layers (long underwear & wool fleece suggested)
Waterproof jacket/pants for winter conditions
Gloves, wool socks and a hat (75% of your body heat is lost through your hands, head, and feet)
Ski/Snowboard Gear (not provided)
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 1 (THURSDAY)
SAN FRANCISCO TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE/HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT
10:00am: Pick up from San Francisco Hilton Hotel (Mason Street entrance)
Morning: Buckle up! After departing San Francisco, you’ll head through California’s capital city, Sacramento, through the Sierra foothills and into the famous Gold Rush Country, cresting a high mountain pass within the Sierra Nevada. Then we’ll wind our way through large pine forests, before dramatically descending into South Lake Tahoe.
Afternoon: In the evening, we’ll settle into our centrally located hotel and then head out to happy hour with the Apres Ski crowd at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort before a comfy night’s rest.
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 2 (FRIDAY)
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE
All Day: While masses of people are piling into their cars to head to the mountains, you’ll be on the first lift up to carve the groomers, or to get fresh tracks in that Heavenly powder! Don’t worry if you’re not really into skiing, our guides will offer the opportunity to go out on a fabulously scenic drive on the mountain roads surrounding Lake Tahoe, or maybe even a snowshoe adventure! If you’re really just here for the casinos, they’re open 24 hours, and you’re welcome to see if Lady Luck is on your side all day if you like! Don’t want to miss out on any of it? No problem, we’re flexible: our guides know their stuff, and we’ll help you fit in a scenic drive in the morning, get yourself a half day ticket on the mountain, and then hit the casinos all night long!
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 3 (SATURDAY)
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE TO SQUAW VALLEY & TRUCKEE, CA
Morning: We’ll hit the road early this morning and head toward historic Tahoe City taking in views of Emerald Bay before heading toward the famous Squaw Valley Resort. If you’re heading up onto this epic ski and snowboarding destination today, you’ll be glad if you dusted off the cobwebs on Heavenly yesterday. This place is the real deal, where you can often see extreme athletes pushing the envelope, soaring from the cliffs as you ride up the famous KT-22 Express. Make sure you bring your swimsuit too: the High Camp Pool and Hot Tub high on the resort is open for business…all winter long! This side of the lake also offers amazing snowshoeing or cross country skiing opportunities as well. Once again, you’ll be offered the choice to head up on the ski hill, or we’ll take you out on the trails through Stanislaus National Forest or maybe a snowshoe hike near the Donner Memorial State Park and explore the history of the ill-fated pioneers of the Donner Party as they struggled to travel west in their wagons and became stranded in the winter of 1846-47.
Afternoon/Evening: After a full day of winter adventures, we’ll head into the historic town of Truckee, CA to check into our accommodation for the evening, and then head out for dinner and a night on the town with the locals.
**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions beyond our control (weather, crowds, traffic) and the small size of our vehicles/groups, our guides have the flexibility to adjust your itinerary to best suit the group’s needs. While we guarantee we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this Lake Tahoe Winter Adventure Tour itinerary (conditions permitting), we don’t guarantee them in this specific order. **
You will hear the story of Lord Norbury, the infamous and sadistic ‘Hanging Judge’ who presided over the trial of Robert Emmet. Hated in life, in death he returned to continue his reign of terror.
You will learn the legend of Scaldbrother, the infamous medieval thief whose buried treasure may still lie in a labyrinth of tunnels under Smithfield. Not to mention Billy the Bowl, the 18th century murderer, born without legs, who once terrorized Stoneybatter and Grangegorman.
If you are feeling brave enough, we will take you down Hendrick Street, once the site of two of the most haunted houses in Dublin. Between them, nos. 7 & 8 Hendrick Street were home to no fewer than six different ghosts. Demolished in the 1960’s, the houses are long gone, but the ghosts...?
And what of the haunted hospital? Ghostly nurses have been seen all the way down the block. Could they be the reason for office chairs spinning by themselves in an adjacent building? Or electronic toys turning on and off by themselves?
You might want to steel your nerves before venturing with us to Croppie’s Acre. This long-abandoned site was used as a football pitch in the 20th century. Shocking when you consider that it is a mass grave – the final resting place of hundreds of rebels executed after the 1798 rebellion. If you are of a sensitive disposition, you may well come away feeling disturbed. Sometimes, the spirits here attempt communication!
You will also hear tell of the mummies of Saint Michan’s Church, surely the most macabre tourist attraction in Ireland, and a major inspiration to the young Bram Stoker, native of Clontarf and author of Dracula.
As if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you will also visit the site of a 21st century apparition of the Virgin Mary. Thousands of passers-by claim to have seen the image on the wall. Can you?
And do be careful who you step on as we pass through the deconsecrated graveyard. The gravestones may have moved, but the bodies haven’t...
"It was one of the best ghost tours I’ve been on. The whole group felt the temperature drop as we were leaving Saint Mary’s Abbey. It was really weird."
Alison, San Francisco, California
"I liked that it took the subject seriously. These are real haunted places, and sensitive people on the tour definitely seemed to be experiencing something. Hendrick Street was interesting. One woman in the group who said she was psychic refused to go near the old funeral parlour"
Paul, Dallas, Texas
"I’ve been in the Edinburgh vaults a couple of times, and never felt anything. What I liked about the Northside Ghost Walk is how ordinary some of the places are – shops, museums and parks that people use every day without realising what has happened there. I’ve never really been a believer, but I swear I saw someone walking through Croppie’s acre, and I got some really weird stuff in my photos there."
Sarah, Edinburgh, Scotland
"Thanks a bunch, guys! I live on Hendrick Street, and after your tour I think I’m gonna have to move!"
"I highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes ghost stories. Don’t expect cheesy attempts to scare you – you’ll get true stories backed up by the true history behind the places. Some of these places will make your skin crawl!"
Lisa, Washington D.C.
"I’m the biggest skeptic in the world, but something is just wrong with Hendrick Street!"
John, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
What is Included:
Meals: Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 1
Linen (bring own toiletries & towel)
All park entrance fees
Friendly & informative tour guide
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