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Berlin to Prague River Cruise

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,688

The Elbe, a Central European river which rises in the Krkonose Mountains in the Czech Republic and traverses most of Germany before arriving at the North Sea. The Vltava is a major tributary that joins the Elbe north of Prague. This lovely 9-day trip between Berlin and Prague is on-board a river paddleboat that will be moored in Prague!


Start your one week cruise from Berlin joining your cruise ship in the evening. Overnight in Berlin. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, internationalism and tolerance, lively nightlife, its many cafés, clubs, and bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. Berlin's architecture is quite varied.

The following morning, have a tour of the highlights of the city after which, head to Potsdam to visit the Sanssouci Palace, the former residence of Frederick the Great and Germany’s answer to Versailles. Return to the ship and cruise to Brandenburg via Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island), an island in the middle of the Havel River and which contains some historical buildings as well as being a nature reserve. Overnight in Brandenburg.

After a leisurely morning cruising down the river, arrive in the afternoon at Magdeburg on the Elbe River. Have a tour of Magdeburg which includes the Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Catherine and Saint Maurice, the tallest church in Eastern Germany. Later, return to the ship and sail on an overnight journey to Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Have a your of the city. This is where Martin Luther nailed Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a church and started the Reformation. You will see attractive renaissance-style houses and visit the Reformation Museum. Spend the afternoon and overnight cruising.

Arrive the next morning in Meissen famous for its excellent porcelain. During a tour of Meissen, you will learn how porcelain has been made for more than 300 years and visit the Albrechtsburg Castle which dominates the city and the Cathedral. Later, continue to Dresden, home to many Saxon princes and kings. Many buildings date from their reign and the rich art collections are definite testimony of their extreme wealth. The historical centre of Dresden was 75% destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945.The historical centre is nowadays largely restored to its former glory. Dresden is a very beautiful city.

The next morning, sail to Bad Schandau where you will go ashore on an excursion to the Elbe 
Sandstone Mountains. Here you will find the Konigstein Fortress, one of the largest hilltop fortresses in Europe and the Bastei rock formation formed by water erosion over one million years ago. Return to the ship and continue sailing down the Elbe River through prairies, woods, lakes, vineyards and pass by chateaux.

The following morning, arrive in Litomerice in the Czech Republic, an old historic city established in the 10th Century. A tour will take you to the numerous gothic, baroque and renaissance buildings which abound here. The afternoon is spent cruising. Dock at Kralupy Nad where the following day, you will travel to Prague. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. This magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes is mirrored on the surface of the swan-filled Vltava River. Almost undamaged by WWII, Prague's medieval centre remains a wonderful mixture of cobbled lanes, walled courtyards, cathedrals and countless church spires all in the shadow of its majestic 9th century castle. Spend the morning on a tour of Prague's Old Town. Stare Miasto which dates back more than 1,000 years and is one of the most important places in Bohemian history. Visit the Jewish Quarter, the town hall, the iconic astronomical clock, and the Church of Mother of God. Your ship will be waiting for you in Prague. In the afternoon, spend time in the Prague Castle area with its collection of palaces, churches, monasteries, and gardens overlooking the city. You will see Saint Vitus Cathedral, the most recognizable landmark in the city, Prague Castle, and Golden Lane.

The next morning, after breakfast, it’s time to disembark.

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,688

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Day 1

Berlin

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Berlin starting at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner on board and remain in port overnight.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration8 Nights
Accommodation

MS Elbe Princesse

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    MS Elbe Princesse



    The MS Elbe Princesse offers you a wide range of luxury. The beautiful restaurant features a sit down service for all passengers at once and the delicious cuisine and the delightful service makes it even better. IN addition, your ship features a lounge bar with ...

    The MS Elbe Princesse offers you a wide range of luxury. The beautiful restaurant features a sit down service for all passengers at once and the delicious cuisine and the delightful service makes it even better. IN addition, your ship features a lounge bar with large picture windows and a dance floor for enjoying the evening. But you can also have a drink on the vast sun deck with chaiselounges.

    Thanks to its size, this new ship will be able to berth in the heart of towns near historical centres. The MS Elbe Princesse will visit iconic destinations and sites such as Berlinl; Potsdam and the Sans Soucis Park; Wittenberg, town of Luther, Meissen and its porcelain; Dresden, the Florence on the Elbe; Elbsansteingebirge, with its natural and architectural wonders; Litomerice, one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic; and Prague, the mythical golden city.

    Facilities

    • Boutique(s)
    • Lounge Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Sundeck
    • WiFi

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Day 2

Berlin - Brandenburg

This morning, enjoy your tour in Berlin, once the iconic representation of a world divided in two. In the afternoon, you'll leave on a visit to the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace, once the residence of Frederick the Great. Afterwards, you'll return to the ship and begin to cruise to Brandenburg. You'll discover the idyllic charm of the lakes formed by the Havel River as we glide past the Pfaueninsel and admire its historical buildings. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Brandenburg - Burg - Magdeburg

The ship will depart for Burg. Take advantage of your free time this morning while you cruise to admire the landscapes or participate in our onboard activities. This afternoon, join a visit of Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and the historic Roman Roads. The Lutheran Cathedral of Saints Catherine and Maurice is the highest church building in eastern Germany. Afterwards, you'll return on board in Magdeburg and continue our cruise. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of dancing. The ship will cruise through the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Once you arrive in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, you'll leave on a guided tour of the city, where Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a church and sparked the Reformation. You'll discover the city center and its noble Renaissance-style houses. You'll also visit Luther's house (closed from the 29.08.2016 to the 03.03.2017 replaced by the house of Melanchthon), a former Augustinian monastery which is now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, you'll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Tonight will be CroisiEurope Quiz Night. The ship will cruise through the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Meissen - Dresden

Once you arrive in Meissen, you'll leave on a guided tour of the city, famous for its trademark porcelain. Discover how the porcelain has been made for more than 300 years and admire the magnificent pieces displayed in the museum. You'll then head for the city center to see the outside of the Albrechtsburg and the cathedral. You'll return on board in Dresden. After lunch, join for a visit of the city known as the "Florence of the Elbe." A relatively recent city with Slavic origin, Dresden became the capital of the Margravate of Meissen in the 13th century and the seat of the Dukes of Saxony in the 15th century. Its breathtaking architectural and artistic heritage makes it one of the most important tourist destinations in Germany. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of dancing.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Dresden - Bad Schandau

The ship will begin to cruise early in the morning for Bad Schandau. Once you arrive, you'll leave on a excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. You'll discover the Konigstein Fortress, overlooking the Elbe and one of the largest hilltop fortresses in Europe. Thought to have been built in the 13th century, it was for centuries used as a state prison. You'll then stop at the Bastei rock formation towering above the Elbe and formed by water erosion over one million years ago. Back on board, you'll continue to cruise through the magnificent Saxon Switzerland area (which really is a part of Germany) gliding by the prairies, woods, lakes, vineyards and chateaux. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Litomerice

Once you arrive, join on a tour in one of the oldest Bohemian cities established in the 10th century on the site of a Slavic fort. The multi-colored Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance buildings in the city center are not to be missed.
You'll spend the afternoon cruising. There will be table shuffleboard games and other activities on board this afternoon. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by the crew.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Kralupy Nad Vltavou - Prague

You'll leave Kralupy Nad Vltavou to spend the morning on a tour of Prague's Old Town. Stare M?sto dates back more than 1,000 years and is one of the most important places in Bohemian history. While strolling through the streets, you'll discover the Jewish Quarter, the town hall, the infamous astronomical clock, and the Church of Mother of God in front of Tyn. You'll return on board in Prague. The afternoon will be spent on a visit of the Prague Castle area: a collection of a half dozen palaces, several churches and monasteries, and gardens overlooking the city. You'll see Saint Vitus Cathedral, the most recognizable landmark in the city, the Prague Castle, and the Golden Lane. Tonight will be the gala dinner and evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Prague

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017:

  • MS Elbe Princess: 18 Apr; 4, 20 May; 5, 21 Jun, 7, 23 Jul; 8, 24 Aug; 25 Sep

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All meals specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals
  • Beverages from the bar (except champagne and drinks on the wine list)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • Excursions mentioned
  • On-board entertainment
  • Assistance from on board multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner and evening
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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11 Oct 2017
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