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From Prague to Berlin Cruise on the Vltava and Elbe Rivers

9 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: PRAGUE
Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Prague starting at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our new crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner on board and remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 2: PRAGUE
All meals served on board. We’ll spend the morning on a tour of Prague’s Old Town. Staré 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 Týn. The afternoon will be spend on a visit of the Prague Castle area: a collection of a half dozen palaces, several churches and monasteries, and gardens overlooking the city. We’ll see Saint Vitus Cathedral, the most recognizable landmark in the city, the Prague Castle, and the Golden Lane. We’ll remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 3: PRAGUE – LITOMERICE
All meals served on board. We’ll spend the morning cruising towards Horin. Take advantage of your free time this morning while we cruise to admire the landscapes or participate in our onboard activities. Once we arrive, join us for a tour of Litomerice, 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. We’ll return on board in Litomerice. After dinner this evening, join us for an evening of entertainment on board. We’ll remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 4: LITOMERICE – BAD SCHANDAU – DRESDEN
All meals served on board. We’ll spend the morning cruising through the magnificent Saxon Switzerland area (which really is a part of Germany) gliding by the prairies, woods, lakes, vineyards and chateaux. We’ll stop in Bad Schandau and leave on an excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. We’ll discover the Königstein 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. We’ll then stop at the Bastei rock formation towering above the Elbe and formed by water erosion over one million years ago. We’ll return on board and continue our cruise, reaching Dresden in the evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 5: DRESDEN – MEISSEN
All meals served on board. The afternoon will be dedicated to 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. After our tour, we’ll return on board and cruise towards Meissen. Once we arrive in Meissen, we’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. We’ll then head for the city center to see the outside of the Albrechtsburg and the cathedral. Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by the crew. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 6: LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG – MAGDEBURG
All meals served on board. We’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. We’ll also visit Luther’s house, a former Augustinian monastery which is now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to our next destination. Tonight will be CroisiEurope Quiz Night. We’ll moor in Magdeburg for the night.
 
DAY 7: MAGEDBURG – HOHENWARTHE – GENTHIN – BERLIN
All meals served on board. Our ship will leave for Hohenwarthe early in the morning. Once we arrive, join us for a visit of Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and also on the historic Roman Roads. The Lutheran Cathedral of Saints Catherine and Maurice is the highest church building in eastern Germany. Once we return on board in Genthin, we’ll continue towards Berlin. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board. We’ll remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 8: BERLIN
All meals served on board. This morning, join us for a tour of Berlin, once the iconic representation of a world divided in two. The afternoon will be dedicated to a visit of the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace, the former residence of Frederick the Great. Tonight will be our Gala evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 9: BERLIN
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Golden Prague
  • Litomerice, charming city full of history
  • Elbe Sandstone Mountains, natural and architectural wonders
  • Dresden, the Florence of the Elbe
  • Meissen and its porcelain
  • Lutherstadt Wittenberg, birthplace of the Reformation
  • Potsdam, and the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace
  • Berlin, symbolic capital
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the boat
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions mentioned in the program
  • All entertainment
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS Elbe Princesse
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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