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Christmas on the Elbe

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: December 20 - BERLIN TEGEL
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner on board.
Join us for the excursion proposed: panoramic tour of Berlin to catch a glimpse of all the must-see sites and visit the city's Christmas market. In the afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: A tour of Cecilienhof Palace. After the end of World War II in Europe, the Potsdam Conference attended by Stalin, Churchill and Truman was held in the palace from July 17 - August 2, 1945.
DAY 3: December 22 - MAGDEBURG
Morning, our ship will sail. This afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: A guided tour 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. Enjoy some free time on your own at the local Christmas market before returning to the ship. Our ship will sail towards Lutherstadt Wittenberg. After dinner, enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Join us for the excursion proposed: A visit of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. You’ll discover the city center and its noble Renaissance-style houses. We’ll return to the ship, and the afternoon will be spent cruising to Meissen. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. Our ship will sail through the night.
DAY 5: December 24 - MEISSEN - DRESDEN
Join us for the excursion proposed: A guided tour of the city, famous for its trademark porcelain, to admire its Renaissance-style houses and Gothic façades. We’ll then spend some time browsing the magnificent holiday market in the old town. The stands display and sell not only the city’s famous porcelain, but also traditional Christmas candles and decorations. We’ll return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Dresden. This evening, revel in our festive Christmas Eve dinner on board. Christmas services will be celebrated in Dresden.
DAY 6: December 25 - DRESDEN
Christmas day services will take place at the Dresden Frauenkirche for those who would like to attend. The afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: A tour of Dresden by foot. As we cross the city, you’ll discover the historical monuments that have contributed to its glory. Tonight, enjoy a symphony of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Dresden Frauenkirche. 
On the program: 
• Cantata BWV 91 “All Praise to Thee, Jesus Christ” 
• Canonical variations of Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
• Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540
DAY 7: December 26 - DRESDEN
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Eastern Germany as you’ve never experienced before: Christmas markets in Berlin, Magdeburg and Dresden 
  • Explore cities with prestigious pasts
  • Closing symphony with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Dresden Frauenkirche
  • Christmas Eve dinner included
All This Included
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at onboard bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Elbe Princesse
  • 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.
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