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Berlin to Prague on the Elbe & Vlatva Rivers

PRAGUE - LITOMERICE - BAD SCHANDAU - DRESDEN - MEISSEN - LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG - MAGDEBURG - BERLIN

 

 

 

From April 2016 join us on a 9-day journey to visit iconic destinations and sites such as Berlin, once the historical representation of a world divided in two: Potsdam and the Sans-Souci Palace; Wittenberg where Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Thesis to the door of a church and sparked the Reformation; Meissen and its porcelain; Dresden - the Florence on the Elbe; Elbansteingebirge with its natural and architectural wonders; Litomerice - one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic; and Prague - the mythical golden city.

Days: 9 Days
Code -  PGB_pp
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
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
   
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 spent on a visit to the Prague Castle area: a collection of a half dozen palaces, several churches and monasteries, and gardens overlooking the city. See Saint Vitus Cathedral, the most recognisable landmark in the city, the Prague Castle, and the Golden Lane. Remain in port overnight.
     
Day 3   PRAGUE - LITOMERICE
   
Spend the morning cruising towards Horin. Take advantage of your free time this morning to admire the landscapes or participate in the onboard activities. On arrival join a tour of Litomerice, one of the oldest Bohemian cities established in the 10th century on the site of a Slavic fort. The multi-coloured Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance buildings in the city center are not to be missed. Return on board in Litomerice. After dinner this evening, join in an evening of entertainment on board. Remain in port overnight.
     
Day 4   LITOMERICE - BAD SCHANDAU - DRESDEN
   
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. Stop in Bad Schandau and leave on an excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. 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. Next stop at the Bastei rock formation towering above the Elbe and formed by water erosion over one million years ago before returning on board and continue the cruise, reaching Dresden in the evening. Remain in port overnight.
     
Day 5   DRESDEN - MEISSEN
 
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 the tour, return on board and cruise towards Meissen. On arrival in Meissen depart 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. 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, with the ship cruising through the night.
     
Day 6   LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG - MAGDEBURG

 
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. 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. The afternoon will be spent cruising to our next destination. Tonight will be CroisiEurope Quiz Night. Moor in Magdeburg for the night.
     
Day 7   MAGDEBURG - HOHENWARTHE - GENTHIN - BERLIN
   
The ship will leave for Hohenwarthe early in the morning. On arrival join a 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. Once you return on board in Genthin, the cruise will continue towards Berlin. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board, remaining in port overnight.
     
Day 8   BERLIN
   
This morning, join in on 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 dinner and evening. We'll remain in port overnight.
     
Day 9
  BERLIN
   
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
   

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.


   

From spring 2016, it will be possible to cruise year round from Berlin to the heart of Prague along the Elbe and Moldau (Vltava) rivers with the launch of CroisiEurope's MS Elbe Princesse.

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This innovative ship follows in the footsteps of sister ship, the MS Loire Princesse, and has been designed using advanced paddle wheel technology which will allow it to navigate year round in the lowest waters of the Elbe – something that vessels with regular propulsion are unable to do.

The new generation ship is 95 metres long and 10.5 metres wide, with two decks and two paddle wheels on the back. It has 40 spacious outside cabins and can accommodate 80 guests in maximum comfort offering WiFi, air conditioning and heating, flat screens, hair dryer and safe. There is also a panoramic restaurant that can accommodate all guests for single-service dining, a welcoming lounge bar with a central dance floor and a large sun deck with chairs. The stylish décor in contemporary colours is in perfect harmony with the warm and convivial atmosphere onboard.

Thanks to its size, this new ship will be able to berth in the heart of towns near historical centres which is a key selling point. From April 2016, it will visit iconic destinations and sites such as Berlin; 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.


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This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre-paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers)

     
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This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions, shore excursions.

     
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