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Berlin to Prague on the Elbe & Vlatva Rivers

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

 

 

 

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 -  BPG_pp
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

Day 1   BERLIN

 

Boarding starts at 6 pm in Berlin (Spandau).  After settling into your cabin, you'll be introduced to your crew at a Welcome Cocktail function.  Remain in port overnight.

     
Day 2   BERLIN - NEDLITZ - WUSTERWITZ
   
This morning, join us for an tour of Berlin, once the iconic representation of a world divided in two. After the visit, return to the ship and cruise towards Nedlitz. 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. Then leave on a visit to the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace, once the residence of Frederick the Great. Return on board in the evening, and begin to cruise towards Wüsterwitz. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board. Remain in port overnight.
     
Day 3   WUSTERWITZ - MAGDEBURG
   
The ship will leave early in the morning for Magdeburg. Take advantage of your free time this morning  to admire the landscapes or participate in our onboard activities. Arrive in Magdeburg at the beginning of the afternoon and leave for a visit of the city, 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. Return onboard to continue cruising. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of dancing on board. The ship will cruise through the night.
     
Day 4   LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG - ELSTER
   
Arrive in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, and depart 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. Visit Luther's house, a former Augustinian monastery which is now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return on board in Elster, and spend the afternoon cruising.  Tonight will be CroisiEurope Quiz Night. The ship will continue cruising through the night.
     
Day 5   MEISSEN - DRESDEN
   

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. Next head for the city center to see the outside of the Albrechtsburg and the cathedral before rejoining the ship in Dresden. 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. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of dancing on board.
     
Day 6   DRESDEN - BAD SCHANDAU - LOVOSICE

 
The ship will begin to cruise early in the morning for Bad Schandau. On arrival 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. Back on board, we'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 on board.
     
Day 7   LOVOSICE - LITOMERICE - PRAGUE
   
The ship will leave early in the morning for Litomerice. On arrival join in the tour of 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 Horin and spend the afternoon cruising towards Prague. There will be table shuffleboard games and other activities on board this afternoon, before arriving into the capital of the Czech Republic in the evening. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by the crew. We'll remain in port overnight.
     
Day 8   PRAGUE
   
This morning enjoy a tour of Prague's Old Town. Dating back more than 1,000 years it 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, Prague Castle, and the Golden Lane. Tonight is a  gala dinner evening, with the ship remaining in port overnight.
Day 9
  PRAGUE
   
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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