Elbe River in Dresden

 

Discover all of our itineraries on the Elbe, Germany's second longest river, and embark on a river cruise that combines nature and culture.

You will cross varied landscapes from natural reserves and protected areas to stopping in the heart of both large and small cities along this beautiful river. For the history buffs , Berlin, a cosmopolitan city sensitive to the geo-political evolutions of the 20th century. The Hanseatic towns of Magdeburg and Hamburg offer you an unprecedented tour of the cities with prestigious pasts.

This is the only river cruise to cruise on these waters and navigate right to Bohemian Prague, this cruise offers an exclusive itinerary from Berlin to Prague thrilling and unseen, in search of unmissable sites aboard the MS Elbe Princesse - innovated paddle- steamer made specifically for this river. We have also designed an exclusive route between Germany and the Czech RepublicPotsdam and the famous Sans-Souci, park part of the former summer palace of King Frederick II of Prussia, Wittenberg the Lutheran, Meissen and its exquisite porcelain, Litomerice and its colourful Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance style houses await your visit.

 

 

9 Day Elbe Cruise
Prague - Litomerice - Bad Schandau - Dresden - Meissen - Lutherstadt Wittenberg -
Burg - Magdeburg - Genthin - Berlin
PGB

 

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 an optional tour of Prague’s Old Town. Stare Mesto 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. The afternoon will be spend on an optional 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 an optional 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 optional excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. We’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. 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 an optional 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 an optional 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: MIESSEN - LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG - MAGDEBURG

The ship will leave early in the morning for Wittenberg, reaching it in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, we'll leave on an optional guided tour of the city. 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. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 7: MAGEDBURG - GENTHIN - BERLIN

Our ship will leave for Burg early in the morning. Once we arrive, join us for an optional visit of Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and also on the historic Roman Roads. Once we return on board in Genthin, we'll continue towards Berlin. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

DAY 8: BERLIN

This morning, join us for an optional tour of Berlin, once the iconic representation of a world divided in two. The afternoon will be dedicated to an optional 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. End of our services.

 

 

 

9 Day Elbe Cruise
Berlin - Magdeburg - Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Meissen - Dresden - Usti - Kralupy - Prague
BPG

 

DAY 1: BERLIN

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Berlin (Spandau) starting at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our new crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 2: BERLIN - NEDLITZ - WUSTERWITZ

All meals served on board. This morning, join us for an optional tour of Berlin, once the iconic representation of a world divided in two. After our visit, we’ll return to our 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. We’ll then leave on an optional visit to the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace, once the residence of Frederick the Great. We’ll return on board in the evening, and begin to cruise towards Wusterwitz. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 3: WUSTERWITZ - MAGDEBURG

All meals served on board. Our ship will leave early in the morning for Magdeburg. Take advantage of your free time this morning while we cruise to admire the landscapes or participate in our onboard activities. We’ll arrive in Magdeburg at the beginning of the afternoon and leave for an optional 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. We’ll then return onboard to continue our cruise. Tonight’s dinner will be followed by an evening of dancing on board. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 4: LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG

All meals served on board. Once we arrive in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, we’ll leave on an optional 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 visit Luther’s house, a former Augustinian monastery which is now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to our next destination. Tonight will be Quiz Night. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 5: MEISSEN - DRESDEN

All meals served on board. Once we arrive in Meissen, we’ll leave on an optional 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. We'll return on board in Dresden. The afternoon will be dedicated to an optional 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. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 6: DRESDEN - USTI

All meals served on board. Our ship will begin to cruise early in the morning. Once we arrive, we’ll leave on an optional excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. We’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. We’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, 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. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 7: UTSI - LITOMERICE - PRAGUE

All meals served on board. Morning for Litomerice - an optional tour of 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 Horin and spend the afternoon cruising towards Prague. There will be table shuffleboard games and other activities on board this afternoon. We’ll enter 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: KRALPY - PRAGUE

All meals served on board.   We’ll leave Kralupy to spend the morning on an optional tour of Prague’s Old Town. Stare Mesto 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. The afternoon will be spend on an optional 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. Tonight will be our gala dinner and evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 9: PRAGUE

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

 

*Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

 

2019 RATES:

Departure From Prague
Ship
Main Deck

Upper Deck

26-Mar-19
Elbe Princess
$2,300
$2,567
03-Apr-19
Elbe Princess
$2,300
$2,567
19-Apr-19
Elbe Princess
$2,600
$2,872
05-May-19
Elbe Princess
$2,600
$2,872
30-Jun-19
Elbe Princess
$2,600
$2,872
08-Jul-19
Elbe Princess
$2,852
$3,190
24-Jul-19
Elbe Princess
$2,852
$3,190
01-Aug-19
Elbe Princess
$2,852
$3,190
09-Aug-19
Elbe Princess
$2,852
$3,190
25-Aug-19
Elbe Princess
$2,852
$3,190
10-Sep-19
Elbe Princess
$2,988
$3,320
26-Sep-19
Elbe Princess
$2,988
$3,320
12-Oct-19
Elbe Princess
$2,988
$3,320
20-Oct-19
Elbe Princess II
$2,700
$3,042

 

Departure From Berlin
Ship
Main Deck

Upper Deck

18-Apr-19
Elbe Princess
$2,300
$2,567
4-May-19
Elbe Princess
$2,600
$2,872
20-May-19
Elbe Princess
$2,600
$2,872
5-Jun-19
Elbe Princess
$2,600
$2,872
21-Jun-19
Elbe Princess
$2,600
$2,872
7-Jul-19
Elbe Princess
$2,852
$3,190
1-Aug-19
Elbe Princess
$2,852
$3,190
17-Aug-19
Elbe Princess
$2,852
$3,190
2-Sep-19
Elbe Princess
$2,988
$3,320
4-Oct-19
Elbe Princess
$2,988
$3,320
20-Oct-19
Elbe Princess
$2,700
$3,042

 

 

Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, FREE Wi-Fi and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.

For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.