Exclusive river cruise itinerary.
Fully Escorted Canadian Departure!
The Elbe River and its tributaries connect two of Europe's most fascinating capitals, Prague and Berlin. Join us for this exclusive river cruise itinerary that takes place in the plains of eastern Germany through the rolling hills of western Czech Republic, stopping in multiple towns & cities steeped in centuries of history.
MS ELBE PRINCESSE - PREMIUM (5-ANCHOR)
Come on board this innovative ship designed using advanced paddle wheel technology which will allow her to navigate year round in the lowest waters of the Elbe - something that vessels with regular propulsion are unable to do.
Built in 2016, this modern ship measures 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 an in room 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 where other ships simply cannot access.
Arrive Berlin. The day is at your leisure. Tonight, you will meet your host and enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Accommodation: Melia Hotel Berlin or similar (2 nights)
The day is free at your leisure.
Depart for a half day tour featuring the highlights of Berlin. You will get to see Kurfürstendamm boulevard and the Memorial Church, Bellevue Palace and the nearby Victory Column, Reichstag building, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz square, Check-Point Charlie, and Gendarmenmarkt. More highlights include boulevard Unter den Linden with Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, and Alexanderplatz. Later in the afternoon, transfer to the pier and board your CroisiEurope ship. Welcome cocktails onboard.
Accommodation: onboard MS Elbe Princesse I
This morning, enjoy a half day tour of Berlin Wall & Cold War. Return onboard for lunch. In the afternoon, we'll leave the boat for a visit to the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace, former residence of Frederick the Great. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship and begin to cruise to Wüsterwitz. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Our ship will depart early this morning for Madgeburg. Take advantage of your free time onboard this morning to admire the landscape or take part in our onboard activities. This afternoon, join us for a visit of Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and the historic Roman Roads. Afterwards, we'll return on board in Magdeburg and continue our cruise. Spend the evening onboard at your leisure or join your cruise mates for a night of music and dancing.
Once we arrive in Wittenberg, we'll leave on a guided tour of the city, we'll also visit Martin Luther's house, a former Augustinian monastery which is now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, we'll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Tonight will be CroisEurope Quiz Night. Our ship will cruise through the night.
Once we arrive in Meissen, we'll leave on a guided tour of the city, famous for its trademark porcelain. We'll return on board in Dresden. After lunch, join us for a visit of the city known as the "Florence of the Elbe." Evening of dancing.
We'll 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. We'll then stop at the Basei 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 magnificent Saxon Switzerland area (which really is a part of Germany) gliding by the prairies, woods, lakes, vineyards and chateaux. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Once we arrive in Litomerice, join us for a tour of one of the oldest Bohemian cities established in the 10th century on the site of a Slavic fort. We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by the crew.
We'll leave Kralupy to spend the morning on a tour of Prague's Old Town. We'll return on board in Prague. The afternoon will be spent on a visit of the Prague Castle area. 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 evening.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 am.
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Pricing is in Canadian dollars per person, based on 2 people sharing a double/twin stateroom. A limited number of single staterooms are available upon request. Please contact us for prices. The above rates do not include air fare.
|First Deposit||$750 per each confirmed passenger at the time of booking.|
|Second Deposit||$750 per each confirmed passenger, due on January 5, 2018|
|Final Payment||Balance due on June 30, 2018|
|From time of booking to Jan. 04, 2018||$250 per person|
|January 05 to April 04, 2018||$500 per person|
|April 05 to June 29, 2018||$1,500 per person|
|June 30, 2018 to date of departure||100% of tour cost|
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation or comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking. Please contact us for a quotation.
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