- Viking River Cruises
9 Night Elegant Elbe – USD
River Cruise USD
Prague to Berlin
October 25, 2018
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Discover Berlin’s modern chic, Potsdam’s rococo whimsy and Prague’s Gothic exuberance. Walk in Martin Luther’s footsteps in Wittenberg, the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation. Admire delicate Meissen porcelain. Celebrate Dresden, a phoenix risen from the ashes of war. View Saxon Switzerland’s monoliths. See the Elbe Biosphere Reserve. The Elbe is one of Europe’s most unspoiled rivers and it awaits you—from Berlin to Prague—on our 10-day cruise tour.
- Enjoy Berlin’s monuments, museums & youthful vibe
- Visit Potsdam, Dresden, and Luther’s Wittenberg
- Spend 2 days strolling around charming Prague
What we are Including
- 9-night Elbe River cruise
- $499 Roundtrip Airfare included (selected gateways)
- A complimentary excursion in every port
- Culture Curriculum ® Program
- Wi-Fi, beverages with onboard meals, transfers & taxes
- PLUS a CruisePlus Exclusive $125 per person onboard credit
Prague to Berlin
Day 1 - Prague, Czech RepublicArrive in Prague, then transfer to your hotel.* After check-in, enjoy free time to explore this celebrated city, or join our "welcome walk" to stretch your legs and get oriented.
Day 2 - Prague, Czech RepublicThis morning, tour the "City of a Hundred Spires." A guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge. Then, travel to Hradcany for a guided tour of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure; you can see the Town Hall's intricate 15th-century astronomical clock, spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square. You also have the opportunity today to join an optional tour to Lobkowicz Palace. (B)
Day 3 - Prague, Czech RepublicEnjoy your final morning in Prague at leisure, or join an optional excursion to discover the city's rich Jewish heritage in the Josefov Quarter. This afternoon, continue to Decin to embark your ship. (B, D)
Day 4 - Saxon Switzerland, GermanyAfter breakfast, dock at the spa town of Bad Schandau. From here we make our way to the famous rock tower known as the Bastei (bastion), formed by water a million years ago, to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Elbe. Return aboard for lunch and afternoon cruising through the magnificent, soaring rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland region. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - Dresden, GermanyAfter breakfast, disembark in Dresden, nicknamed "Florence on the Elbe." Drive through the 19th-century residential area to the Dresden Castle complex; enter the Green Vault to see a comprehensive collection that houses what many claim is the world's largest collection of treasures, including priceless jewels and emeralds. Continue on foot to see Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady) with its distinctive bell-shaped dome that survived World War II bombings but collapsed the following day. Later, it was rebuilt. Dinner is served aboard your ship; afterwards, feel free to enjoy Dresden's many charms and attractions as we remain docked until early morning. (B, L, D) *Please note: If you're in Dresden on a Tuesday, The Green Vault is closed, therefore you will instead visit Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) to view some of the world's great masterpieces, including works by Raphael, Vermeer, Rubens and Rembrandt.
Day 6 - Meissen, GermanyThis morning, you'll arrive in Meissen where you'll stop in at the Meissenware factory, producers of fine porcelain since the early 1700s. Discover how this trademarked porcelain is created by hand, then tour the museum. Continue on to Castle Hill for a walking tour through Old Town. Return to your ship for lunch and an afternoon departure. Later, arrive in Torgau with its remarkable Renaissance houses. Your ship remains docked overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Wittenberg, GermanyFollow in Martin Luther's footsteps to view many of Wittenberg's historic landmarks. Tour inside Luther's House and St. Marien's Church, where he preached. See the Castle Church where Luther posted his "95 Theses"; then enjoy free time. Return to your ship for dinner and a leisurely evening. Your ship remains docked overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Wittenberg, GermanyDisembark and travel to Wörlitz Park, Germany's first landscaped park with English-style gardens. Tour inside Wörlitz Castle, fashioned after an English country home, and stroll the grounds. Continue to Potsdam and tour Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German rococo architecture, built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Transfer to your hotel in Berlin in the afternoon. (B)
Day 9 - Berlin, GermanyAfter breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of the vibrant German capital, which has seen its fair share of dramatic changes in the last century. See the Reichstag with its spectacular glass dome, the historic Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and many other iconic sites. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. (B)
Day 10 - Berlin, GermanyAfter breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in fascinating Berlin, giving you time to see more of the city's highlights. (B)
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