Elbe River cruises travel through Germany and the Czech Republic on a picturesque route characterized by soaring cliffs, storybook castles and medieval towns.
Learn about the life of theologian Martin Luther in Wittenberg -- see the church where he preached and the door where he nailed his famous "95 Theses." In Meissen, visit the factory where the famous fine porcelain has been made since the early 18th century. Sample Bohemian beers in Litomerice, and marvel at the crown jewels of Saxon monarchs at Dresden's castle.
In Potsdam, you can walk through the halls of rococo Sanssouci Palace or the baroque New Palace; both were built by Prussian King Frederick the Great. Torgau has lovely Renaissance houses, while Dessau is home to the English-style gardens of Worlitz Park and Worlitz Castle, which was modeled after an English country manor.
Elbe River cruises offer a relaxing, convenient way to explore this part of Central Europe. You'll unpack only once and settle in for a leisurely cruise. Often, riverboats dock in the center of town, so you don't need to walk far to get to the main sights. These cruises are easy to budget as well, as one price includes your cabin, onboard meals and guided sightseeing.
River cruises are rated according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship, the class of hotels used for land portions of itineraries, and the level of service delivered. The river cruises below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any cruise name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees
imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.