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Christmas on the Elbe

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: BERLIN TEGEL
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.
 
DAY 2: BERLIN TEGEL
Join us for a tour of Berlin to catch a glimpse of all the must-see sites and visit the city's Christmas market. In the afternoon, join us for a tour of Cecilienhof Palace. After the end of World War II in Europe, the Potsdam Conference - attended by Stalin, Churchill and Truman - was held in the palace.
 
DAY 3: MAGDEBURG
We'll spend the morning cruising the river. This afternoon, take a guided tour of Magdeburg. Enjoy some free time on your own at the local Christmas market before returning to the ship.
 
DAY 4: LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG
Join us for a visit of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. We'll discover the city center and its noble Renaissance-style houses. We'll return to the ship, and the afternoon will be spent cruising to Meissen. Tonight will be our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 5: MEISSEN - DRESDEN
We'll leave on a guided tour of Meissen, famous for its trademark porcelain. We'll then spend some time browsing the magnificent Christmas market in the old town. We'll return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Dresden. This evening, revel in our festive Christmas Eve dinner on board. Midnight Mass will be celebrated in Dresden(1-2).
 
DAY 6: DRESDEN
Christmas day services will take place at the Dresden Frauenkirche for those who would like to attend. The afternoon will be dedicated to a tour of Dresden on foot. Tonight, we'll enjoy a symphony of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Dresden Frauenkirche.
 
DAY 7: DRESDEN
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • A true festival of colors and fragrances
  • Discover the oldest christmas markets in Germany
  • Closing symphony with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Dresden Frauenkirche
  • Midnight Mass in Dresden (1-2)
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner (including wine)
All This Included
Embark on a cruise along the Elbe this Christmas. You will pass through tremendous cities such as Berlin with its numerous Christmas markets, and Dresden where you will be able to attend an unforgettable Christmas Mass. You will also be surprised by the charming cities of Magdeburg, Wittenberg or Meissen which are dotted with the most authentic Christmas markets.
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Elbe Princesse
Notes
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) Midnight Mass will be held in German and may take place at another location depending on availability.
  • (2) Transfer to the church only proposed in case the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is available for an extra fee (€18 per person to be booked and paid for on board).
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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.



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