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Elbe River Cruises

Discover the rich history and culture of Germany and the Czech Republic on an Elbe River cruise. The route between Berlin and Prague is lined by soaring cliffs, Gothic castles and medieval monuments.

Many itineraries visit Potsdam, where you can tour the rococo Sanssouci Palace or the baroque New Palace, both built by Prussian King Frederick the Great. In Dessau, stroll the English-style gardens of Worlitz Park and tour Worlitz Castle, modeled after an English country manor. Learn about Martin Luther's life in Wittenberg and see the church where he preached and the door where he nailed his "95 Theses."

In Meissen, visit the factory where the city's famous fine porcelain has been produced since the early 18th century. Get an up-close look at the crown jewels of Saxon monarchs at Dresden's castle, and sample Bohemian beers in Litomerice, a picturesque Czech town.

Elbe River cruises are hassle-free because all the day-to-day travel details are handled for you by experienced tour directors. Guides show you the top attractions and share the local history and culture of each stop along the way. Plus, accommodations, meals and sightseeing are included in one upfront price.

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    Dresden, Germany on the Elbe Wittenberg, Germany on Elbe River Bridges of Prague

    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 Elbe river cruises below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any Elbe cruise name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

    Elbe River Cruises Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality* From**
    Elegant Elbe (Prague to Berlin)   10   Prague, Czech Republic   Berlin, Germany   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Elegant Elbe 2015 (Berlin to Prague)   10   Berlin, Germany   Prague, Czech Republic   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Elegant Elbe 2015 (Prague to Berlin)   10   Prague, Czech Republic   Berlin, Germany   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices

    * Key to Quality Ratings

    Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

    Budget = European River cruises typically range from $100 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    First Class = European River cruises typically range from $150 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    Deluxe = European River cruises typically range from $250 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

    ** 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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