Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

Discover the natural beauty of former East Germany’s dramatic landscape on a 10-day Elbe River cruise. Tour the opulent palaces of Saxon monarchs and stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens; sail between the dramatic sandstone cliffs of Germany’s “Saxon Switzerland.” Marvel at the baroque splendor of Dresden and see how Meissenware porcelain is produced. Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther in historic Wittenberg and learn about the Protestant Reformation. Your journey is bookended by one night in multicultural Berlin and one night in graceful Prague. An elegant experience indeed.

Berlin Brandenburg Gate, Germany

Day 1 | Berlin, Germany

Arrive at the Berlin airport, then transfer to your hotel.* After check-in, you have free time to get acquainted with the city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented.

Potsdam Magdeburg Sanssouci Palace, Germany

Day 2 | Potsdam & Magdeburg, Germany

After breakfast, travel to Potsdam. Tour either Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German rococo architecture, or the nearby New Chambers. Both are built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Have lunch on your own, then transfer to Magdeburg to embark your ship, where dinner is served as we depart. (B, D)

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Dessau Worlitz, Germany

Day 3 | Dessau, Germany

Arrive this morning in Dessau and take a journey 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. Return to the ship for a lunchtime departure and scenic afternoon cruising; enjoy a traditional German dinner as we sail into Wittenberg. (B, L, D)

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Wittenberg & Torgau Martin Luther, Germany

Day 4 | Wittenberg & Torgau, Germany

After breakfast, follow 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 and for our lunchtime departure we cruise along a very pretty stretch of the Elbe.

After dinner aboard, arrive in Torgau with its wonderful Renaissance houses. Join your Program Director for an evening stroll to see fortified Hartenfels Castle, Market Square and the riverside monument that commemorates the day in 1945 when Russian and American troops shook hands. We depart at midnight. (B, L, D)

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Meissen Meissenware, Germany

Day 5 | Meissen, Germany

Today, cruise the Elbe and arrive in Meissen after lunch. Then 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. Proceed to Castle Hill for a walking tour through the Old Town. Return aboard for dinner and a short cruise to an evening arrival in Dresden. (B, L, D)

Dresden Opera House, Germany

Day 6 | Dresden, Germany

Embark on a tour of 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 of the Saxon monarchs’ crown jewels. Continue on foot to see Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) with its distinctive bell-shaped dome, which survived the World War II bombings but collapsed the following day and was later rebuilt.

Enjoy some free time to explore more of Dresden, or join one of our Viking master chefs on a shopping trip to the local farmers' market. You also have the opportunity to see some local arts and crafts in the afternoon. Dinner is served aboard, then feel free to enjoy Dresden’s many charms and attractions as we remain docked until early morning. (B, L, D)

Saxon Switzerland

Day 7 | Saxon Switzerland, Germany

This morning, cruise through the magnificent, soaring rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland region, then 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 dinner and evening cruising. (B, L, D)

Litomerice, Czech Republic

Day 8 | Litomerice, Czech Republic

Arrive after lunch in Litomerice, one of the prettiest towns in the Czech Republic. See St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Jesuit Church, historic Market Square and many residential buildings from the baroque, Renaissance and Gothic periods. The tour ends with a tasting of Bohemian beers. This evening, join your ship’s Captain for a festive onboard dinner. (B, L, D)

Melnik & Prague Hradcany Castle, Czech Republic

Day 9 | Melnik & Prague, Czech Republic

Awaken in Melnik; after breakfast, disembark for transfer to Prague. Upon arrival, you tour Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires.” After a guided walk through Old Town, take some free time to explore on your own. Then ride to visit Hradcany Castle. Return to the hotel for check-in and dinner on your own. (B)

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Prague, Czech Republic

Day 10 | Prague, Czech Republic

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Prague and discover more of this celebrated city. (B)

The following meals are included: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

* Airport meet & greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking River Cruises

Elegant Elbe - 2014 Berlin to Prague - Cruise Itinerary

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