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Elegant Elbe

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Elegant Elbe

From £2,095pp

Discover Berlin’s modern chic, Potsdam’s rococo whimsy and Prague’s Gothic exuberance. Walk in Martin Luther’s footsteps in Wittenberg, 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.

One of Central Europe’s most important waterways, the Elbe River flows through the lush landscapes of the Czech Republic and Germany. Most of this breathtaking river has been unaltered by humans. The rock-strewn cliffs of Saxon Switzerland paint a dramatic portrait of a Germany seldom seen. This once divisive river is today a symbol of unity. Along this river, East Germany became free . . . and cities that once lay in rubble stand tall.

What’s Included:

  • complimentary shore excursions, one in every port of call
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
Prague, Charles Bridge
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.

Day 2 - Berlin, Germany

After 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

Day 2 - Berlin, Germany

Breakfast

Day 3 - Wittenberg, Germany

After breakfast, travel to Potsdam. Tour Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German rococo architecture, built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century.

Built as a summer retreat, it became his personal sanctuary and place to relax in the company of his beloved dogs. Wander through the rooms of the elegant palace and stroll through the magnificent gardens.

Enjoy free time and lunch on your own, then transfer to Wittenberg to embark your ship.

Day 3 - Wittenberg, Germany

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Wittenberg, Germany

This morning, 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.

Enjoy your evening at leisure in Porto, where your ship remains docked overnight.

Day 4 - Wittenberg, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Meissen, Germany

Today, cruise the Elbe and arrive in Meissen just after lunchtime. Then stop in at the Meissenware factory, producer 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 Old Town.

Return on board for dinner and an evening at leisure. Your ship remains docked overnight.

Day 5 -  Meissen, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Dresden, Germany

After 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.

Alternatively, enjoy more of Dresden on one of our optional tours. Select a full-day excursion and visit Dresden’s baroque castles, sweeping wine estates and opulent palace, once home to royal and lavish banquets.

Day 6 - Dresden, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 on board for dinner and evening cruising

Day 7 - Saxon Switzerland, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Prague, Czech Republic

After breakfast, disembark and 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 Hradčany Castle.

Return to the hotel for check-in and dinner on your own.

Day 8 - Prague, Czech Republic

Breakfast

Day 9 - Prague, Czech Republic

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this celebrated city, or join an optional tour to Lobkowicz Palace.

Day 9 - Prague, Czech Republic

Breakfast

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.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Prague, Czech Republic

Arrive 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 Republic

This morning, tour the “City of a Hundred Spires.” A guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge. Then, travel to Hradčany for a guided tour inside 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 and spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square.

You also have the opportunity today to join an optional tour to Lobkowicz Palace.

Day 2 - Prague, Czech Republic

Breakfast

Day 3 - Prague, Czech Republic

Enjoy 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 Děčín to embark your ship.

Day 3 - Prague, Czech Republic

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Saxon Switzerland, Germany

After 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 on board for lunch and afternoon cruising through the magnificent, soaring rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland region.

Day 4 - Saxon Switzerland, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Dresden, Germany

After 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.

Alternatively, enjoy more of Dresden on our optional tour with visits to Dresden’s baroque castles, sweeping wine estate and opulent palace, once home to royal and lavish banquets.

Day 5 - Dresden, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Meissen, Germany

This morning, arrive in Meissen and stop in at the Meissenware factory, producer 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

Day 6 - Meissen, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Wittenberg, Germany

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 for dinner and a leisurely evening.

Your ship remains docked overnight.

Day 7 - Wittenberg, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Wittenberg, Germany

Disembark and travel to Potsdam. Tour Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German rococo architecture, built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Built as a summer retreat, it became his personal sanctuary and place to relax in the company of his beloved dogs.

Wander through the rooms of the elegant palace and stroll through the magnificent gardens.

Enjoy free time and lunch on your own, then transfer to your hotel in Berlin in the afternoon.

Day 8 - Wittenberg, Germany

Brealkfast

Day 9 - Berlin, Germany

After 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.

Day 9 - Berlin, Germany

Breakfast

Day 10 - Berlin, Germany

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 fascinating Berlin, giving you time to see more of the city’s highlights.

Breakfast

The Viking Elbe ships provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations.

Boasting many of the same popular design elements of our Viking Longships, our new Elbe ships feature state-of-the art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. The other classic, intimate ships feature deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Their customized hulls and engines are specially built to navigate the historic Elbe river.

    • 49 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Veranda Suites, 19 Veranda Staterooms, 14 French Balcony Staterooms, 14 Standard Staterooms)
    • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden
    • The Lounge & bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to an open air Aquavit Terrace Restaurant with windows for panoramic views

Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views and an al fresco restaurant

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Library corner & Onboard Boutique
  • Elevator
  • 42″ flat-panel TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand, news and entertainment cnhannels
  • Laundry service*

 

* Payable locally.

Veranda Suite AA

250 ft² – (Upper) Deck

  • Veranda Suite size: 250 sq. ft.
  • Full-size veranda off the spacious living room
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
  • Large bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Sony 42-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom

Veranda Stateroom A & B

180 ft² – (Upper) Deck

  • Veranda Stateroom size: 180 sq. ft.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda
  • Large bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Sony 42-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom

French Balcony Stateroom C & D

122 ft² – (Upper) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 122 sq. ft.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobes & slippers available upon request/li>
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Sony 42-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Viking Astrild french bal C & D

Standard E

140 ft² – (Upper) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • Half-height picture window
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobes & slippers available upon request/li>
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Sony 42-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom


* we work very hard to make sure our prices are up to date at all times.  However, please ring for live availability of cabin types and pricing as specifics are always subject to change until booked.


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