Cruising along the River Elbe, Prague, Berlin & the Harz Mountains

14 days from £1699pp.


Prague

Visit: Prague, Czech Republic

Ms Princess

Visit: Ms Princess, Transport

Dresden

Visit: Dresden, Germany

Meissen

Visit: Meissen, Germany

Berlin

Visit: Berlin, Germany

The Elbe River is the gateway to Eastern Europe, which takes you on a fascinating journey through breathtaking natural landscapes and an exciting variety of medieval towns and cities.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Head through Germany to the Czech Republic capital of Prague, where we board our cruise ship for seven nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Prague

    Prague

    This morning you can join our included city tour to see the highlights and attractions Prague has to offer. In the early afternoon, we set sail along the River Vltava and cruise to Melnik in the Czech Republic, on the confluence of the Elbe and Vltava, where we berth overnight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today we join the River Elbe and enjoy a full day cruising, taking in wonderful scenery as we head towards our overnight stop in the attractive German spa resort of Bad Schandau.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dresden

    Dresden

    Our cruise route takes us through the breathtaking landscape of Saxon Switzerland. We reach Dresden in the early afternoon, where you can take an optional city tour to see the highlights of this fascinating place.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dresden

    Dresden

    Enjoy some free time in Dresden before we cruise to Meissen, where you can spend time exploring the city. It is chiefly famed for its production of fine porcelain which you can learn about on our included visit to the House of Meissen.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Wittenberg

    Wittenberg

    Early this morning we set sail for the old university town of Wittenberg, home to the most important and interesting Reformation museum in Germany – The Luther House. Enjoy free time or take advantage of the optional excursion to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther and see the town’s historic landmarks.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Magdeburg

    Magdeburg

    Another early sailing takes us to Magdeburg, a cosmopolitan city with a rich and colourful past. Join our optional city tour and see the many beautiful sights and attractions.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We disembark our ship this morning and travel to the outskirts of Berlin for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Berlin

    Berlin

    Included excursion to the cosmopolitan capital of Berlin. To make the most of your day in Berlin, join our optional, guided sightseeing tour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Celle

    Celle

    We visit the pretty town of Celle, home to over 400 half-timbered buildings, then continue to Hannover for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Goslar-GOSLAR

    Goslar

    A full-day, included tour of the picturesque Harz Mountains. We head first to the former Imperial city of Goslar, then enjoy a scenic drive and discover some of the hidden treasures of the Harz region, including the delightful town of Wernigerode.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 7 nights' full board cruising on the MS Princess
    • 6 nights' hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 4 evening meals
    • Welcome drink, Captain's get together, party night and entertainment on board the MS Princess
    • Services of a Cruise Director
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions

    • Prague Sightseeing
    • Melnik
    • Bad Schandau
    • Dresden
    • Meissen
    • Wittenberg
    • Magdeburg
    • Berlin
    • Celle
    • Goslar
    • Harz Mountains

    Optional Excursions

    • Dresden
    • Wittenberg
    • Magdeburg
    • Berlin Sightseeing

    Notes

     Cabin Upgrade (per person)Twin 
     Promenade Deck Cabin£250 

     No single rooms/cabins available. 

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for seven nights onboard the MS Princess, which combines sophisticated comfort with cosiness in a unique way. Cabins are located on two decks (main and promenade) and are equipped with mini-safe, air-conditioning and en suite facilities. All decks, including the sundeck are accessible with normal stairs and with a chairlift.

    Cabins - The ship has a capacity of 100 passengers in 50 cabins spread across two decks – main and promenade. Cabins have air-conditioning, TV, mini safe, telephone, hairdryer and ensuite bathroom facilities.

    Lounge/Bar - This is the ideal place to relax and socialise while you enjoy a drink and admire the passing scenery through the panoramic windows.

    Restaurant - The restaurant is a light and airy room with panoramic windows, where diners can enjoy a range of delicious food options.

    Overnight stays in Germany and Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

    Germany

    Grünau Hotel

    Grunau

    Ms Princess

    Ms Princess

    Germany

    H4 Hotel Hannover Messe

    H4 Hotel Hannover Messe

    Grunau


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Ms Princess


    MS Princess offers a unique blend of home comforts and sophisticated style. With a capacity of 102 passengers, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a relaxing time as the attentive crew take care of you throughout your stay and help create a wonderfully cosy atmosphere. The ship is fully air conditioned.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    H4 Hotel Hannover Messe


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Ms Princess


    MS Princess offers a unique blend of home comforts and sophisticated style. With a capacity of 102 passengers, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a relaxing time as the attentive crew take care of you throughout your stay and help create a wonderfully cosy atmosphere. The ship is fully air conditioned.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    H4 Hotel Hannover Messe


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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