Prague to Berlin Paddle Ship

8 night cruise on board the 5 Anchor MS Elbe Princess paddle ship cruising from Prague to Berlin along the Vltava and Elbe rivers.

Visit Prague, Litomerice, Bad Schandau, Dresden, Meissen, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Magdeburg & Berlin. Price includes all meals and drinks.

Office Use: PGB

DESTINATION Czech Republic & Germany
FROM Dublin
DATE 28 May or 4 November 2017
DURATION 8 Nights
PRICE From €2,189 pp

8 night cruise on board the 5 Anchor MS Elbe Princess paddle ship cruising from Prague to Berlin along the Vltava and Elbe rivers. Visit Prague, Litomerice, Bad Schandau, Dresden, Meissen, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Magdeburg & Berlin.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND Dublin TBC / Prague TBC
RETURN Berlin TBC / Dublin TBC

Day to Day Itinerary:

DAY 1: PRAGUE

Following your flight from Dublin you will be transferred to the quay. Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Prague at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner on board and remain in port overnight.

DAY 2: PRAGUE

This morning will be dedicated to on an optional tour of Prague’s Old Town: you will love its narrow streets, Town Hall and astronomical clock as well as the famous Church of Our Lady before Týn. The afternoon will be spent on an optional visit of the Prague Castle area. We’ll see Saint Vitus Cathedral, the most recognizable landmark in the city, the Prague Castle, and the Golden Lane. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 3: PRAGUE – LITOMERICE

Our ship will depart this morning towards Horin. Take advantage of this time to participate in our onboard activities. This afternoon, join us for an optional tour of Litomerice, one of the oldest Bohemian cities established in the 10th century on the site of a Slavic fort. Afterwards, we’ll return on board in Roudnice and continue our cruise towards Litomerice. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment tonight. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 4: LITOMERICE – BAD SCHANDAU – DRESDEN

We’ll spend this morning cruising through the magnificent Saxon Switzerland area (which really is a part of Germany) gliding by the prairies, woods, lakes, vineyards and chateaux. We’ll stop in Bad Schandau for our optional excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. We’ll discover the Königstein Fortress, overlooking the Elbe and one of the largest hilltop fortresses in Europe. Thought to have been built in the 13th century, it was for centuries used as a state prison. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and continue our cruise towards Dresden, reaching it in the evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 5: DRESDEN – MEISSEN

This morning will be dedicated to an optional visit of the city known as the “Florence of the Elbe.” A relatively recent city with Slavic origin, Dresden became the capital of the Margravate of Meissen in the 13th century and the seat of the Dukes of Saxony in the 15th century. Its breathtaking architectural and artistic heritage makes it one of the most important tourist destinations in Germany. We’ll return on board and start cruising towards Meissen. Once we arrive, we’ll set out on an optional guided tour of the city, famous for its trademark porcelain. Discover how the porcelain has been made for more than 300 years and admire the magnificent pieces displayed in the museum. We’ll then head for the city center to see the outside of the Albrechtsburg and the cathedral. Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by the crew. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 6: WITTENBERG – MAGDEBURG

Once we arrive in Wittenberg, we’ll leave for an optional guided tour of the city, where Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a church and sparked the Reformation. You’ll discover the city center and its noble Renaissance-style houses. We’ll also visit Luther’s house, a former Augustinian monastery which is now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. This evening, take part in our Quiz Night. We’ll remain in port in Magdeburg overnight.

DAY 7: MAGEDBURG – HOHENWARTHE – GENTHIN – BERLIN

Our ship will depart early this morning for Burg where we’ll leave on an optional excursion to visit Madgeburg, located midway on the Elbe River and the historic Roman Roads. Its cathedral is one of the major gothic edifices in Germany. Afterwards, we’ll return on board in Genthin and continue our cruise towards Berlin. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 8: BERLIN

Join us for an optional tour of Berlin, once the iconic representation of a world divided in two. In the afternoon, we’ll leave on an optional visit to the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace, former residence of Frederick the Great. Tonight is our festive gala evening and dinner. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 9: BERLIN

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. when you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

Please note: For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

 

8 Nights accommodation aboard your 5 Anchor Elbe Princesse, operated by Croisieurope. (See ship info tab for more information on your river cruiser)

The 5 Anchor MS Elbe Princesse cruises on the Elbe from Berlin to the heart of Prague.

Cabin description

• Upper Deck: 24 cabins (23 double-occupancy, 1 for passengers with reduced mobility)
• Main Deck: 16 double-occupancy cabins

Conveniences: All cabins have private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk/storage/mini bar area, flat-screen satellite TV, cabin-to-cabin phone, radio. The beds face the window—providing a great view.

Characteristics

Year built: 2016
Length: 313 ft.
Width: 34 ft.
Number of cabins: 40
Passengers: 80
Onboard amenities: Lounge/bar with large picture windows and dance floor, public patio, restaurant serving all passengers in one sitting, wide sun deck with chaise lounges, boutique. Entire ship and each cabin have reversible air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi on board.

Main Deck:

Main Deck

Upper Deck:

Upper Deck

Sun Deck:

Sun-Deck

Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
28 May 2017 €2,429 Main Deck Book Now
04 November 2017 €2,189 Main Deck Book Now

Upgrade to Upper Deck from €240

Price Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Prague
  • Transfer from airport to quay
  • 8 nights accommodation on board the 5 Anchor Elbe Princesse, based on 2 sharing a main deck cabin
  • Superb French cuisine on a full board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks speciality coffees and tea
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Gala evening
  • Transfer from quay to airport
  • Flight from Berlin to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges
  • One 15kg check-in bag per person + hand luggage

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit €200 per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance €24 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement €620
  • Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight/fuel supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares
  • Office Use: PGB