Christmas on the Elbe

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Tabs

Description
BERLIN - POTSDAM - MAGDEBURG - LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG - MEISSEN - DRESDEN

DAY 1: December 20 - BERLIN TEGEL

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

DAY 2: December 21 - BERLIN - CECILIENHOF PALACE

We’ll enjoy a panoramic tour of Berlin to catch a glimpse of all the must-see sites and visit the city's Christmas market. In the afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: A tour of Cecilienhof Palace. After the end of World War II in Europe, the Potsdam Conference - attended by Stalin, Churchill and Truman - was held in the palace from July 17 - August 2, 1945.

DAY 3: December 22 - MAGDEBURG

We’ll spend the morning cruising the river. This afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: Guided tour of Magdeburg - situated midway on the Elbe River and also on the historic Roman Roads. The Lutheran Cathedral of Saints Catherine and Maurice is the highest church building in eastern Germany. Enjoy some free time on your own at the local Christmas market before returning to the ship. We'll begin to cruise to Lutherstadt Wittenberg. After dinner, we’ll enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 4: December 23 - LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG - MEISSEN

Join us for the excursion proposed: Visit of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. We’ll discover the city center and its noble Renaissance-style houses. We’ll return to the ship, and the afternoon will be spent cruising to Meissen. Tonight will be our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 5: December 24 - MEISSEN - DRESDEN

We’ll leave on a guided tour of Meissen, famous for its trademark porcelain, to admire its Renaissance-style houses and Gothic façades. We’ll then spend some time browsing the magnificent holiday market in the old town. The stands display and sell not only the city’s famous porcelain, but also traditional Christmas candles and decorations. We’ll return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Dresden. This evening, revel in our festive Christmas Eve dinner on board. Midnight Mass will be celebrated in Dresden (1) with a possibility of transportation (2).

DAY 6: December 25 - DRESDEN

Christmas day services will take place at the Dresden Frauenkirche for those who would like to attend. The afternoon, join us on the excursion proposed: A tour of Dresden on foot. As we cross the city, we’ll discover the historical monuments that have contributed to its glory. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a symphony of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Dresden Frauenkirche.

DAY 7: December 26 - DRESDEN

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation. (1) Midnight Mass will be held in German and may take place at another location depending on availability. (2) €15/person; reservation and payment on board. Transfer guaranteed for a minimum of 30 passengers only.
Transport

Port-to-port cruise, no transfers included.
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