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2018
FROM $ 2,118 per person

Christmas on the Elbe

7 Days - BMD_XMASPP
# Description

Cruise

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

Embark on a cruise along the Elbe this Christmas. You will pass through tremendous cities such as Berlin with its numerous Christmas markets, and Dresden where you will be able to attend an unforgettable Christmas Mass. You will also be surprised by the charming cities of Magdeburg, Wittenberg or Meissen which are dotted with the most authentic Christmas markets.

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All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A true festival of colors and fragrances
  • Discover the oldest christmas markets in Germany
  • Closing symphony with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Dresden Frauenkirche
  • Christmas Eve dinner included

Cruise

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 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, take a 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.

Day 4

December 23 - LUTHERSTADT WITTENBERG

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 with a possibility of transportation(1).

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.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 12/20/2018
Arrival 12/26/2018
FROM $ 2,118 per person
Ship : MS Elbe Princesse Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - excursions mentioned in the program - concert at the Dresden Frauenkirche in Dresden - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Berlin Cecilienhof Palace Magdeburg Wittenberg  Meissen Dresden
Classic

Berlin

Take a guided panoramic tour of Berlin in a coach. You'll see the city's main sites including Charlottenburg Palace and the government and embassy districts. We'll continue to the eastern side of the city where you'll see the Pariser Platz, French em...

Duration 3h30

Cecilienhof Palace

Cecilienhof Palace was built from 1914 to 1917 for Crown Prince William and his wife, Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. It was based on English Tudor-style buildings featuring half-timbered walls, bricks and numerous decorative chimney stacks. Cecilie...

Duration 3h00

Magdeburg

We'll begin our tour with the Magdeburg Cathedral, home to the tomb of Emperor Otto I the Great. Magdeburg is a Hanseatic city located midway on the Elbe River and the Roman Roads—in the heart of Germany rich with a multi-faceted history. Its o...

Duration 4h00

Wittenberg

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of Lutherstadt Wittenberg’s old town, first visiting the Luther House. A former Augustinian monastery, it was for 35 years the home and place of work of Martin Luther. The house was transformed into...

Duration 4h00

Meissen

Tour of Meissen: The Cradle of Saxony This city is famous for its porcelain, based on extensive local deposits of both china and potter's clay. Its historic district is located mostly around the market at the foot of the castle hill and contains man...

Duration 3h40

Dresden

We'll enjoy a guided tour on foot of Dresden's historic old city. Strolling across the area, we'll see the Theaterplatz, Semper Opera House, the Zwinger inside courtyard, cathedral, George Gate and Brühl Terrace. Following our tour, we'll return to t...

Duration 2h15

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Elbe Princesse

2 Decks

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

(1) Midnight Mass will be held in German and may take place at another location depending on availability. Transfer: €18/person, reservation and payment on board. Transfer proposed only if the ship isn't docked near the place of worship. Guaranteed for a minimum of 30 passengers only.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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