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2021 2022
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Prague, Dresden, and the Castles of Bohemia: A Spectacular Cruise on the Elbe and Vltava Rivers

8 Days - PGP_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

PRAGUE - STECHOVICE - SLAPY - MELNIK - PRAGUE

Discover the many hidden treasures of Bohemia on this exclusive itinerary. Reconnect with nature on excursions to top destinations set in idyllic landscapes along the Vltava River and in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. We’ll visit Prague and Dresden, authentic cities that exude charm and boast a rich cultural and architectural history. The castles of Bohemia, symbols of the nobility and aristocracy, house many surprising works of art.

Croisi +
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 onboard
  • 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

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • A luxury cruise on an authentic paddle riverboat ONLY WITH CROISIEUROPE
  • Cruising on the Elbe and Vltava Rivers, an exclusive itinerary
  • Discover
    • Prague, the Golden City
    • The castles of Bohemia: Konopiste Castle, a former hunting lodge of the Habsburgs, and the Renaissance-style Nelahozeves Castle with its private artwork collection.
    • The birthplace of Antonin Dvorak, the famous Czech composer
    • The natural wonders of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
    • Dresden, the “Florence of the Elbe” and its Royal Palace

Route

Day 1

PRAGUE

Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. in Prague. In the evening, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board.

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Day 2

PRAGUE - STECHOVICE

We’ll spend the morning cruising the Vltava to Stechovice. Nestled in peaceful surroundings, the Vltava River reveals its bucolic landscapes and natural beauty. Once known for its gold mines, Stechovice is now famous for its traditional handmade pottery. In the afternoon, join us for an excursion to Konopiste Castle. Located in an idyllic setting, this 13th-century fortress—entirely renovated in the 18th century—was the Habsburg's hunting lodge. In addition to its sumptuously decorated apartments, the castle is home to an impressive collection of medieval weapons and armor that once belonged to Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The castle was his last abode prior to his assassination in Sarajevo in 1914. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

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Day 3

STECHOVICE - SLAPY

We'll cruise on the beautiful Vltava River to the Slapy dam. We’ll follow the winding river lined with hillsides on each bank and catch glimpses of castles in romantic, restful landscapes so typical of central Bohemia. The Slapy Reservoir is a popular vacation spot for residents of Prague, offering water sports and numerous recreational activities. We’ll return to Prague at the end of the afternoon.

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Day 4

PRAGUE

Join us this morning for a guided tour of the Old Town in Prague. Stare Mesto dates back more than 1,000 years and is one of the most important places in Bohemian history. As you stroll through the city’s narrow streets, you’ll discover many points of interest, including the Jewish quarter, the old town hall and its famous astronomical clock, the Gothic church of Our Lady before Tyn, and the Charles Bridge. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the Prague Castle district: Palaces, churches, and convents stand harmoniously in the vicinity of the castle, sitting high on a hill watching over the city. We’ll discover St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest and most important church in the country and one of the most prestigious Gothic cathedrals in Europe; the Old Royal Palace; and the Golden Lane, named after the goldsmiths that thrived there during the 17th century. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

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Day 5

MELNIK

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Melnik, at the confluence of the Elbe. We’ll enjoy lunch on board. This afternoon, join us for a tour of Nelahozeves Castle and the birth house of Antonin Dvorak. We’ll visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Bohemia that was home to 23 different Bohemian queens and princesses. The castle walls are elaborately adorned with Italian-style stucco and wall paintings depicting scenes from the Old Testament and Greek mythology. It is also home to a rich, private collection of furniture and paintings—including works by Rubens, Velazquez, and many others—all belonging to the Lobkowicz family, the oldest and most eminent Bohemian noble family. We’ll discover the luxurious lifestyle of the Bohemian nobility during the Baroque period. At the end of our tour, you’ll enjoy tasting a selection of wines from the castle’s vineyard. Nelahozeves is the birthplace of Antonin Dvorak. During our visit to the house in which he was born, we’ll discover the life and works of one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, the man who composed the famous “New World Symphony.”

The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 6

MELNIK - Dresden - ROUDNICE

Join us for a full-day excursion to Dresden, a fantastic 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. Dresden offers a wide variety of attractions, including magnificent promenades on the bank of the Elbe, fascinating museums, monuments, and charming details. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the Royal Palace, the former residence of the Saxon Dukes and Electors and the Kings of Saxony. Today, we can revel in the splendor of its architecture and its collections, including the historic Green Vault, which contains the largest collection of treasures in Europe. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. We'll cruise to Melnik.

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Day 7

MELNIK - Saxon Switzerland : The Elbe Sandstone moutains - PRAGUE

Once we arrive, we’ll leave on an excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. We’ll discover Königstein Fortress, perched on top of a plateau overlooking the river below. We’ll then stop at the Bastei rock formation towering above the Elbe and formed by water erosion over one million years ago. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening

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Day 8

PRAGUE

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 09:00 a.m.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2021
Departure 08/09/2021
Arrival 08/16/2021
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Departure 08/16/2021
Arrival 08/23/2021
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Departure 08/23/2021
Arrival 08/30/2021
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Departure 08/30/2021
Arrival 09/06/2021
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Departure 09/06/2021
Arrival 09/13/2021
FROM $ 4,326 PP
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Departure 09/13/2021
Arrival 09/20/2021
FROM $ 3,325 PP
$ 4,326
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Departure 09/20/2021
Arrival 09/27/2021
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$ 4,326
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Departure 09/27/2021
Arrival 10/04/2021
FROM $ 3,325 PP
$ 4,326
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* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - excursions mentionned in the program - onboard activities - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points(1) - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Guided tour of Prague: Castle District

We'll leave on a guided tour of the Hradcany, or Castle District, in Prague. The city center is divided into five areas, spanning both banks of the Vltava River, and Prague Castle is the most prominent tourist attraction. Set on a hill, it afford...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Nelahozeves Castle and birthplace of Antonin Dvorak

Join us for a tour of Nelahozeves Castle and the birth house of Antonin Dvorak. We’ll visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Bohemia that was home to 23 different Bohemian queens and princesses. The castle walls are elaborately...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Konopiste Castle

Join us for an excursion to Konopiste Castle. Located in an idyllic setting, this 13th-century fortress—entirely renovated in the 18th century—was the Habsburg's hunting lodge. In addition to its sumptuously decorated apartments, the...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Dresden, the “Florence of the Elbe" and the Royal Palace

Full-day excursion to Dresden, a fantastic 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 Sax...

Duration 10h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Prague: Old City

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic as well as the fourteenth largest city in the European Union. It is located in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, and is home to about 1.26 million people. Located at the v...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Full-day excursion in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

We’ll set off on a full-day excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, a range straddling the border between the state of Saxony in southeastern Germany and the North Bohemian region of the Czech Republic. The immense sandstone shapes in the na...

Duration 8h00 Classic
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

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


For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Please contact us for travel arrangements from your region.

2020 pre-cruise program subject to change.

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

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