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Culture and enjoyment on the Elbe.

Tranquil days.

8 days Christmas cruise Dresden-Meißen-Magdeburg-Hamburg 2019

We would like to warmly invite you to spend a tranquil Christmas break with us on board the MS KATHARINA VON BORA. We would like to make the best time of the year unforgettable for you. The beautiful Elbe is the perfect backdrop to appreciate the magic of the Christmas festivities. You will pass wonderful landscapes and enjoy the breathtaking views from your ship. The Christmas service in the historic Magdeburg Cathedral provides Christmas tradition during the cruise. You will also be won over by the charm of the festive atmosphere. You’ve never experienced Christmas like this!

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The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful scenery on this river cruise!

The services provided during your trip

  • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin of the booked category
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea and juices
    • Multi-course menus served at table for lunch and dinner
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee / tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee / cake or midnight snack depending on the daily itinerary
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
    • Tables can be reserved on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Added optional services

  • Drinks package: € 169 p. P.

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in the German language for individual travellers (except dates marked with guaranteed English language). Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers.Minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 72 persons (see Point 8.1. of our Travel Terms & Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Dresden
Casting off 4:00 pm Embarkation 3.00 p.m.

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Day

1

Bad Schandau
Mooring 10:00 pm

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Day

2

Bad Schandau
Casting off 2:30 pm Excursion to the Elbe sandstone mountains Excursion Package

The excursion takes you first to Pillnitz Castle, where you see the outside of the castle and walk through the lovely castle park. This was laid out partly in the English landscape style and partly in the more formal Baroque style. The Camelia House is one of the absolute highlights. The tour then continues into the sandstone region of Saxon Switzerland – here you have deep gorges, bizarre rock formations, plateaus and the lovely Elbe Valley. You are taken to the Bastion – a rock tower, which provides fantastic views across the Elbe Valley and right across into the distant hills.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

2

Dresden
Mooring 6:30 pm

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Day

3

Dresden
Casting off 12:00 pm Guided tour of Dresden Excursion Package

The coach tour through the city of Dresden – also known as „ Florence on the Elbe“, - gives you a fine impression of this lovely city. You then take a guided walk through the centre to see the major sights of the rebuilt Church of Our Lady, the Zwinger and the Semper Opera House. The city has many finely restored buildings and it will not fail to impress you.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

3

Meissen
Mooring 2:00 pm Guided tour of the old town of Meissen including a visit to the porcelain factory

Your destination today is Meissen, a city with a 1000 year history – also known as the „Cradle of Saxony“. The tour starts with a visit of the famous Meissen porcelain manufactory. In the workshops you learn how porcelain is made and then you take a look at the huge collection in the Exhibition Hall. The coach then takes you to the attractive city centre, where you stroll through the medieval streets with their lovely patrician houses.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Day

4

Meissen
Casting off 12:30 am

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Day

4

Wittenberg
Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 11:00 pm Guided tour of the Reformation City Wittenberg Excursion Package

The importance of Wittenberg historically was due to its close connection with Martin Luther and the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. Several of its buildings are associated with the events of this time. Wittenberg is home to numerous important historical artifacts, as well as portraits and other paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Younger. On the doors of All Saints' Church, the Schlosskirche ("castle church" built 1496–1506) Luther nailed his 95 theses in 1517. During your visit of Luther’s House (a museum) you will learn more about his life and the meaning of his work.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

5

Magdeburg
Mooring 8:00 am Guided tour of the historic city centre of Magdeburg Excursion Package

Today you will explore the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt. Our coach tour makes its first stop at the historic Town Hall. A short guided walk takes you to the Guericke Fountain and the Old Market with its statue of the Golden Rider. You then re-join the coach to drive to the Cathedral, dedicated to St. Maurice and St. Katharina. From here we take a short walk to the colorful Hundertwasser House, also known as the „Green Citadel“.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

5

Magdeburg
Opportunity to visit the Christmas service at Magdeburg Cathedral.

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Day

6

Magdeburg
Casting off 5:00 am

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Day

6

Tangermünde
Mooring 10:00 am Casting off 4:00 pm Guided walk through the old Hanseatic town Tangermünde, following in the footsteps of Prussian history. After this, there will be time to make your own discoveries.

Guided walk through the old Hanseatic town Tangermünde, following in the footsteps of Prussian history. After this, there will be time to make your own discoveries.

Day

7

Hamburg
Mooring 10:00 am Guided tour of maritime Hamburg with its famous Warehouse District and the largest sea port in Germany. Time to make your own discoveries. Excursion Package

Guided tour of maritime Hamburg with its famous Warehouse District and the largest sea port in Germany. Time to make your own discoveries.

Day

8

Hamburg
Disembarkation by 9:00 a.m.

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Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. The Elbe is not regulated by locks in Germany. This is why it offers a landscape along its shores unlike any other in Europe. However, it is also more severely affected by flooding and low tides than other rivers. We therefore reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary at short notice (route, excursions) if water levels are challenging. If due to low or high water or a defective ship a section of the river is closed to travel, the shipowner reserves the right to transport guests along this section by bus, accommodate them in hotels and /or change the course of this part of the journey. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to transfer to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS KATHARINA VON BORA

 

The atmosphere on this charming ship is comfortable- wherever you go on it. Being in the elegantly furnished cabins, the spacious panorama restaurant or the saloon full of atmosphere, on board our MS KATHARINA VON BORA you will feel at home from the first instance. Delicacies and lively dance music await you in the evenings. The sun deck is a favoured meeting point during the daytime. From here, you can also enjoy the landscape of the rivers Oder and Elbe passing by in style in pleasant company.

 

Further details about your ship
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    nicko boutique 80 passengers 22 83 m 9,5 m 1,1 m 220 Volt

20.12. - 27.12.2019

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