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Journey through time and various eras:

From the Renaissance and Reformation.

8 days Potsdam-Bad Schandau (Prague) - Dresden

This enchanting river cruise takes you through the picturesque Elbe Valley to magnificent cities. Find out more about the heyday of Bohemia and Saxony. Prague – the “city of a hundred towers” – is one of the most beautiful metropolises in Europe and its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Encounter the influence of Augustus the Strong in the royal seat of Dresden. Stunning nature with bizarre rock formations await you in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Besides Meissen, world-renowned for its fine china, Potsdam gives this trip a touch of royal splendour.

Why this river cruise?

    • Unique view of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
    • Baroque splendour in Dresden, Florence on the Elbe
    • Optimised itinerary: you will reach Prague whatever the water level
    • Full-day excursion to the “golden city” of Prague included in the travel price
    • In the footsteps of the reformer Martin Luther in Wittenberg
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    Special price from € 1.429

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    The first impressions of your trip.

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    The services provided during your trip

    • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
    • nicko cruises full board:
      • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
      • Lunch and dinner with multi-course menus served at the table
      • Optional light lunch buffet
      • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
      • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily schedule
      • Festive Gala Dinner
      • Welcome and farewell reception by the captain
      • Table reservation on board
    • Full-day excursion to Prague
    • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
    • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
    • Entertainment programme on board
    • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin for embarking and disembarking
    • All port and passenger fees

      Important travel information

      Important travel information: Please note that daily on-board information and excursions will be provided in German language only for individual travellers. Except for the marked dates, that indicate our guaranteed English departures. Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers. Minimum number of participants for this cruise up to 30 days before departure: 72 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

      Your itinerary

      Day

      1

      Potsdam
      Casting off 3:30 pm Embarkation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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      Day

      1

      Potsdam
      Guided tour of Potsdam Excursion Package

      We drive through Potsdam’s historic city centre with its finely restored buildings, past the Dutch Quarter with its attractive gables. On our way to Cecilienhof Palace we pass the Glienicke Bridge, which played an important role in the Cold War. We take a stroll through the palace park before going on to the Summer Palace of Sanssouci. Fredrick The Great had this palace built in order to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital, to live without cares (sans souci) and to immerse himself in art, music and philosophy. We have a guided walk in the beautiful park before transferring to the ship.

      Trip duration:

      03:00 h

      Day

      2

      Schleuse Zerben
      Mooring 12:30 am Casting off 6:00 am

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      Day

      2

      Magdeburg
      Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 7:00 pm 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

      3

      Wittenberg
      Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 1:00 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

      4

      Meissen
      Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 5:00 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

      Dresden
      Mooring 9:00 pm Look forward to entering the illuminated Elbe metropolis.

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      Day

      5

      Dresden
      Casting off 10:00 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

      5

      Dresden
      Enjoy a classical concert on board.

      Stairs :

      No

      Slope :

      No

      To map

      Day

      6

      Bad Schandau
      Mooring 4:30 am Ganztagsausflug in die „Goldene Stadt“ Prag mit Burgberg, Jüdischem Viertel und der berühmten Karlsbrücke mit Mittagessen an Bord eines Moldau-Ausflugsschiffes (ab / an Bad Schandau).

      To map

      Day

      7

      Bad Schandau
      Excursion to the Elbe sandstone mountains

      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

      7

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

      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

      7

      Dresden
      Mooring 5:30 pm Experience the unique panorama of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains from on board the ship.

      To map

      Day

      8

      Dresden
      Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.

      Stairs :

      No

      Slope :

      No

      To map

      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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