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Christmas Along the Elbe

Choose from a wide variety of excursions and tours sure to engage your adventurous side, from city walks and Christmas market visits to unravelling the history and culture of the enchanting locations you’ll visit.

Give yourself the gift of adventure this year with an Elbe River Cruise that will leave you in awe of the many marvels of Europe during the most festive time of the year.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Astrild & Viking Beyla
  • Duration: 9 Nights
  • Departure: Nov - Dec
£3,595pp
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Christmas Along the Elbe Cruise Itinerary

Join travellers and adventurers alike on a personalised cruise complete with an entourage of exciting excursions and cultural experiences.

Note for the Jewish Quarter excursion: This activity requires that passengers are able to navigate many stairs. Furthermore, synagogues are closed to the public on Jewish holidays.

Day 1

Berlin

Arrive in Berlin and check in to your hotel. Join the Berlin by Night tour.

Day 2

Berlin

Embark on the Festive Berlin excursion, the Flavours of Berlin tour, or have dinner and a beer tasting at a microbrewery.

Day 3

Potsdam / Wittenberg

Try the Sanssouci Palace & Potsdam Walk excursion.

Day 4

Wittenberg

Join the Wittenberg city walk before visiting a Christmas market.

Day 5

Meissen

Day 6

Dresden

Explore Dresden and its historic Striezelmarkt. Alternatively, enjoy a classical music performance by the Dresden Residence Orchestra or join an all-day excursion to Upper Lusatia.

Day 7

Saxon Switzerland / Bad Schandau

Visit the spellbinding Bastei with a guide.

Day 8

Prague

Enjoy a journey to Prague’s Old Town and a visit to a Christmas market.

Day 9

Prague

Visit Prague Castle and enjoy Privileged Access to Lobkowicz Palace. Alternatively, enjoy a classical music concert, tour Prague’s Jewish Quarter, partake in a Czech meal with provided entertainment, or join the Prague Food Tour.

Day 10

Prague

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and begin your return journey home.

Day 1

Prague

Arrive in Prague and check in to your hotel.

Day 2

Prague

Visit Prague Castle and enjoy Privileged Access to Lobkowicz Palace. Alternatively, enjoy a classical music concert, tour Prague’s Jewish Quarter, partake in a Czech meal with provided entertainment, or join the Prague Food Tour.

Day 3

Prague

Enjoy a journey to Prague’s Old Town and a visit to a Christmas market.

Day 4

Saxon Switzerland / Bad Schandau

Visit the spellbinding Bastei with a guide.

Day 5

Dresden

Explore Dresden and its historic Striezelmarkt. Alternatively, enjoy a classical music performance by the Dresden Residence Orchestra or join an all-day excursion to Upper Lusatia.

Day 6

Meissen

Day 7

Wittenberg

Join the Wittenberg city walk before visiting a Christmas market.

Day 8

Potsdam / Wittenberg

Try the Sanssouci Palace & Potsdam Walk excursion.

Day 9

Berlin

Embark on the Festive Berlin excursion, the Flavours of Berlin tour, or have dinner and a beer tasting at a microbrewery.

Day 10

Berlin

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and begin your return journey home.

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Tour the Elbe during the vibrant holiday season with Crui.se

9 Nights
Nov Dec

Christmas Along the Elbe

  • Berlin
  • Potsdam / Wittenberg
  • Wittenberg
  • Meissen
  • Dresden
  • Saxon Switzerland / Bad Schandau
  • Prague
£3,595pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Astrild & Viking Beyla

Christmas Along the Elbe Cruise Review

“Despite both being in their 20s, my children loved this cruise. We’ve had so many brilliant moments and I have a feeling we’ll be cruising again with Viking next Christmas, too.”

Michelle Holming, Solihull, West Midlands

Christmas Along the Elbe FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Which countries will we be visiting during the cruise?

You’ll be making stops in Germany and the Czech Republic during the course of your cruise.

How many excursions are available for me to choose from?

You’ll have a choice of 17 excursions, including 7 guided tours.

What will be included in my stateroom?

You can expect a queen-size bed, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a refrigerator, individual climate control, and much more.

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