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City of 100 Spires to Berlin

The Elbe, Oder and German Waterways

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Cruise one of Europe’s most enchanting rivers – The Elbe....

Take this unique opportunity to sail nearly the full length of the Elbe. Cruise past beautiful untouched scenery and wildlife havens, and disembark to explore culturally-important cities.

Start your holiday with two days in the stately city of Prague, where the highlights will be revealed on an included city tour. Explore Dresden on an included tour and learn the history of porcelain in Meissen before you see Martin Luther’s former home in Wittenberg. Head to Magdeburg, where an optional tour will reveal the main attractions, before you cruise to Brandenburg, Potsdam and finally, Berlin.

Enjoy an included tour of this stylish, chic and unashamedly bohemian city where the sights include Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, and Charlottenburg Palace.


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Bed2 nights at a hotel with included breakfast, 8 nights All Inclusive aboard the ship

Dinner plate26 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners

Cocktail Free bar open 12 hours a day

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  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Gratuities on board
  • Return flights and transfers

MapIncluded excursions

  • Prague city tour
  • Sandstone Mountains
  • Dresden city tour
  • Wittenberg guided walk
  • Berlin city tour

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26/04/2023 UK to Prague

Prague at dusk, Czech Republic

Fly to Prague and transfer to the locally rated 5-star Corinthia Hotel in Prague (4Q) for a two-night stay with breakfasts and dinner the first evening included.

27/04/2023 Prague

Astrological Clock, Prague

With a history dating back more than a millennium, an endless labyrinth of quirky side streets, a tapestry of different architectural styles, and quite possibly the best beer in the world, Prague is a Bohemian treasure-trove!

Discover more on an included city tour this morning. Highlights include the Old Town Square with its astronomical clock, and the Church of St Nicholas which has eye-catching frescoes.

This evening you have the opportunity to enjoy an evening of Czech entertainment with dinner included on an optional excursion.

28/04/2023 Prague to Bad Schandau to Dresden

Sandstone Moutains

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and spend the morning on an included excursion to the Sandstone Mountains.

The National Park of Saxon Switzerland, south-east of Dresden, is characterised by rock formations sculpted by erosion, sandstone cliffs, deep valleys and rugged gorges. Around three-quarters of this landscape, unique in central Europe, is in south-eastern Germany with the rest in north Bohemia in the Czech Republic. The Elbe river winds through the mountains in a steep and narrow valley.

Then, transfer to the port in Bad Schandau, where you will embark MS Johannes Brahms and begin your cruise to Dresden, arriving this evening and mooring here overnight.

Enjoy dinner on board.

Dresden Saxony Germany Europe

29/04/2023 Dresden


This morning you can join an included tour of the city.

Dresden's distinctive skyline has been admired and captured by many great artists, including Canaletto. In February 1945 the city was reduced to rubble when British and American bombers dropped explosives during World War Two, it has since been sensitively restored and many of the most important landmarks rebuilt.

Your ship will remain moored here overnight.

Dresden Saxony Germany Europe

30/04/2023 Dresden to Meissen

Colditz Castle

This morning you may like to visit infamous Colditz Castle on an optional excursion, returning to Meissen for lunch on board.

In the afternoon you can explore the world-famous porcelain factory on an optional visit. Europe’s first white porcelain was produced in Dresden in 1708 meaning it no longer had to be imported from China at great expense. But in 1710 the factory was moved to Meissen, where it was easier to protect the secret processes.

You can also admire a castle straight out of a fairy tale, an historic cathedral, and panoramic views over the Elbe Valley.

Meissen Saxony Germany Europe

01/05/2023 Meissen to Wittenberg

Martin Luther statue in Wittenberg, Germany

Set sail in the early hours and cruise through the morning to arrive in Wittenberg after lunch.

This afternoon go exploring in the historic home town of the preacher Martin Luther where he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church, setting in motion the Protestant Reformation. Learn more on an included guided walk which visits the vast UNESCO-listed Market Square, which has a bronze statue of Luther.

Remain moored here overnight.

Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt Germany Europe

02/05/2023 Wittenberg to Magdeburg 🎧

Magdeburg Cathedral and the River Elbe

Spend a relaxing morning on board as your ship sails to Magdeburg, one of the most historically important cities in Europe, and home to the first Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I. He and his wife are buried in the Cathedral of Saints Catherine and Maurice.

Explore at your leisure or join an optional excursion this afternoon.

Magdeburg Saxony-Anhalt Germany Europe

03/05/2023 Magdeburg to Brandenburg


Sail through the morning to Brandenburg, renowned for the manufacture of toys and bikes. It also offers a wealth of palaces, churches and medieval castles.

You can explore your surroundings on an optional walking tour this afternoon.

Your ship moors overnight in Brandenburg.

Brandenburg Brandenburg Germany Europe

04/05/2023 Brandenburg to Potsdam


Set sail from Brandenburg early this morning to arrive in Potsdam shortly before lunch.

An optional tour of the city is available this afternoon.

Potsdam Brandenburg Germany Europe

05/05/2023 Potsdam to Berlin

Reichstag, Berlin

An early departure this morning enables your ship to arrive in Berlin mid morning.

Enjoy lunch on board your ship before disembarking this afternoon to explore Berlin on an included city tour.

Stylish, chic and unashamedly bohemian, the avant-garde city of Berlin also has one of the most fascinating histories in Europe. The city’s main sights include Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point of the Berlin Wall and a lasting reminder of the Cold War, and Brandenburg Gate, formerly a representation of the separation between East and West Berlin.

Now, since the fall of the Berlin Wall, this classical structure is perceived as a symbol of unity within the city. There are numerous palaces across the city, the largest being Charlottenburg Palace, and around 50 museums, housing everything from ancient sculptures and modern art to magic and motorcycles!

Berlin Berlin Germany Europe

06/05/2023 Berlin to the UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

City of 100 Spires to Berlin

The Elbe, Oder and German Waterways