Few vacations are able to offer such intimacy as Elbe River cruises. An Elbe River Cruise is a truly remarkable (and popular) vacation experience. A major advantage of taking an Elbe River Cruise is that the River Cruise ships are able to go deep into the heart of Europe, where larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. Take part in the one-of-a-kind, intimate atmosphere on board these ships, as you visit the river towns and locations that would be impossible to enjoy as much any other way. Plus, the cruise lines that offer River cruises have fabulous, regionally-inspired cuisine, matched perfectly by an attentive and well-trained staff.
There are many destinations in which you can enjoy an Elbe River Cruise. You can experience places like Prague, Hamburg, Dresden, Berlin, and Potsdam as you’ve never dreamed you could! The Elbe River is one of Germany’s main waterways, making it easier than ever to soak in an exciting mixture of culture and scenery. As you navigate the Elbe’s breathtaking river banks, you’ll discover riverside villages, capital cities, castles and cathedrals, stunning architecture, and more. An Elbe River Cruise is a wonderful way of experiencing all that Germany and the Czech Republic have to offer. A typical Elbe River Cruise itinerary spans from 6 to 8 nights with an embarkation in Berlin.
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Highlighted Elbe River Cruise Attractions
The following are just a few of the many things to do while sailing along the Elbe River:
City of Prague
This legendary capital city is one of the biggest highlights of an Elbe River Cruise! Prague’s “Old Town” is one of the oldest yet most breathtaking neighborhoods in Czech Republic. Old Town Square (once used as a local marketplace) is one of the best places to admire multiple styles of architecture with accents of renaissance, gothic, art nouveau, and baroque influences. Some of the more popular tourist attractions in Prague include the Powder Tower (where you can climb 186 steps to get some amazing city views and also learn about the tower’s history), the Astronomical Clock at Old Town Hall, and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn (standing since the 14th century). If you’re visiting Prague in December, you might even get to experience Old Town Square’s festive Christmas market!
Saxon Switzerland National Park
The only rock national park in Germany, Saxon Switzerland provides some of the most breathtaking views in Europe and is a must-visit for those who are passionate about rock-climbing. When visiting this park, you can challenge yourself to climbing one of its 700 summits. If you are not a fan of heights, there are also plenty of trails that you can enjoy walking or biking on. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, such as hawks, eagles, otters, and kingfishers. Don’t forget to check out the famous Bastei Bridge while you’re there – it provides some of the most stunning vantage points in the park!
Located in Potsdam, Sanssouci Palace is another must-visit site in Park Sanssouci, which is very accessible from the Elbe River. The park itself has over 40 miles of walking paths among beautiful gardens and sculptures. The palace is the former home of Frederick the Great. Inside the palace, you can see a number of original oil paintings as well as the former ruler’s large book collection.
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The following are just a few of the more popular tour operators that offer Elbe River Vacations. Use the search box that's higher up on this page, or contact us, if you're interested in pricing, availablity and our special deals on other brand.
An escorted tour includes a professional guide, as opposed to being an independent (or self-guided) tour. Some escorted tour operators include a limited amount of time for guests to explore on their own, while others have tours that are completely escorted. Typically, just about your entire itinerary is included and planned for in an escorted tour package. You don't have to worry about what you're going to see and don't have to make reservations (for each component of the trip) with multiple tour operators - this option allows for you to just leave it to the professionals and enjoy yourself.
Depending on the tour operator, as well as on the specific tour, some tours are private (just you and your traveling companions, if you have any) while others are with other travelers that booked the same tour. In the latter case, some tour operators offer small groups (which tend to be more expensive, but also more intimate and exclusive) while some have larger groups that travel together (which provides a very social atmosphere, as you can meet many other people).
One of the world's leaders in luxury travel, Globus has been arranging tours since 1928. By booking a Globus tour (referred to by them as "journeys") you'll gain VIP access to many sites visited during your journey, special excursions that are included in the price of your tour, access to an expert Tour Director that has unique knowledge about the destinations, and you'll stay in first-class and above pre-selected hotels (with breakfast and dinner usually included), located in prime areas. Portage is included with all Globus tours, so you won't have to worry about lugging your luggage from one place to another. Some tour operators over-schedule you, but Globus weaves in just the right amount of free time for individual exploration.
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