Luxury Elbe River Cruises

One of the major rivers of Central Europe, the Elbe passes through the mountains of north-western Bohemia and crosses the lowlands of the Czech Republic into Germany. Embarking on an Elbe river cruise will enchant you with majestic sandstone rock formations, vast woodlands and Gothic castles.

Luxury river cruise lines on the Elbe

Where to discover

Sail to the charming Czech city of Litomerice: a 10th Century town that makes for a fine fairy-tale scene. Walk through its winding streets and marvel at incredible architecture and must-see landmarks, including St Stephen’s Cathedral and House of the Black Eagle. Based at the confluence of not only the Elbe, but the Ohře, this is a royal city to grace with your presence.

Dresden is another location to travel to while on the Elbe, after extensive restoration following the Second World War. This now remarkable and contemporary city boasts lush greenery as the backdrop to the spires, towers and domes of the palaces, churches and stately buildings that line the northern bank.

Most river cruises will stop at Germany’s capital city, Berlin. Here, experience some of the country’s finest contemporary architecture, including the Reichstag building, Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall Memorial, playing host to a number of world-renowned treasures and secrets of this German wonder.

Noted as the ‘gateway to the world’ Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city and host to an infectious maritime spirit. From its architecture and cuisine, to the vibrant neighbourhoods awash with multi-cultural eateries, Hamburg has emerged into a tempting tourist destination. The Venice of the North, sail along the network of waterways and canals and experience Hamburg first-hand.
Standing on both banks of the River Elbe in eastern Germany, Meissen is one of the oldest towns in the Saxony region. Famed for its discovery of porcelain in Europe and the first factory in Europe to produce it, Meissen is overflowing with history and discovery. See the artwork behind the porcelain fame, stamped with the distinctive blue crossed swords, or venture into the city’s Old Town.
Many cruises will incorporate a stay in Prague as part of its immersive itinerary, heading to this capital city for a wealth of architectural and historic attractions. Visit the city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or sample the sights of the Old Town and experience the city’s 13th century charm.

Elbe Luxury Voyages

Danube Christmas Markets on river Elbe Scenic River Cruises
Embarking from: Prague
From: £1869

Royal Danube on river Elbe Tauck
Embarking from: Krakow
From: £5160

Cruise Lines

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