What to Expect
PACING: You'll visit 7 ports of call in 12 days, spending 7 nights aboard the small, yet comfortable, exclusively chartered, ms Junker Jörg. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of the enchanting Elbe River, and you'll stay Superior First Class hotels, with 2 nights in the grand capital of Berlin, Germany and 2 nights in Prague. This itinerary features overnight and full-day stays in many ports, with the ship departing late in the evening.
EASY & FAST WALKING TOURS: On your river cruise, you'll have a chance to join included walking tours at select destinations that go at an easier leisurely pace or some that go at a faster clip, depending upon your abilities and preferences, while at select destinations. Either way, you won't miss any highlights, and on some tours you'll have free time to walk on your own.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: This is a moderate to active itinerary with many included walking tours. The Elbe River valley is steep and many of the places you'll visit rise up along the riverbanks. Therefore, you can expect short uphill walks from the ship as you set out to visit town centers. Much of the walking on tours is over uneven terrain, cobblestone walkways, and flagstone paths. Motorcoaches are used whenever possible to bring you as close to the pedestrian centers as the historic preservation of these older towns and cities allow. Castle visits often require climbing flights of stairs. Panoramic city tours use air-conditioned private motorcoaches. Please note: There is no elevator on your ship and there are steps on board.
CULTURAL FOCUS: River cruising is the perfect way to take in the legendary scenery of the Elbe. The fairy-tale nature of the region is enchanting, while the historic importance of the river to the heritage of Germany and the Czech Republic is evident as well. Vantage's exclusive "Cultural Connections" activities, which include lectures, demonstrations, concerts, and a few meals ashore in local restaurants (or lunch money for meals on own), provide you with opportunities to truly experience the cultures and traditions of the places you visit.
Important Notice: The above day-by-day itinerary is preliminary and subject to change. Should there be extreme water level fluctuations, Vantage will do everything possible to reorder included features or provide an alternate, similar excursion at your Cruise Director or regional expert’s discretion.
Please Note: Port times & itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels may affect itinerary.