Land excursions for river cruises along the Elbe
What to expect
The cultural offerings and landscapes along the European river courses are highly versatile and partly still unexplored, however, they are definitely worth visiting. Escape the daily routine and travel on board a cruise ship through the beautiful German landscape. We are specialised in ground handling services for river cruises and look forward to organise impressive shore excursions for your group!
Among the Southern side of the Elbe River, many cities string together with their magnificent European history, as well as their unique scenery. Learn more about Hundertwasser and Martin Luther, enjoy a glass of Saxon Wine, listen to the world of music or admire the spectacular Sandstone Mountains in Saxon Switzerland with your group.
AugustusTours provides all national and international guests with numerous programmes for shore excursions. We arrange city tours and excursions, as well as bus transfers too and guided tours around many different sights of the area.
Detailed information for journey "Elbe river cruise"
Basic package for your Elbe river cruise:
10 days/ 9 nights
Day 1: Germany's Capital Berlin
After you arrival in Berlin you and your group are picked up from the airport. The shore excursion to the city centre includes a guided sightseeing tour through the city. Thereby your group will get the chance to see the most beautiful sights of Germany's capital city. Your group will also have free time for individual museum visits.
Day 2: Excursion to Potsdam
On the second day of the river cruise you and your group will visit further sights and places of interest in Berlin and Potsdam. Afterwards, you are transferred to Magdeburg's landing stage to enter the ship.
Day 3: Magdeburg – City of Otto
On the third day you and your group will have the chance to join a guided walking tour through Magdeburg. During the shore excursion, you will visit the Cathedral.
Day 4: Wittenberg - City of Reformation
To learn more about the city of Wittenberg and its importance for the Reformation process, your group will go on a shore excursion to the city centre. The guided walking tour of Wittenberg includes a visit to the Martin Luther House.
Day 5: Torgau – Town of Renaissance
Visit Torgau, the town of renaissance, with your group during a guided walking tour. You also have the chance to visit Hartenfels Castle and to listen to a short organ play.
Day 6: Meissen – City of Porcelain
On the sixth day of the cruise we will show you and your group Meissen, the city of porcelain during a guided walking tour and its world-renowned porcelain factory.
Day 7: Dresden – Florence on the Elbe
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour through Dresden by coach. Admission and a guided tour to the Residence Castle of Semper Oper House are included.
Day 8: Bad Schandau – Spa Town
On this day you have the chance to visit Bad Schandau, which is a spa town. Your group can join a guided coach tour through the Saxon Switzerland National Park to discover its natural beauty and diversity. During the tour your group will visit the Bastei Cliffs and the Königstein Fortress.
Day 9: Decin – Bohemian History
Discover the city of Decin with us, which has a bohemian history in store. Join a guided sightseeing tour to learn more about the city and visit the Decin castle with us. Additionally, you will have the chance to visit the city's synagogue.
Day 10: Prague – The Golden City
During a guided sightseeing tour we want to show you and your group the city of Prague, which is also known as the Golden City. A visit to the Prague Castle and Gardens are included.
Last but not least, your group will be transferred to the airport.
This itinerary is only a suggestion for your river cruise along the Elbe river, which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next group tour.
Basic package for your Elbe river cruise:
10 days/ 9 nights
- Overnight stay before or after the cruise
- Organisation of included or optional excursion packages per day
- Well-versed local tour guides, welcoming your guests at the ship
- Coach services for transfers, excursion and sightseeing packages along the river
- Registration of the group in museums incl. booking of a guided tour
- Reservation of public boat trips
- Seat reservations in selected restaurants
- Overnight stays in selected hotels for your coach drivers during the tour
Those are suggestions for your next river cruise along the Elbe river which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next group tour.
Prices for services included
This Elbe River Cruise itinerary is characterized by its creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. It can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. The prices are based on the programme and group size. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your Elbe River Cruise. We are also happy to organize city tours in Germany or a cultural tour in different German cities for your group!
Request a tailor-made offer for your group tour to Germany
All our group tour suggestions can be altered, shortened or lengthened to your specific requirements, so please see them as food for thought rather than a set meal. It would be our pleasure to draw up a tailored quote based on your ideas and expectations – giving you a group tour that will leave you shouting “encore”! Please send us your request for a group tour to Germany. Once you have submitted your request we will work on a tailor-made quote for you.
Being a very experienced and high-performance incoming partner for Germany, we offer you support and advice regarding the realisation of your group travels. Since 1997, we have been working for international travel agents, associations, companies as well as private clients. During all our work, we constantly follow our standard “Expertise. Ideas. Passion”. We are based in Dresden, so we know where your guests travel.
We have numerous itinerary suggestions for you and your group – no matter if you are planning a city break, cultural tour or round trip throughout Germany! The mentioned tours are only suggestions. Please do not hesitate to send us your special ideas and requirements on your next group tour.
We look forward to working with you and would be glad to become your go-to partner for city and cultural tours in Germany!
Tour impressions from fellow travellers
written by Mike Miller