Date
Apr 2, 2023 - Apr 13, 2023
Trip Type
By River

Group Size: Up to 60 guests
Price: Starting from $7,990 per person double occupancy
Co-sponsored with: Vanderbilt University, National Trust Tours, Commonwealth Club of California

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Between Prague, fairy tale city of spires and domes, and dynamic, reunited Berlin, the placid Elbe River traverses a landscape of idyllic green countryside and spectacular gorges, overlaid by the broad sweep of history: medieval cobblestone old towns, the Wittenberg church where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, historic Jewish synagogues and cemeteries; World War II memorials; and Prague’s Wenceslas Square, ground zero of the Velvet Revolution. There are also many riches to behold, from springtime fields of bright yellow rapeseed blooms and fragrant lilacs, to the sparkling treasures of the Green Vault; the art collection at the Zwinger museum; books at the Strahov Monastery; and the lavish palace and delightful gardens of Sanssouci.

Schedule by Day

  • Apr 2: Depart U.S.
  • Apr 3: Arrive Prague, Czech Republic
  • Apr 4: Prague
  • Apr 5: Prague / Embark Elbe Princesse II
  • Apr 6: Bad Schandau, Germany
  • Apr 7: Dresden
  • Apr 8: Dresden / Meissen
  • Apr 9: Wittenberg
  • Apr 10: Dessau
  • Apr 11: Potsdam
  • Apr 12: Potsdam / Berlin
  • Apr 13: Berlin / Disembark / Depart for U.S.

Pricing

Per person double occupancy:            

  • Main Deck:   $7,990
  • Upper Deck: $8,990

Per person single occupancy:

  • Main Deck:   $11,990
  • Upper Deck: $12,490

Accommodations

  • Two nights at the Four Seasons Prague
  • Eight nights aboard the Elbe Princesse II 

Extensions

Optional Post-Extension to Berlin

April 13-16, 2023

Additional details coming soon

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

In order to make the most of what each locale has to offer, shore excursions and time spent in Prague will be active, with a substantial amount of walking. During the cruise, most days include a half-day shore excursion with the balance of the day spent onboard, cruising to the next destination and enjoying the riverside scenery. Walking tours can be as long as three hours, covering one to two miles, most of it in old town squares and lanes where streets are cobblestone and/or the terrain is uneven. Many historic buildings do not have elevators, and you’ll occasionally encounter steps without handrails. Some historic towns do not allow buses into the city centers, and extensive walking is required—often six or more city blocks from the hotel or coach to each sightseeing venue. Please note that Elbe Princesse II does not have an elevator.

Study Leader(s)

Distinguished Service Lecturer in Extension and Former Associate Dean, Division of Continuing Education

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.