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Prague/Berlin
9-night Elegant Elbe Cruise/Land Package
March 14, 2022
Viking Cruises: Viking Astrild
Prague/Berlin
Vacation Offer ID 1384297
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Cruise Inclusions

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:

  • River-view stateroom
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40-inch flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking River Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
9-night Elegant Elbe Cruise/Land Package
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Prague

Prague 03/14/2022

Arrive in Prague, then transfer to your hotel. After check-in, enjoy free time to explore this celebrated city, or join our "welcome walk" to stretch your legs and get oriented.,
03/14/2022 03/14/2022
Prague

Prague 03/15/2022

This morning, tour the "City of a Hundred Spires". A guided walk takes you through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge. Then, travel to Hradcany for a guided tour inside Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure; you can see the Town Hall's intricate 15th-century astronomical clock, or spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square. You also have the opportunity today to join an optional tour to Lobkowicz Palace. (B),
03/15/2022 03/15/2022
Prague

Prague 03/16/2022

Enjoy your final morning in Prague at leisure, or join an optional excursion to discover the city's rich Jewish heritage in the Josefov quarter. This afternoon, continue to Decín to embark your ship. (B, D),
03/16/2022 03/16/2022
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 03/16/2022

Enjoy your final morning in Prague at leisure, or join an optional excursion to discover the city's rich Jewish heritage in the Josefov quarter. This afternoon, continue to Decín to embark your ship. (B, D),
03/16/2022 03/16/2022
Decin

Decin 03/16/2022

Enjoy your final morning in Prague at leisure, or join an optional excursion to discover the city's rich Jewish heritage in the Josefov quarter. This afternoon, continue to Decín to embark your ship. (B, D),
03/16/2022 03/16/2022
Bad Schandau

Bad Schandau 03/17/2022

After breakfast, dock at the spa town of Bad Schandau. From here we make our way to the famous rock tower known as the Bastei (bastion), formed by water a million years ago, to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Elbe. Return aboard for lunch and afternoon cruising through the magnificent, soaring rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland region. (B,L,D),
03/17/2022 03/17/2022
Bastei

Bastei 03/17/2022

After breakfast, dock at the spa town of Bad Schandau. From here we make our way to the famous rock tower known as the Bastei (bastion), formed by water a million years ago, to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Elbe. Return aboard for lunch and afternoon cruising through the magnificent, soaring rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland region. (B,L,D),
03/17/2022 03/17/2022
Dresden

Dresden 03/18/2022

After breakfast, disembark in Dresden, nicknamed "Florence on the Elbe". Drive through the 19th-century residential area to the Dresden Castle complex; enter the Green Vault to see a comprehensive collection that houses what many claim is the world's largest collection of treasures, including priceless jewels and emeralds. Continue on foot to see Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House, and the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady) with its distinctive bell-shaped dome that was destroyed as a result of a World War II bombing raid. Later, it was rebuilt. Alternatively, enjoy more of Dresden on our optional tour with visits to Dresden's Baroque castles, sweeping wine estate, and opulent palace—once home to royal and lavish banquets. Dinner is served onboard your ship; afterward, feel free to enjoy Dresden's many charms and attractions as we remain docked until early morning. (B,L,D); Please note: If you're in Dresden on a Tuesday, The Green Vault is closed, therefore you will instead visit Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) to view some of the world's great masterpieces, including works by Raphael, Vermeer, Rubens, and Rembrandt.,
03/18/2022 03/18/2022
Meissen

Meissen 03/19/2022

This morning, you'll arrive in Meissen where you'll stop in at the Meissenware factory, producers of fine porcelain since the early 1700s. Discover how this trademarked porcelain is created by hand, then tour the museum. Continue on to Castle Hill for a walking tour through Old Town. Return to your ship for lunch and an afternoon departure. Later, arrive in Torgau with its remarkable Renaissance houses. Your ship remains docked overnight. (B,L,D),
03/19/2022 03/19/2022
Torgau

Torgau 03/19/2022

This morning, you'll arrive in Meissen where you'll stop in at the Meissenware factory, producers of fine porcelain since the early 1700s. Discover how this trademarked porcelain is created by hand, then tour the museum. Continue on to Castle Hill for a walking tour through Old Town. Return to your ship for lunch and an afternoon departure. Later, arrive in Torgau with its remarkable Renaissance houses. Your ship remains docked overnight. (B,L,D),
03/19/2022 03/19/2022
Wittenberg

Wittenberg 03/20/2022

Follow in Martin Luther's footsteps to view many of Wittenberg's historic landmarks. Tour inside Luther's House and St. Marien's Church, where he preached. See the Castle Church where Luther posted his "95 Theses", then enjoy free time. Return to your ship for dinner and a leisurely evening. Your ship remains docked overnight. (B,L,D),
03/20/2022 03/20/2022
Wittenberg

Wittenberg 03/21/2022

Disembark and travel to Potsdam. Tour Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German Rococo architecture, built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Built as a summer retreat, it became his personal sanctuary and place to relax in the company of his beloved dogs. Wander through the rooms of the elegant palace and stroll through the magnificent gardens. Enjoy free time and lunch on your own, then transfer to your hotel in Berlin in the afternoon. (B),
03/21/2022 03/21/2022
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 03/21/2022

Disembark and travel to Potsdam. Tour Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German Rococo architecture, built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Built as a summer retreat, it became his personal sanctuary and place to relax in the company of his beloved dogs. Wander through the rooms of the elegant palace and stroll through the magnificent gardens. Enjoy free time and lunch on your own, then transfer to your hotel in Berlin in the afternoon. (B),
03/21/2022 03/21/2022
Potsdam

Potsdam 03/21/2022

Disembark and travel to Potsdam. Tour Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German Rococo architecture, built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Built as a summer retreat, it became his personal sanctuary and place to relax in the company of his beloved dogs. Wander through the rooms of the elegant palace and stroll through the magnificent gardens. Enjoy free time and lunch on your own, then transfer to your hotel in Berlin in the afternoon. (B),
03/21/2022 03/21/2022
Berlin

Berlin 03/21/2022

Disembark and travel to Potsdam. Tour Sanssouci Palace, a perfect example of German Rococo architecture, built by Prussian king Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Built as a summer retreat, it became his personal sanctuary and place to relax in the company of his beloved dogs. Wander through the rooms of the elegant palace and stroll through the magnificent gardens. Enjoy free time and lunch on your own, then transfer to your hotel in Berlin in the afternoon. (B),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Berlin: Historic Berlin - 12 Hours
Explore Berlin’s eclectic mix of celebrated architecture, gritty history and edgy culture. Upon arrival at Warnemünde Port you are met by your driver and privately transferred to Berlin centre, where you receive a warm welcome from your guide.

Highlights of your absorbing tour include the impressive Reichstag, complete with its stunning Norman Foster dome and the new home of the German Parliament. Lunch can be arranged for you in the spectacular setting of its roof terrace restaurant*. This afternoon’s touring includes the Brandenburg Gate, together with the spectacularly redeveloped Potsdamer Platz and nearby Checkpoint Charlie, the famous crossing point between East and West Berlin. Time permitting also visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, whose ruin stands as a dramatic reminder of World War II. After your visit you are privately transferred back to your ship in Warnemünde.


Highlights:
  • See some of Berlin's most impressive sights including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate
Tour Duration: 12 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 5 hours in Berlin
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
     
  • Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Explore the Cultural Capital with focus on art (Full day excursion)
Highlights:

Experience the past, present and future of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Excursion to be tailored to your interests, be it classical or contemporary art
 
Meet your Berlin expert and upon arrival in town and start with important cultural sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, and Forum Fredericianum
Explore cultural highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island for museum visits of your choice such as: 
 
PERGAMON MUSEUM which houses one of the greatest historic works of architecture the Pergamon Altar or the
 
NEUES MUSEUM with Berlin’s Egyptian and papyrus collection, artifacts of Pre- and Early History and other antiquities.  Must see: The Bust of Queen Nefertiti
 
Explore the ScheunenviertEl, Berlin's oldest and best preserved historic neighbourhoods, bustling with commercial galleries, boutiques and Berlin designer stores as well as site specific art hidden in courtyards
 
Optional further visit to other museum collections of interest such as the Jewish Museum, Hamburger Bahnhof- Museum of Contemporary Art, or other

Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Privately led tour by art expert
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Admissions and museum licensing fees (can be prepaid)
  • Tipping at your discretion
Berlin visit with focus on Jewish heritage (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience the past and present of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Meet your Jewish Berlin expert upon arrival in town and start with a visit at the memorial of the ‘Murdered Jews of Europe’ a field of stelae located next to Brandenburg Gate
 
Tour the Baroque city centre of Berlin with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Walk through the Forum Fredericianum – site of the infamous book burning during the Nazi regime
 
Stroll the ‘Scheunenviertel’, the former Jewish quarter with its narrow alleys, hidden courtyards and the famous ‘Neue Synagoge’
 
Visit memorials and site specific art dedicated to Jewish heritage
See the former Jewish Nursing home turned into a collection point for deportation of Berlin´s Jews
 
See the Reichstag and the ‘Topography of Terror’ located close to remains of the Wall
 
Private guided tour of the Jewish Museum, in the award winning architecture designed by Daniel Libeskind
 
En route back to the port visit the memorial, ‘Track 17’, a deportation ramp at the former Grunewald train station
 
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Privately led tour by Jewish expert
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Admissions and museum licensing fees (can be prepaid)
  • Tipping at your discretion
Explore Berlin with focus history and WWII (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience Berlin´s past through its architecture, monuments and memorials

Day to be tailored to your interests

Experience Berlin´s past through its architecture, monuments and memorials
Day to be tailored to your interests
 
Tour the Baroque city center with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Explore Pariser Platz, site of the world-renowned Berlin landmark, the Brandenburg Gate
 
Visit important cultural sites such as Museum Island, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, Forum Fredericianum, and the Reichstag
 
See the ‘Topography of Terror’ former site of the Nazi headquarters
 
Stop at the memorial, ‘Track 17’, a former deportation ramp at the Grunewald train station
 
Experience Bernauer Strasse memorial located on the former death strip and see remains of the Wall at East Side Gallery
 
Stroll through the Scheunenviertel, the former Jewish Quarter now filled with memorials and site specific art hidden in courtyards
 
Walk through the ‘Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe’
 
See Tempelhof Airport, heart of the Berlin airlift during the Cold War blockade
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • Touring with one of our excellent driver-guides
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Optional admissions and museum licensing fees
  • Tipping at your discretion
Highlights of Germany’s Capital City (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience the past, present and future of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Excursion to be tailored to your interests
 
Tour the Baroque city centre of Berlin with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Visit important cultural sites such as Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, Forum Fredericianum
 
Explore recent architectural developments since the Fall of the Wall, such as Potsdamer Platz and the new Government Quarter with the refurbished Reichsstag building
 
Witness Cold War sites such as remains of the Berlin wall, East Side Gallery, the former no-mans land, Checkpoint Charlie
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • Touring with one of our excellent driver-guides
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Optional admissions and museum licensing fees
  • Tipping at your discretion
03/21/2022 03/21/2022
Berlin

Berlin 03/22/2022

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of the vibrant German capital, which has seen its fair share of dramatic changes in the last century. See the Reichstag with its spectacular glass dome, the historic Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and many other iconic sites. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. (B),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Berlin: Historic Berlin - 12 Hours
Explore Berlin’s eclectic mix of celebrated architecture, gritty history and edgy culture. Upon arrival at Warnemünde Port you are met by your driver and privately transferred to Berlin centre, where you receive a warm welcome from your guide.

Highlights of your absorbing tour include the impressive Reichstag, complete with its stunning Norman Foster dome and the new home of the German Parliament. Lunch can be arranged for you in the spectacular setting of its roof terrace restaurant*. This afternoon’s touring includes the Brandenburg Gate, together with the spectacularly redeveloped Potsdamer Platz and nearby Checkpoint Charlie, the famous crossing point between East and West Berlin. Time permitting also visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, whose ruin stands as a dramatic reminder of World War II. After your visit you are privately transferred back to your ship in Warnemünde.


Highlights:
  • See some of Berlin's most impressive sights including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate
Tour Duration: 12 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 5 hours in Berlin
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
     
  • Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Explore the Cultural Capital with focus on art (Full day excursion)
Highlights:

Experience the past, present and future of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Excursion to be tailored to your interests, be it classical or contemporary art
 
Meet your Berlin expert and upon arrival in town and start with important cultural sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, and Forum Fredericianum
Explore cultural highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island for museum visits of your choice such as: 
 
PERGAMON MUSEUM which houses one of the greatest historic works of architecture the Pergamon Altar or the
 
NEUES MUSEUM with Berlin’s Egyptian and papyrus collection, artifacts of Pre- and Early History and other antiquities.  Must see: The Bust of Queen Nefertiti
 
Explore the ScheunenviertEl, Berlin's oldest and best preserved historic neighbourhoods, bustling with commercial galleries, boutiques and Berlin designer stores as well as site specific art hidden in courtyards
 
Optional further visit to other museum collections of interest such as the Jewish Museum, Hamburger Bahnhof- Museum of Contemporary Art, or other

Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Privately led tour by art expert
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Admissions and museum licensing fees (can be prepaid)
  • Tipping at your discretion
Berlin visit with focus on Jewish heritage (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience the past and present of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Meet your Jewish Berlin expert upon arrival in town and start with a visit at the memorial of the ‘Murdered Jews of Europe’ a field of stelae located next to Brandenburg Gate
 
Tour the Baroque city centre of Berlin with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Walk through the Forum Fredericianum – site of the infamous book burning during the Nazi regime
 
Stroll the ‘Scheunenviertel’, the former Jewish quarter with its narrow alleys, hidden courtyards and the famous ‘Neue Synagoge’
 
Visit memorials and site specific art dedicated to Jewish heritage
See the former Jewish Nursing home turned into a collection point for deportation of Berlin´s Jews
 
See the Reichstag and the ‘Topography of Terror’ located close to remains of the Wall
 
Private guided tour of the Jewish Museum, in the award winning architecture designed by Daniel Libeskind
 
En route back to the port visit the memorial, ‘Track 17’, a deportation ramp at the former Grunewald train station
 
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Privately led tour by Jewish expert
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Admissions and museum licensing fees (can be prepaid)
  • Tipping at your discretion
Explore Berlin with focus history and WWII (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience Berlin´s past through its architecture, monuments and memorials

Day to be tailored to your interests

Experience Berlin´s past through its architecture, monuments and memorials
Day to be tailored to your interests
 
Tour the Baroque city center with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Explore Pariser Platz, site of the world-renowned Berlin landmark, the Brandenburg Gate
 
Visit important cultural sites such as Museum Island, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, Forum Fredericianum, and the Reichstag
 
See the ‘Topography of Terror’ former site of the Nazi headquarters
 
Stop at the memorial, ‘Track 17’, a former deportation ramp at the Grunewald train station
 
Experience Bernauer Strasse memorial located on the former death strip and see remains of the Wall at East Side Gallery
 
Stroll through the Scheunenviertel, the former Jewish Quarter now filled with memorials and site specific art hidden in courtyards
 
Walk through the ‘Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe’
 
See Tempelhof Airport, heart of the Berlin airlift during the Cold War blockade
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • Touring with one of our excellent driver-guides
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Optional admissions and museum licensing fees
  • Tipping at your discretion
Highlights of Germany’s Capital City (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience the past, present and future of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Excursion to be tailored to your interests
 
Tour the Baroque city centre of Berlin with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Visit important cultural sites such as Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, Forum Fredericianum
 
Explore recent architectural developments since the Fall of the Wall, such as Potsdamer Platz and the new Government Quarter with the refurbished Reichsstag building
 
Witness Cold War sites such as remains of the Berlin wall, East Side Gallery, the former no-mans land, Checkpoint Charlie
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • Touring with one of our excellent driver-guides
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Optional admissions and museum licensing fees
  • Tipping at your discretion
03/22/2022 03/22/2022
Berlin

Berlin 03/23/2022

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with two additional nights in fascinating Berlin, giving you time to see more of the city's highlights. (B),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Berlin: Historic Berlin - 12 Hours
Explore Berlin’s eclectic mix of celebrated architecture, gritty history and edgy culture. Upon arrival at Warnemünde Port you are met by your driver and privately transferred to Berlin centre, where you receive a warm welcome from your guide.

Highlights of your absorbing tour include the impressive Reichstag, complete with its stunning Norman Foster dome and the new home of the German Parliament. Lunch can be arranged for you in the spectacular setting of its roof terrace restaurant*. This afternoon’s touring includes the Brandenburg Gate, together with the spectacularly redeveloped Potsdamer Platz and nearby Checkpoint Charlie, the famous crossing point between East and West Berlin. Time permitting also visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, whose ruin stands as a dramatic reminder of World War II. After your visit you are privately transferred back to your ship in Warnemünde.


Highlights:
  • See some of Berlin's most impressive sights including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate
Tour Duration: 12 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 5 hours in Berlin
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
     
  • Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Explore the Cultural Capital with focus on art (Full day excursion)
Highlights:

Experience the past, present and future of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Excursion to be tailored to your interests, be it classical or contemporary art
 
Meet your Berlin expert and upon arrival in town and start with important cultural sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, and Forum Fredericianum
Explore cultural highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island for museum visits of your choice such as: 
 
PERGAMON MUSEUM which houses one of the greatest historic works of architecture the Pergamon Altar or the
 
NEUES MUSEUM with Berlin’s Egyptian and papyrus collection, artifacts of Pre- and Early History and other antiquities.  Must see: The Bust of Queen Nefertiti
 
Explore the ScheunenviertEl, Berlin's oldest and best preserved historic neighbourhoods, bustling with commercial galleries, boutiques and Berlin designer stores as well as site specific art hidden in courtyards
 
Optional further visit to other museum collections of interest such as the Jewish Museum, Hamburger Bahnhof- Museum of Contemporary Art, or other

Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Privately led tour by art expert
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Admissions and museum licensing fees (can be prepaid)
  • Tipping at your discretion
Berlin visit with focus on Jewish heritage (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience the past and present of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Meet your Jewish Berlin expert upon arrival in town and start with a visit at the memorial of the ‘Murdered Jews of Europe’ a field of stelae located next to Brandenburg Gate
 
Tour the Baroque city centre of Berlin with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Walk through the Forum Fredericianum – site of the infamous book burning during the Nazi regime
 
Stroll the ‘Scheunenviertel’, the former Jewish quarter with its narrow alleys, hidden courtyards and the famous ‘Neue Synagoge’
 
Visit memorials and site specific art dedicated to Jewish heritage
See the former Jewish Nursing home turned into a collection point for deportation of Berlin´s Jews
 
See the Reichstag and the ‘Topography of Terror’ located close to remains of the Wall
 
Private guided tour of the Jewish Museum, in the award winning architecture designed by Daniel Libeskind
 
En route back to the port visit the memorial, ‘Track 17’, a deportation ramp at the former Grunewald train station
 
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Privately led tour by Jewish expert
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Admissions and museum licensing fees (can be prepaid)
  • Tipping at your discretion
Explore Berlin with focus history and WWII (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience Berlin´s past through its architecture, monuments and memorials

Day to be tailored to your interests

Experience Berlin´s past through its architecture, monuments and memorials
Day to be tailored to your interests
 
Tour the Baroque city center with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Explore Pariser Platz, site of the world-renowned Berlin landmark, the Brandenburg Gate
 
Visit important cultural sites such as Museum Island, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, Forum Fredericianum, and the Reichstag
 
See the ‘Topography of Terror’ former site of the Nazi headquarters
 
Stop at the memorial, ‘Track 17’, a former deportation ramp at the Grunewald train station
 
Experience Bernauer Strasse memorial located on the former death strip and see remains of the Wall at East Side Gallery
 
Stroll through the Scheunenviertel, the former Jewish Quarter now filled with memorials and site specific art hidden in courtyards
 
Walk through the ‘Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe’
 
See Tempelhof Airport, heart of the Berlin airlift during the Cold War blockade
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • Touring with one of our excellent driver-guides
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Optional admissions and museum licensing fees
  • Tipping at your discretion
Highlights of Germany’s Capital City (Full day excursion)
Highlights:
 
Experience the past, present and future of Berlin through its architecture, monuments and memorials
 
Excursion to be tailored to your interests
 
Tour the Baroque city centre of Berlin with its grand squares and boulevards built in the 17th and 18th century under the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia
 
Visit important cultural sites such as Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, the Berlin Dome, Unter den Linden, Forum Fredericianum
 
Explore recent architectural developments since the Fall of the Wall, such as Potsdamer Platz and the new Government Quarter with the refurbished Reichsstag building
 
Witness Cold War sites such as remains of the Berlin wall, East Side Gallery, the former no-mans land, Checkpoint Charlie
 
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transfer from/to the dock or take the cruise group transfer into town
  • Transportation by luxury car
  • Touring with one of our excellent driver-guides
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Optional admissions and museum licensing fees
  • Tipping at your discretion
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Viking Cruises: Viking Astrild
New to the fleet in 2015 and hosting just 98 guests in 49 staterooms, Viking Astrild was built specifically to navigate the Elbe River. Boasting many of the same popular design elements of our Viking Longships®, these vessels feature state-of-the-art engineering, a patented corridor design* and deluxe accommodations with streamlined Scandinavian interiors. In addition, the ships feature customized hulls and engines specially designed to navigate this historic river.

*Corridor configuration designs U.S. Patent # 1832106-0001 to 1832106-0011.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
2014
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2015
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Switzerland
Tonnage (GRT)
1,279
Guests (Lowers)
98
Total Guests
98
Passenger Decks
3
Number of Crew
28
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
49
Suites
–
Balconies
–
Ocean/River View
–
Interior
–
Accessible
–
Let Viking's staff treat you to personalized service, fine wines, and delicious, regional cuisine. Engage in immersive cultural activities, and take advantage of a wide array of amenities, from the onboard Congierge to shipwide Wi-Fi and 24-hour beverage bar.
Tipping Policy
It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to the guest's satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the full fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    For guests' convenience, all Viking ships have Internet access, as follows:

    • Ships in Europe, Russia and Ukraine - There is free Wi-Fi available, so you can bring your laptop and get online at any time. Alternatively, each ship has a few computers for guest use; there are desktop machines in Russia and laptops in Europe that guests may use free of charge. Guests who bring laptops to Russia may wish to bring a LAN cable for use in their stateroom; this may work a bit better than the wireless LAN in rural areas along the river.
    • Ships in China - There is an Internet café with desktop stations for guest use, free of charge. There is no onboard wireless network in China or Southeast Asia, so you will not be able to get Internet service on your personal computer while on the ship, although you may be able to do so during hotel stays.
    • Please note - Shipboard service may be unreliable during certain parts of the journey. The Internet connection functions via cellular service or satellite downlink, and there may be times when reception is not possible and/or when the connection is quite slow. For this reason, it is recommended that guests use the internet connection checking and sending email only, and not for downloading large files or watching video online.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Viking reserves the right not to accept passengers who are in an advanced state of pregnancy either upon commencement of or at any time during the river or ocean cruise.

  • Smoking Policy
    All Viking ship interiors, staterooms, and verandas are non-smoking. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area, generally on the sun deck.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Viking will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs. Every meal has vegetarian options on the menu, and chefs are able to prepare low-salt or gluten-free cuisine. Guests requiring special diets, such as diabetic or low-cholesterol meals, must alert Viking Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d’ when on board, and the chefs will make make reasonable efforts to fulfill these requests.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests must report any disability requiring special attention while on their Viking Cruises itinerary to Viking at the time the reservation is made. All vessels and motorcoaches are equipped to European standards. Most transportation services, including the vessels and motorcoaches, are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps. Viking will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor is it responsible for any denial of services by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Viking cannot provide individual assistance to a vacation participant for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motorcoaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well being. The guest assumes the full risk of use and of any prohibitions imposed by vendors. Motorized scooters are not typically suitable on international cruises and cannot be accommodated.

    Guests who have any medical, physical, or other special needs should contact Viking River Cruises directly at 1-877-668-4546 (1-877-66VIKING) with additional questions, and to obtain a copy of Viking's Policy Statement.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Internet Café
  • Library
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Slippers
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Local Entertainment
Dining
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Dining Style: All Casual
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

River View

Standard Stateroom (E) $3,199
  • Category: E
  • Main Deck
  • Square Feet: 140
  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with half-height picture window
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, and more
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the Standard Stateroom in our360° Elbe Ship Tour

French Balcony

French Balcony Stateroom (D) $3,699
  • Category: D
  • Upper Deck
  • Square Feet: 122
  • Stateroom size: 122 sq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, and more
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the French Balcony Stateroom in our360° Elbe Ship Tour
French Balcony Stateroom (C) $3,799
  • Category: C
  • Upper Deck
  • Square Feet: 122
  • Stateroom size: 122 sq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, and more
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the French Balcony Stateroom in our360° Elbe Ship Tour

Balcony

Veranda Stateroom (B) $3,999
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: B
  • Upper Deck
  • Square Feet: 180
  • Stateroom size: 180 sq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, and more
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the Veranda Stateroom in our360° Elbe Ship Tour
Veranda Stateroom (A) $4,099
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: A
  • Upper Deck
  • Square Feet: 180
  • Stateroom size: 180 sq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, and more
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the Veranda Stateroom in our360° Elbe Ship Tour

Suite

Veranda Suite (AA) $4,999
Veranda Suite
  • Category: AA
  • Upper Deck
  • Square Feet: 250
  • Suite size: 250 sq. ft.
  • River-view suite with full-size veranda off the spacious, separate sitting room and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Two 42" flat-screen TVs with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, and more
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes and slippers
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Early check-in (no later than 12 PM)
  • Complimentary Viking Air Plus, laundry, and shoe shine services
  • Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer, and soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Binoculars
  • View the Veranda Suite in our360° Elbe Ship Tour

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Cruise fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for U.S. and Canadian residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. 2-for-1 fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Full brochure fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Please call for the most up-to-date prices, as pricing and availability may change at any time. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking River Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Upper Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite (AA)
  • Veranda Stateroom (A)
  • Veranda Stateroom (B)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (D)
  • Standard Stateroom (E)
Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Veranda Suite (AA)
  • Veranda Stateroom (A)
  • Veranda Stateroom (B)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (D)
  • Standard Stateroom (E)