Germany/Czech Republic

Timeless River: Germany & the Czech Republic on the Storied Elbe

A majestic castle. The call of a cuckoo bird. A man and a church door that altered religion. Voyage the Elbe river from Berlin to Prague, discovering its people and monumental history.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22559RJ
11 days
Starts at
Flights start at

At a Glance

On one river bank, Germany’s oldest castle rises up. Around another bend sits Dresden, where WWII bombers buzzed overhead. Cup your ear – hear a cuckoo bird in a riverside bush! Explore the historical village of Wittenberg, the cradle of Protestant Reformation and the home of Martin Luther. The Elbe river has gone with the flow for thousands of years, the history on its banks both enchanting and dire but seldom insignificant. Experience the Elbe on an educational voyage discovering its past and present from Berlin to Prague, exploring its cities and villages and meeting the people who call it home.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles at a time over varied terrain. Standing up to one hour; must be able to climb stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In Dresden, the “Florence of Germany,” hear the story of a city that has risen from the ashes of WWII.
  • In magical Prague, venture to Old Town Square to see its Astronomical Clock display an entertaining “theater” performance on the hour.
  • Walk through the storied history of Berlin with visits to the German Reichstag and the famous Oranienburger Strasse.

General Notes

Please note that the August 2019 departure runs from Prague to Berlin; all excursions remain the same.
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