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The Scenic Beauty of the Elbe

Sailing on the exclusively-chartered MS Johannes Brahms

The landscapes of the Elbe, the bridges that span this glorious river and the cities and monuments that overlook its banks have changed little in centuries. This scenic cruise, aboard the MS Johannes Brahms sails from Prague to Potsdam through beautiful passages and diverse landscapes. A stone’s throw from its tranquil waters are the World Heritage-listed Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the medieval monuments and the magnificent cathedral of Magdeburg, the church door on which Martin Luther posted his 95 theses and the porcelain factory museum of Meissen.

Included excursions and visits: 4

  • Prague city tour
  • Sandstone Mountains excursion
  • Dresden city tour
  • Entrance to Colditz Castle


  • 8 nights cruise on MS Johannes Brahms
  • 23 meals: 8 breakfasts (days 2-9) 7 lunches (days 2-8) 8 dinners (days 1-8)
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Free connecting flights to London
  • Check-in service by Titan staff
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
  • Scheduled British Airways direct flights
  • Porterage (one bag per person)
  • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
  • Port taxes
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

The Scenic Beauty of the Elbe

Day 1 - London - Prague

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for the journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Prague. On arrival, we transfer to the port to embark MS Johannes Brahms (3T+), with time to settle before dinner.

MS Johannes Brahms (3T+)

Day 2 - Prague - Melnik

Enjoy a tour of Prague this morning, including the famous Charles Bridge and Astronomical Clock as well as the Old Town. Rejoin the ship before lunch and enjoy an afternoon of particularly scenic cruising on the Vltava River before an evening arrival in Melnik. Overnight on board in Melnik.

MS Johannes Brahms (3T+)

Day 3 - Melnik - Decin

The ship departs early this morning and cruises to Litomerice to embark on an included exploration of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. This national park is one of the most unique regions of natural beauty in Germany, with an extraordinary variety of terrain with plains, ravines, forest and mountains. We rejoin our ship in Decin. This old royal town grew under the eye of Decin Castle, an elegant estate atop a rocky plateau. We dock here overnight.

MS Johannes Brahms (3T+)

Day 4 - Bad Schandau - Dresden

Depart early this morning and sail to Bad Schandau for a brief stop in this medieval town in a picturesque setting. We reach Dresden after lunch and take a tour of this fascinating city, where we remain overnight.

MS Johannes Brahms (3T+)

Day 5 - Dresden - Meissen

We depart Dresden for an included excursion to Colditz Castle. In its thousand year existence, the castle has witnessed a diverse range of uses, from a Royal Hunting Lodge to a psychiatric hospital, but it is best known as the most notorious PoW camps in World War II. The isolated castle was declared escape proof but over 300 attempts were made and 31 of them were successful. We continue to Meissen, where we rejoin our vessel. This city with a 1,000-year history, sits on the end of Saxony’s Wine Road. We have an optional excursion to the famous Meissen Porcelain Centre. Porcelain has been made here for over 300 years, the first manufactory in Europe.

MS Johannes Brahms (3T+)

Day 6 - Wittenberg

After sailing through the morning, we arrive in quaint Wittenberg, a critical milestone in the history of Christianity. Take an optional guided walking tour to follow the footsteps of Martin Luther, visiting the Castle Church on whose doors he posted his 95 theses which sparked the Protestant Reformation, and the Luther house.

MS Johannes Brahms (3T+)

Day 7 - Wittenberg - Magdeburg

We dock in Magdeburg after a morning of cruising, named the ‘city of spires’ due to its assortment of turrets and steeples. The city has suffered from several wars but some of its historical landmarks have stood for centuries, including the Dom and medieval monastery.

MS Johannes Brahms (3T+)

Day 8 - Brandenburg

We continue our cruise until Brandenburg, where we dock this afternoon to explore this historic city independently or on an optional walking tour.

MS Johannes Brahms (3T+)

Day 9 Potsdam - Berlin - London

Arrive in Potsdam this morning, to disembark and transfer to Berlin Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

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The Scenic Beauty of the Elbe

Sailing on the exclusively-chartered MS Johannes Brahms