4-night winter cruise around the Havel Lakes - Berlin - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Embark on a fantastic winter cruise through pretty scenery and soak up the festive atmosphere.
  • Wandering Berlin's lively streets, illuminated by lights as the scent of spiced Apfelstrudel fills the air.
  • Sip mulled wine as you search for gifts from the acclectic stalls in Berlin and Potsdam's authentic Christmas markets.

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Your cruise at a glance

Enjoy a 4-night stay aboard the Ms Elbe Princess 4* and sail the Havel Lakes between gardens and palaces. Be enchanted by Germany at Christmastime with trips to traditional Christmas markets in Berlin and Potsdam in this festive season. 


Your itinerary:

Day 1: Boarding at 6 p.m. in Berlin

Day 2: Berlin Tegel

Day 3: Berlin Tegel - Nedlitz - Potsdam 

Day 4: Berlin Tegel 

Day 5: Berlin Tegel 


Please note that the order of activities may change without affecting the interest of the program.


Your itinerary in detail

Day 1: Berlin Tegel

Climb aboard your cruise at 6 pm in Berlin, meet the crew then enjoy a welcome drink.

  •  Dinner on board


Day 2: Berlin Tegel

Explore Berlin at your own place or choose the two optional excursions (at an extra cost) to see the city's must-visit sites.


In the morning, go for a visit to Charlottenburg Palace, stroll through sumptuously decorated rooms and admire the impressive collection of the remaining pieces of the Prussian crown jewels. The castle provides a magical backdrop for an authentic Christmas market, with stalls selling handicrafts and festive treats.


In the afternoon, head out on a panoramic tour of Berlin. From the Reichstag to Alexanderplatz, via the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, discover Berlin's history and architectural heritage.


Stop for a Kaffee Kuchen, Apfelstrudel or  Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (the famous Black Forest cake) then head to the Christmas market on Gendarmenmarkt

  • German Christmas entertainment on board
  • Night on board


Day 3: Berlin Tegel - Nedlitz - Potsdam

Cruise along the Havel lakes to Potsdam which is transformed into a winter wonderland of lakes, gardens and palaces at Christmastime.


Go for the optional excursion to the opulent New Palace - a symbol of Prussian power with its banqueting halls and sumptuously decorated galleries. Discover the Marble Hall, Grotto Hall, Concert Hall and the Palace Theatre.


Free time at the "Blauer Lichterglanz" Christmas market in the historic centre of Potsdam. 

  • Sail to Berlin
  • Gala evening on board
  • Night on board


Day 4: Berlin Tegel

Choose the full-day optional excursion around Berlin. Head for the barn district or "Scheunenviertel", one of Berlin's liveliest districts to see the listed site Hackesche Höfe with its incredible cathedral-like glass façades.


Enjoy free time in the Christmas market at Alexanderplatz, one of Berlin's most famous squares before reaching the Fernsehturm, the highest building in Germany (368m) for fantastic panoramas.  

  •  Concert of Christmas carols on board
  • Night on board



Day 5: Berlin Tegel

  • Buffet breakfast on board
  • Disembarkation at 9 am and return home

MS Elbe Princess 4*

Embark on a festive cruise on MS Elbe Princess 4* and sit back as you glide along the scenic Havel lakes towards Berlin and Potsdam. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the beautiful surrounding countryside and illuminated cities from your new vantage point, and relax amongst the cruises' contemporary Nordic-styled interiors.

Your cabin

This offer is based on a choice between a Category C Cabin or a Superior Bridge Cabin.

Superior Bridge Cabin

Settle into your Superior Bridge Cabin and enjoy the view from your bed for ultimate relaxation.

Maximum room capacity

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Category C Cabin

Put down your suitcases in this your comfortable Category C Cabin and have a  restful night every night.

Maximum room capacity

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your dining choices

This is a half board stay (breakfast and your evening meal served in the main buffet restaurant - excludes drinks), from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5.

Head to the restaurant on the main deck to enjoy delicious meals during your stay. Sit bad and admire the view from the large panoramic windows, then head to the adjoining lounge bar for an evening drink on the upper deck.

Life on board

Join the lounge bar for evening entertainment, aperitif games or dancing or head to the "sun deck"  for a quiet moment and panoramic vistas.

Your optional excursions

Price for all optional excursions

Your optional excursions

This package gives you access to optional excursions such as a visit to the Christmas market and the city of Berlin, Charlottenburg Palace, Potsdam and the New Palace, and a day in the heart of the capital and its Christmas markets.

Your journey to Germany


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destinations


A city that has experienced some of Germany’s most turbulent history, Berlin is now the country’s cosmopolitan heart. Its cityscape is dominated by the Berlin Wall, and no trip to the city would be complete without walking part of this iconic divide - the East Side Gallery is arguably the best place to experience it, with colourful, large-scale art pieces adorning the concrete.


Experience grand architecture with a walk down the historic avenue Unter den Linden, which cuts the city in half between the bustling shopping district of Alexanderplatz and the Brandenburg Gate. Then, observe these busy streets from a different angle from the glass dome atop the Reichstag, a contemporary addition to the historic parliament building which was partly destroyed by fire in 1933. If you’re looking for culture, Museum Island is the place to go, a beautiful ensemble of five world-class museums including the National Gallery and the Bode-Museum.


Berlin is a city with two sides - meaning you can spend your evenings exploring the quirky bars in Kreuzberg, or relaxing with a traditional German beer on the shores of one of the many lakes outside of the inner city. So whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or one that packs a punch, Berlin is the place to be!


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In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:

This ship is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Pets are not permitted.

Price includes:

  • In category C Standard cabin or Superior Deck Standard cabin
  • Full board (excluding beverages) from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5
  • Welcome cocktail 
  • Gala evening and entertainment on board 
  • Port taxes included
  • Assistance at destination


Price does not include:

  • Drinks from special menus
  • Drinks during meals on excursions or transfers
  • Optional excursions (to be booked and paid for on board or at the agency)
  • Cancellation/luggage insurance
  • Transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the ''price includes'' section

Cabin facilities

  • Shower

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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