Viking Cruises: Viking Astrild

 

9-Night Elegant Elbe River Cruisetour from $3899


 

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.

 

 

Itinerary

Destination

Arrival

Departure

Land Tour: Berlin

3/11/2020

3/11/2020

Berlin is without doubt the most fascinating city in Germany. Covering around 341 square miles Berlin is a unique landscape. With its numerous parks, lakes and wooded areas it is sometimes easy to forget that Berlin is the capital of Germany. The troubled history of this celebrated capital has for many years attracted tourists from around the world. It is estimated around 80% of Berlin was destroyed during the Second World War; landmarks like the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church stand as a lasting reminder of the mass destruction this city once endured. Perhaps one of Berlin's most famous landmarks is the Berlin Wall, the 'iron curtain' that divided this great city into two halves between 1961 and 1989. The East was governed by communism while the West was allowed to flourish under a democratic capitalist government. Even now, over a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the differences between the former East and West are still very apparent. Berlin has an undeniable air of mystery that has always been and always will be a major draw for tourists from around the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Berlin: Historic Berlin - 12 Hours

 

Land Tour: Berlin

3/12/2020

3/12/2020

Berlin is without doubt the most fascinating city in Germany. Covering around 341 square miles Berlin is a unique landscape. With its numerous parks, lakes and wooded areas it is sometimes easy to forget that Berlin is the capital of Germany. The troubled history of this celebrated capital has for many years attracted tourists from around the world. It is estimated around 80% of Berlin was destroyed during the Second World War; landmarks like the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church stand as a lasting reminder of the mass destruction this city once endured. Perhaps one of Berlin's most famous landmarks is the Berlin Wall, the 'iron curtain' that divided this great city into two halves between 1961 and 1989. The East was governed by communism while the West was allowed to flourish under a democratic capitalist government. Even now, over a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the differences between the former East and West are still very apparent. Berlin has an undeniable air of mystery that has always been and always will be a major draw for tourists from around the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Berlin: Historic Berlin - 12 Hours

 

Land Tour: Berlin

3/13/2020

3/13/2020

Berlin is without doubt the most fascinating city in Germany. Covering around 341 square miles Berlin is a unique landscape. With its numerous parks, lakes and wooded areas it is sometimes easy to forget that Berlin is the capital of Germany. The troubled history of this celebrated capital has for many years attracted tourists from around the world. It is estimated around 80% of Berlin was destroyed during the Second World War; landmarks like the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church stand as a lasting reminder of the mass destruction this city once endured. Perhaps one of Berlin's most famous landmarks is the Berlin Wall, the 'iron curtain' that divided this great city into two halves between 1961 and 1989. The East was governed by communism while the West was allowed to flourish under a democratic capitalist government. Even now, over a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the differences between the former East and West are still very apparent. Berlin has an undeniable air of mystery that has always been and always will be a major draw for tourists from around the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Berlin: Historic Berlin - 12 Hours

 

Land Tour: Potsdam

3/13/2020

3/13/2020

No information currently available.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

3/13/2020

3/13/2020

No information currently available.

Wittenberg

3/13/2020

3/13/2020

Wittenberg was central in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. This little medieval town was where Martin Luther's 95 Theses were nailed to the doors of the Castle Church, where you can now visit his tomb. You can visit Luther's House, an old cloister, and Lucas Cranach's art studio. Cranach is known in art history for his portraiture and woodcuts.  Every June and October, medieval fairs - the Luthers Hochzeit and the Reformations Fest - feature music and cultural events.

 

Wittenberg

3/14/2020

3/14/2020

Wittenberg was central in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. This little medieval town was where Martin Luther's 95 Theses were nailed to the doors of the Castle Church, where you can now visit his tomb. You can visit Luther's House, an old cloister, and Lucas Cranach's art studio. Cranach is known in art history for his portraiture and woodcuts.  Every June and October, medieval fairs - the Luthers Hochzeit and the Reformations Fest - feature music and cultural events.

 

Meissen

3/15/2020

3/15/2020

Meissen is known as the "cradle" of saxony. The town's beautiful stone buildings display different time periods in Saxon as well as Holy Roman Empire history. The Albrechtsburg Castle was the first royal residence in Germany and is currently a museum for visitors to tour.


The 57-metre high tower of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) has a spectacular view. Visitors can also walk through the medieval streets with past century-ole patrician houses that boast quaint cafes, shops, and wine cellars.

Dresden

3/16/2020

3/16/2020

Dresden is located along the river Elbe in the German state of Saxony and is known as a center for fine arts and science. Beautiful landscaping along the Elbe can be seen in the Elbe meadows and slopes.


The Altmarkdt (Old Market Square) dating back to the year 1370 has a rebuilt town hall and 18th century Landhaus where the state museum is housed.


Grober Garten Park is the largest central park in Dresden that boasts a zoo and botanical gardens.


The Zwinger is Dresden's baroque showpiece that houses the Old Masters Picture Gallery, Porcelain Collection, and Zoological Museum.


The Frauenkirche Church, Semper Opera House, and Royal Palace are historical monuments that can be seen in Dresden as well.

Bad Schandau

3/17/2020

3/17/2020

Discover all that the German spa town, Bad Schandau, has to offer. Located in the center of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, stunning views can be enjoyed all around town. From extensive walking paths for all levels, cycling, climbing, water activities, to dancing… there is something for everyone to enjoy. See the sights on the historic electrical Kirnitzschtal tram, dating back to 1898, connecting Bad Schandau town centre to the Kirnitzsch Valley. Walk or cycle along the river promendade, visit the botanical gardens, relax at the spa gardens and of course visit the therapeutic health and spa facilities that Bad Schandau is known for.

Bastei

3/17/2020

3/17/2020

No information currently available.

Decin

3/18/2020

3/18/2020

Decin is the economical and cultural center of a scenic tourist region. The area is known for its deep valleys and rock formations. The Decin Chateau is located in the center of town and is one of the biggest and historically important of its kind in the Czech Republic. The Chateau has been renovated several times and is currently in Baroque-Classical style. The Decin Zoo offers visitors a peaceful and pleasant atmoshpere for a trip into the animal kingdom.

Land Tour: Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

3/18/2020

3/18/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Prague

3/18/2020

3/18/2020

Amid Prague's cobblestone streets and gold-tip spires, galleries, cafes, and clubs teem with young Czechs and "expatriates." New shops and restaurants have opened, expanding the city's culinary reach beyond the traditional roast pork and dumplings. The arts and theater also thrive in Prague. Young playwrights regularly stage their works, weekly poetry readings are standing room only, and classical music maintains famous standards, while the clubs are jammed. The arts - nonverbal theater, "installation" art, world music - are as trendy in Prague as in any European capital but possess distinctive Czech flavor. All of this is set against a stunning backdrop of towering churches and centuries-old bridges and alleyways. Prague achieved much of its glory in the 14th century, during the long reign of Charles IV, king of Bohemia and Moravia and Holy Roman Emperor. Charles established a university in the city and laid out the New Town, charting Prague's growth. Prague Castle is the most popular sight and is the largest ancient castle in the world with three courtyards.

Suggested Private Excursions

Tour of downtown Prague

Prague castle complex tour

 

Land Tour: Prague

3/19/2020

3/19/2020

Amid Prague's cobblestone streets and gold-tip spires, galleries, cafes, and clubs teem with young Czechs and "expatriates." New shops and restaurants have opened, expanding the city's culinary reach beyond the traditional roast pork and dumplings. The arts and theater also thrive in Prague. Young playwrights regularly stage their works, weekly poetry readings are standing room only, and classical music maintains famous standards, while the clubs are jammed. The arts - nonverbal theater, "installation" art, world music - are as trendy in Prague as in any European capital but possess distinctive Czech flavor. All of this is set against a stunning backdrop of towering churches and centuries-old bridges and alleyways. Prague achieved much of its glory in the 14th century, during the long reign of Charles IV, king of Bohemia and Moravia and Holy Roman Emperor. Charles established a university in the city and laid out the New Town, charting Prague's growth. Prague Castle is the most popular sight and is the largest ancient castle in the world with three courtyards.

Suggested Private Excursions

Tour of downtown Prague

Prague castle complex tour

 

Land Tour: Prague

3/20/2020

3/20/2020

Amid Prague's cobblestone streets and gold-tip spires, galleries, cafes, and clubs teem with young Czechs and "expatriates." New shops and restaurants have opened, expanding the city's culinary reach beyond the traditional roast pork and dumplings. The arts and theater also thrive in Prague. Young playwrights regularly stage their works, weekly poetry readings are standing room only, and classical music maintains famous standards, while the clubs are jammed. The arts - nonverbal theater, "installation" art, world music - are as trendy in Prague as in any European capital but possess distinctive Czech flavor. All of this is set against a stunning backdrop of towering churches and centuries-old bridges and alleyways. Prague achieved much of its glory in the 14th century, during the long reign of Charles IV, king of Bohemia and Moravia and Holy Roman Emperor. Charles established a university in the city and laid out the New Town, charting Prague's growth. Prague Castle is the most popular sight and is the largest ancient castle in the world with three courtyards.

Suggested Private Excursions

Tour of downtown Prague

Prague castle complex tour

 

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

 

 

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

River View

Cruise Only Price

 

E - Standard Stateroom

CALL

 

French Balcony

Cruise Only Price

 

C - French Balcony Stateroom

CALL

D - French Balcony Stateroom

CALL

 

Balcony

Cruise Only Price

 

B - Veranda Stateroom

$3899

A - Veranda Stateroom

$3999

 

Suite

Cruise Only Price

 

AA - Veranda Suite

$5799

 

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

 

 

Departure Date: 3/11/2020
Number of Nights: 9
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 Addons:
  • 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
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