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Berlin to Europe - River Cruise Reviews
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"My husband and I chose the river cruise as a new experience. We normally travel internationally alone, but we have heard very good things about tauck tours and thought that the boat was small and the group would be..."Read More
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Maryellentong

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Age 60s

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"Elegant Elbe" gives fascinating view of former East Germany

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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Andy_Ottawa

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Itinerary (2 days in Berlin, 5 day cruise including Wittenburg, Meissen and Dresden, 2 days Prague) appealed to us and didn't disappoint. Viking's cruise environment is (for us) a good mix of levity, entertainment and enrichment led by excellent program director Rik and enhanced by unadvertised extras such as an evening walk in Torgau, a lacemaking demo (and chance to try), a talk from a local ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Viking cruises are great!

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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sbunney

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I have been on one previous Viking cruise and loved it. This cruise on the Astrild did not disappoint us. We had a wonderful time. We traveled with friends and had many opportunities to visit with them, as well as meet fellow travelers. There were many activities in which to participate on board. Our shore excursions were very well organized and met the different ability levels ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Newport


Elegantly enjoyable

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Itti

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this route because we are interested in Reformation history, medieval architecture, and we had been on Danube, Rhine, Rhone, and Main. Astrild is smaller (94 guests) than other Viking longboats but has all the same amenities in suites, dining room, lounge, etc. The balcony (rooms on the right side; rooms on the left have French doors and a rail but no place to sit) is actually useful on ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable Trip

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Mauritag

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We had not been on a Viking Cruise prior to this trip and had always been told how marvelous they are. I can now fully understand the comments. Never having been in Berlin we were looking forward to seeing the city of such important parts of history. Our tour guide had lived behind the Berlin Wall. Her stories became a tremendous lesson of perseverance of life as she shared of her family ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Private Cruise of the Elbe

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Gbremer

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The trip offered 2 nights in Berlin and 2 nights in Prague. I wanted to see those cities combined with a river cruise. The Elbe River is not a commercial waterway like the Rhine and offered an almost private cruise of the countryside. The cruise was very relaxing as well as informative of the cities we visited. The river depth was low and we could not make the last port. But that really only ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom

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Elegant Elbe was Wonderful

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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JohnEIreland

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Overall, we had a fantastic time. We chose this cruise initially because it included Berlin which had been on our bucket list for a few years - and it seemed overall like a great value (free air/all inclusive, etc.). We were more than a little reluctant because we had a poor experience on a large cruise ship and vowed we would never take another cruise. Even though we weren't able to actually ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


No water!

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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scualum

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have taken many Viking river cruises. Unfortunately this was the non cruise cruise as the Elbe did not have enough water to allow the ships to navigate the river. Therefore we were bussed everywhere and there was zero cruising. If you take this route ask what months are best to give the chance of water in the river as apparently this happens quite a bit around the time we took the cruise. ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


First but not last river cruise

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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TrachTraveler

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

It was actually my friends & travel companions who picked this particular cruise. I was intrigued as it was an areaic never visited nor had I done s river cruise before,just ocean cruises. The size of the boat and being able to have a view of something everyday appealed. The meals were great. We mostly ate in the dining room...just one seating but the choice of tables and dining companions was ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom

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Grand Elbe with Poland extension

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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pegbobb

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We are Lutheran and wanted to see Wittenberg. We were met at the Berlin airport by our escort Lisette, who was fantastic, and stayed with us through the land portion of Germany as well as the actual cruise and did not leave us until she turned us over Jana in Prague so Jana could take us through Poland (Krakow and Warsaw). Jana also was fantastic. For us it was just terrific two have two ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

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Elbe River Cruise

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Carolmelva

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise from a Viking email with a great price. Everything was excellent except the return home. Our flight was late getting to Frankfurt and our flight to Philadelphia left us. We had to wait several hours for a flight to Washington and then another flight to Philadelphia. The overall quality of the cruise however was excellent. The ship and cabins were very lovely and cozy. The ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Departure Port: Newport

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


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