The Bastei

After departing Dresden during the night, the next morning we continued sailing upstream towards our next stop at Bad Schandau. Along the way, we caught sight of another Christmas cruise on the Elbe, though on a much smaller vessel! The excursion for this day of the cruise was a visit to the National Park of … Continue reading The Bastei

Dresden & the Elbe Valley

During our time in Dresden we embarked on a wide-ranging tour of the surrounding Elbe Valley with a wonderful guide, a driver, and just one other couple from our cruise, making for a cozy, personalized excursion. Our small bus first wound around central Dresden and some of the surrounding suburbs and then headed out to … Continue reading Dresden & the Elbe Valley

Elbe & Meißen

Our ship departed Torgau in the middle of the night, but we woke up to much clearer skies with this sunrise to help get us going: We spent the morning sailing through a scenic stretch of the Elbe where bridges were few and far between. Along the way we passed the dock for a pedestrian … Continue reading Elbe & Meißen