Elbe River
Cruises & Boat Tours

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Elbe River Cruises & Boat Tours

Dresden: River Sightseeing 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise

1. Dresden: River Sightseeing 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise

Experience the most beautiful landmarks of the Elbe Valley and the historic old town of Dresden during this sightseeing boat tour. Begin at the Terrassenufer and discover the three Elbe palaces: Albrechtsberg Palace, Eckberg Palace and the Lingner Palace. Travel to the Loschwitz Villa Quarter and pass four of the famous Elbe Bridges, including Loschwitz Bridge, affectionately known as the “Blue Wonder”.

Dresden: Paddle Steamer Cultural Heritage Group Tour

2. Dresden: Paddle Steamer Cultural Heritage Group Tour

Pass romantic riverside castles as you cruise to Blasewitz the Blue Wonder Bridge on this group boat tour of Dresden on the Elbe river. Immerse yourself in Dresden's old town and its bridges with this steamer cruise. Once you get to the Blue Wonder bridge, head back to see Dresden's old town. Sail by the Augustus Bridge, the Semper Opera House, and the congressional center to Pieschen. Take in stunning views of of the famous Canaletto view.

From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

3. From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time onshore and explore Hamburg on a guided tour from Kiel. Learn about Hamburg's essential role in the historic Hanseatic League, visit the ruins of St. Nicholas Church, and stroll down Hamburg's oldest street, Deischstrasse. Meet your driver in front of your cruise ship just after docking and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing journey, arrive in Hamburg and meet your local tour guide. Enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall. As you walk, learn about Hamburg's role in the Hanseatic League from your guide. Continue to cross the ancient Trost bridge and visit the St Nikolas Church. As you stand next to this burnt-out shell of a church, learn how it acts as a way to remember the near-total destruction of the city during World War II. Leave the church and head down Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. As you walk down this historic street, enjoy the view of the nearby Elbe River. Before returning to the bus, continue wandering down the river and through the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. Drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Speicherstadt, and see where historically traders stored their goods. Explore the Hafencity, the newest area of Hamburg which includes the iconic Elbphilharmonie. After your guided tour ends, enjoy 1 hour to explore Hamburg on your own. Grab lunch, buy some souvenirs, or explore one of Hamburg's museums. After returning to Kiel, you will have about 1.5 hours before your cruise departs, giving you time to explore Kiel or relax with a coffee.

Dresden: Inflatable Boat Tour to the Wine-Town of Radebeul

4. Dresden: Inflatable Boat Tour to the Wine-Town of Radebeul

Discover the Saxon capital of Dresden in an unconventional and unique way onboard a rubber dinghy and admire the picturesque landscape of the Dresden Elbe Valley. Pass Dresden's splendid castles, the Saxon Ministry of Finance, and Parliament before paddling to the pristine landscapes of the Elbe. Start in DD-Loschwitz, home of the historic funicular and suspension railway, before passing another landmark of Dresden, Loschwitz Bridge. Shortly after, Dresden's famous Elbe castles greet you along the Elbe slope: Eckberg Castle, the Lingner Castle and last but not least, Albrechtsburg Castle. Get a magnificent view of Dresden's old town as it opens up to you. In addition to the Brühlsche Terrasse, the Dresden Frauenkirche, the Hofkirche and the famous Semperoper can be seen. Keeping to the right, paddle past the Saxon Ministry of Finance and the Saxon State Parliament. After these breathtaking impressions of Dresden, head into the seemingly untouched landscapes of the Elbe along the Saxon Wine Route. Finally, in Altkötzschenbroda, your crew awaits you at the Radebeul water sports center on the right bank of the Elbe.

Frequently asked questions about Elbe River Cruises & Boat Tours

What are other things to do than Elbe River Cruises & Boat Tours that are worth visiting in Dresden?

The other unmissable things to do in Dresden are:

Which Elbe River Cruises & Boat Tours are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Elbe River

Want to discover all there is to do in Elbe River? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Elbe River

A very nice ride. The explanations were short and informative. Supply adequate and good, service very friendly. Gladly again!

Great trip. 1 1/2 hours was just right. Not too short and not too long. Catering on the ship was also perfect.

There was nothing to complain about. Very nice staff. Very attentive and friendly. Therefore there is

a really great ship, the sight well explained, food and drinks appealing and sufficient

excellent boat trip on the Elbe, highly recommended!