Wind your way through enchanting scenery and centuries of history on an Elbe River cruise aboard a state-of-the-art paddleboat cruiser. Newly christened in 2016, the MS Elbe Princesse combines intimate, old-fashioned ambience with modern technology that transports you right into the heart of cities within Germany and the Czech Republic. Enjoy eight relaxing nights onboard, plus overnight first-class hotel stays in Berlin and Prague. Admire Berlin's famed landmarks, including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Stroll through the terraced Sanssouci gardens and Cecilienhof Palace, site of the Potsdam Conference. In Wittenberg, delve into Martin Luther's revolutionary teachings. Gaze over the spectacular Elbe Sandstone Mountains, and delight in Litomerice's colorful architecture. In picturesque Meissen and Dresden, enjoy a choice of entertaining excursions. Marvel at Prague's breathtaking beauty, and select from tours of the magnificent Prague Castle or the historic Jewish Quarter. This expertly planned journey includes a professional Travel Director, insightful lectures and an ample meal plan, plus complimentary drinks onboard.
Day 1: Depart US for Prague, Czech Republic
Day 2: Prague
Day 3: Prague / Embark MS Elbe Princesse
Day 4: Prague
Day 5: Litomerice
Day 6: Saxon Alps, Germany / Bad Schandau
Day 7: Dresden / Meissen
Day 8: Wittenberg
Day 9: Magdeburg
Day 10: Berlin
Day 11: Berlin
Day 12: Berlin / Depart for US
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Lynn A. Higgins is the Edward Tuck Professor of French Studies. She also teaches in Comparative Literature and Film Studies, and she recently completed a 5-year term as Associate Dean of the Faculty for International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs. She graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in French Literature and went on to earn her Ph.D. in French from the University of Minnesota. She came to Dartmouth College in 1976. Professor Higgins is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and prizes, and is the author of many books, articles and edited volumes. Her research is focused on cinema and literature, particularly since the Second World War. Her book "New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Representation of History in Postwar France" won a Choice Outstanding Book Award and was selected by the Modern Language Association for its Scaglione Prize in French and Francophone Studies. Her most recent publications include a book on filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier and a co-edited collection of interviews with Tavernier. She is currently at work on co-editing a collection of interviews with filmmaker Alain Resnais and a collection of essays on novelist Patrick Modiano. She is also writing a book on adaptation of literature to the screen.