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The Medieval Charms Of Hanseatic Cities

This cruise takes you through the heart of the stunning Elbe region, visiting iconic destinations such as Berlin, Wittenberg, and Hamburg. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the German countryside as you travel along the Elbe river and experience the unique culture and history of the region through guided tours and expertly crafted shore excursions.

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6 nights from £1233pp

River Cruise Holiday
Berlin
Magdeburg
Hamburg
Berlin

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The itinerary includes a visit to the magnificent capital city of Berlin, where you will explore its rich history and vibrant culture. You will then travel to Nedlitz where you can admire stunning before continuing to the medieval city of Magdeburg. The next stop is the picturesque city of Wernigerode, where you will be enchanted by its half-timbered houses and cobbled streets.

The cruise continues to the city of Lüneburg, famous for its charming old town and picturesque architecture. The final destination is the bustling port city of Hamburg, where you will explore the Hanseatic League's historic warehouses and docks, and enjoy its vibrant nightlife.

With its blend of urban sophistication and medieval charm, this cruise is an unforgettable experience for anyone who loves history, architecture, and culture.

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Day 1 - Berlin (Germany)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Berlin starting at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board.

Day 2 - Berlin - Nedlitz

This morning will be dedicated to an optional guided tour of Berlin, the capital that once illustrated the division of the world into East and West. After our tour, we’ll return on board and begin to cruise to Nedlitz. Discover the idyllic charm of the lakes formed by the Havel River and enjoy the scenery and admire the historical buildings as we pass by Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island). We’ll then leave on an optional visit to the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace, once the residence of Frederick the Great. After our excursion, we'll return on board and begin to cruise to Brandenburg. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 - Brandenburg - Magdeburg

We’ll spend the morning cruising. This afternoon, take an optional guided tour of Magdeburg—situated midway on the Elbe River and also on the historic Roman Roads. This former Hanseatic League city is a melting pot of cultural and architectural riches. We’ll return on board and continue cruising to Calvörde. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Day 4 - Wolfsburg

Join us for an optional visit to the Autostadt theme park, dedicated to German automobile design. Opened during Expo 2000 in Hanover, the Autostadt is every car-lover’s dream—a huge campus full of museums, games, restaurants, and a five-star hotel. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Luneburg, and we’ll arrive in the evening.

Day 5 - Luneburg - Hamburg

Join us this morning for an optional guided tour of Luneburg, one of the best-preserved Hanseatic cities. During the Middle Ages, its salt deposits made it one of Germany’s wealthiest areas. The Old City has conserved its traditional brick architecture from this prosperous time. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. Our ship will begin to cruise. We'll ride on the Scharnebeck twin ship lift, one of the highest in Europe with a maximum vertical lift of 125 feet (38 meters).

Day 6 - Lubeck

In the morning, join us for an optional guided tour of Hamburg. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the maritime charm of Germany’s second-largest city. Our guided tour will bring you to the top sites, including the main shopping street Mönckebergstraße in the city center, the Alster Lakes, the Rathausmarkt (City Hall Marketplace), the stock exchange, and St. Michael's Church. We'll continue on foot through the historical center—one of the oldest sections of Hamburg. After our excursion, we’ll return on board for lunch. This afternoon, we’ll leave by coach for an optional guided tour of Lübeck. Known as the "Queen of the Hanseatic League,” Lübeck was founded in 1143 by Adolf II, Count of Schauenburg and Holstein. UNESCO lists the city as a World Heritage Site because of its aristocratic homes and numerous red-brick Gothic monuments. Founded on the banks of the Trave River, the historic center is home to a unique collection of monuments from different eras—namely the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. We’ll discover the Holsten Gate leading to the old city center, Lübeck’s most well-known landmark and a symbol of the power once possessed by this former Hanseatic city; St. Mary’s Church, an absolute Gothic gem; and the castle monastery. We’ll wrap up our excursion by visiting a tea room where we’ll enjoy some delicious marzipan, a local specialty. Afterwards, we’ll return on board in Hamburg. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 7 - Hamburg

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking. End of our services.

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Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Fly-cruise package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 26th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1377
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1377 Cruise Only from: £1476 Cruise Only from: £1566
  • June
    • Jun 1st - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse
    • Jun 7th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1377
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1377 Cruise Only from: £1566
    • Jun 13th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1377
      Main Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1377
    • Jun 19th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1423
      Upper Deck Cat C
      Cruise Only from: £1423
    • Jun 25th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1566
      Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1566
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1362
      Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1362
    • Jul 7th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1233
      Upper Deck Cat C
      Cruise Only from: £1233
    • Jul 19th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse
  • August
    • Aug 30th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1423
      Upper Deck Cat C
      Cruise Only from: £1423
    • Sep 11th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1566
      Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1566
    • Sep 23rd - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1377
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1377 Cruise Only from: £1566
    • Sep 29th - Hamburg to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £1377
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1377 Cruise Only from: £1423 Cruise Only from: £1566

Price Information

  • Single Supplement - £717
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