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2021 2022
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From Berlin to Hamburg: Discover the Medieval Charms of Hanseatic Cities

7 Days - BHL_PP
# Description

Cruise

BERLIN - POTSDAM - BRANDENBURG - MAGDEBURG - WOLFSBURG - LUNEBURG - Lübeck - HAMBURG

Travel back in time to discover medieval Hanseatic cities between Berlin and Hamburg. Explore two of Germany’s largest metropolises and admire the cities’ outstanding architecture along the banks of the Elbe.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A luxury cruise on an authentic paddle riverboat ONLY WITH CROISIEUROPE
  • All excursions included
  • Discover all the must-see sites
    • Berlin, symbolic capital
    • Potsdam and the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace
    • Medieval Hanseatic cities: Magdeburg, Luneburg, Hamburg, and Lübeck
    • Passage on the Scharnebeck twin ship lift, one of the highest in Europe
    • The Wolfsburg Autostadt, a unique attraction showcasing German automobiles

Route

Day 1

BERLIN TEGEL

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.

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Day 2

BERLIN - NEDLITZ

This morning will be dedicated to a 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 a 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.

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Day 3

BRANDENBURG - MAGDEBURG

We’ll spend the morning cruising. This afternoon, take a 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.

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Day 4

WOLFSBURG - LUNEBURG

Join us for a 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.

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Day 5

LUNEBURG - HAMBURG

Join us this morning for a 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. This afternoon, join us for a 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 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).

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Day 6

HAMBURG - Lübeck

In the morning, as an option not included in the packages, we’ll enjoy a tour of the Speicherstadt warehouse district and the Hamburg International Maritime Museum. The district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a part of the HafenCity quarter and has conserved its traditional architectural style featuring rows of red-brick, gabled buildings. The area contains the largest warehouse complex in the world, is over a century old, and is the symbol of the maritime history of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. Afterwards, we’ll visit a maritime museum housed in one of the oldest warehouses of the Speicherstadt. The museum has ten different levels, each exhibiting a different aspect of the close relationship between humankind and the sea through the ages and across civilizations. Exhibitions with numerous documents and objects—historical globes, maps, compasses, model ships, and so on—retrace three-thousand years of maritime history. The museum also contains a model of one of the cabins of the ocean liner SS France and a Lego model of the RMS Queen Mary 2.

Or enjoy some free time in the city.

After our excursion, we’ll return on board for lunch.

This afternoon, we’ll leave by coach for a 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.

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Day 7

HAMBURG

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

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2021
Departure 14/06/2021
Arrival 20/06/2021
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Arrival 26/06/2021
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* Price based on double occupancy

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard activities - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - visits mentioned in the program - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points(1) - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Guided visit of the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg

We will reach the Autostadt either on foot - a 5 min walk crossing a bridge over the Mittelandkanal - or by coach, depending on mooring and sailing conditions. We'll meet up with our guides in the entrance hall or Piazza, and start off with a vis...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Lübeck

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...

Duration h00 Classic
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Panoramic tour of Berlin

We'll leave by coach from Berlin-Spandau with a local guide who will help us discover the history, monuments and fascinating facets of this particularly historic city. We'll travel up the 17th of June Street to see the famous Victory Column,...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Panoramic tour of Potsdam and visit of the Sanssouci Gardens

We'll leave by coach with local guides who will help you discover the history of Former Prussia and its illustrious monarchs. In Potsdam, the visit will begin with a walk through the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace. You'll walk the flower-lin...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Magdeburg

Departure by coach for Magdeburg where we will meet up with local guides. Magdeburg was once the cradle of the German nation. The first Germanic Holy Roman Emperor, Otto the Great, had an imposing cathedral built here and made the town into an archbi...

Duration 5h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Lüneburg

Guided tour of Lüneburg, undoubtedly one of the best preserved Hanseatic towns. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the richest towns in Germany, thanks to its salt deposits. From this prosperous time, the old town has preserved all its traditiona...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Hamburg

Set off by coach to visit Hamburg. Viewed as one of Germany's prettiest cities, this Hanseatic town has preserved a rich heritage through the centuries. We'll start off with a panoramic tour of the city by coach. You'll get to see Hamburg...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Please contact us for travel arrangements from your region.

2020 pre-cruise program subject to change.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

Ask for the detailed program of the opposite-direction cruise, Ref. HLB_PP, with a different itinerary.

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