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From Amsterdam to Berlin (or vice versa)

AMSTERDAM - GRONINGEN - PAPENBOURG - OLDENBOURG - BREME - NIENBURG - MINDEN - HANOVER - ANDERTEN - BRAUNSCHWEIG - MAGDEBOURG - POTSDAM - BERLIN - NUREMBERG

 

 

 
This exciting 12 day cruise gives you the chance to see much more of Germany than normally offered on European Rhine River Cruises, including the capital city of Berlin - a scene stealing combo of glamour and grit that will fascinate anyone in love with history, culture, art, architecture, restaurants and nightlife; and smaller towns such as Bremen (the oldest maritime city in Germany); the 'red town' of Nienburg, Hanover - the capital of Lower Saxony and Magdeburg on the 'Romanesque Trail'.
 
Days: 12 Days
Code: AMB Amsterdam to Berlin -OR- BMA Berlin to Amsterdam
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Boats: MS Mona Lisa or MS Victor Hugo


ITINERARY
   
DAY 1   AMSTERDAM

  Boarding at 6.00 pm in Amsterdam, settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner on board. Excursion by river boat in Amsterdam.
     
DAY 2       

AMSTERDAM


  Breakfast on board. At 9.00 am, departure for the excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. Back to the boat for lunch. In the afternoon, excursion to Madurodam. Dinner on board. Free evening in Amsterdam or trip to the city centre for a stroll around the Red Light District.
     
DAY 3  

AMSTERDAM - GRONINGEN - DELFZIL


  Departure early in the morning. Breakfast and lunch during the cruise. Arrival in Groningen around 4.00pm. Free tour of the main city in the northern region of the Netherlands, an important communication hub and stopover en route to Scandinavia. Back on board and dinner. Departure of the boat around 9.00 pm towards Delfzil that we will reach around 11.00pm.
     
DAY 4   DELFZIL - PAPENBURG - OLDENBURG

  Departure early in the morning towards Papenbourg. Breakfast on board. Arrival in Papenburg early in the morning. Optional tour of the naval shipyard of Meyer Werft. During this time, the boat will be sailing towards Doerpen, where we will join it for lunch. Departure of the boat for Oldenburg. Dinner on board. Arrival of the boat during the night.
     
DAY 5   OLDENBURG - BREMEN
    After breakfast, free time for a brief stroll around Oldenburg. At around 10.00 am, departure of the boat for Bremen, which we will reach at the beginning of the afternoon. Lunch on board followed by the tour of the oldest maritime city in Germany and the second largest trading port in Germany after Hamburg. The Market Place, the City Hall, the cathedral St Petri... Back on board and dinner. Free evening in the city. Overnight stopover.
     
Day 6
  BREMEN - NIENBURG - STOLZENAU - MINDEN
    Departure of the boat in the early morning for Nienburg. Breakfast and lunch on board. Arrival around 2.30 pm. Transfer by coach to Nienburg. Free tour of the "red town" which, among other things, has a magnificent Town Hall from the Weser Renaissance. During this time, the boat will sail to Stolzenau where we will rejoin it at the end of the afternoon. Continuation in the direction of Minden which we will reach around 11.00 pm. Dinner on board. Overnight stopover.
     
Day 7
  MINDEN - HANOVER - ANDERTEN - BRAUNSCHWEIG
    Departure of the boat early in the morning for Hanover. Scheduled arrival around noon. Lunch on board followed by departure by coach at 12.45 am for the tour of the city of Hanover. The capital of Lower Saxony, this is one of the main economic centres in Germany. During this time, the boat will sail to Anderten where we will rejoin it at the end of the afternoon. Continuation in the direction of Braunschweig. Arrival late in the evening. Dinner and gala evening on board. Overnight stopover.
     
Day 8
  BRAUNSCHWEIG - BULSTRINGEN - MAGDEBURG
    Departure of the boat in the early morning for Bulstringen. Breakfast and lunch on board. Morning's sailing. Arrival in Bulstringen around 1.00 pm and departure by coach for the tour of Magdeburg, a town situated on the middle course of the Elbe and the "Romanesque Trail". The Cathedral is one of the most important of Gothic edifices. During this time, the boat will continue its course for Magdeburg where we will rejoin it for dinner. Free evening in the town. Overnight stopover.
     
Day 9
  MAGDEBURG - BRANDENBURG - POTSDAM
    Departure of the boat in the early morning for Brandenburg. Breakfast and lunch on board. At the beginning of the afternoon, departure by coach for the excursion to Potsdam and the gardens of the Sanssoucis Palace. During this time, the boat will continue its course for Potsdam where we will rejoin it for dinner. Overnight stopover.
     
Day 10
  POTSDAM - BERLIN
    Departure of the boat early in the morning for Berlin Spandau which we will reach at the end of the morning. Lunch on board followed by the excursion to the city which was long divided, illustrating the division of the world into two blocks. Back on board for dinner followed by the tour of Berlin by night. Overnight stopover.
     
Day 11
  BERLIN
    Breakfast on board followed by departure for a visit to Charlottenburg Castle. Back to the boat for lunch. Free afternoon in Berlin. Dinner on board. Free evening.
     
Day 12
  BERLIN
    Disembarkation after breakfast. End of our journey.
     
   

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.

     
INCLUSIONS:





 

This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers).

     
EXCLUSIONS:

 

This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions, shore excursions.

     
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