Rivers and canals in the North.

11 Days Berlin-Hanover-Bremen-Amsterdam

Cruising between the two capital cities of Berlin and Amsterdam is a very special way of exploring the north of Germany and Holland. In Germany’s smallest state of Bremen, you will discover the famous town musicians and medieval flair in the old town quarter of Schnoor. Baroque garden art awaits you in the Herrenhausen Gardens in the former royal seat of Hanover. In the Dutch region of Friesland, you will discover charming little towns set in an idyllic lake area that have a culture all of their own.

Why this river cruise?

  • A route rarely taken, from east to west, through Germany and Holland
  • Spectacular industrial culture on a visit to the Meyer Shipyard in Papenburg
  • Passage through the Minden Aqueduct
  • Maritime flair and medieval buildings in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • Lively culture in the Dutch university town of Groningen
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The services provided during your trip

  • 11-day cruise in an outside cabin of the category booked
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Lunch and dinner with multi-course menus served at the table
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily schedule
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception by the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin on embarkation & disembarkation
  • All port and passenger fees

    Important travel information

    Important travel information: Please note that daily on-board information and excursions will be provided in German language only for individual travellers. Except for the marked dates, that indicate our guaranteed English departures. Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers. Minimum number of participants for this cruise up to 30 days before departure: 72 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

    Your itinerary

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    1

    Berlin Spandau
    Casting off 6:30 pm Embarkation from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If a transfer package is booked: meeting place 3:30 p.m. at Berlin Central Station (including a short Berlin city tour).

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    Potsdam
    Mooring 8:30 pm

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    Potsdam
    Casting off 6:30 am

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    Brandenburg
    Mooring 10:30 am Casting off 12:30 pm Guided tour around Brandenburg, also known as the “Cradle of the Mark Brandenburg”, including its historical Old Town, New Town and Cathedral Island with a short round trip. Excursion Package

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    Calvörde
    Mooring 10:30 pm

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    Calvörde
    Casting off 4:30 am

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    Wendeburg
    Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 1:15 pm Hanover excursion with a visit to the magnificent Herrenhausen Gardens (dep. Wendeburg / arr. Hanover). Excursion Package

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    Hanover Vahrenwald
    Mooring 5:30 pm

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    Hanover Vahrenwald
    Casting off 2:30 am

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    Minden
    Mooring 9:30 am Casting off 12:30 pm Excursion to Bückeburg Castle, the ancestral home of the Schaumburg-Lippe family. Excursion Package

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    4

    Nienburg
    Mooring 8:30 pm Evening guided tour including St. Martin’s parish church and the town hall, one of the oldest and most impressive buildings in Nienburg.

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    Nienburg
    Casting off 5:00 am

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    Bremen
    Mooring 2:00 pm Bremen city tour including the town hall, cathedral and the famous sculpture of the Town Musicians of Bremen with a short round trip and carillon. Excursion Package

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    6

    Bremen
    Casting off 6:00 am

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    Oldenburg
    Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 5:30 pm City tour/walk through Oldenburg with the palace of Oldenburg, Lambertikirche church and the "Lappan" bell tower, symbol of the city (dep. Oldenburg / arr. Kampe). Excursion Package

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    Dörpen
    Mooring 10:30 pm

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    Dörpen
    Casting off 6:00 am

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    Herbrum
    Mooring 8:30 am Casting off 8:45 am Excursion to the famous Meyer Shipyard in Papenburg, Emsland (dep. Herbrum / arr. Emden).

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    7

    Emden
    Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 12:30 pm Excursion Package

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    7

    Groningen
    Mooring 9:00 pm

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    8

    Groningen
    Casting off 11:00 am Guided tour through the Hanseatic town of Groningen. Excursion Package

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    8

    Lemmer
    Mooring 10:30 pm

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    9

    Lemmer
    Casting off 1:30 pm Excursion through Friesland’s cities and countryside with a visit to the picturesque towns of Hindeloopen and Sloten. Excursion Package

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    Den Helder
    Mooring 7:30 pm

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    Den Helder
    Casting off 5:00 am

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    10

    Alkmaar
    Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 11:30 am Guided tour through the charming “cheese town” of Alkmaar with its magnificent guild and town houses, canals, drawbridges and picturesque narrow streets (dep. Alkmaar / arr. Zaanse Schans). Excursion Package

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    10

    Zaanse Schans
    Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 1:30 pm

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    Amsterdam
    Mooring 3:30 pm Amsterdam canal cruise past the magnificent merchants‘ houses and typical bridge arches. Excursion Package

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    Amsterdam
    Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. If a transfer package is booked: your luggage will be transported to the station. The berth is expected to be within walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station (Centraal).

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    Die An- und Ablegezeiten sind Richtzeiten. Änderungen der Reiseverläufe und Ausflugsprogramme bleiben vorbehalten. Wenn wegen Niedrig- / Hochwasser oder Schiffsdefekt eine Strecke nicht befahren werden kann, behält sich die Reederei das Recht vor, die Gäste auf dieser Strecke mit Bussen zu befördern, in Hotels unterzubringen und /oder den Streckenverlauf zu ändern. Unter Umständen ist der Umstieg auf ein anderes Schiff nötig.

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    Your ship on its journey: MS THURGAU SAXONIA

     

    Entspanntes Ambiente trifft auf einladenden Komfort auf unserer MS THURGAU SAXONIA. Bewundern Sie die vorbeiziehenden Uferlandschaften auf diesem eleganten, schönen Schiff. Lassen Sie sich von der freundlichen Crew sowie der guten Küche verwöhnen und genießen Sie die Geselligkeit im stillvoll eingerichteten Panorama-Salon.

     

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