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Have a dream experience of the Baltic Sea.

A picture postcard summer.

8 days Stralsund-Baltic Islands-Potsdam 2019

On this cruise from Potsdam to the Hanseatic town Stralsund, including the German Baltic Islands, every day will bring exciting and contrasting experiences. Marvel at the technical accomplishment of the ship canal lift in Niederfinow and enjoy glorious nature in the Lower Oder Valley National Park. After visiting our Polish neighbours in Szczecin, our river cruise becomes an “ocean cruise”. We will travel along the Baltic Sea coast to the holiday islands Usedom, Rügen and their smaller neighbour, Hiddensee. Enjoy the spectacular island landscapes and their famous seaside resort architecture.

Why this river cruise?

  • Summer cruise to the German Islands in the Baltic Sea
  • Historic spa architecture in the famous spas of the Baltic Sea on the island of Rügen
  • Stralsund with its famous red-brick buildings and its maritime flair
  • Spectacular experience of technology at the ship canal lift of Niederfinow
  • Discover the both savage and romantic island of Hiddensee and the sea bridges characteristic for Usedom

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful landscapes at this river cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8 day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea and juices
    • Multi-course menus served at table for lunch and dinner
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee / tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee / cake or midnight snack depending on the daily itinerary
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
    • Tables can be reserved on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Added optional services

  • Extended hotel stay in a 4-star in Stralsund from 99 € p.p. per night
  • Beverage package: € 169 p. p.
  • Excursion package with 5 excursions : € 179 p. p.

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in the German language for individual travellers (except dates marked with guaranteed English language). Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers. The minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 72 persons (see Point 8.1. of our Travel Terms & Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Stralsund
Embark 3.00 p.m. Excursion Package

Walking duration :

ca. 1,5 Stunden

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

1

Stralsund
Guided walk Stralsund

We invite you to explore this attractive Hanseatic port with its historic buildings in the course of a guided walk. The restored buildings are surrounded by a medieval turreted city wall and by several small lakes, all providing a harmonious picture. The Town Hall with its impressive facade is another fine example of Brick Gothic architecture.

Trip duration:

01:30 h

Day

2

Stralsund
Casting off 5:00 am

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Day

2

Vitte (Hiddensee)
Mooring 7:30 am Casting off 10:15 am Tour of Hiddensee Island by horse-carriage

Why not experience the varied landscapes of this 17km long island, where cars are not allowed? We take you in a horse-drawn coach to see and admire the stark beauty of this small island.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Day

2

Stralsund
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 2:00 pm The north of Rügen, with a visit to the chalk cliffs Excursion Package

This tour takes you round the northern end of the island to visit the famous chalk cliffs, which rise up some 400ft out of the sea. The highest point here is the so-called „Königsstuhl“ (Throne). The cliffs have inspired many poets and artists, such as the landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich, who immortalised the cliffs in his famous work „Kreidefelsen auf Rügen“.

Trip duration:

05:00 h

Day

2

Lauterbach (Rügen)
Mooring 5:00 pm

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Day

3

Lauterbach (Rügen)
Casting off 12:30 pm Tour of the island of Rügen, including the famous Baltic resorts

This tour takes you to Binz with its impressive seaside architecture dating back to the 19th Century. The promenade is characterised by wooden villas with verandas, turrets and small towers. Sellin and Göhren, along with Binz, form the “Triumvirate” of the three major resorts on the island. We take a walk along the promenade and through the neighbouring streets, which transport us back into a previous age.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

3

Greifswald-Wieck
Mooring 3:00 pm Casting off 7:00 pm Guided walk through Greifswald

The former hanseatic town of Greifswald is characterized by its unique North German Brick Gothic architecture. The tour takes you to the historic market square with its attractive Town Hall and to St. Nicholas Cathedral with its Baroque cupola.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

3

Wolgast
Mooring 10:30 pm

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Day

4

Wolgast
Casting off 1:00 pm Excursion to Usedom

The delightful island landscape with its long, sandy beaches, forests and small lakes has made Usedom a very attractive holiday destination right from the 19th Century. The towns of Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin emerged as popular resorts, visited by the aristocracy and by influential citizens. This traditional ambience is still in evidence today. We invite you to trace the footsteps of Thomas Mann, of Gorky and Tolstoy, passing the impressive architecture of the late 19th Century villas. The pier in Ahlbeck with its turrets is a magnificent sight.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

4

Szczecin
Mooring 9:30 pm

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Day

5

Szczecin
Casting off 1:00 pm Guided tour of Szczecin Excursion Package

This tour introduces you to the Town Hall, which has been restored in its original Gothic style as well as the newly reconstructed old Market Square, and St. James’ Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Pomerania. The remains of the city wall as well as the Tower of Seven Coats, the richly decorated Berlin Gate and the Imperial Gate testify to the turbulent history of the former hanseatic port.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

5

Niederfinow
Mooring 11:00 pm

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Day

6

Niederfinow
Casting off 8:00 am Passage des berühmten Schiffshebewerks Niederfinow.

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Day

6

Eberswalde
Mooring 11:30 am Casting off 5:30 pm Excursion to the ruined monastery in Chorin and to theship canal lift Niederfinow Excursion Package

The huge boat lift at Niederfinow has been in operation for 80 years and has attracted many visitors from all over the world. From the Visitors’ Gallery you will have a superb view across the Eberswalde Valley and over the River Oder. The tour then continues to the Cistercian monastery in Chorin. Founded in 1272 it is a fine example of North German Brick Gothic.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

6

Lehnitz
Mooring 10:00 pm

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Day

7

Lehnitz
Casting off 6:00 am

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Day

7

Potsdam
Mooring 2:00 pm Guided tour of Potsdam Excursion Package

We drive through Potsdam’s historic city centre with its finely restored buildings, past the Dutch Quarter with its attractive gables. On our way to Cecilienhof Palace we pass the Glienicke Bridge, which played an important role in the Cold War. We take a stroll through the palace park before going on to the Summer Palace of Sanssouci. Fredrick The Great had this palace built in order to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital, to live without cares (sans souci) and to immerse himself in art, music and philosophy. We have a guided walk in the beautiful park before transferring to the ship.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

8

Potsdam
Ausschiffung bis 09:00 Uhr.

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Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If due to low or high water or a defective ship a section of the river is closed to travel, the shipowner reserves the right to transport guests along this section by bus, accommodate them in hotels and /or change the course of this part of the journey. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to transfer to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS KATHARINA VON BORA

 

The atmosphere on this charming ship is comfortable- wherever you go on it. Being in the elegantly furnished cabins, the spacious panorama restaurant or the saloon full of atmosphere, on board our MS KATHARINA VON BORA you will feel at home from the first instance. Delicacies and lively dance music await you in the evenings. The sun deck is a favoured meeting point during the daytime. From here, you can also enjoy the landscape of the rivers Oder and Elbe passing by in style in pleasant company.

 

Further details about your ship
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    nicko boutique 80 passengers 22 83 m 9,5 m 1,1 m 220 Volt

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from € 2.149

27.07. - 03.08.2019
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from € 1.599

05.10. - 12.10.2019

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