GERMAN WATERWAYS WITH KIEL WEEK CRUISE

From £1399pp
10 Nights
Cruise Offers
Europe

Highlights:

  • Be part of the Kieler Woche celebrations
  • Experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal
  • Discover Bremen, Hamburg and Travemünde

21st Jun 2022 - 10 nights - Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) - Braemar - M2218

You’ll get to enjoy a relaxing amble around the harbour, where historic tall ships will be docked and proudly on show, and experience the authentic German festivity of the occasion.

Elsewhere in Germany, you’ll have ample time in Hamburg, to visit attractions such as the Rathaus, towering St Nikolai Church and Miniatur Wunderland, and take a boat tour of Alster Lake, while there’s a day in Bremen too. Braemar docks in the heart of Bremen, so you can step ashore and seek out sights including the UNESCO-listed Market Square, 15th century town hall and medieval Schnoor district with ease. Make the most of your smaller ship’s berth, close to the promenade, pubs and cafés, in Travemünde – which is also your starting point for tours to UNESCO-listed Lübeck – and in Flensburg, where a collection of architectural, cultural and historical delights await.

Price Includes:

  • *FREE DRINKS or £125pp ONBOARD SPEND PLUS EXCLUSIVE CONNOISSEUR HOME TRANSFERS OR COACH FROM GLASGOW
  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

*Term's & condition's apply. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 ROSYTH, (EDINBURGH)

    Embark Braemar at Rosyth, (Edinburgh)

  • Day 3 KIEL CANAL TRANSIT, GERMANY

    Connecting the North Sea, at the mouth of the Elbe River, to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping routes. Slicing a man-made path through the German countryside, this 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid 250 nautical miles of sea sailing on average, ensuring a faster and safer passage through Europe.

  • Day 3 KIEL, GERMANY (OVERNIGHT)

    Positioned at the eastern end of the Kiel Canal – the busiest man-made waterway in the world – Kiel is long-established maritime city with a busy seaport and a rich history of ship and submarine building. Beyond its dramatic port, Kiel’s university town has a vibrant, youthful feel.

    Almost completely destroyed in World War Two, Kiel has been extensively rebuilt since the 1950’s and now features broad boulevards and wide squares. Today’s modern structures, open-air cafes, bars and restaurants sit alongside the older monuments that survived the war such as the 13th century St. Nikolai Church and the Town Hall.

  • Day 5 TRAVEMÜNDE, GERMANY

    Travemünde is a coastal suburb of Lübeck - a magnificent UNESCO-listed town steeped in history and former capital of the Hanseatic League. Home to many wealthy merchants during the Hanseatic era, an array of wonderful gabled houses, stunning churches and public buildings with huge gates, vast towers and gilded steeples were built in Lübeck. These monuments of a by-gone era have to be seen to be believed and all are within easy reach of Travemünde.

  • Day 6 FLENSBURG, GERMANY (OVERNIGHT)

    Flensburg, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, is one of the northernmost towns in Germany. A delightful town with a breath-taking skyline and welcoming atmosphere, Flensburg is located on the Germany-Denmark border and uniquely combines elements from the cultures of both countries.

  • Day 7 KIEL CANAL TRANSIT, GERMANY

    Connecting the North Sea, at the mouth of the Elbe River, to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping routes. Slicing a man-made path through the German countryside, this 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid 250 nautical miles of sea sailing on average, ensuring a faster and safer passage through Europe.

  • Day 8 HAMBURG, GERMANY

    Located on the River Elbe, Hamburg is the country’s largest port and regarded as Germany’s gateway to the world.

    A vibrant, historic city boasting an impressive Hanseatic League heritage that harks back over 700 years, Hamburg’s maritime soul permeates the city. From its architecture to its cuisine, water is ever present in Germany's principal port. The city is crossed by hundreds of canals, and spanned by 1,000 bridges. Near its centre, the charming Inner Alster Lake is dotted with boats and surrounded by divine cafes.

  • Day 8 CRUISING RIVER ELBE, GERMANY

    The River Elbe is one of the main waterways in Central Europe. Stretching from the Czech Republic all the way to the North Sea via Germany, this beautiful waterway winds its way through tall hills, past vast plains and alongside pretty towns and cities.

  • Day 9 BREMEN, GERMANY

    The key maritime role played by the city of Bremen, which straddles the Weser River in northwest Germany, is underlined by its impressive Hanseatic buildings. Bremen’s Hanseatic Gothic architecture in the Marktplatz and narrow timber buildings in the Schnoor Quarter are the standout highlights in the oldest part of the city. The ornate Gothic Town Hall, originally built between 1405 and 1410, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features a restaurant with original Hanseatic era décor, as well as the Bremer Ratskeller, a public house in the basement.

  • Day 9 CRUISING WESER RIVER, GERMANY

    Cruise the picturesque Weser River on a Baltic cruise with Fred. Olsen. Be on the look-out for the pretty shores of Harriersand - one of Europe's longest river islands.

  • Day 11 ROSYTH, (EDINBURGH)

    Disembark the ship at Rosyth, (Edinburgh)

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From £1399pp
10 Nights
Cruise Offers
Europe

Highlights:

  • Be part of the Kieler Woche celebrations
  • Experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal
  • Discover Bremen, Hamburg and Travemünde

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