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Example 12 Day Cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo
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Discover an enticing mixture of nature and culture on this 12-day exceptional cruise aboard the MS Victor Hugo. Enjoy shore excursions and guided visits to cultural and historical sites, including Volednam village, Zaanse Schans museum, Meyer Werft shipyard, Neinburg's Town Hall, Postdam, the gardens of the Aanssoucis Palace, and the Charlottenburg Palace. This tour is perfect if you are looking for a truly European river adventure!
 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Amsterdam | Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam
Day 3 : Groningen | Delfzil
Day 4 : Papenburg | Oldenburg
Day 5 : Oldenburg | Bremen
Day 6 : Nienburg | Stolzenau | Minden
Day 7 : Hanover Anderten | Braunschweig
Day 8 : Bulstringen | Magdeburg
Day 9 : Brandenburg | Potsdam
Day 10 : Berlin
Day 11 : Berlin
Day 12 : Berlin | Disembark

Highlights

  • Join a guided visit of the traditional fishing village of Volendam
  • Stroll in charming Oldenburg, former residence of the Oldenburg's Dukes
  • Explore Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony and a main economic center
  • Visit Charlottenburg Palace, the biggest palace of Berlin

Ship

MS Victor Hugo

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam Tranquil canals of the Netherlands Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips German town on the river. Berlin cityscape in the evening

Day 1 Amsterdam | Embark

Board the Ms Victor Hugo at 6.00 p.m. Settle in your cabin and attend the crew presentation and welcome drink. Enjoy dinner on board and a canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night.

Day 2 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today enjoy a guided visit of the traditional fishing village of Volendam and the Zaanse Schans, historical and traditional villages. In the afternoon, join an excursion to Madurodam, Holland in miniature. Have a free night to explore Amsterdam, and take part in an optional visit to the Red Light District with your onboard hostess.

Day 3 Groningen | Delfzil

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart early in the morning to Groningen. Once you have arrived, enjoy free time to stroll around the youngest city in the Netherlands. Afterwards, sail to Delfzil.

Day 4 Papenburg | Oldenburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning cruise to Papenburg for a guided tour of the Meyer Werft shipyard. Return in Doerpen, and cruise to Oldenburg, arriving at night.

Day 5 Oldenburg | Bremen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today have some free time for a brief stroll in Oldenburg, former residence of the Dukes of Oldenburg. Cruise to Bremen and enjoy a guided tour of the oldest maritime city in Germany and the second largest German trading port after Hamburg. Return on board for dinner and get off the ship for a free evening in Bremen. 

Day 6 Nienburg | Stolzenau | Minden

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning, cruise to Nienburg. Arrive and be transferred (optional) for a free tour of this lovely city which, among other things, has a magnificent Town Hall. During this time, the ship sails to Stolzenau. At night cruise to Minden. 

Day 7 Hanover Anderten | Braunschweig

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Hanover for a guided tour of the city, the capital of Lower Saxony and one of the main economic centers in Germany. Return on board in Anterten and cruise to Braunschweig. Get back on the ship and enjoy an on board gala evening.

Day 8 Bulstringen | Magdeburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning cruise to Bulstringen. Join a guided tour of Magdeburg, a city situated on the Elbe River and the Romanesque Road. Return on board in Magdeburg for dinner and get off the ship for a free evening in Magdeburg.

Day 9 Brandenburg | Potsdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning, depart for Brandenburg. Join a guided excursion to Potsdam and the gardens of the Sanssoucis Palace. Return on board in Potsdam, known for its historical heritage as a former Prussian city of residence. 

Day 10 Berlin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Berlin Spandau for an excursion of the long-divided city of Berlin. In the evening, join a tour of Berlin by night. 

Day 11 Berlin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today enjoy a guided visit of the Charlottenburg Palace, built by the Presidential elector Fréderic III in 1699 as summer palace for his wife Sophie-Charlotte: this royal domain is the biggest palace of Berlin. Then have a free afternoon and free evening in Berlin.

Day 12 Berlin | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the MS Victor Hugo after the buffet breakfast and begin your return home.

MS Victor Hugo

Per person starting at
$3,428
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Main Deck
29 cabins (26 twins, 3 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Upper Deck
20 cabins (18 twins, 2 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes :
- All meals from dinner the first day to breakfast on the final day
- Drinks, including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served on board at your table and from the bar (excluding  champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list
- Champagne
- Drinks during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Lunch on last day
- Personal expenses

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

Included

  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
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