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From Berlin to Hamburg

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo
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Navigate along the Havel River and the Elbe, one of the major rivers of Central Europe, in this 7-day cruise from Berlin to Hamburg. Tour the German capital in the company of a local guide, stroll through the Sanssouci Gardens, visit the Magdeburg Cathedral, observe Lüneburg's traditional architecture, and set off for a panoramic tour of Hamburg.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Berlin | Spandau | Berlin
Day 2 : Berlin | Spandau | Potsdam
Day 3 : Magdeburg | Tangermünde
Day 4 : Tangermünde | Bleckede
Day 5 : Bleckede | Lüneburg | Bleckede | Hamburg
Day 6 : Hamburg
Day 7 : Hamburg | Disembark


  • Learn about the history, culture, monuments and architecture of Berlin
  • Take a guided tour of Cecilienhof Castle
  • Visit Magdeburg Cathedral, the first Gothic cathedral on Germany
  • Explore Hamburg, considered as one of Germany’s prettiest cities


MS Victor Hugo

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  • Small Ship

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Berlin cityscape in the evening Place of Berlin Hillside in Germany German town on the river. Castle vistas

Day 1 Berlin | Spandau | Berlin

Board the MS Victor Hugo around 6.00 pm and check in to your cabin. Then attend to the introduction of the cruise and welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner on board. 

Day 2 Berlin | Spandau | Potsdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day with a tour of Berlin. Cruise to Potsdam for an excursion around the city and through the gardens of Sanssouci Palace. During the night cruise to Magdeburg.

Day 3 Magdeburg | Tangermünde

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning sailing on the Elbe River to Magdeburg, through a unique mixture of architecture and nature. Enjoy a visit to this once-important medieval city. Get back to the ship and cruise to Tangermuende during the night.

Day 4 Tangermünde | Bleckede

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today enjoy some free time in Tangermünde, a unique medieval city. Spend the afternoon cruising along the scenic Elbe River. Get back on the sip for an evening of entertainment by the crew. 

Day 5 Bleckede | Lüneburg | Bleckede | Hamburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning set off for an excursion to visit Lüneburg, a former member-city of the Hanseatic League. Then, spend the afternoon sailing on the Elbe River to Hamburg. Enjoy a cruise through the port of Hamburg to discover its historically charged ancient quays.

Day 6 Hamburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning enjoy a tour of Hamburg, one of the most beautiful towns in Germany. In the afternoon, join an optional transfer with your accompanist for some free time in the city center. Then get back to the ship for a gala evening on board.

Day 7 Hamburg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Today enjoy an early buffet breakfast on board before you disembark and start your journey back home.

MS Victor Hugo

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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.


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

Please note: 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 D1 to breakfast on D7
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, and all drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- On board entertainment
- Assistance from an on board 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 at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses
- Transfers
- Booking fees 
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

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.
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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