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From Berlin to Amsterdam

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From Nuremberg to Amsterdam, explore the northern canals by cruising the Elbe and the Havel. You will discover the history of Nuremberg and Berlin, before exploring Potsdam, Magdeburg or Bremen, cities that will make you appreciate the eclectic heritage of Germany. You will have the option to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard before diving into the heart of charming Dutch cities. Your cruise will end in Amsterdam, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage canals.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Berlin | Embark
Day 2 : Berlin
Day 3 : Potsdam | Brandenburg
Day 4 : Burg | Magdeburg
Day 5 : Carlvoerde | Wolfsburg | Anderten
Day 6 : Hanover | Nienburg
Day 7 : Hoya
Day 8 : Bremen | Oldenburg | Dörpen
Day 9 : Papenburg
Day 10 : Groningen | Amsterdam
Day 11 : Amsterdam
Day 12 : Amsterdam | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy a free afternoon in Berlin, the capital and largest city of Germany
  • Visit Magdeburg´s Cathedral, famous for it Gothic-style
  • Set off for an excursion of Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony
  • Join a canal boat tour of Amsterdam, known as the City of Diamonds

Ship

MS Victor Hugo

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Berlin cityscape in the evening Place of Berlin Streets of Berlin Enjoy the parks of Amsterdam Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam

Day 1 Berlin | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, be introduced to your crew at a welcome cocktail.

Day 2 Berlin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a tour of the city of Berlin which was long divided, illustrating the division of the world into two blocks. Return to the ship for lunch. Enjoy a free afternoon in Berlin. Dinner is served on board. Head out for a tour of Berlin by night.

Day 3 Potsdam | Brandenburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Leave for the excursion to the Charlottenburg Palace. The ship departs for Potsdam, which you can reach the beginning of the afternoon. Arrive, set off on an excursion to Potsdam and the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace. Return back on board at the end of the afternoon and continue to cruise in the direction of Brandenburg. 

Day 4 Burg | Magdeburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship begins to cruise early in the morning for Burg. Join a tour of Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and the historic Roman Roads. Its cathedral is one of the most important of Gothic-style edifices in Europe. During this time, the boat sails to Magdeburg, board it at the end of the afternoon. Enjoy some free time this evening to explore the city on your own.

Day 5 Carlvoerde | Wolfsburg | Anderten

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin to cruise early this morning for Carlvoerde. Visit the Autostadt, a combination of automotive theme park and museum with separate buildings for each VW brand. During this time, the boat sails to Wolfsburg, board it at the end of the afternoon. The ship leaves for Anderten.

Day 6 Hanover | Nienburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart early for Hanover, arriving at the beginning of the morning. Then set off on an excursion to Hanover. The capital of Lower Saxony, Hanover is one of the main economic centers in Germany. During this time, the boat continues its course for Minden. Board it again and continue to cruise to Nienburg. Cruise through the rest of the day.

Day 7 Hoya

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transfer for a tour on your own of the "Red Town” which has a magnificent Town Hall from the Weser Renaissance. During this time, the ship continues its course for Hoya, where you can board it once again. Spend the afternoon cruising to Bremen.

Day 8 Bremen | Oldenburg | Dörpen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a tour of Bremen (walking tour), the oldest maritime city in Germany and the second largest trading port in Germany after Hamburg. Return on board and depart for Oldenburg. Enjoy a stroll in the city before board your ship again and begin to cruise towards Dörpen which you reach during the night.

Day 9 Papenburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin to cruise early in the morning for Papenburg. Join a tour of the Meyer Werft shipyard. Return on board and leave for Groningen.

Day 10 Groningen | Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin to cruise early in the morning, spending the day cruising to Amsterdam.

Day 11 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, tour across Amsterdam. In the afternoon, leave for an excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. This evening, join a canal boat tour of Amsterdam.

Day 12 Amsterdam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy some time on your own in Amsterdam this morning before disembarking. 

MS Victor Hugo

Per person starting at
$3,605
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 passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes:
- Cruise with all meals from dinner D1 to breakfast D12
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Assistance from an on board multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list
- Champagne at the bar
- Drinks during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- 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.
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