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From Hamburg to Berlin

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo
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From Hamburg to Berlin, go on an extraordinary cruise on the Elbe, one of the largest rivers in Europe. You will discover the charm of two of the largest German cities and a fascinating scenery of beautiful landscapes shaped by history: be carried away by the hidden treasures of the Elbe.
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  • Learn about the history, culture, monuments and architecture of Berlin
  • Visit Magdeburg Cathedral, the first Gothic cathedral on Germany
  • Join a coach tour of Hamburg, considered as one of Germany’s prettiest cities
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Hamburg | Embark

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: Hamburg | Bleckede

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the tour of Hamburg, viewed as one of the most beautiful towns in Germany. This afternoon you'll cruise on the Elbe River towards Bleckede, reaching it at the end of the evening.

Day 3: Lüneburg | Tangermünde

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the excursion to Lüneburg, an Hanseatic town with a rich historic background. The ship will begin to cruise towards Tangermünde, as you spend the afternoon cruising on the Elbe. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 4: Tangermünde | Magdeburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy some time on your own in Tangermünde this morning. Listed as a Historic Site, this ancient Hanseatic town has managed to keep its medieval character intact. Spend the afternoon cruising on the Elbe towards Magdeburg, reaching it at the end of the afternoon. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5: Hohenwarthe | Magdeburg | Genthin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive early in the morning in Hohenwarthe. Join the tour of Magdeburg, the pearl of the Roman Roads.  Return on board in Genthin and begin to cruise towards Potsdam. This afternoon, you will cruise on the Elbe River and arrive in Potsdam at the end of the evening.

Day 6: Potsdam | Berlin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set off to an excursion to Potsdam and the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace. You will then return to ship at the end of the morning while cruising to your final destination: Berlin. This afternoon will be dedicated to a guided tour of Berlin. The German capital will unveil its history, monuments and many faces.

Return to the ship in the late afternoon and enjoy an evening of dancing and entertainment.

Day 7: Berlin | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.


MS Victor Hugo

MS Victor Hugo sailing along the Tisza
MS Victor Hugo reception
MS Victor Hugo Lounge

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Main Deck
28 Cabins with high windows (27 twins, 1 double cabin) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
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Upper Deck
17 cabins with picture windows with sliding top section (16 twins, 1 double cabin) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.


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 
-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 served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses
- Transfers
- Booking fees 

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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