Discover a unique blend of nature and culture in this 18-day river cruise adventure from Berlin to Strasbourg, aboard the intimate and comfortable MS Mona Lisa. Spend your days visiting and exploring German and Dutch cities, castles, gardens, parks and museums. Begin your river adventure in Berlin and head to Strasbourg making stops in locations as Postdam, Magdeburg, Minden and Oldenburg.
Day 1 : Berlin | Embark Day 2 : Berlin Day 3 : Berlin - Potsdam - Brandenburg Day 4 : Brandenburg - Burg - Magdeburg Day 5 : Magdeburg - Calvorde - Wolfsburg - Anderten Day 6 : Anderten - Minden - Nienburg Day 7 : Nienburg - Hoja - Bremen Day 8 : Bremen - Oldenburg - Doerpen Day 9 : Doerpen - Papenburg - Groningen Day 10 : Groningen - Amsterdam Day 11 : Amsterdam Day 12 : Amsterdam Day 13 : Amsterdam Day 14 : Amsterdam - Nijmegen - Krefeld Day 15 : Krefeld - Cologne - Königswinter Day 16 : Königswinter - Rüdesheim Day 17 : Rüdesheim - Speyer or Mannheim Day 18 : Strasbourg
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
Join for a tour of the city of Berlin which was long divided, illustrating the division of the world into two blocks. You'll return to the ship for lunch. Enjoy a free afternoon in Berlin. Dinner will be served on board. You'll head out for a tour of Berlin by night.
You'll leave for the excursion to Charlottenburg Castle. Your ship will then depart for Potsdam, which we will reach at the beginning of the afternoon. When you arrive, you'll set off on an excursion to Potsdam and the gardens of Sanssouci Palace. You'll return back on board at the end of the afternoon and continue cruising in the direction of Brandenburg.
Your ship will begin to cruise early in the morning for Burg. Join for 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, your boat will sail to Magdeburg, where you will board it at the end of the afternoon. Enjoy some free time this evening to explore the city on your own.
Day 5 Magdeburg - Calvorde - Wolfsburg - Anderten
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You'll begin to cruise early this morning for Calvörde. Join for a visit to the Autostadt, a combination of automotive theme park and museum with separate buildings for each VW brand. During this time, your boat will sail to Wolfsburg, where you will board it at the end of the afternoon. Your ship will leave for Anderten.
Day 6 Anderten - Minden - Nienburg
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your ship will depart early for Hanover, arriving at the beginning of the morning. You'll 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, your boat will continue its course for Minden. You'll board it again and continue to cruise to Nienburg. Your ship will cruise through the rest of the day.
Yo'll be transferred for a tour of the "Red Town” which has a magnificent town hall from the Weser Renaissance (tour on your own.) During this time, your ship will continue its course for Hoja, where you will board it once again. You'll spend the afternoon cruising to Bremen.
Join for a walking tour of Bremen, the oldest maritime city in Germany and the second largest trading port in Germany after Hamburg. You'll then 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 will reach during the night.
Enjoy time on your own in Amsterdam today. Passengers are welcome to board your ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Join an excursion: Canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night.
Your ship will depart early in the morning for Nijmegen. Join for a visit to the Kröller Müller museum: located in the Hoge Veluwe National park, this museum holds an important collection of canvases by Van Gogh as well as his contemporaries, including Picasso, Seurat, Monet to name a few. In the museum grounds, you will discover an incredible collection of modern sculptures. Afterwards, you'll return on board and cruise to Krefeld, passing Wesel and Duisburg. You'll reach Krefeld late this evening.
This morning you'll be spent cruising to Cologne. This afternoon, enjoy some free time or take a tour of the old sections of Colognewith your hostess. Afterwards, you'll return on board and start cruising to Königswinter. The evening is free to do as you please.
Your ship will cruise along the romantic Rhine during the morning, passing beautiful castles along the way as well as the famous Lorelei Rock. When you arrive in Rüdesheim, enjoy some time sightseeing on your own or join a tour on a tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
This morning, your ship will cruise up the Rhine all the way to Speyer, passing Wiesbaden, Nierstein, Worms and Mannheim. Upon arrival in Mannheim, join an excursion to Heidelberg. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening. Your ship will start cruising to Strasbourg and sail through the night.
Day 18 Strasbourg
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
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29 cabins (3 double, 26 twins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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20 cabins (2 double, 18 twins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
This offer includes
Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D12) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - the excursions mentioned in the program - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.
This offer does not include
Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - lunch on D12 - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
(1) Except on Mondays: visit of the Dutch open air museum of Arnhem.
(2) Depending on pier availabilities, the stopover in Krefeld can be replaced by a stopover in Duisbourg.
Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.Valid information for year 2020
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!