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Baltic Isles, Berlin & Poland 2019

Baltic Sea | Poland, Europe

8 days
from
£1195
per person
  • Szczecin
Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

 

Baltic Isles, Berlin & Poland

Join our cruise on the calm waters of the Baltic coast and enjoy a mild climate and unique atmosphere. By far the best way to see this stunning coastline is by cruise ship, visiting picturesque resorts and historic cities along the way. Take in the passing scenery as you cruise across the Szczecin lagoon, discover the natural beauty of Rügen and so much more. You can also try a taste of urban life with a visit to the fascinating Polish town of Szczecin and an overnight stay in Berlin, Germany’s vibrant capital.

Day 1: UK – Berlin (Rail)
We travel by rail to Berlin, the capital of Germany, and check in at our overnight hotel.

Day 2: Berlin (Air)
We have free time this morning to explore Berlin before we board the ship moored by the famous Lake Tegel and spend a relaxing evening on board. Passengers travelling by air join today.

Day 3: Berlin – Oranienburg – Eberswalde
Start the day with our optional city tour, which is led by a qualified and experienced guide. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see the highlights of Berlin and hear about the rich history and culture of the area. We return to the ship in Oranienburg and then sail to Eberswalde where we spend the evening.

Day 4: Eberswalde – Schwedt
Enjoy a full day cruising Schwedt, en route we will come to the monumental Niederfinow Boat Lift which is the oldest working lift in Germany and bridges the 36 meter difference between the canal and the Oder river. Following the unique experience of passage aboard the boat lift we will continue our cruise along the Oder to Schwedt. It’s a great day to spend on the sun deck watching the scenery glide by.

Day 5: Schwedt – Szczecin
Today we will cruise toward Poland to Szczecin, a lively city and the capital of West Pomerania near the Baltic Sea. Join our optional tour to visit of this former German city, set on both sides of the river banks, which we can explore.

Day 6: Szczecin – Wolgast
Relax on deck and admire the passing scenery as we spend a full day cruising across the Szczecin Lagoon to Wolgast on the banks of the river Peenestrom. On arrival we have free time to explore this historic town or join our optional city tour.

Day 7:Wolgast – Peenemünde – Lauterbach
We cruise the short distance to Peenemünde, a small village on the Isle of Usedom, one of Germany’s most popular holiday resorts due to its stunning natural beauty. We have some free time or you can join our excursion to Peenemünde museum formally the largest armaments centre in Europe, where up to 12,000 people worked on guided weapons before we return to the ship for lunch. Later we set sail to Lauterbach on the isle of Rügen. On arrival you can join an optional tour of Rügen visiting Putbus, Binz and Prora. Binz is the largest seaside resort on the island, it is known for it’s sandy beaches and the Strandpromenade, an elegant seaside walkway. Next is Prora north of the town are the ruins, orgainally built by the Nazis as a vast resort. Our final place is Prora and it’s museum, which is a record of it’s complex of history.

Day 8: Lauterbach – Stralsund
We cruise this morning to Stralsund arriving at lunchtime. The historical centre is a delight to explore, with imposing churches, gothic gabled houses and the beautiful town hall with its distinctive facades. To make sure you don’t miss anything, why not join our optional walking tour.

Day 9: Stralsund – Düsseldorf (Rail) / Berlin – UK (Air)
After breakfast passengers travelling by air will be transferred to Berlin airport for the return flight. Passengers travelling by rail take the train to Düsseldorf for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Düsseldorf – Cologne – UK (Rail)
We are taken by coach to Cologne and retrace the route to Brussels for the return Eurostar connection to London.

Visit a cluster of beautiful islands tucked away in the calm waters of the Baltic Coast

Travel to an area that rivals the Mediterranean

Take in the delights of Germany and Poland

See the spectacular scenery of Jasmund National Park

Spend time in Swinoujscie

Explore the beautiful, car-free island of Hiddensee by horse-drawn carriage

Enjoy time in the beautiful city of Cologne

Ships

We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

By Air London Heathrow

Air travel is included as an air inclusive option with flights and return transfers to the ship included.

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.

Departures

From
To

Ship

DepartureTravel optionsBooking
2019-06-01
01 June 2019
for 10 days


Eurostar
Join ship at Berlin
10 days from
£1495
Passengers
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2019-06-02
02 June 2019
for 8 days


Flights
Join ship at Berlin
8 days from
£1195
Passengers
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Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

At a glance

Length: 8 days

From: Berlin

Ends: Stralsund

Travel options available:

  • By Air London Heathrow
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
8 days
from
£1195
per person

Customer feedback

Included in the Price

  • Return travel from the UK
  • Overnight hotel accommodation with breakfast in Berlin (by rail only)
  • En-suite cabin accommodation aboard the MS Johannes Brahms
  • Full board during the cruise
  • Visits to Berlin, Oranieburg, Eberswalde, Schwedt, Szczecin, Wolgast, Peenemunde, Lauterbach & Stralsund
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Manager

 


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