Excursion Cologne City Tour

  • Cologne
  • Cologne
CologneCologne

Enjoy a brilliant Cologne city tour with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruise which explores the Baltic Sea. The Cologne Cathedral is one of Germany’s most important architectural monuments, a Gothic masterpiece in the heart of the city which boasts the highest church spires ever built. We visit here before venturing into the old town for an insight into the city’s 2,000 year history.

Facts:

• Cologne is the fourth largest and the oldest city in Germany, with a history going back almost 2000 years

• 12 large Roman churches are located within the medieval city walls of Cologne

• The city has more than 40 museums and around 100 galleries

Highlights:

• The Cathedral of Cologne, with its soaring spires, is regularly voted the country’s most popular attraction

• Cologne’s cobble-stoned old town has a distinctive historical charm

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Excursion Hiddensee Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

  • Hiddensee
  • Hiddensee Horse-drawn Carriage
  • Hiddensee
HiddenseeHiddensee Horse-drawn CarriageHiddensee

Enjoy an idyllic Hiddensee island tour by horse-drawn carriage with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruises exploring the Baltic Sea. The island is around 17 kilometres long and offers a tranquil atmosphere being completely car free. Join our horse-drawn carriage tour for one of the best ways to see the island, as we relax aboard a covered wagon pulled by a Haflinger light draft horse. Highlights include the island church, the monastery gate and the nature reserve of Dunenheide.

Facts:

• Hiddensee is affectionately known as Söte Länneken ‘sweet little isle' by its inhabitants

• At its widest point, the island is around 3.7 kilometres

• Many famous people have enjoyed holidays here, such as Gerhart Hauptmann, Thomas Mann, and Sigmund Freud

Highlights:

• The island church in Kloster

• The monastery gate

• Nature reserve of Dunenheide

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Excursion Rushing Roland Steam Train

  • Rushing Roland
  • Rügen Cliffs
Rushing RolandRügen Cliffs

Enjoy a journey across Rügen by steam train with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruises exploring the Baltic Sea. We embark on a journey of romance and nostalgia as we travel by train across the Island. The Rügensche Bäderbahn – Orlando Furioso, affectionately known as the Rushing Roland, is a steam engine powered narrow gauge railway. It runs 24.1 kilometres from Putbuz to Göhren with historic locomotives and coaches, some of which are almost 100 years old. This is a wonderful way to see the island.

Facts:

• Rügen is Germany’s largest island and is often described as the most beautiful

• The Rushing Roland is not just a tourist attraction it serves as an important mode of transport as between Putbus and Göhren.

Highlights:

• On your train trip you may see the Granitz hills covered by forests, and untouched landscape near Seelvitz

Book your Rushing Roland steam train trip as part of an excursion package and save money. For more information on our optional excursions, please feel free to contact our Holiday Advisors today.

Excursion Wolin Island Tour

  • Wolin

Enjoy an amazing Wolin island tour with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruises exploring the Baltic Sea. Most of Poland’s largest island is a national park, dominated by sandy hills, glacier formed lakes and forests. It is a main tourist attraction with popular seaside resorts including Miedzyzdroje, known as the ‘pearl of the Baltic’ due to its wide, sandy beaches and beautiful surroundings.

Facts:

• Wolin Island is the largest of around 40 islands located in the Oder River estuary

• Wolin is also the name of a main town on the south of the island

Highlights:

• Wolin National Park is the most scenic part of the island, established in 1960; it is the first maritime park in Poland

• The animal life of the park is varied and interesting

Book your Wolin island tour as part of an excursion package and save money. For more information on our optional excursions, please feel free to contact our Holiday Advisors today.

Excursion Szczecin City Tour

  • Szczecin
  • Baltic Coast
SzczecinBaltic Coast

Enjoy an amazing Szczecin city tour with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruises exploring the Baltic Sea. Szczecin is the capital of West Pomerania, Poland, and has fine architecture, vast panoramas, elegant streets, beautiful squares and a wealth of old buildings. One of the best sights is the Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes; there is also the Gothic hall, the Gothic cathedral, the baroque Harbour Gate, the Palace of Grumbkov, the White Eagle Fountain and White Eagle Square.

Facts:

• Szczecin is the historical capital of Western Pomerania

• During world war two the city suffered heavy damage from repeated bombings

Highlights:

• The vast Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes looms over the old town, you can admire the colourful historic clock face from the courtyard, with its jester figure chiming in each new hour

• The elaborately decorated baroque Harbour Gate

Book your Szczecin city tour as part of an excursion package and save money. For more information on our optional excursions, please feel free to contact our Holiday Advisors today.

Excursion Stralsund Walking Tour

  • Stralsund
  • Stralsund
StralsundStralsund

Enjoy an interesting Stralsund walking tour with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruise which explores the Baltic Sea. From its beginnings as a small fishing village, to its heyday as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League, Stralsund abounds in history and is both an interesting and beautiful place to explore. Highlights include the magnificent city hall which dates back to the 13th century, colourful townhouses with their lavish gables, and three great churches which dominate the skyline.

Facts:

• Stralsund was once the second-most important member of the Hanseatic League

• The city’s historic centre became a World Heritage Site in 2002

• The city was once a small fishing village named Stralow

Highlights:

• Stralsund City Hall is one of its oldest and most beautiful buildings, dating back to the 13th century

• The city’s colourful town houses with their lavish gables are a treat for the eyes

• Stralsund’s three brick Gothic churches can be seen from far away

Book your Stralsund walking tour as part of an excursion package and save money. For more information on our optional excursions, please feel free to contact our Holiday Advisors today.

Excursion Berlin City Tour

  • Museum Island Berlin
  • Berlin
  • Alexanderplatz Berlin
Museum Island BerlinBerlinAlexanderplatz Berlin

Enjoy an amazing Berlin city tour with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruises exploring the Elbe river and the Baltic Sea. Berlin is a fascinating city which has undergone enormous change in the last 100 years. Despite being the capital and largest city in Germany, our excursion makes it easy for first time visitors to get acquainted with the city and location of the main attractions such as Potsdamer Platz – one of the busiest squares in Europe, Brandenburg Gate – Germany’s iconic symbol, Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous part of the Berlin Wall, and Reichstag – home to the German Parliament.

Facts:

• Berlin has 1,700 bridges – which is more than Venice

• The Berlin TV tower is 368 metres high, the tallest structure in Germany and one of the tallest in Europe

•  Berlin has three World Heritage Sites and three opera houses

Highlights:

• The Potsdamer Platz is a busy bustling square with modern building including the Sony Center

• Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin’s most important monuments. The triumphal arch – once a symbol of division, is now a symbol of the cities reunification.

• Checkpoint Charlie is one of the most famous symbols of the Cold War

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Excursion Magdeburg City Tour

  • Magdeburg Church
  • Magdeburg
Magdeburg ChurchMagdeburg

Enjoy an amazing Magdeburg tour with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruise which explores the elegant Elbe river. Magdeburg is home to two of Germany’s top ranking universities and is a beautiful city filled with squares, monuments, sculptures, towers and churches which depict its long history. It is also one of the greenest cities in Germany with many parks. Our sightseeing city tour will take in many of the highlights such as the impressive cathedral, where the first Holy Roman Emperor is buried, and the Monastery of Our Lady, considered the oldest surviving building in Magdeburg (entrances not included).

Facts:

• Magdenburg is one of Germany’s oldest cities

• The city houses the first Gothic cathedral to be built on German soil

• The city celebrated its 1200 year anniversary in 2005

Highlights:

• Magdeburg’s cathedral, the Cathedral of St. Maurice and St. Catherine, is arguably its most famous attraction and is packed with artistic highlights

• The Monastery of Our Lady is Magdeburg’s oldest building; this decommissioned monastery is now a museum displaying sculptures and contemporary art.

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Excursion In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

  • Martin Luther Statue
  • Wittenberg
  • Martin Luther's House
Martin Luther StatueWittenbergMartin Luther's House

Enjoy a fascinating Martin Luther excursion visiting the places where he, the father of the reformation, lived and ministered. Landmarks include Martin Luther’s house, which is well preserved as a museum and contains an unsurpassed collection of reformation manuscripts and artefacts, and St Marien’s church, where Martin Luther preached regularly.

Facts:

• Martin Luther (1483–1546), was a monk who triggered the German Reformation by publishing his 95 Theses against church corruption in 1517

• Wittenberg attracts Protestant pilgrims all over the world as well as historians

• Wittenberg’s Luther sites became Unesco world heritage sites in 1997.

Highlights:

• Luther House is the place that Luther lived and worked and is the world’s largest museum on Reformation history, you can see various rooms with exhibits related to him

• Outside the museum is a bronze statue of Katharina von Bora, Luther’s wife (those seeking a happy marriage rub her wedding ring).

• It is belived that Luther nailed his 95 Theses to Wittenberg's Castle Church door, the original wooden doorwas destroyed in a fire and today a large bronze memorial door marks the spot that changed the course of history

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Excursion Meissen & the House of Meissen

  • Meissen
  • Meissen Porcelain
MeissenMeissen Porcelain

Enjoy a fascinating Meissen excursion and visit and the House of Meissen to see where the first porcelain in Europe was produced, bringing fame to the small town. Our excursion lets you see firsthand how this trademark porcelain is created by hand and takes you on a tour of the museum where a spectacular wealth and variety of exhibits illustrates the history of porcelain manufacturing.

Facts:

• The Meissen factory has been producing porcelain for more than 300 years

• The factory produces the world’s most expensive porcelain

• All Meissen porcelain can be identified by the distinctive crossed swords which mark each piece

Highlights:

• Take an exclusive view behind the scenes of a 300 year old manufactory

• Enjoy a tour with a well informed guide

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