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Baltic Isles, Berlin & Poland 2017

Baltic Sea | Poland, Europe

9 days
from
£1399
per person
  • Gresifswald
  • Ahlbeck
  • Wolin
  • Hiddensee
  • Peir of Ahlbeck
  • Stralsund
  • Szczecin
  • The Bode Museum
GresifswaldAhlbeckWolinHiddenseePeir of AhlbeckStralsundSzczecinThe Bode Museum
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 2017

Tucked away in the calm waters of the Baltic Coast are a cluster of beautiful islands that rival the likes of the Mediterranean and other holiday destinations with their dreamy landscapes, mild climate and unique atmosphere. By far the best way to see them is by cruise ship, admiring the stunning coastline and visiting picturesque resorts while your floating hotel follows you. You can do just that on our exclusive itinerary as we cruise from island to island, taking you to places not usually seen on other cruises, where the pressures of everyday life will soon be a million miles away. Bask in the sun on the isle of Usedom, discover the natural beauty of Rügen, enjoy the tranquillity on the car-free island of Hiddensee – the jewel of the Baltic, 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 (Air & Rail)
We travel by air or rail to Berlin, the capital of Germany, and check in at our overnight hotel.

Day 2: Berlin – Baltic Coast
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. In the afternoon we take the coach to Stralsund, a little town which lies on a strait of the Baltic Sea, and board our ship.

Day 3: Stralsund – Greifswald
This morning you can join our optional walking tour of Stralsund. The historical centre is a delight to explore, with imposing churches, Ggothic gabled houses and the beautiful town hall with its distinctive facades. We set sail in the afternoon and cruise along the Baltic Ccoast of Germany, stopping in the harbour of Greifswald Wieck, outside the Hanseatic town of Greifswald.

Day 4: Peene River Delta – Szczecin Lagoon – Szczecin
Relax on deck and admire the passing scenery as we spend a full day cruising towards Poland, which takes us along the tranquil waters of the Peene river and across the Szczecin lagoon. Our destination is Szczecin, a lively city and the capital of West Pomerania, which you can explore on our optional tour.

Day 5: Świnoujście
This morning we set sail for the seaport of Świnoujście in the extreme north-west of Poland. Here you can join our optional tour to see the fabulous scenery of Wolin, Poland’s largest island, which has a national park at its centre.

Day 6: Usedom
Usedom is our destination today, one of Germany’s most popular holiday resorts due to its stunning natural beauty. You can join our optional excursion which takes you on a scenic drive through the hills to Ahlbeck, home to the oldest and longest sea bridge of continental Europe. We also visit the seaside town of Heringsdorf. In the afternoon we sail from Karnin to Peenemunde, a small village on Usedom, and stay overnight.

Day 7: Rügen
We reach the island of Rügen this morning and stop at the village of Lauterbach, where you can join an optional excursion on the Rushing Roland steam railway, travelling from Putbus to the elegant resort of Göhren. You can then spend the afternoon relaxing onboard our ship as we cruise to Vitte on the idyllic island resort of Hiddensee.

Day 8: Hiddensee
Hiddensee has a unique atmosphere and is often referred to as the jewel of the Baltic. It is a car-free island which can only be reached by ships; therefore our optional excursion takes you by horse-drawn carriage to see the beautiful landscape. You can then relax onboard and enjoy the views as we cruise back to Stralsund on the mainland of Germany.

Day 9: Stralsund – Cologne (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 Cologne for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Cologne – London (Rail)
Enjoy free time or make the most of your visit by joining our included city tour to see the highlights of Cologne, which has a long list of attractions led by its famous gothic cathedral – the most visited building in Germany. In the afternoon we retrace the route to Brussels for the return Eurostar connection to London.

Baltic Isles, Berlin & Poland

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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 on selected cruises, it includes taxes, one item of checked in baggage per couple, a seat in economy class and return transfers from the airport to the ship.

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.

On selected cruises there are rail options included in the price, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our coach travel option – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included except for cruises certain cruises.

Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time.

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

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2017-05-19
19 May 2017
for 9 days


Flights
Join ship at Stralsund
9 days from
£1399
Passengers
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2017-05-19
19 May 2017
for 10 days


Eurostar
Join ship at Stralsund
10 Days from
£1609
Passengers
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2017-08-18
18 August 2017
for 9 days


Flights
Join ship at Stralsund
9 Days from
£1399
Passengers
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2017-08-18
18 August 2017
for 10 days


Eurostar
Join ship at Stralsund
10 Days from
£1549
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!

Berlin

Berlin city tour

£43

Our excursion makes it easy for visitors to get acquainted with Berlin and the main attractions such as Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous part of the Berlin Wall, and Reichstag – home to the German Parliament.

Stralsund walking tour

Stralsund walking tour

£25

Our excursion is aboard a small glass topped canal cruiser which offers a great vantage point and views of the city. Afterwards, you can disembark in the heart of Strasbourg, close to the old pedestrianised walled city and cathedral.

Szczecin city tour

Szczecin (Stettin) city tour

£23

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.

Wolin

Wolin island tour

£31

Explore Poland’s largest island, most of which 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’.

Ahlbeck

Ahlbeck & the isle of Usedom

£41

This scenic excursion takes us across the island of Usedom, with its unbelievable variety of landscapes, to visit the seaside town of Ahlbeck, with its art nouveau buildings, sandy beach and ancient pier.

Rushing Roland steam train

Rushing Roland steam train

£46

Join us as we travel by train across the Island of Rügen. The Rügensche Bäderbahn – Orlando Furioso, affectionately known as the Rushing Roland, is a steam engine powered narrow gauge railway. This is a wonderful way to see the island.

Hiddensee

Hiddensee horse-drawn carriage tour

£28

Join our horse-drawn carriage tour around the idyllic resort island of Hiddensee. Around 17 kilometres long, the island offers a tranquil atmosphere being completely car free. Highlights include the island church, the monastery gate and the nature reserve of Dunenheide.

Cologne

Cologne city tour (by rail only)

Included

The Cathedral of Cologne 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 have a visit here before venturing into the old town.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price

£185

SAVE £52 PER PERSON
Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise. Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost!

At a glance

Length: 9 days

From: Berlin

Ends: Cologne

Travel options available:

  • By Air London Heathrow
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
9 days
from
£1399
per person

Customer feedback

Included in the Price

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overnight hotel accommodation with breakfast in Berlin
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get together and Party Night
  • En-suite cabin accommodation aboard the ms Princess
  • Full board during the cruise
  • Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
  • Visits to Berlin, Stralsund, Griedswald, Peena River Delta, Szczecin Lagoon, Szczecin, Wolin, Karnin & the Islands of Usedom, Rügen & Hiddensee
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager

 


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