On board MS BREMEN from Cuxhaven to Lisbon
Expedition Knowledge: Masterpiece Europe
Stephan Börries, expert in architecture: “Gothic highlights, magnificent cities and picturesque landscapes”: Set out in golden autumn light on a fascinating voyage through Europe’s cultural history and discover the art and architecture of our continent from a completely new perspective – crowned by inspiring musical moments.“
from Cuxhaven to Lisbon
|Cruise dates:||from 19.09.2013 to 30.09.2013 (12 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Thu, 19.09.2013 |
Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
| Fri, 20.09.2013 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 21.09.2013 |
Ostend/Belgium, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs
Resplendent cities and majestic buildings
| Sun, 22.09.2013 |
Portsmouth/England, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs
Enthralling insights into history await you from your starting point in Portsmouth. With Stephan Börries you will marvel at awe-inspiring stately homes, significant art collections and the cohesive stylistics of Salisbury Cathedral on the Expert Excursion: Journey in Time to the Highlights of English Architecture*. Alternatively you can accompany Dr Dr Volker Gebhardt on an Expert Excursion: The Roman Palace of Fishbourne and Chichester Cathedral*, or follow up the Myth of Stonehenge*.
| Mon, 23.09.2013 |
Honfleur/France, from 8.00 to 17.30 hrs
The treasure chest of France
| Tue, 24.09.2013 |
St. Malo, from 7.00 to 15.00 hrs
In St. Malo you can experience one of the most fascinating sights in France. On Expert Excursions to the Mont Saint Michel* our two specialists will reveal to you the secrets of this total work of architectural art.
| Wed, 25.09.2013 |
Le Palais/Belle-Île, from 15.00 to 20.00 hrs
You will find the mighty walls of the Vauban Citadel, that dominate the port of Le Palais on the island Belle-Île, most impressive. On the Expert Excursion: Hidden Treasures in Le Palais* you will be guided through the star-shaped fortification before you are invited to a further Exclusive Classical Concert in the Citadel.
| Thu, 26.09.2013 |
La Pallice (La Rochelle), from 8.00 to 13.00 hrs
Near La Pallice a small, natural jewel awaits you with picturesque villages and a historic town centre with maritime flair when the Charming Île de Ré and La Rochelle* welcome you.
| Fri, 27.09.2013 |
Gijon/Spain, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs
Spain’s proud sanctuaries
| Sat, 28.09.2013 |
La Coruna, from 8.00 to 20.00 hrs
La Coruna is your point of departure when heading for the great pilgrimage destination of the St. James’ Way in Santiago de Compostela* on various Expert Excursions. Sense the special magic of the more than 1,000-year-old cathedral, the history of which you can follow with the two experts. In the evening a Musical Surprise in the awe-inspiring stately home Pazo de Santa Cruz will round off your “Expedition Knowledge”.
| Sun, 29.09.2013 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 30.09.2013 |
Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 9.00 hrs
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: EXPEDITION KNOWLEDGE - LISBON – CITY OF TOTAL CONTRASTS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: EXPEDITION KNOWLEDGE: THE EXTREMADURA – THE SECRET HEART OF SPAIN
Europe, the looking glass of the Fine Arts
On the European west coast you will experience a true, intellectual
adventure. Renowned specialists such as the architecture and art experts
Stephan Börries and Dr Dr Volker Gebhardt unlock the secrets of
European cultural history and thus open up a new understanding for the
development of the continent. On this “Expedition Knowledge” you can
look forward to inspiring lectures and specially planned expert
excursions, i.a. on the following topics:
- The economy of art – the interplay between economic recovery and cultural boom
- The splendour of power – town halls, cloth halls and the new self-confidence of the bourgeoisie
- Impressions of Rouen – the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet
- The paths of faith – on the trail of the pilgrims between genuine miracles and those that are merely a commercial product