Intense experiences are often quite close at hand. The BREMEN will take you to a fascinating and diverse world in the North Sea and the Baltic, right on Hamburg's doorstep. Allow yourself to be charmed with a Zodiac landing to discover Sylt, an experience of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site of the "Wattenmeer" mudflats and a picturesque passage through the Kiel Canal. All of this will be crowned by the beauty of Copenhagen. A small but fine cruise, which will satisfy your yearning for the world of expedition cruises.
from Hamburg to Travemuende
|Cruise dates:||from 16.06.2014 to 20.06.2014 (5 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS BREMEN|
| Cruise number:|| BRE1411|
This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
Sylt – a sophisticated gem and dreamy idyll
As “gateway to the world”, Hamburg is a great place to start your short cruise, which will offer plenty of variety. As you enjoy the atmosphere of the port from the deck, your journey will begin down the Elbe. With views of the picturesque “staircase district” of Blankenese, you will leave Hamburg and head for the open sea. The banks of the Elbe River pass slowly by, and you can look forward to the first stop on your voyage of discovery: Sylt. This famous island beauty between the rough North Sea and tranquil Wadden Sea welcomes you at the idyllic harbour in List. Discover the salt flats, dunes and heaths of the island. You will be taken by traditional antique bus through the shifting sand dunes around List, and you will be able to marvel at the many sides of this idyllic island*. You will pass through Kampen, Wenningstedt, Westerland and Tinnum to the pretty little resort of Keitum. Take a relaxed stroll and allow yourself to be charmed by the thatched cottages with romantic cottage gardens and ancient captains’ houses. Germany’s most prominent village is also well worth a visit: Kampen with Captain Eitner* is a foray through the history of the island, the beach and the people, which experienced ship’s captain Falk Eitner will bring to life for you. Those who like a bit of exercise can start from the port on a bicycle tour* to the famous Ellenbogen, the distinctive sharp bend right up in the north of the island – with a never-ending view over the North Sea and the sand dunes. Did you know that the mudflats of the Wadden Sea are, along with the Alps, the last large-scale natural landscape in central Europe and have therefore been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO? A walking tour of the mud flats* will tell you some interesting facts about mussels and tides – whilst you enjoy the wide open expanses and the fresh sea air.
Through the heart of nature on the Kiel Canal
Enjoy a picturesque 100-kilometre journey right through the typical countryside of Schleswig-Holstein. The day trip through the impressive Kiel Canal is an intense experience from the deck of the BREMEN. The changing landscape is a real invitation for you to enjoy marshes and coastal moorland, the lowlands of the River Eider and hilly landscapes. Particular highlights are the passages through the locks and the view of the Rendsburg High Bridge – an impressive steel construction and one of Germany’s most important technical achievements.
Copenhagen: royal city by the sea
Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is a fascinating combination of mediaeval history and the modern world. Accompanied by the special kind of warmth demonstrated by the people of Copenhagen, you will get right up close to the main sights on a city walking tour with local smorrebrod bread*, which will also take you to see the famous Little Mermaid. The old sailors’ district of Nyhavn, now a lively part of the city, will take you back to times gone by with its cafes and restaurants. Could there possibly be a more charming place to try traditional Danish smorrebrod? You can discover royal Denmark* everywhere you go, as you follow in the footsteps of the world’s oldest monarchy. Your journey takes you along the “Danish Riviera” to Fredensborg Palace, the summer residence of the royal family, and to the Renaissance castle Frederiksborg Palace.
Scandinavian art and Danish design* create modern contrasts. The Louisiana Museum is just the right place for lovers of contemporary and modern art, whilst at the little Design Museum, you can marvel at decorative art and the famous Danish industrial design. Back in the lively centre of Copenhagen, you can leisurely explore the art and design shops along the country’s oldest pedestrian street, the Stroget. You can get a completely different perspective on a kayak tour through the city*, past luxury yachts, houseboats and wooden schooners in Nyhavn. To give yourself time to look back on these many wonderful impressions, you can once more enjoy the BREMEN to the full before leaving the ship in the lively Baltic coast resort of Travemuende – perhaps full of anticipation for your next cruise with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
* 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: AN INDIVIDUAL HAMBURG EXPERIENCE
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: AN INDIVIDUAL HAMBURG EXPERIENCE
Travel for Young Explorers
If you want to become a great explorer, it pays to start early. That
is why our crew is offering special age-related packages on this voyage,
aimed at those aged ten to seventeen. With a varied and entertaining
programme, they will communicate their knowledge and stimulate curiosity
and the spirit of research in the young people taking part.
Young people up to seventeen years of age travel in the cabin of their parents (or grandparents) for € 50 per night.