On board MS BREMEN from Hamburg to Lisbon
Circumnavigation of western Europe (musical cruise): a work of European beauty
Set sail into the golden autumnal sunlight and enjoy a symphony of artistic treasures and architectural masterpieces set in historical cities and picturesque villages. Explore a kaleidoscope of European culture in harmony with picturesque landscapes. Captivating dream destinations in five countries await you – accompanied by exclusive classical concerts in special locations.
from Hamburg to Lisbon
|Cruise dates:||from 29.09.2017 to 10.10.2017 (11 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
11 days cruise only from € 3,563 per person
incl. travel package from arrival point from € 3,853 per person
| Fri, 29.09.2017 |
Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
| Sat, 30.09.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 01.10.2017 |
Ostende/Belgium, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs
| Mon, 02.10.2017 |
Portsmouth/Great Britain, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs
The magical nature of England
| Tue, 03.10.2017 |
Honfleur/France, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs
| Wed, 04.10.2017 |
St. Malo, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs
Discover the history of St. Malo: here, behind defensive walls, the historic city centre reveals its exciting past as the capital of privateers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Another beautiful sight is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont Saint Michel* bathed in golden sunlight. The team of experts on board will tell you the secrets of this monastic island, with its church that reaches up high into the sky.
| Thu, 05.10.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 06.10.2017 |
Aviles/Spain, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs
Premiere destinations in Spain and Portugal
| Sat, 07.10.2017 |
Celeiro (Viveiro), from 8.00 to 13.00 hrs
Now it is time for Galicia to also reveal its picture book side. The route begins in Celeiro, near Viveiro. Surrounded by green forests, high mountain ranges and fjord-like coastlines, the villages of Galicia* have remained unspoilt. You will discover remote places that were real melting pots around 200 years ago – something that has left its mark on the language and culture of this region today. Alternatively, go on a coastal walk* on Monte Faro, where you will be rewarded with glorious views of the sea, before the BREMEN heads to Marin, its next premiere destination and the port of Pontevedra.
| Sun, 08.10.2017 |
Marin (Pontevedra), from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs
It is worth visiting the centre, where the famous Ferreria fountain provides welcome refreshment to pilgrims from all over the world walking the St James’s Way. During a hike along the St James’s Way*, you’ll find a “fountain” of exciting information. This is one of the most popular secondary routes of the “camino”, which runs from Porto to the most famous pilgrimage site in Europe: Santiago de Compostela*, a monument to romanticism, early Gothic and the baroque. Thanks to the specialist knowledge of your experts, you will be able to trace the history of this city, which goes back over 1,000 years.
| Mon, 09.10.2017 |
Viana do Castelo/Portugal, from 8.00 to 14.00 hrs
A journey into the past will take you to the medieval lanes of Viana do Castelo, one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal. Stroll through the historic centre or walk up to the Santa Luzia Basilica on the hill for an impressive panoramic view. Historic Braga* is surrounded by densely wooded countryside and is one of the country’s most important religious centres. Taking in Portugal’s oldest cathedral Se is a wonderful experience – and not just for architecture lovers. The same applies to the baroque church of Santa Cruz, with its beautiful azulejo ceramic tile work. Finally, from the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary perched high up on a hill, you can look back over your experiences: the many facets of Europe have rarely been as clear as they were during this cruise on the BREMEN.
| Tue, 10.10.2017 |
Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 7.00 hrs
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
Attractive combination discount of € 300
Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise with BRE1716 (applies to categories 1 – 7).
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:
YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LISBON AND ROYAL SINTRA
An art historian in the team of experts
Dr Ralph Quadflieg studied art history and archaeology in Cologne, London and Cairo. For more than 30 years, he has travelled the world as a specialist tour guide for study cruises. One of his particular interests is the history of European art, and he will provide you with plenty of insight into this along the route.