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MS EUROPA - from Hamburg to Bilbao
Cruise EUR1324
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (0 days)
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Savoir Vivre in France

from Hamburg to Bilbao

Cruise EUR1324

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    The Eiffel Tower proudly dominates the Paris skyline whilst a monastic island, built long ago at the behest of an angel, occupies an exalted position on the coast of Normandy – enjoy the art of cruising around the “Grande Nation” on board the EUROPA. Your route takes you to picturesque small towns and idyllic villages in Brittany as far as the country’s most beautiful river. In Bordeaux, fine wines tantalise your palate and the taste of oysters indulges your senses. “Bienvenue” to a spectacular few days.


    Family
    Gourmet
    Music
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 500

    Save € 500 by combining the cruises EUR1324 and EUR1325.


    Attractive combination bonus € 500

    Save € 500 by combining the cruises EUR1324 and EUR1325.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Highlights on this cruise

    • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites – Mont Saint-Michel*, the city centre of Bordeaux * and the wine-growing region of St. Émilion*
    • A day in Paris*
    • Marennes oyster bay and oyster tasting*
    • Sky du Mont on board
    • Verbier Festival on board
    • La soirée parisienne – French revue on board

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price and are subject to changes.

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    Your ship - MS EUROPA

    Your most beautiful yacht in the world

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA

    Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) Suite with a panorama window
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    Veranda Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    • Some suites can be booked with connecting doors
    Veranda Suite, barrier-free
    • Barrier-free suite with veranda
    • German-speaking 24-hour service
    • Living area and sleeping area with height-adjustable bed
    • Bathroom with walk-in, barrier-free shower and height-adjustable vanity
    • Wardrobe with sliding doors
    • Free minibar
    Spa Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) SPA Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Includes SPA pamper package
    • Bathroom with natural light, ocean view
    • Hydrotherapy shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Deluxe Suite
    • 45 m² (484 ft²) Penthouse Deluxe Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Private atmosphere on Deck 10
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with underfloor heating, two washbasins, shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Grand Suite
    • 85 m2 (915 sq ft) Penthouse Grand Suite with a spacious, partly covered veranda featuring a Dedon sofa island
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Inviting dining area with a dining table for up to six people
    • Bathroom with heated floor, two washbasins, a floor-level shower, a whirlpool bath and a private sauna; separate guest toilet
    • Spacious walk-in wardrobe
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Free mini bar (incl.  a selection of high-quality spirits)

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Individual travel arrangements to
    Hamburg, departure 18.00 hrs

    Hamburg 
    Visit the art gallery “Kunsthalle” or take a stroll through the HafenCity – start out by exploring Hamburg individually*.

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    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Rouen, arrival 9.30 hrs

    Rouen/France 
    The EUROPA reaches the historic capital of Normandy via the Seine and will remain here overnight. You can enjoy a tremendous panoramic view of the “city of 100 bells” from St. Catherine’s Hill. In the mediaeval district*, one of the country’s largest consecrated buildings dominates the skyline – the Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, which featured in more than 30 paintings by Claude Monet. The artist also loved the picturesque alleys of the small town of Honfleur*, one of the most delightful places in Normandy and regarded as the cradle of impressionism. The French capital’s many magnificent attractions beckon – the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Place de la Concorde, the church La Madeleine – immerse yourself in the magic of Paris*.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Rouen, departure 21.30 hrs

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    St. Helier, 12.30 – 19.00 hrs
    St. Malo, arrival 23.30 hrs

    St. Helier/Jersey/Channel Islands/Great Britain
    The most hours of sunshine in the British Isles are recorded on the largest of the Channel Islands. Impressions of Jersey* include the jagged rocky cliffs as well as the sandy beaches and lofty Mont Orgueil Castle in Gorey on the east coast. The murals in the small Fisherman’s Chapel were only rediscovered in the 20th century.

    St. Malo/France 
    The EUROPA reaches the ancient corsair city on the coast of Brittany late in the evening. The next day one of the most impressive examples of mediaeval French architecture rises before you - visit the “Wonder of the Western World”, the monastic island of Mont Saint-Michel*. The idyllic fishing village of Cancale* has been famous for its excellent oysters since the 17th century.

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    St. Malo, departure 17.00 hrs

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    Brest, 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Brest/France
    A charming little town in Brittany awaits you - in the Middle Ages, Locronan* was famous for its sailcloth. What captivates people today is its wonderfully preserved townscape with old granite houses and the Church of St. Ronan. Spectacular cliffs and magnificent panoramic views will delight you on a hike on the Crozon Peninsula*.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Lorient, 8.30 – 17.30 hrs

    Lorient/France
    Setting out from the former home port of the French East India Company, you can retrace history back to the Neolithic Age - the myriad megalithic standing stones of Carnac* were erected some 3,000 years before Christ, yet what they signify is still a mystery to this day. Other gems of Brittany include the walled historic district of Concarneau* and scenically located Pont Aven*, which attracted Paul Gauguin and other artists in the 19th century.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Nantes, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Nantes/France
    The EUROPA reaches the capital of the former Duchy of Brittany via the Loire. The ducal castle, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul or the Théâtre Graslin provide insights into Nantes’ history*. Francis I, the Roi Chevalier, bestowed this title on the river on account of the fantastic chateaux and parks along its banks. Alternatively, you can visit two castles along the Loire on a full-day excursion*.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    La Rochelle, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    La Pallice (La Rochelle)/France
    The pretty Île de Ré* with its small fishing villages and long sandy beaches is located off the coast of this once Huguenot city. Many artists are attracted to the island, and its scenic beauty is likely to inspire you to visit it, too.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Bordeaux, 8.50 – 19.30 hrs

    Bordeaux/France
    Welcome to this enchanting wine metropolis on the banks of the Garonne; its historic district has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for several years. The surrounding region is also well-known – even the Romans cultivated vines in the picturesque little wine-growing town of St. Émilion*. The vineyards of the Medoc* are world-famous, and you will get the opportunity to sample some of these fine wines. Or you can demonstrate your vinicultural talents during a wine-blending workshop* by creating your own blend of Bordeaux wine.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    St.-Jean-de-Luz, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

    St.-Jean-de-Luz/France
    You will be delighted by the Basque Country* with its beautiful villages such as Ainhoa and local specialities like cidre and cheese, which you will be able to sample on your travels through this green region. Biarritz* with its Grande Plage and the venerable Hotel de Palais is regarded as the queen of seaside resorts - enjoy a stroll through the beautiful alleys.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Bilbao/Spain, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Transfer to the scheduled flight to Germany

    Bilbao/Spain
    Your cruise ends in Spain. Here, you can extend your holiday by joining the post-cruise programme* and experiencing Bilbao and the wine-growing region Rioja.

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    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:

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BILBAO AND THE WINE-GROWING REGION RIOJA
    EXTEND YOUR STAY – HAMBURG INDIVIDUALLY
    HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY CRUISE ARRANGEMENT ‘ATLANTIC’

    * 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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    Verbier Festival on board

    Against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the Verbier Festival has been gathering together some of the greatest talents in classical music every year since 1994. For two weeks each summer, established artists and gifted young musicians impress tens of thousands of visitors with an extensive... Read more

    Against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the Verbier Festival has been gathering together some of the greatest talents in classical music every year since 1994. For two weeks each summer, established artists and gifted young musicians impress tens of thousands of visitors with an extensive music programme, which is unique of its kind. For some of the greatest stars, the curtain will also be raised on board the EUROPA: as part of an exclusive concert programme, Alexandra Soumm (violin), Barbara Buntrock (viola), Edgar Moreau (cello) and Louis Schwizgebel (piano) will be demonstrating their virtuoso skills. Allow yourself to be seduced by masterful musical performances in the relaxed atmosphere of our ship.

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    Verbier Festival on board

    Against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the Verbier Festival has been gathering together some of the greatest talents in classical music every year since 1994. For two weeks each summer, established artists and gifted young musicians impress tens of thousands of visitors with an extensive... Read more

    Against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the Verbier Festival has been gathering together some of the greatest talents in classical music every year since 1994. For two weeks each summer, established artists and gifted young musicians impress tens of thousands of visitors with an extensive music programme, which is unique of its kind. For some of the greatest stars, the curtain will also be raised on board the EUROPA: as part of an exclusive concert programme, Alexandra Soumm (violin), Barbara Buntrock (viola), Edgar Moreau (cello) and Louis Schwizgebel (piano) will be demonstrating their virtuoso skills. Allow yourself to be seduced by masterful musical performances in the relaxed atmosphere of our ship.

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    Verbier Festival on board

    Against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the Verbier Festival has been gathering together some of the greatest talents in classical music every year since 1994. For two weeks each summer, established artists and gifted young musicians impress tens of thousands of visitors with an extensive... Read more

    Against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the Verbier Festival has been gathering together some of the greatest talents in classical music every year since 1994. For two weeks each summer, established artists and gifted young musicians impress tens of thousands of visitors with an extensive music programme, which is unique of its kind. For some of the greatest stars, the curtain will also be raised on board the EUROPA: as part of an exclusive concert programme, Alexandra Soumm (violin), Barbara Buntrock (viola), Edgar Moreau (cello) and Louis Schwizgebel (piano) will be demonstrating their virtuoso skills. Allow yourself to be seduced by masterful musical performances in the relaxed atmosphere of our ship.

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    MS EUROPA - Your Most Beautiful Yacht In The World

    The EUROPA

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Suiten

    A home away from home: Every suite is inviting – just like an elegant home, but at sea. Each is equipped with all the facilities you would expect, and designed so that you have plenty of space to yourself. What’s more, the view changes every day.

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    Restaurants

    Culinary perfection: Our chefs serve up masterful creations in four restaurants, from classic dishes to uncharted culinary waters. On selected cruises, they will even accept a little assistance - but only from the best in the field, of course. The stars of the culinary world, recipients of Michelin stars or Gault et Millau chef hats, dazzle with distinctive creations and deliver taste sensations that you will rave about for a long time afterwards.

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    Bars

    To see out the day in style: Five bars promise hours of pleasant relaxation and are the perfect location to see out any day in wonderful style. They are also popular locations for a few of the events that we organise for you on every cruise.

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    SPA & Fitness

    You alone decide how many and what type of physical challenges you want to set yourself. Perhaps you would like to discover something new, take up an old activity again or simply improve your stamina. If you wish, you can ask the personal trainer to help you put together a fitness programme that is tailored precisely to your physical condition and your personal goals. Then you can choose whether to work out alone or in a group – and set off for breathtaking experiences along the coasts of the world with new energy.

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    Entertainment

    Top-class entertainment awaits you on the stages on board. Enjoy concerts and performances by famous artists, face-to-face and in a personal setting. We welcome renowned stars of classical music on board on many of our cruises. Enjoy high-calibre big-band music, the finest dance music, musical melodies and elegant lounge music as well as all types of cabaret artists, readings and theatrical pieces. Exclusive events and selected special cruise formats guarantee unforgettable moments and promise a truly special entertainment programme.

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