On board MS HANSEATIC from Lisbon to Bremerhaven
Expedition Knowledge: Europe at the Peak of its Art
Dr. Ralph Quadflieg, art expert: “World-famous cathedrals and places of pilgrimage, baroque splendour in impressive cities, small islands and atmospheric riverside landscapes - on this spring voyage, the fine arts tell the fascinating story of Europe. Experience significant cultural treasures in a new light.“
from Lisbon to Bremerhaven
|Cruise dates:||from 24.05.2013 to 04.06.2013 (12 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Fri, 24.05.2013 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Lisbon
| Sat, 25.05.2013 |
Leixoes (Porto), from 9.00 to 15.00 hrs
From Iberia to English: Europe’s Cultural Treasures
| Sun, 26.05.2013 |
La Coruna/Spain, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs
La Coruna opens the gate for you to one of the most significant pilgrimage places of Christianity: Santiago de Compostela – the holy city on the pilgrimage route, the Way of St. James*. On his Expert Excursion Dr Ralph Quadflieg will reveal to you the secrets of the splendid cathedral under which the tomb of St. James is said to be.
| Mon, 27.05.2013 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 28.05.2013 |
St. Malo/France, from 9.00 to 20.00 hrs
You can follow in the Footsteps of the Roman Antiquity* in Lugo on an Expert Excursion with Dr Dr Volker Gebhardt *. A protective fortification surrounds St. Malo, during the 17th and 18th centuries the capital of the Barbary Corsairs and your departure point for Expert Excursions to the Mont Saint Michel*. The high towering masterpiece, central hub in the network of route of the pilgrims, appears to be nearer to Heaven than to the Earth. A divine pleasure the same evening is the second Exclusive Classical Concert in the modern Théâtre Chateaubriand.
| Wed, 29.05.2013 |
Peter Port/Guernsey/England, from 6.00 to 17.00 hrs
In contrast the compositions of nature enchant you on the Channel Island Guernsey. On a Guided Tour of the Island* or a Cliff-top Hike* you can enjoy superb views of the English Channel before an Organ Concert takes place exclusively for the guests of HANSEATIC in the City Church of St. Peter Port.
| Thu, 30.05.2013 |
Excursion on the Seine
| Fri, 31.05.2013 |
Cowes/Isle of Wight/England, from 7.00 to 11.30 hrs
England’s picturesque idyll dominates your detour to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Pay a visit to the former summer residence of Queen Victoria, Royal Osborne House*.
| Sat, 01.06.2013 |
Antwerp/Belgium, from 8.30 to 17.00 hrs
Via the Westerschelde you reach Antwerp, the richest trading city in Europe during 16th century. The magnificent baroque guild houses around the Grote Markt bear witness to this wealth. On the Expert Excursion: Guided Walking Tour to Two Unknown Gems* you will discover the living quarters and printing works of Plantin-Moretus and one of the main works of Pieter Brueghel. You will be impressed to see the Ghent Altarpiece*, with its minute and finest details partly painted with a single hair brush, on an Expert Excursion with Dr Ralph Quadflieg. Or in Brussels* you can explore the political centre of Europe.
| Sun, 02.06.2013 |
Amsterdam/Netherlands, arrival 8.00 hrs
Your cruise to Amsterdam leads you from the art of diplomacy to master paintings. Excellent museums of international standing show the significance of van Gogh for contemporary art and the Golden Age of Dutch art. On Expert Excursions Dr Dr Volker Gebhardt or Dr Ralph Quadflieg will share with you Amsterdam – the City of Art* and Holland’s Great Painters in the Rijksmuseum*. A Literary Guided Walk through the City* and a third Exclusive Classical Concert in the neo-Gothic Posthoornkerk round off your intensive „Expedition Knowledge“, on which you will re-discover the culture of Europe with all your senses.
| Mon, 03.06.2013 |
Amsterdam, departure 00.30 hrs
| Mon, 03.06.2013 |
Borkum from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs
| Tue, 04.06.2013 |
Bremerhaven, arrival 6.00 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: