On board MS HANSEATIC from Hamburg to Hamburg
Expedition knowledge - all about the kingdom of the arts
Dr. Volker Gebhardt, art and culture expert: "5,000 years of turbulent history will come alive in your circumnavigation of Great Britain – from the Stone Age to the traces of the Romans, to the present-day avant garde. Discover art, architecture and gardens from a surprising perspective to gain a new understanding of the British identity."
from Hamburg to Hamburg
|Cruise dates:||from 14.09.2014 to 27.09.2014 (14 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Sun, 14.09.2014 |
Individual travel arrangements to
| Mon, 15.09.2014 |
Individual travel arrangements to
| Tue, 16.09.2014 |
Torquay/England, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs
Where towns and gardens tell a story
| Wed, 17.09.2014 |
Tresco/Isles of Scilly, from 7.00 to 13.00 hrs
The blossoming landscape is in no way inferior to the cultural bloom of England: the mild Gulf Stream enables subtropical plants from all over the world to thrive on Tresco, the second largest of the Isles of Scilly. Relax and enjoy the garden diversity that is unique to Great Britain.
| Thu, 18.09.2014 |
Bristol, from 5.00 to 15.30 hrs (subject to the tides)
Be impressed by the city of Bristol, which is seldom visited by cruise ships, and is a premiere destination for the HANSEATIC and a starting point for the expert excursion: UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Bath*. Take a look back over around 2,000 years of history of the “golden city” with Dr Volker Gebhardt. The Dyffryn Gardens* are typical of the landscape gardens at the time of Edward VII. A popular motif of the landscape painters of the Romantic period is the Cistercian Tintern Abbey*.
| Fri, 19.09.2014 |
Dublin/Ireland, from 12.00 to 20.00 hrs
Your route continues to Ireland – to Oscar Wilde’s home city of Dublin. The expert excursion: world art in Dublin* showcases the most significant collection of paintings in the country and the famous “Book of Kells”, an outstanding work of art history. No less impressive are the antique furniture and paintings in Malahide Castle* and the natural treasures on a cliff walk from Greystones to Bray*.
| Sat, 20.09.2014 |
Liverpool/England, from 8.00 to 14.00 hrs
Back in Liverpool, England, the expert excursion: Liverpool, the city of art* lets you marvel at the treasures in the Walker Art Gallery. A must if you like the music of the Fab Four is the excursion that takes you in the footsteps of the Beatles*.
| Sun, 21.09.2014 |
Greenock/Scotland, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs
Scottish highlights and English masterpieces
| Mon, 22.09.2014 |
Cruising by Fingal’s Cave/Staffa
Experience the “works” of wild nature as the HANSEATIC cruises up to the island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides. Over centuries, where the spray breaks against the cliffs, the famous basalt Fingal’s Cave was formed, which inspired Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy to write his “Hebrides Overture”.
| Tue, 23.09.2014 |
Stromness/Orkney Islands, from 7.00 to 13.00 hrs
From Stromness, on the expert excursion: magical stone circles and the Pompeii of the Stone Age*, you can embark on a journey that chronicles the early history of the Orkney Islands.
| Wed, 24.09.2014 |
Leith (Edinburgh), from 8.00 to 0.00 hrs
Enjoy the royal society in Leith: since 1997, the Britannia, once the yacht of the Queen, has been anchored in the port of Edinburgh. Just as majestic, at the centre of the city the castle is enthroned by an extinct volcano – just one of the highlights of the city tour*.
| Thu, 25.09.2014 |
Newcastle upon Tyne/England, from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs
Dr Volker Gebhardt will talk to you about Scottish cultural assets on the expert excursion: in the footsteps of Mary Stuart* and on the expert excursion: National Gallery of Scotland* with notable works dating from the 17th to 19th century. Alternatively try to discover the secret of the legendary Rosslyn Chapel* before architectural “wonders” are revealed to you close to NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – on the expert excursion: masterpieces of the Romanesque period – Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle*. Or visit Howick Hall and its gardens* and recall the many varied impressions of your journey around Great Britain in grand surroundings.
| Fri, 26.09.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 27.09.2014 |
Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. 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: INDIVIDUAL HAMBURG EXERIENCE
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: EXPEDITION KNOWLEDGE: ENGLISH LANDSCAPES IN GERMANY
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: INDIVIDUAL HAMBURG EXPERIENCE
Expedition Knowledge – Best of Britain
A true adventure for the spirit: on this “Expedition Knowledge” you
will gain a new understanding of the British identity from the
perspective of art, architecture and garden design. Specially designed
expert excursions and fascinating talks given by specialists, including
art historian Dr Volker Gebhardt, will discuss surprising links and
inspirational insights, for instance, on these themes:
- The thermal legacy of the Romans: UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Bath
- More than the “Fab Four”: Liverpool between the avant-garde and the working-class environment
- Stimuli for modern design: Mackintosh’s legacy in Glasgow
- Mystical and magical: contemporary witnesses of stone – Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands