On board MS HANSEATIC from Bremerhaven to Tenerife

Highlights of history

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Marvel at the diverse highlights of two continents. Prehistoric stone circles and fairy-tale palaces, idyllic old towns and bustling medinas, imposing cliffs and wide savannahs – a route that follows a lifeline of diverse cultures.

from Bremerhaven to Tenerife

Cruise dates:from 21.10.2015 to 04.11.2015 (14 days)
Cruise number: HAN1520

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.


Wed, 21.10.2015

Individual arrival
Bremerhaven, departure 19.00 hrs

Thu, 22.10.2015

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 23.10.2015

Portsmouth/England, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

England’s majesty, magic and mysticism
A magical atmosphere will envelop you near Portsmouth as you try to unravel the mystery behind prehistoric stone circles. The scenic journey to Salisbury and visit to Stonehenge* will give you the chance to form your own theories about the meaning of this ritual site. From the Neolithic Era, your route will take you to the Middle Ages as you take a tour of Salisbury’s old town and marvel at the towering cathedral which dates back to the 13th century. King Arthur’s Round Table exudes timeless magic and its legend comes to life in the Great Hall of Winchester. Historic Winchester and its cathedral*, the longest in Europe, still bear evidence of the time when this metropolis was the capital city of England.

Sat, 24.10.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 25.10.2015

La Coruna/Spain, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

Iberian Peninsula: the roots of generations of explorers
Follow Spain’s poignant history and the footsteps of the Romans in La Coruna with a tour of Betanzos*, the centre of the Galician Gothic style. Alternatively, marvel at Europe’s most significant pilgrimage site. A city tour through Santiago de Compostela* will astound you with the religious and architectural legacy of the almost 1,000-year-old cathedral.

Mon, 26.10.2015

Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, from 12.30 to 18.00 hrs

The skyline of Leixoes is also characterised by churches and cultural monuments. You will be unable to resist the charm of the old town. Discover Porto on a panoramic trip* – numerous bridges span the Douro River, inspired by the Gothic arch of Porto Cathedral. The historic city of Guimaraes, the cradle of Portugal*, is closely connected to the emergence of this nation of explorers. The medieval atmosphere permeates this labyrinth of alleyways and the castle. The feudal Palace of the Dukes of Braganza is full of the treasures of the Renaissance. Indo-Portuguese faience is just as wonderful as Flemish tapestries.

Tue, 27.10.2015

Lisbon, from 12.00 to 19.00 hrs

The city on the Tagus River is associated with the golden age of Portugal: take a different approach and discover Lisbon by bus and on its historic trams*, exclusively available for the guests of the HANSEATIC. A Garden of Eden reserved for the high society of the 19th century will open its gates to you in Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira*, with exotic plants, hidden ponds and chapels.

Wed, 28.10.2015

Portimao, from 12.00 to 17.00 hrs

Setting out from Portimao, discover the landscape in a spectacular fashion on a jeep tour to the hinterland* of the Algarve, passing orange trees and wild rhododendrons before you finally reach the 900 m high Mount Foia. The tour of Sagres, Lagos and Cabo Sao Vincente* is just as appealing, providing intriguing insights into the life of Henry the Navigator and dreamlike views of the ocean.

Thu, 29.10.2015

Cadiz/Spain, from 6.00 to 16.00 hrs

The fascination continues seamlessly as you set out from the Spanish city of Cadiz. Seville, the capital of Andalusia*, welcomes you with the royal palace of Alcazar and one of the largest Gothic churches in the world. In the vicinity of Cadiz, the beauty of white villages and the tradition of viticulture come together when you visit Arcos de la Frontera and Jerez, the home of sherry*.

Fri, 30.10.2015

Casablanca/Morocco, from 8.00 to 20.00 hrs

Africa: kings and colonial powers, light and shadow
Morocco reflects the legendary faces of Africa with its mosques, minarets and medinas. The modern lifestyle of Casablanca stands in delightful contrasts to the old royal city of Marrakesh*. The magic of the Orient will overwhelm your senses with the colours, spices and aromas of the medina and the hustle and bustle of Djemaa el Fna, the square of the jugglers. You can marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rabat* and the richly decorated Mausoleum of Mohammed V, both reminiscent of fairy tales, before you once again set foot on European soil around 190 km from the African mainland.

Sat, 31.10.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 01.11.2015

Arrecife/Lanzarote/Spain, from 08.00 to 18.00 hrs

Inspired by these impressions, set a course for European soil on the HANSEATIC – in the middle of the Atlantic. On Lanzarote you can explore the volcanoes of the southern island*, a bizarre moonscape of volcanoes and craters. Alternatively on  expert´s excursion: the fascinating island art of César Manrique*, you can marvel at the Jardin de Cactus with roughly 1,000 varieties of cactus before your eventful “Expedition Knowledge” comes to a close on Tenerife.

Mon, 02.11.2015

Santa Cruz/La Palma, Cadiz/Spain, from 12.00 to 22.00 hrs

Nature, Culture and Joie de Vivre
With the HANSEATIC you will be able to explore unknown islands in intense detail. With a panoramic setting reminiscent of a giant amphitheatre, you are greeted by the huge volcanic crater that borders the Canary Island harbour town of Santa Cruz on La Palma. Let the natural spectacle begin – with a trip to Caldera de Taburiente National Park*. The journey to the interior takes you along breathtaking escarpments to the lookout point of La Cumbrecita.

Tue, 03.11.2015

San Sebastian/La Gomera, 7.00 to 17.00 hrs
Santa Cruz/Tenerife, arrival 22.00 hrs
overnight stay on board

You will find yourself in famous company when you visit San Sebastian on Gomera, where Columbus once set out to discover America. A landscape tour on Gomera* takes you through a gashed landscape to the Hermigua Valley. In the Garajonay National Park, evergreen laurel woods and thick fern will stimulate your imagination. On a hike through the El Cedro Forest*, you will climb to the summit of Garajonay, a height of 1487 metres. The fantastic view will remain unforgettable for a long time to come

Wed, 04.11.2015

Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Tenerife/Spain
schedulded flight Tenerife-Madrid-Frankfurt

* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

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