On board MS HANSEATIC from Reykjavik to Lisbon
Expedition to Europe's islands worlds - kaleidoscope of contrasting coasts
Wild and dramatic, delightful and picturesque: Europe’s unspoilt nature, rich culture and living history come together on this extraordinary premiere route for the HANSEATIC to form a fascinating overall picture. Discover the lesser-known sides of the continent – from Iceland to the Iberian Peninsula.
from Reykjavik to Lisbon
|Cruise dates:||from 24.09.2017 to 08.10.2017 (14 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
14 days cruise only from € 5,691 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 6,431 per person
| Sun, 24.09.2017 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Keflavik
| Mon, 25.09.2017 |
Iceland (Heimaey, cruising off Surtsey)
Wild territory in the far north
| Tue, 26.09.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 27.09.2017 |
- Thu, 28.09.2017
Scotland (St. Kilda, Oban)
In the Celtic kingdom
| Fri, 29.09.2017 |
Douglas/Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is shaped by its gently rolling landscape, picturesque bays and dunes. While the long seafront promenade invites you for a relaxing stroll in Douglas, take the steam train to Rushen Castle*, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval castles.
| Sat, 30.09.2017 |
- Sun, 01.10.2017
Wales (Fishguard, Swansea)
Wales takes you back to the same era: from tranquil Fishguard, continue to Pembroke Castle and Tenby*. The 12th-century castle is considered the most beautiful in the region and honours the county’s reputation together with the picturesque, Victorian-style coastal town. Immerse yourself in ancient history in St. David’s – Wales’ smallest city* – on a visit to the famous cathedral and the ruins of the Bishop’s Palace. Like tiny natural naves, hidden caves await on a kayak tour* of the coast. Swansea, a premiere destination for the HANSEATIC, is greatly influenced by a Welsh author. Follow in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas* and discover his life and home. As vibrant as his rhapsodic poems, the neighbouring town of Mumbles is packed with shops, restaurants and pubs – an insider’s tip for individual explorations. A visit to Cardiff Castle*, a blend of Roman, Norman and Victorian architectural styles, tells of Welsh tradition and culture.
| Mon, 02.10.2017 |
The fascination with exploration grows as soon as you reach the Scilly Isles, which are part of Cornwall. One day, two islands, countless impressions: a visit to the Abbey Garden on Tresco, with over 4,000 exotic plants, will almost make you feel you are in the tropics. The neighbouring island of St. Mary’s, whose picturesque coastal landscape is perfect for walking, also beckons with natural beauty.
| Tue, 03.10.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 04.10.2017 |
Santander/Spain, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs
Masterpieces on the Iberian coast
| Thu, 05.10.2017 |
Gijon, from 8.00 to 14.00 hrs
The flair of Gijon is underlined by traces of the Romans, baths and a beautiful old town. Oviedo, capital of Asturias*, has particular historical significance. The massive San Salvador cathedral with the Camara Santa (Holy Chamber), a UNESCO cultural monument, looms over the city: merchants’ houses, baroque palaces and Oscar Niemeyer’s modern architecture are combined in the excursion to Aviles and Cabo de Penas* with wonderful views of the rugged cliffs.
| Fri, 06.10.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 07.10.2017 |
Cruise on the Tagus River
When the HANSEATIC reaches Lisbon, the experts will open up Portugal’s living history on a cruise on the Tagus River with fantastic views of the city. A walk in the footsteps of Fernando Pessoa* will shed light on the country’s literature. Your journey continues along the coastal road and through the Serra de Sintra in an all-terrain vehicle to Cabo da Roca*. Be it the steep cape, the westernmost point on the European mainland or an evening stroll through Lisbon’s vibrant old town – by the end of your cruise, your many impressions will have formed an unforgettable picture of Europe.
| Sun, 08.10.2017 |
Scheduled flight from Lisbon to Germany
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
= at anchor
Attractive combination discount of € 300
Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include HAN1718 (applies to categories 2 – 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:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ICELANDIC IMPRESSIONS
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: VOLCANOES, GLACIERS AND GEYSERS – ICELAND'S OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LISBON AND ROYAL SINTRA
Geologist on the team of experts
Dr Franz Gingele became fascinated with our planet’s primeval forces while studying geology, glaciology and climatology. On this expedition, he will explain how these forces formed Europe’s islands.