On board MS EUROPA from Hamburg to Kiel

A kingdom offering some unforgettable days

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Impressive Scottish castles, the precipitous cliffs of the Orkneys, picture-perfect English countryside - the United Kingdom has plenty to offer and will fire your imagination. This fascination will be accentuated in particular on a flight over the lush green Highlands with views over the calm waters of the legendary Loch Ness. There are also plenty of myths surrounding the Ring of Brodgar. Follow in the footsteps of some famous contemporaries and you can also look forward to a tribute to the Fab Four on board.


from Hamburg to Kiel

Cruise dates:from 05.08.2014 to 19.08.2014 (15 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1417

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

Highlights of your cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites: Edinburgh*, the historic port city of Liverpool, the archaeological sites of Ring of Brodgar* and Skara Brae*
  • Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle*
  • Classical chamber music from English composers on board
  • Tribute to The Beatles – English entertainment on board
  • Malt or Single Malt – Whisky tasting on board
  • Golf & Cruise with extensive golf package*
  • New port: Liverpool/England/Great Britain

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price.  The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

Itinerary

Tue, 05.08.2014

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg, 19.00 hrs departure

Hamburg
Start your cruise by exploring Hamburg on your own* – perhaps with a visit to the Kunsthalle museum of art?

Wed, 06.08.2014

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 07.08.2014

Dartmouth, 12.00 – 22.00 hrs

Dartmouth/England/Great Britain
The Crusaders once boarded their ships in the natural harbour of this historic port. These days, Dartmouth Castle is home to the Britannia Royal Navy College high above the estuary.  Plymouth* also has a great seafaring tradition and was once the port from which major expeditions set sail. Buckfast Abbey* will open its doors for you to explore the monastery and its beautiful gardens.

Fri, 08.08.2014

Falmouth, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Falmouth/England/Great Britain
Idyllic cottages, magnificent castles, beautiful Mediterranean flowers – Cornwall has the Gulf Stream to thank for its unique charm. St. Michael’s Mount* is at the mercy of the changing tides and breaking waves are also wearing away at the cliffs at Land’s End*. A walk along the Lizard Peninsula* takes you through some beautiful scenery.

Sat, 09.08.2014

Dublin, 13.00 hrs arrival

Dublin/Ireland
The capital is dominated by the time-honoured St Patrick’s Cathedral, and at Trinity College, the Book of Kells* is a highlight of medieval book illustration. A cliff-top path* leads you from the fishing village of Greystones into the wilds of nature and offers some fantastic views. The noble gardens at Powerscourt and Mount Usher* are delightful places for a stroll amongst lavish terraces and rivers. On the trail of historic Ireland*, you will visit the ancient Christian settlement of Monasterboice, where two of the oldest crosses in Ireland are still standing.

Sun, 10.08.2014

Dublin, 18.00 hrs departure

Mon, 11.08.2014

Liverpool, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Liverpool/England/Great Britain
Tear yourself away from the lively port city to visit the medieval half-timbered houses and cobbled streets of the historic city of Chester*. Or stay in the Beatles’ home town* and explore “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields” as well as other points of interest.

Tue, 12.08.2014

Greenock, 8.30 – 18.00 hrs

Greenock/Scotland/Great Britain
Stroll through this charming little town or discover Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow*. Standing as testament to Scotland’s long history are the medieval St Mungo’s Cathedral* and the enchanting Pollok Country Park*, with the world-famous Burrell art collection* in its manor house.

Wed, 13.08.2014

Portree, 13.00 – 19.00 hrs

Portree/Skye/Scotland/Great Britain
The natural landscape of the Gaelic “island of the mist” is breathtakingly beautiful. The island tour* will take you up to the moss-green high plateau and wild, overgrown cliffs. Dunvegan Castle* has been home to the MacLeod clan for around 800 years – find out more about the castle and its clan.

Thu, 14.08.2014

Kirkwall, 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

Kirkwall/Orkney Islands/Great Britain
The 77 islands off the northern tip of Scotland are still writing their own history.  Endless horizons, steep cliffs and bizarre rock formations are sure to awaken your imagination during a walk*. The Ring of Brodgar* is a thought-provoking place, as is the Stone Age village of Skara Brae*. Whatever happens, don’t miss tasting the “national drink” – the Highland Park whisky distillery* invites you to take part in a tasting.

Fri, 15.08.2014

Invergordon, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Invergordon/Scotland/Great Britain
On a helicopter flight*, the beauty of the Scottish Highlands will unfold beneath you – including fantastic views of Loch Ness* and the ruins of Urquhart Castle*, a reminder of Scottish kings and clans.

Sat, 16.08.2014

Leith (Edinburgh), 7.15 hrs arrival

Leith (Edinburgh)/Scotland/Great Britain
In this port, you will find yourself in good company next to the Royal Yacht Britannia, before setting off to visit Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Mile leads you through the Scottish capital* from the castle into the lively centre. Right in the heart of the county of Midlothian lies the ornately decorated Rosslyn Chapel*, made world famous thanks to Dan Brown’s bestselling novel. In the evening, a special highlight awaits with traditional Scottish music and dance at an annual festival – the Edinburgh Military Tattoo*.

Sun, 17.08.2014

Leith (Edinburgh), 5.45 hrs departure

Mon, 18.08.2014

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 19.08.2014

Kiel, 7.00 hrs arrival
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

Kiel
Leave the EUROPA to begin your journey home or enjoy the Hanseatic city of Hamburg at your own pace*.

* 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:

INDIVIDUAL EXTENSION – HAMBURG

Golf – playing on royal fairways

Play on the following greens during the EUR1417 cruise:

Fri 8 Aug Falmouth, Great Britain – Falmouth GC
The

72-par course set on the steep cliffs of the Cornish coastline has

recently been redesigned and sets golfers of all abilities a variety of

challenges.

Sun 10 Aug Dublin, Ireland – The K-Club
The

luxurious club welcomes discerning golfers with an upmarket atmosphere

in natural surroundings that are characteristic of Ireland. The Palmer

Ryder Cup Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and is one of the most

spectacular courses in Europe.

Mon 11 Aug Liverpool, Great Britain –

 

Southport &

Ainsdale GC

 


 

Southport

& Ainsdale Golf Club is a genuine championship links course with top-class

facilities.

 

S & A

(as it’s affectionately known) was established back in 1906.

 

The Club

has hosted two Ryder Cup games and a string of other high-profile

championships, such as the Women’s British Open and the British Amateur.

 



Tue 12 Aug Greenock, Great Britain – Gleddoch GC (additional course 1)
The

18-hole championship course is a challenge for players of all

handicaps, leading them through the picturesque parkland and moorland of

Scotland. Situated in the Shire Hills, the course ensures a succession

of magnificent vistas throughout the game.

Thur 14 Aug Kirkwall, Great Britain – Stromness GC (additional course 2)
This

course, designed by George Smith in 1923, is captivating with its

unspoiled natural scenery. A reliable companion during your game will be

the sea breeze.

Fri 15 Aug Invergordon, Great Britain – Tain GC
The

venerable 18-hole links course is situated at the edge of the Scottish

Highlands and provides spectacular views over the ocean and the

surrounding hills during the game.

Sat 16 Aug Leith, Great Britain – Marriott Dalmahoy GC
In

the home of golf, you will be welcomed to one of the most beautiful

parkland courses in Scotland, which is adorned by a noble manor house.

The EUROPA golf arrangement can only be booked in conjunction with a

cruise and as a package as specified prior to departure. Minimum number

of participants: 10 persons. In the case of an insufficient number of

participants, the cruise will be cancelled 4 weeks before the scheduled

departure at the latest. Please note our general information and the

supplementary  Golf & Cruise travel conditions.


Golf – playing on royal fairways

Play on the following greens during the EUR1417 cruise:

Fri 8 Aug Falmouth, Great Britain – Falmouth GC
The

72-par course set on the steep cliffs of the Cornish coastline has

recently been redesigned and sets golfers of all abilities a variety of

challenges.

Sun 10 Aug Dublin, Ireland – The K-Club
The

luxurious club welcomes discerning golfers with an upmarket atmosphere

in natural surroundings that are characteristic of Ireland. The Palmer

Ryder Cup Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and is one of the most

spectacular courses in Europe.

Mon 11 Aug Liverpool, Great Britain –

 

Southport &

Ainsdale GC

 


 

Southport

& Ainsdale Golf Club is a genuine championship links course with top-class

facilities.

 

S & A

(as it’s affectionately known) was established back in 1906.

 

The Club

has hosted two Ryder Cup games and a string of other high-profile

championships, such as the Women’s British Open and the British Amateur.

 



Tue 12 Aug Greenock, Great Britain – Gleddoch GC (additional course 1)
The

18-hole championship course is a challenge for players of all

handicaps, leading them through the picturesque parkland and moorland of

Scotland. Situated in the Shire Hills, the course ensures a succession

of magnificent vistas throughout the game.

Thur 14 Aug Kirkwall, Great Britain – Stromness GC (additional course 2)
This

course, designed by George Smith in 1923, is captivating with its

unspoiled natural scenery. A reliable companion during your game will be

the sea breeze.

Fri 15 Aug Invergordon, Great Britain – Tain GC
The

venerable 18-hole links course is situated at the edge of the Scottish

Highlands and provides spectacular views over the ocean and the

surrounding hills during the game.

Sat 16 Aug Leith, Great Britain – Marriott Dalmahoy GC
In

the home of golf, you will be welcomed to one of the most beautiful

parkland courses in Scotland, which is adorned by a noble manor house.

The EUROPA golf arrangement can only be booked in conjunction with a

cruise and as a package as specified prior to departure. Minimum number

of participants: 10 persons. In the case of an insufficient number of

participants, the cruise will be cancelled 4 weeks before the scheduled

departure at the latest. Please note our general information and the

supplementary  Golf & Cruise travel conditions.


Golf – playing on royal fairways

Play on the following greens during the EUR1417 cruise:

Fri 8 Aug Falmouth, Great Britain – Falmouth GC
The

72-par course set on the steep cliffs of the Cornish coastline has

recently been redesigned and sets golfers of all abilities a variety of

challenges.

Sun 10 Aug Dublin, Ireland – The K-Club
The

luxurious club welcomes discerning golfers with an upmarket atmosphere

in natural surroundings that are characteristic of Ireland. The Palmer

Ryder Cup Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and is one of the most

spectacular courses in Europe.

Mon 11 Aug Liverpool, Great Britain –

 

Southport &

Ainsdale GC

 


 

Southport

& Ainsdale Golf Club is a genuine championship links course with top-class

facilities.

 

S & A

(as it’s affectionately known) was established back in 1906.

 

The Club

has hosted two Ryder Cup games and a string of other high-profile

championships, such as the Women’s British Open and the British Amateur.

 



Tue 12 Aug Greenock, Great Britain – Gleddoch GC (additional course 1)
The

18-hole championship course is a challenge for players of all

handicaps, leading them through the picturesque parkland and moorland of

Scotland. Situated in the Shire Hills, the course ensures a succession

of magnificent vistas throughout the game.

Thur 14 Aug Kirkwall, Great Britain – Stromness GC (additional course 2)
This

course, designed by George Smith in 1923, is captivating with its

unspoiled natural scenery. A reliable companion during your game will be

the sea breeze.

Fri 15 Aug Invergordon, Great Britain – Tain GC
The

venerable 18-hole links course is situated at the edge of the Scottish

Highlands and provides spectacular views over the ocean and the

surrounding hills during the game.

Sat 16 Aug Leith, Great Britain – Marriott Dalmahoy GC
In

the home of golf, you will be welcomed to one of the most beautiful

parkland courses in Scotland, which is adorned by a noble manor house.

The EUROPA golf arrangement can only be booked in conjunction with a

cruise and as a package as specified prior to departure. Minimum number

of participants: 10 persons. In the case of an insufficient number of

participants, the cruise will be cancelled 4 weeks before the scheduled

departure at the latest. Please note our general information and the

supplementary  Golf & Cruise travel conditions.