Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs
Evening cruise on the Elbe
The hustle and bustle of the summer months is over and the low sun paints the sky in magical light. Time to enjoy all that autumn has to offer with the small HANSEATIC spirit. State capitals, in particular, are a breeding ground for creatives and contemporary zeitgeist and are rich in historical-cultural aspects – a perfect blend of traditions and trends. Fittingly, your cruise departs from and returns to Hamburg, where the old warehouse district contrasts with the modern HafenCity. Your impressions take their course with an evening cruise on the Elbe.
Relaxation at sea
Amsterdam/Netherlands, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs
Tranquil and vibrant, old and new, picturesque and daring – the canal city of Amsterdam is a unique celebration of contrasts. Discover the jewel of the Netherlands on a city walk with a canal trip* or completely at your own pace. Only by wandering through the narrow streets will you notice the elegance of the gabled houses, the heron on a house boat or a hidden inner courtyard known as a “hofje”. Take a journey back in time through the historic ages, past the Westernkirk (western church), the Anne Frank Museum and the Royal Palace. Cultural insights await you when you follow in the footsteps of the legendary painter in the Van Gogh Museum*. It has the world’s largest collection of works by the artist. The Moco Museum* is dedicated to reflecting contemporary society and showcases iconic artists such as Banksy, Keith Haring and Jeff Koons. The Netherlands and cycling simply belong together. Get active on a bicycle tour through Amsterdam’s unknown north*. The former working-class district is now a “creative hub” with houseboat galleries and trendy restaurants. An avant-garde prelude to your next trendy destination ...
Cruise on the Thames to Tower Bridge
London/Great Britain, arrival 18.30 hrs
Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden – the anticipation of familiar sights in a new light and undiscovered facets accompanies you on an evening cruise on the Thames. Sail through the Neo-Gothic monument when Tower Bridge opens to allow the HANSEATIC spirit to reach its mooring point in the heart of the city. A moment that is only possible with a small ship. “Welcome to London” – a city of contrasts, with Gothic churches alongside skyscrapers, punks in Camden and the elegant upper class. Unique, lively and enjoyable: after your arrival in the early evening, look forward to unforgettable hours that will turn the night into day. Whether you enjoy a pint in a rustic pub, take a relaxed stroll through the trendy districts or head out into the pulsating nightlife – our travel concierge will be happy to organise the perfect evening for you* in the English capital. How about tickets for the ballet or opera, a musical or the theatre (on request, subject to availability)?
London, departure 18.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
Information about the mooring point in London: the HANSEATIC spirit is moored directly behind Tower Bridge in central London, an option only available to small ships. Official confirmation has been given, although the British authorities reserve the right to change the mooring point in London at short notice.
The following programmes can be booked.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
The following programmes are offered in German:
Our travel concierge would be happy to put together travel arrangements tailored to your very own preferences. Whether you’re interested in boutique hotels, luxurious beach resorts, theatre-ticket reservations or restaurant recommendations in the most exciting cities, you can find exclusive tips here and by visiting www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.