Day 1 - London - Berlin
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Berlin. On arrival, we transfer to the port and embark MS Princess (3T).
Day 2 - Berlin - Oranienburg - Eberswalde
Sit back, relax and enjoy the cuisine as we sail to Eberswalde, where we dock overnight. En route, you have the opportunity to take an optional excursion to Oranienburg Palace, considered the oldest Baroque palace ensemble in Brandenburg. It was built for Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau, first wife of the first Prussian King Frederick I who, after being crowned, elaborately expanded and embellished the palace. Parts have now been restored and made accessible to the public, with museums detailing the area’s history and showing some exquisite art produced by Prussian silversmiths and glassblowers.
Day 3 - Eberswalde - Hohensaaten - Schwedt.
Departing from Eberswalde while you prepare for the day ahead, we reach Niederfinow Lock after breakfast, where you have the opportunity to step ashore for an optional excursion to Chorin Monastery. This outstanding brick Gothic Cistercian monastery offers an insight into the lives of medieval monks and the site’s turbulent past. We arrive in Schwedt later this afternoon. The town suffered widespread destruction in World War II but re-established itself with industrial development. We remain here overnight.
Day 4 - Schwedt - Szczecin
Early this morning our cruise continues, arriving in Szczecin as we enjoy lunch. We take a guided tour of this Polish city, founded around a thousand years ago and an important sea port by the 12th century. The city was badly damaged in the closing stages of World War II, but redeveloped into a modern city with wide tree-lined avenues and parks. Some sites have been restored though, including the decorative Ducal Castle, the Cathedral Basilica of St Jacob the Apostle and the terraces of Waly Chrobrego, providing viewpoints alongside the River Oder.
Day 5 - Szczecin - Wolgast
Early this morning our cruise continues, allowing a morning of relaxation as we head to Wolgast. Choose to spend your afternoon strolling through this quiet town, and maybe follow the banks of the river Peenestrom or visit the town’s heritage museum; or take an optional excursion Zinnowitz, a lovingly kept spa resort with a picturesque promenade. We remain in Wolgast overnight.
Day 6 - Wolgast - Peenemünde - Lauterbach, Rügen
After breakfast we disembark in Peenemünde, a rural fishing village on the idyllic island of Usedom, where nearly 5,000 personnel developed Germany’s V-1 and V-2 rockets during World War II. Spend your morning at leisure and enjoy the pale sand beaches, or visit the Historical Technical Museum to discover the story of Germany’s ground-breaking missile facility and view relics from World War II and the Cold War, before returning to our ship to sail to Lauterbach, on the island of Rügen for an included excursion. Once the height of sophistication, the spa resorts with their elegant luxury hotels still retain much of their nostalgic charm. In addition to its 60 kilometres of fine, sandy beaches, Rügen has a lot to offer, from large national parks and the famous view of the Rügen chalk cliffs (as painted by locally born Caspar David Friedrich, an important German Romantic landscape painter) to sleepy fishing villages and elegant manor houses.
Day 7 - Lauterbach, Rugen - Stralsund
The last leg of our cruise takes us to Stralsund, where we go ashore for a guided tour this afternoon. This UNESCO-listed medieval town was a major trading centre of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries, and developed the techniques and characteristics of Brick Gothic architecture, evident in its Town Hall, cathedral and houses.
Day 8 Stralsund - Berlin - London
Disembark and transfer to Berlin Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow Airport. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.