German Waterways with Kiel Week
A no-fly cruise from Dover
Sail aboard Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca to some of Germany’s most picturesque waterways, calling into beautiful and historic cities, with an opportunity to experience the excitement of the world’s largest sailing extravaganza. Begin with a daylight transit of the impressive Kiel Canal as you head for Kiel, perfectly timed to coincide with the annual Kieler Woche sailing festival. Soak up the atmosphere as you watch the spectacular tall ship parade, before continuing onwards to Travemünde, ideal for a visit to Lübeck. Sail on, into the heart of historic Hamburg before scenic cruising through gorgeous German countryside along the Elbe and Weser Rivers to the Hanseatic city of Bremen.
- 9 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 26 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 8 lunches (days 2-9) 9 dinners (days 1-9)
- £75 per person onboard credit
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of the experienced Fred. Olsen staff on board
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Dover
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Dover, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Familiarise yourself with the onboard facilities and entertainment as we sail towards Germany.
Day 3 - Kiel Canal Transit - Kiel, Germany
With a length of almost 100km, the Kiel Canal forms the basis for the trade between the countries of the Baltics and the rest of the world. We transit the canal, before arriving in Kiel, positioned at the eastern end. Kiel has a vibrant, youthful feel and is a truly exciting place to visit and explore. Almost completely destroyed in World War II, it has been extensively rebuilt since the 1950’s and now features broad boulevards, wide squares and impressive modern structures. There are several open-air cafes, plenty of bars and many restaurants to enjoy.
Day 4 - Travemünde
Travemünde is a coastal suburb of Lübeck, a magnificent UNESCO-listed town steeped in history. Lübeck is a former capital of the Hanseatic League, home to an array of wonderful gabled houses, stunning churches and public buildings with huge gates, vast towers and gilded steeples.
Day 5 - Kiel Canal Transit
We travel back via the Kiel Canal Transit on our way to Hamburg.
Day 6 - Hamburg (overnight)
Home to the country’s largest port, Hamburg is regarded as Germany’s gateway to the world. A vibrant, busy and historic city boasting an impressive Hanseatic League heritage that harks back over 700 years, Hamburg is one of Germany’s most interesting destinations. A city that cherishes its long history and traditions, Hamburg is awash with beautiful historic buildings and monuments that are typical of Hanseatic culture.
Day 7 - Hamburg - Cruising Elbe and Weser Rivers
As one of the main waterways in Central Europe, the Elbe stretches from the Czech Republic all the way to the North Sea via Germany. This beautiful waterway winds its way through tall hills, past vast plains and alongside pretty towns and cities. Continuing onwards we join the picturesque Weser River. Keep an eye out for the pretty shores of Harriersand, one of Europe's longest river islands.
Day 8 - Bremen
Once a member of the Hanseatic League, Bremen is home to some incredible Gothic architecture. The Marktplatz (Market Square) is a must-visit site and here you will find the Gothic Town Hall, originally built between 1405 and 1410. This UNESCO World Heritage Site currently hosts a restaurant with original Hanseatic era décor and the Bremer Ratskeller, a public house in the basement. The Town Hall is also home to the 12 oldest wines in the world.
Day 9 - At sea
Relax on board, as we cruise home.
Day 10 Dover
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.