German Cities and the Kiel Canal
A no-fly cruise from Newcastle
Sail along Germany’s beautiful rivers on this scenic voyage departing from Newcastle. Our splendid cruise travels through the stunning Weser River arriving in the beautiful city of Bremen, rich in breathtaking Hanseatic Gothic architecture. Sail through the 100km-long Kiel Canal linking the North Sea and the Baltic, before docking in Warnemünde, a picturesque sandy seaside resort and gateway to some of Germany’s most exciting cities. An optional excursion takes you to Germany’s magnificent capital, home to some of the country’s most spectacular and historic monuments, before your final port of call in the maritime city of Kiel.
- 7 nights cruise on Balmoral
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
- £50 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 - Newcastle
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Newcastle, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Balmoral (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, on board Balmoral.
Day 3 - Bremen, Germany
Today we arrive in the beautiful city of Bremen, calmly residing along the Weser River and enriched with beautiful Hanseatic Gothic architecture. Our ship, unlike many others, sails straight through the heart of the city offering views of breathtaking scenery before we step ashore to explore. Discover the wonderful Marktplatz (Market Square), home to magnificent architecture including the stunning, UNESCO-listed Town Hall - an historic, Gothic structure built between 1405 and 1410. Alternatively, visit the magnificent former docklands, Überseestadt, which offers a completely contrasting experience to the rest of the city; featuring modern architecture, plush bars, fine restaurants and a stylish harbour filled with luxurious yachts.
Day 4 - Kiel Canal Transit
Early this afternoon, we travel along the world’s busiest artificial waterway, stretching almost 100km in length connecting the North Sea to the Baltic.
Day 5 - Warnemünde
Warnemünde is a fantastic port and gateway to Berlin, Germany’s wonderful capital. Discover Charlottenburg Castle - one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, built as a royal summer residence for the first queen of Prussia, Sophie Charlotte - the 18th century neoclassical Brandenburg Gate and the stunning Olympic Stadium. If you wish to simply relax, Warnemünde is the ideal location with its beautiful sandy beaches, traditional pubs and fine restaurants serving mouth-watering seafood. You can also capture views over the Baltic Sea from the historic Warnemünde lighthouse.
Day 6 - Kiel - Kiel Canal Transit
Positioned at the eastern end of the Kiel Canal, Kiel is long-established maritime city with a busy seaport and deep history of ship and submarine building. There is much more to Kiel than its port though - as a university town it has a very 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 1950s and now features broad boulevards and wide squares with open-air cafés. Some older monuments such as the 13th century Nikolaikirche and Town Hall and highlight how Kiel’s architecture has changed and developed. Late this evening we transit the Kiel Canal once more.
Day 7 - At sea
Spend a day relaxing at sea as we sail home, maybe book a treatment at the onboard spa or relax in one of the plush lounges.
Day 8 Newcastle
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.