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14th August 2017 • 9 nights • Sails from Newcastle • Balmoral • CRUISE ID: L1718 Savour delightful German countryside from the comfort of your ship as you cruise inspirational rivers and Europe’s most famous canal; all made possible by the shorter, shallower dimensions of Balmoral. Extended stays in Hamburg and Bremen afford ample time to pack in the highlights and uncover the fascinating background behind these cities, Kiel To/from Kiel Canal Newcastle Elbe River Weser River Date Arrive Depart Destination AUGUST 2017 Mon 14 PM Newcastle Tue 15 Cruising Wed 16 early am early pm Cruising Kiel Canal Wed 16 early pm late night Kiel, Germany Thu 17 early am late night Wismar, Germany Fri 18 early am late pm Cruising Kiel Canal Fri 18 late night Hamburg, Germany Sat 19 Hamburg, Germany Sun 20 early am Hamburg, Germany Sun 20 early am early pm Cruising Elbe River Sun 20 late pm late night Cruising Weser River Sun 20 late night Bremen, Germany Mon 21 late night Bremen, Germany Tue 22 Cruising Wed 23 AM Newcastle Single friendly: We will always offer an Ocean View Twin Room at a reduced price for sole occupancy. Please call for details. German Waterways while there are rare calls to Wismar and Kiel too. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Admire Hamburg’s twinkling lights on a cruise tour along the Alster Lake at night. Cruising the Elbe River See scenic Germany from a different perspective as you sail inland on one of Central Europe’s main waterways, winding past tall hills, vast plains and fascinating towns. Its shallow, narrow attributes and low bridges mean it’s only navigable by smaller vessels. Cruising the Weser River Sail 35 nautical miles along the scenic Weser River to historic Bremen – Balmoral is one of only a few cruise ships allowed to do this. Bremen, Germany Our smaller ships take you to the heart of Bremen, making it easier to take in the many highlights. Architectural and cultural gems present photo opportunities galore, from the UNESCO-listed Town Hall to the medieval quarter, Schnoor, and not forgetting the famous Bremen Town Musicians statue. Stroll the ‘Maritime Mile’, uncover the beautiful Market Square or tour to the Beck’s Brewery. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the River Weser to take in some of Bremen’s many highlights, learning interesting facts about the city and its vibrant history along the way. From only £1,199 per person Kiel, Germany There is plenty more to this city than its position at the eastern end of the iconic Kiel Canal. Though its seafaring history is substantial, and readily discovered at the Maritime Museum or Laboe Naval Memorial, there is a youthful vibe throughout the boulevards, squares and Holstenstraße – one of the longest shopping streets in Germany. There are also botanical gardens and historic monuments worth exploring too. Wismar, Germany Hanseatic Wismar is undoubtedly charming, and has links to Schwerin and Lübeck too. The UNESCO-listed historic centre features an elegant Market Square, Rathaus (Town Hall) and the iconic Wasserkunst fountain. It’s also surrounded by a remarkable range of architecture, from Gothic to Art Nouveau. The chance to sample Mumme beer, a medieval ale packed with historical significance, is not to be missed. Cruising the Kiel Canal Take in the charming German countryside along what is said to be the world’s busiest man-made waterway, the Kiel Canal. At almost 100 kilometres long it links the North Sea with the Baltic. Only smaller ships are able to navigate it. Hamburg, Germany Hamburg boasts a Hanseatic League heritage harking back 700 years and an infectious maritime spirit. Impressive landmarks, including the neo-Renaissance style Rathaus (City Hall) and St. Michael’s Church, populate the city’s skyline, while vibrant neighbourhoods, such as the famous Reeperbahn, thrive with stylish bars and multicultural eateries. For something a little different, visit Miniature Wonderland – the world’s biggest model railway. We enjoyed the Kiel Canal and being able to observe life on the banks. independent customer reviews Hamburg (overnight) Wismar Bremen Rivers & Waterways Europe Upgrade prices per person, per night from > Ocean View Room: £23 | Balcony Room: £134 | Suite: £150 | Single Rooms from > £1,999 Prices are correct at time of going to print, but may change at any time. Call for latest prices. 160 All of the following included from only £134 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • 2 formal nights Overnight stay in Hamburg Visit fredolsencruises.com, contact your travel agent or call 0800 0355 105


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