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    Cecilienhof Palace
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    The Reichstag in Berlin
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    The River Havel
River Cruise
River Cruise

Celebrated Cities of Hamburg & Berlin with the Havel River: To Berlin

Celebrated Cities of Hamburg & Berlin with the Havel River: To Berlin

The Elbe, Oder and German Waterways

  • A car with a tick VIP on selected river cruises
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

Sail the Elbe and the Havel through Germany

Your holiday begins in Hamburg, whose attractions include Alster Lake in the heart of the city and the art deco Kontorhaus – Europe’s first commercial district and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After sailing the Elbe to Launburg, you’ll enjoy an included tour of Luneburg, a historic Hanseatic town with over 1,000 years of history. En route to Berlin you’ll have the opportunity to venture into the Harz Mountains, take a walking tour of Brandenburg and visit Cecilienhof Palace, built for Prussia’s Crown Prince William and his wife Cecilie, during optional excursions. From Potsdam, continue along the Havel to Berlin to see the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and what remains of the Wall during an included coach tour.

Including...

A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

CocktailFree bar open 12 hours a day

PersonCruise Host

Plus...

  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Entertainment and activities on board
  • Return flights and transfers

MapIncluded excursions

  • Luneburg city tour
  • Harz Mountains
  • Berlin city tour

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration
†The free bar on board Johannes Brahms is open from midday to midnight and serves non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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Day 1 UK to Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Fly to Hamburg and transfer to the port where you embark your ship Johannes Brahams.

Enjoy dinner on board. Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Fly to Hamburg and transfer to the port where you embark your ship Johannes Brahms.

Enjoy dinner on board. Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Hamburg Hamburg Germany Europe

Day 2 Hamburg 🎧

Hamburg, Germany

You'll have the whole day to explore Hamburg. This vibrant city blends its maritime heritage as a free Hanseatic city with a host of modern attractions Perhaps explore further on an optional morning tour.

Hamburg Hamburg Germany Europe

Day 3 Sailing day

Luneburg

Depart Hamburg early this morning, pausing briefly in Geeshacht after breakfast to embark on an included excursion to Luneburg.

This historic Hanseatic town has over 1,000 years of history. Its wealth stemmed from salt production and the Alter crane at the docks stands as a reminder of this profitable trade. Grand gabled houses were constructed during its medieval heyday and remained intact throughout the Second World War.

Admire the Gothic churches, town hall and small harbour before rejoining your ship at a lock in Sharnebeck and sailing overnight towards Wolfsburg.

Day 4 Wolfsburg to Magdeburg

Wernigerode Town Hall, Germany

Following an early arrival in Wolfsburg you’ll venture into northern Germany's highest mountain range, the Harz Mountains on a full-day included excursion, which explores the UNESCO-listed towns of Goslar and medieval Wernigerode.

Magdeburg Saxony-Anhalt Germany Europe

Day 5 Magdeburg to Brandenburg

Old town hall in Brandenburg

Your ship sails early this morning from Magdeburg, arriving in Brandenburg mid afternoon. You may like to join an optional walking tour of the city, which was renowned for the manufacture of toys and bikes in the 19th century.

Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Brandenburg Brandenburg Germany Europe

Day 6 Brandenburg to Potsdam to Berlin

View over Potsdam, Germany

Spend the morning in Potsdam and perhaps visit Cecilienhof Palace, where the Potsdam Conference decided the future of Germany in 1945, on an optional excursion.

Continue cruising to Berlin, arriving this evening and mooring here overnight.

Berlin Berlin Germany Europe

Day 7 Berlin 🎧

Reichstag, Berlin

Spend the day in the capital, where this afternoon an included coach tour reveals the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and what remains of the Wall.

Originally a small port on the River Spree, the city of Berlin had developed into the capital of the German Empire by 1871. The physicist Albert Einstein, painter George Grosz and writer Bertolt Brecht all called the city home at some point. With the fall of the wall in 1989, the city was reunified and has regained some of its former glory, with the restoration of the Reichstag building as a shining example. Parts of the wall remain and serve as reminder of the Soviet era. Checkpoint Charlie, one of the most important crossing points between the East and West, is now a popular tourist attraction.

Remain moored in Berlin overnight.

Berlin Berlin Germany Europe

Day 8 Berlin to UK

Disembark after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Celebrated Cities of Hamburg & Berlin with the Havel River: From Berlin

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Celebrated Cities of Hamburg & Berlin with the Havel River: To Berlin

The Elbe, Oder and German Waterways