DAY 1: STRASBOURG - NURNBERG
Rendezvous in the early morning in Strasbourg, (river mooring, 3 bis rue du Havre). Departure by coach for Nurnberg(1). You will get the chance to have lunch on the way. Arrival in Nurnberg at the beginning of the afternoon. Tour of Nurnberg: an ancient city of bronze foundries and goldbeaters, it is now one of the main industrial centres in southern Germany. It is loved for its monuments, such as Dürer's house, the Church of Sebald and the beautiful fountain. Dinner and accommodation at a hotel.
DAY 2: NURNBERG - LEIPZIG - BERLIN
Departure by coach for Leipzig. In the afternoon, tour of the city. Discover the Church of Saint Thomas and the former Stock Exchange, among other things. At the end of the afternoon, departure for Berlin. Boarding around 6.00 pm. Settling into your cabin. At the start of the evening, presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Overnight stopover.
DAY 3: BERLIN
Breakfast on board followed by the optional tour of the city of Berlin which was long divided, illustrating the division of the world into two blocks. Back to the boat for lunch. Free afternoon in Berlin. Dinner on board. Optional tour of Berlin by night. Overnight stopover.
DAY 4: BERLIN - POTSDAM - BRANDENBURG
Departure for the optional excursion to Charlottenburg Castle. Back on board for lunch and departure of the cruise for Potsdam, which we will reach at the beginning of the afternoon. Optional excursion to Potsdam and the gardens of Sanssoucis Palace. Back on board at the end of the afternoon, continuation in the direction of Brandenburg. Overnight stopover.
DAY 5: BRANDENBURG - BURG - MAGDEBURG
Departure of the boat in the early morning for Burg. Departure by coach for the optional tour of Magdeburg, a town situated on the middle course of the Elbe and the “Romanesque Trail”. The Cathedral is one of the most important Gothic edifices in Germany. During this time, the boat will sail to Magdeburg where we will rejoin it at the end of the afternoon. Free evening in the town. Overnight stopover.
DAY 6: MAGDEBURG - CALVOERDE - WOLFSBURG - ANDERTEN
Departure of the boat in the early morning for Calvoerde. Breakfast and lunch on board. Arrival around 1.00 pm, departure for the optional visit to the park devoted to car design. During this time, the boat will sail to Wolfsburg where we will rejoin it at the end of the afternoon. Departure of the boat for Anderten. Scheduled arrival during the night. Dinner on board. Overnight stopover.
DAY 7: ANDERTEN - MINDEN - NIENBURG
Departure of the boat early in the morning for Hanover which we will reach at the beginning of the morning. Departure by coach for the optional excursion to Hanover. The capital of Lower Saxony, this is one of the main economic centres in Germany. During this time, the boat will sail for Minden where we will rejoin it. Continuation of the cruise to Nienburg. Afternoon spent sailing. Arrival in the evening.
DAY 8: NIENBURG - HOYA - BREMEN
Optional transfer for the free tour of the “Red Town” which has a magnificent town hall from the Weser Renaissance, among other things. During this time, the boat will sail for Hoya where we will rejoin it. Afternoon's sailing for Bremen. Arrival at the end of the afternoon.
DAY 9: BREMEN - OLDENBURG - DOERPEN
Departure for the optional tour of Bremen (walking tour), the oldest maritime city in Germany and the second largest trading port in Germany after Hamburg. The market place, the city hall, the St Petri cathedral. Return on board and departure towards Oldenburg. Enjoy a stroll in the city, than departure towards Doerpen which we will reach during the night.
DAY 10: DOERPEN - PAPENBURG - GRONINGEN
Departure of the boat early in the morning for Papenburg which we will reach around 9.00 am. Breakfast on board followed by departure for the optional visit to the naval shipyard of Meyerwerft. Return on board and departure of the boat for Groningen. Dinner on board, overnight stopover.
DAY 11: GRONINGEN - AMSTERDAM
Departure of the boat early in the morning. Breakfast and lunch on board. Day's sailing towards Amsterdam.
DAY 12: AMSTERDAM
The morning, optional tour of the city of Amsterdam. The adternoon, departure for the optional excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. Dinner on board followed by the optional tour of the city by river boat.
DAY 13: AMSTERDAM - Strasbourg
Breakfast. Free time in Amsterdam. Back to the boat for lunch followed by disembarkation. Coach transfer to Strasbourg, 3 bis rue du Havre. Scheduled arrival in the evening. End of our journey.