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Mo. - Fr. | 9:00 - 18:00
+49 (211) 274 032 50 Mo. - Fr.
9:00 - 18:00

Limitless Experiences

The guests aboard our floating premium hotels are all different. That is why we develop an equally varied excursion programme for each of our fascinating routes. Whether you are a bon vivant, a nature lover or an art enthusiast - our selection of experiences will open up new perspectives for you on every journey.
Amsterdam Canal Cruise
A canal cruise on your trip to Amsterdam is a must. In a covered boat you discover the city in a surprisingly different way, which remains closed to pedestrians. The leisurely journey leads through large and small canals, under low bridges and along magnificent Kontor buildings and former storehouses from the 16th and 17th centuries. The one-hour cruise with explanations begins and ends near the ship's berth.
Duration: 1,0 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 28,- €
Amsterdam Walking Tour Jordaan
Explore the oldest part of Amsterdam on foot: De Jordaan. This fascinating district is particularly famous for the typical houses where the working class lived in the 17th century. At the end of the 20th century it was discovered by artists and intellectuals, which caused rents to explode and displaced the original inhabitants. During the tour you will see the Westerkirche (the largest Protestant church in the Netherlands) and the Noordermarkt with the Noorderkirche, built from 1620 to 1623 in Renaissance style.
Duration: 2,5 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 21,- €
Antwerp City Tour
A short bus ride takes you through Europe's third largest harbour, past Steen, the former castle, to the centre of the city. At the town hall, a masterpiece of Flemish Renaissance, the tour through a part of the old town begins. You will visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, which contains rich art treasures from Rubens and others. Along the facades of some guild houses, whose splendour and charisma can hardly be surpassed any more, the bus journey continues towards the railway station, which is affectionately called the railway cathedral by the Antwerp people. If time permits, the trip takes us through the Art Nouveau quarter back to the ship.
Duration: 3,0 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 39,- €
Ardeche Gorges and Lavender Museum
Over thousands of years the limestone rocks have been hollowed out by the turquoise-green 120 km long Ardèche. This natural phenomenon has created one of the most beautiful landscapes in the South of France. Before reaching the impressive natural limestone arch of Pont d'Arc, which connects the two banks of the river like an arch, visit the lavender museum of St. Remèze, where you will learn a lot about the production and use of this versatile plant. Along the way there are many opportunities to take pictures of this beautiful landscape from different perspectives. Very close to the La Madelein cave you can enjoy the fantastic view over the so-called cathedral, an impressive rock formation in the gorges of the Ardèche.
Duration: 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 56,- €
Avignon City Tour with Pope's Palace
The excursion starts directly at the landing stage. Today you will visit Avignon, the city of the Popes. The old town with its magnificent medieval houses is surrounded by a long fortification wall and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the 14th century Pope's Palace, the bishop's residence, Rocher-des-Dome and the famous Pont St. Bénézet bridge. You will visit the Pope's Palace, one of the most unique and impressive buildings of the Gothic period. During the walk you will pass the church of St. Agricole, the Roman excavations and the town hall. From the Rocher of the cathedral you can enjoy the beautiful terraces of the garden with impressive views of the Rhône valley and the famous bridge. There is enough free time to explore the lively city centre of Avignon and to look for specialities such as papalines, almond cake or pear liqueur.
Duration: 3,0 h
by foot
Per person from 31,- €
Bamberg Guided Tour Unesco World Cultural Heritage with Transfer
Bamberg is built like Rome on seven hills, like Venice is crossed by water veins and at least as beautiful as the old town of Prague, where the same builders worked - certainly not without reason, anyone who gets to know the cathedral city will notice. The Old Town Hall, which divides the Regnitz Stream like a ship and is only accessible via two stone bridges, the Romanesque-Gothic Imperial Cathedral with its four towers of equal height and the Bamberg Rider, the picturesque fishermen's houses of Little Venice, the mighty magnificent building of the New Residence with its Baroque Imperial Hall: these are only four of countless sights. On a walk through the many narrow alleys and squares with half-timbered houses and baroque facades you will experience the magic of this city. Before the bus takes you back to the ship, you will have some time to explore the city on your own.
Duration: 3,0 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 28,- €
Bamberg and its Liquid Bread with Transfer
The Bamberg brewing industry can boast almost 900 years of tradition when monasteries and monasteries are regarded as the first breweries. As early as the 12th century, Bamberg's barley juice was exported as a valuable commodity to distant lands. Bamberg beer is still an important factor in the quality of life today. The excursion starts with a short bus transfer from the jetty to the city centre. You will learn interesting facts about the history of Bamberg beer and the beer war, see original locations of former and still existing breweries in the old town and finally stop off at one of the numerous pubs to taste the famous Bamberg smoked beer. The excursion ends with the return transfer back to the ship.
Duration: 3,0 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 30,- €
Bernkastel Moselle Wine Tasting
The excursion begins with a leisurely walk from the landing stage to the Vinothek des Weinkultur - Zentrum Bernkastel-Kues. In the historic vaulted cellars of the St. Nikolaus Hospital, a very special institution of Moselle wine culture has been created: the Vinothek. During the wine tasting you will taste 5 liquid treasures of the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer and learn more about the multifaceted world of wine, its history and cultivation. Afterwards there is enough time in the wine shop to add to the local wine cellar.
Duration: 1,5 h
by foot
Per person from 20,- €
Bonn City Tour
Experience the highlights and stone witnesses of a 2000 year old city between eventful history and good prospects for the future. The spectrum ranges from Roman times to the splendid Baroque period of the Electors to the capital era of the Bonn Republic. The birthplace of the world-famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven, the UN Campus and the trendsetting "global players" of the present are also topics of the tour.
Duration: 2,0 h
bus
Per person from 28,- €
Brandenburg City Tour
You will be picked up directly at the landing stage of your floating hotel. On the tour you will discover the most important sights of Brandenburg. You walk through the three medieval town centres of Neustadt, Altstadt and Dominsel, past numerous sights, such as the imposing churches of St. Katharinen and St. Gotthardt, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Altstädtisches Rathaus with the patron Roland as well as the four town towers and the Archäologische Landesmuseum für Ur- und Frühgeschichte in the Paulikloster. The trip ends at your ship.
Duration: 2,5 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 42,- €
Bratislava City Tour
Get to know the capital of the young Slovak Republic on this excursion. Bratislava lies near the border triangle where the borders of Slovakia, Hungary and Austria meet and has always been regarded as a melting pot of different peoples and cultures. The old town, which is well worth seeing, has largely retained its Gothic-Baroque style. Here you can also clearly feel the upheaval that has been driven forward in recent years, everywhere you are busy restoring the old building fabric. Besides a walk through the old town we also visit the Primatial Palace. The tour leads past the Jesuit church, the town hall and the Michaeler Tor, up to the chain of hills where the rebuilt castle, the Bratislava, is located. From here you have an overwhelming view over the city and the Danube valley.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 32,- €
Budapest Helicopter Flight
Experience a bird's eye view of Budapest during a 30-minute flight on board a Robinson R44 helicopter.
Duration: 3,0 h
transfer
Per person from 329,- €
Budapest City Tour
From the ship's berth, take the bus to the former royal castle on the Buda side of the Gellert Hill. Here you have a wonderful view over the Danube and the district of Pest. We then continue to the Matthias Church (interior tour), Fishermen's Bastion and the charming alleys of the picturesque old town of Buda.
You drive over the old chain bridge to Pest, past the imposing St. Stephen's Church from the 19th century, through the wonderful, wide boulevards to Heldenplatz, which was erected with its monumental buildings in 1896 for the Hungarian millennium celebration. Passing the neo-Gothic parliament building, one of the city's landmarks, we return to the ship.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 32,- €
Cochem City Tour & Reichsburg with Transfer
From the berth of the ship we drive with minibuses up to the Reichsburg above the city of Cochem. The 11th century castle was destroyed several times in its eventful history, but was rebuilt again and again, so that today it represents an interesting and harmonious combination of different architectural styles. The castle guides are already waiting for you for an extended tour. From the balcony of the castle you have a unique view of Cochem and the Moselle valley. Afterwards you have the opportunity to get to know Cochem better on a guided tour. The beautiful location, remains of the city walls, preserved city gates, the market square with the pretty town hall, small alleys and slate covered houses lend the city its unique flair. Learn a lot about Cochem and its history. Afterwards we return to the ship.
Duration: 3,0 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 32,- €
The Hague & Delft City Tours
With the bus the journey goes first to Delft. This canal-rich town is inseparably linked to the history of Dutch celebrities, such as that of Johannes Vermeer, the well-known painter, or that of Willem van Oranje, the father of the country. Experience during the tour how history comes alive again and discover the most important sights of Delft. Before continuing by bus to The Hague, a short visit to a porcelain manufactory is on the agenda. After a short drive you reach The Hague, the seat of government of the Netherlands. In the city centre, one still breathes the smell of times long past and the scent of a court culture. Of course, in addition to numerous interesting buildings, you will also see government buildings, such as the Queen's workload or the famous International Court of Justice. The bus will then take you back to the ship.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 43,- €
Devent City Tour
Deventer also used to be a Hanseatic city, sometimes even the most important in the entire region. The city is still very proud of this and the restoration of an entire district has cost a lot. The tour also includes the Bergquatier with its beautiful mountain church. Here you can feel how the Middle Ages come back to life.
Duration: 1,5 h
by foot
Per person from 20,- €
Danube Breakthrough & Monastery Weltenburg
The bus will pick you up near the mooring and take you to the nearby Weltenburg Monastery. Founded in 620, the Benedictine Abbey is not only known for its baroque abbey church, but also enjoys the reputation of brewing an exceptionally good beer. After the visit there is time enough to try this delicacy. The excursion boat is already waiting for us at the pier and takes us back to Kelheim downstream. During the leisurely drive you pass the Danube breakthrough, where the rocks majestically rise out of the water and dense mixed forests and bizarre formations line the banks.
Duration: 3,0 h
transfer / by foot / ship
Per person from 43,- €
Dordrecht City Tour
The history of Dordrecht can be seen in the more than 800 monuments of the city. The St. Elizabeth flood in 1421 devoured dozens of villages, but Dordrecht's city walls survived. The city remained like an island in an inland lake. All large medieval monuments such as the courtyard, the city gate, the town hall and the large church have been restored in recent years. Most of the other historical buildings, such as warehouses and patrician houses, have also been restored to their former glory. The maritime past goes back 700 years and even today Dordrecht is an important inland navigation centre. The old seaport and the small historical harbours with all the pleasure yachts and nostalgic boats as well as the waterways contribute to the atmospheric atmosphere. The surprising beauty of this city enraptures many visitors.
Duration: 1,5 bis 2,0 h
by foot
Per person from 18,- €
Dresden City Tour
Founded on the site of a Slavic fishing village as a merchant settlement and sovereign castle, Dresden was the residence of the Saxon dukes, electors and later kings from the 15th century. The city experienced splendid and tragic times. Especially in the 18th century it was a splendid centre of European politics, culture and economy and only two centuries later became synonymous with apocalyptic destruction.
Discover Florence on the Elbe River with the districts of Johannstadt, Blasewitz and the Royal New Town on a bus tour. Afterwards we continue over the city centre to the historical part of the old town, where your walk begins. You will experience the highlights of the city, such as the Zwinger, the Theaterplatz with its historical buildings such as the castle, Semper opera, picture gallery and court church. The tour also includes the Fürstenzug and the Stallhof as well as the reconstructed Frauenkirche and the balcony of Dresden, the famous Brühlsche Terrasse.
Duration: 3,0 h
by foot
Per person from 39,- €
Dürnstein City Tour
The small town in the heart of the Wachau is one of the smallest but most famous places on our route. The beautiful location, rich cultural treasures and an interesting history characterize Dürnstein. During a leisurely walk with our local guide you will get to know the highlights such as the town hall, the historic market square with the pillory and the former canons' monastery. Its church tower is considered one of the most beautiful baroque towers in Austria.
Duration: 1,5 h
by foot
Per person from 25,- €
Düsseldorf City Tour
By bus you explore the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf. During the guided city tour you get to know the lively metropolis of fashion on the Rhine with its important sights. The tour ends on Königsallee, one of the most famous boulevards in Europe. Here you have enough time for a shopping stroll under the chestnuts, or to stop in one of the many rustic pubs in the cosy old town.
Duration: 2,5 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 36,- €
Enkhuizen City Tour
On the eastern tip of North Holland lies Enkhuizen, which owes its prosperity to the golden age. In the historical centre there are still many features from the period of the Dutch United East India Company (V.O.C.) to discover. The knowledgeable guides will pick you up directly from the boat and accompany you on the tour through Enkhuizen. Discover the Drommedaris, a 16th century defence tower, old warehouses and storehouses, the pretty town hall, the former Waaghaus at Käsemarkt and the Westerkirche with its 15th century wooden bell tower. This city has a lot to offer and it is worth taking the time to get to know it better on an extensive tour.
Duration: 1,5 h
by foot
Per person from 20,- €
Frankfurt/Main City Tour & Maintower
Since the Middle Ages, the former free imperial city on the Main has developed into one of Europe's most important trading and financial centres. Crossing point of the European trade routes, since 1240 city of fairs and the stock exchange, coronation place of the German emperors and hometown of great poets and thinkers like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. These are only a few keywords that are associated with the Main metropolis. Discover the most important sights such as the Paulskirche, seat of the first German parliament, the Museumsufer with its galleries and of course the Römerberg with its excellently restored half-timbered front. Experience how the bridge between culture and capital is successfully lived, how opposites and contrasts attract each other, how the modern and the old combine and complement each other. Another highlight, a visit to the viewing platform of the Maintower, is not to be missed!
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 39,- €
Arnhem Open Air Museum
The excursion starts with a short bus transfer from the mooring to the Dutch Open Air Museum. Once there, we change to the historic tram, which takes us comfortably to the extensive grounds of the museum. The knowledgeable museum guide knows a lot to tell and numerous stops allow each guest to discover this side of the Netherlands on their own. Experience for example the "Zaanse area" or the HollandRama, where you will be taken on a journey through time. Afterwards the bus takes us back to the ship.
Duration: 3,5 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 48,- €
Ghent City Tour
The detailed, guided tour begins in the city centre at the Gothic St. Bavo Cathedral, leads to the Count's Castle of 1180, along the two city canals, where merchants' houses with splendidly decorated facades stand. Even former trading places, such as the meat hall, are gems of 15th century architecture and testify to the immense wealth of the city during its heyday. Since the berth of the ship is just outside the city, buses are used for a short round trip.
Duration: 2,5 bis 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 36,- €
Greifswald City Tour with Transfer
From the pier in Greifswald-Wieck our bus will take you to the centre of Greifswald 20 minutes away. You will experience the university building, the Gothic gabled houses at the market, St. Nikolai Cathedral, St. Mary's and St. James' Church like a historical walk through the centuries. You will visit one of the churches from the inside, the market square with the town hall and the former Hospital St. Spiritus from the outside. Afterwards you have free time before the bus takes you back to the ship.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 28,- €
Hamburg Harbour Tour
Visit the gateway to the big wide world, as Hamburg's harbour is often called. The two-hour round trip through the harbour basins starts near our berth and brings you very close to the thick pots. Discover one of the largest ports in Europe and learn more about its development. The explanations, stories and maybe some sailor's yarn you get first-hand from your harbour captain.
Duration: 2,0 h
boat
Per person from 28,- €
Hamburg City Tour
With more than 1.7 million inhabitants, the free Hanseatic city of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. During a city tour you will see the town hall, a magnificent sandstone building in neo-renaissance style and the St. Michaelis church, called Michel in the folk mummy, the landmark of Hamburg and most important baroque church building in northern Germany. The six, seven or even eight floors of the Speicherstadt tower like Gothic cathedrals. Until recently, Speicherstadt was the largest connected warehouse complex in the world: 373,000 square metres of warehouse space and 30,000 square metres of office space. Besides millions in coffee, tea, cocoa, tobacco, spices, rum, carpets and much more, an exquisite residential area has developed here. Apartments in converted warehouses and modern new buildings give the Speicherstadt an interesting touch. Passing historic houses in the new town, you will reach the Alster, where you can enjoy the view of Hamburg from the beautiful viewpoint.
Duration: 3,0 h
Bus
Per person from 39,- €
Heidelberg Castle/City Tour
The buses wait at your landing stage and pick you up for the ride to dreamy Heidelberg. The old university town on the Neckar River is certainly one of Germany's most beautiful cities. First we will visit the famous castle above the city. Many architectural styles are gathered here in a small space, partly as ruins, which lends the complex a somewhat mysterious character. Afterwards you drive down to the old town, where your guide will take you on an extensive tour. Finally, there is some free time before the buses take you back to the boat.
Duration: 4,5 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 54,- €
Keukenhof
An entertaining drive from Amsterdam in the direction of The Hague to Lisse, where the world-famous Keukenhof is located. A huge park with not only flowers, but also beautiful lakes, small streams, windmills, cafes and much more. This beautiful park is open only 2 months a year and offers an incomparable picture during this time. There is deliberately no guided tour, so that you can go on a voyage of discovery as you wish. The local guide will of course draw your attention to the most beautiful spots of the park and tell you a lot about the history of the Keukenhof. The variety of shapes and colours, as well as the way in which the tens of thousands of flowers are presented will inspire you.
Duration: 5,0 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 51,- €
Kinderdijk Windmills
The excursion begins with an entertaining transfer to Kinderdijk, a town in the province of Zuid-Holland. The area around Kinderdijk is said to have been settled by farmers as early as 1000 AD. According to legend, the name Kinderdeich can be explained in two different ways. Firstly, during the devastating flood of St. Elisabethen in 1421, a cradle with a crying child and a cat is said to have been washed undamaged onto the dike. On the other hand, and this legend is far less beautiful, the dike is said to have been built by child labour. The small town became known beyond the country's borders in 1997 when UNESCO included it on the World Heritage List because of its numerous windmills. Kinderdijk has 19 well-preserved and stately windmills. In the 18th century, the task of the mills was to pump out the superfluous water from the polders in order to make it agriculturally usable, after the conventional sewer system had proved to be ineffective. With an expert guide you will visit one of these windmills from the inside and learn more about their construction and history.
Duration: 1,5 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 24,- €
Coblenz City Tour
The knowledgeable guides will pick you up directly from the ship and accompany you on your expedition through Koblenz. The old town was lovingly rebuilt and restored after the devastating destruction in World War II and so there is a lot to discover. The St. Castor Basilica, the Liebfrauenkirche, the Kaiser Wilhelm Denkaml at the Deutsches Eck, where the Moselle meets Father Rhine, romantic alleys and of course the town's landmark - the Schängel Fountain in front of the town hall - are among the most important sights of the city of two rivers.
Duration: 1,5 h
by foot
Per person from 18,- €
Coblenz City Tour & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
From the landing stage you first explore the old town of Koblenz with its lovingly restored squares, romantic houses and winding alleys. Afterwards, you will float over the Rhine to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in six minutes on the specially built gondola lift for the Federal Garden Show 2011. The Ehrenbreitstein has been fortified and populated for over 5000 years. The present fortress was built between 1817 and 1828 using old stones and foundations. Exhibitions inside the fortress bear witness to its history and the Prussian period. Enjoy the gigantic view of the city, the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument at the Deutsches Eck, before you start the descent and walk back to the ship.
Duration approx. 2.5 hours by foot, incl. cable car ride and visit to the fortress. Difficult but completely barrier-free for guests with limited mobility.
Duration: 2,5 - 3,0 h
by foot / cableway
Per person from 28,- €
Cologne City Tour
The tour starts directly at the berth, where the experienced guides are already waiting for us. The banks of the Rhine, the old town with its historic buildings, numerous churches, the town hall and of course the world-famous Cologne Cathedral (only exterior visits) are all worth discovering. During the guided tour you will learn more about Cologne's almost 2000 years of history, the sights and Cologne's way of life. Afterwards, there is still some time left to discover one or the other angle for yourself.
Duration: 2,0 h
by foot
Per person from 18,- €
Culinary Budapest
From the landing stage first drive to St. Stephans-Basilica. After visiting the church, walk through the small alleys of the city centre to the Strudelhaus. Observe how the sweet or savoury delicacy that originated in the Habsburg Empire is made and help when the strudel dough is pulled and filled wafer-thin. Afterwards your strudel is baked and served with coffee. Freshly fortified, you continue strolling through the city to Börsenplatz and a walkable Srping fountain. The return trip to the ship follows.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 30,- €
Linz City Tour with City-Express
In the Linz City-Express, the yellow city train, you can comfortably see the most beautiful sights of the Upper Austrian capital, such as the Nibelungen Bridge, the City Hall, the Old Cathedral and the Old Town. The glass panorama roof and the heating make the ride in the little train a pleasant experience in any weather. During the journey you will listen to information about the culture and history of Linz, Austria's third largest city, accompanied by music.
Duration: 1,0 h
bus
Per person from Information coming soon €
Lübeck City Tour
The excursion begins in Hamburg with a one-hour bus ride to Lübeck.
Marzipan, Thomas Mann, Holstentor, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Queen of the Hanseatic League: these are just some of the terms that are associated with Lübeck. Founded in 1143 by Adolf von Schauenburg, Lübeck was already declared an imperial city by Emperor Friedrich II in 1226. Lübeck became powerful and prosperous as the centre of the medieval Hanseatic League of cities, which dominated the Baltic and North Sea trade. At that time Lübeck was the second largest city in Germany after Cologne. As a free imperial city, Lübeck remained independent until 1937. After the destruction of the Second World War, the proverbial Hanseatic civility made it possible to restore the famous seven golden towers, numerous town houses, corridors, courtyards and monasteries. During a guided city tour you will explore the once free Hanseatic city, see some of the 1800 listed buildings, historical alleys and winding corridors and learn interesting facts about the city's eventful past. After the tour there is enough time for your own explorations.
Duration: 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 36,- €
Lüneburg Sightseeing
Come with us and visit the salt and Hanseatic city of Lüneburg. Discover this beautiful city, more than 1000 years old. By bus from the boat to Lüneburg, where experienced guides are waiting for you at the town hall. They will introduce you to the beautiful old town on a classic city tour and tell you all kinds of interesting things about the salt town: Or did you know, for example, that at the end of the 16th century there were around 80 breweries within the city walls? The Lüneburg Town Hall is one of the most beautiful medieval town halls in Germany and reflects the wealth that resulted from salt extraction and trade. After the tour you have some free time to stroll through one of the pedestrian zones before the bus takes you back to the boat.
Duration: 1,5 - 2,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 39,- €
Lyon City Tour
The excursion begins with a trip to the Basilica of Fourvière, which was built on the hill of the same name and looks down on the city and its surroundings. In good weather conditions you can even see Mont Blanc. You will visit the ruins of the Roman Odeon and the ancient theatre. The knowledgeable guides will show you the historical development of the city. The city tour takes you to the main districts of Lyon, such as the Brotteaux residential area, the Terreaux area with the Saint Pierre Palace, the Town Hall, the New Opera House and Bellecour Square, the vibrant and actual city centre of Lyon. In the old Renaissance quarter you will discover St. John's Cathedral and the famous Traboules, the narrow passages between the narrow, cobbled alleys. You will have enough time to stroll through the enchanting alleys of this romantic and lively district of the city until the bus takes you back to the ship.
Duration: 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 55,- €
Magdeburg City Tour
Bus and local guide await you for a city tour of Magdeburg. Magdeburg was once considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Industry developed here very early on, but this became the city's downfall in World War II, when more than 80% of it was destroyed. The reconstruction is certainly no glory sheet, but even today the city has some sights to offer. For example, the cathedral of Magdeburg, the market square with the Magdeburger Reiter, the monastery "Unser Lieben Frauen" and the green citadel, one of Hundertwasser's last architectural projects. Afterwards return to the ship.
Duration: 2,0 h
transfer/ by foot
Per person from 39,- €
Mainz Sightseeing
Mainz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers, has 2000 years of history to offer, some of which you will discover and get to know today. The excursion starts near the mooring with a city tour through the modern parts of the city. Afterwards, the knowledgeable guides will accompany you on a detailed tour. You walk through the winding old town with its picturesque half-timbered houses, see the important monuments of Roman and Christian Mainz, pass the Romanesque cathedral, one of the most important Romanesque church buildings in Europe and experience the atmosphere of the city, which knows 5 seasons.
Duration:
Per person from Information coming soon €
Mainz City Tour in Gutenberg's Footsteps
Expert guides will pick you up at the boat and take you to the city centre in a few steps. You will get to know the small and winding old town with its half-timbered houses, see important monuments of the Roman and Christian Mainz, and experience the atmosphere of the city shaped by the carnival. The highlight of the visit is a visit to the Romanesque cathedral, one of the most important Romanesque churches in Europe. But Mainz is also home to Johannes von Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type, which made it possible to print books. A visit to the famous Gutenberg Museum is therefore an absolute must.
Duration: 2,0 - 2,5 h
by foot
Per person from 22,- €
Meissen City Tour & Porcelain Manufactory
First you visit the oldest and probably most important porcelain manufactory in the world. Here you will experience the rich work of this workshop, from Böttger to Kaendler's magnificent baroque works, the services with the famous onion - vine leaves - and rose patterns up to the modern age. Afterwards the bus takes you up to the castle mountain. Meissen is the birthplace of Saxony, for the margraves of Meissen once became the Electors of Saxony. Of these, however, the bishop was the master of Meissen. The imposing dominant features above the city, cathedral, bishop's palace and Albrechtsburg make this clear. The castle hill is surrounded by a beautiful ambience of old Gothic and Renaissance buildings. The late Gothic town hall, proud town halls and the Frauenkirche are located on the market square.
Duration: 3,5 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 58,- €
Meissen Wine Tasting
The wine landscape on the Elbe is unique in Saxony. With a vineyard area of around 470 hectares, Saxony is one of the smallest wine-growing regions in Germany and the northeasternmost in Europe. Here dry wines are produced, especially appreciated by connoisseurs. Predominantly white grape varieties such as Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris are cultivated here to name the most popular. During a wine tasting you will taste various Elbe wines, learn about the 800-year-old Saxon wine-growing tradition and hear stories from the everyday life of wine growers.
Duration: 1,5 - 2,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 25,- €
Melk Monastery Tour
The imposing baroque building of the early 18th century towers majestically over the city and attracts thousands of visitors every year. In the pen you then start your journey into a completely different time.
During the tour you will see the collegiate church, the marble hall and the world-famous library with over 80,000 volumes and an overwhelming ceiling painting by Paul Troger. From the terrace you can enjoy an impressive view of the Danube valley.
Duration: 2,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 32,- €
Miltenberg City Tour
The picturesque small town on the Main, situated between the wooded slopes of the Spessart and Odenwald forests, is characterised by cuboid buildings made of red federal sandstone, a lot of half-timbered houses and the castle restored in its old colour. Our guides will pick you up at the boat and take you to one of the most beautiful market places in Germany, the so-called Schnatterloch. The proud half-timbered houses from the 14th to 17th centuries are staggered here like in a stage design. As you walk through the small streets of the city, you will pass other impressive buildings, including the Old Town Hall (formerly a department store and warehouse) and the oldest inn in Germany, the Giant. Immediately after the tour you have time for an individual stroll in the city centre.
Duration: 1,5 h
by foot
Per person from 18,- €
Nijmegen City Tour
The oldest city in the Netherlands can look back on a rich history, which is reflected in magnificent medieval monuments. During the tour through the historic city centre with the Valkhof, the church tower St. Steventoren and the legendary Mariken, the glorious history of the city comes alive again.
Duration: 1,5 h
by foot
Per person from 20,- €
Nuremberg Sightseeing
Bavaria's second largest city has its very own flair, which you will get to know on this excursion. First you take the bus up to the castle, from where you have a wonderful view of the city. On foot it goes down into the old town, which is completely surrounded by a city wall. Passing the Dürerhaus and the St. Sebald church you come to one of the largest Renaissance town halls in Germany. From here it is not far over the market place to the Frauenkirche, where the tour ends. Return to the ship.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 32,- €
Paris City Tour
Surely you can spend countless days in the city of love to get to know its outstanding sights and its unique flair. That won't be enough, because there are about 180 museums and buildings to visit in this fascinating city. During your panoramic tour you will gain a small impression of the grandeur of this pulsating metropolis, the largest metropolis of France and its central centre. For example, you can see the Place de la Concorde with the obelisk from Luxor, the largest square in Paris, the Champs-Elysées, one of the most impressive boulevards in the world, the Cathedral of the Invalids, an important dome and burial place for Napoleon I, the enormous triumphal arch with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and of course the Eiffel Tower, the "iron" landmark of the city. Let us drift you through this unique city.
Duration: 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 55,- €
Rotterdam City/Harbour Tour
Rotterdam is one of the most modern cities in the Netherlands and is therefore also called "Manhatten an der Maas". In terms of urban development, Rotterdam has gained worldwide recognition for the way in which it was rebuilt after the Second World War, in which the city was almost completely destroyed. During a bus tour accompanied by a local guide, you will discover this fascinating city. The tour is interrupted by an extensive harbour tour by ship. Until a few years ago Rotterdam was the largest port in the world. You will see different parts of the harbour and will certainly be impressed by the enormous activities. Of course, you will also get a lot of interesting information and an insight into a world full of dynamics during this tour. The bus will then take you back to your floating hotel.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 45,- €
Round Trip through Zingst with Exit at the Pier
Your excursion starts with a round trip through Zingst and exit at the pier. After about half an hour's stay you continue to Prerow, where you can admire the colourful sailor's and captain's houses and exceptionally beautiful entrance doors. We continue through the Darsswald forest to Ahrenshoop, with a walk to the cliffs and a short tour through the village. There is time for own explorations, e.g. the visit of a gallery of this artist colony. We return via the picturesque Bodden villages Born and Wieck, with a visit to a typical church for this region.
Duration: 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from Information coming soon €
Salzburg & Salzkammergut - Full Day Excursion
Salzburg is full of tradition, history and culture. The enchanting surroundings and the carefully maintained architecture are an incentive of a very special kind. Alexander von Humboldt praised Salzburg as one of the most beautiful places in the world. The bus will take you to the festival city after a two hour drive. Once there, you will see sights such as Mirabell Palace, the Mozarteum, Mozart's residence, St. Peter's Church, Residenzplatz, Franziskanerkirche and Mozartplatz as well as one of the city's landmarks, Hohensalzburg Fortress high above the city. In the baroque old town you visit the cathedral and the festival district. After a lunch break you drive to the Salzkammergut. The world-famous White Horse on Lake Wolfgang awaits you in the enchanting town of St. Wolfgang. The way back takes you via Traunsee and Gemunden to Obermühl or Linz, where your ship is already waiting for you.
Duration: Full Day Excursion
bus / by foot
Per person from 76,- €
Sassnitz & Binz Sightseeing and Monastery in Südrügen
From Lauterbach, Rügen's oldest seaside resort, take the bus across the island. The journey leads over mountains past the Jasmunder Bodden to Sassnitz, the most important ferry and fishing port of Rügen. The pier rises 1,444 metres into the sea, making it the longest pier in Europe in front of an open port. After a short tour the bus journey continues along the Baltic Sea coast to the seaside resort Binz. The town is beautifully situated on the edge of the Granitz between the Baltic Sea and Schmachter See and offers a fine sandy beach, beautiful beech forests and hotels and guesthouses in the style of spa architecture. The magnificent villas along the beach promenade date from the heyday of the liveliest and largest Baltic seaside resort on Rügen. The 370m long pier and the time-honoured spa house with the spa pavilion are the focal points. You have time to discover the charming little town with our tour guide, to stroll around or to have a good time in one of the numerous cafés.
After an eventful excursion, the bus takes you via Putbus back to your floating hotel in Lauterbach.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 39,- €
Versailles Castle
From the ship, the bus will take you to the castle of the Sun King, which, because of its parks, was an architectural model for all castles of its time and is an indispensable part of a stay in the region around the French capital. The castle is considered the most beautiful and complete example of French art of the 17th century, for painting and architecture, waterworks and garden art form an unsurpassed harmony. During a guided tour you will see some of the halls, corridors, cabinets and halls and take a stroll through the enchanting gardens of Louis XIV.
Duration: 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 83,- €
Beauties of the Wachau
The excursion to the Wachau begins with a trip to Göttweig Abbey, a masterpiece of the Austrian Baroque, whose location on the hill offers a wonderful view of the lovely landscape of the Wachau and the Danube Valley. During the interior tour you will see the cloister, the collegiate church, the crypt and the cloister. We continue to Krems, the Austrian apricot capital. The pedestrian zone in the old town invites you for a stroll. Here you have free time to taste a Wachau apricot liqueur or Veltliner. From there your round trip leads you further to the probably most famous wine place of the Wachau - Dürnstein. After a walk through the town, you will visit the famous Canons' Monastery before your excursion ends at the ship.
Duration: 3,5 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 32,- €
Schweinfurt City Tour
Schweinfurt was first mentioned in documents in 791. There is much to tell about the eventful 1200-year history of the former imperial city. Many striking buildings bear witness to the importance of Schweinfurt in recent centuries: the town hall built between 1570 and 1572, a magnificent testimony to the Southern German Renaissance, the Johanniskirche (built in 1325) and the Alte Gymnasium (built between 1581 and 1582). These are just a few of the buildings to mention. The knowledgeable guides will pick you up directly from the boat and accompany you on the tour. You will learn a lot about the eventful history of Schweinfurt and discover the many attractions of the city on the Main.
Duration: 1,5 h
by foot
Per person from 17,- €
Stralsund City Tour
The city of Stralsund lies on the Strelasund, a strait of the Baltic Sea, and is often called the gateway to the island of Rügen because of its location. The eventful history of the city begins in 1234 when Stralsund received its town charter. On a guided city tour you will learn more about its history and discover the old town, which has been a UNCESCO World Heritage Site since 2002. Since the ship moors directly in the centre, the distances in Stralsund are short. On foot you experience the highlights of the Hanseatic city, the old market with the Gothic town hall, Marienkirche, numerous patrician houses and the partly preserved medieval city wall.
Duration: 1,5 - 2,0 h
by foot
Per person from 18,- €
Strasbourg City Tour
The capital of Alsace has often, and not always voluntarily, changed sides in recent centuries. Sometimes the city was under French influence, sometimes under German influence. That is why Strasbourg today has many faces that you will get to know on the extensive city tour. Important institutions, such as the European Parliament, are based here. After the bus ride through the city, the tour continues through the picturesque old town with its small alleys and magnificent half-timbered houses to the Gothic cathedral. After visiting the cathedral you have time for an individual stroll before the bus takes you back to the ship.
Duration: 3,5 - 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 43,- €
Striezelmarkt Dresden
Experience the Striezelmarkt in a 120-minute journey through time! In the first hour a path leads along the Frauenkirche past the Fürstenzug, the Dresden Castle, to the Striezelmarkt. Afterwards you visit the Santa Claus house at the famous market. Over mulled wine and Christmas stollen you will listen to the Striezelmarkt stories, read by the storyteller from royal times.
Duration: 2,0 h
by foot
Per person from 25,- €
Szczecin City Tour
Despite its long distance to the Baltic Sea, the city is dominated by the huge seaport. Numerous shipyards underline the importance of the port city and its maritime character. After the heavy destruction of the last war, the city was slowly rebuilt. The old has been carefully restored - first and foremost, of course, the castle of the Dukes of Pomerania, the Gothic Town Hall and the Basilica of St. Jacobi. On the tour you will get to know the old town, the newer parts of Szczecin and above all its long and eventful history.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 42,- €
Tain L'Hermitage & Chocolate Museum
Your excursion starts with a city walk through Tournon and ends on the opposite side of the river, in Tain L'Hermitage. The place is especially known to wine lovers, because here you can find one of the best wines of France, the Hermitage. Then visit the Cité du Chocolat Valrhona in Tain l'Hermitage. Here you embark on an educational and sensory journey into the world of chocolate. During the tour with seven different stations, you will learn about chocolate in a tasty way. You will be introduced to the secrets of production and have the opportunity to play with the whole range of chocolate flavours to create your own recipe. Experience every stage of the production process and immerse yourself in the magic of transforming the finest cocoa beans into high-quality chocolate. After the visit we return to the ship.
Duration: 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 55,- €
Tangermünde City Tour
As the name suggests, Tangermünde lies where the Tangier flows into the Elbe. The city experienced a special period of economic prosperity in the 15th century. The trade in beer and grain filled the stock markets of the citizens. As a result, they had the means to erect magnificent buildings such as the town hall or the mighty city gates. Unfortunately, the fire in 1617 destroyed most of the houses and barns within the city walls. During the reconstruction, numerous beautiful half-timbered houses were built, which still form an attractive contrast to the Gothic brick monuments. Industrialization took place largely in the north of the city. Thus Tangermünde was able to maintain its original cityscape until today, so that you can still explore the castle complex in its original state. You will visit the historic town hall, St. Stephen's Church and the castle. Before returning to your ship, you will have enough free time to stroll around the city.
Duration: 1,5 - 2,0 h
by foot
Per person from 35,- €
Usedom's Seaside Resorts
The excursion starts with a transfer from Swinemünde to the seaside resort Ahlbeck. Here begins a walk along the Kaisermeile, on the promenade between the oldest pier and the longest pier of continental Europe in the seaside resort Ahlbeck and seaside resort Heringsdorf. During the walk you will learn interesting facts about the history of bathing and spa architecture in the seaside resorts. They marvel at the places where the famous personalities of his time spent their summer stays and where Kaiser Wilhelm II. held his tea hour. The walk ends at the Heringsdorf pier and after some leisure time the excursion leads through the Usedom hinterland back to Swinemünde. A short city tour rounds off the excursion.
Duration: 4,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 47,- €
Vernon City Tour
From the boat and on foot, you will visit the charming town of Vernon, halfway between Paris and Rouen and home to a beautiful heritage of the architecture. The imposing Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame, a listed historical monument built between the end of the 11th century and the end of the 16th century, harmoniously combines the Romanesque and Gothic styles. A visit to the 13th century bell tower, the 15th century façade with a flambboyant rosette, the Romanesque choir, modern windows and a carved wooden organ case.
Duration: 2,0 h
bus / by foot
Per person from 65,- €
Wine Tasting on Board with Winemaker Anton Hammes
Arrived at the jetty in Alken on the Moselle, a wine tasting with five different white wines of the winery of Anton Hammes awaits you directly on board. Enjoy the local and noble drops in the cosy atmosphere of your floating hotel. Each participant receives a glass as a souvenir and as a souvenir.
Duration:
Per person from Information folgt €
Wine Tasting on Board with Winemaker Anton Hammes
From the jetty, it is a few minutes' walk along the Moselle towards the wine cellar of the historic winery Anton Hammes.
In the 300-year-old vaulted cellars, in which the wine is still matured in traditional oak barrels, you can enjoy local, fine wines before you either make your way back to the ship or explore the picturesque little town on the Moselle on your own.
Duration: 1,0 h
by foot
Per person from 18,- €
Vienna Classical Concert
The Residenzorchester is one of the most successful Viennese chamber orchestras. Five musicians in rococo and Biedermeier costumes, two opera singers and a ballet couple present the most beautiful melodies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. Let yourself be carried away and seduced by wonderful sounds in an enchanting ambience on this evening. During the break we invite you to a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice.
Duration:
Per person from Information coming soon €
Vienna City Tour with Klimt Saal
The theme of this excursion is Vienna around 1900: First of all, get to know the famous buildings of the Vienna Ringstrasse, which were built for Emperor Franz-Josef to represent him. Afterwards you drive to the Secession and continue along the Naschmarkt, past the Art Nouveau villas, which stand for the Viennese Modernism of 1900 and Gustav Klimt decorated the facades. The next stop is the Belvedere Castle, where a short walk takes you to a wonderful vantage point with a view over Vienna. In the castle, which is now an art museum, you have the opportunity to admire some masterpieces by Gustav Klimt, such as his kiss. The bus will then take you back to the ship.
Duration: 2,5 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from Information coming soon €
Wittenberg City Tour
On a guided tour through the Lutherstadt Wittenberg you will explore the beautiful old town with its streams and historical buildings and discover four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The bus takes you directly to the city centre. After visiting the Luther House from the outside, your guided city tour begins in the footsteps of Luther and Melanchthon. You can still enjoy the flair of the Reformation and the Renaissance. During the guided walk through the old town, in which the stone witnesses are lined up like pearls, you come straight to the castle church with the world-famous theses door and the tombs of Luther and Melanchthon, to the courtyards of Master Cranach and to the city church. The old town of Wittenberg is like a single open-air museum in which you can experience world history.
The way back to the ship is by bus.
Duration: 3,0 h
transfer / by foot
Per person from 53,- €
Wittenberge & Prignitz Tour
Wittenberge lies in the middle of the UNESCO biosphere reserve Elbe-Brandenburg, in one of the most fascinating river landscapes in Germany. One of Wittenberg's landmarks is the largest free-standing tower clock in Germany and on the European mainland, the clock tower of the former Singer/Veritas sewing machine factory. The yellow plastered tower was built in 1928/29 and influenced by Expressionism. After the round trip through the village of Wittenberge, you continue by bus through the fantastic landscape of the Prignitz nature reserve. Continue to Rühstädt, near the mouth of the Havel into the Elbe. Rühstädt is known as the village with the most storks in Germany, where in some years up to 44 pairs of storks breed. In 1996 the village was awarded the title of European Stork Village by the European Cultural Heritage Foundation. We continue to Bad Wilsnack with the former pilgrimage church, the Wunderblutkirche St. Nikolai. Before returning to the ship, visit Plattenburg, Northern Germany's oldest moated castle.
Duration: 3,0 h
bus
Per person from 48,- €