North Europe from Bremerhaven
Day 1 - Bremerhaven (Germany) Bremerhaven, on Germany’s North Sea coast, is about 50 kilometres from the city of Bremen. It has its own enthralling atmosphere, due, in part, to its interesting harbour. This young coastal city has many attractions, including a fine zoo near to the sea. During our cruise to Germany, we’ll stop at the port of Bremerhaven where the story of German maritime history was born. Rebuilt after World War II, the city is today, an expression of a young and open Germany Take advantage of this stop in the port of Bremerhaven to discover a city that is a symbol of German maritime history. It was a naval base for the German army during World War II, then completely destroyed and rebuilt after the war. Bremerhaven has interesting historical attractions. You can visit, for example, the German Emigration Centre, one of the largest museums in Europe dedicated to the history of German emigration to the United States. Enjoy the breathtaking views of this city with a young and friendly atmosphere and treat yourself to a visit to the zoo with its Arctic wildlife section.
Day 2 - Amsterdam Ijmuiden Northwest of Amsterdam is the large, tranquil beach of IJmuiden. And then straight to the city, where you'll be overwhelmed by the beauty of this unique capital. Amsterdam was once a small fishing village that developed due to the various influences it came under. Today, the city is an international destination for tourism and culture. As soon as you arrive at the port of Amsterdam, you'll sense the contagious atmosphere that pervades it and the culture of sharing. Spend some time visiting the Gothic church of Nieuwe Kerk and then dive into the past by visiting the Anne Frank House in the Grachtengordel district. Complete your visit with a walk in the Oud-West district, with its bars and its characteristic "Brown Cafés".
Day 3 - At sea
Day 4 - Dublin (Ireland) Dublin, the Irish capital is an ideal destination for those who love travelling in Northern Europe and want amusement and nature, it is rich in art, history and traditions. Founded around the year 917 by Vikings and part of the British Empire, this country was the scene of many battles until its full independence in 1922. Let’s explore it together. The City of Dublin is split in two by the River Liffey: the area to the south is characterised by historical monuments, cultural and tourist centres, while the modern city has developed north of the river. Saint Patrick's Cathedral is considered one of the landmarks of the city, and dates back to the 12th century. Of great charm are also the different Georgian neighbourhoods, built with the typical red brick and bizarre coloured doors, typical of Ireland. If you are passionate about literature and love libraries, visit the Trinity College Library, founded by Queen Elizabeth I, which contains books dating from the 9th century. The Temple Bar is the liveliest area for young students and tourists alike and where you’ll find most of the pubs and attractions. The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in the capital, founded in 1688 It is always open and all customers are treated with great cordiality, a characteristic of the Irish people. For all beer lovers: don’t miss a visit to the Guinness Museum.
Day 5 - Liverpool A UNESCO World Heritage city and birthplace of the legendary Beatles, Liverpool, in the north west of England, was founded on the right bank of the River Mersey at the confluence with Irish Sea. It is a lively and bustling city, full of things to do and sights to see, ideal for lovers of culture and for those seeking relaxation. We will visit its theatres, traditional pubs, its historical buildings and cathedrals, streets that are the setting for live music, festivals and events of all kinds. Liverpool, the maritime mercantile city of Northern Europe, also boasts the largest concentration of museums in the United Kingdom outside London, many of them with free admission. A visit to the Albert Dock and all the other piers restructured and transformed into lively and stimulating areas with museums, shops and attractions such as the Tate Gallery, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Beatles Story Museum are really worth a visit. Its cathedrals are also stunning: including the massive neo-Gothic Cathedral Church of Christ and the futuristic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King with its curious circular shape. Liverpool is the city of the Beatles and the link with their music is very strong. So you can explore their story and visit the Cavern Club in Mathew Street or the numerous music festivals.
Day 6 - Greenock Symbol of the Royal Navy, a few kilometres from Glasgow is the Port of Greenock: birth place of James Watt, inventor of the steam engine. The local newspaper, The Greenock Telegraph, is amongst the oldest in the United Kingdom. After disembarking in Greenock, you must visit Glasgow, a Scottish City full of pubs and restaurants. Very important museums and art galleries, such as the Burrell Collection or the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The architecture of Glasgow is one of the most surprising of the United Kingdom, eighteenth-century renovated warehouses of the Merchant City to the massive George Square in Victorian style. Glasgow is also a particularly pleasant city for those who love parks and gardens: enjoy a stroll in the beautiful People's Palace and Winter Gardens or in Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell.
Day 7 - At sea
Day 8 - Invergordon Scotland is a land of mysterious castles, armour and legendary warriors who sprout from the fog on their steeds. Here we visit Invergordon near Loch Ness. The first things you see when you arrive in Invergordon are the endless plains dotted with castles. The port of Invergordon enlivens the city, where there is an almost intimate feel with its cafes, restaurants and the friendliness of its inhabitants. You can take a trip to the unmissable Loch Ness. Visit Urquhart Castle before returning to town and take a look around the Naval Museum. But above all, be enchanted by the architecture of buildings decorated with murals.
Day 9 - Newhaven
Day 10 - Newcastle Upon Tyne The City of Newcastle upon Tyne, to distinguish it from the other Newcastles around the world, is located in the North of England. Founded in Roman times with the name of Pons Aelius, it became famous in the 20th century for its shipyards and coal exports. Today it is a bustling English city where you can breathe the real British atmosphere ""and have some interesting cultural visits. Popular attractions include Keep Castle, a Norman fortress from the 12th century, later transformed into a mediaeval castle; Saltwell Park, a typical Victorian Park with gardens, ponds and a maze of hedges; finally the Millenium Bridge which connects Newcastle to the twin city of Gateshead.
Day 11 - Harwich, England The port of Harwich is close enough to London to allow us a visit. It remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world, an antique style with a softly modern touch. During the stop in the port of Harwich, you'll find a lively coastal town rich in historical monuments, just 100 kilometres from London. This is an opportunity to break away from the group and experience the British capital. After walking around the port you can visit the Maritime Museum in the city and go to London to see the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, or take a ride on the London Eye.
Day 12 - At sea
Day 13 - Bremerhaven (Germany) Bremerhaven, on Germany’s North Sea coast, is about 50 kilometres from the city of Bremen. It has its own enthralling atmosphere, due, in part, to its interesting harbour. This young coastal city has many attractions, including a fine zoo near to the sea. During our cruise to Germany, we’ll stop at the port of Bremerhaven where the story of German maritime history was born. Rebuilt after World War II, the city is today, an expression of a young and open Germany Take advantage of this stop in the port of Bremerhaven to discover a city that is a symbol of German maritime history. It was a naval base for the German army during World War II, then completely destroyed and rebuilt after the war. Bremerhaven has interesting historical attractions. You can visit, for example, the German Emigration Centre, one of the largest museums in Europe dedicated to the history of German emigration to the United States. Enjoy the breathtaking views of this city with a young and friendly atmosphere and treat yourself to a visit to the zoo with its Arctic wildlife section.
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