The Wealth & Wonders of the Hanseatic Cities

8 days

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Summary

Explore this fascinating period in history

This cruise down the Elbe takes you to the heart of the Hanseatic League, that confederation of Northern cities which dominated maritime trade in the North and Baltic seas in the medieval period. From the 12th to the 15th centuries, the League, strengthen by a common legal system and united military forces, became extraordinarily powerful and prosperous. Invigorated by this wealth, the Hanse cities aggrandised their urban centres, in particular their cathedrals, city halls and homes, in order to display their status. In the process they developed a unique architectural style, North German Brick Gothic, which gives the towns a characteristic and cohesive appearance and brings this rich history into life. Join our tour to explore this fascinating period in the company of one of Andante’s most popular Guide Lecturers.

The price shown on this page is for a Main Deck Cabin. Please call to check availability for this cabin type or to upgrade to an Upper Deck Cabin. Click on VIEW FULL SHIP PAGE for more details about the ship, the cabins and what to expect onboard.

Please note that the itinerary can be subject to change before the cruise departs or during the cruise depending on adjusted sailing times/and or any port restrictions.

 

Explore MS Elbe Princess

The MS Elbe Princesse is a premium rated ship, with a Nordic and contemporary style interior, comparable to a 4* hotel, and sails along the Elbe river.

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Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy three days exploring the delights of Berlin, from its medieval roots to its modern brilliance
  • Explore the charms of Lueneburg with its preserved medieval industrial centre and cobblestone squares
  • Visit Luebeck, the Queen of the Hanseatic city with its well-preserved medieval city centre, including priceless brick Gothic buildings, such as St Mary’s Church

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£3,295

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£3,145 (including offers)

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  • Save £150 if you pay your full balance today, just £3,145
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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £1,000 Single supplement: £740

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Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

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Meet your Experts

Nick Jackson

Andante Guide Lecturer

Graduating in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, Nick later took up a research post at the University of Cambridge.

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Magdeburg, Germany
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary and specified drinks onboard
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • Port & city taxes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
5 July 2023 AHAC230705 5 July 2023 (Wednesday) 12 July 2023 (Wednesday) Nick Jackson £3,295
(ex. flights)
£1,000 £740 £3,145
save £150
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