Berlin - Stralsund, MS PRINCESS
Bike and Boat along the Oder to the Baltic Sea to Usedom and Rügen
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self guided
Arrival in Berlin
Individual arrival in Berlin. Embarkation at 4:00 PM. Berlin is always worth a trip. Maybe you’ll have some time and like to take a stroll on the Kurfürstendamm, take a walk through the Nicolai Quarter on Spree Island or take gander at the Brandenburg Gate. The possibilities of Berlin are almost endless.
Berlin – Oranienburg – Eberswalde, bike tour, about 38 km
The well-marked bike route meanders northward through the Ruppin sea area to Oranienburg. Sightseeing tip: the Baroque castle with its park, museum and orangery. This is your embarkation point, after which you will sail to Eberswalde. In the heart of the city, in the Finow Canal, is the oldest working lock in Germany, which has been a technical monument since 1978.
Eberswalde – Hohensaaten – Schwedt, bike tour, about 32 - 64 km
First you will bike through the splendid landscape on the Treidel bike route along the Finow Canal, passing by forests, glades and small hills in the direction of Niederfinow (boat lift – a tour is always an option) to Hohensaaten. There you will get back on board and sail to Schwedt or if you still like to cycle you go by bike (add. 32 km).
Schwedt – Mescherin – Szczecin, bike tour, about 30 km
Today you will bike through a part of a unique, cross-border nature reserve, the “Lower Oder Valley National Park”, then on to Gartz and Mescherin, where you will get back on the boat. Then you will sail to Szczecin, the green city on the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. The reconstructed castle of the dukes of Pomerania situated in the city’s historic centre is worth seeing.
Szczecin – Wolgast, day of rest on board
Today you will spend all day on board.
After one last narrow passage, the boat will arrive in the expansive waters of the Bay of Szczecin (Oder Lagoon). After the crossing, you will reach Wolgast, the „Gateway to Usedom Island". The Medieval historic centre with its town hall and the Church of St. Petri are interesting sights in any case.
Wolgast – Peenemünde – Lauterbach, bike tour, about 15 km
In the morning you will bike through Zecherin and Karlshagen Harbour to Peenemünde (tip: historical/technical museum in the former power plant). When the weather is fine you may feel like cycling the “beach-route” via Trassenheide and Zinnowitz alternatively. In Peenemünde you will get back on board and at about 6 pm you sail to Lauterbach in the southeast of Rügen Island (arrival around 9 pm).
Lauterbach – Stralsund, bike tour, about 48 km
Today you should not miss a visit to the nearby city of Putbus (about 2 km) with its well-known circus. Classical buildings line this circular “square”, where all the streets converge.
Your bike tour on this day will take you through Putbus, Garz, Groß Schoritz, the birthplace of Ernst Moritz Arndt, Poseritz and Gustow with its well-known village church over the Rügen Dam to Stralsund, where the boat will meet you. As a city with an important past, a stroll through the historic centre, which is situated on an island, will take you past numerous exceptional sights.
You will mostly be biking on car-free paths, rural country roads with little traffic and asphalted bike lanes but also on dusty field paths and dirt roads, with a few short sections on federal highways. “Pleasure-biking” - The routes are mostly flat with some hilly parts, although there will be a few steep inclines and downgrades.
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13.05.2023 | 27.05.2023 | 10.06.2023 | 24.06.2023 | 08.07.2023 | 22.07.2023 | 05.08.2023 | 19.08.2023 | 02.09.2023 | 16.09.2023 |
|MS PRINCESS, Berlin-Stralsund, UPPER DECK, DE-ODSBS-08I-O|
|Base price|| |
|MS PRINCESS, Berlin-Stralsund, MAIN DECK, DE-ODSBS-08I-H|
|Base price|| |
|2-bed cabin in single use||1,449.00|
|2-bed cabin front/rear||949.00|
|discount for child 0-13 years in a 3-bed cabin with min. 2 full-paying guests||-20%|
- Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
- Program according to routing
- All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
- Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bed cloths as necessary
- Full board consisting of 7x breakfast, 6x lunch package for cycle tours or snack on board (non-cyclists), 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
- Daily meeting for the cycle tours
- Printed instructions and maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
- GPS tracks for cycle tours
- Tour guide on board
Arrival and departure, transfers, bike rentals, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, travel insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
Due to dynamic developments, changes may still occur at short notice. Therefore, please inform yourself in advance about the currently valid safety and hygiene regulations under https://www.se-tours.de/en/travel-information/information-corona-virus Participants of our tours are responsible for checking and complying with the current Corona travel regulations at the time of travel.
Passenger car parking options in Berlin (subject to change):
For example: Parking Garage “Hallen am Borsigturm” (1.600 parking spaces), always open,
ca. € 10.00/day, about 800 m from mooring point. No reservation possible. Return by train from Stralsund to Berlin approx. € 46.- per person.
- 7-gear-Unisex-trekking bikes and 8-gear-E-Bikes (brand: Velo de Ville - special SE-Tours edition)
- With hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability, please indicate as a non-binding customer request by the booking)
- Pannier bag and rental bike insurance included
- E-Bikes on a limited number only
- Please indicate your body height by the booking
Travel safe and secure with SE-Tours: We recommend to wear a bike helmet. Onboard Selling: UVEX I-VO € 40.00 per helmet, limited number.
Embarkation at 4:00 p.m. | Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.
Minimum number of participants 70 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure).
To bring your own bike On request only – due to lack of space on sun deck.
Excursions We offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English).
Schedule and program changes Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). Same applies to previously unknown administrative orders of lock or bridge repairs.
Travel documents EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.
This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.
We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.
This tour has 1 more variation
MS Princess is due to its size the ideal boat for cruises on river Oder. It offers a restaurant with homelike salon. Altogether MS PRINCESS has 49 cabins available. 42 twin-bed-cabins on the main deck, four of them can be used as three-beds-cabins (third bed carrying capacity max. 70 kg) and 7 twin-bed-cabins on upper deck.