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Berlin – Stralsund, MS Princess

Along the Oder to the Baltic Sea

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
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On this vacation, you'll embark on a combined bicycle and boat adventure. You'll be accommodated on the MS Princess, where you can relish delightful bike excursions to explore the picturesque surroundings. As you journey from Berlin to Stralsund, you can anticipate a wealth of exciting destinations. Your route will take you along the Oder-Havel Canal and through the enchanting Ruppiner Lake District. You'll also become acquainted with the Stettin Lagoon. In Eberswalde, along the Finow Canal, you'll have the opportunity to visit Germany's oldest operational lock, and in Niederfinow, you can take a guided tour of the boat lift. Don't miss the chance to explore the castle in the Polish city of Szczecin. As you continue along the Bodden coast and traverse Usedom, you'll reach Germany's largest island: Rügen, celebrated for its picturesque chalk cliffs. Your journey culminates in the Hanseatic city of Stralsund, where you can immerse yourself in the maritime ambiance and savor delectable seafood specialties.

In Berlin, you board the ship. The next day, you cycle through the Ruppiner Lake District to Oranienburg and then travel onboard to Eberswalde. Afterward, you cycle along the Finow Canal to Hohensaaten and then by ship to Schwedt. Through the Lower Oder Valley National Park, you continue to Mescherin and then to Szczecin by ship. On a rest day aboard, you'll have the opportunity to see the Szczecin Lagoon and Wolgast. Finally, you'll go on a bike tour to Peenemünde and travel by ship to Lauterbach on Rügen before disembarking in Stralsund.

  • Berlin: The capital invites you to go shopping and sightseeing. Stroll along the Kurfürstendamm and take a look at the Brandenburg Gate!
  • Oranienburg: Visit the Baroque palace with its magnificent park and its interesting museum.
  • Stettin: The green city at the mouth of the Oder River has one of the largest ports in the Baltic Sea. Another attraction is the reconstructed castle of the Dukes of Pomerania.
  • Wolgast: The "Gateway to the Island of Usedom" is known for its medieval town center. Attractions include the town hall and St. Peter's Church.

This easy bike tour requires only an average level of fitness. The route is mostly traffic-free. You will only have to ride along main roads for a short time. There are asphalt bike paths as well as sandy field and forest paths. Most of the terrain is flat, with some steep climbs and descents to overcome.

itinerary at a glance

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.

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.


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).

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.

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.

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).

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.

After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 am and individual journey home.

Route information


Mostly you cycle on traffic-free paths, country road, tarmac bike paths, sandy fields and forest paths. There are shorter sections that also go along main roads. The route is mostly flat but sometimes it is hilly and there are some steep climbs and descents that have to be managed. If you do not want to cycle, you can also stay on board.

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Prices per person in EUR

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Further details about this tour


  • Program according to itinerary from Berlin to Stralsund
  • 7 nights in outside cabins in the booked cabin category
  • 1 welcome drink
  • Full meals (7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for cyclists or lunch snack on board, 6x afternoon coffee break, 7x 3-course-dinner)
  • On board tour guide incl. daily tour briefing
  • Daily cabin cleaning, change of bed linen and towels as needed
  • 1 route book per cabin
  • All harbour, lock and bridge fees
  • GPS-data


  • Bringing your own bike/electric bike:  €29,- (on request only, limited)

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • From Berlin-Spandau station you can take the subway and S-Bahn (urban train) to the pier, which is about 1km away
  • Parking Garage “Hallen am Borsigturm” (1,600 parking spaces) is always open. It costs approx. €10 per day and is about 800m away from the mooring point. No reservation possible.


  • Minimum number of participants: 70 persons
  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.


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