The call of the Far North
Immerse yourself in two of Germany’s most charming cities before setting sail into the spectacular polar expanse of the Arctic on board the luxurious new HANSEATIC inspiration and a chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest pioneers, on Latitude 33’s 25-night The Call of the Far North journey.
This unforgettable itinerary will commence in Dubai on 14 August 2020, with a 2-night stay at Raffles Dubai in the heart of the city. Following a flight to Munich on 16 August, the next 3 nights will be spent at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, the perfect location from which to explore the iconic sites of Germany’s third largest city including the Marienplatz, St Peter’s Church and the Viktualienmarkt, as well as the celebrated Andechs Monastery Brewery which has been brewing traditional Bavarian beers since 1455.
On 19 August, travel by train to Düsseldorf for a 2-night stay at Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel located in the city’s vibrant downtown and an opportunity to discover its many cultural highlights including the historic Old Town, Rheinturm and Media Harbour.
On 21 August the next exciting leg of your journey begins with a chartered flight to Kangerlussuaq in western Greenland before boarding HANSEATIC inspiration for your 17-night cruise through the mesmerising white wilderness between Greenland and northern Canada.
This breathtaking voyage through the Arctic takes in stunning scenery and spectacular wildlife, with highlights including visits to Greenland’s charming villages of Uummannaq and Qaanaaq with their colourful houses; Siorapaluk, the country’s most northerly settlement and home to just 80 people; and Sisimiut, with its fascinating history as a missionary station and trading post.
Explore the North Canadian Arctic including Baffin Island, rich in Inuit culture and history, and the abandoned outpost of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on remote Ellesmere Island. A visit to Devon Island, the world’s largest uninhabited island, is a chance to spot musk oxen and lemmings, while Pim Island offers up sightings of polar bears and Arctic foxes. Or simply soak up the panoramic views and arresting silence of Canada’s Jones Sound and Smith Sound as well as the imposing ice fjords and gigantic ice formations at Illulissat and Disko Bay on Greenland’s west coast. For the more adventurous, a chance to visit Greenland’s Cape York via Zodiac under the guidance of experts is not to be missed.
Disembarking in Kangerlussuaq on 7 September, board a chartered flight back to Düsseldorf for your final night at the Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel, before departing on 8 September.
Prices for Latitude 33’s The Call of the Far North journey start from $29,690 per person twin share including return airport transfers in Australia to and from your home, return airfares with Emirates, return charter flights between Düsseldorf and Kangerlussuaq, plus all transfers and accommodation.
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For further information and bookings, visit: www.latitude33.travel or telephone 1300 636 848.