Cruises to Kiel Germany

Travel to Kiel Germany with MSC Cruises and discover this beautiful city in northern Germany located on the Baltic Sea. Book your cruise to Kiel Germany with MSC Cruises

A strategic location to visit a whole host of great holiday attractions

Kiel is a city in northern Germany located on the Baltic Sea. The city was the country’s main naval base until after the Second World War.

Kiel is famous for sailing events; each year the city hosts ‘Kieler Woche’, a series of sailing regattas. Thanks to its strategic location, cruise passengers can visit a whole host of great vacation attractions, which are all within easy reach of Kiel.

Enjoy great deals on local attractions by joining us on one of our many excursion packages for this area. Opt to visit neighbouring Hamburg for example: a relaxed, visitor-friendly German city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and exciting examples of new urban regeneration.

We’ll visit the main landmarks and the historic district of Speicherstadt before enjoying a traditional lunch. A day trip to Lubeck, with its well-preserved medieval old town makes for a worthwhile visit, to see this unique UNESCO world heritage site.

Families and children will enjoy the Schleswig-Holstein open-air museum in Molfsee, a village reconstruction complete with peasant houses and craftsmen’s workshops, giving a complete picture of life in times gone by.

A romantic day out is guaranteed on our ‘castles and roses’ tour where you can enjoy a beautiful boat ride on a picturesque lake and wander the gardens and grounds of Eutin castle.

So leave your luxury MSC cruise ship in dock for the day and let us introduce you to another great destination along your Northern European cruise vacation.

Cruise to Kiel - Germany - Northen Europe - MSC Cruises

Directions


You can walk to the Ostseekai from the Main Railway Station or the City Centre in just a few minutes along the Kiel Fjord.

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 KIE02D - MARITIME KIEL (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  This is a panoramic tour of Kiel, the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein and a traditional maritime and naval city. During your city tour, you can admire the imposing canal which connects the Northern and Baltic Seas. We will then visit the Laboe Naval Memorial, a monument dedicated to sailor lost at sea during the two world wars. Naval history enthusiasts will be keen to see the U-995 submarine, which served in the German Kriegsmarine from 1943 to 1945, prowling for the North Sea and Arctic for Allied convoys. The memorial also offers a magnificent bird’s eye view of the surrounding landscapes of northern Germany. You will have the chance to enjoy a typical snack local to Kiel and a soft drink. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties, using a wheelchair or suffering from claustrophobia. The excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at Hamburg airport for guests who are and booked on flights after 18:00 hours. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code KIE02T if you will be in transit in Kiel or code KIE02D if you will be disembarking in Kiel. The duration of the tour also includes the time for the transfer to the airport.

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Price per person $75.00 Adults $53.00 Children

   


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 KIE02T - MARITIME KIEL (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  This is a panoramic tour of Kiel, the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein and a traditional maritime and naval city. During your city tour, you can admire the imposing canal which connects the Northern and Baltic Seas. We will then visit the Laboe Naval Memorial, a monument dedicated to sailor lost at sea during the two world wars. Naval history enthusiasts will be keen to see the U-995 submarine, which served in the German Kriegsmarine from 1943 to 1945, prowling for the North Sea and Arctic for Allied convoys. The memorial also offers a magnificent bird’s eye view of the surrounding landscapes of northern Germany. You will have the chance to enjoy a typical snack local to Kiel and a soft drink. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties, using a wheelchair or suffering from claustrophobia. The excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at Hamburg airport for guests who are and booked on flights after 18:00 hours. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code KIE02T if you will be in transit in Kiel or code KIE02D if you will be disembarking in Kiel. The duration of the tour also includes the time for the transfer to the airport.

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Price per person $75.00 Adults $53.00 Children

   


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 KIE04T - LUBECK (approx. 6.5 hours, light lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Lunch or dinner included  Cultural  Enjoy a pleasant 1.5-hours scenic drive through beautiful German countryside to the Hanseatic city of Lubeck. Discover the charming old town which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will discover the elegant XIX century alleyways and ground courtyards that pay testament to when the Hanseatic League was a booming trade centre. Admire the world-famous Holsten Gate, the seven spires of the cities five churches, the Hospital of the Holy Ghost which dates back to 1280 and St. Mary's Church – home to the world's largest mechanical organ. You will enjoy a typical, light German lunch before leaving your guide in Lubeck and return to Kiel. Please note: this excursion is only for guests in transit in Kiel. As this tour includes long periods of walking on cobblestone surfaces, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is not available on following calls: 14.05.2014.

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Price per person $135.00 Adults $95.00 Children

   


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 KIE12T - CASTLES, LAKES & ROSES (approx. 6.5 hours, light lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Lunch or dinner included  Cultural  Leave the port and drive through the beautiful Schleswig-Holstein countryside to reach Ploen and its landmark historic castle set on a hill, overlooking a broad lake. We will embark on a delightful boat ride across five interconnecting lakes to reach Malente. These waterways of this region are a popular tourist destination thanks to their winning combination of crystal clear waters, the medieval villages that line the shores and the huge shady forests that contribute to the magical, fairytale atmosphere. In Malente you will visit the glass factory and watch the craftsmen demonstrate their skills. We will continue to Eutin, “City of Roses”, where you can explore the gardens of Eutin Castle and stroll the narrow streets around the lovely market place. A typical, light German lunch will be served on the banks of Lake Uklei. Return to Kiel. Please note: this tour is only for guests in transit in the port of Kiel. As this tour includes long periods of walking on cobblestone surfaces, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is not available on following calls: 14.05.2014 + 16.08.2014. On these dates the tour will be replaced by the excursion with code KIE12TB.

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Price per person $102.00 Adults $71.00 Children

   


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 KIE12TB - PLOEN, MALENTE & KIEL (approx. 6.5 hours, light lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Lunch or dinner included  Cultural  Leave the port and drive through the beautiful Schleswig-Holstein countryside to reach Ploen and its landmark historic castle set on a hill, overlooking a broad lake. We will embark on a delightful boat ride across five interconnecting lakes to reach Malente. These waterways are a popular tourist destination thanks to their winning combination of crystal clear waters, the medieval villages that line the shores and the huge shady forests that contribute to the magical, fairytale atmosphere. In Malente you will visit the glass factory and watch the craftsmen demonstrate their skills. Return to Kiel to see the Kiel Canal during a guided sightseeing coach tour of Kiel. A delicious light German lunch will be served on the banks of Lake Uklei. Please note: this tour is only for guests in transit in the port of Kiel. As this tour includes long periods of walking on cobblestone surfaces, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is available only on following call: 14.05.2014 + 16.08.2014 and is an alternative to the tour with code KIE12T.

Price per person $102.00 Adults $71.00 Children

   


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 KIE15D - HAMBURG (approx. 6 hours, lunch not included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  Spend a few hours off the ship and discover the elegant city of Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest metropolis. After leaving the port, an enjoyable a 1.5-hour coach ride will take you see the most important sights. As you explore the city and learn more about its past, you will get to see the city hall, visit the impressive St. Michael’s Church and amble through the narrow street of the 17th-century Krameramtsgasse, a real journey back in time. Your scenic tour of Hamburg will also take you past the man-made Alster lakes and the “Speicherstadt”, the old warehouse district, with its picturesque canals. Some free time to have lunch at your leisure (not included in the price of the tour) will be followed by saying goodbye to your city guide and returning to Kiel and your ship. Please note: this tour ends at the port for transit guests and at Hamburg airport for guests who are and booked on flights after 18:00 hours. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code KIE15T if you will be in transit in Kiel or code KIE15D if you will be disembarking in Kiel. The duration of the tour also includes the time for the transfer to the airport. On 14 May 2014, only the excursion for debark guests can be foreseen. This tour is not available on following dates: 10.05.2014 + 28.06.2014 + 19.07.2014 + 02.08.2014.

Price per person $103.00 Adults $72.00 Children

   


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 KIE15T - HAMBURG (approx. 6 hours, lunch not included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  Spend a few hours off the ship and discover the elegant city of Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest metropolis. After leaving the port, an enjoyable a 1.5-hour coach ride will take you see the most important sights. As you explore the city and learn more about its past, you will get to see the city hall, visit the impressive St. Michael’s Church and amble through the narrow street of the 17th-century Krameramtsgasse, a real journey back in time. Your scenic tour of Hamburg will also take you past the man-made Alster lakes and the “Speicherstadt”, the old warehouse district, with its picturesque canals. Some free time to have lunch at your leisure (not included in the price of the tour) will be followed by saying goodbye to your city guide and returning to Kiel and your ship. Please note: this tour ends at the port for transit guests and at Hamburg airport for guests who are and booked on flights after 18:00 hours. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code KIE15T if you will be in transit in Kiel or code KIE15D if you will be disembarking in Kiel. The duration of the tour also includes the time for the transfer to the airport. On 14 May 2014, only the excursion for debark guests can be foreseen. This tour is not available on following dates: 10.05.2014 + 28.06.2014 + 19.07.2014 + 02.08.2014.

Price per person $103.00 Adults $72.00 Children

   


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 KIE16T - CASTLES, LAKES & CHURCHES (approx. 6.5 hours, light lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Lunch or dinner included  Cultural  Leave the port and drive through the beautiful Schleswig-Holstein countryside to reach Ploen and its landmark historic castle set on a hill, overlooking a broad lake. We will embark on a delightful boat ride across the “Grosser Ploener” lake to reach Dersau. These waterways of this region are a popular tourist destination thanks to their winning combination of crystal clear waters, the medieval villages that line the shores and the huge shady forests that contribute to the magical, fairytale atmosphere. Next we will head for Bosau where a brief stop to take photographs of the Petri Church is scheduled; the church, dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1151-52. We will continue to Eutin where you can see St. Michaelis Church and Eutin Castle next to the lovely market place. A typical, light German lunch will be served in Dersau. Return to Kiel.Please note: this tour is only for guests in transit in the port of Kiel. As this tour includes long periods of walking on cobblestone surfaces, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is not available on following calls: 14.05.2014 + 16.08.2014. On all these dates the tour will be replaced by the excursion with code KIE18T.

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Price per person $102.00 Adults $71.00 Children

   


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 KIE18T - PLOEN, LAKES & KIEL (approx. 6.5 hours, light lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Lunch or dinner included  Cultural  Discover the beautiful countryside of Schleswig-Holstein by boarding the modern coach to Plön and its historical landmark, the fabulous Plön Castle. Set on a hill overlooking the lake, the rather elegant white building dates back to the 17th century and was recently restored. The tour continues by boat across “Grosser Ploener” Lake to the town of Dersau, where a light lunch will be served. The whole region is popular with tourists due to its winning combination of crystal-clear waterways, quaint medieval villages lining the shores and shady forestation along the banks, all of which contribute to the fairytale atmosphere of this magical place. On reaching the town of Bosau, a brief photo stop will be made at the Petri Church, which was built between 1151 and 1152. A guided bus tour of the city of Kiel, including a chance to see its famous canal, brings your tour to a close. Please note: this tour is only for guests in transit in the port of Kiel. As this tour includes long periods of walking on cobblestone surfaces, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is available only on following call: 14.05.2014 + 16.08.2014 and is an alternative to the tour with code KIE16T.

Price per person $102.00 Adults $71.00 Children

   


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 KIE20T - PANORAMIC KIEL AND SURROUNDINGS (approx. 2 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  This panoramic tour will give you an excellent overview of Kiel, your port of call, as well as the surrounding countryside. Thanks to its advantageous coastal location on the Baltic Sea, the beautiful city of Kiel – the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein – is characterised by a rich maritime and naval tradition that it still maintains to this day. Kiel enjoys an international reputation as the venue of several important sailing events, including the annual Kiel Week – the world’s biggest sailing competition. In fact, the first-class conditions at sea and meticulous organisation on land have lent Kiel the title of “the world’s unofficial sailing capital”, especially since the city hosted the Olympic sailing competitions in 1936 and 1972. One of these was held in the Kiel suburb of Schilksee, which is naturally on the itinerary. The many little sailing boats and the unique architecture of Schilksee are a living testament to the colourful event. The tour of the city will also take you to see the famous early 20th-century town hall, the majestic Kiel Fjord, an inlet of the Baltic Sea, and the impressive Kiel Canal, which both connects the North and Baltic Seas and is the world's busiest artificial waterway. Your return to the pier and your ship marks the end of this scenic excursion. Please note: this tour is only for guests in transit in the port of Kiel. This tour is not available on following calls: 21.06.2014 + 28.06.2014.

Price per person $51.00 Adults $36.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.