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Christmas Markets on the Southern Rhine - BASIC

Itinerary

Rhine Christmas Markets
Routenkarte Rhein Weihnachtsmaerkte Sued

We will set off on our exciting Rhine cruise from here, heading for the northern or the southern Rhine. But you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to explore this cathedral city, with its wealth of monuments and attractions. The best way is to arrive the day before your cruise departs, so that you can relax – or simply extend your stay in Cologne after the cruise has ended.

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As you sail along the southern Rhine during your river cruise, you will also learn about the many faces of Mannheim, the multicultural heart of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Welcome to the compact city. From the Neckar to the palace, the city centre is laid out in grid formation. The streets here have no official names, and the area is instead divided into squares.

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Trips

€ 29

Heidelberg shows off its historic city centre in Christmas splendour during the Christmas market season. The atmosphere is unique – the stalls nestle idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town, offering a warming glow of light along one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe. In the fairy-tale winter woods at the Kornmarkt, over 100 pines and elegantly decorate the market. After about two hours of free time, you will be taken back to your A-ROSA cruise ship.

Price:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Today your Rhine river cruise will call at Strasbourg – a centre of European policymaking. With its medieval half-timbered houses and its elegant city palaces, Strasbourg really stands out from the crowd. But the highlight is the cathedral. From its viewing platform, the city’s half-timbered houses appear as small as pieces from a model railway set. Enjoy your day in the French part of the Rhine region!

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Trips

€ 59

Strasbourg should not be missed during the pre-Christmas season, not only because it has France’s oldest Christmas Market. Beginning with a short stroll through the old town, the excursion will take you to the world-famous Strasbourg Minster and past numerous old timber-framed houses. Afterwards you will have enough time to explore the delightful Christmas market on your own.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Weihnachtsmarkt in Strassburg

Mainz bleibt Mainz (or ‘Mainz is always Mainz’) is more than a carnival motto. It is an expression of the easy-going way of life that makes the locals proud of their city, makes it easy for non-locals to settle in and helps visitors to enjoy their stay here. With 2,000 years of history, Mainz is not just one of the oldest cities in Germany – it is also a place where you can see history come alive wherever you turn.

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Trips

€ 29

Mainz is not only known for its 1000-year-old history. Culinary delights also play a major role in Mainz. Mainz is surrounded by Germany's largest wine-growing region 'Rheinhessen'. On this tour you will discover the heart of Mainz's old town and have the chance to try regional wines during a wine tasting.

Price:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

on foot

Provisions:

wine tasting

Your exciting Rhine cruise ends in Cologne, but your wonderful memories will last forever. Before you start your journey home, use the day to take a further look around North Rhine-Westphalia or explore the city. The magnificent cathedral of Cologne is an absolute must-see. See you soon and Ahoy!

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A-ROSA Basic

The tariff for flexible (or spontaneous) relaxation. For certain travel dates we offer the "A-ROSA Basic" tariff with a limited contingent at short notice.

 

The “A-ROSA BASIC” rate includes the following services:

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Free use of most onboard facilities (e.g. sauna, gym)
  • Water during meal times
  • Daily varied entertainment
  • Port charges

Only now at a special price: A-ROSA FullboardPlus for € 29 per night.

If you don't want to worry about anything on board and want to enjoy the high-quality A-ROSA buffets at noon and in the evening, we recommend the A-ROSA FullboardPlus for the entire trip. This can only be booked for the complete trip and all persons in one cabin and up to 7 days before departure.

Prices per person and night: Full boardPlus € 29 or € 14 for children (ages 2 to 15 years). Children up to 2 years free of charge.

For additional booking on embarkation day on board € 39 per person/night. You can also register for the buffets each day at an extra charge or book the A-ROSA Dinings.

 

Dates & Prices

Arrival & Hotel

Outbound & Return flight to/from Cologne, e.g. with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, KLM, Swiss

From various German airports, Vienna or Zurich incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 349 per person

By train to Cologne - Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Cologne, Regensburg or Engelhartszell.

You will find the departure point in the respective cruise.

Train to departure point from € 159 per person (without BahnCard 2nd Class)

Arrive on your own - and park safely!

If you plan your arrival individually, we offer you a parking space in a guarded car park for the length of your cruise.

Price from € 72 per car (fenced parking lot)
Price from € 81 per car (roofed parking space

The listed Steigenberger Hotel is located in the heart of the Rhine metropolis Cologne, just a few minutes away from historic sights. Within a few minutes you can reach Cologne Cathedral as well as the famous Rhine river promenade and other hotspots of the city.

The 305 modern rooms, some of which even have a view over the city Cologne, are more than just a hotel room. The comfortable furnishings of all rooms include air conditioning, satellite TV, desk, free local calls, safe, minibar as well as a Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle for making tea. The bathrooms are equipped with shower or bathtub.

The Bar Bistro 19NullZwo offers the perfect atmosphere with modern colours and shapes for short breaks with delicious coffee specialities, snacks or a treat for body and soul.

Prices include the tax for the promotion and advancement of culture. Not valid during certain exhibitions in Cologne.

Double Occupancy 

€ 109 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Double Occupancy 

€ 79p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Double Occupancy 

€ 79 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

28.03.-10.04.2021
12.05.-15.05.2021
22.05.-26.05.2021
02.07.-21.08.2021
15.10.-23.10.2021
29.10.-02.11.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

28.03.-10.04.2021
12.05.-15.05.2021
22.05.-26.05.2021
02.07.-21.08.2021
15.10.-23.10.2021
29.10.-02.11.2021

The Maritim Hotel Cologne is located directly on the Rhine, only a few steps away from the charming old town, the cathedral and the city centre as well as the central station. The hotel impresses with its extraordinary architecture and has 454 rooms and suites, all of which are equipped with a bathroom/toilet, minibar, safe, radio, TV and a telephone. In the spacious, glass-roofed hotel lobby you will find a variety of boutiques and restaurants.

Prices include the tax for the promotion and advancement of culture. Not valid during certain exhibitions in Cologne.

Double Occupancy 

€ 119 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Double Occupancy 

€ 129 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 209 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Double Occupancy 

€ 159 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 279 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Excelsior Hotel Ernst – Cologne's only member of The Leading Hotels of the World – offers a unique combination of tradition and innovation. The hotel’s prominent location near Cologne Cathedral means that it is easy to get to, while the harmonious colour scheme and classic yet modern furnishings create a timeless atmosphere. All rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi for mobile devices and are equipped with SuitePad, the hotel’s digital concierge service. The Michelin-starred restaurant "taku" welcomes you with deliciously authentic East Asian masterpieces. And in the gourmet restaurant "Hanse Stube" you can experience French cuisine with local influences. Access to the hotel gym, sauna and steam bath, use of your hotel room’s minibar and a shoeshine service are all included in the price. Prices include culture tax. Offer not valid during certain trade fairs in Cologne.

We would be pleased to make you an offer based on daily updated rates.
For further information, please contact servicea-rosade.

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

 

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA AQUA

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A-ROSA AQUA

A-ROSA BRAVA

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A-ROSA BRAVA