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Danube Enchanting Christmas - BASIC

Itinerary

Danube Christmas
Routenkarte Donau Weihnachtszauber

This is the departure point for your Danube cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night at one of our partner hotels. This will allow you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.

Melk

Arr 07:00 am Dep 12:00 pm

A visit to Melk, the ‘Gateway to the Wachau’, brings you to the Danube Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can marvel at glorious landscapes. And no trip to the Wachau would be complete without a trip to Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. This is a region where towns and landscapes appear to exist in perfect harmony.

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Trips

€ 45

The Benedictine Abbey Melk is not only the landmark of the Wachau, but also one of faith and Austrian history. Since its founding in 1089, it has been continuously inhabited by Benedictine monks. It is regarded as a masterpiece of fusion of art, culture and nature, of faith and science. Enjoy a wonderful view of the Wachau from the 60-metre-high Melk Abbey, before taking a look at the imposing interior with its many baroque rooms.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Stift Melk besuchen

Vienna

Arr 08:00 pm

This is a real highlight of your Danube cruise: Vienna, the capital of Austria with that extra-special something. The locals sound as though they are singing when they speak, and it is customary for certain business owners to address their regular customers with their full title. That’s just the way things are done here. With its wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and castles, plus the state opera and many theatres, the city enjoys a lively cultural scene all year-round. The Viennese are proud of their city – and rightly so!

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This is a real highlight of your Danube cruise: Vienna, the capital of Austria with that extra-special something. The locals sound as though they are singing when they speak, and it is customary for certain business owners to address their regular customers with their full title. That’s just the way things are done here. With its wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and castles, plus the state opera and many theatres, the city enjoys a lively cultural scene all year-round. The Viennese are proud of their city – and rightly so!

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Trips

€ 45

On this tour, you will get to know Vienna's most historically significant sights. We will begin with a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the city hall, the university, the stock exchange and past numerous palaces and monuments to famous composers, poets and artists. We will then continue to travel along the Prater with its famous Ferris Wheel to the Hundertwasser house, to St. Charles's Church and the Viennese Music Association. One of Vienna’s landmarks can only be reached by foot due to its location – St. Stephen's Cathedral. After a brief tour of the outside, you will be taken back to your cruise ship.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Stadtrundfahrt in Wien mit Hofburg

Bratislava, home to approximately 450,000 inhabitants and located on the left bank of the Danube, is a young capital city – the youngest in Europe, in fact. Throughout the old town, you’ll see traces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire wherever you go. This leisurely city of baroque and rococo, palaces and palisades, and art and coffee houses is a perfect place to wander around, marvel at impressive sights, relax and unwind.

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Trips

€ 39

Taking you directly to the most beautiful view, the Bratislava City Express will deliver you to the Bratislavský Hrad (Bratislava Castle). From the 85-metre-high plateau, you can see far over the Danube. The city owes its name to Duke Wratislaw, who built the complex in the middle of the 17th century. Maria Theresia decided to reconstruct the castle a century later as you'll see on your visit today. After the castle, you will explore the historical centre with its Renaissance houses and baroque palaces by foot.

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

„Bratislava City Express“ and on foot

During your cruising day, enjoy watching the scenery drift by as you look forward to the next towns and cities. Our tip: the SPA-ROSA is a great place to unwind and pamper yourself during your day on the river.

This is the departure point for your Danube cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night at one of our partner hotels. This will allow you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.

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; e.g. with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, KLM, Swiss

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

Flights from € 329 per person

ONEWAY FLIGHT FROM/TO BUCHAREST FOR DANUBE DELTA CRUISES

For our Danube Delta cruises from and to Oltenita the flight from/to Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Düsseldorf airport is included in the travel price.

Flights from many other German airports or Zurich and Vienna from € 69 per person.

A-ROSA Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Passau or Vienna.

Train from € 159 per person (Return / 2nd Class).

Train from € 79 per person (Oneway / 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 € 42 per car (Passau/ fenced parking lot)
Price from € 47 per car (Passau/ roofed parking space)

Price from € 37 per car (Engelhartszell/ fenced parking lot)
Price from € 47 per car (Engelhartszell/ roofed parking space)

The hotel is located in the ‘Innstadt‘, which is part of the newly developed district ‘InnViertel‘ of Passau. The hotel offers two and three-room appartments. You can reach within walking distance (approx. 10 minutes) the pedestrian area and the old town with the university and Stephen’s cathedral. A parking lot in the underground car park can be booked additionally for a surcharge per night. Each appartments is equipped with the following facilities: air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, safe, kitchenette, spacious bathroom with underfloor heating, towel dryer, shower (some rooms with a bathtub), hairdryer, make-up mirror, toilet. The hotel has also a lift.

Size ca.

63 sqm
for up to 2 persons

Double occupancy

€ 89 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Size ca.

73 sqm
with 2 bedrooms
for up to 4 persons

Double occupancy

€ 109 p. P.
incl. breakfast

3-person occupancy

€ 79 p. P.
incl. breakfast

4-person occupancy

€ 69 p. P.
incl. breakfast

Hotel Residenz stands out with one of Passau’s top locations: right by the Danube, in the heart of Passau’s old town. All attractions are within easy walking distance. Rooms are modern and comfortable, the “Comfort” category and above have air conditioning. The hotel has five exclusive Suites or Junior Suites that are designed very differently. For prices and availability, please enquire when making your reservation. Soak up the hotel’s calm atmosphere by either relaxing in the small but comfortable sauna or listening to classical music with a glass of wine in the hotel’s very well-stocked library.

Included services

1. overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 89 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 109 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 119 p. P.

Located in a historical building dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Passauer Wolf has a very special atmosphere. Yet the hotel also meets state-of-the-art standards from extensive refurbishment in 2009. The fantastic location in the middle of the old town, right between the cathedral and the pedestrian zone, makes the hotel a perfect starting point for sightseeing and shopping. Enjoy your complimentary welcome drink at the bar or in your comfortably furnished room. Then relax in the hotel spa’s whirlpool and sauna. Use of the spa is included in the booking price. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Included services

1. overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 99 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 109 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 89 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 119 p. P.

This modern hotel in Passau is located in quiet green surroundings just 200 m from the Danube and 500 m from the town centre on the other side of the river. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival in the light-filled lobby, by the palms on the terrace or in your comfortable hotel room. The hotel bar is open in the evenings. Alternatively, you can enjoy complete relaxation in the spa, which offers a Finnish sauna, a steam room, a whirlpool and an infrared sauna. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Included services

1. overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 99 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 109 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 89 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 119 p. P.

Hotel Wesenufer is located right by the Danube in Wesenufer, which is near Engelhartszell (7 km) and Waldkirchen am Wesen (4 km). The nearest train station is Passau (37 km). The hotel building itself is more than 300 years old and was carefully renovated in 2008 and 2013. All rooms feature a modern interior design to make you feel at ease. The rooms – some of which have a balcony or terrace looking on to the Danube – are equipped with a flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, a phone, a safe, a minibar and a bathroom with a shower, toilet and hairdryer. The hotel also has three wheelchair-accessible rooms. Enjoy the view of the Danube from your terrace, the seasonal and regional meals in the Schloss restaurant, and the sauna and steam bath in the spa. Free parking is available on request. Guest and luggage transfer to and from the ship is available for a fee payable at the hotel. When booking, please inform the hotel of your requirements.

Included services

1. overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 75 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 89 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 99 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 99 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 119 p. P.

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA MIA

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A-ROSA MIA

A-ROSA RIVA

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A-ROSA RIVA

A-ROSA FLORA

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A-ROSA FLORA