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Experience the Northern Rhine and Moselle 2021

Itinerary

Rhine Cruise
Routenkarte Rhein Kurs Nord und Mosel

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.

Amsterdam is an incredibly varied city. It’s old yet modern, relaxed yet bustling, and arty while also being commercial. With almost 7,500 listed buildings, it has the highest concentration of historical monuments in the whole country. When your Rhine cruise calls at Amsterdam, you’ll be able to discover a piece of history around every corner.

Trips

€ 35

Eine Grachtenfahrt durch Amsterdams historisches Zentrum ist etwas ganz Besonderes. Während das Boot ruhig durch das Wasser gleitet, ziehen die malerischen Häuserfassaden, enge Gassen und großartige Baudenkmäler an Ihnen vorbei. Und Sie fahren unter vielen hübschen Brücken hindurch. Etwa 100 Kilometer misst das weitverzweigte Netz der historischen Kanäle.

Dieser Ausflug findet nur bei folgenden Reiseterminen statt: 25.10. | 30.10. | 04.11.2020

Price:

€ 35 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 2 h

Transport:

Grachtenboot

Hint:

Wird nicht auf Reisen angeboten, bei denen der Ausflug "Historischer Blumenpark Keukenhof" angeboten wird.

€ 99

Amsterdam is perfect for Segway tours. After a maximum of half an hour's introduction, you will explore the multicultural metropolis with your guide. Besides the historic canals and the harbour area, you will also experience modern architecture and outstanding sights. During the tour your guide will tell you many exciting and surprising details.

Price:

€ 99 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

Segway

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam. Known as ‘Manhattan on the Maas’, it has a more urban, international atmosphere than anywhere else in the whole country. In recent years, Rotterdam has become a centre for architecture – its large architect-designed houses testament to the city’s modernity. With a little luck, you’ll see other cruise ships during your day in Rotterdam, since Europe’s largest maritime port is a major transport hub.

Trips

€ 49

Sitz der niederländischen Regierung, Residenz der königlichen Familie, Welthauptstadt der Gerichtsbarkeit – Den Haag genießt Weltruhm. Die Tour führt Sie zum sogenannten Binnenhof inmitten der Altstadt. Dieser große rechteckige Hof wird von herrschaftlichen Gebäuden umschlossen und war im 13. Jh. Ausgangspunkt der Stadtentwicklung. Im 17. Jh. galt er als Zentrum der europäischen Diplomatie. Heute sitzt hier das niederländische Parlament. Nordöstlich sehen Sie das Schloss der königlichen Familie und dahinter den Friedenspalast mit dem Internationalen Gerichtshof. Dann fahren Sie weiter nach Delft, berühmt für das Porzellan „Delfts Blauw“ und für seinen Maler Johannes Vermeer. Hier haben Sie Zeit für einen ausgedehnten Spaziergang entlang der Grachten, Kirchen, Herrenhäuser und schönen Höfe.

Price:

€ 49 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 4,5 h

Transport:

Bus und zu Fuß

€ 27

While it’s true that Rotterdam can look back on a long history, the city gives an outward impression of being refreshingly modern. Rotterdam is the Netherlands’ main centre of architecture – over the last 20 years an impressive collection of skyscrapers has transformed its skyline. The 46-metre-high Witte Huis was the first skyscraper in Europe, and there’s no denying that the city’s famous Cube Houses are unique too. Of course, during your visit you’ll also see the extraordinary market hall building, which is shaped like a giant aircraft hangar. The interior of the market hall boasts an 11,000-square-metre artwork made up of panels decorated with images of fruit and vegetables. Another thing that makes the building unique is that, as well as housing a market, shops, eateries and a car park, it also has residential units.

Price:

€ 27 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

The port city of Antwerp is an absolute must-see. Rich in art and culture, it is also known as the ‘Diamond City’ due to its important role in the diamond trade. Antwerp is particularly enjoyable for foodies, thanks to the many tasty Belgian specialities on offer there – including waffles, chocolates and chips.

Trips

€ 52

This tour will take you around Belgium’s exciting capital city. It’s a place that immigrants from all corners of the earth have made their home, bringing elements of their own cultures with them. It’s also where modern architecture meets historical pomp and splendour. And, of course, Brussels is the capital of Europe, home to the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, NATO and Euratom. As well as seeing the city’s landmarks such as the Atomium and Manneken Pis, you’ll visit the Grand-Place. With its baroque guild houses and Gothic town hall, it is considered one of the most beautiful squares of its kind in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Price:

€ 52 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

Brüssel entdecken
€ 47

Antwerp is not only known for being Europe's third-largest port. It is also the most important city in the world when it comes to diamonds – with most of the world’s diamonds traded here. A short bus tour takes you to beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal), where you can also discover some masterpieces of Peter Paul Rubens. It is one of the highlights of Brabantine Gothic and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (please note, a visit inside the cathedral is not always possible). Afterwards, you will take a stroll through the historic centre with the Grote Markt and the lavishly decorated Renaissance town hall. A small tour then takes you to the Mas Museum where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and the harbour.

Price:

€ 47 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

Antwerpens Highlights

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.

Cochem, on the bank of the Moselle, is another port of call on your Rhine cruise, which will take you onto the Moselle. The entire Moselle region around Cochem is a real sight to behold. The town’s landmark is undoubtedly the famous Reichsburg, a splendid castle that towers above the river. But did you know that the West German government had a secret bunker built here for its federal bank? Strange, but true! And you’ll have the opportunity to visit it during your river cruise.

Trips

€ 39

The second smallest county seat in Germany is one of the most beautiful cities in the Moselle Valley. Cochem’s long history is revealed during a tour of the old town. You walk past the Capuchin monastery, the parish church of St. Martin and the town hall from the 17th century. Mini busses will take you up 100 meters to the imperial castle, which is one of the most beautiful castles in the region. The tour takes you through the neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque designed rooms with valuable furnishings.

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

on foot

Hint:

The excursion might be conducted in reverse order. There may be some waiting time before boarding the mini buses.

Cochem und die Reichsburg

Experience the unforgettable atmosphere of a picturesque old town full of history and culture, as your Rhine cruise takes you along the Moselle. Enjoy award-winning wines from well-known sites – whether in one of the cosy wine bars, in a rustic wine tavern during a wine-tasting session with a winemaker, or during a tour of the steep vineyard slopes.

Trips

€ 19

Bernkastel-Kues has been blessed twice: once with fertile vineyards and once by perhaps the most unique ensemble of medieval half-timbered buildings. Especially famous for the Spitzhäuschen, which has been balancing on a foundation that appears to be much too narrow since the beginning of the 15th century. It is a true wonder that it has not fallen over yet! The Renaissance city hall, built in 1608, and the Michaela fountain in the market square are just as remarkable as the parish church of St. Michael with its more than 600-year-old tower down by the river bank.

Price:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

on foot

€ 52

Während der Panoramafahrt auf die Moselberge und durch idyllische Moselorte sehen Sie vor allem Grün und Blau. Die Farben der Weinberge, des Wassers und des Himmels sind allgegenwärtig. Unterwegs besichtigen Sie eine römische Kelteranlage. Natürlich darf eine kleine Weinprobe in einem der Weingüter nicht fehlen.

Price:

€ 52 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 3 h

Transport:

Bus und zu Fuß

Provisions:

Weinprobe

Malerische Moselberge entdecken

Trier lies right in the Moselle valley, a region characterised by the typical Moselle vineyards. The city boasts many churches, castles and palaces, plus a wealth of historic monuments – with UNESCO World Heritage status. Enjoy your time in the city, explore the Moselle valley and learn about the history of Rhineland-Palatinate. And as another lovely day draws to a close, you can look forward to the next picturesque port of call.

Trips

€ 19

In Trier you can find 8 of the 39 German UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Such a concentration is unique and there is a lot to explore in the old Roman city. If you prefer to stroll around individually, you may take the transfer bus from the berth directly to the city centre, where you will have ample time to discover the beauty of the old Roman city. After a three hour stay we will take you back to the A-ROSA cruise ship in Mehring.

Price:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

€ 42

Trier - Germany’s oldest city - is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was founded around 16 BC by Emperor Augustus and you will find numerous architectural monuments from this period. From the ship, you will drive along the Moselle, past old Moselle cranes and monastery complexes, to the oldest bridge in Germany, the Roman Bridge. In the footsteps of the Romans, you will then explore the amphitheatre, the ruins of Barbara thermal baths, as well as the throne room of Emperor Constantine the Great. We will then pass the Palace of the Electorate from the 18th century before reaching the city's main landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Porta Nigra. 

Price:

€ 42 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

€ 49

Tausendjährige Geschichte verschmilzt in der Festungsstadt Luxemburg mit der Moderne. Das Ergebnis: jede Menge Highlights. Unübersehbar ist die luxemburgische Hauptstadt heute ein wichtiger Finanzschauplatz und Sitz bedeutender europäischer Institutionen. Und ebenfalls offensichtlich: Luxemburg als einst wichtigstes Bollwerk Europas. Die Militär- und Zivilgebäude der ehemaligen Festung bilden den architektonischen Rahmen der Altstadt, die zum UNESCO-Welterbe gehört. Nach einem geführten Bummel durch ihre Gassen können Sie sich noch individuell umschauen.

Price:

€ 49 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 4,5 h

Transport:

Bus und zu Fuß

Discover Koblenz during your Rhine cruise. Its history dates back over 2,000 years, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities – and one of its most picturesque, with a wealth of sights and cultural attractions. Marvel at Koblenz’s palaces, stately homes, grand townhouses, narrow lanes and romantic corners. And watch as our A-ROSA ship sails close to the famous Deutsches Eck headland.

Trips

€ 32

The breath-taking cable car ride across the Rhine and up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress should not be missed: Behind you the roofs of Koblenz, below you the broad river and in front of you the gigantic fortress Ehrenbreitstein. This adjective is by no means an exaggeration, as you will be entering the second largest preserved fortress in Europe. Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III ordered the construction as part of an anti-French military line. Up to 6,500 craftsmen and day labourers were employed. The mighty fortress rises 118 metres above the Rhine and was once the core of the fortification around Koblenz. Together with the Deutsches Eck, it forms the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Afterwards we will walk through the old town back to the ship.

NOTE:This excursion is only possible for travel dates between March and October 2020.

Price:

€ 32 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

Cable car and on foot

Hint:

This excursion is only possible for travel dates between March and October 2020. Return trip by cable car.

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!

A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

Enjoy your most beautiful time with maximum comfort and with the all-round carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive.

Your desired cabin? Voilà! Sauna, fitness area, pool? Always at your service! Top culinary menus? Enjoy your meal! Attractive discounts on all massage and beauty treatments? Of course! Plus all transfers and many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

  • FullboardPlus: extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour. On many cruises, seasonal supplements such as a midnight snack
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Also besides the lunch and dinner hours. Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne.
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on our international ships
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
  • Transfer between railway station¹ or airport² and ship
  • 15% discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges
  • many other services

¹ Guests receive an extra voucher, valid for day of embarkation or disembarkation in Cologne and Engelhartszell. The transfer in Paris and Lyon is only included when booking the train tickets through A-ROSA.

² The transfer is included when booking the flight through A-ROSA. You will receive an extra voucher with your travel documents.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 31 May 2020 and you will benefit from our attractive Double Super Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

  • Varied gourmet buffets with regional and seasonal specialities
  • Live cooking à la minute
  • No seating or dress code; last but not least, free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among the guests
  • A wine list adapted to the region
  • Indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as barbecue buffet on the sun deck of selected ships

Choose exactly the cabin you like. If available, we will book your desired cabin with cabin number.

Dates & Prices

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable junior suite with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable suite with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable junior suite with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable suite with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable junior suite with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Spacious and comfortable suite with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

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 € 299 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 Hilton Cologne is located right in the middle of Cologne, just a few minutes’ walk away from the imposing Cologne Cathedral and the beautiful old town. The 296 rooms and suites are each equipped with a bathroom and toilet, air conditioning, a safe, a telephone and TV, offering a contemporary ambience for a relaxing stay. After a varied day in this city on the Rhine, you will have earned a relaxed drink in the hotel’s IceBAR, where customised cocktails are served on a bar made of ice. Prices include culture tax. Offer not valid during certain trade fairs in Cologne.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 109p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 189 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 129 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 229 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 159 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 279 p. P.

The Maritim Hotel Cologne is located right beside the Rhine, just a few steps away from the delightful old town, the cathedral, the city centre and the central train station. The hotel’s charm lies in its unusual architecture. It has more than 454 rooms, suites and apartments, all of which are equipped with a bathroom and toilet, a minibar, a safe, a radio, a TV and a phone. You’ll find a range of boutiques and restaurants in the hotel’s large glass-covered lobby. Prices include culture tax. Offer not valid during certain trade fairs in Cologne.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 119p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 179 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 129 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 209 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 159 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 279 p. P.

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 feel. 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 SILVA

Donauschiff A-ROSA SILVA
A-ROSA SILVA