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Rhine Christmas City Experience 2022

Itinerary

Rhine cruise

Here we start the contemplative Christmas cruise on the Rhine. But you should also get to know the cathedral city with its many buildings and attractions. The best way is to arrive already relaxed one day before your cruise or simply extend your stay after the cruise.

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On Christmas Eve, Christmas-lit houseboats bob along the canals in Amsterdam, the city of 1539 bridges. The creative Dutch outdo each other when it comes to Christmas decorations. The brighter it shines, the better it is. In addition to ice rinks for skating and Dutch-style Christmas markets, many museums are mostly open for those who crave a contrast to angel choirs and tinsel.

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Trips

€ 349

Let your private English-speaking tour guide help you discover the best of Amsterdam – whether you’d like to receive advice about what to buy at the flower market, take a stroll along the most picturesque canals or go on a guided tour of the Rijksmuseum. You’ll decide what you want to do, and your guide will tailor the tour to meet your individual requirements. This is also your only opportunity to go on a guided tour of the prettiest part of Amsterdam – the red-light district. The rules changed since the last few years, and large groups of tourists are no longer allowed here. So, if you want to explore the oldest part of the city with the most attractive architecture in depth, this is your chance.

Price:

€ 349 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 429

Would you like to explore the city on your own while travelling in comfort? Then book a private people carrier for up to 4 people. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Whether you go alone, as a couple or with new friends you’ve made on your cruise, you’ll be able to discover the parts of Amsterdam that you’re most interested in.

Price:

€ 429 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399

Would you like to explore Amsterdam individually with your partner or travel companion while travelling in comfort? Your driver can take you to museums, shops and the red-light district. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

On Christmas Day, Christmas-lit houseboats bob along the canals in Amsterdam, the city of 1539 bridges. The creative Dutch outdo each other when it comes to Christmas decorations. The brighter it shines, the better it is. In addition to ice rinks for skating and Dutch-style Christmas markets, many museums are mostly open for those who crave a contrast to angel choirs and tinsel.

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Trips

€ 49

Laid-back, full of history, brimming with vibrant culture – few European cities are as multifaceted as Amsterdam. Get to know this charming multicultural metropolis as your tour takes you past impressive historical buildings, along charming winding streets and – of course – to the famous city canals. You’ll then have some free time to explore Amsterdam’s old town around the Bloemenmarkt flower market.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

The programme may vary.

€ 39

Stroll beneath the trees, admire the diversity of the flora and fauna, dive into the ocean and travel to the stars: you can do all this and more at Amsterdam Royal Zoo. As well as being home to a great number of animals from around the world, the zoo also has an aquarium and a planetarium that you can visit. You’ll be able to spend your time here however you wish and explore whatever piques your interest.

 

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Includes transfers and admission only.

€ 42

A canal cruise through Amsterdam's old town is something special. This trip on board a typical grachten boat will allow you to discover some of Amsterdam's countless interwoven grachten canals – a 100 km network still used to transport goods today – as well as the delightful houses and bridges that they pass by and under.

Price:

€ 42 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

canal boat

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is not offered on tours where the excursion 'Historic park Keukenhof' is offered.

€ 349

Let your private English-speaking tour guide help you discover the best of Amsterdam – whether you’d like to receive advice about what to buy at the flower market, take a stroll along the most picturesque canals or go on a guided tour of the Rijksmuseum. You’ll decide what you want to do, and your guide will tailor the tour to meet your individual requirements. This is also your only opportunity to go on a guided tour of the prettiest part of Amsterdam – the red-light district. The rules changed since the last few years, and large groups of tourists are no longer allowed here. So, if you want to explore the oldest part of the city with the most attractive architecture in depth, this is your chance.

Price:

€ 349 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 429

Would you like to explore the city on your own while travelling in comfort? Then book a private people carrier for up to 4 people. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Whether you go alone, as a couple or with new friends you’ve made on your cruise, you’ll be able to discover the parts of Amsterdam that you’re most interested in.

Price:

€ 429 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399

Would you like to explore Amsterdam individually with your partner or travel companion while travelling in comfort? Your driver can take you to museums, shops and the red-light district. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

You will spend Boxing Day in the second largest city of the Netherlands. The "Manhattan on the Meuse" exudes more urban and international atmosphere than any other place in the Netherlands. In recent years Rotterdam has become the architectural capital. Large architectural buildings are hallmarks of the modern age. With a bit of luck, you will also see other cruise ships on your day in Rotterdam, because the largest seaport in Europe is a huge transportation hub.

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Trips

€ 69

Experiencing everything the Netherlands has to offer in one day? This excursion makes it possible. First you explore the capital of the Netherlands still in its original size during a city walk through Den Haag. Then we will continue to nearby Madurodam park. This is a miniature world that introduces you to the highlights and heritage of the Netherlands in a playful way. Madurodam is suitable for all ages and very family-friendly. Children can discover and also try out a lot here. Immerse yourself in the miniatur world of the Netherlands!

Price:

€ 69 per person

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 29

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:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 449

Rotterdam boasts one impressive sight after another, from its skyline full of skyscrapers to the historic harbour, Wilhelmina Pier with the Hotel New York and the colourful market hall building. There is a lot to see in Rotterdam, and your private German-speaking tour guide will be happy to show you the highlights of this multifaceted city, based on your own particular interests.

Price:

€ 449 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 499

Rotterdam has a lot to offer, and you can’t reach all of its highlights on foot. Why not go and see exactly what you’re interested in, whether it’s the Euromast tower, the MS Rotterdam, Wilhelmina Pier, the Maritime Museum Harbour – or something else. Simply book your private people carrier to ensure that you can get around the city easily and comfortably. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

Minivan

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 369

Discover this impressive metropolis easily and comfortably with your partner or travel companion – and explore several different parts of town in one day. There’s so much to see in Rotterdam. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 369 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

Car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Rotterdam

Dep 06:00 am

On your Christmas cruise you will visit the second largest city in the Netherlands. The "Manhattan on the Meuse" exudes more urban and international atmosphere than any other place in the Netherlands. In recent years, Rotterdam has become the architectural capital. Large architectural buildings are hallmarks of the modern age. With a bit of luck, you will also see other cruise ships on your day in Rotterdam, because the largest seaport in Europe is a huge transportation hub.

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Dordrecht

Arr 09:00 am Dep 08:00 pm

Discover the oldest city in Holland on your Christmas cruise! Dordrecht, the city on the water, with its countless monuments and small city harbors. Here the three rivers Merwede, Noord and Oude Maas flow together, which give Dordrecht the flair of a city by the sea.

Trips

€ 19

Visit the oldest city in Holland and enjoy countless monuments, centuries-old packing houses and the well-travelled trade routes that remind us of the rich history of this city on the water. Dordrecht was granted city rights as early as 1220 and has always been an important trading town for wood, grain and wine. In the city centre you will still find about 1000 well-preserved architectural monuments. But don't worry - we will only explore the most beautiful ones with you on our tour of the city.

Price:

€ 19 per Person

Duration:

approx. 1,5h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 72

Experience the historic fortress town on Hollands Diep. Willemstad got its name from William of Orange who was considered the "Father of the Fatherland" and was assassinated in 1584. Willemstad was particularly influenced by its strategically favourable location on the Hollands Diep. Stroll past the star-shaped fortress, the old town hall and the domed church and enjoy some leisure time in this picturesque town.

Price:

€ 72 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 109

Discover a world of wonder at the Efteling theme park with the whole family. The Efteling is the largest theme park in the Netherlands and offers exciting attractions. From fast roller coasters to exciting park shows and different themed worlds, there is something for everyone. Visit the play or fairytale forest or the double-track wooden roller coaster and let yourself be enchanted by the amusement park.

 Only offered for the following cruise dates: 04.06. | 09.07. | 16.07. | 23.07. | 30.07. | 06.08. | 13.08. | 20.08. | 27.08. | 08.10. | 15.10. | 22.10.2022

Price:

€ 109 per Person

Duration:

approx. 8h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 699

Discover the unique Biesbosch nature reserve on a canoe trip. Paddle leisurely through the beautiful landscape, which looks like a jungle, along the twists and turns of the many watercourses and past the thickly planted banks. Experience nature and the home of various animals. You will hear the different species of birds that hide in the heart of the greenery or meet the tracks of the beavers that leave behind the gnawed wood.

Price:

€ 699 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 5h

Transport:

people carrier, canoe and by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 259

Your private English-speaking tour guide will take you to Dordrecht, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Stroll past the well-preserved monuments and centuries-old packing houses. Let us introduce you to the history of Dordrecht and integrate your wishes into the organisation of the excursion.

Price:

€ 259 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 459

Explore the oldest city in the Netherlands in a relaxed way with your private people carrier. Pass historical sights, ancient monuments and various museums, making stops at your leisure. If you wish, an English-speaking tour guide can be booked to introduce you to the history and life in Dordrecht.

Price:

€ 459 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

When your Rhine cruise calls at Antwerp, you’ll quickly realise that this small Flemish port is no stranger to festive sparkle. In fact, sparkle was virtually invented there: this time-honoured commercial city is a major diamond centre, where precious stones are polished until they twinkle like stars. Antwerp itself is also a jewel – from the ship, you’ll have a wonderful view of its grand houses with their decorated stepped gables.

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Trips

€ 55

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. Our bus will pass the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal). It is one of the highlights of Brabantine Gothic and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 through Antwerp's diamond district.

Price:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Antwerpens Highlights
€ 59

An adventure for young and old awaits in one of the oldest and most famous zoos in the world, Antwerp Zoo! In this green oasis in the city centre, there are more than 5000 animals and 950 species to see. From elephants and giraffes in the Egyptian temple area, to penguins in the ice or hippos in a pink villa, there is something to discover at every turn.

 

Price:

€ 59 per Person

Duration:

approx. 5h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 799

Discover the Belgian port city with its fascinating places and interesting stories. Besides diamonds, culture and history, Antwerp also has delicious delicacies to offer. During a walking tour, your private guide will tell you various anecdotes about life in Antwerp and about different Belgian specialities. Strengthen yourself with a delicious piece of cake and coffee before you continue your journey of discovery. Besides chocolate, Belgian beer is also a speciality, so end your tour with a local beer.

Price:

€ 799 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Provisions:

Coffee break and beer tasting

€ 799

Antwerp. The city of diamonds, but also the city of chocolate! Here, dreams come true for every chocolate lover. In Antwerp's Chocolate Museum you will learn all about the history and origins of chocolate in a fun way. Of course, after observing how the cocoa bean is turned into delicious chocolate, you can't miss out on a taste. Afterwards, you will walk through Antwerp and to the Grote Markt, passing one chocolaterie after another.

Price:

€ 799 per reservation for max. $ persons

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Provisions:

chocolate tasting

€ 349

Are you interested in exploring the diamond district in more depth? Or would you like to find out where to buy the best chocolates? Your private, local tour guide is an expert on Antwerp and can show you all of its highlights. You’ll decide exactly what you want to see and do, depending on your own personal interests.

Price:

€ 349 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 449

Booking a private people carrier will ensure that you travel through the city in comfort, whether you choose to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, the diamond district or the fourth most beautiful train station in the world. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Enjoy getting to know the fantastic city of Antwerp on a tour that’s as individual as you are.

Price:

€ 449 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 329

Let your private driver take you around the city and show you the highlights of Antwerp. It’s up to you to decide what you want to see: The Cathedral of Our Lady or the diamond district, perhaps? You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish – a great way to find out everything you wanted to know about this beautiful city.

Price:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Enjoy the passing landscape on this day with a hot drink. Tip: You can enjoy some real relaxation in the SPA-ROSA.

Shortly before New Year's Eve, your Christmas cruise on the Rhine ends in Cologne. However, before you start your journey home with a thousand memories of your trip, why not use the day to look around further in North Rhine-Westphalia or explore the cathedral city. Once in "Kölle", you should also have visited the cathedral. A Happy New Year, see you soon and Ahoy!

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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
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance (booking until 30.11.2021)
  • 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.

  • 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

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

Ships on this cruise

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