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Rhine Experience Amsterdam - Basel 2023

Itinerary

Route of the river cruise on the Rhine
Route of the river cruise on the Rhine

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.

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Amsterdam

Dep 06:00 am

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.

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Hoorn

Arr 10:00 am Dep 06:00 pm

The delightful little town of Hoorn lies on the Ijsselmeer, towards the northern Rhine. Back in the 16th century, Hoorn was one of the Netherlands’ most important ports. Today, many of its buildings still bear witness to this heyday. A visit to Hoorn during your Rhine cruise is an activity not be missed.

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Trips

€ 69

A board and a paddle is all you need: stand-up paddleboarding is the latest trend in water sports. You can do it on almost any body of water, but Hoorn is a particularly good place as it’s a real Mecca for water sports fans. So, why not try SUP for yourself on the IJsselmeer. Your instructor will show you what to do, then you can give it a go!

Price:

€ 69

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 899

The IJsselmeer is one of the most popular places in the Netherlands for sailing. Since the water is just five metres deep here, people sail in typical flat-bottomed boats. On board the Mother Goose you’ll be able to take control of the ropes and the helm yourself. Your skipper and another sailor will show you the correct hand movements to use, and over the course of the excursion you’ll become increasingly adept at making the boat glide over the water. After around four hours the Mother Goose will moor close to your A-ROSA ship.

Price:

€ 899

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Boat and walking, weather dependent

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 259

Explore the harbour town of Hoorn with a private English-speaking guide. Experience history in the footsteps of Willem Schouten, who sailed around the southern tip of America in 1616 and gave it the name of his hometown. Or walk along the Grote Kerk to the Grote Mark and the city's town hall. Stroll along the dyke past various small shops. Design this excursion according to your own wishes and ideas.

Price:

€ 259

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 0

During a walk through Hoorn you will feel travel back in time. You will learn about Willem Schouten, who sailed around the southern tip of America in 1616, and named it after his home town. Another famous man from Hoorn was Abel Janszoon Tasman, who was the first European to visit both New Zealand and Tasmania. Many buildings bear witness to how Hoorn flourished in the 16th century to become one of the most important port cities of Zuidersee. During the tour, you will be able to see the Grote Kerk, the old town hall or the Waage from 1609.

Price:

€ 0

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is included on your cruise

€ 55.00

Zaanse Schans is a listed open-air museum where you can stroll through Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Whether guided or on your own, you will walk past authentic houses, a historic shipyard, a tin factory, a cheese and dairy farm, an ancient grocery shop and, above all, windmills. Afterwards, the tour continues across the polder landscape to a cheese dairy and to Edam. In the cheese dairy you will be told everything about the production of cheese and of course you will be allowed to taste a piece. In Edam, the cheese is world-famous, but the little village also has a lot to offer. During a short walk you can explore the village, which is also criss-crossed by small canals, and see the cheese market, among other things. However, hardly any cheese is sold here today. Nevertheless, the tradition is regularly revived and the cheese is carried by cheese carriers to the various traders as in the old days.

Takes place only on the following cruises:

every Saturday starting 13 May until 11 November 
 

 

Price:

€ 55.00

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

The small beautiful town of Emmerich on the lower Lower Rhine gives you a nice time out on land during your cruise. Here you can take a stroll along the promenade and enjoy the magnificent view of the Rhine while discovering the "Golden Gate Bridge of the Lower Rhine", a suspension bridge spanning over the Rhine, which, just like its role model, can be seen from afar in vibrant red. Definitely worth taking a souvenir photo!

Trips

€ 299.00

"Take off your shoes and get into the fun" is the motto at the Barefoot Trail Elten, near Emmerich. An exclusive experience for young and old awaits you. Feel twelve different surfaces, from forest floor, clay and stones to gravel, sand and wood, and walk through the Hochelten forest. Cool off in the Kneipp treading pools and do something for your health at the same time. Enjoy nature and relax on the various tree benches.

Price:

€ 299.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

People carrier and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 19

Experience the Hanseatic city of Emmerich and discover the story of the ferrywoman Marieken von Emmerik. Join us on a journey through time along the banks of the Rhine with a view of the "Golden Gate" bridge of the Lower Rhine and learn how life was in those days. Our ferrywoman will give you a humorous first-hand account of the old professions, the ferrymen, the raftsmen, the fishermen and the pilots. Be excited and get to know Emmerich in a new way.

Price:

€ 19

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

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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The town describes its biggest attraction, the world-famous Drosselgasse, as ‘144 metres of joie de vivre’. This centre of Rhine Romanticism once inspired poets and musicians – it was here that Brahms composed his Symphony No. 3. Rüdesheim is the best-known spot in the Rheingau and has plenty of cultural attractions, including stately homes and fortifications. And no visit to the towns and countryside of this area of the Rhine would be complete without a Rüdesheim coffee, which was invented here.

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Trips

€ 59.00

The Rüdesheimer Berg is home to several of Germany's best vineyards. Between Riesling and Burgundy, you will walk through the idyllic mountains with a wonderful view over the Rhine Valley and the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. During the guided tour you will be able to update your knowledge of winemaking. We will end the tour with a wine tasting of five different wines from the barrels of a local winegrower.

Price:

€ 59.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Sportlich

Hint:

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

€ 39.00

Let the Winzerexpress take you on a tour through vineyards and right into the centre of Rüdesheim. Here, the little lanes are too narrow for our trusty vehicle, so you’ll explore the old town on foot. You’ll find one of Germany’s most well-known streets here: Drosselgasse. Lined with wine taverns and bars with outdoor seating, it offers 144 metres of pure enjoyment. You’ll have the opportunity to stop off here to learn how the traditional coffee speciality ‘Rüdesheim coffee’ is made – and you’ll be able to try it for yourself, of course.

Price:

€ 39.00

Duration:

ca. 2,5 h

Transport:

Winzerexpress train and walking

Level:

Moderat

Welcome to the Upper Rhine. Germersheim is only about 20 km from the city of Speyer, which is over 2000 years old. Speyer is Germany’s oldest planned medieval town. Speyer’s most prominent monument is its cathedral. As one of the country’s most important High Romanesque cathedrals, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are sure to have an enjoyable day in Speyer.

Trips

€ 459.00

The Palatinate is known for its laid-back atmosphere, its Mediterranean-style climate and its wonderful cuisine. If you like fine wine, good food and regional specialities, you’ve come to the right place. And, as if that wasn’t enough, there are also castles, palaces, museums and mining centres to explore. Your private tour guide will be happy to show you all of this: we recommend that you book a people carrier too, so that you can relax as you discover the beauty of the Palatinate.

Price:

€ 459.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 19

Experience 2,000 years of history in Speyer. This was once the centre of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. In the historical old town you’ll come across traces of its remarkable past at every turn as you stroll down romantic lanes and cross busy squares. The mighty Speyer Cathedral dominates the city’s skyline. It is the largest Romanesque church today and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the end of your visit here there’ll be time to have a look around on your own: why not visit the crypt, which was consecrated in 1041 and boasts the largest Romanesque columned hall (admission costs approx. € 4).

Price:

€ 19

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 29.00

From Germersheim it’s just a short bus ride to Speyer’s historical old town. The bus will stop near the imposing cathedral and the famous Technik Museum Speyer. The pedestrian precinct is just a stone’s throw from here, and you’ll have plenty of time to have a look around on your own.

Information: Only with berth in Germersheim, not from Speyer

Price:

€ 29.00

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

€ 75.00

Heidelberg was already sung about, painted and described by the Romantics. No wonder, given its location on the Neckar and the castle towering over the city! The city's landmark is one of the most famous ruins in Germany. The tour takes you, among other things, through the dreamy inner courtyard and to the famous Great Barrel. Afterwards, you will explore the baroque Old Town with the Old Bridge, the Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit), which was completed in the 16th century, and the "Haus zum Ritter". It is the most beautiful historic town house in the city. After the tour, you can look around individually before returning to Germersheim by coach.

Price:

€ 75.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

The little town of Breisach perches on a steep cliff along the Rhine, to the south-west of the Kaiserstuhl hills. Its main landmark is the cathedral, Münster Sankt Stephan. Set high above the town on a hill (Latin name: Mons Brisiacus), the church overlooks the Rhine valley, housing an impressive collection of artworks. Geldermann, a well-known producer of sparkling wine, is also based here. A visit to Breisach is an absolute must during your Rhine cruise.

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Trips

€ 32.00

During a short guided tour you will first of all explore Breisach and the Münsterberg. Passing St. Stephansmünster, we continue our trip into the well-known champagne cellar Geldermann. Here you will go into the vault, learn a lot about the sparkling drink and taste three types of sparkling wine. You will then go back on board individually.

Price:

€ 32.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Many people have only driven through or passed by the ‘Gateway to Switzerland’. Now, as your Rhine cruise takes you along the southern Rhine, you’ll get to know Basel much better. The city is home to Switzerland’s oldest university. Its other highlights include the medieval old town with its staircases and the Gate of Spalen – plus 27 museums.

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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.

  • Indulge all day, every day: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with live-cooking stations, embarkation refreshment and daily teatime snack
    NEW: The choice between a-la-carte dining and buffet-style dinner as well as special Welcome & Farewell dinners*
  • High-quality drinks throughout the day: including tea, speciality coffees, water, soft drinks, beers, wines as well as a wide selection of sparkling wines, cocktails, and long drinks (also available outside dining hours)
  • NEW: Culinary treats such as midnight snacks and regional delicacies included on many journeys
  • NEW: An included half-day excursion with regional highlights during the day and a special culinary experience onboard in the evening (cruises of 7-nights+)
  • Increased Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 31 Dec 2022 and increased Early Booking Discounts until 28 Feb 2023 and 31 Aug 2023
  • NEW: Room service for all cabin grades
  • Kids up to 15 years of age cruise for free on deck 1**
  • Free change of reservation until 30 days prior to departure
  • NEW: Our Destination Scouts will help you make the most of every city experience with insider tips and recommendations
  • Varied onboard entertainment programme
  • NEW: Performances by regional artists (up to twice a week on cruises 7 nights+)
  • NEW: Special & Event Cruises in the off-peak seasons
  • 15 % discount on wellness and beauty treatments at SPA-ROSA
  • NEW: A-ROSA App & free e-bikes for independent exploration (first come, first served basis)
  • Ship transfers
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)

* A-ROSA SENA: An à la carte dinner will be available at the SENA GRILL for a surcharge. | A-ROSA ALVA: served main course at dinner
** Up to 15 years of age: kids travel for free on deck 1, if accompanied by one full fare paying adult (G-grade cabins 2 adults). Deck 2 and above 30% child discount. For the A-ROSA ALVA (Douro) and A-ROSA SENA (Rhine) other children’s discounts may apply.
*** A-ROSA ALVA: E-bike rental not available.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 28 Feb 2023 and you will benefit from our attractive 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

Arrival & Hotel

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA AQUA

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A-ROSA AQUA