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Rhine Experience Basel - Amsterdam 2023

Itinerary

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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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

€ 399

Discover the best of Strasbourg with your private English-speaking tour guide – whether you opt to explore the European quarter, the former tanners’ quarter Petite France or the cathedral. You’ll decide what you want to do, and your guide will tailor the tour to meet your individual requirements. Walking through Strasbourg is like travelling through time, and you can choose which eras you’d like to experience.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 6 people

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 559

Would you like to explore Strasbourg on your own while travelling in comfort? Then book a private people carrier for up to six 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 Strasbourg that you’re most interested in.

Price:

€ 559 per reservation for max. 6 people

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 899

Discover Strasbourg from the water. On a private boat tour, your captain will welcome you and show you the diversity of the "Capital of Europe". Whether through the picturesque neighbourhood of the old town Petit France, the quarter of the European institutions or the quays of the city centre, you decide the route and your captain will show you the most beautiful corners of Strasbourg.

Price:

€ 899 per reservation for max. 6 people

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

Transfer, E-boat and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 65

Discover with your children the camel and ostrich farm, which is close by. The farm is also home to other 'exotic' animalss, such as llamas, alpacas, wallabies, Poitou donkeys, pigs and goats. You will be allowed to pet many of these animals. Enjoy a nice morning together with the whole family.

Takes place only on the following cruises:
16 Juli | 13 August 2023

 

Price:

€ 65 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Mainz

Arr 06:00 am Dep 12:00 pm

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

€ 559

Mainz is famous for Fastnacht, the city's fifth season. The Mainz tradition is reflected in the city, for example in the Fastnachtsmuseum and the Fastnachtsbrunnen. In addition to this tradition, Mainz has a beautiful old town with historical monuments and buildings to offer. Whether it's a visit to a museum or a tour of Mainz's old town, we'll take you comfortably wherever you want to go.

Price:

€ 559 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 289

Walk along the Rhine into the picturesque old town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses. Visit the outstanding Mainz Cathedral St. Martin, the Gutenberg Museum or the Heunensäule. Mainz has a lot to offer in terms of historical buildings and monuments, which you can discover on a walk with your private English-speaking guide.

Price:

€ 289 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 499

Come with us to the city where book printing was revolutionised in the 15th century! Whether a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, a stroll through the old town or a short shopping tour. Your private driver will take you comfortably from A to B.

Price:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 899

Hot rods are the new trend in Germany and have already conquered several cities. The small white cars, with automatic transmission and a top speed of 88km/h, definitely attract attention. After a comprehensive briefing, you are ready to go. Put on your protective clothing and get into the hot rod! From Mainz-Hechtsheim, via the Roman Theatre and along the banks of the Rhine, you are off on a discovery tour. If you wish, you can also ride at a faster pace on the way back.

Price:

€ 899 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Helmets and safety equipment are provided for the guests

Level:

Sportlich

Hint:

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

€ 199

The carnival city of Mainz has a lot to offer. Discover the picturesque old town with its beautiful half-timbered houses, the Rhine promenade or the carnival fountain in a relaxed way with a rickshaw. Without much effort, you will experience the sights of the city and learn interesting facts about Gutenberg, the life and history of Mainz.

Price:

€ 199 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Rickshaw and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

No rain protection. This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 45

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:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 25

How is a book actually produced? And since when have books been around? Answers to these and other questions can be found on a trip through time to Mainz in the 15th century. At that time lived Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing. You will get to know where he lived, worked, who gave him money and who made his business plans more difficult. You will also see two original Gutenberg Bibles. Books that are several hundred years old. You will experience how a book is printed during an exciting demonstration at the printing press.

Takes place only on the following cruises:
16 July | 13 August 2023

Price:

€ 25 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Koblenz

Arr 06:30 pm Dep 09:30 pm

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.

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Trips

€ 629

Discover one of the oldest cities in Germany and one of the most many-sided. Your private people carrier will take you comfortably from A to B, whether to the old town or to the cable car to visit Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. A visit to Stolzenfels Castle is also recommended. You decide the programme and we will implement it according to your wishes!

Price:

€ 629 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 599

Experience the romance of the Rhine in Koblenz in the cosiness of your private car. Whether at the Deutsches Eck, in the old town or at the Electoral Palace. We design the programme according to your wishes. To get even closer to the history and life in Koblenz, we recommend an English-speaking guide. This can be booked on request.

Price:

€ 599 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 299

Stroll along Koblenz's kilometre-long riverside promenade and discover the city's landmark, the Deutsches Eck with Kaiser Wilhelm I. There you can also see the beautiful confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and not far from the Deutsches Eck, the cable car takes you to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Discover the beautiful corners of Koblenz together with your private English-speaking guide!

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 199

Discover Koblenz's old town in a relaxed and effortless way on this exclusive rickshaw tour. In Koblenz, modern rationality mixes with southern nonchalance. Passing the Schängel fountain and the romantic alleys, you will learn exciting information about the city's history. Of course, the city's landmark is also on the programme: the monumental Kaiser Wilhelm Monument at the Deutsches Eck. Enjoy the flowing together of the Rhine and Moselle and look up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Price:

€ 199 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Rickshaw and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

No rain protection.This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 799

Let yourself be captivated by the calm nature of the alpacas and enjoy the cosy atmosphere on this hike along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. After a short introduction to your alpaca, you are ready to go! Past the wildly romantic cultivated landscape, with its magnificent views over the Rhine, you hike close to Reichenstein Castle. Say goodbye to the fluffy animals and look forward to a refreshment stop at the castle, as well as a tour. Discover detailed insights into the region's past and Reichenstein Castle life before returning to the ship with all the new impressions.

Takes place only on the following cruises:
16 July | 13 August 2023

 

Price:

€ 799 per reservation for max. 5 people

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

good clothing and good shoes are a required

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

included

Let yourself be enchanted by the old town and the magnificent sights on this evening walk through Koblenz. Walk along the Moselle to the Deutsches Eck, where you can marvel at the monumental Kaiser Wilhelm Monument, as well as the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress opposite. Stroll through the romantic alleys into the old town, past the Schängelbrunnen, a monument to a rascal. Between the Romanesque churches of St. Kastor and the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) you will learn exciting information about the history of Koblenz.

This excursion will not take place on the following departure:
6 August 2023 A-ROSA AQUA Experience the Southern Rhine

This excursion is not included in the Basic rate. You can add it for € 19 per person.

Price:

included

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is included in the Premium rate. Please register for this excursion anyway so that we can register the number of participants.

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 former Dutch fortress of Willemstad is a tranquil little village with a delightful harbor. And of course, a typical dutch town like this can't lack a windmill! During a walk through the quiet town you will surely discover one.

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Trips

€ 19

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:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 55

Join us to historic Breda and discover the charming and lively city. Breda has been awarded for the best city centre in the Netherlands because of the numerous street cafés and trendy restaurants. Take a stroll and discover the history of Breda with its historical monuments, such as the Begijnhof and Breda Castle. You will also pass the city's landmark, the Grote Kerk, which can be seen from almost every square of the city.

Price:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Ghent

Arr 07:00 am Dep 01:30 pm

We will now head along the northern Rhine towards Ghent. Here you’ll find splendid architecture, artistic masterpieces, delightful landscapes and absolute tranquillity. The capital of East Flanders is part of a quartet of Flemish centres of art – the others being Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels. Discover Ghent’s treasures, including the baroque Saint Bavo’s Cathedral and the imposing Gravensteen, a moated castle. And in the old town, you’re sure to find a nice place to sample a good cup of coffee and some Belgian delicacies.

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Trips

€ 399

Experience the port and university city of Ghent. In the Middle Ages, Ghent was a powerful city state, today the city has many sights to offer. Stroll past the St. Bvo Cathedral or visit the Count's Castle. Your English-speaking guide will tell you everything you want to know about the city and take you to the corners of Ghent that are worth seeing.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 459

As a university and port city, Ghent has a lot to offer. Let us drive you comfortably to the picturesque old town and pass the Belfort and St. Bavo's Cathedral. A visit to the Gravensteen Castle or a visit to the numerous museums is also recommended. If desired, an English-speaking guide can be booked to introduce you to the history of Ghent.

Price:

€ 459 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399

The picturesque old town of Ghent with its beautiful buildings such as the St. Bavo Cathedral or the 100m high bell tower Belfry offer an unforgettable cityscape. Discover the port and university city of Ghent as a couple and let yourself be driven from A to B in your private car.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 529

Experience Ghent from a new perspective on this private e-boat tour. You will be picked up in front of the ship and driven comfortably to the canal boat moorings and then you are ready to go. In the comfort of the e-boat, the historic city centre with its various sights passes you by. For example, you will pass the St. Bavo Church, the Belfort and the Gravensteen Castle. Typical for Belgium is not only the delicious chocolate, but also the beer! During your cruise you can taste two typical beers and fortify yourself with a mixed platter.

Price:

€ 529 per reservation for max. 6 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Private people carrier, E-boat and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 29

After a short walk from the ship, we will take you on a 40-minute canal tour, where you will experience Ghent from a new perspective. Listen to historical anecdotes about the medieval sights and marvel at the fantastic panoramic views. Passing the St. Bavo Church, the Gravensteen Castle and the Belfort, you will explore the highlights of Ghent on the Leie.

Price:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Canal boat and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

Excursion must be accompanied by crew member

Antwerp

Arr 10:00 pm

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.

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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.

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Trips

€ 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 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 499

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:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399

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:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 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 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Transfer and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 699

From the green to the Belgian port city of Antwerp. Get to know the most beautiful places and sights of the city while playing golf! The hole, as it is called in classic golf, is simply replaced by monuments, fountains and other sights. Explore Antwerp in a playful way and discover stately buildings and funny stories.

Price:

€ 699 per reservation for max. 8 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Transfer and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 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. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

People carrier and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 52

Belgium is known for its delicious chocolate. This chocolate museum will take you through the whole process of chocolate making, from the cocoa bean to the finished product. You’ll also learn how filled chocolates are made – and you’ll have the opportunity to try some for yourself along the way. There are lots of exciting things for our younger guests to see and do here as well, and you’ll discover some fascinating facts in each of the 14 rooms.

Takes place only on the following cruise:
9 April 2023

Price:

€ 52 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

includes transfers and admission only

€ 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.

Information: without Cathedral

Price:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

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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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 à la carte dining and buffet-style dinner, as well as special Welcome & Farewell dinners*
  • High-quality drinks throughout the day: including tea, specialty 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+)
  • 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 program
  • 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 Wi-Fi (excluding streaming services)

* Upon registration. 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. You will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount on selected dates (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