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Rhine Gourmet

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Rhine Gourmet Cruise
Routenkarte Rhein Feinschmecker

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.

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

€ 35

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:

€ 35 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

Your gourmet cruise on the Rhine will take you to Nierstein, where you’ll have the chance to sample further specialities from the Rhine region: the well-known Gehring wine-growing estate will be expecting you. Tradition and the connection between mankind and the natural world are held in very high esteem here – and the result is the Gehring family’s finest quality wines. Today you will learn all about the history and production of this popular wine. And it goes without saying that you’ll be able to try a glass or two as well!

Trips

€ 59

Enjoy the nature and vineyards of Nierstein from the wagon, which takes you from the ship to the Gehring vineyard. The Gehring family handed down fine quality wines from generation to generation. Learn more about the old traditions and the origins of the masterly wines, which you can also enjoy on board your A-ROSA ship. At the vineyard of the Gehring family you can even taste the fine wines while learning more about the production of the wine.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

on foot, traditionell wagon

Provisions:

wine tasting

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!

Trips

€ 49

The capital of the Alsace region offers an exciting mix of tradition and modernity with a large portion of savoir-vivre. The tour will take you to the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and continues to the historic centre known as “Petite France“. You will explore this little gem with its historic buildings on foot, such as the Liebfrauenmünster (Strasbourg Cathedral). It is one of the world’s largest sandstone buildings.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

Tour durch Strassburg
€ 49

The drive to Mummelsee lake will take around one and a half hours, taking you past Oberkirch and Kappelrodeck and following the ‘Black Forest High Road’. Once at the lake, you’ll be given a demonstration of how the famous Black Forest gateau is made – before you try a slice with a coffee. You’ll also be given the host’s very own recipe, so that you can make the gateau for your loved ones once you’re back home. We’ll then return to Kehl via Sachsbachswalden. This delightful excursion is sure to be one you’ll remember for a long time to come. 

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

Provisions:

Coffee and cake

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.

Trips

€ 29

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:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

Winzerexpress and on foot

€ 35

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:

€ 35 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

on foot

Hint:

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

Provisions:

Excursion includes a wine tasting.

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.

  • 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.

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 FLORA

A-ROSA FLORA
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