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Experience the Rhine Oberwesel

Itinerary

Rhine Cruise
Routenkarte Rhein in Flammen Oberwesel

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 imperial town of Boppard is located close to the narrow horseshoe bend of the Rhine. In the 4th century the Romans replaced their citadel by a stone fortress with 28 towers, which however was soon overrun by Germanic tribes. The former free imperial city was subjugated in 1327 by the elector Balduin von Trier. Balduin immediately had the electoral Trier castle built, thereby forcing the uncooperative inhabitants to accept his rule.

Trips

€ 19

The picturesque wine-growing town of Boppard is situated in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Even the Romans settled here. Today the town is not only known for its historical architecture, but also for its finest Riesling wine. The tour takes you to the medieval noble courts, the Roman fort, the Electoral Castle, the majestic Church of St. Severus and the beautiful Carmelite Church built around 1300.

Price:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

by foot

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

€ 55

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:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Tour durch Strassburg

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

€ 59

In 1931 the French writer Georges Duhamel described Colmar as the most beautiful city in the world. And there’s no denying that the self-proclaimed capital of Alsatian wine is a real gem. During a walking tour you’ll see architectural masterpieces spanning six centuries. The houses in the picturesque quarters such as Little Venice – the tanners’ district – are particularly attractive. After the tour you’ll have some time to explore on you own.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

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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Trips

€ 69

Experience Basel's history up close! First, you will receive an overview of Basel’s centre - one of Europe’s most beautiful ones - on a short bus tour. Afterwards, you will discover the historic treasures within the city walls, erected in the 13th and 14th century, on foot. Be enchanted by romantic little lanes, picturesque guild houses, the market square with its town hall and the minster, both made of red sandstone. The minster, with its colourful roof tiles and two towers, is the landmark of the city.

Price:

€ 69 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Romantisches Basel erleben
€ 499

Would you like to explore the city where Switzerland, Germany and France meet on your own rather than go on a group walking tour? Are you interested in a particular topic, or would you like to climb the cathedral tower or admire the famous Tinguely Fountain? Your private tour guide will show you the best of Basel based on your individual preferences.

Price:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Hint:

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

€ 449

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

Price:

€ 449 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

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

€ 559

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 Basel that you’re most interested in.

Price:

€ 559 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

minivan and by foot

Hint:

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

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

€ 29

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:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

by foot

Provisions:

sparkling wine tasting

Rüdesheim

Arr 10:00 am Dep 05:00 pm

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

€ 35

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:

€ 35 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

Winzerexpress and on foot

€ 45

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:

€ 45 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.

Oberwesel

Arr 07:00 pm Dep 11:59 pm

Simply beautiful. Oberwesel is nicknamed the ‘Town of Towers and Wine’ – a very fitting description. As you travel along the Rhine, you can already make out the silhouettes of Schönburg Castle, the red Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche) and the hefty city fortifications, with their many towers, from afar. During the Rhein in Flammen fireworks spectacular, the famous castles, cliffs and vineyards are lit up by a glittering firework display – a magical sight.

In Köln geht Ihre aufregende Rhein-Kreuzfahrt zu Ende. Bevor Sie jedoch mit tausend Erinnerungen an Ihre Reise die Heimreise antreten, nutzen Sie doch noch den Tag, um sich in Nordrhein-Westfalen weiter umzusehen oder die Domstadt zu erkunden. Einmal in Kölle, sollte man auch den Dom besucht haben. Bis bald und Ahoi!

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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
  • 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 30 Apr 2021 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

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

The listed Steigenberger Hotel is located in the heart of the Rhine metropolis Cologne, just a few minutes away from historic sights. Within a few minutes you can reach Cologne Cathedral as well as the famous Rhine river promenade and other hotspots of the city.

The 305 modern rooms, some of which even have a view over the city Cologne, are more than just a hotel room. The comfortable furnishings of all rooms include air conditioning, satellite TV, desk, free local calls, safe, minibar as well as a Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle for making tea. The bathrooms are equipped with shower or bathtub.

The Bar Bistro 19NullZwo offers the perfect atmosphere with modern colours and shapes for short breaks with delicious coffee specialities, snacks or a treat for body and soul.

Prices include the tax for the promotion and advancement of culture. Not valid during certain exhibitions in Cologne.

Double Occupancy 

€ 109 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Double Occupancy 

€ 79p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Double Occupancy 

€ 79 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

28.03.-10.04.2021
12.05.-15.05.2021
22.05.-26.05.2021
02.07.-21.08.2021
15.10.-23.10.2021
29.10.-02.11.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

28.03.-10.04.2021
12.05.-15.05.2021
22.05.-26.05.2021
02.07.-21.08.2021
15.10.-23.10.2021
29.10.-02.11.2021

The Maritim Hotel Cologne is located directly on the Rhine, only a few steps away from the charming old town, the cathedral and the city centre as well as the central station. The hotel impresses with its extraordinary architecture and has 454 rooms and suites, all of which are equipped with a bathroom/toilet, minibar, safe, radio, TV and a telephone. In the spacious, glass-roofed hotel lobby you will find a variety of boutiques and restaurants.

Prices include the tax for the promotion and advancement of culture. Not valid during certain exhibitions in Cologne.

Double Occupancy 

€ 119 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Double Occupancy 

€ 129 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 209 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Double Occupancy 

€ 159 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 279 p. p.

incl. breakfast

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 atmosphere. 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 BRAVA

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