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Rhine Metropolises 2022

Itinerary

Route of the river cruise on the Rhine
Routenkarte Rhein Metropolen

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 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

€ 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
€ 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

€ 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 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 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.

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

€ 59

This tour will take you around Belgium’s exciting capital city. It’s a place that immigrants from all corners of the earth have made their home, bringing elements of their own cultures with them. It’s also where modern architecture meets historical pomp and splendour. And, of course, Brussels is the capital of Europe, home to the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, NATO and Euratom. As well as seeing the city’s landmarks such as the Atomium and Manneken Pis, you’ll visit the Grand-Place. With its baroque guild houses and Gothic town hall, it is considered one of the most beautiful squares of its kind in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Brüssel entdecken
€ 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

€ 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

€ 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 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 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.

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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Trips

€ 79

A myriad of tulips, crocuses, daffodils and other bulb flowers provide a sea of colour at Keukenhof. No less than 7 million flowers are planted here every year for 30 shows. The walkways through the 32-hectare park lead to seven inspirational gardens. And if the weather doesn't play ball, you can always marvel at the splendour of the various pavilions. Everywhere you will discover the motto 'A World of Colours'. Bright colours, pastels, from light to dark. Discover a colourful sea of flowers.

Only offered for the following cruise dates: 25.03. | 26.03. | 30.03. | 31.03. | 04.04. | 05.04. | 23.04.2022

Price:

€ 79 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Excursion is only offered for departures between 19 March and 10 May 2022.

Keukenhof in Amsterdam
€ 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.

Only offered for the following cruise date: 30 October 2022

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.

€ 899

There is no better way to explore Amsterdam than from the water. The exclusive canal tour, just for you, takes you through small canals to see Amsterdam's sights and architectural treasures. Your private guide will tell you everything you need to know about this enchanting city. A very special highlight during your holiday!

Price:

€ 899 per reservation for max. 7 persons

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

canal boat

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

price per boat, max. 7 guests

€ 399

Discover Amsterdam's unique canals by pedal boat. From the ship you walk to the famous Keizersgracht and from there you can start right away. While the sun is reflecting in the water, you pass the beautiful canal houses and enjoy the charm of the canals. There is no better way to discover the architectural history and the historical sights. A English-speaking tour guide can be booked on request.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

pedal boat and by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 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.

Helau! Carnival is at home in the German city of Düsseldorf. But this Rhine metropolis has a lot more to offer beyond that. The state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia enchants visitors with its long history, its diverse range of cultural attractions (including museums and theatres) and its offbeat architecture. And you’ll find Fortuna here too – in the form of a football club. Lucky you! Discover Düsseldorf during your Rhine cruise and you’ll have plenty of stories to tell when you get home.

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Trips

€ 59

Explore the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia by bus. On your tour you will pass the city's landmarks, the old Renaissance town hall, the splendid courtyard garden, whose oldest parts were created in the 18th century, and of course the famous Königsallee, also called 'Kö'. Of course, we also go into the city centre to have a closer look at some sights. Afterwards you can enjoy the view over Düsseldorf from the Rhine Tower, which is not only a TV tower. At 240.5 m, it is the largest building in the city and has also the biggest decimal clock in the world.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Düsseldorf und Rheinturm
€ 32

Come with us on a city tour of a different type. Next to the Königsallee and the city hall, we take you to the "longest bar of the world". Düsseldorf's Old Town consists of around 260 pubs and bars and is located in a relatively small area, which is the reason for its name. Experience the brewery culture at the home of the so called "Altbier".Taste the top-fermented beer at various breweries and learn all you need to know about the brewing method, which dates back to Roman antiquity.

Price:

€ 32 per Person

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

The group may stand in front of the breweries, a seat cannot be guaranteed.

Provisions:

3 beers included

€ 499

The Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg in its unique setting was once one of the largest baroque castles in Germany. After an approx. 45-minute drive, you will reach the castle in the middle of the Bergisches Land. Immerse yourself in the history of the castle and enjoy a Royal Tea Time with a glass of champagne.

Price:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Provisions:

tea time

€ 1699

In the middle of the Bergisches Land (countryside) at the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, world-class culinary delights await you. Enjoy a seasonal 5-course menu with wine accompaniment by Joachim Wissler. The top chef has once again been awarded with 3 Michelin stars and composes a proactive, modern and unforgettable dinner for you. Convince yourself of the quality of the menu in the breathtaking ambience of the Restaurant Vendôme in Bensberg Castle.

Price:

€ 1699 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 5,5h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

Monday-Wednesday closed, Restaurant Vendome opens at 07.00 pm.This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Provisions:

5-course menu with wine accompaniment

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!

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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.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 28 Feb 2022 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

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

A-ROSA FLORA

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A-ROSA FLORA

A-ROSA AQUA

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A-ROSA AQUA