4nights

Rhine Mini Cruise Main & Lorelei

Highlights of the Rhine Mini Cruise

To experience a little romance doesn't demand an eternity.

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Mainz, Frankfurt and Koblenz to Cologne.

A long time ago, the Middle Rhine Valley was the scene of dramas, battles and shipping disasters. All of this took place in the shadows of 40 castles, rocky mountains and dense forests. Today the wise old castles and even the legendary Lorelei look down peacefully at the mighty river, generously providing clicking smartphones with a majestic natural panorama. Ships are now able to safely pass by the craggy slate rocks before sailing on to colourful clusters of timber-framed dwellings, huge sandstone cathedrals and cool glasses of excellent wines to toast the Rhine’s beauty.

Itinerary

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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Rüdesheim

Arr 09:00 am Dep 01:00 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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Mainz

Arr 03:00 pm Dep 10:00 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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Welcome to Goethe’s birthplace! Here’s another historical fact while we’re at it: this is where the first German national assembly met in 1848. Today, the metropolis on the Main is home to the headquarters of major banks and is also one of Germany’s most important centres of business and commerce. Frankfurt is also known for its many futuristic-looking high-rises. You’ll get a closer view of them when your Rhine cruise takes you along the Main river.

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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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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 Basic

The tariff for flexible (or spontaneous) relaxation. For certain travel dates we offer the "A-ROSA Basic" tariff with a limited contingent at short notice.

 

The “A-ROSA BASIC” rate includes the following services:

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Free use of most onboard facilities (e.g. sauna, gym)
  • Water during meal times
  • Daily varied entertainment
  • Port charges

Only now at a special price: A-ROSA FullboardPlus for € 29 per night.

If you don't want to worry about anything on board and want to enjoy the high-quality A-ROSA buffets at noon and in the evening, we recommend the A-ROSA FullboardPlus for the entire trip. This can only be booked for the complete trip and all persons in one cabin and up to 7 days before departure.

Prices per person and night: Full boardPlus € 29 or € 14 for children (ages 2 to 15 years). Children up to 2 years free of charge.

For additional booking on embarkation day on board € 39 per person/night. You can also register for the buffets each day at an extra charge or book the A-ROSA Dinings.

 

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 € 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

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA BRAVA

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A-ROSA BRAVA

A-ROSA SILVA

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A-ROSA SILVA

A-ROSA AQUA

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A-ROSA AQUA

A-ROSA FLORA

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A-ROSA FLORA