5nights

Romance on the Rhine 2023

Itinerary

Route of the river cruise on the Rhine
Route of the river cruise on the Rhine

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 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

€ 59.00

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:

€ 59.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Sportlich

Hint:

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

€ 39.00

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:

€ 39.00

Duration:

ca. 2,5 h

Transport:

Winzerexpress train and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 65.00

Since the 14th century, the impressive Rheinstein Castle has sat perched on a cliff, towering over the Rhine and one of the most treacherous narrow areas of the waterway: the Bingen Hole. In the carefully restored castle complex, described as the most beautiful private castle on the Middle Rhine, precious stained-glass windows, wall and ceiling paintings, antique furniture, armour, a castle chapel with a crypt and romantic gardens await you. You’ll travel to the castle by bus and ferry, learning everything you need to know on the way. Once at the castle, you can explore its secret nooks and crannies and discover its beautiful works of art individually – and also enjoy the view across the Rhine.

Price:

€ 65.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Welcome to the Upper Rhine. Germersheim is only about 20 km from the city of Speyer, which is over 2000 years old. Speyer is Germany’s oldest planned medieval town. Speyer’s most prominent monument is its cathedral. As one of the country’s most important High Romanesque cathedrals, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are sure to have an enjoyable day in Speyer.

Trips

€ 459.00

The Palatinate is known for its laid-back atmosphere, its Mediterranean-style climate and its wonderful cuisine. If you like fine wine, good food and regional specialities, you’ve come to the right place. And, as if that wasn’t enough, there are also castles, palaces, museums and mining centres to explore. Your private tour guide will be happy to show you all of this: we recommend that you book a people carrier too, so that you can relax as you discover the beauty of the Palatinate.

Price:

€ 459.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 659.00

Few routes are better known than the Palatinate region’s German Wine Route, which passes through picturesque towns such as Bad Dürkheim, Deidesheim and Neustadt. You’ll find a wealth of treasures of all kinds in this region, which has long been famous for its wine. Thanks to your private people carrier and your driver, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this stunning region in comfort.  You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 659.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 29.00

From Germersheim it’s just a short bus ride to Speyer’s historical old town. The bus will stop near the imposing cathedral and the famous Technik Museum Speyer. The pedestrian precinct is just a stone’s throw from here, and you’ll have plenty of time to have a look around on your own.

Information: Only with berth in Germersheim, not from Speyer

Price:

€ 29.00

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

€ 19

Experience 2,000 years of history in Speyer. This was once the centre of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. In the historical old town you’ll come across traces of its remarkable past at every turn as you stroll down romantic lanes and cross busy squares. The mighty Speyer Cathedral dominates the city’s skyline. It is the largest Romanesque church today and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the end of your visit here there’ll be time to have a look around on your own: why not visit the crypt, which was consecrated in 1041 and boasts the largest Romanesque columned hall (admission costs approx. € 4).

Price:

€ 19

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 75.00

Heidelberg was already sung about, painted and described by the Romantics. No wonder, given its location on the Neckar and the castle towering over the city! The city's landmark is one of the most famous ruins in Germany. The tour takes you, among other things, through the dreamy inner courtyard and to the famous Great Barrel. Afterwards, you will explore the baroque Old Town with the Old Bridge, the Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit), which was completed in the 16th century, and the "Haus zum Ritter". It is the most beautiful historic town house in the city. After the tour, you can look around individually before returning to Germersheim by coach.

Price:

€ 75.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

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

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

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

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.

€ 59

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:

€ 59

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 69

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:

€ 69

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 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

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

€ 289.00

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:

€ 289.00

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.

€ 559.00

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:

€ 559.00

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.

€ 499.00

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:

€ 499.00

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.

€ 899.00

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:

€ 899.00

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

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.

€ 45.00

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:

€ 45.00

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

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

€ 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

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 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

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

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.

€ 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

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

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.

€ 19

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.

Price:

€ 19

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

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.

  • 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 a-la-carte dining and buffet-style dinner as well as special Welcome & Farewell dinners*
  • High-quality drinks throughout the day: including tea, speciality 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+)
  • Increased Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 31 Dec 2022 and increased Early Booking Discounts until 28 Feb 2023 and 31 Aug 2023
  • 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 programme
  • NEW: Performances by regional artists (up to twice a week on cruises 7 nights+)
  • 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 WiFi (excluding streaming services)

* 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 until 28 Feb 2023 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

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA BRAVA

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A-ROSA BRAVA

A-ROSA SILVA

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A-ROSA SILVA