5nights

Romance on the Rhine

Itinerary

Rhine Cruise
Routenkarte Rhein Romantik

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.

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.

Trips

€ 19

The cheerful Carnival City of Mainz has a long history. Our excursion takes you to the historic treasures, such as St. Martin's Cathedral. Built in the 10th century, it is Mainz's landmark and impresses visitors with its opulent interior. Afterwards the tour takes you to the former Holy Spirit Hospital from the 13th century and to the Old University. It was built as a Jesuit College between 1615 and 1618 and still houses various institutes today. Johannes Gutenberg, one of Mainz's most famous sons, invented the printing press in the 15th century.

Price:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

on foot

Welcome to the Upper Rhine. Speyer is over 2,000 years old and occupies a strategic location on a low terrace beside the river. It 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

€ 19

Erleben Sie 2.000 Jahre Geschichte. Speyer war einst Zentrum des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation. In der historischen Altstadt begegnen Sie den Zeitzeugen auf Schritt und Tritt. Dabei spazieren Sie durch romantische Gassen und über belebte Plätze. Aus der Stadtsilhouette ragt der gewaltige Kaiser- und Mariendom empor. Die heute größte romanische Kirche steht auf der Liste des UNESCO-Welterbes. Anschließend können Sie sich noch individuell umschauen und z.B. die 1041 geweihte Krypta mit der größten romanischen Säulenhalle besuchen (Eintritt ca. € 4).

Price:

€ 19 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 2 h

Transport:

zu Fuß

Hint:

Zusätzlich ca. € 4 Eintritt für den Kaiser- und Mariendom, wenn Sie diesen nach dem Ausflug noch besuchen möchten.

€ 55

Heidelberg wurde schon von den Romantikern besungen, gemalt und beschrieben. Kein Wunder, bei dieser Lage am Neckar und dem über der Stadt thronenden Schloss! Das Wahrzeichen der Stadt zählt zu den berühmtesten Ruinen Deutschlands. Die Besichtigung führt Sie unter anderem über den verträumten Innenhof und zum berühmten Großen Fass. Anschließend erkunden Sie die barocke Altstadt mit der Alten Brücke, der im 16. Jh. fertiggestellten Heiliggeistkirche und dem Haus zum Ritter. Es ist das schönste historische Bürgerhaus der Stadt. Nach dem Rundgang können Sie sich noch individuell umschauen bevor es mit dem Bus zurück nach Speyer geht.

Price:

€ 55 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 4,5 h

Transport:

Bus und zu Fuß

€ 549

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:

€ 549 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

People Carrier and on foot

Hint:

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

€ 469

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:

€ 469 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

on foot

Hint:

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

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

Der französische Schriftsteller Georges Duhamel bezeichnete Colmar 1931 als „die schönste Stadt der Welt“. Und zweifelsohne ist die selbsternannte Hauptstadt der elsässischen Weine ein wahres Schmuckstück. Während des Rundgangs sehen Sie architektonische Meisterwerke aus sechs Jahrhunderten. Besonders schöne Häuser finden Sie in malerischen Vierteln wie „Klein Venedig“ und dem Gerberviertel. Nach der Führung bleibt Ihnen noch Zeit für eigene Entdeckungen.

Price:

€ 49 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 5 h

Transport:

Bus und zu Fuß

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.

Trips

€ 32

The breath-taking cable car ride across the Rhine and up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress should not be missed: Behind you the roofs of Koblenz, below you the broad river and in front of you the gigantic fortress Ehrenbreitstein. This adjective is by no means an exaggeration, as you will be entering the second largest preserved fortress in Europe. Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III ordered the construction as part of an anti-French military line. Up to 6,500 craftsmen and day labourers were employed. The mighty fortress rises 118 metres above the Rhine and was once the core of the fortification around Koblenz. Together with the Deutsches Eck, it forms the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Afterwards we will walk through the old town back to the ship.

This excursion is only offered on the following travel dates:  24.03. | 29.03. | 03.04. | 14.04. | 24.04. | 22.05. | 27.05. | 10.06. | 23.10.2020

Price:

€ 32 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

Cable car and on foot

Hint:

Return trip by cable car.

€ 19

When modern rationality mixes with southern German nonchalance, something wonderful is created. Koblenz itself is the best example! The excursion begins with the landmark of the city: the monumental Kaiser Wilhelm monument at the Deutsches Eck (German Corner). The second landmark is the Schängel Fountain, which depicts a cheeky boy.  Stroll through the romantic lanes between the Basilica St. Kastor and the Church of Our Lady, both feature impressive Romanesque two-tower façades. You will hear exciting details about the city's history along the way. 

This excursion is only offered on the following travel dates: 28.10. | 02.11.2020

Price:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

on foot

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.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 31  August 2020 and you will benefit from our attractive Early Booking Discount (limited contingent; for dates from October 2020 to January 2021).

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 AQUA

A-ROSA AQUA - Kreuzfahrtschiff
A-ROSA AQUA

A-ROSA BRAVA

A-ROSA BRAVA - Kreuzfahrtschiff auf dem Rhein
A-ROSA BRAVA