7nights

Danube Enchanting New Year's 2023

Itinerary

Danube Cruise
Danube Cruise

This is the departure point for your Danube cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night at one of our partner hotels. This will allow you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.

During your cruising day, enjoy watching the scenery drift by as you look forward to the next towns and cities. Our tip: the SPA-ROSA is a great place to unwind and pamper yourself during your day on the river.

Do you know how many bridges Budapest has? There are seven in total – and they span the river between the neighbourhoods Buda and Pest. The most well known is probably the Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Take a look at Budapest’s imposing structures for yourself as you cruise down the Danube. And if you go out onto the sun deck of your A-ROSA ship, you’ll also have an unobstructed view of Budapest’s famous parliament building. The perfect way to experience a stunning city.

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Trips

€ 229

To Margaret Island, a little shopping afterwards and ending at Castle Hill? Or would you prefer to leisurely stroll along the Váci Utca and then enjoy a coffee at Café New York? You can plan your perfect day in Budapest on your own. It's up to you. With your personal guide and driver, you can explore Budapest individually.

Price:

€ 229

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 359

Travel in comfort and visit all the parts of Budapest that you really want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 359

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 349

Your driver will take you and your partner or travel companion to various places of interest such as Castle Hill, Gellert Baths and Spa or Heroes’ Square. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 349

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 45

While you are sitting relaxed on your coach, the highlights of Budapest will pass by: the Millennium Monument on the spacious Heroes' Square, the magnificent opera, the former stock exchange and the imposing parliament building. Here you start a short walking tour, as this venerable building wants to be admired more closely. The tour continues to St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest church in the Hungarian capital, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Danube panorama. There is much to discover in this lively city!

Price:

€ 45

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

This is a real highlight of your Danube cruise: Vienna, the capital of Austria with that extra-special something. The locals sound as though they are singing when they speak, and it is customary for certain business owners to address their regular customers with their full title. That’s just the way things are done here. With its wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and castles, plus the state opera and many theatres, the city enjoys a lively cultural scene all year-round. The Viennese are proud of their city – and rightly so!

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Trips

€ 359

Would you like to explore Vienna by yourself? Your private car for up to two people will take you to the exact sights that you want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 359

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399

Had an idea for a special tour? Your private people carrier for up to five people will take you to the exact sights that you want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 399

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 339

Do you fancy spending the whole day following in the footsteps of Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi? Or would you prefer to sample a bit of Viennese coffee-house culture, do a spot of shopping, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and then maybe head over to Danube Island? You decide exactly what you'll do, always confident that you're in good hands. Your personal tour guide will help you to explore Vienna exactly as you wish.

Price:

€ 339

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 259

Enjoy a nostalgic ride through the beautiful city of Vienna. Discover the city in comfort, protected from the elements in an electrically powered classic car that travels at a maximum speed of 10 km/h. Sit back and relax as you explore the city. After a short taxi ride into the city centre, your tour will begin and you'll take in sights such as the Hofburg Palace, the Town Hall, the elegant street, Herrengasse and Stephansplatz Square. The classic cars are modelled on originals from the 1920s.

Price:

€ 259

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Taxi, Oldtimer and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 55

On this tour, you will get to know Vienna's most historically significant sights. We will begin with a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the city hall, the university, the stock exchange and past numerous palaces and monuments to famous composers, poets and artists. We will then continue to travel along the Prater with its famous Ferris Wheel to the Hundertwasser house, to St. Charles's Church and the Viennese Music Association. One of Vienna's landmarks can only be reached by foot due to its location - St. Stephen's Cathedral. After a brief tour of the outside, you will be taken back to your cruise ship.

Price:

€ 55

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

The bells of St. Stephen's Cathedral are ringing in the New Year with a powerful and melodious ring. And at the Prater, fireworks ignite to amaze your eyes. There's no doubt about it: Happy New Year! And while couples sway to the beat of a waltz on the so-called New Year's Eve Trail right across the city centre, there is also cheering, toasting and dancing on board the A-ROSA until the early morning. But this trip is more than just a New Year's Eve gala.

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Trips

€ 359

Would you like to explore Vienna by yourself? Your private car for up to two people will take you to the exact sights that you want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 359

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399

Had an idea for a special tour? Your private people carrier for up to five people will take you to the exact sights that you want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 399

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 339

Do you fancy spending the whole day following in the footsteps of Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi? Or would you prefer to sample a bit of Viennese coffee-house culture, do a spot of shopping, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and then maybe head over to Danube Island? You decide exactly what you'll do, always confident that you're in good hands. Your personal tour guide will help you to explore Vienna exactly as you wish.

Price:

€ 339

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 65

How did Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi, Emperor Franz Joseph and Maria Theresa actually live back then? Once a summer residence, later the year-round residence of the emperor, Schönbrunn Palace is an integral part of Vienna's history. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and holds valuable insights for you.

Price:

€ 65

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 259

Enjoy a nostalgic ride through the beautiful city of Vienna. Discover the city in comfort, protected from the elements in an electrically powered classic car that travels at a maximum speed of 10 km/h. Sit back and relax as you explore the city. After a short taxi ride into the city centre, your tour will begin and you'll take in sights such as the Hofburg Palace, the Town Hall, the elegant street, Herrengasse and Stephansplatz Square. The classic cars are modelled on originals from the 1920s.

Price:

€ 259

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Taxi, Oldtimer and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 62

Where Heaven and Earth meet, there is much to experience and discover. The Augustinian Klosterneuburg Monastery has witnessed over 900 years of history. Our guide will take you on an exciting tour to gain insights into the monastery's religious and secular diversity. See the famous Verdun Altar, considered unique worldwide due to its artistic importance, technical merit and substance and meaning. You'll have the opportunity to round off your visit with a wine tasting session, since Klosterneuburg Monastery is also Austria's oldest winegrowing estate.

Price:

€ 62

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Vienna

Dep 06:00 am

After an unforgettable New Year's Eve, spend the first day of the new year in Vienna - the capital of Austria with that extra-special something. The locals sound as though they are singing when they speak, and it is customary for certain business owners to address their regular customers with their full title. That’s just the way things are done here. With its wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and castles, plus the state opera and many theatres, the city enjoys a lively cultural scene all year-round. The Viennese are proud of their city – and rightly so!

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Dürnstein

Arr 01:00 pm Dep 08:00 pm

Dürnstein is one of the most famous tourist destinations along the Austrian Danube. Experience how the beauty of the wine terraces meets the tradition of medieval architecture. The English King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in the ruins of Dürnstein Castle in the 12th century - a destination not be missed. 

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Trips

€ 45

The alleys of Dürnstein's historic centre are cosy and car-free. Your relaxed stroll leads you to the Collegiate Church with its blue and white spire. With its colourful painting, the precious reliefs and the four obelisks, it is one of the most beautiful baroque towers in Austria. The English King Richard the Lionheart is inseparably connected with the history of Dürnstein. He was imprisoned in the castle of Dürnstein before he was released for a ransom. The ruins of the former Kuenringer castle lie above the town and dominate the image of the little town.

Price:

€ 45

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Your Danube cruise is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Austrian city of Linz. It offers an exciting mix of cultural attractions and true works of art. You’ll discover a modern, cosmopolitan city whose diversity, design and creativity really make it stand out. And no visit to Linz would be complete without a trip to a cafe to sample its specialities, such as the famous Linzer Torte.

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Trips

€ 299

Explore the diversity of the Danube city of Linz with your private English-speaking tour guide and design the tour according to your wishes. From the impressive architecture on the main square to a hike to the Pöstlingberg and exciting discoveries in the museums, there are no limits to your choices.

Price:

€ 299

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 359

Drive relaxed from A to B with your private minivan and explore the diversity of Linz, the city on the Danube. For example, let us take you to the top of the Pöstlingberg and enjoy a fantastic view! Design the programme according to your wishes.

Price:

€ 359

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 329

Explore the Danube city of Linz in a very relaxed way for two with your private car. Between culture, nature and industry, Linz has a lot to offer. You determine the programme and we implement it for you. A private English-speaking tour guide can be booked on request.

Price:

€ 329

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 959

Come with us on a full-day excursion to the cultural city of Salzburg. The city on the Salzach has a long history as a metropolis of art and culture. Salzburg has been a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1977. Not only Salzburg is rich in sights, but also the surrounding area has a lot to offer. For example, Lake Mondsee, where you make a stop on the way to Salzburg. A beautiful panorama that shows you Austria's perfect mix of mountain and lake. Once in Salzburg, you can discover the charm of the old town, enjoy a fantastic view from the Hohensalzburg and much more!

Price:

€ 959

Duration:

approx. 10h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 759

Your private English-speaking tour guide accompanies you on a full-day excursion to the cultural city of Salzburg. The city on the Salzach has a long history as a metropolis of art and culture. On the way to Salzburg you make a stop at Lake Mondsee. There you will be shown Austria's perfect mix of lake and mountain. Via the Salzkammergut region you will travel to Salzburg, where a city tour awaits you. Experience the flair and charm of Salzburg's old town. Hohensalzburg Castle towers over the roofs of the baroque old town. Enjoy a delicious lunch, free time for your own explorations and a fantastic view over Salzburg!

Price:

€ 759

Duration:

approx. 10h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Can only be booked in combination with a van or car.

€ 799

Discover Salzburg and its surroundings in a relaxed atmosphere for two? Your driver will take you to Mondsee, where a beautiful panorama awaits you, and on to Salzburg. The city on the Salzach has a long history as a metropolis of art and culture. Salzburg has been a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1977. Discover the charm of the city. A tour guide can be booked on request.

Price:

€ 799

Duration:

approx. 10h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 0

Linz has a long history. The capital of Upper Austria with its approx. 200,000 inhabitants is first mentioned in the second century as a Roman Lentia. The main square is surrounded by houses with baroque facades and beautiful Renaissance courtyards. Discover the town hall from the 15th century and the Feichtingerhaus from the 18th century. On your walk through Linz you will see the grand official Landhaus in Renaissance style as well as the Mozarthaus. The Old Cathedral, which was the Diocese of Linz' until 1909, was the work of the famous organist Anton Bruckner. Linz was the European Capital of Culture in 2009 - let yourself be inspired by this vibrant city.

Price:

€ 0

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is included on your cruise.

€ 59

To the west of Linz city centre are the Limoni tunnels. The beer and wine cellars, which had existed for a long time, were converted into kilometre-long air-raid shelters during the Second World War. In the beginning, the work was done by outside companies. In 1944 this changed and concentration camp prisoners were used for the construction, who housed in the tunnels. Discover part of the Linz Liomni tunnel on a contemporary history guided tour.

Price:

€ 59

Duration:

approx. 2.5h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

Please take good shoes, warm clothes and a flash light with you.

€ 52

Get to know a different side of Upper Austria's capital on this evening excursion. Experience a little play of lights when the Ars Electronica, the "Museum of the Future", and the Lentos Art Museum are illuminated. From the Pöstlingberg, the sea of lights stretches out before your feet. Past the Trinity Column and the Mozart House in Linz, we return to the ship.

Price:

€ 52

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

After an exciting and thrilling Danube New Years cruise, you will dock back in Engelhartszell (Passau) today. With so many beautiful and wonderful impressions you are returning home from the queen of rivers. And if you don't want to leave quite yet, explore the city and region on your last day. You can also extend your cruise at one of our partner hotels. Happy New Year 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.

  • 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 31 Jan 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

Outbound & Return flight; e.g. with Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss

From various German airports and Zurich to Vienna, incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 329 per person

A-ROSA Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Passau.

Train from € 179 per person (Return / 2nd Class).

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Vienna.

Train from € 189 per person (Return / 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 € 51 per car (Passau)

Price from € 51 per car (Engelhartszell)
 

The hotel is located in the ‘Innstadt‘, which is part of the newly developed district ‘InnViertel‘ of Passau. The hotel offers two and three-room appartments. You can reach within walking distance (approx. 10 minutes) the pedestrian area and the old town with the university and Stephen’s cathedral. A parking lot in the underground car park can be booked additionally for a surcharge per night. Each appartments is equipped with the following facilities: air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, safe, kitchenette, spacious bathroom with underfloor heating, towel dryer, shower (some rooms with a bathtub), hairdryer, make-up mirror, toilet. The hotel has also a lift.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Size ca.

63 sqm
for up to 2 persons

Double occupancy

€ 99 pp

Size ca.

73 sqm
with 2 bedrooms
for up to 4 persons

Double occupancy

€ 119 pp

3-person occupancy

€ 89 pp

4-person occupancy

€ 79 pp

Located in a historical building dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Passauer Wolf has a very special atmosphere. Yet the hotel also meets state-of-the-art standards from extensive refurbishment in 2009. The fantastic location in the middle of the old town, right between the cathedral and the pedestrian zone, makes the hotel a perfect starting point for sightseeing and shopping. Enjoy your complimentary welcome drink at the bar or in your comfortably furnished room. Then relax in the hotel spa’s whirlpool and sauna. Use of the spa is included in the booking price. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69pp

Single occupancy

€ 99 pp

Double occupancy

€ 79 pp

Single occupancy

€ 109 pp

Double occupancy

€ 89 pp

Single occupancy

€ 119 pp

This modern hotel in Passau is located in quiet green surroundings just 200 m from the Danube and 500 m from the town centre on the other side of the river. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival in the light-filled lobby, by the palms on the terrace or in your comfortable hotel room. The hotel bar is open in the evenings. Alternatively, you can enjoy complete relaxation in the spa, which offers a Finnish sauna, a steam room, a whirlpool and an infrared sauna. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69 pp

Single occupancy

€ 99 pp

Double occupancy

€ 79pp

Single occupancy

€ 109 pp

Double occupancy

€ 89 pp

Single occupancy

€ 119 pp

Hotel Wesenufer is located right by the Danube in Wesenufer, which is near Engelhartszell (7 km) and Waldkirchen am Wesen (4 km). The nearest train station is Passau (37 km). The hotel building itself is more than 300 years old and was carefully renovated in 2008 and 2013. All rooms feature a modern interior design to make you feel at ease. The rooms – some of which have a balcony or terrace looking on to the Danube – are equipped with a flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, a phone, a safe, a minibar and a bathroom with a shower, toilet and hairdryer. The hotel also has three wheelchair-accessible rooms. Enjoy the view of the Danube from your terrace, the seasonal and regional meals in the Schloss restaurant, and the sauna and steam bath in the spa. Free parking is available on request. Guest and luggage transfer to and from the ship is available for a fee payable at the hotel. When booking, please inform the hotel of your requirements.

Note: Check-in on Sunday is only possible until 17:00. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evening.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 79pp

Single occupancy

€ 99 pp

Double occupancy

€ 89 pp

Single occupancy

€ 109 pp

Double occupancy

€ 109 pp

Single occupancy

€ 129 pp

Hotel Residenz stands out with one of Passau’s top locations: right by the Danube, in the heart of Passau’s old town. All attractions are within easy walking distance. Rooms are modern and comfortable, the “Comfort” category and above have air conditioning. The hotel has five exclusive Suites or Junior Suites that are designed very differently. For prices and availability, please enquire when making your reservation. Soak up the hotel’s calm atmosphere by either relaxing in the small but comfortable sauna or listening to classical music with a glass of wine in the hotel’s very well-stocked library.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

FRI - SAT
Double occupancy

€ 79 pp

SUN - THU
Double occupancy

€ 69 pp

FRI - SAT
Double occupancy

€ 69 pp

FRI - SAT
Single occupancy

€ 119 pp

SUN - THU
Double occupancy

€ 69 pp

SUN - THU
Single occupancy

€ 109 pp

FRI - SAT
Double occupancy

€ 89 pp

SUN - THU
Double occupancy

€ 79 pp

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA MIA

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A-ROSA MIA

A-ROSA FLORA

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A-ROSA FLORA

A-ROSA RIVA

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A-ROSA RIVA