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Rhine Christmas

Rhine Christmas 0

Highlights of the Rhine River Cruise

Celebrate where people know how to do it.

From Cologne to Cochem, Bernkastel-Kues, Koblenz, Frankfurt and Mainz to Cologne.

In winter, most of the vines around the Moselle go into hibernation. With a bit of luck, the best ice wine will soon be produced where there are still a few grapes hanging. Here's to a Riesling! Between the Römerberg and the historic St Paul's Church, Frankfurt proves that it can do more than just business with one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. In Mainz, you can indulge in mulled wine and biscuits on the traditional market square in front of the cathedral and admire Renaissance façades twinkling with lights. The enchanted valleys of the Middle Rhine Valley accompany you to Mainz and Koblenz. Here you can immerse yourself fully in the Christmas spirit while ice skating - accompanied by the scent of roasted almonds - to the clatter of picturesque horse-drawn carriages.

Koblenz

Koblenz

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.

Köln Städtereise mit A-ROSA

Cologne

There are many things to see in Cologne, and they are all overshadowed by the cathedral. At 144.5 metres long and 157.38 metres high, this is the third-highest church building in the world. The view over Cologne, the Rhine and the surrounding areas makes climbing the south tower’s 533 steps well worth the effort. The basilica of Great St Martin Church is another fantastic sight. The brightly coloured houses of Cologne’s fish market seem to glow in front of it. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, you can soak up the atmosphere of the old town here. During carnival season, locals sing ‘Das Herz der Welt, das schlägt am Rhein’ (‘The heart of the world beats on the Rhine’) – and when you get to know the people of Cologne, you’ll no doubt agree with this sentiment.

Frankfurts Skyline mit A-ROSA erleben

Frankfurt

‘Hier bin ich Mensch, hier darf ich’s sein’ (‘Here I am man, dare man to be’). This quote by Frankfurt’s most famous son – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – actually comes from his play Faust (and the English translation by Bayard Taylor), but it is also a very fitting way to describe Goethe’s hometown. Frankfurt’s combination of modern skyscrapers housing major finance companies and the old town with its historic buildings and half-timbered houses is unique. And if you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle, you can take a leisurely walk along the lovely bank of the Main.

Itinerary

Map: Rhine Christmas
Map: Rhine Christmas

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.

A-ROSA Sena in Köln

Cochem, on the bank of the Moselle, is another port of call on your Rhine cruise, which will take you onto the Moselle. The entire Moselle region around Cochem is a real sight to behold. The town’s landmark is undoubtedly the famous Reichsburg, a splendid castle that towers above the river. But did you know that the West German government had a secret bunker built here for its federal bank? Strange, but true! And you’ll have the opportunity to visit it during your river cruise.

Flussreise nach Cochem

Experience the unforgettable atmosphere of a picturesque old town full of history and culture, as your Rhine cruise takes you along the Moselle. Enjoy award-winning wines from well-known sites – whether in one of the cosy wine bars, in a rustic wine tavern during a wine-tasting session with a winemaker, or during a tour of the steep vineyard slopes.

Weinregion Mosel mit A-ROSA erleben

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.

Rhein-Kreuzfahrten nach Koblenz

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.

Frankfurt

Dass Frankfurt nicht nur Wirtschaft, sondern auch Weihnachten kann, beweist es mit dem turmhohen Weihnachtsbaum. Zwischen Römerberg und der geschichtsträchtigen Paulskirche bis runter zum Mainufer findet jeden Winter einer der schönsten und ältesten Weihnachtsmärkte Deutschlands statt. Markt und Metropole bieten auf dieser Rheinkreuzfahrt reichlich Stoff für das Geschenke Shoppen der Liebsten. Und natürlich für sich selbst. Besonders beliebt sind regionale Produkte wie die Bethmännchen, ein Marzipangebäck mit Mandeln, oder heißer Apfelwein.

Frankfurt

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.

Mainz

Die lebendige Stadt Köln bietet eine Vielzahl von Aktivitäten und Sehenswürdigkeiten für Besucher jeden Alters. Hier sollten Sie sich nicht die Kölner Altstadt entgehen lassen: sie ist voller charmanten Straßen, historischer Gebäude, gemütlichen Cafés, Restaurants und Geschäfte. Ein Spaziergang durch die Altstadt ist ein Muss.

A-ROSA Sena in Köln

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 many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

  • Full BoardPlus: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with live-cooking stations, embarkation snack, as well as daily tea and coffee time
  • Dinner: Choice between a la carte and buffet-style dinner¹
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, water, soft drinks, beer, prosecco, as well as a selection of wines
  • A-ROSA Best Price and Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 31 July 2024 for cruises from March – October 2025 and bookings made until 30 November 2024 for cruises until January 2026.
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance for cruises 2025 when booking until 30 November 2024
  • Kids up to 15 years of age cruise for free on deck 1²
  • One free change of reservation up to 30 days before departure
  • Comprehensive service concept with Guest Relations Management
  • Varied onboard entertainment for cruises of 7 nights or more with local performers
  • Special & Event Cruises on selected departures
  • Room service in every cabin grade (during bar hours)³
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise
  • Special prices for additional services on board, e.g. SPA treatments, workshops⁴
  • Free e-bikes for independent exploration, subject to availability³
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management
  • Transfer between airport or TGV train station and ship when arrival is booked through A-ROSA⁶
  • Toiletries as well as bathrobes on request
  • Ship transfers

 

¹ A-ROSA SENA: An a la carte dinner will be available at the SENA GRILL for a surcharge. | A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA: served main course at dinner. 
² Children up to and including 15 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one (two in Cat. G) supervising adult on Deck 1. From Deck 2 children receive a 30 % discount. Furthermore, children up to 7 years of age accompanied by 2 supervising adults can use a sofa bed free of charge on the A-ROSA SENA in categories B - D. On the A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA children accompanied by at least one supervising adult receive a 30 % discount. The children’s discount is only valid for the cruise itself. Limited availabilities on all cruises.
³Except A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA
⁴ Except A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA
⁵ If a flight or TGV booking is made through A-ROSA, the transfer is included. You will receive the relevant details with your travel information.

PLEASE NOTE: Transfer between railway station and ship on the Danube & Rhine can be booked for an additional fee

Book your trip with the Premium All-Inclusive package until 29 February 2024 for cruises from March – October 2025 or until 31 August 2024 for cruises until January 2026, and you will benefit from our attractive Best Price an Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

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.

A-Rosa Silva Kabine S

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.

A-Rosa Silva Kabine A

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.

A-Rosa Silva Kabine C

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.

A-Rosa Silva Kabine C

Generously sized Junior Suite with Juliette balcony, sofa, spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Additional services: check-in and personal welcome from 12.00 h, Suite cocktail with the hotel manager, room service, free use of the mini bar, fresh flowers and fruit, laundry and ironing service, butler service.

A-ROSA Silva Kabine

Generously sized Balcony Suite with balcony, sofa, bathroom with daylight and walk-in closet. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Additional services: check-in and personal welcome from 12.00 h, Suite cocktail with the hotel manager, room service, free use of the mini bar, fresh flowers and fruit, laundry and ironing service, butler service.

A-Rosa Silva Suite

Arrival & hotel

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA SILVA

A-ROSA SILVA