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Rhine Discovery Spay/Koblenz 2024 - BASIC

Rhine Discovery Spay/Koblenz 2024 - BASIC 0
Flusskreuzfahrt nach Koblenz

Highlights of the Rhine River Cruise, Moselle River Cruise

From Cologne to Cochem, Koblenz, Boppard, Gorinchem, Nijmegen and Düsseldorf to Cologne.

What is the science behind fireworks? While we might have had to do some research for that, we know another thing for sure. At the ‘Rhine in Flames’ event we celebrate our zest for life in all shapes and colours. Or maybe we celebrate the anticipation of what is to come on the journey ahead of us, or the beautiful things we have seen already, or the relief of having left everyday life behind for now. Either way, the fireworks in the Rhine valley against the unique backdrop of castles and wine villages make for an emotional and unforgettable experience.

Flussreise nach Cochem

Cochem

Even though it is Germany’s second-smallest district administrative centre, Cochem can look back on a long history, witnessed by its majestic Imperial Castle and the ruins of the Winneburg, each of which overlooks the town from its own small hill. Cochem is also home to the Pestkapelle (Plague Chapel) and the Kapelle zu den drei Kreuzen (Chapel of the Three Crosses). While these two places of worship are by no means huge, their understated elegance and beautiful location make them well worth a visit.

Flusskreuzfahrt nach 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.

Itinerary

Map: Rhine Discovery Spay/Koblenz 2024 - BASIC
Map: Rhine Discovery Spay/Koblenz 2024 - BASIC

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

Trips

The spectacular scenery, the romantic vineyards and the passing Moselle invite you to a cosy wine tasting in Cochem. The Haxel Winery welcomes you with a young and dynamic wine estate. Sample the delicious wines at a wine tasting and learn all about the philosophy of the winery, as well as how the wines are made.

price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Weingenuss in Cochem an der Mosel

The second smallest county seat in Germany is one of the most beautiful cities in the Moselle Valley. Cochem’s long history is revealed during a tour of the old town. You walk past the Capuchin monastery, the parish church of St. Martin and the town hall from the 17th century. Mini busses will take you up 100 metres to the imperial castle, which is one of the most beautiful castles in the region. The tour takes you through the neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque designed rooms with valuable furnishings.

price:

€ 39 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

The excursion might be conducted in reverse order

City walk around Cochem and visit to the Reichsburg

On your bike, you can explore one of the most beautiful stretches along the Moselle, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine in a sweeping bend. It is flanked by steep slopes, where the grapes mature for great wines. From the ship, you will cycle to Bruttig-Fankel and onwards across the river directly into the picturesque streets of Cochem. During a stop at the historic mustard mill, you will have the chance to taste some of the 'spicy gold'. Then you will continue to the late-Gothic Cochem Castle, situated on the largest castle hill, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view over the river.

price:

€ 39 per person

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 20km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

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

Trips

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 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Rhein-Kreuzfahrten nach Koblenz

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 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Private Minivan

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Flusskreuzfahrt nach Koblenz

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 per reservation for max. 2 people

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.

Discover Koblenz individually - Private car with driver for up to 2 people

On this private culinary excursion, you will walk through the alleys of Koblenz's old town and learn exciting anecdotes about life in the historic city. Learn interesting facts about popular recipes around "Debbekoche", "Dunkes" and "kalde Ent" while strolling past the fascinating and historically well-preserved half-timbered houses. Experience the modern city and its architectural masterpieces and and stop off at various places to sample typical Koblenz specialities and small appetisers.

price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

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:

€ 219 per reservation for max. 2 people

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.

With the rickshaw through Koblenz- A private experience for up to 2 people

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.

price:

€ 25 per person

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Flusskreuzfahrt nach Koblenz

Experience the first few kilometres along the Middle Rhine Valley not only by ship but also by bike. From Koblenz we will cycle to Spay, which is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Stolzenfels Castle and Marksburg Castle, located on top of a hill high above the banks of the Rhine river, allow you to travel back in time to the Middle Ages.

price:

€ 49 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 50km

Radausflüge bei A-ROSA

Founded in 1794, the Deinhard house in Germany stands for sparkling wine. This 200-year tradition has its origins in the Koblenz headquarters in the middle of the unique cultural landscape between the Middle Rhine and the Moselle. Since last year, the city of Koblenz has turned it into a sparkling wine museum. Your A-ROSA host will take you to this historic headquarters on a small train. Here you will get to know the tradition of sparkling wine at close quarters and embark on an exciting journey back in time in the cellar museum. The hearts of wine and sparkling wine lovers beat faster here. The soul of wine culture can be felt in every part of the vault. Learn all about the tradition of sparkling wine production and, of course, taste one or two fine wines. The little train will then take you back to the ship.

price:

€ 55 per person

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

Train and walking

level:

Anspruchsvoll

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

The imperial town of Boppard is located close to the narrow horseshoe bend of the Rhine. In the 4th century the Romans replaced their citadel by a stone fortress with 28 towers, which however was soon overrun by Germanic tribes. The former free imperial city was subjugated in 1327 by the elector Balduin von Trier. Balduin immediately had the electoral Trier castle built, thereby forcing the uncooperative inhabitants to accept his rule.

Boppard

Trips

The picturesque wine-growing town of Boppard is situated in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Even the Romans settled here. Today the town is not only known for its historical architecture, but also for its finest Riesling wine. The tour takes you to the medieval noble courts, the Roman fort, the Electoral Castle, the majestic Church of St. Severus and the beautiful Carmelite Church built around 1300.

price:

€ 25 per person

duration:

approx. 1.5 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

City walk through Boppard

Welcome to the largest fortified town in the Netherlands. In Gorinchem, you don't have to look far to find the town's history, as the former fortifications have been preserved almost in their entirety. A special footpath now leads over the ramparts and promises wonderful vistas. On the 'Langendijk', Gorinchem's most beautiful shopping street, you can experience a great mix of old and new, with modern shops in a historic setting.

Gorinchem

Gorinchem

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Welcome to the largest fortified town in the Netherlands. In Gorinchem, you don't have to look far to find the town's history, as the former fortifications have been preserved almost in their entirety. A special footpath now leads over the ramparts and promises wonderful vistas. On the 'Langendijk', Gorinchem's most beautiful shopping street, you can experience a great mix of old and new, with modern shops in a historic setting.

Gorinchem

Trips

Welcome to Gorinchem, where history blends charmingly with modern flair! Our guided walking tour takes you on a journey past the picturesque canals and historic squares of this fascinating town on the banks of the river Merwede. Stroll across the Grote Markt, past Gothic churches and elegant half-timbered houses. Be enchanted by the picturesque waterways that criss-cross Gorinchem and learn why these canals were once so important for trade.

price:

€ 25 per person

duration:

approx. 1.5 h

transport:

walking

level:

Anspruchsvoll

City walk through Gorinchem

Nijmegen

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The Romans astutely identified the ideal location along the Rhine River nearly 2,000 years ago, laying the foundation for the oldest city in the Netherlands. Today, this Hanseatic city captivates visitors with its rich historical sites and the vibrant energy brought by its thriving student population. Nijmegen's liveliness extends to its city beaches, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of its unique surroundings.

Nijmegen

Helau! Carnival is at home in the German city of Düsseldorf. But this Rhine metropolis has a lot more to offer beyond that. The state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia enchants visitors with its long history, its diverse range of cultural attractions (including museums and theatres) and its offbeat architecture. And you’ll find Fortuna here too – in the form of a football club. Lucky you! Discover Düsseldorf during your Rhine cruise and you’ll have plenty of stories to tell when you get home.

Medienhafen Düsseldorf mit A-ROSA entdecken

Trips

The Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg in its unique setting was once one of the largest baroque castles in Germany. After an approx. 45-minute drive, you will reach the castle in the middle of the Bergisches Land. Immerse yourself in the history of the castle and enjoy a Royal Tea Time with a glass of champagne.

price:

€ 599 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Minivan and walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Schloss Düsseldorf entdecken mit A-ROSA

In the middle of the Bergisches Land (countryside) at the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, world-class culinary delights await you. Enjoy a seasonal 5-course menu with wine accompaniment by Joachim Wissler. The top chef has once again been awarded with 3 Michelin stars and composes a proactive, modern and unforgettable dinner for you. Convince yourself of the quality of the menu in the breathtaking ambience of the Restaurant Vendôme in Bensberg Castle.

price:

€ 1699 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 5.41 h

transport:

Minivan and walking

level:

Leicht

Hint:

Monday-Wednesday closed, Restaurant Vendome opens at 07.00 pm.This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Schloss Düsseldorf entdecken mit A-ROSA

Explore the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia by bus. On your tour you will pass the city's landmarks, the old Renaissance town hall, the splendid courtyard garden, whose oldest parts were created in the 18th century, and of course the famous Königsallee, also called 'Kö'. Of course, we also go into the city centre to have a closer look at some sights. Afterwards you can enjoy the view over Düsseldorf from the Rhine Tower, which is not only a TV tower. At 240.5 m, it is the largest building in the city and has also the biggest decimal clock in the world.

price:

€ 65 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Dusseldorf and the Rheinturm

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 Sena in Köln

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 rate A-ROSA Basic incl. Full Board includes the following services:

  • Indulge all day, every day: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, embarkation refreshment and daily teatime snack
  • Special Welcome & Farewell evenings
  • Culinary treats and regional delicacies
  • Culinary dinner experience as part of the included excursion (cruises of 7-nights+)
  • Kids Club available on family cruises and all year round on the A-ROSA SENA
  • Comprehensive service concept with guest relations management
  • Destination Scouts will help you make the most of every city experience with insider tips and recommendations
  • Varied onboard entertainment programme
  • Water dispensers (Danube, France, A-ROSA SENA)
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise
  • Reserve excursions online in advance
  • Book additional e-bike packages (terranova)

Dates & Prices

Arrival & hotel

BY TRAIN TO COLOGNE - RAIL & CRUISE

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

Train from € 179 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 € 81 per car (fenced parking lot)
Price from € 99 per car (roofed parking space)

OUTBOUND & RETURN FLIGHT TO/FROM COLOGNE, E.G. WITH LUFTHANSA, AIR FRANCE, SWISS

From Munich, Berlin, Vienna or Zurich incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 309 per person

You want a relaxed arrival and departure? Then choose one of these hotels! Your advantage: You arrive already one or two days before disembarkation and can consciously look forward to the journey with A-ROSA. Or you can let your vacation come to an end in a very juicy way before you start your journey home. All hotels are personally and carefully selected by us to round off your vacation.

The Maritim Hotel Cologne is located directly on the Rhine, only a few steps away from the charming old town, the cathedral and the city centre as well as the central station. The hotel impresses with its extraordinary architecture and has 454 rooms and suites, all of which are equipped with a bathroom/toilet, mini fridge (unfilled), safe, radio, TV and a telephone. In the spacious, glass-roofed hotel lobby you will find a variety of boutiques and restaurants.

Prices include the tax for the promotion and advancement of culture. Not valid during certain exhibitions in Cologne.

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 119 pp

Single occupancy

€ 179 pp

Double occupancy

€ 129 pp

Single occupancy

€ 209 pp

Double occupancy

€ 159 pp

Single occupancy

€ 279 pp

Luxury in the middle of the city center is what the Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Cologne offers you. The panoramic elevator with a view of the cathedral takes you to your chic room, which includes everything you need to work and relax. In addition, an exclusive fitness and wellness area (fee required) with glass-roofed pool and the chic Harry's New-York Bar await you.

Prices include the tax for the promotion and advancement of culture. Not valid during certain exhibitions in Cologne.

 

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Hotel Rhein

Double occupancy

€ 129 pp

Single occupancy

€ 189 pp

Double occupancy

€ 169 pp

Double occupancy

€ 209 pp

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 atmosphere. 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 service@a-rosa.com

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Excelsior Hotel Ernst Grand Deluxe

The listed Steigenberger Hotel is located in the heart of the Rhine metropolis Cologne, just a few minutes away from historic sights. Within a few minutes you can reach Cologne Cathedral as well as the famous Rhine river promenade and other hotspots of the city.

The 305 modern rooms, some of which even have a view over the city Cologne, are more than just a hotel room. The comfortable furnishings of all rooms include air conditioning, satellite TV, desk, free local calls, safe, minibar as well as a Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle for making tea. The bathrooms are equipped with shower or bathtub.

The Bar Bistro 19NullZwo offers the perfect atmosphere with modern colours and shapes for short breaks with delicious coffee specialities, snacks or a treat for body and soul.

We would be pleased to make you an offer based on daily updated rates.
For further information, please contact service@a-rosa.com

 

Steigenberger Köln

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA BRAVA

A-ROSA Schiff Rhein