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Rhine New Year's City Experience 2024 - BASIC

Silvesterreise Rotterdam mit A-ROSA
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Highlights of the Rhine New Year's City Experience

Happy New Year in Holland & Belgium!

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Antwerp, Dordrecht, Amsterdam and Cruising Day to Cologne.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Netherlands! Party in the countries most futuristic city: Rotterdam. It is guaranteed to raise your spirits. Fireworks light up the sky and are reflected in the canals below. The colourful, narrow merchants’ houses, all of which seem to mock the invention of the spirit level, are irresistible, as are the Netherlands locals, who are always ready to party. But this cruise has even more to offer: Rubens fans will be in their element in the artist’s home town of Antwerp. Antwerp is also the home of the diamond trade. Indeed, diamonds provided the city with the wealth that keeps it looking magnificent. Followed by Dordrecht, which is another feast for the eyes. The city is located right at the waterfront and offers impressive architectural monuments and charming little harbours in the middle of town. This is just how a new year should start: with a wealth of completely new experiences. Gelukkig nieuwjaar!

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. And end the year with exploring the many faces of Cologne.

Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Welcome the New Year together with a sparkling champagne in hand and enjoy the view from the sundeck of the port city of Rotterdam, brightly lit by colorful lights. Or go straight to the city centre and soak it all in. It's up to you! And right before midnight, when the countdown begins, and everyone is eagerly waiting for the phenomenal fireworks, you realize: It's a very special New Year's Eve, a magical night in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

The lively ringing of bicycles welcomes the new year in Amsterdam. The popular means of transportation is the most flexible way to get to know all the exciting corners here. Always riding along the historic canals, you can see the countless boats and wonderful old merchants' houses. There are also a lot of small stores where you can find special souvenirs. How about a stroll through the nine-street district? Or a visit to one of the city's many museums? How you start the new year is entirely up to you.

Itinerary

Map: Rhine New Year's City Experience 2024 - BASIC
Map: Rhine New Year's City Experience 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

Enjoy the Day in the second largest city of the Netherlands. The home of the continent’s biggest sea port is a thriving metropolis that doesn’t scrimp on modern buildings or international flair. Over the past 20 years, a number of impressive new skyscrapers have sprung up – and there’s no sign of this trend stopping yet. Begin the new year with strolling through the futuristic streets of Rotterdam and spot all the exciting buildings around you.

Rotterdam

Trips

Rotterdam shows off one impressive sight after another, from its beautiful skyline to the historic harbour, as well as the Wilhelmina Pier with the Hotel New York and the colourful market hall building. There is a lot to see in Rotterdam, and your private English-speaking tour guide will be happy to give you an individual tour of this multifaceted city with the highlights you want to see.

price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

german tour guide only

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Explore Rotterdam individually - English-speaking private tour guide for up to 4 people

Rotterdam has a lot to offer, and you can’t reach all of its highlights on foot. Why not go and see exactly what you’re interested in, whether it’s the Euromast tower, the MS Rotterdam, Wilhelmina Pier, the Maritime Museum Harbour – or something else. Simply book your private people carrier to ensure that you can get around the city easily and comfortably. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

price:

€ 659 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

Private Minivan

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

A-ROSA Flussreise nach Rotterdam

Discover this impressive metropolis easily and comfortably with your partner or travel companion – and explore several different parts of town in one day. There’s so much to see in Rotterdam. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

price:

€ 629 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

Private car

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Explore Rotterdam individually - Private car with driver for up to 2 people

While it’s true that Rotterdam can look back on a long history, the city gives an outward impression of being refreshingly modern. Rotterdam is the Netherlands’ main centre of architecture – over the last 20 years an impressive collection of skyscrapers has transformed its skyline. The 46-metre-high Witte Huis was the first skyscraper in Europe, and there’s no denying that the city’s famous Cube Houses are unique too. Of course, during your visit you’ll also see the extraordinary market hall building, which is shaped like a giant aircraft hangar. The interior of the market hall boasts an 11,000-square-metre artwork made up of panels decorated with images of fruit and vegetables. Another thing that makes the building unique is that, as well as housing a market, shops, eateries and a car park, it also has residential units.

price:

€ 29 per person

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Rotterdam - architecture and innovation

When the countdown starts shortly before midnight and everyone is eagerly awaiting the fabulous fireworks - and then you greet the New Year together with a sparkling champagne in your hand and enjoy the view of the port city of Rotterdam, brightly illuminated by colourful lights. A very special New Year's Eve, a magical night in the Netherlands.

Rotterdam

Trips

Rotterdam shows off one impressive sight after another, from its beautiful skyline to the historic harbour, as well as the Wilhelmina Pier with the Hotel New York and the colourful market hall building. There is a lot to see in Rotterdam, and your private English-speaking tour guide will be happy to give you an individual tour of this multifaceted city with the highlights you want to see.

price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

german tour guide only

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Explore Rotterdam individually - English-speaking private tour guide for up to 4 people

Rotterdam has a lot to offer, and you can’t reach all of its highlights on foot. Why not go and see exactly what you’re interested in, whether it’s the Euromast tower, the MS Rotterdam, Wilhelmina Pier, the Maritime Museum Harbour – or something else. Simply book your private people carrier to ensure that you can get around the city easily and comfortably. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

price:

€ 659 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

Private Minivan

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

A-ROSA Flussreise nach Rotterdam

Discover this impressive metropolis easily and comfortably with your partner or travel companion – and explore several different parts of town in one day. There’s so much to see in Rotterdam. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

price:

€ 629 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

Private car

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Explore Rotterdam individually - Private car with driver for up to 2 people

Experiencing everything the Netherlands has to offer in one day? This excursion makes it possible. First you explore the capital of the Netherlands still in its original size during a city walk through Den Haag. Then we will continue to nearby Madurodam park. This is a miniature world that introduces you to the highlights and heritage of the Netherlands in a playful way. Madurodam is suitable for all ages and very family-friendly. Children can discover and also try out a lot here. Immerse yourself in the miniatur world of the Netherlands!

price:

€ 79 per person

duration:

approx. 4.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

Rotterdam

Dep pm

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam. Known as ‘Manhattan on the Maas’, it has a more urban, international atmosphere than anywhere else in the whole country. In recent years, Rotterdam has become a centre for architecture – its large architect-designed houses testament to the city’s modernity. With a little luck, you’ll see other cruise ships during your day in Rotterdam, since Europe’s largest maritime port is a major transport hub.

Rotterdam

Antwerp

Arr pm Dep pm

The port city of Antwerp is an absolute must-see on the first day of the year. Rich in art and culture, it is also known as the ‘Diamond City’ due to its important role in the diamond trade. Antwerp is particularly enjoyable for foodies, thanks to the many tasty Belgian specialities on offer there – including waffles, chocolates and chips.

Antwerp

Trips

Antwerp. The city of diamonds, but also the city of chocolate! Here, dreams come true for every chocolate lover. In Antwerp's Chocolate Museum you will learn all about the history and origins of chocolate in a fun way. Of course, after observing how the cocoa bean is turned into delicious chocolate, you can't miss out on a taste. Afterwards, you will walk through Antwerp and to the Grote Markt, passing one chocolaterie after another.

price:

€ 799 per reservation for max. 4 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.

Chocolate Tour of Antwerp - A private highlight for up to 4 people

Are you interested in exploring the diamond district in more depth? Or would you like to find out where to buy the best chocolates? Your private, local tour guide is an expert on Antwerp and can show you all of its highlights. You’ll decide exactly what you want to see and do, depending on your own personal interests.

price:

€ 359 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

german tour guide only

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Mit A-ROSA in die Diamantenstadt

Booking a private people carrier will ensure that you travel through the city in comfort, whether you choose to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, the diamond district or the fourth most beautiful train station in the world. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Enjoy getting to know the fantastic city of Antwerp on a tour that’s as individual as you are.

price:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Private Minivan

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Ausflug zum Bahnhof Antwerpen

Let your private driver take you around the city and show you the highlights of Antwerp. It’s up to you to decide what you want to see: The Cathedral of Our Lady or the diamond district, perhaps? You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish – a great way to find out everything you wanted to know about this beautiful city.

price:

€ 429 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Private car

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Antwerpen Städtetrip mit A-ROSA

Antwerp is not only known for being Europe's third-largest port. It is also the most important city in the world when it comes to diamonds – with most of the world’s diamonds traded here. Our bus will pass the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal). It is one of the highlights of Brabantine Gothic and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, you will take a stroll through the historic centre with the Grote Markt and the lavishly decorated Renaissance town hall. A small tour then takes you through Antwerp's diamond district.

price:

€ 59 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Round trip and tour of Antwerp

Discover the oldest city in Holland! Dordrecht, the city on the water, with its countless monuments and small city harbors. Here the three rivers Merwede, Noord and Oude Maas flow together, which give Dordrecht the flair of a city by the sea.

Dordrecht

Trips

Your private English-speaking tour guide will take you to Dordrecht, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Stroll past the well-preserved monuments and centuries-old packing houses. Let us introduce you to the history of Dordrecht and integrate your wishes into the organisation of the excursion.

price:

€ 259 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.

Discover Dordrecht individually - Private English-speaking tour guide for up to 4 people

Explore the oldest city in the Netherlands in a relaxed way with your private people carrier. Pass historical sights, ancient monuments and various museums, making stops at your leisure. If you wish, an English-speaking tour guide can be booked to introduce you to the history and life in Dordrecht.

price:

€ 559 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

Private Minivan

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Discover Dordrecht individually - Private people carrier with driver for up to 4 people

Visit the oldest city in Holland and enjoy countless monuments, centuries-old packing houses and the well-travelled trade routes that remind us of the rich history of this city on the water. Dordrecht was granted city rights as early as 1220 and has always been an important trading town for wood, grain and wine. In the city centre you will still find about 1000 well-preserved architectural monuments. But don't worry - we will only explore the most beautiful ones with you on our tour of the city.

price:

€ 25 per person

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

City walk through Dordrecht

Amsterdam is an incredibly varied city. It’s old yet modern, relaxed yet bustling, and arty while also being commercial. With almost 7,500 listed buildings, it has the highest concentration of historical monuments in the whole country. When your Rhine cruise calls at Amsterdam, you’ll be able to discover a piece of history around every corner.

Amsterdam

Trips

Let your private English-speaking tour guide help you discover the best of Amsterdam – whether you’d like to receive advice about what to buy at the flower market, take a stroll along the most picturesque canals or go on a guided tour of the Rijksmuseum. You’ll decide what you want to do, and your guide will tailor the tour to meet your individual requirements. This is also your only opportunity to go on a guided tour of the prettiest part of Amsterdam – the red-light district. The rules changed since the last few years, and large groups of tourists are no longer allowed here. So, if you want to explore the oldest part of the city with the most attractive architecture in depth, this is your chance.

price:

€ 349 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

german tour guide only

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Explore Amsterdam individually - English-speaking private tour guide for up to 4 people

Would you like to explore the city on your own while travelling in comfort? Then book a private people carrier for up to 4 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 Amsterdam that you’re most interested in.

price:

€ 499 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.

Explore Amsterdam individually - Private people carrier with driver for up to 4 people

Would you like to explore Amsterdam individually with your partner or travel companion while travelling in comfort? Your driver can take you to museums, shops and the red-light district. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

price:

€ 459 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.

Explore Amsterdam individually - Private car with driver for up to 2 people

A canal cruise through Amsterdam's old town is something special. This trip on board a typical grachten boat will allow you to discover some of Amsterdam's countless interwoven grachten canals – a 100 km network still used to transport goods today – as well as the delightful houses and bridges that they pass by and under.

price:

€ 49 per person

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

By boat and walking

level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is not offered on tours where the excursion 'Historic park Keukenhof' is offered.

Ausflug in Amsterdam mit A-ROSA

Haarlem was once a very powerful, rich city and is even older than Amsterdam. Haarlem was mentioned in documents as early as the 10th century. Shipbuilding and beer brewing ensured prosperity, and in the Golden Age cloth weaving was added. You will discover the Grote Markt, where Haarlem's long history is as tangible as its liveliness, old rows of houses, the massive Gothic Grote Kerk, the Renaissance town hall and the "hofjes". Afterwards you have time for your own explorations: you could stroll for hours through the little streets... it is not for no reason considered the cosiest shopping place in Holland

price:

€ 59 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Enchanting Haarlem

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 Wellness Flusskreuzfahrten

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

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

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