City breaks to the metropolises of Europe

Travel today is so fast that our minds can barely keep pace with our bodies.

We fly into a city, have a quick look around, and then jet off to the next destination. But if a ship gently takes you from city to city, you have the chance to truly arrive at your destination and, in the end, you’ll get more out of your travels. Entering a city by river gives you an insight into how nature turns into civilisation. You experience urban development, how the city structure transforms as you glide towards the city centre. You observe increasing levels of people and activity until you approach the lively goings-on of the port with the river-facing façades becoming increasingly grand. Castles, palaces, government buildings, monasteries, wonders of design – you are greeted by the most imposing architecture with variety from the historical development of each country.

Now you begin to feel excited ...

about what might be awaiting to be discovered.

Back there, the towers of a venerable cathedral. Over here, a defiant ruin. Straight ahead in the shade, an impressive bridge. And isn’t that promenade inviting you to go shopping? Plus you’ve heard so much about that museum. Or would it be better to first visit the labyrinth of narrow streets of the old town? You might prefer to simply go ashore and head off on your own. To stroll from café to tourist attraction as the mood takes you, and get your own impression of the city. Or, if you want a hassle-free approach, take part in one of our city excursions on foot, by bus, by bike or occasionally even segway. These tours are always led by friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Back on board in the evening, you might chat to your fellow passengers over a delicious dinner or a digestif, while in the background the city lights twinkle. No matter how you spend your day, you’ll all agree that there’s no more relaxed way of getting to know a city. And you’ll all be looking forward to encountering the next city the following day. You’ll experience the most comfortable form of modern-day city-hopping – one that doesn’t even require you to pack your suitcase. 

 

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City trips to the metropolises of Europe

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam's historic centre or visit one of its famous museums and other Attractions.

City trips to Amsterdam
Antwerp

Antwerp

Take a stroll through Antwerp old harbour or visit the impressive buildings in the City of Diamonds.

City trips to Antwerp
Belgrad

Belgrad

Belgrade is the capital of the Republic of Serbia. Its name translates as ‘white city’ and has 1.71 million inhabitants.

City trips to Belgrad
Bratislava

Bratislava

In Bratislava you will experience the oldtown alleyways surrounded by city palaces in Baroque and Rococo architectural styles.

City trips to Bratislava
Budapest

Budapest

With A-ROSA you can follow the footsteps of the Ottoman Empire or the magnificent era of the House of Habsburg in Budapest.

City trips to Budapest
Bucharest

Bucharest

Marvel at the city’s imposing palaces, its university square and its enormous triumphal arch.

City trips to Bucharest
Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf

Stroll along one of Germany’s leading luxury shopping boulevards, the Kö. And why not visit one of over 300 pubs?

City trips to Düsseldorf
Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Frankfurt or 'Mainhattan' is always a great destination for a city break: new bars and cafes keep springing up, adding to the city’s appeal.

City trips to Frankfurt
Koblenz

Koblenz

The German Corner is the name of the headland between the two rivers Rhine and Moselle. Elegant promenades lead from here to the winding old town.

City trips to Koblenz
Cologne

Cologne

Cologne lives and breathes history, culture and life, with something to discover around every corner.

City trips to Cologne
Linz

Linz

 Linz is an urban artwork that combines modernism with baroque, and culture with industry.

City trips to Linz
Lyon

Lyon

This dynamic university city offers excellent cuisine, first-class shopping opportunities, antiques markets and many interesting museums.

City trips to Lyon
Paris

Paris

Famous buildings like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame and the Panthéon are proof of Paris’ history and make the city an exclusive travel destination

City trips to Paris
Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Rotterdam is many things: a colourful international port city with Europe's largest seaport, a city for going out and shopping and a creative city for artists.

City trips to Rotterdam
Rouen

Rouen

With some 2,000 half-timbered houses and magnificent Gothic churches, Rouen – the capital of Normandy – is a must-see on any visit to northern France.

City trips to Rouen
Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Retrace the history of Strasbourg on a stroll through the heart of the city, which is completely enclosed by the Ill River.

City trips to Strasbourg
Trier

Trier

Trier is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Germany’s oldest city. The Roman emperor Augustus founded the city in 16 BC.

City trips to Trier
Vienna

Vienna

Fall under Vienna’s spell. Buildings steeped in history, heavenly gardens and parks as well as a number of museums make the Austrian capital an exclusive travel destination.

City trips to Vienna
Würzburg

Würzburg

Visit the Würzburg Residenz and the Marienberg Fortress, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view.

City trips to Würzburg