Experience our Rhine river cruises

Step aboard one of the A-ROSA cruise ships, and discover the Rhine from Cologne. You can visit the metropolises along the Rhine such as Amsterdam, Basel or Antwerp.

Your exciting river cruise with the A-ROSA AQUA, A-ROSA BRAVAA-ROSA SILVAA-ROSA FLORA and A-ROSA SENA starts in Cologne. You can reach the pier by foot from the centre of Cologne. Of course, there is also a transfer that takes you from the main station directly to your ship. Here we will set off for your exciting river cruise.

We recommend arriving one day before your river cruise or simply extending your stay after the cruise to get to know Cologne better. Because the cathedral city also has a lot to offer. Once in Cologne, you should definitely visit the cathedral. Or why not discover one of the many pubs in the old town and enjoy a freshly tapped Kölsch beer. 

 

Discover the Rhine-Main-Moselle-region

Explore the Rhine and its tributaries on a fascinatingly varied river cruise. As you travel from one impressive destination to the next, you’ll discover a wide range of natural landscapes and regions as well as different towns and cities.

Along the Rhine, you’ll find untamed landscapes, secluded castles, romantic villages and bustling metropolises, medieval old towns, half-timbered houses and modern architecture. What’s more, A-ROSA Rhine cruises also takes you along stretches of the Main and the Moselle, each river with its own unique character. During shore excursions, you’ll explore cities such as Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt on the Main, Strasbourg, Basel and Brussels – as well as the surrounding areas. As soon as your ship enters a harbour, you’ll notice that each city has its own distinctive atmosphere. Whether it’s traditional, vibrant or modern and urban, every city tells its own story. Immerse yourself in the different destinations during your Rhine river cruise with A-ROSA – and prepare to have an unforgettable holiday.

A-ROSA river cruises to Cologne in 2024

To Rhine Mini Cruise: Rhine Mini Cruise Main & Lorelei 2024

4

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Rhine Mini Cruise Main & Lorelei 2024 International

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Frankfurt and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 599 pp

To Rhine Cruise: Rhine Mini Cruise Netherlands 2024

4

nights

Rhine Mini Cruise Netherlands 2024 International

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Emmerich to Cologne.

from 599 pp

To Rhine Cruise: NEW: Rhine Mini Cruise Netherlands 2024

4

nights

NEW: Rhine Mini Cruise Netherlands 2024

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Nijmegen to Cologne.

from 749 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: NEW: Rhine Legends 2024

5

nights

NEW: Rhine Legends 2024

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Speyer, Straßburg, Mainz and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 899 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Legends 2024

5

nights

Rhine Legends 2024 International

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Germersheim (Speyer), Strasbourg (Kehl), Mainz and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 899 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Metropolises 2024

5

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Rhine Metropolises 2024 International

From Cologne to Willemstad, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Düsseldorf to Cologne.

from 899 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine City Experiences 2024

5

nights

Rhine City Experiences 2024 International

From Cologne to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht to Cologne.

from 1,099 pp

To Moselle River Cruise: NEW: Moselle Discovery 2024

5

nights

NEW: Moselle Discovery 2024

From Cologne to Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel-Kues and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 899 pp

To Moselle River Cruise: Moselle Discovery 2024

5

nights

Moselle Discovery 2024 International

From Cologne to Cochem, Trier-Mehring, Bernkastel-Kues and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 1,049 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: NEW: Rhine Experience North 2024

7

nights

NEW: Rhine Experience North 2024

From Cologne to Willemstad, Ghent, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hoorn and Nijmegen to Cologne.

from 1,198 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: NEW: Rhine Experience North 2024

7

nights

NEW: Rhine Experience North 2024

From Cologne to Willemstad, Ghent, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hoorn and Nijmegen to Cologne.

from 1,548 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: NEW: Southern Rhine Experience 2024

7

nights

NEW: Southern Rhine Experience 2024

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Speyer, Breisach, Basel, Straßburg, Mainz and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 1,499 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Southern Rhine Experience 2024

7

nights

Southern Rhine Experience 2024 International

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Germersheim (Speyer), Breisach, Basel, Strasbourg (Kehl), Mainz and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 1,548 pp

To Rhine & Moselle River Cruise: NEW: Moselle Romance 2024

7

nights

NEW: Moselle Romance 2024

From Cologne to Treis-Karden, Bernkastel-Kues, Trier, Zell, Cochem and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 1,499 pp

To Rhine & Moselle River Cruise: Moselle Romance 2024

7

nights

Moselle Romance 2024 International

From Cologne to Treis-Karden, Bernkastel-Kues, Trier-Mehring, Cochem and Koblenz to Cologne.

from 1,348 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Experience IJsselmeer 2024

7

nights

Rhine Experience IJsselmeer 2024 International

From Cologne to Willemstad, Huizen, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Nijmegen and Wesel to Cologne.

from 1,299 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Experience Netherlands & Belgium 2024

7

nights

Rhine Experience Netherlands & Belgium 2024 International

From Cologne to Willemstad, Ghent, Vlissingen, Brussels, Gorinchem and Emmerich to Cologne.

from 1,499 pp

To Rhine Cruise: Rhine Panorama 2024

9

nights

Rhine Panorama 2024 International

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Germersheim (Speyer), Strasbourg (Kehl), Mainz, Koblenz, Nijmegen, Rotterdam and Emmerich to Cologne.

from 2,149 pp

To Rhine River Cruise, Moselle River Cruise: Northern Rhine & Moselle Experience 2024

9

nights

Northern Rhine & Moselle Experience 2024 International

From Cologne to Cochem, Trier-Mehring, Bernkastel-Kues, Koblenz, Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Emmerich to Cologne.

from 2,149 pp

To Rhine River Cruise: Rhine Experience & the Sea 2024

9

nights

Rhine Experience & the Sea 2024 International

From Cologne to Willemstad, Antwerp, Ghent, Dordrecht, Lelystad, Harlingen, Hoorn and Emmerich to Cologne.

from 2,149 pp

The best sights and destinations on the Rhine

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Today, Cologne Cathedral is still one of the most important buildings in the Christian world. The walls of this masterfully designed place of worship give way to large window areas and delicate tracery. The Gero Crucifix on the north side of the ambulatory is one of the oldest remaining large-scale sculptures from the Middle Ages, and the window designed by Gerhard Richter is one of the most recent highlights.

Antwerp's Vlaeykensgang

Antwerp's Vlaeykensgang

Back to the 16th century: The hidden Vlaeykensgang from 1591 connects the Hoogstraat, the Oude Koornmarkt and the Pelgrimstraat, and takes its visitors on a journey into the past. Today, antique shops, art galleries and the exclusive restaurant of Sir Anthony Van Dyck can be found in the historical buildings. However, shoemakers and the poorest people in the city used to live here. Pay a visit to the cobbled alleyway and soak up the medieval atmosphere.

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg Cathedral

Indeed, all paths lead to the cathedral in Strasbourg – however, the most spectacular is when you approach the cathedral along the Rue Mercière (Grocer Street). It leads directly to the magnificent west façade, with the 16-petal rose window (14.5 metres in diameter) over the middle porch – the richly decorated main façade of the cathedral – which reflects the architecture of three centuries (1176-1439), from early Romanticism to the late Gothic period. Above the rose window is a 66-metre high platform, with 332 steps leading up to it. It is worth the effort, as you’ll have a wonderful view over the city and its surroundings. 

Amsterdam's canals

Amsterdam's canals

Amsterdam is a city with an abundance of water. With around 200 canals, moats, locks and other similar bodies of water, this European city welcomes you on a reflective tour of the canals. Lean back and take in the diversity of the capital city whilst the boat floats gently through the canals. The main canals Singel, Herengracht, Keizergracht and Prinsengracht flow through the city centre. You can book canal tours quickly and easily in the city, for example in the central station.