9Nights

Northern Rhine & Moselle Experience

A-ROSA Flussreise nach Rotterdam
A-ROSA Flussreise nach Amsterdam
Flussreise nach Cochem

Highlights of the Netherlands River Cruise

City holiday with country romance.

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

Sometimes you fancy an exciting trip that takes you from city to city. Other times, you might feel like a relaxing holiday with plenty of nature. What if you want to combine the two? Then visit the Rhine. You’ll be waving goodbye to Cologne Cathedral one minute, and not long afterwards you’ll find yourself saying hello to the EYE film museum in Amsterdam’s harbour. The ship will be moored directly behind the main train station – the ideal starting point for discovering this city of canals. If you fancy experiencing its multicultural side with all your senses, be sure to sample the international cuisine for which Amsterdam is so famous. Rotterdam is a truly impressive sight, with its contemporary architecture and its enormous harbour, which receives goods from all corners of the earth. You’ll then head for Antwerp. Its glittering history as a diamond centre still permeates the city today. A short detour to Cochem will reveal the romance of the Moselle valley, and on the way back, you’ll be captivated by the castles of Bernkastel-Kues. Trier is a wonderful place to go hiking. If you’d like to see the Rhine from above again, the best way is to take the cable car in Koblenz, which sweeps you across to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. It’s the perfect place to enjoy great views across the city – and look back on an unforgettable cruise.

Fluss in Amsterdam mit A-ROSA

Amsterdam

Few European cities are as diverse as Amsterdam, with its multicultural charm, historic canal district and the highest concentration of museums in the world. Don’t miss the Rijksmuseum, which was restored to its former glory several years ago following a decade-long renovation project. Follow the locals’ example and explore by bike, or take a trip along the canals and discover Amsterdam from the water. Children of all ages will enjoy the NEMO Science Museum, where they can create bubbles big enough to stand in, make liquorice and learn why water is see-through.

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.

Amsterdam

Shopping in den 9 Straatjes

The Rhine really starts to make a scene in the Middle Rhine Valley – and it’s little wonder, seeing as in Koblenz, the Moselle pumps in an extra 315 m3 of water per second. And then the rocks close ranks, and the riverbed narrows by almost two-thirds. Up above, the legendary Lorelei has been impassively watching this natural drama since time immemorial.

Itinerary

Map: Northern Rhine & Moselle Experience
Map: Northern Rhine & Moselle Experience

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:

Moderate

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:

Moderate

Hint:

The excursion might be conducted in reverse order

Cochem 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

Trier lies right in the Moselle valley, a region characterised by the typical Moselle vineyards. The city boasts many churches, castles and palaces, plus a wealth of historic monuments – with UNESCO World Heritage status. Enjoy your time in the city, explore the Moselle valley and learn about the history of Rhineland-Palatinate. And as another lovely day draws to a close, you can look forward to the next picturesque port of call.

Flusskreuzfahrt Trier

Trips

You would like to discover Trier individually and not walk through the city with the group? Perhaps you have other interests and would like to visit the amphitheatre or the Imperial Baths? Your private tour guide will show you the most beautiful corners of the city according to your wishes.

price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

german tour guide only

level:

Moderate

Hint:

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

Flusskreuzfahrt Trier

Would you like to explore Trier individually and get from A to B in comfort? Then book your private minivan for up to 4 people. An expert tour guide can be booked at the same time if desired.Whether alone, as a couple or with new-found friends, explore the corners of Trier that you would like to see.

price:

€ 379 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Private Minivan

level:

Easy

Hint:

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

Flusskreuzfahrten Trier

Explore Trier individually as a couple and get from A to B without stress at the same time? Your driver will take you comfortably to museums, shopping or the famous amphitheatre. An expert tour guide can be booked at the same time if desired.

price:

€ 359 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Private car

level:

Easy

Hint:

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

Flusskreuzfahrt Trier

Trier - one of Germany’s oldest cities - is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was founded around 16 BC by Emperor Augustus and you will find numerous architectural monuments from this period. From the ship, you will drive along the Moselle, past old Moselle cranes and monastery complexes, to the oldest bridge in Germany, the Roman Bridge. In the footsteps of the Romans, you will then explore the amphitheatre, the ruins of Barbara thermal baths, as well as the throne room of Emperor Constantine the Great. We will then pass the Palace of the Electorate from the 18th century before reaching the city's main landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Porta Nigra.

price:

€ 55 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Demanding

Flusskreuzfahrten Trier

In Trier you can find 8 of the 46 German UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Such a concentration is unique and there is a lot to explore in the old Roman city. If you prefer to stroll around individually, you may take the transfer bus from the berth directly to the city centre, where you will have ample time to discover the beauty of the old Roman city. After a three hour stay we will take you back to the A-ROSA cruise ship in Mehring.

price:

€ 32 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Easy

Flusskreuzfahrt Trier

Join us on an exciting panoramic tour to Idar-Oberstein, where history meets glamour. Through the picturesque streets of the gemstone metropolis, past half-timbered houses, you will discover the secrets of gemstone processing and learn fascinating stories about jewellery making. In the family-run aircraft exhibition, you can marvel at over 100 original aeroplanes and aircraft engines from all eras of aviation development.

price:

€ 89 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderate

Flusskreuzfahrten Trier

Enjoy a small tour on your bike through Mehring and its surroundings. Here the Moselle meanders through steep vineyards and the nature is simply beautiful. The best way to experience this lanscape is by bike.

price:

€ 29 per person

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

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

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 14km

Radtour in Frankreich

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

Trips

Join us for a private wine tasting in the heart of the Moselle region. The Moselle region is Germany's oldest wine region and is home to the steepest vineyard in the world. After a short drive to a Roman wine press in Brauneberg, you will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine. During a tour of the cellar, you will learn the basics about the most important grape variety on the Moselle, Riesling, from the winegrower himself. Of course, a first-class tasting of the wines is a must. Savour the delicately fruity, delicate Riesling wines from the region and talk shop with the winegrower about the terroir, steep slopes and the new challenges of wine growing.

price:

€ 459 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderate

Hint:

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

Weinregion Mosel mit A-ROSA erleben

Bernkastel-Kues has been blessed twice: once with fertile vineyards and once by perhaps the most unique ensemble of medieval half-timbered buildings. Especially famous for the Spitzhäuschen, which has been balancing on a foundation that appears to be much too narrow since the beginning of the 15th century. It is a true wonder that it has not fallen over yet! The Renaissance city hall, built in 1608, and the Michaela fountain in the market square are just as remarkable as the parish church of St. Michael with its more than 600-year-old tower.

price:

€ 0

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderate

Hint:

This excursion is included on your cruise. Please book online in advance.

Ausflug Bernkastel Abends

This tour will take you past the region’s characteristic steep vineyards, along the picturesque banks of the River Moselle and through some of the area’s most famous wine-producing towns and villages, such as Traben-Trarbach, Kröv and Bernkastel-Kues. The hanging bridge in Wehlen (district of Bernkastel) is particularly impressive.

price:

€ 49 per person

duration:

approx. 4.5 h

transport:

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

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 49km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

During the panoramic ride up the Moselle mountains and through idyllic Moselle villages, you will see mainly green and blue. The colours of the vineyards, the water and the sky are omnipresent. On the way, you will visit a Roman wine press. Of course, a small wine tasting in one of the wineries is not to be missed.

price:

€ 59 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderate

Weinberge im Moseltal

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:

Moderate

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:

Easy

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:

Easy

Hint:

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

Deutsches eck in Koblenz Ausflug

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:

Moderate

Hint:

This excursion is not available in English.

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:

Easy

Hint:

No rain protection.This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Rikscha Ausflug

The breath-taking cable car ride across the Rhine and up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress should not be missed: Behind you the roofs of Koblenz, below you the broad river and in front of you the gigantic fortress Ehrenbreitstein. This adjective is by no means an exaggeration, as you will be entering the second largest preserved fortress in Europe. Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III ordered the construction as part of an anti-French military line. Up to 6,500 craftsmen and day labourers were employed. The mighty fortress rises 118 metres above the Rhine and was once the core of the fortification around Koblenz. Together with the Deutsches Eck (German Corner), it forms the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Afterwards we will walk through the old town back to the ship.

price:

€ 45 per person

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

Cable car and walking

level:

Moderate

Hint:

Only offered on cruises between March and October

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

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.

Kirche in Nijmegen

Trips

Discover the most beautiful corners of Nijmegen with your private English-speaking tour guide. Walk through the oldest city of the country and get to know its history, which already goes back to the Romans. Visit the central and worth seeing old town and explore the Grote Markt as well as the St. Stevenskerk, the Belvedère or the Latijnse School.

price:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

german tour guide only

level:

Moderate

Hint:

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

Kirche in Nijmegen

Experience the oldest city in the Netherlands in the comfort of your own private people carrier. To the Grote Markt, past the Stevenskerk or to the Belveder, a watchtower built in the mid-15th century. You decide the programme and we will implement it for you. If you wish, you can book an English-speaking guide to introduce you to the history and life of Nijmegen.

price:

€ 559 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

Private Minivan

level:

Easy

Hint:

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

Kirche in Nijmegen

Discover Nijmegen individually as a couple. Whether to the Grote Markt in the old town or to the oldest shopping street in Holland. Your driver will take you comfortably from A to B.

price:

€ 529 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

Private car

level:

Easy

Hint:

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

Kirche in Nijmegen

Welcome to Nijmegen, a lively Hanseatic city that awaits you not only with history and culture, but also with delicious beer! Immerse yourself in the rich history of Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Stroll through the old streets, discover the historic buildings and learn more about the fascinating past of this Hanseatic city. Afterward, embark on a culinary journey through the world of beer. The brewery visit takes you behind the scenes of a brewery, and you experience first-hand how the delicious brewing specialities of Nijmegen are created.

price:

€ 39

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

walking

level:

Demanding

Kirche in Nijmegen

Discover the former Hanseatic city of Nijmegen by bike. Especially the old town is worth a visit. You can enjoy a great view over the 'Waal' from some places. Along the shore you can also enjoy a piece of nature before you cycle back to the ship.

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

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.

Mit A-ROSA nach Amsterdam

Trips

There is no better way to explore Amsterdam than from the water. The exclusive canal tour, just for you, takes you through small canals to see Amsterdam's sights and architectural treasures. Your private guide will tell you everything you need to know about this enchanting city. A very special highlight during your holiday!

price:

€ 999 per reservation for max. 7 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

By boat and walking

level:

Easy

Hint:

price per boat, max. 7 Guests

Amsterdam genießen mit A-ROSA

Discover Amsterdam's unique canals by pedal boat. From the ship you walk to the famous Keizersgracht and from there you can start right away. While the sun is reflecting in the water, you pass the beautiful canal houses and enjoy the charm of the canals. There is no better way to discover the architectural history and the historical sights. A English-speaking tour guide can be booked on request.

price:

€ 459 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking and pedal boat

level:

Demanding

Hint:

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

Mit A-ROSA nach Amsterdam

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:

Moderate

Hint:

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

Auf dem Rhein nach Amsterdam mit A-ROSA

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:

Easy

Hint:

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

Grachten in Amsterdam

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:

Easy

Hint:

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

Fluss in Amsterdam mit A-ROSA

Do it like the Dutch do: discover Amsterdam by bike and get a new perspective on this quirky, historic city. The ferry close to our pier takes you towards the Ijsselmeer, on which riverbank the city of Amsterdam is located. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the flat landscape while cycling through the picturesque unique areas claimed from the waters.

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. 35km

 Ausflug mit A-ROSA durch Amsterdam

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:

Easy

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:

Moderate

 Flusskreuzfahrt in Haarlem

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.

Mit dem Fahrrad durch 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:

Moderate

Hint:

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

Rotterdam Panorama bei Nacht

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:

Easy

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:

Easy

Hint:

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

Alte Boote in Rotterdam

Join us on a tour of Rotterdam past the city's landmarks, such as the Kubus Apartments or the Wittehuis, to the unique Market Hall. With its remarkable building, it attracts all eyes. It combines living space, grocery shops and various market stalls with delicious delicacies. Stroll through the market hall and decide which stall you would like to stop at to taste the different delicacies. Whether cheese or sausage, typical Dutch specialities or delicious donuts, there is a taste for everyone!

price:

€ 759 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderate

Hint:

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

Rotterdam Ausflug Erasmus-Brücke

Capital of the province Zuid-Holland, and the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, as well as home to the Dutch royal family - The Hague is world famous. The excursion first takes you to the Binnenhof, the impressive main square which dominates the historic city centre. This large rectangular courtyard is surrounded by stately buildings and was the starting point of urban development in the 13th century. In the 17th century, it was considered the centre of European diplomacy and today it is the seat of the Dutch Parliament. Northeast of the square there is the Royal Palace and official residence of the Queen. Behind that you will find the Vredespaleis (Palace of Peace), home to the International Court of Justice. Then continue to Delft, famous for the porcelain Delfts Blauw and for its painter Johannes Vermeer. Here you have time for a leisurely walk along the canals, churches, mansions and beautiful courtyards.

price:

€ 65 per person

duration:

approx. 4.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderate

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

Rotterdam is home to Europe's largest seaport. But with a university, a technical college, a music college and an art academy, the city is also one of the cultural centres of the Netherlands. The best way to see its sheer variety is by bike. You will cycle past the old clinker-houses of the suburbs and past charming houses, to the world famous Cube Houses and through the De Kralingse Bos park with its popular lake. The modern architecture of the new city is also impressive. During your tour, you will also see the gigantic Erasmus Bridge, the Art Hall and the Schouwburgplein.

price:

€ 43 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

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

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 20km

Mit dem Fahrrad durch Rotterdam

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:

Moderate

Rotterdam Ausflug Altstadt mit A-ROSA

The small beautiful town of Emmerich on the lower Lower Rhine gives you a nice time out on land during your cruise. Here you can take a stroll along the promenade and enjoy the magnificent view of the Rhine while discovering the "Golden Gate Bridge of the Lower Rhine", a suspension bridge spanning over the Rhine, which, just like its role model, can be seen from afar in vibrant red. Definitely worth taking a souvenir photo!

Emmerich am Rhein entdecken

Trips

Join us on a bike tour through Emmerich. Starting on the banks of the Rhine, explore the picturesque Rhine cycle path. Accompanied by the Rhine, you cycle in the direction of De Bijland beach to the largest bridge across the Rhine, the "Golden Gate" bridge. Along Emmerich's Rhine promenade to St Vitus Church, you will learn exciting information about the city.

price:

€ 49 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Bicycle

level:

Demanding

Hint:

Distance: approx. 36 km

Emmerich am Rhein mit A-ROSA erleben

Experience the Hanseatic city of Emmerich and discover the story of the ferrywoman Marieken von Emmerik. Join us on a journey through time along the banks of the Rhine with a view of the "Golden Gate" bridge of the Lower Rhine and learn how life was in those days. Our ferrywoman will give you a humorous first-hand account of the old professions, the ferrymen, the raftsmen, the fishermen and the pilots. Be excited and get to know Emmerich in a new way.

price:

€ 25 per person

duration:

approx. 1.5 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderate

Emmerich am Rhein entdecken

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 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 all transfers and 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 Board Plus: extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour. On many cruises, seasonal supplements such as a midnight snack
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Also besides the lunch and dinner hours. Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne.
  • Super Early Booking Discount for bookings made until 31 August 2024; Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 29 February 2024 or 31 August 2024.
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance (booking until 30 November 2023)
  • Children up to and including 15 years of age travel free of charge on Deck 1.¹
  • Change booking one time free of charge up to 30 days prior to departure.
  • Half-day excursion included (from 7-night cruises)
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on our international ships.
  • Comprehensive service concept with guest relations management.
  • Destination Scouts will help you make the most of every city experience with insider tips and recommendations.
  • Complimentary room service in every cabin category.²
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room.
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise.
  • Transfer between railway station³ or airport and ship⁴
  • 15 % discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Free e-bikes for independent exploration⁵
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges

 

¹ 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.

² Except A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA.

³Guests receive an extra voucher, valid for day of embarkation or disembarkation in Cologne and Engelhartszell. The transfer in Paris and Lyon is only included when booking the train tickets through A-ROSA.

⁴ The transfer is included when booking the flight through A-ROSA. You will receive an extra voucher with your travel documents.

⁵A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA: E-bike rental not available.

Book now your trip with the Premium All-Inclusive package until 31 August 2024 and you will benefit from our attractive Super 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

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

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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