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Enchanting Christmas Markets on the Rhine 2022

Itinerary

Christmas Cruise
Routenkarte Rhein Weihnachtsmarktzauber

Here we start the contemplative Christmas cruise on the Rhine. But you should also get to know the cathedral city with its many buildings and attractions. The best way is to arrive already relaxed one day before your cruise or simply extend your stay after the cruise.

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Rüdesheim

Arr 09:00 am Dep 01:00 pm

During your Christmas cruise you will visit the center of Rhine Romanticism, which once inspired poets and musicians. For example, Brahms composed his 3rd symphony in Rüdesheim. From a cultural point of view, the most famous place in the Rheingau has a lot to offer, including historic aristocratic estates and fortifications. And of course, the coffee speciality "Rüdesheimer Kaffee", invented here, should not be missed on this day on the Rhine.

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Trips

€ 25

Just before Christmas, the city of Rüdesheim glitters in matchless splendour. Come with us and stroll along the atmospheric Christmas market to the largest nativity scene in Germany and try the local mulled wine. During the guided tour, you will also experience the marketplace, the Oberstraße, the world-famous Drosselgasse and the Rhine promenade. And if you do not want to return to your A-ROSA cruise ship just yet, you can simply stay in the old town and enjoy the peaceful bustle.

Price:

€ 25 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Mainz

Arr 04:00 pm Dep 11:00 pm

With 2,000 years of city history, Mainz is not only one of the oldest cities in Germany, but also a place where great history comes alive at every turn. Traditions are also fully celebrated at Christmastime! Be sure to visit the historic Christmas market on the Domplatz. The illuminated and decorated Mainz Cathedral will surely enchant you.

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Trips

€ 45

Mainz is not only known for its 1000-year-old history. Culinary delights also play a major role in Mainz. Mainz is surrounded by Germany's largest wine-growing region 'Rheinhessen'. On this tour you will discover the heart of Mainz's old town and have the chance to try regional wines during a wine tasting.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Provisions:

wine tasting

€ 199

The carnival city of Mainz has a lot to offer. Discover the picturesque old town with its beautiful half-timbered houses, the Rhine promenade or the carnival fountain in a relaxed way with a rickshaw. Without much effort, you will experience the sights of the city and learn interesting facts about Gutenberg, the life and history of Mainz.

Price:

€ 199 per reservation for up to 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Rickshaw and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 289

Walk along the Rhine into the picturesque old town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses. Visit the outstanding Mainz Cathedral St. Martin, the Gutenberg Museum or the Heunensäule. Mainz has a lot to offer in terms of historical buildings and monuments, which you can discover on a walk with your private English-speaking guide.

Price:

€ 289 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 499

Mainz is famous for Fastnacht, the city's fifth season. The Mainz tradition is reflected in the city, for example in the Fastnachtsmuseum and the Fastnachtsbrunnen. In addition to this tradition, Mainz has a beautiful old town with historical monuments and buildings to offer. Whether it's a visit to a museum or a tour of Mainz's old town, we'll take you comfortably wherever you want to go.

Price:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Minivan

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 469

Come with us to the city where book printing was revolutionised in the 15th century! Whether a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, a stroll through the old town or a short shopping tour. Your private driver will take you comfortably from A to B.

Price:

€ 469 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Frankfurt proves that it can do Christmas as well as business with its tall Christmas tree. Between Römerberg and the historic Paulskirche down to the banks of the Main, one of the most beautiful and oldest Christmas markets in Germany takes place every winter. Market and metropolis offer on this Rhine cruise plenty of material for the gift shopping. Regional products such as Bethmännchen, a marzipan pastry with almonds, or hot apple wine are particularly popular.

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Trips

€ 45

With its modern skyline, handsome old town and traditional apple wine, Frankfurt doesn’t fit into any one category. And that’s a good thing, since this city’s contrasts are what makes it so interesting. This combined bus and walking tour will take you along modern boulevards, past imposing skyscrapers, into the quaint Sachsenhausen neighbourhood with its apple wine taverns, and to the historic Römerberg market square. The square is named after the Römer building complex, which has served as Frankfurt’s city hall since the 15th century.  Other impressive sights include the baroque Hauptwache building, the splendid Alte Oper concert hall and the round, neoclassical Saint Paul’s Church, which forms part of the backdrop to Frankfurt’s largest Christmas market every year.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Leicht

€ 1.499

We take you on a private culinary excursion in Frankfurt am Main. The name La Fleur is reminiscent of the famous Château Lafleur vineyard in Pomerol. A 5-course menu with wine accompaniment, combined with Mediterranean aspects and regional products, awaits you in this top international restaurant. Enjoy the evening with the quality of the star chef Andreas Krolik, as well as the view of the Siesymayer flower parterre.

Price:

€ 1.499 per reservation for up to 2 people

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399

Join us on a private Ebblewoi tour through Frankfurt's old town and get to know Frankfurt's national drink and other specialities. For over 250 years, cider has been considered Frankfurt's national drink. On a walking tour you will pass the city's sights and three tastings of Frankfurt specialities await you at different corners. Try Frankfurter Dunkelbrot with Grüner Sosse, delicious apple wine and a piece of Frankfurter Kranz.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for up to 6 people

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 329

Frankfurt am Main is known as a financial and banking metropolis. The Frankfurt skyline is graced by skyscrapers, but Frankfurt has much more to offer. Explore the old town with your English-speaking tour guide, past the Römer and the Paulskirche. Or stroll along the Museum Riverbank and discover Frankfurt's museums. You determine the programme and we implement it for you!

Price:

€ 329 per reservation for up to 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 399

Let the skyline of Frankfurt with its skyscrapers pass by and experience the financial and banking metropolis. Enjoy a fantastic view over Frankfurt from the approx. 200 metre high Main Tower or discover the old town. We will take you to the highlights of the city in a relaxed atmosphere and according to your wishes!

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for up to 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 359

Known as a financial and banking metropolis, with a beautiful old town and the old opera house, Frankfurt has more to offer than skyscrapers. Explore the centre of Frankfurt at the Römer and the Paulskirche or drive to Alt-Sachsenhausen, where apple wine and historic half-timbered houses await you. Get to know the city in cosy togetherness!

Price:

€ 359 per reservation for up to 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Frankfurt

Dep 02:00 am

Frankfurt proves that it can do Christmas as well as business with its tall Christmas tree. Between Römerberg and the historic Paulskirche down to the banks of the Main, one of the most beautiful and oldest Christmas markets in Germany takes place every winter. Market and metropolis offer on this Rhine cruise plenty of material for the gift shopping. Regional products such as Bethmännchen, a marzipan pastry with almonds, or hot apple wine are particularly popular.

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Koblenz

Arr 03:00 pm Dep 10:00 pm

On your journey to the most beautiful Christmas markets on the Rhine, you will explore Koblenz today. You can expect a variety of delicacies, the Christmas romance of the city and, of course, the smell of mulled wine. Delightful!

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Trips

€ 19

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:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 299

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 persons

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 619

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:

€ 619 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 659

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:

€ 659 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 299

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 persons

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Your contemplative Christmas cruise on the Rhine comes to an end in Cologne. However, before you start your journey home with a thousand memories of your trip, why not use the day to look around further in North Rhine-Westphalia or to explore the cathedral city. Once in Kölle, you should also have visited the cathedral. Have a happy new year, see you soon and Ahoy!

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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.

  • FullboardPlus: 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.
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on our international ships
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance (booking until 30.11.2021)
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
  • Transfer between railway station¹ or airport² and ship
  • 15% discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges
  • many other services

¹ Guests 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.

² The transfer is included when booking the flight through A-ROSA. You will receive an extra voucher with your travel documents.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 28 Feb 2022 and you will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

  • Varied gourmet buffets with regional and seasonal specialities
  • Live cooking à la minute
  • No seating or dress code; last but not least, free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among the guests
  • A wine list adapted to the region
  • Indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as barbecue buffet on the sun deck of selected ships

Choose exactly the cabin you like. If available, we will book your desired cabin with cabin number.

Dates & Prices

Arrival & Hotel

Outbound & Return flight to/from Cologne, e.g. with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, KLM, Swiss

From various German airports, Vienna or Zurich incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 349 per person

By train to Cologne - Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Cologne, Regensburg or Engelhartszell.

You will find the departure point in the respective cruise.

Train to departure point from € 159 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 € 72 per car (fenced parking lot)
Price from € 81 per car (roofed parking space

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA SILVA

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A-ROSA SILVA