BOOK AN EXCURSION PACKAGE AND SAVE!
The package includes several excursions at one special price. You will save compared to booking the excursions individually. Take advantage and make the most out of your A-ROSA holiday.
CITY WALK AROUND COCHEM AND VISIT TO THE REICHSBURG (approx. 3 h)
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.
FORTRESS EHRENBREITSTEIN BY CABLE CAR (approx. 2,5 h)
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.
EXPLORE RÜDESHEIM ON THE WINZEREXPRESS TRAIN (approx. 2,5 h)
Let the Winzerexpress take you on a tour through vineyards and right into the centre of Rüdesheim. Here, the little lanes are too narrow for our trusty vehicle, so you’ll explore the old town on foot. You’ll find one of Germany’s most well-known streets here: Drosselgasse. Lined with wine taverns and bars with outdoor seating, it offers 144 metres of pure enjoyment. You’ll have the opportunity to stop off here to learn how the traditional coffee speciality ‘Rüdesheim coffee’ is made – and you’ll be able to try it for yourself, of course.
THE ROMAN CITY TRIER (approx. 3,5 h)
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.
Special price for children: € 102,20
The excursions take place on the corresponding travel days.