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Experience the Rhine & the Sea

Itinerary

Rhine Cruise
Routenkarte Rhein Erlebnis Meer

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.

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Ijsselmeer

The Ijsselmeer is an inland lake that was created by diking the Wadden Sea and the Zuiderzee bay. This is where you’ll find the lovely little town of Hoorn – make sure you explore it during your cruise along the northern Rhine.

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Enkhuizen

Arr 02:00 pm Dep 09:00 pm

Trips

Harlingen

Arr 10:00 am

Take a deep breath. In Harlingen, in Friesland, you’re never far from the sea. The harbour reaches right into the city centre and the Wadden Sea is also close by. A stop in Harlingen is a fantastic opportunity to explore this typical Dutch region – don’t miss it. The city is something of a hidden gem on your Rhine cruise itinerary, since it’s Amsterdam and Antwerp that most people look forward to seeing. But Harlingen is proof that small is beautiful.

Trips

€ 19

Take a deep breath! In Frisian Harlingen the sea air is omnipresent. The harbour stretches all the way into the downtown area, where you can be witness to architecture from different epochs. Follow our guide through the beautiful old houses with stepped gables, along the canals and the elegant brick town hall and walk to the outstanding Reformed Church from the 18th century, located high above the harbour.

Price:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

on foot

Wadden Sea

Harlingen

Dep 08:00 am

Take a deep breath. In Harlingen, in Friesland, you’re never far from the sea. The harbour reaches right into the city centre and the Wadden Sea is also close by. A stop in Harlingen is a fantastic opportunity to explore this typical Dutch region – don’t miss it. The city is something of a hidden gem on your Rhine cruise itinerary, since it’s Amsterdam and Antwerp that most people look forward to seeing. But Harlingen is proof that small is beautiful.

Lelystad

Arr 01:00 pm Dep 11:00 pm

Trips

Wadden Sea

Zaanstad

Arr 09:00 am Dep 12:00 pm

Trips

€ 52

Edam is famous around the word for its cheese, but there’s more to see and experience here. You’ll go on a short walk to explore this small town, which is criss-crossed with many little canals, and take in several sights including the Cheese Market. Although there isn’t much cheese sold here nowadays, the old traditions are revived regularly and local cheese is transported to different sellers on sledges, just like in days gone by. You’ll have a little free time in the town centre before you continue on to Zaanse Schans. At this listed open-air museum you can go back in time and see what life was like in the Netherlands during the 17th and 18th centuries. Whether you take a guided tour or explore on your own, your route will take you past authentic houses, an historical shipyard, a pewter foundry, a dairy, an old-fashioned grocer’s shop and – above all – windmills.
 

Price:

€ 52 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Amsterdam

Arr 01:00 pm Dep 11:30 pm

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.

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Trips

€ 49

Laid-back, full of history, brimming with vibrant culture – few European cities are as multifaceted as Amsterdam. Get to know this charming multicultural metropolis as your tour takes you past impressive historical buildings, along charming winding streets and – of course – to the famous city canals.  You’ll then have some free time to explore Amsterdam’s old town around the Bloemenmarkt flower market.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Hint:

The programme may vary.

€ 39

A canal tour though Amsterdam’s historical centre is a very special experience. As the boat glides slowly through the water, picturesque house fronts, narrow lanes and magnificent historical buildings drift by. And you’ll pass under many handsome bridges that look particularly stunning in the twilight. The extensive network of historic canals covers around 100 kilometres in total. Amsterdam is particularly lovely in the evening, when thousands upon thousands of lights are reflected on the water.

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

canal boat

Grachtentour in Amsterdam am Abend
€ 99

Amsterdam is perfect for Segway tours. After a maximum of half an hour's introduction, you will explore the multicultural metropolis with your guide. Besides the historic canals and the harbour area, you will also experience modern architecture and outstanding sights. During the tour your guide will tell you many exciting and surprising details.

Price:

€ 99 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

Segway

Hint:

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

€ 329

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 a couple of years ago, 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:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online. buchbar. Eine Online Reservierung ist empfehlenswert. Privater deutschsprachiger Reiseleiter für bis zu 4 Personen.

€ 369

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:

€ 369 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

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

€ 399

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:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

minivan and by foot

Hint:

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

€ 799

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:

€ 799 per reservation for max. 7 persons

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

canal boat

Hint:

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

Grachtentour in Amsterdam am Abend

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.

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Trips

€ 29

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:

bus and on foot

€ 399

Rotterdam boasts one impressive sight after another, from its skyline full of skyscrapers to the historic harbour, Wilhelmina Pier with the Hotel New York and the colourful Markthal building. There is a lot to see in Rotterdam, and your private German-speaking tour guide will be happy to show you the highlights of this multifaceted city, based on your own particular interests.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

on foot

Hint:

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

€ 369

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:

€ 369 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

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

€ 419

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:

€ 419 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

minivan and on foot

Hint:

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

We will now head along the northern Rhine towards Ghent. Here you’ll find splendid architecture, artistic masterpieces, delightful landscapes and absolute tranquillity. The capital of East Flanders is part of a quartet of Flemish centres of art – the others being Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels. Discover Ghent’s treasures, including the baroque Saint Bavo’s Cathedral and the imposing Gravensteen, a moated castle. And in the old town, you’re sure to find a nice place to sample a good cup of coffee and some Belgian delicacies.

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Trips

€ 45

With its rich history and culture combined with a modern outlook, Ghent is a must-see destination for all visitors to Belgium. This pleasant university city, sometimes referred to as ‘the Manhattan of the Middle Ages’, manages to be vibrant and laid back at the same time. From the harbour, which is situated outside the city, it’s a ten-minute bus ride to the centre of Ghent. Once there, you’ll take a walk through the old town and see the baroque Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, the imposing Gravensteen – a moated castle dating back to 807 – and the Ghent Belfry, a bell tower which is almost 100 metres high. After the tour there’ll be time for you to explore on your own before you return to the ship.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Stadtrundgang durch Gent
€ 15

Would you like to explore the treasures of Ghent on your own? Then let’s go! Approximately three kilometres separate our berth from this enchanting city. Our bus will take you comfortably to the city centre and bring you back to the ship about 2.5 hours later.

Price:

€ 15 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Gent auf eigene Faust entdecken

The port city of Antwerp is an absolute must-see. Rich in art and culture, it is also known as the ‘Diamond City’ due to its important role in the diamond trade. Antwerp is particularly enjoyable for foodies, thanks to the many tasty Belgian specialities on offer there – including waffles, chocolates and chips.

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Trips

€ 55

This tour will take you around Belgium’s exciting capital city. It’s a place that immigrants from all corners of the earth have made their home, bringing elements of their own cultures with them. It’s also where modern architecture meets historical pomp and splendour. And, of course, Brussels is the capital of Europe, home to the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, NATO and Euratom. As well as seeing the city’s landmarks such as the Atomium and Manneken Pis, you’ll visit the Grand-Place. With its baroque guild houses and Gothic town hall, it is considered one of the most beautiful squares of its kind in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Price:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Brüssel entdecken
€ 52

Antwerp is not only known for being Europe's third-largest port. It is also the most important city in the world when it comes to diamonds – with most of the world’s diamonds traded here. A short bus tour takes you to beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal), where you can also discover some masterpieces of Peter Paul Rubens. It is one of the highlights of Brabantine Gothic and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (please note, a visit inside the cathedral is not always possible). Afterwards, you will take a stroll through the historic centre with the Grote Markt and the lavishly decorated Renaissance town hall. A small tour then takes you to the Mas Museum where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and the harbour.

Price:

€ 52 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Antwerpens Highlights
€ 299

Are you interested in exploring the diamond district in more depth? Or would you like to find out where to buy the best chocolates? Your private, local tour guide is an expert on Antwerp and can show you all of its highlights. You’ll decide exactly what you want to see and do, depending on your own personal interests.

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

by foot

Hint:

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

€ 369

Let your private driver take you around the city and show you the highlights of Antwerp. It’s up to you to decide what you want to see: The Cathedral of Our Lady or the diamond district, perhaps? You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish – a great way to find out everything you wanted to know about this beautiful city.

Price:

€ 369 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

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

€ 399

Booking a private people carrier will ensure that you travel through the city in comfort, whether you choose to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, the diamond district or the fourth most beautiful train station in the world. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Enjoy getting to know the fantastic city of Antwerp on a tour that’s as individual as you are.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

minivan and by foot

Hint:

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

Did you know that Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands? You only need to cross the Waalburg arch bridge into the centre to understand why the 160,000 inhabitants are so proud of their city: the Waalkade wharf and the silhouette of the city-centre buildings combine to form a truly impressive sight. In this Hanseatic city, tradition and modernity go hand in hand. Discover this wonderful spot directly from your A-ROSA ship during your Rhine cruise.

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Trips

€ 25

The Hanseatic city of Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands. Its history goes back to Roman times. Later, the city repeatedly became the imperial residence (during the Carolingian period), as well as a part of the Hanseatic League. In 1678, the Treaty of Peace of Nijmegen between France and the Netherland was signed here. The central old town is especially worth a visit today. You will explore the old town during this guided city walk, where you will also see the St. Stevenskerk, the Belvedère, the Latijnse School and the Grote Markt.

Price:

€ 25 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

on foot

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!

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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
  • 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 30 Apr 2021 and you will benefit from our attractive Double 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

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.

Prices include the tax for the promotion and advancement of culture. Not valid during certain exhibitions in Cologne.

Double Occupancy 

€ 109 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Double Occupancy 

€ 79p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Double Occupancy 

€ 79 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

28.03.-10.04.2021
12.05.-15.05.2021
22.05.-26.05.2021
02.07.-21.08.2021
15.10.-23.10.2021
29.10.-02.11.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

28.03.-10.04.2021
12.05.-15.05.2021
22.05.-26.05.2021
02.07.-21.08.2021
15.10.-23.10.2021
29.10.-02.11.2021

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, minibar, 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.

Double Occupancy 

€ 119 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Double Occupancy 

€ 129 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 209 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Double Occupancy 

€ 159 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 279 p. p.

incl. breakfast

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 servicea-rosade.

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

 

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA SILVA

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