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Itinerary

Rhine Cruise
Rhine Cruise

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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You will spend the 2nd day of your Christmas cruise in the center of Rhine Romanticism, which once inspired poets and musicians. For example, Brahms composed his 3rd symphony in Rüdesheim. In cultural terms, the most famous place of the Rheingau has a lot to show, including historic noble courts and fortifications. And of course, on this day of your Christmas cruise on the Rhine, the coffee speciality "Rüdesheimer Kaffee", invented here, should not be missed.

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Welcome to the Upper Rhine. Speyer is over 2,000 years old and occupies a strategic location on a low terrace beside the river. It is Germany’s oldest planned medieval town. Speyer’s most prominent monument is its cathedral. As one of the country’s most important High Romanesque cathedrals, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are sure to have an enjoyable day in Speyer.

The sight of the Strasbourg Cathedral, built from pink Vosges sandstone, will captivate you straight away. And as soon as the mighty bells begin to chime, the choir starts singing its Christmas carols, a truly overwhelming feeling of Christmas will overcome you. "Il est né le divin enfant": "The divine child is born," intones the choir in the vast nave. The Gothic arches seem to lead straight to the sky, and by now, every listener has goosebumps. A Christmas mass in this world-famous cathedral is unforgettable.

Mainz

Arr 08:00 am Dep 12:00 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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Koblenz

Arr 06:30 pm Dep 09:30 pm

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.

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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.

  • Full Board Plus: breakfast and lunch buffets, in the evening you choose your starters and desserts from the delicious buffet, the main courses are served at the table.
  • 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 Mar 2024; Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 29 Feb 2024 or 31 Aug 2024.
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance (booking until 30 Nov 2023)
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on our international ships.
  • Children up to and including 15 years accompanied by at least one supervising adult receive a 30 % discount.*
  • Change booking one time free of charge up to 30 days prior to departure
  • Half-day excursion included (from 7-night cruises)
  • Comprehensive service concept with guest relations management
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as whirlpool and fitness room
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise
  • Transfer between airport and ship when booked via A-ROSA
  • 15 % discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe at the reception
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges
  • many other services

*The children’s discount is only valid for the cruise itself. Limited availabilities on all cruises.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 31 Mar 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

Arrival & Hotel

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

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)

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA ALEA

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A-ROSA ALEA