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Rhine Christmas Dream 2022

Itinerary

Route of the river cruise on the Rhine
Route of the river cruise on the Rhine

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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Will you receive a gift from your loved one today? In Antwerp is still the opportunity to get a Christmas gift or even explore the city. You will leave the diamond city when Santa Claus is on his way. You think you are safe from him after leaving on the Rhine? Wait and see... In any case, you will have a wonderful Christmas Eve aboard the A-ROSA fleet!

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On Christmas Day you will be in Antwerp. Spend the day with your loved ones in the city or on board. No matter how, you will enjoy Christmas Day. Experience Antwerp at Christmas and you will have plenty to talk about.

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Trips

€ 59

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:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Brüssel entdecken
€ 55

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. Our bus will pass the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal). It is one of the highlights of Brabantine Gothic and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 through Antwerp's diamond district.

Price:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Antwerpens Highlights
€ 59

An adventure for young and old awaits in one of the oldest and most famous zoos in the world, Antwerp Zoo! In this green oasis in the city centre, there are more than 5000 animals and 950 species to see. From elephants and giraffes in the Egyptian temple area, to penguins in the ice or hippos in a pink villa, there is something to discover at every turn.

 

Price:

€ 59 per Person

Duration:

approx. 5h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

On Boxing Day, Christmas-lit houseboats bob along the canals in Amsterdam, the city of 1539 bridges. The creative Dutch outdo each other when it comes to Christmas decorations. The brighter it shines, the better it is. In addition to ice rinks for skating and Dutch-style Christmas markets, many museums are mostly open for those who crave a contrast to angel choirs and tinsel.

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Trips

€ 39

Stroll beneath the trees, admire the diversity of the flora and fauna, dive into the ocean and travel to the stars: you can do all this and more at Amsterdam Royal Zoo. As well as being home to a great number of animals from around the world, the zoo also has an aquarium and a planetarium that you can visit. You’ll be able to spend your time here however you wish and explore whatever piques your interest.

Only offered for the following cruise date: 03 January 2023

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Includes transfers and admission only.

€ 42

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:

€ 42 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

canal boat

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is not offered on tours where the excursion 'Historic park Keukenhof' is offered.

Düsseldorf’s old town – also known as ‘the world’s longest bar’ – is the heart of the city. Freshly pulled Altbier (the local beer) in over 300 pubs brings a wide variety of people together for friendly nights out. But you don’t need alcohol to have fun in Düsseldorf. Luxury shopping boulevards like Königsallee, Kö for short, are great places to buy Christmas presents, while snow-covered green spaces and the beautiful Rhine Promenade are lovely places to stroll while taking a break from the legion of wonderful museums in this city of art.

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Trips

€ 59

Explore the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia by bus. On your tour you will pass the city's landmarks, the old Renaissance town hall, the splendid courtyard garden, whose oldest parts were created in the 18th century, and of course the famous Königsallee, also called 'Kö'. Of course, we also go into the city centre to have a closer look at some sights. Afterwards you can enjoy the view over Düsseldorf from the Rhine Tower, which is not only a TV tower. At 240.5 m, it is the largest building in the city and has also the biggest decimal clock in the world.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Düsseldorf und Rheinturm

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.

  • 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