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Rhine Christmas Markets City Experience 2022

Itinerary

Rhine Metropolises

The huge Christmas tree looks almost dainty against the Cologne Cathedral. The Christmas spirit is immediately found at boarding in our starting city of the river cruise, the impressive Cologne. In the best festive mood we start towards the Netherlands, while the cathedral slowly becomes smaller and smaller on the horizon. And now it's time to say: Christmas ahoy!

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Small but nice is the Christmas market in the center of Rotterdam - Christmas spirit comes easily even here. Marvel at the endless lights of the futuristic-looking city. Whether you warm up with one (or even more) mulled wine, stroll contemplatively through the city center or eagerly search for gifts and small souvenirs - that is of course up to you!

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Trips

€ 69

Experiencing everything the Netherlands has to offer in one day? This excursion makes it possible. First you explore the capital of the Netherlands still in its original size during a city walk through Den Haag. Then we will continue to nearby Madurodam park. This is a miniature world that introduces you to the highlights and heritage of the Netherlands in a playful way. Madurodam is suitable for all ages and very family-friendly. Children can discover and also try out a lot here. Immerse yourself in the miniatur world of the Netherlands!

Price:

€ 69 per person

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 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:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 449

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 market hall 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:

€ 449 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 499

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:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

Minivan

Level:

Leicht

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:

Car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

In Amsterdam, the city of 1539 bridges, Christmas-lit houseboats bob along the canals. The creative Dutch outdo each other when it comes to Christmas decorations. The brighter it glows, 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

€ 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

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

The programme may vary.

€ 55

Haarlem was once a very powerful, rich city and is even older than Amsterdam. Haarlem was mentioned in documents as early as the 10th century. Shipbuilding and beer brewing ensured prosperity, and in the Golden Age cloth weaving was added. You will discover the Grote Markt, where Haarlem's long history is as tangible as its liveliness, old rows of houses, the massive Gothic Grote Kerk, the Renaissance town hall and the "hofjes". Afterwards you have time for your own explorations: you could stroll for hours through the little streets... it is not for no reason considered the cosiest shopping place in Holland.

Price:

€ 55 per Person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 42

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:

€ 42 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

canal boat

Level:

Leicht

Grachtentour in Amsterdam am Abend
€ 899

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:

€ 899 per reservation for max. 7 persons

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

canal boat

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

price per boat, max. 7 guests

€ 349

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 since the last few years, 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:

€ 349 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.

€ 429

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:

€ 429 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399

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:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Utrecht is also transformed into a fairytale city during Advent and Christmas. Between the Christmas trees and warm lights you walk through the alleys of Utrecht, to the heart of the city - the cathedral, which stretches over the rooftops. And as you make your way along the canals, you're sure to find a Christmas gift or two for your loved ones in the many small stores and boutiques.

Trips

€ 49

Utrecht is a diverse city with a lot to discover. From our pier you will be driven to the city centre and then your walking tour begins. Especially the city centre is wonderful to discover on foot. The symbol of the city is the 112-metre-high cathedral, which was built in the city centre. It is almost impossible to get lost! Learn exciting information about the almost 2000 year old history and the fascinating architecture and discover the typical Dutch Hofjes.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,25 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 79

Not far from Utrecht lies the lively and cosy village of Spakenburg. The centre is formed around the old museum harbour with its still very active boatyard. After a walk past historic buildings, the Rode Loods packing house and the old fishermen's cottages, you will be welcomed in the harbour museum with Spakenburg cake and coffee. Learn interesting facts about the history of Spakenburg and exciting anecdotes about life in this hospitable place and enjoy the passing scenery.

Price:

€ 79 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 399

You would like to discover Utrecht individually and not walk through the city with a group? Perhaps you have other interests and would like to visit Utrecht Cathedral or the interior of the richly decorated Janskerk? Your private tour guide will show you the most beautiful corners of the city, according to your wishes.

Price:

€ 399 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.

€ 559

You would like to explore Utrecht individually and get from A to B comfortably?  Then book your private minivan for up to 4 people. Whether alone, as a couple or with new-found friends, explore the corners of Utrecht that you would like to see.

Price:

€ 559 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Minivan

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 449

Explore Utrecht individually as a couple and get from A to B stress-free? Your driver will take you comfortably to museums, shopping or the famous Utrecht Cathedral. An expert tour guide can be booked at the same time if desired.

Price:

€ 449 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Utrecht is also transformed into a fairytale city during Advent and Christmas. Between the Christmas trees and warm lights you walk through the alleys of Utrecht, to the heart of the city - the cathedral, which stretches over the rooftops. And as you make your way along the canals, you're sure to find a Christmas gift or two for your loved ones in the many small stores and boutiques.

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 SENA

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