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Rhine Christmas Markets South 2022

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Rhine Christmas Markets
Rhine Christmas Markets

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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On your river trip along the southern Rhine, you will also get to know the many faces of Mannheim, the multicultural heart of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Welcome to the city of short distances. The romantic Christmas market at the water tower is one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in Germany.

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Trips

€ 32

Heidelberg shows off its historic city centre in Christmas splendour during the Christmas market season. The atmosphere is unique – the stalls nestle idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town, offering a warming glow of light along one of the longest pedestrian zones in Europe. In the fairy-tale winter woods at the Kornmarkt, over 100 pines and elegantly decorate the market. After about two hours of free time, you will be taken back to your A-ROSA cruise ship.

Price:

€ 32 per person

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

At first, it is the sight of the cathedral in Strasbourg, built of pink sandstone, that captures you automatically. And as soon as the mighty bells begin to play and the choir starts singing its Christmas carols, it is finally there: a truly overwhelming Christmas feeling. Il est né le divin enfant: "The divine child has been born," intones the choir in the enormous nave. The Gothic arches seem to lead straight to heaven, and at this point at the latest, every listener has goose bumps. A Christmas Mass in this world-famous cathedral is unforgettable.

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Trips

€ 62

Strasbourg should not be missed during the pre-Christmas season, not only because it has France’s oldest Christmas Market. Beginning with a short stroll through the old town, the excursion will take you to the world-famous Strasbourg Minster and past numerous old timber-framed houses. Afterwards you will have enough time to explore the delightful Christmas market on your own.

Price:

€ 62 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Weihnachtsmarkt in Strassburg
€ 599

Every year, the Royal Palace in Kirrwiller, Alsace, welcomes the greatest variety artists from all over the world. First enjoy a delicious dinner before being enraptured by this extraordinary show. Pierre Meyer welcomes you to the revue Tresor Show. Experience the cabaret show in the unique ambience of the theatre hall and let yourself be enchanted by the speed of the synchronised dances.

Price:

€ 599 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 6h

Transport:

transfer and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

Only available on Friday and Saturday. This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Provisions:

dinner

€ 399

Discover the best of Strasbourg with your private English-speaking tour guide – whether you opt to explore the European quarter, the former tanners’ quarter Petite France or the cathedral. You’ll decide what you want to do, and your guide will tailor the tour to meet your individual requirements. Walking through Strasbourg is like travelling through time, and you can choose which eras you’d like to experience.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 6 persons

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 529

Would you like to explore Strasbourg on your own while travelling in comfort? Then book a private people carrier for up to six 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 Strasbourg that you’re most interested in.

Price:

€ 529 max. 6 people per reservation

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

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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Trips

€ 45

Mainz is not only known for its 2000-year-old history. Culinary delights also play a major role in Mainz. Mainz is surrounded by Germany's largest wine-growing region 'Rheinhessen'. On this tour you will discover the heart of Mainz's old town and have the chance to try regional wines during a wine tasting.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Provisions:

wine tasting

€ 199

The carnival city of Mainz has a lot to offer. Discover the picturesque old town with its beautiful half-timbered houses, the Rhine promenade or the carnival fountain in a relaxed way with a rickshaw. Without much effort, you will experience the sights of the city and learn interesting facts about Gutenberg, the life and history of Mainz.

Price:

€ 199 per reservation for up to 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Rickshaw and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 289

Walk along the Rhine into the picturesque old town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses. Visit the outstanding Mainz Cathedral St. Martin, the Gutenberg Museum or the Heunensäule. Mainz has a lot to offer in terms of historical buildings and monuments, which you can discover on a walk with your private English-speaking guide.

Price:

€ 289 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.

€ 499

Mainz is famous for Fastnacht, the city's fifth season. The Mainz tradition is reflected in the city, for example in the Fastnachtsmuseum and the Fastnachtsbrunnen. In addition to this tradition, Mainz has a beautiful old town with historical monuments and buildings to offer. Whether it's a visit to a museum or a tour of Mainz's old town, we'll take you comfortably wherever you want to go.

Price:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Minivan

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 469

Come with us to the city where book printing was revolutionised in the 15th century! Whether a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, a stroll through the old town or a short shopping tour. Your private driver will take you comfortably from A to B.

Price:

€ 469 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

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 AQUA

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A-ROSA AQUA

A-ROSA BRAVA

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A-ROSA BRAVA