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Rhine City Experiences 2023

Itinerary

Rhine Metropolises

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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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

€ 449.00

Rotterdam shows off one impressive sight after another, from its beautiful skyline to the historic harbour, as well as the Wilhelmina Pier with the Hotel New York and the colourful market hall building. There is a lot to see in Rotterdam, and your private English-speaking tour guide will be happy to give you an individual tour of this multifaceted city with the highlights you want to see.

Price:

€ 449.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 599.00

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:

€ 599.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 559.00

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:

€ 559.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 659.00

Join us on a tour of Rotterdam past the city's landmarks, such as the Kubus Apartments or the Wittehuis, to the unique Market Hall. With its remarkable building, it attracts all eyes. It combines living space, grocery shops and various market stalls with delicious delicacies. Stroll through the market hall and decide which stall you would like to stop at to taste the different delicacies. Whether cheese or sausage, typical Dutch specialities or delicious donuts, there is a taste for everyone!

Price:

€ 659.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 75.00

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:

€ 75.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 29.00

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:

€ 29.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

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

€ 349.00

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:

€ 349.00

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 459.00

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:

€ 459.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399.00

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:

€ 399.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 959.00

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:

€ 959.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

Boat and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

price per boat, max. 7 Guests

€ 429.00

Discover Amsterdam's unique canals by pedal boat. From the ship you walk to the famous Keizersgracht and from there you can start right away. While the sun is reflecting in the water, you pass the beautiful canal houses and enjoy the charm of the canals. There is no better way to discover the architectural history and the historical sights. A English-speaking tour guide can be booked on request.

Price:

€ 429.00

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

walking and pedal boat

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 49.00

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:

€ 49.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

The programme may vary

€ 79.00

A myriad of tulips, crocuses, daffodils and other bulb flowers provide a sea of colour at Keukenhof. No less than 7 million flowers are planted here every year for 30 shows. The walkways through the 32-hectare park lead to seven inspirational gardens. And if the weather doesn't play ball, you can always marvel at the splendour of the various pavilions. Everywhere you will discover the motto 'A World of Colours'. Bright colours, pastels, from light to dark. Discover a colourful sea of flowers.

Takes place only on the following cruises:
22 March | 27 March 2023

Price:

€ 79.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

excursion is only offered for departures between 21 March and 10 May 2021.

€ 55.00

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.

Takes place only on the following cruise:
18 November 2023

Price:

€ 55.00

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 45.00

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:

€ 45.00

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Boat and walking

Level:

Leicht

Take a leisurely stroll along the idyllic canals and discover the many different pubs, boutiques, shops, museums, monuments and gardens in the cultural city of Utrecht.

Trips

€ 429.00

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:

€ 429.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 559.00

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:

€ 559.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 399.00

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:

€ 399.00

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 15

Would you like to explore Utrecht's treasures on your own? Then let's go! About 4 kilometres separate our berth from this charming city. We will take you comfortably to the city centre by coach and pick you up again about 2.5 hours later.

Price:

€ 15

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

€ 52.00

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:

€ 52.00

Duration:

approx. 3.75 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 79.00

Join us to the largest castle of The Netherlands and travel back to the golden age of Kasteel De Haar. The castle was built by a noble family on the ruins of an old castle between 1892 and 1912 and has many stories in store for you. The castle welcomes you as it once did to many celebrities, from Brigitte Bardot to Coco Chanel, Roger Moore and many more. Let yourself be taken back to the 20th century and discover the fairytale castle with its colourful gardens, towers and battlements and luxurious interior.

Price:

€ 79.00

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Take a leisurely stroll along the idyllic canals and discover the many different pubs, boutiques, shops, museums, monuments and gardens in the cultural city of Utrecht.

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.

  • Indulge all day, every day: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with live-cooking stations, embarkation refreshment and daily teatime snack
    NEW: The choice between a-la-carte dining and buffet-style dinner as well as special Welcome & Farewell dinners*
  • High-quality drinks throughout the day: including tea, speciality coffees, water, soft drinks, beers, wines as well as a wide selection of sparkling wines, cocktails, and long drinks (also available outside dining hours)
  • NEW: Culinary treats such as midnight snacks and regional delicacies included on many journeys
  • NEW: An included half-day excursion with regional highlights during the day and a special culinary experience onboard in the evening (cruises of 7-nights+)
  • Increased Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 31 Dec 2022 and increased Early Booking Discounts until 28 Feb 2023 and 31 Aug 2023
  • NEW: Room service for all cabin grades
  • Kids up to 15 years of age cruise for free on deck 1**
  • Free change of reservation until 30 days prior to departure
  • NEW: Our Destination Scouts will help you make the most of every city experience with insider tips and recommendations
  • Varied onboard entertainment programme
  • NEW: Performances by regional artists (up to twice a week on cruises 7 nights+)
  • NEW: Special & Event Cruises in the off-peak seasons
  • 15 % discount on wellness and beauty treatments at SPA-ROSA
  • NEW: A-ROSA App & free e-bikes for independent exploration (first come, first served basis)
  • Ship transfers
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)

* A-ROSA SENA: An à la carte dinner will be available at the SENA GRILL for a surcharge. | A-ROSA ALVA: served main course at dinner
** Up to 15 years of age: kids travel for free on deck 1, if accompanied by one full fare paying adult (G-grade cabins 2 adults). Deck 2 and above 30% child discount. For the A-ROSA ALVA (Douro) and A-ROSA SENA (Rhine) other children’s discounts may apply.
*** A-ROSA ALVA: E-bike rental not available.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 28 Feb 2023 and you will benefit from our attractive 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, Air France, Swiss

From Munich, Berlin, Vienna or Zurich incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 339 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 € 78 per car (fenced parking lot)
Price from € 81 per car (roofed parking space

Luxury in the middle of the city center is what the Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Cologne offers you. The panoramic elevator with a view of the cathedral takes you to your chic room, which includes everything you need to work and relax. In addition, an exclusive fitness and wellness area (fee required) with glass-roofed pool and the chic Harry's New-York Bar await you.

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

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double Occupancy 

€ 119 pp

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 pp

Double Occupancy 

€ 129 pp

2 rooms with connecting door for families 

€ 209 pp

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.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double Occupancy 

€ 109 pp

for the following seasons:

01.03.-02.04.2023
17.04.-17.05.2023
21.05.-25.05.2023
31.05.-07.06.2023
07.08.-01.10.2023
16.10.-29.10.2023
SUN - THU

Double Occupancy 

€ 79 pp

for the following seasons:

01.03.-02.04.2023
17.04.-17.05.2023
21.05.-25.05.2023
31.05.-07.06.2023
07.08.-01.10.2023
16.10.-29.10.2023
FRI - SAT

Double Occupancy 

€ 79 pp

for the following seasons:

03.04.-16.04.2023
18.05.-20.05.2023
26.05.-30.05.2023
08.06.-06.08.2023
02.10.-15.10.2023
30.10.-05.11.2023

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 pp

for the following seasons:

01.03.-02.04.2023
17.04.-17.05.2023
21.05.-25.05.2023
31.05.-07.06.2023
07.08.-01.10.2023
16.10.-29.10.2023
SUN - THU

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 pp

for the following seasons:

01.03.-02.04.2023
17.04.-17.05.2023
21.05.-25.05.2023
31.05.-07.06.2023
07.08.-01.10.2023
16.10.-29.10.2023
FRI - SAT

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 pp

for the following seasons:

03.04.-16.04.2023
18.05.-20.05.2023
26.05.-30.05.2023
08.06.-06.08.2023
02.10.-15.10.2023
30.10.-05.11.2023

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.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double Occupancy 

€ 119 pp

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 pp

Double Occupancy 

€ 129 pp

Single Occupancy 

€ 209 pp

Double Occupancy 

€ 159 pp

Single Occupancy 

€ 279 pp

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 SENA

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A-ROSA SENA