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Rhine Metropolises

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Rhine Metropolises
Routenkarte Rhein Metropolen

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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The port city of Antwerp is an absolute must-see. Rich in art and culture, it is also known as the ‘Diamond City’ due to its important role in the diamond trade. Antwerp is particularly enjoyable for foodies, thanks to the many tasty Belgian specialities on offer there – including waffles, chocolates and chips.

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Trips

€ 52

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:

€ 52 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Antwerpens Highlights
€ 299

Are you interested in exploring the diamond district in more depth? Or would you like to find out where to buy the best chocolates? Your private, local tour guide is an expert on Antwerp and can show you all of its highlights. You’ll decide exactly what you want to see and do, depending on your own personal interests.

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

by foot

Hint:

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

€ 369

Let your private driver take you around the city and show you the highlights of Antwerp. It’s up to you to decide what you want to see: The Cathedral of Our Lady or the diamond district, perhaps? You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish – a great way to find out everything you wanted to know about this beautiful city.

Price:

€ 369 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

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

€ 399

Booking a private people carrier will ensure that you travel through the city in comfort, whether you choose to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, the diamond district or the fourth most beautiful train station in the world. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Enjoy getting to know the fantastic city of Antwerp on a tour that’s as individual as you are.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

minivan and by foot

Hint:

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

The port city of Antwerp is an absolute must-see. Rich in art and culture, it is also known as the ‘Diamond City’ due to its important role in the diamond trade. Antwerp is particularly enjoyable for foodies, thanks to the many tasty Belgian specialities on offer there – including waffles, chocolates and chips.

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Trips

€ 55

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:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Brüssel entdecken
€ 299

Are you interested in exploring the diamond district in more depth? Or would you like to find out where to buy the best chocolates? Your private, local tour guide is an expert on Antwerp and can show you all of its highlights. You’ll decide exactly what you want to see and do, depending on your own personal interests.

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

by foot

Hint:

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

€ 369

Let your private driver take you around the city and show you the highlights of Antwerp. It’s up to you to decide what you want to see: The Cathedral of Our Lady or the diamond district, perhaps? You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish – a great way to find out everything you wanted to know about this beautiful city.

Price:

€ 369 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

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

€ 399

Booking a private people carrier will ensure that you travel through the city in comfort, whether you choose to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, the diamond district or the fourth most beautiful train station in the world. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Enjoy getting to know the fantastic city of Antwerp on a tour that’s as individual as you are.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

minivan and by foot

Hint:

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

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

€ 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

Hint:

The programme may vary.

€ 39

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.

Only offered on the following cruise dates: 22.10. | 27.10. | 30.10.2021

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

canal boat

€ 65

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.

This excursion is only offered for the following cruise dates: 25.03. | 27.03. | 01.04. | 06.04.2021

Price:

€ 65 per person

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Hint:

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

Keukenhof in Amsterdam
€ 799

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:

€ 799 per reservation for max. 7 persons

Duration:

approx. 2.5 h

Transport:

canal boat

Hint:

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

Grachtentour in Amsterdam am Abend
€ 329

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:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online. buchbar. Eine Online Reservierung ist empfehlenswert. Privater deutschsprachiger Reiseleiter für bis zu 4 Personen.

€ 369

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:

€ 369 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

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

€ 399

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:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

minivan and by foot

Hint:

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

€ 99

Amsterdam is perfect for Segway tours. After a maximum of half an hour's introduction, you will explore the multicultural metropolis with your guide. Besides the historic canals and the harbour area, you will also experience modern architecture and outstanding sights. During the tour your guide will tell you many exciting and surprising details.

Price:

€ 99 per person

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

Segway

Hint:

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

Helau! Carnival is at home in the German city of Düsseldorf. But this Rhine metropolis has a lot more to offer beyond that. The state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia enchants visitors with its long history, its diverse range of cultural attractions (including museums and theatres) and its offbeat architecture. And you’ll find Fortuna here too – in the form of a football club. Lucky you! Discover Düsseldorf during your Rhine cruise and you’ll have plenty of stories to tell when you get home.

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Trips

€ 55

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:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Düsseldorf und Rheinturm

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.

  • 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
  • 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

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.

Double Occupancy 

€ 109 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Double Occupancy 

€ 79p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Double Occupancy 

€ 79 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

28.03.-10.04.2021
12.05.-15.05.2021
22.05.-26.05.2021
02.07.-21.08.2021
15.10.-23.10.2021
29.10.-02.11.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

10.01.-27.03.2021
11.04.-11.05.2021
16.05.-21.05.2021
27.05.-01.07.2021
22.08.-14.10.2021
24.10.-28.10.2021

Single Occupancy 

€ 139 p. p.

incl. breakfast

for the following seasons:

28.03.-10.04.2021
12.05.-15.05.2021
22.05.-26.05.2021
02.07.-21.08.2021
15.10.-23.10.2021
29.10.-02.11.2021

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.

Double Occupancy 

€ 119 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 179 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Double Occupancy 

€ 129 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 209 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Double Occupancy 

€ 159 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Single Occupancy 

€ 279 p. p.

incl. breakfast

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 BRAVA

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