7nights

Romance on the Main Cologne - Nuremberg

Itinerary

Romance on the Main
Routenkarte Main Romantik ab Koeln

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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Discover Koblenz during your Rhine cruise. Its history dates back over 2,000 years, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities – and one of its most picturesque, with a wealth of sights and cultural attractions. Marvel at Koblenz’s palaces, stately homes, grand townhouses, narrow lanes and romantic corners. And watch as our A-ROSA ship sails close to the famous Deutsches Eck headland.

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Trips

€ 39

The breath-taking cable car ride across the Rhine and up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress should not be missed: Behind you the roofs of Koblenz, below you the broad river and in front of you the gigantic fortress Ehrenbreitstein. This adjective is by no means an exaggeration, as you will be entering the second largest preserved fortress in Europe. Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III ordered the construction as part of an anti-French military line. Up to 6,500 craftsmen and day labourers were employed. The mighty fortress rises 118 metres above the Rhine and was once the core of the fortification around Koblenz. Together with the Deutsches Eck (German Corner), it forms the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Afterwards we will walk through the old town back to the ship.

NOTE:This excursion is only possible for travel dates between March and October 2021.

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

cable car and on foot

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable for travel dates between March and October 2020. Return trip by cable car.

Welcome to Goethe’s birthplace! Here’s another historical fact while we’re at it: this is where the first German national assembly met in 1848. Today, the metropolis on the Main is home to the headquarters of major banks and is also one of Germany’s most important centres of business and commerce. Frankfurt is also known for its many futuristic-looking high-rises. You’ll get a closer view of them when your Rhine cruise takes you along the Main river.

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Trips

€ 45

The skyline, its old town, apple cider - Frankfurt does not fit into any one category. And that's great, because contrasts are exciting. This combination of a city walk and a bus tour takes you to modern boulevards and along the mighty bank skyscrapers, to the quaint district of Sachsenhausen with its apple wine taverns and the historic Römerberg (Roman Mountain). The eponymous 'Roman' has been the city hall since the 15th century. No less impressive is the Baroque Hauptwache (Main Guard House), the Old Opera and the magnificent neoclassical rotunda of St. Paul's Church.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Frankfurt erkunden
€ 29

Frankfurt’s well-known Kleinmarkthalle – an indoor food market – is less than a kilometre from our berth. This is definitely not your average market hall: it’s a Frankfurt institution. It has developed well beyond its original function of providing the locals with fruit and vegetables, becoming a symbol of international and intercultural connection – and it’s certainly not just for gourmets. Our head chef will accompany you to different stalls and introduce you to typical Frankfurt specialities, such as the famous Green Sauce.

Price:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Hint:

The number of participants is limited.

Provisions:

typical Frankfurt specialities

With its well-preserved city wall, narrow alleyways, richly decorated half-timbered houses and picturesque market square, Wertheim is quaint and relatively authentic. The ruined castle, perched on a hill, is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. In his 1862 account of the Main region, Karl Baedeker describes Wertheim as the high point of the entire trip. You can put this claim to the test yourself during your Rhine cruise.

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Trips

€ 29

Your berth in Wertheim is located only a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of the medieval town of Wertheim. Once 18 city gates served as the entrée and you will enter the town through one of these historic city gates before strolling through the market square and admiring the Angel Fountain and the Protestant Collegiate Church and finally arriving at the glass museum. Here you will learn many interesting facts about the production and the use of glass from antiquity to modern times. One of the glassblowers will also demonstrate the art of glass blowing.

Price:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

on foot

Today your romantic river cruise will stop off in Würzburg. This old seat of bishops straddles the River Main. As a university city, Würzburg has an excellent reputation. A centre of Franconian winemaking, it is also the economic hub of Lower Franconia. The city is dominated by its medieval fortress, the Marienberg. A varied visit awaits you here!

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Trips

€ 49

On this excursion you will first discover the old town during a city walk. Afterwards a bus will take you up to the Marienberg Fortress, the widely visible and prominent landmark of Würzburg. Originally, the fortress served as a Celtic refuge castle which was built around 704. Later, the first church of Würzburg was built here and in the early 13th century the first fortified castle was added, which was rebuilt several times during the Renaissance and Baroque time.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Bamberg’s unmistakeable cityscape is an architectural masterpiece that took 1,000 years to create. Overlooked by its unique cathedral, Bamberg is a work of art in and of itself, with a wealth of listed buildings that bring together the Gothic and bourgeois baroque styles. This old Franconian seat of bishops and emperors dazzles visitors with its splendid cathedral, its churches and monasteries, its bridges, alleyways and squares, and its half-timbered houses and baroque facades.

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Trips

€ 39

You will reach the romantic Franconian metropolis in just a few minutes by bus from the berth, which is located a little distance outside of the city. During an extensive tour, you will experience just how unique Bamberg is. You can still feel the charm of the past in this historic town with its cathedral, churches and monasteries, bridges, narrow streets and squares, with half-timbered houses and baroque facades. The tour takes about two hours and after some free time, the bus will take you back to the ship.

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

There’s so much to say about Nuremberg – and this city in Franconia has so many attributes. It’s the city of Wagner’s Master-Singers, Dürer, the Christkindlmarket, gingerbread and bratwurst. This means that you can choose what you’d like to focus on. Interested in food and drink, or culture? Or both? You’re bound to find what you’re looking for here. On this cruise along the Rhine and Main, a stroll through Nuremberg will definitely be worth it.

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Trips

€ 49

The bus ride from the ship’s mooring point to the centre of Bavaria’s second-largest city takes a few minutes. Nuremberg’s principal landmark – the distinctive Imperial Castle – towers above the city, dominating its skyline. This castle, where all of the Holy Roman Emperors from 1050 to 1571 stayed at one time or another, is one of the most important imperial palaces of the Middle Ages. Your tour will begin with a bus transfer into the centre of Nuremberg. The old town has retained its character despite having sustained heavy damage in World War Two. During a walking tour you’ll see sights such as the medieval city walls – one of the most important fortifications in Europe – plus the churches of Saint Lawrence and Saint Sebald. The Handwerkerhof (craftsmen’s courtyard) offers traditional handicrafts and Franconian hospitality against a charming backdrop.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

€ 25

Would you like to explore Nuremberg’s historic city centre on your own? Then let’s go! Approximately five kilometres separate our berth from this enchanting city. Our bus will take you comfortably to the city centre and bring you back to the ship about three hours later.

Price:

€ 25 per person

Duration:

ca. 3,5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

€ 25

Would you like to explore Nuremberg’s historic city centre on your own? Then let’s go! Approximately five kilometres separate our berth from this enchanting city. Our bus will take you comfortably to the city centre and bring you back to the ship about three hours later.

Price:

€ 25 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

There’s so much to say about Nuremberg – and this city in Franconia has so many attributes. It’s the city of Wagner’s Master-Singers, Dürer, the Christkindlmarket, gingerbread and bratwurst. This means that you can choose what you’d like to focus on. Interested in food and drink, or culture? Or both? You’re bound to find what you’re looking for here. On this cruise along the Rhine and Main, a stroll through Nuremberg will definitely be worth it.

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Trip Packages

€ 155

BOOK AN EXCURSION PACKAGE AND SAVE!

The package includes several excursions at one special price. You will save compared to booking the excursions individually. Take advantage and make the most out of your A-ROSA holiday.

CITY WALK AND CITY TOUR AROUND FRANKFURT (approx. 3 h)
The skyline, its old town, apple cider - Frankfurt does not fit into any one category. And that's great, because contrasts are exciting. This combination of a city walk and a bus tour takes you to modern boulevards and along the mighty bank skyscrapers, to the quaint district of Sachsenhausen with its apple wine taverns and the historic Römerberg (Roman Mountain). The eponymous 'Roman' has been the city hall since the 15th century. No less impressive is the Baroque Hauptwache (Main Guard House), the Old Opera and the magnificent neoclassical rotunda of St. Paul's Church.

NUREMBERG, THE CAPITAL OF FRANCONIA (approx. 3,5 h)
The bus ride from the ship’s mooring point to the centre of Bavaria’s second-largest city takes a few minutes. Nuremberg’s principal landmark – the distinctive Imperial Castle – towers above the city, dominating its skyline. This castle, where all of the Holy Roman Emperors from 1050 to 1571 stayed at one time or another, is one of the most important imperial palaces of the Middle Ages. Your tour will begin with a bus transfer into the centre of Nuremberg. The old town has retained its character despite having sustained heavy damage in World War Two. During a walking tour you’ll see sights such as the medieval city walls – one of the most important fortifications in Europe – plus the churches of Saint Lawrence and Saint Sebald. The Handwerkerhof (craftsmen’s courtyard) offers traditional handicrafts and Franconian hospitality against a charming backdrop.

CITY WALK THROUGH WERTHEIM AND GLASS MUSEUM (approx. 2,5 h)
Your berth in Wertheim is located only a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of the medieval town of Wertheim. Once 18 city gates served as the entrée and you will enter the town through one of these historic city gates before strolling through the market square and admiring the Angel Fountain and the Protestant Collegiate Church and finally arriving at the glass museum. Here you will learn many interesting facts about the production and the use of glass from antiquity to modern times. One of the glassblowers will also demonstrate the art of glass blowing.

MARIENBERG FORTRESS AND WÜRZBURG'S OLD TOWN (approx. 3,5 h)On this excursion you will first discover the old town during a city walk. Afterwards a bus will take you up to the Marienberg Fortress, the widely visible and prominent landmark of Würzburg. Originally, the fortress served as a Celtic refuge castle which was built around 704. Later, the first church of Würzburg was built here and in the early 13th century the first fortified castle was added, which was rebuilt several times during the Renaissance and Baroque time.

Special price for children:  108,50

Hint:

The excursions take place on the corresponding travel days.

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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.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 31 Jul 2021 and you will benefit from our attractive Double 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, 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 SILVA

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A-ROSA FLORA

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