From Cologne to Frankfurt, Wertheim, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Regensburg to Engelhartszell (Passau).
It’s like travelling through 1,000 years of history. Just as you are contemplating the heroic tales and atrocities documented by the castles and ruins of the enchanting Middle Rhine Valley, new towers – ones without parapets – spring up on the riverbank. The financial city of Frankfurt proudly flaunts its skyscraper skyline, the only one of its kind in Germany. A vibrant atmosphere welcomes visitors to this economic centre. Art-lovers could easily spend a week exploring the museums on the city’s south bank. Despite the hustle and bustle, the people here are extremely open. Visitors will notice that the “sch”-sound features heavily in their accent. The river carries travellers onwards towards the Main-Danube Canal and back into the more rustic beauty of wonderful, venerable old cities like Würzburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg. Austria and the Danube are drawing near. And you are pulled between an urge to keep travelling and a longing to linger on in the tranquil Engelhartszell.
We are pleased to offer international cruises on selected cruise ships.
Our international ships on the Rhine/Moselle/Main River are A-ROSA AQUA, FLORA and SILVA.
The official languages on board our international ships are both German and English and the ship announcements and all written information is provided in English. As well, our international ships are accompanied by an "International Host" who is your contact person for our international guests and responsible for making sure that you enjoy your cruise to the fullest.
|Cologne, the old Cathedral city, is also one of the most important traffic hubs and commercial centres in Germany, with world famous trade fairs and a busy shipping traffic. Cologne developed out of a Roman colony and looks back on a history of more than 2000 years. In the Middle Ages it was one of the leading towns in Germany. The Second World War destroyed most of the inner city; these parts were rebuilt in a modern style. The landmark and emblem of the city is the Cathedral, a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Other tourist attractions are the town hall, the Malakoff Tower, the St Martin Church and the old abbey.|
|2nd||Frankfurt||2:00 pm||6:00 pm|
|Frankfurt is known for its “Manhattan skyline” with the Messeturm (convention tower) which is the highest building in Europe. The old imperial city is one of the most important trading and economic centres in Germany. Many important banks and the most important stock market are situated in Frankfurt. Frankfurt was the birthplace of J.W. v. Goethe and its many universities, theatre and museums provide a diversified cultural life.|
|3rd||Wertheim||1:00 pm||5:00 pm|
|The town of Wertheim is regarded by the Germans themselves as a small and beautiful town along the Main. It developed on an easily-defended site where the Tauber river joins the Main. Wertheim Castle is the second largest castle ruin in southern Germany. The historical old centre of the city has a great deal to offer, e.g. delightful timber-framed houses and the Gothic town church with the tombs of the Graves of Wertheim.|
|4th||Würzburg||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Würzburg is the capital of the government district of Lower Franconia with 122, 000 inhabitants. The city is located on the flat right bank overlooked by the huge Marienberg Fortress surrounded by vineyards. The city and the Marienberg Fortress were occupied and plundered by the Swedish Army in the Thirty Years´ War. But this time of destruction was followed by a “Golden Age” under Prince-Bishop Philipp von Schonborn, who embellished Würzburg with splendid buildings and churches that can still be visited today.|
|5th||Bamberg||1:00 pm||10:00 pm|
|6th||Nuremberg||9:00 am||7:00 pm|
|Nuremberg is a lively city of about half a million inhabitants. It is the second largest Bavarian city with a visible history of almost one thousand years. Nuremberg boasts a unique mixture of tradition and modernity. Worth visiting are the traditional markets and the historical main hall. The city is also well known for its famous Christmas Market and gingerbread.|
|7th||Regensburg||8:00 am||1:00 pm|
|Regensburg is a city of outstanding historic significance. The authentically preserved medieval character of the old town allows Regensburg since 2006 to hold the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other tourist attractions in the city are its churches, architectural monuments, museums and galleries.|
|8th||Engelhartszell (Passau)||7:00 am||1:00 am|
*at least one parent or adult with parental consent in the cabin, only valid with the "Premium all inclusive" rate and for the cruise portion of the journey
**In Paris and Lyon, the transfer is only included when booking train ticket through A-ROSA.
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 € 299 per person
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 € 68 per car (fenced parking lot)
Price from € 77 per car (roofed parking space)
BY TRAIN TO COLOGNE / REGENSBURG / ENGELHARTSZELL
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 € 69 per person (without BahnCard 2nd Class)