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4 Rhine Enchanting Christmas Markets A cruise that’s as festive as any sleigh ride. 2018

From Cologne to Rüdesheim, Mainz, Frankfurt and Koblenz to Cologne.

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12/19 - 12/23/2018
From € 559 Per Person
Premium all inclusive | Cabin A
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City Cruises

Magical Christmas markets huddle together in narrow timber-framed streets. Rüdesheim is in the Christmas mood. Celebrate with a glass of punch! Or perhaps with one of the world-famous local wines? Frankfurt’s towering Christmas tree proves that the city is as good at Christmas as it is at finance. One of Germany’s prettiest Christmas markets takes place every winter between the old Römerberg area and the historical St. Paul’s Church. The market and the rest of the city are overflowing with Christmas gift ideas for loved ones. And for yourself. Mainz’s Nikolose Market has a history stretching back more than 200 years. Today you can enjoy a mulled wine and Christmas baking in the market square in front of the mighty cathedral. As you do so, admire the lights twinkling around the colourful Renaissance façades of the historical buildings surrounding the market. The panorama of the Middle Rhine Valley – which, with its enchanting valleys and mountains dotted with knight’s castles, itself calls for a celebration – will accompany you onwards to Koblenz. Wrap up with a scarf and hat, and head out onto the ice! Experience the aroma of sugared almonds as you skate around the romantic rink in this old Roman city, with Christmas music accompanying the clip-clop of picturesque horse-drawn carriages. More Christmassy even than in Santa's grotto.

International Cruises

We are pleased to offer international cruises on selected cruise ships.

Our international ships on the Rhine 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.

Rhine Enchanting Christmas Markets
Harbour Arrival Departure
1st Cologne 5:00 pm
Reiseverlauf Rhine River Cruise 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 Rüdesheim 9:00 am 1:00 pm
Reiseverlauf Rhine River Cruise Rüdesheim, an ancient little town, stretches along the Rhine under the hills of the Niederwald. The best vineyards are traditionally said to have been planted with Traminer vines by Charlemagne. The excellent local wines and the charming and varied scenery have enabled Rüdesheim to develop since the end of the 19th century into one of the busiest tourist and holiday centres on the Middle Rhine, with a host of friendly restaurants and wine taverns, particularly along the famous Drosselgasse. Rüdesheim has two castles – the Oberburg and the Vorderburg – both were built in the 12th century.
Mainz 3:00 pm 11:00 pm
Reiseverlauf Rhine River Cruise Mainz is a historic old town, a former Electoral residence, seat of an Archbishop and also the city of Gutenberg. The city is a focal point of the western end of the Rhine-Main economic region. Around 1450 Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing with movable type, set up his press in Mainz. Points of interest are the St Martin and St Stephen cathedrals, the castle of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum.
3rd Frankfurt 8:00 am 11:00 pm
Reiseverlauf Rhine River Cruise 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. 
4th Loreley Passage
Koblenz 3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Reiseverlauf Rhine River Cruise Koblenz is not just where history meets modernity, but also where the Rhine meets the Mosel: at the “Deutsches Eck” (“German Corner”) the two rivers join each other in front of the equestrian statue of Emperor William I.
5th Cologne 6:00 am
Reiseverlauf Rhine River Cruise 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.

Your A-ROSA Premium all inclusive:

  • A-ROSA river cruise in the booked cabin category; choose your favourite cabin and cabin number (depending on availability)
  • A-ROSA FullBoardPlus: Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, an embarkation snack, as well as teatime
  • On many cruises seasonal additions, such as a light meal or midnight snack
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialties, soft drinks, beer, as well as sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and longdrinks. Also outside of the meal times. Some specialities such as champagne and rarities are excluded and will be charged extra.
  • English speaking tour guide and hotel management
  • Transfer from the train station to the ship and back**; for A-ROSA flight bookings the airport transfer to the ship and back
  • Free cabin water
  • Children (2–15 years) who are accompanied by a parent travel free of charge in the same cabin (limited allotment)*
  • A-ROSA Early Booking Discount for bookings made by 28 FEB or 31 AUG 2018
  • 15% discount on SPA treatments
  • Cabin greeting and farewell present
  • Bathroom products and bath robe in cabin
  • Free use of board facilities (SPA, gym etc.)
  • Daily varied onboard entertainment programme
  • Port charges
  • Free choice of travel date, ship, itinerary, cabin category and cabin number
  • 4% mini group discount (min. 6 guests)
  • Low cancellation fee up to 31 days prior to departure (25 %)
  • No rebooking fees (up to 30 days prior to departure) for the first change
  • And even more benefits and advantages


*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.

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    Comfortable cabins

    • Generous cabins: 14,5 to feel good
    • Category C/D: Modern and timeless design and French balcony for a perfect view
    • Category S: affordable and family friendly with sofa bed

    SPA-ROSA

    • First-class spa offerings with products from BABOR and ST. BARTH
    • Generous SPA-area
    • Professional trainers
    • Beauty and cosmetic treatments
    • Panorama sauna as well as bio-sanarium
    • Whirlpool on the deck

      Restaurant and Bar

      • Light cuisine, paired with regional specialties and special theme nights
      • A-ROSA Dining - a seated 4-course dinner in a relaxed atmosphere
      • Indoor and outdoor restaurant areas
      • Pleasant atmosphere: no dress code or fixed seating
      • Selected wines and exotic cocktails at the bar, in a stylish atmosphere

       

       

       

      Decks and Cabins

      OUTBOUND & RETURN FLIGHT; E.G. WITH LUFTHANSA, AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, GERMANWINGS, EUROWINGS, KLM, SWISS

      From various German airports, Vienna or Zurich to Amsterdam, Basel and Cologne, incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

      Flights from € 229 per person

      BY TRAIN TO COLOGNE

      Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Cologne.

      Train from Cologne from € 89 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 Cologne, Amsterdam, Basel, Passau in a guarded car park for the length of your cruise.

      Price from € 74 per car (roofed parking space)

      Enquiries and Booking

      PHONE +49 (0) 381 - 202 60 01

      E-Mail: service@a-rosa.de

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      Departure Date Ship prices from
      12/19/2018 A-ROSA SILVA € 559 € 559 Check Availability
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      Rhine River Cruise

      A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

      • River cruise in the booked cabin category with free choice of cabin number (depending on availability)
      • A-ROSA FullBoardPlus: With breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and live cooking
      • High-quality drinks included throughout the day
      • Children 15 years old and under travel for free*
      • Early Booking Discount until 02/28/2018
      • 15 % discount on SPA treatments
      • Free use of onboard facilities
      • You can look forward to even more advantages, such as exclusive discounts and free wi-fi!

      *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