Our international ships:
From Cologne to Boppard, Oberwesel, Mainz, Strasbourg (Kehl), Breisach and Cruising Day to Cologne.
Rhine Romanticism began with the travelogues of Goethe, Hölderlin and Kleist in the 18th century. Around 100 years later, Richard Wagner completed his musical landmark, “Der Ring des Nibelungen” (“The Ring of the Nibelung”). On the deck of the A-ROSA, it’s easy to understand the desire to pay homage to this wild, rugged landscape, although today we're more likely to write a gushing postcard or text message. But then you observe this natural spectacle through the blazing stars and golden cascades of a glamorous firework display, and you know that while this trip has provided a wealth of new experiences, art, culture relaxation, indulgence and joy, this is truly the high point.
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.
|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||Boppard||5:00 am||2:00 pm|
|The imperial town of Boppard is located close to the narrow horseshoe bend of the Rhine. In the 4th century the Romans replaced their citadel by a stone fortress with 28 towers, which however was soon overrun by Germanic tribes. The former free imperial city was subjugated in 1327 by the elector Balduin von Trier. Balduin immediately had the electoral Trier castle built, thereby forcing the uncooperative inhabitants to accept his rule.|
|Oberwesel||4:00 pm||12:00 am|
|Oberwesel is a romantic, picturesque little wine-growing town with a well-preserved town wall with huge towers. Schönburg Castle is located above the town. The work on this fortified complex started in the 10th century. The castle used to have imposing towers, but only the massive curtain wall has survived until today.|
|3rd||Mainz||6:00 am||7:00 pm|
|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.|
|4th||Strasbourg (Kehl)||1:00 pm||—|
|From the Roman era up until the present day, Strasbourg has played a significant role and had an eventful history. The impressive buildings still bear testament to this today. Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace and a European metropolis with many research-, educational- and cultural institutions; it is also the seat of the European Council of Ministers.|
|5th||Strasbourg (Kehl)||—||10:00 pm|
|6th||Breisach||8:00 am||8:00 pm|
|Breisach is a little wine-growing town with centralised wine cellars. Already settled in the Bronze Age, in the Middle Ages it became an important stronghold. On a rocky hill above the town there is the Stephan Cathedral, started in 1200; it was destroyed in 1945 but has now been restored.|
*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)