Overview

Day 1 - Cologne
Day 2 - Mainz
Day 3 - Germersheim / Speyer
Day 4 - Kehl/Strasbourg/Colmar
Day 5 - Koblenz
Day 6 - Return Flight 

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Christmas on the Rhine

A new leisurely cruise aboard the A-ROSA AQUA from Cologne to Strasbourg revealing the fairytale scenery and historic towns of the Rhine with their traditional Christmas atmosphere

Discover the magical Christmas Market ambience of Germany and France. This festive cruise takes you through the sweeping valleys of the Rhine to Strasbourg. Embracing the spirit of Christmas the towns and cities present their famed Advent markets with opportunities to sample mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and seasonal sweets. There is time for independent exploration by foot at the various ports of call, however the emphasis is on cruising and absorbing the Christmas atmosphere.

Key Features

New Cruise
UNESCO Sites
Drinks Included
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 10 – 25

Day 1 Fly to Cologne. Transfer to A-ROSA AQUA for five nights. (D)  

Day 2 Morning cruising amongst beautiful scenery including ruined castles and quaint riverside towns. Lunchtime arrival in Mainz. Optional walking tour of historic Mainz ( (bookable locally) or time to explore the Christmas Market. Cruise to Germersheim overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Arrive in Germersheim in the morning. Travel to Speyer to experience 2,000 years of history, once the centre of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. The UNESCO listed, mighty Speyer Cathedral dominates the city’s skyline. Special Christmas Eve dinner. Cruise to Kehl overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Optional excursion to Strasbourg, capital of Alsace, crisscrossed by canals and with its Gothic cathedral, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and ‘Petite France’. Optional walking tour to Colmar, architecturally captivating and the self-proclaimed capital of Alsatian wine (bookable locally). (B, L, D)

Day 5 Cruise through the Romantic Rhine Valley past Lorelei Rock to Koblenz for an optional walking tour (bookable locally). (B, L, D) 

Day 6 Disembark and return flight. (B) 

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.
Cabins are available from 3pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).
Christmas Markets often close on 23 December.

2022

per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin
Eurowings from Heathrow

Date Price
December 22 £1695

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £335

Cabin Upgrades

Middle Deck (twin/double) £170

Middle Deck (single) £565

Upper Deck (twin/double) £260

Upper Deck (single) £685

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival or departure transfer add £25

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 5 night-cruise, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, UK Tour Manager. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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