Cologne to Cologne
5 night Rhine Legends
Cologne to Rüdesheim, Germersheim (Speyer), Strasbourg (Kehl), Mainz and Koblenz to Cologne.

 

Even UNESCO fell in love with the Middle Rhine Valley. This World Heritage Site invites your romantic fantasies to run wild. What kind of adventures did the heroic residents of the mighty castles have? What did they fight for? For faith, countries, power or love? And how much truth is there in the legend about Lorelei and all the sailors who sank in the river’s wild currents (currents that have since been tamed) because of her? A wonderful backdrop to which everyone – not just romantics, but anyone with a vivid imagination and an interest in history – can raise a glass of excellent regional wine. And as you do so, you can recall the wonderful experiences of the past few days and look forward to the coming ones, when you’ll encounter stunning scenes of natural beauty along with some of the most magnificent cities along the Rhine.

ITINERARY

Day
Port
Arr
Dep
Comments
1
Cologne (Germany)
6:00pm
Embarkation 2:00pm
2
Rudesheim (Germany)
1:00am
6:00pm
Free time to explore
3
Germersheim - Speyer(Germany)
08:00am
6:00pm
Free time to explore or optional excursion
Strasbourg - Kehl (Germany)
08:00am
6:00pm
Free time to explore Trier or optional excursion
5
Mainz (Germany)
06:00am 12:00pm  
5
Koblenz (Germany)
6:30pm
9:30pm
Free time to explore Koblenz or optional excursion
6
Cologne (Germany)
05:00am
Disembarkation 9:00

 

 

Detailed Itinerary:


Day 1: Cologne, Germany    (Embarkation)

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.

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.

Day 2: Rudesheim

The town describes its biggest attraction, the world-famous Drosselgasse, as ‘144 metres of joie de vivre’. This centre of Rhine Romanticism once inspired poets and musicians – it was here that Brahms composed his Symphony No. 3. Rüdesheim is the best-known spot in the Rheingau and has plenty of cultural attractions, including stately homes and fortifications. And no visit to the towns and countryside of this area of the Rhine would be complete without a Rüdesheim coffee, which was invented here.

Day 3: Germersheim (Speyer)

Welcome to the Upper Rhine. Germersheim is only about 20 km from the city of Speyer, which is over 2000 years old. Speyer is Germany’s oldest planned medieval town. Speyer’s most prominent monument is its cathedral. As one of the country’s most important High Romanesque cathedrals, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are sure to have an enjoyable day in Speyer.

Day 4: Strasbourg (Kehl)

Today your Rhine river cruise will call at Strasbourg – a centre of European policymaking. With its medieval half-timbered houses and its elegant city palaces, Strasbourg really stands out from the crowd. But the highlight is the cathedral. From its viewing platform, the city’s half-timbered houses appear as small as pieces from a model railway set. Enjoy your day in the French part of the Rhine region!

Day 5: Mainz - Koblenz

Mainz bleibt Mainz (or ‘Mainz is always Mainz’) is more than a carnival motto. It is an expression of the easy-going way of life that makes the locals proud of their city, makes it easy for non-locals to settle in and helps visitors to enjoy their stay here. With 2,000 years of history, Mainz is not just one of the oldest cities in Germany – it is also a place where you can see history come alive wherever you turn.

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.

Day 6: Cologne (Disembarkation)

Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after breakfast.

 

 

2024 Per Person Cruise Only Fares   



Departure Ship Cat (S) Deck 1
Back Deck
Cat (A) / (G) Family
Deck 1
Cat (B) Deck 3 Window Cat (C) Deck 2 French Doors Cat (D) Deck 3 French Doors Cat (E) Deck 3 Jr Suite with French Doors Cat (F) Deck 3 Balcony Suite
 18-Mar-24 Silva $1,143 $1,307 $1,525 $1,143 $1,252 $1,579 $1,906
 22-Mar-24 Aqua $1,143 $1,307   $1,143 $1,252    
 23-Mar-24 Silva $1,143 $1,307 $1,525 $1,143 $1,252 $1,579 $1,906
 27-Mar-24 Aqua $1,143 $1,307   $1,143 $1,252    
 01-Apr-24 Aqua $1,143 $1,307   $1,143 $1,252    
 19-Oct-24 Aqua $1,143 $1,307   $1,143 $1,252    
 24-Oct-24 Aqua $1,143 $1,307   $1,143 $1,252    
 29-Oct-24 Aqua $1,143 $1,307   $1,143 $1,252    
 03-Nov-24 Aqua $1,143 $1,307   $1,143 $1,252    

 

PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH EXCHANGE RATE

 

Children under 15 cruise free with an adult in the cabin on lower deck cabins. They receive a 30% discount on upper deck cabins..

REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, listed INCLUDED excursions, and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.

 

 

 

3 Deck

3 Deck  
Deck 3
Cabins are Cat D with
French Doors

Deck 2
Cabins are Cat C with 
French doors

Deck 1
4 back cabins 
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A

 

4 Deck Ship

 

Deck 4 Deck 4
Deck 3 Deck 3
Green Cabins are Cat D with
French doors, Lite blue is Jr Suite with French Doors and Dark blue are suites with balconies
Deck 2 Deck 2
Cabins are Cat C with 
French doors
Deck 1 Deck 1
2 yellow cabins 
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A