Cologne to Cologne
7 Night South Rhine Cruise
Although the Rhine is unique, it is certainly not monotonous. Because it constantly shows itself from a different side. Sometimes grim, sometimes sweet. Sometimes magical, sometimes powerful. Sometimes enchanted, sometimes clear. No journey is as varied as a journey on the Rhine. Town houses, cathedrals, castles, palaces? In half-timbered houses, granite or sandstone? Here you go, there is nothing here that doesn't exist. The Rhine is a perfect match for the Baroque and Gothic periods, and it makes its best impression on photos - but its home is actually between wild cliffs and dense forests, between knight's castles and winegrowing villages, whose vineyards it has made fertile in the course of its history.
DAY 1: Cologne (Embarkation)Arrive into Cologne and board your Arosa river cruiser during the afternoon. The ship is scheduled to set sail from Cologne at 5:00 pm and you can enjoy your first dinner on board as the ship heads south along the Rhine.
DAY 2: Mainz
This morning the ship docks at Mainz, one of Germany's most historic cities. Today's optional walking tour of the city will introduce you to some of the highlights such as St Stephen's Church, with its windows by Chagall, St Martin's Cathedral and the university, originally built as a Jesuit college between 1615 and 1618.
DAY 3: Strasbourg (Kehl)The ship will dock in Strasbourg at lunchtime and you have the afternoon free to explore the unique capital of Alsace. Today's optional tour will introduce you to the city which so wonderfully combines the cultures of France and Germany. Strasbourg's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in eastern France, whilst the Old Town - known as 'Petit France', is a true gem. Overnight.
DAY 4: Strasbourg (Kehl)Freetime to explore this charming town. Ship departs at 1pm.
DAY 5: BaselBasel is known as the cultural capital of Switzerland and today you can stroll downtown to discover a variety of museums and galleries. Alternatively join an optional tour which includes a panoramic tour by coach and a walk through the oldest part of the city. You may also wish to take advantage of an optional trip to Lucerne, one of the prettiest Swiss lakeside towns.
DAY 6: BreisachMake sure you have your cameras to hand as you sail into your next port. Perched on a steep cliff above the Rhine, Breisach is picture-perfect with pastel-hued buildings set in beautiful rolling vineyards. Where the Black Forest spills into the Alsace region, this German town shares a lot with its French neighbours - its love of good food and good wine amongst them. Painstakingly reconstructed after almost total devastation in WWII, this pretty port is made for a leisurely day's exploring. We recommend making the climb uphill to St Stephen Cathedral, the town's major landmark and seat of extraordinary views across this attractive region. St. Stephan's church which is home to a beautiful altar by Hans Loi and wall - paintings by Martin Schongauer. Re-board the ship at lunchtime to continue your journey to Koblenz.
DAY 7: Cruising Middle Rhine - KoblenzThe Lorelei Valley is Rhine river scenery at its most romantic, so this morning's sailing is sure to be one of the highlights of your cruise. We recommend letting one of our waiters bring you a coffee as you sit on the Sun Deck of your elegant A-ROSA ship and let the views unfurl in front of your eyes. And what views they are. Each gentle bend in the river delivers something new to admire, steeply-terraced vineyards plunging down towards the river, picture-perfect villages replete with half-timbered houses and Gothic church steeples, fairy tale castles perched on hilltops, rugged cliffs and lush green forests. The Lorelei Valley is river cruising exactly as you imagined it.
DAY 8: Cologne (Disembarkation)Your Southern Rhine Cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after breakfast.
Cologne to Cologne
|1||Cologne (Germany)||5:00pm||Embarkation 2:00pm|
|2||Mainz (Germany)||12:00pm||4:00pm||Optional city tour of Mainz|
|3||Kehl (Germany) Strasbourg (France)||1:00pm||Optional city tour with free time|
|4||Kehl (Germany) Strasbourg (France)||1:00pm|
|5||Basel (Switzerland)||08:30am||7:30pm||Optional city tour with free time|
|7||Lorelei passage in the afternoon|
|8||Cologne (Germany)||06:00am||Disembarkation 09:00|
- subject to changes -
2022 Per Person Cruise Only Fares
|Departure||Ship||Cat (S) Deck 1
|Cat (C) Deck 2 French Doors||Cat (D) Deck 3 French Doors||Cat (G)
|Cat (E) Deck 3 Jr Suite with French Doors||Cat (F) Deck 3 Balcony Suite|
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, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), 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 Ship
Cabins are Cat D with
4 back cabins
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A
4 Deck Ship
Green Cabins are Cat D with
French doors, Lite blue is Jr Suite with French Doors and Dark blue are suites with balconies
Cabins are Cat C with
| Deck 1
2 yellow cabins
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A