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New Year On The Rhine By Air

Europe
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: All Inclusive
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW20916

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

6 nights. December 2019. From £1789.00.

SAVE GBP100 PER PERSON* - BOOK BY 30th SEPTEMBER WITH PROMO CODE WATER

Welcome the New Year in contemporary comfort and style on board elegant A-ROSA AQUA. Spend a week cruising the waters of the Middle Rhine and its tributary the Main to the iconic riverside cities of Rudesheim, Koblenz, Mainz and Frankfurt.

An A-ROSA holiday is so much more than just a river cruise. Whether you're looking for time to unwind, de-stress and even indulge yourself a little, or for a carefree way to explore new locations and make new friends, you'll find that the casual but stylish atmosphere, considerate crew and excellent range of activities and distractions available on board A-ROSA AQUA and at each port of call will give you every opportunity to enjoy "river cruising, your way".

Step aboard in Cologne to begin a week-long river cruise to some of the Rhine's most enchanting destinations. See the vine-clad hills surrounding Rudesheim and explore the historic wine town itself. Join a guided tour of Strasbourg in Kehl to discover the canals and medieval houses of the Alsace capital's Petite France quarter, and visit Mainz to visit its great Romanesque cathedral and stroll the winding, cobbled streets of the old town. And, as 2019 draws to a close and a new year begins, let Frankfurt's quaint Sachsenhausen district, lively apple-wine taverns and spectacular end-of-year fireworks provide the perfect backdrop to your own New Year celebrations aboard ship.

Deck plans

Take a look at the layout of the ship for this cruise.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

A call in the famous wine-town of Rudesheim
An included tour of Strasbourg
Spending a full day in historic Mainz
New Year's Eve in Frankfurt
An included walking tour around Koblenz
Special festive meals and entertainment on board
Embark A-ROSA AQUA in Cologne
Six nights' Premium All-Inclusive cruise accommodation
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
A large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all day long
On-board activities and entertainment
Return flights from the UK to Germany
Included coach transfers from the airport to the ship

PRICE FROM ? £1789 per person
Plan My Trip

Your Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Germany, then join your included coach transfer down to the Rhine where your A-ROSA river cruise ship waits, ready to get underway this afternoon.

Day Two

After a night spent cruising swiftly but smoothly south, A-ROSA AQUA will arrive in Rudesheim. Climb the hill to take in the views from beside little Bossenburg Castle down to its waterside neighbour the Bromserburg, follow the hiking paths out of town to where the ruins of Burg Ehrenfels guard the bend of the river, or wander the Drosselgasse from wine tavern to wine tavern in search of the perfect glass of local Riesling or Pinot Noir.

Day Three

Today A-ROSA AQUA arrives in Kehl, and you'll have the chance to join a day-trip to Strasbourg. Discover the canals, covered bridges, cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings of Petite France, and pay a visit to "Europe's oldest Christmas market", which fills the shadow of the city's magnificent cathedral with festive bustle until the end of December each year.

At the end of a fascinating, relaxing day, A-ROSA AQUA will slip away from Kehl and head back downriver towards Mainz.

Day Four

The capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate, once the site of a Roman border fort, and the city where Johannes Gutenburg set up his first printing press in the 1450s, Mainz is a welcoming hybrid of pretty streets, historic buildings and thriving modern culture.

Day Five

After another night cruising upstream and the Main, A-ROSA AQUA will arrive in Frankfurt. Head ashore for a stroll through Frankfurt's historic old town and the delightful lanes of Sachsenhausen - where you'll find countless cafes and bars serving traditional Ebbelwoi or Apfelwein cider - and to see the towering facade of Frankfurt's cathedral, the Kaiserdom, then return to A-ROSA to begin your New Year festivities and take full advantage of the special festive food and entertainment on offer this evening.

Day Six

Spend the first day of 2020 cruising gently back down the meanders of the Main, and past the castle-capped hills and quiet vineyards of the of the Middle Rhine, on your way to Koblenz. Explore this pretty Rhineland town, which straddles the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle under the watchful gaze of imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite bank, or simply make the most of your final day on board.

Day Seven

Say goodbye to all your newfound friends in Cologne, this morning, as you join your included coach transfer and head back to the airport to check in for your flight home.

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Accommodation

A-ROSA Aqua

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Relax on a comfy sun lounger, admiring views of crumbling castles, vineyard-clad hills and enchanting riverside towns and villages - perhaps with a drink from the rooftop bar - or enjoy a game of shuffleboard or giant chess with friends. Each river cruiser also has either a whirlpool or plunge pool, perfect for keeping cool on those warmer days. On fine days you'll find A-ROSA chefs on the top-deck, masterfully barbecuing, so you can enjoy a sumptuous lunch-with-a-view. As the sun sets, the top-deck is the perfect place to take in the day's end.

A-ROSA Silva

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Relax on a comfy sun lounger, admiring views of crumbling castles, vineyard-clad hills and enchanting riverside towns and villages - perhaps with a drink from the rooftop bar - or enjoy a game of shuffleboard or giant chess with friends. Each river cruiser also has either a whirlpool or plunge pool, perfect for keeping cool on those warmer days. On fine days you'll find A-ROSA chefs on the top-deck, masterfully barbecuing, so you can enjoy a sumptuous lunch-with-a-view. As the sun sets, the top-deck is the perfect place to take in the day's end.

A-ROSA Flora

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Relax on a comfy sun lounger, admiring views of crumbling castles, vineyard-clad hills and enchanting riverside towns and villages - perhaps with a drink from the rooftop bar - or enjoy a game of shuffleboard or giant chess with friends. Each river cruiser also has either a whirlpool or plunge pool, perfect for keeping cool on those warmer days. On fine days you'll find A-ROSA chefs on the top-deck, masterfully barbecuing, so you can enjoy a sumptuous lunch-with-a-view. As the sun sets, the top-deck is the perfect place to take in the day's end.

A-ROSA Stella

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Relax on a comfy sun lounger, admiring views of crumbling castles, vineyard-clad hills and enchanting riverside towns and villages - perhaps with a drink from the rooftop bar - or enjoy a game of shuffleboard or giant chess with friends. Each river cruiser also has either a whirlpool or plunge pool, perfect for keeping cool on those warmer days. On fine days you'll find A-ROSA chefs on the top-deck, masterfully barbecuing, so you can enjoy a sumptuous lunch-with-a-view. As the sun sets, the top-deck is the perfect place to take in the day's end.

A-ROSA Viva

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Relax on a comfy sun lounger, admiring views of crumbling castles, vineyard-clad hills and enchanting riverside towns and villages - perhaps with a drink from the rooftop bar - or enjoy a game of shuffleboard or giant chess with friends. Each river cruiser also has either a whirlpool or plunge pool, perfect for keeping cool on those warmer days. On fine days you'll find A-ROSA chefs on the top-deck, masterfully barbecuing, so you can enjoy a sumptuous lunch-with-a-view. As the sun sets, the top-deck is the perfect place to take in the day's end.

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Further Information

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.

Disabled guests and guests in need of assistance

All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.

Luggage

Where possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.

Pool

A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.

Whirlpool

A heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.

Cabin facilities

In your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adapter.

Air-conditioning

All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.

Drinking water

The water on board is potable, and bottled water is provided in your cabin.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*This offer applies to new bookings on all 2019 A-ROSA river cruises, made between 1st and 30th September 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (WATER) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

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