Rhine Cruise To Amsterdam
0 nights. September 2023 - September 2024. From £2539.00.
Use code RIVER400 to save £400pp. Book before Sunday, 30 April to secure a journey of a lifetime.
Join the stunning, new, eco-friendly A-ROSA SENA for a voyage on the Rhine, Dutch, and Belgium waterways. Enjoy an overnight stay in Amsterdam with time to enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere, galleries, museums, and markets. Discover Rotterdam’s harbour flair and avant-garde architecture. Explore Dordrecht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands with historical monuments and museums, ancient warehouses and busy merchant streets. Our final port is a fascinating day in Antwerp, the alluring capital of the diamond trade, before we cruise on the Rhine back to Cologne with all the facilities of the SENA to enjoy. TASTE THE DESTINATION A-ROSA offers widest choice of international dishes compared to most other river cruise operators, plus local dishes exploring the Northern Rhine from a culinary perspective, including: Dutch seafood chowder Krokante Specklapjes en Rookworst - pork belly with fried cabbage, a real warming Dutch speciality. A wonderful selection of Dutch cheeses Vegan and vegetarian options are always available.
What's IncludedSeven nights' Premium All-Inclusive cruise accommodation
Return travel from the UK to Germany (unless you select our Tour Only option)
FREE Wi-Fi on board, FREE room service and FREE use of on-board bikes
On-board activities and entertainment
Served dining in the a la carte SENA Grill restaurant (additional supplement applies)
A FREE unlimited Premium All-Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality teas and coffees, beer, wine, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
Occasional regional treats and specialities to complement your destination that day, including al fresco BBQ
Afternoon tea with freshly prepared cakes and pastries
15 per cent off on a range of beauty and wellness treatments in the on-board spa, SPA-ROSA
One excursion: a canal cruise in Amsterdam
Services of a Guest Relations Manager and experienced English-speaking crew
Services of a destination scout in Rotterdam to help you get the most from your stay
All port taxes and surcharges
Holiday HighlightsSix tours and visits
Experience the facilities, cuisine and entertainment on the new A-ROSA SENA
Overnight stays in Amsterdam and Rotterdam
Discover the regional cuisine of the Northern Rhine
FREE unlimited Premium All-Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality tea, and coffees, beer, wine and cocktails throughout the day and evening
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Cologne or travel by rail with Eurostar via Brussels and transfer to the A-ROSA SENA for your seven-night cruise. The best views of Cologne are from the river. Your ship moors close to the old town, with its narrow streets filled with traditional old houses, breweries, beer halls, cafes and shops. Explore ancient walls and medieval churches, a fantastic selection of quality museums and, the calling card of the city, its famous Gothic cathedral, dominating the skyline.
Day 2Arrive in Amsterdam in the early afternoon. The A-ROSA SENA makes an impressive sight moored just footsteps from the city's iconic Central Station and close to the city centre. Explore the history of Amsterdam as you weave through its pretty tree-lined canals and quirky streets. World renowned sights include, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the controversial red-light district. Of course, you’ll have the option of an expert guided tour of this vibrant metropolis. As the canals are lit up by charming city lights, opt for a canal cruise by night, a wonderful experience.
Day 3Today you’ll have another chance to explore the Dutch capital. Perhaps, you will take a cycle tour of this famously bipedal city or take to the water and explore its historic canals on a barge tour. Visit your favourite museum or art gallery, and meander through Amsterdam’s ancient streets, lined with cafes and boutiques to its famous flea markets. Don’t miss out on delicious Dutch pancakes, too. Perhaps take an optional tour to the ancient town of Haarlem, noted for its medieval character and centre for flower growing.
Day 4As the A-ROSA SENA switches to silent battery power, you will glide elegantly into Rotterdam with its impressive skyline with the Erasmusbrug bridge before you. Rotterdam is the centre of contemporary architecture, home to the famous cube houses and the Witte Huis, the first skyscraper in Europe. It is easy to explore Rotterdam from the ship’s central mooring this afternoon and evening. Soak up the atmosphere in the vibrant waterfront area at the Old Harbour, the perfect place to enjoy a late afternoon or evening drink enjoying the laidback Dutch lifestyle.
Day 5Sail this morning to historic Dordrecht, where you can enjoy an included walking and spend the rest of the day exploring the oldest city in Holland. Visit Grote Kerk church dating back to the 11th century, the fine art museum, and stroll through centuries-old packing houses and historic trading canals. Perhaps enjoy an optional excursion to the historic fortress town of Willemstad.
Day 6A wonderful day ahead exploring the Antwerp’s treasure trove of delights, from its medieval centre -Grote Markt - with cobbled lanes, treat-filled cafes, gift shops, and boutiques. Visit the riverside fortress Het Steen dating back to the 13th century and the magnificent baroque Cathedral of our Lady. Art lovers will enjoy time at Rubens House, or head to the diamond district where you can learn about these precious stones at the excellent museum. All the highlights can be experienced on an optional tour.
Day 7Today, enjoy the facilities of the A-ROSA SENA as she sails to Cologne. After a leisurely breakfast, divide your time on the sun deck, in the pool or in the stunning panoramic lounge. Let fascinating views unfold as you past towns, villages and pretty countryside. The tranquil SPA-ROSA is the perfect place to relax; a calm space dedicated to unwinding, with foot baths, a relaxation room, fitness room and jacuzzi. Take an optional treatment if you fancy a pamper. In the evening, enjoy your last night with entertainment in the lounge - with all drinks included, of course.
Day 8Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport or train station for your journey home. If you have a later flight, there is much to explore here, including the chocolate museum, impressive botanical gardens, and Cologne Cathedral. Back to top
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Terms and conditionsSave up to £800pp discount offer applies to new bookings only on selected A-ROSA river cruises booked between 1 February and 30 April 2023. The £800pp money off discount applies to 14-nights Splendours of the Majestic Danube river cruise only, with select cruises valid for £300pp and £400pp off discounts. Exclusions apply. The offers do not apply to Douro Explorer and Danube Christmas Market cruises, holidays with late availability pricing and cannot be combined with any other concession. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount which will be applied to your booking once the promo code RIVER300, RIVER400 & RIVER800 has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding holiday insurance) at the time of booking. The offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top