Experience the Northern Rhine

Offer

Price per person
from £1,289

Price based on
London St Pancras (Eurostar)
6th Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book any European holiday before 30 November and we will include free airport lounge passes for your party, so you can relax and start your holiday in style.

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  • 8 days

  • Northern Europe

  • River cruise

A European experience of subtle and seductive charm: survey Cologne’s skyline from the top of its immense cathedral; cycle Amsterdam’s famous canals; and see priceless works of art by Van Gogh at the Kröller-Müller art museum.

At a glance


  • Cologne Climb the 533 steps of the cathedral for superb views of the city and the Rhine.
  • Amsterdam Cycle alongside the canals for the perfect way to see this pleasant city.
  • Rotterdam A colourful port city renowned for innovative architecture and for having Europe's biggest harbour.
  • Ghent Home to more than 10,000 culturally and historically significant buildings.
  • Antwerp Discover the history of the city’s wealth at the Diamond Museum.
  • Nijmegen See priceless works of art by Van Gogh and Picasso at the Kröller-Müller art museum.
Experience the Northern Rhine 2017

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All inclusive drinks
  • All airport and port taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

A European experience of subtle and seductive charm: survey Cologne’s skyline from the top of its immense cathedral; cycle Amsterdam’s famous canals; and see priceless works of art by Van Gogh at the Kröller-Müller art museum.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

UK - Cologne

Day
1

Travel to Cologne and transfer to your A-ROSA ship for embarkation. There are many things to see in Cologne, and they are all overshadowed by the cathedral. Measuring 144.5 m long and 157.38 m high, this is the third-highest church building in the world. The view over Cologne, the Rhine and the surrounding areas makes climbing the south tower's 533 steps well worth the effort! The basilica of Great St Martin Church is another fantastic sight. The brightly coloured houses of Cologne's fish market seem to glow in front of it. Located a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, you can soak up the atmosphere of the old town here. During carnival season, locals sing "Das Herz der Welt, das schlägt am Rhein" ("the pulse of the world beats at the Rhine") - and when you get to know the people of Cologne, you'll have to agree with this sentiment. It's easy to get talking to people, and you'll soon find yourself drinking a Kölsch (the local beer) with the friendly, down-to-earth locals.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hoorn

Day
2

The picturesque town of Hoorn lies on the banks of Lake Ijsselmeer and is bustling town close to Amsterdam. Admire the sweeping scenery and traditional harbour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amsterdam

Day
3

The signature sound of Amsterdam is the cheery ringing of bicycle bells. This popular means of transport is the most flexible way of exploring all the exciting nooks of this city. Cycling alongside the historical canals enables you both to see the wonderful old merchants’ houses and to reach attractions such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum in a jiffy. Or indeed any other museum; Amsterdam has the highest density of museums in Europe. It also has many small boutiques where you can find unusual things that you won’t find anywhere else. And how about a stroll through the Nine Streets district? The Anne Frank House is one of Amsterdam’s most important historical sights. The Vondelpark is an oasis for relaxation. If you’re looking for something a little more lively, visit the exceptionally multicultural Jordaan quarter, which is packed with coffee shops, little boutiques and house boats.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Rotterdam

Day
4

Rotterdam is many things: a colourful international port city with Europe’s biggest sea harbour; a city for shopping and going out in; and a creative, artistic city. And, as you’ll notice as soon as you arrive, it is a Dutch pioneer of contemporary architecture. The skyline is always changing, with futuristic new buildings constantly emerging and proudly growing skywards.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ghent

Day
5

Anyone who likes going out at night will have a lot of fun in Ghent’s quirky little bars. Belgium’s biggest student city is also known as the “Medieval Manhattan”. Back in the Middle Ages, Ghent was the second-biggest city north of the Alps (after Paris). So it’s not surprising that the city has more than 10,000 culturally and historically significant buildings. Incidentally, St. Michael’s Bridge is the city’s selfie hotspot. It’s the perfect location to make sure that your picture has beautiful historical gabled houses in the background.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Antwerp

Day
6

This port city in Flanders is a modern metropolis with both historical and futuristic buildings. Antwerp’s fashion designers have long been a fixture on the international fashion scene, and designer shops, museums and galleries line the streets in the south side of the city (Het Zuid). A diamond museum reveals where the city’s wealth come from. With four diamond bourses and around 1,800 diamond companies, Antwerp continues to be the largest trading place for diamonds in the world.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Nijmegen

Day
7

With a past stretching back to Roman times, Nijmegen is the Netherlands' oldest town and offers narrow streets and gabled mansions set around a charming main square. Today, explore at leisure or perhaps visit the Kröller-Müller art museum. Set in the beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park, this superb gallery hosts a stellar collection of 19th and 20th century works by Van Gogh, Seurat and Picasso.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cologne - UK

Day
8

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return to the UK, or extend your stay in Cologne.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A-ROSA SILVA

Sailing along the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers, A-ROSA SILVA can accommodate up to 186 guests in her 83 outside cabins, 4 junior suites, and 2 balcony suites. Passengers will find all the necessary amenities onboard, including a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, an open bar, spa, and sun deck. The onboard spa features first-class offerings, with products from well known brands, as well as health and beauty treatments.

Ship facts

  • Style: Premium
  • Size: Boutique
  • Number of crew: 50
  • Number of cabins: 89
  • Number of large cabins: 4
  • Capacity: 186 passengers
  • Main language on board: de+en
  • Currency on board: EUR
  • Number of decks: 4
  • Gross tonnage: 3500
  • Length (m): 135
  • Width (m): 11.4
  • Speed in knots: 12
  • Launch year: 2012

Amenities

  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery

Cabins on this ship

The Balcony Suites are outside cabins complete with an outdoor balcony as well as a Juliette Balcony. All include private facilities with showers, European queen-sized bed, individual temperature control, generous storage space, complimentary use of robes, slippers and WiFi, bottled water, and hairdryers. 220 voltage is onboard and converters/adaptors are recommended. 

Details

  • 312 Square feet
  • Sleeps 2

The Junior Suites are outside cabins complete with a Juliette Balcony. All include private facilities with showers, European queen-sized bed, individual temperature control, generous storage space, complimentary use of robes, slippers and WiFi, bottled water, and hairdryers. 220 voltage is onboard and converters/adaptors are recommended. 

Details

  • 226 Square feet 
  • Sleeps 2

These Outside Cabins with Juliette Balcony all include private facilities with showers, European queen-sized bed, individual temperature control, generous storage space, complimentary use of robes, slippers and WiFi, bottled water, and hairdryers. 220 voltage is onboard and converters/adaptors are recommended. 

Details

  • 156 Square feet
  • Sleeps 2

These Twin Beds Outside Cabins all include private facilities with showers, European queen-sized bed, individual temperature control, generous storage space, complimentary use of robes, slippers and WiFi, bottled water, and hairdryers. 220 voltage is onboard and converters/adaptors are recommended.

Details

  • 156 Square feet
  • Sleeps 2

These cabins are Twin Bed Outside Cabins with an extra single bed. All include private facilities with showers, European queen-sized bed, individual temperature control, generous storage space, complimentary use of robes, slippers and WiFi, bottled water, and hairdryers. 220 voltage is onboard and converters/adaptors are recommended.

Details

  • 156 Square feet
  • Sleeps 2-3

Life on board

Age Restriction

All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a cabin with an adult, and must remain supervised at all times, and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). Children 2 to 15 years old sail free when using the existing bedding in the cabin and are accompanied by at least 1 adult. If the accompanying adult is not a parent or legal guardian, written permission from the parent or legal guardian is required. Please be aware that cabins with French Balconies/Full Balconies may be unsafe for small children if left unsupervised and are not recommended for children under the age of 7. By confirming the reservation with payment, the guest/travel agent acknowledges that they are aware and will comply with these terms and conditions.

Disabled Facilities

Please take notice and be aware that A-ROSA vessels do not have elevators and that this should be taken into account when making your choice. If you have a disability and reasonable accommodation may enable you to use the services, please let them know how you believe they can help. 

You must inform them in writing, at or immediately after making the reservation, but in any event as early as possible, of any mobility impairment or other condition, whether physical, emotional or mental, which may require accommodation or use of an assistive device during the travel. If the impairment or condition first arises after making the reservation, you must inform them in writing as early as possible. They may consider, and may confer with you, the cruise operator, airlines, hotels and other service providers regarding possible accommodations. 

A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate special needs, but A-ROSA advise they are not responsible for denial of service by carriers, hotels, or other independent suppliers. A participant, who, due to impairment, is not self-sufficient, may be required to travel with a companion who shall take responsibility for assistance needed during the travel and in case of emergency. 

An individual with a disability that would result in a direct threat to the health and safety of others or to that individual may be excluded, if it is determined there is a significant risk that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodations, policies, practices, procedures assistive devices or services. If you fail to timely inform them of any impairment or condition, and it is determined based on information that you should have provided, that participation poses a safety risk to you or direct health or safety threat to others, you may be excluded from parts or all of the travel. A-ROSA advise they shall have no liability to you relating to any condition, treatment, failure to inform them of an impairment, or resulting exclusion. 

With regards to pregnancy: For the safety of parent and child, and depending on various circumstances, passengers who are at an advanced stage of pregnancy (after 6 months) may be subject to restrictions or exclusion concerning their ability to travel and/or board a ship. Please inform them immediately, so they can assess your personal circumstances and possible accommodation. 

Dress Code

On board and during the shore excursions, A-ROSA advises guests can wear what they like. Dress code is comfortable and casual. Warmer clothes are advised for the evenings out on deck. For the shore excursions, they recommend you bring sturdy shoes. For the restaurant they recommend to dress smart-casually.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you are following a special diet, please contact the restaurant chef at the start of your trip. Please notify them of any food allergies/intolerances prior to the start of your trip.

Gym

If walking the town wasn’t enough exercise, you can continue in the well-equipped gymnasium with modern cardio equipment. If desired, you can also work out with a personal trainer who can put together an individual training plan for you.

Heated Swimming Pool

The ship's top deck features a rectangular swimming pool, complete with a shower and a large sunbathing area with loungers. 

SPA-ROSA

After a busy morning of touring, take some time to think about yourself and indulge in the fabled SPA-ROSA . Because guests have very different ideas when it comes to perfect pampering, A-ROSA offers a wide range of choices to make your spa day-dreams come true. A-ROSA’s expert spa and beauty team is waiting to greet you: treat yourself to a Lomi Lomi Nui massage, attend the yoga class or warm your muscles in the sauna with a panoramic view of the landscape. 

Sports Deck

Time may fly during an exciting shuffleboard or giant chess game or even practice your putting game. What really matters is that you take all the time in the world to do whatever you want.

Sun Deck

Time on the sun deck can be measured in sunsets, laps in the pool, glasses of wine or the number of new friends you’ve made. But for most, time just stands still as you take in Europe’s fabled towns and picturesque countryside from your chaise lounge. 

The motto topside on the sun deck is “anything is possible, but nothing is required… just enjoy.”

The Market Restaurant

The Market Restaurant is the ship’s Dining Room (no table reservations needed). It has an open kitchen and Buffet station. The A-ROSA dining room menu features low-calorie, itinerary-based (regional) specialties and traditional Mediterranean dishes. Food on board is prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients and products.

Deck Plans

Deck 1

  • Organic Sauna
  • SPA Relaxation area
  • Massage/Beauty
  • Gym
  • Category A Cabins
  • Category S Cabins

Deck 2

  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Wine Bar/ Day Lounge
  • Buffets and Live Cooking
  • Market Restaurant
  • Onboard Shop
  • Reception
  • Lobby
  • Category C Cabins

Deck 3

  • Category F Cabins
  • Category E Cabins
  • Category D Cabins

Deck 4

  • Wheelhouse
  • Light Dome
  • Grill Buffet/Drinks beverages buffet
  • Restaurant Outdoor area
  • Pool
  • Shower 
  • Recliners and Awnings
  • Giant Chess Board
  • Putting Green
  • Shovelboard

Why book with us?