Rhine Metropolises

  • 6 Days

  • Northern Europe

Discover the historic highlights of Cologne, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Duisburg on this compelling cruise along the Rhine. See priceless diamonds in Flanders and prized works of art at the Van Gogh Museum.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

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

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

of 6 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 16th November 2018

Meals included: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Overview

Discover the historic highlights of Cologne, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Duisburg on this compelling cruise along the Rhine. See priceless diamonds in Flanders and prized works of art at the Van Gogh Museum.

At a glance

  • Cologne
  • Antwerp
  • Amsterdam
  • Duisburg for Düsseldorf

Day 1

UK - Cologne

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

Days 2 - 3

Antwerp

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

Day 4

Amsterdam

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

Day 5

Duisburg (for Düsseldorf)

The city of Duisburg is the gateway to Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf's old town - also known as "the world's longest bar" - is the heart of the city. Freshly pulled Altbier (the local beer) in over 300 pubs brings a wide variety of people together for friendly nights out. But you don't need alcohol to have fun in Düsseldorf. Luxury shopping boulevards like the "Kö" are great places to stroll, while green spaces and the beautiful Rhine Promenade would be lovely places to relax if only there weren't so many museums to visit! Düsseldorf is a city of art. The K20 collection, which includes works by Klee, Picasso, Beuys, Richter and many others, provides a particularly impressive overview of 20th-century art history. Meanwhile in the Ständehaus you'll find the K21 collection, which focuses on the younger generation of artists. If you're longing for something "real" after all this culture, the Carlsplatz market is open every day, offering an incredible selection of delicacies. Needless to say, the market also has a bar selling Altbier.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Cologne - UK

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

Notes

Your ship

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.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery
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
Available cabins on this cruise
Balcony Suite (Category F)

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

Junior Suite (Category E)

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

Outside Cabins with Juliette Balcony (Categories C & D)

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

Twin Beds Outside Cabins

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

Outside Cabin with Extra Bed

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 onboard

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.

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