Cruising the Rhine: Medieval Cathedrals at Christmas

Katz castle, Germany
Katz castle, Germany

What better way to celebrate the festive period than with a glorious cruise along Germany’s Rhine. Magnificent buildings of religious significance, architecture and history come alive on this trip.

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Twin/double A cabin (deck 1) - CALL TO BOOK – Limited availability at this price
£1,649 (with flights) / $1,985 (without flights)
Single supplement – N/A as cabin is minimum 2 persons

Twin/double A cabin (deck 1) - CALL TO BOOK
£1,789 (with flights) / $2,175 (without flights)
Single Supp:
£160 | $215

Twin/double C cabin (deck 2) with Juliette balcony - CALL TO BOOK
£1,929 (with flights) / $2,365 (without flights)
Single Supp:
£185 | $250

Twin/double outside D cabin (deck 3) with Juliette balcony - CALL TO BOOK
£1,969 (with flights) / $2,415 (without flights)
Single Supp:
£195 | $265

Itinerary 2020

Day 1

We arrive in Cologne and join the A-ROSA Aqua, which departs in the early evening for the city of Mainz.

Day 2

Late this morning we arrive into Mainz, where we disembark. We return to the ship for lunch, during which we begin our overnight cruise to Strasbourg. Tonight, we will enjoy special Christmas Eve dinner onboard.

Exclusive Andante excursion: Upon arrival in Mainz, we disembark to visit the Church of St Stephan, a late medieval Gothic church famed for its Chagall stained glass windows.

Day 3

We wake up this morning – on Christmas Day – in Strasbourg. After a leisurely breakfast, we begin our visits. We return to our boat later on for an overnight cruise to Koblenz.

Exclusive Andante excursion: Discover the beautiful city of Strasbourg at this special festive time. After a walk around and a hot drink, we visit the pink-hued, stone-built Cathedral de Notre-Dame. A delicious Christmas lunch follows and then we have a walking tour of the city, which takes in the La Petite France neighbourhood.

Day 4

This morning we cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley, whose iconic castles adorn the banks of the river. We arrive in Koblenz in the late afternoon and disembark for an excursion. Dinner is back onboard the ship, which then will cruise back to Cologne.

Exclusive Andante excursion: The streets of Koblenz bring us to the Basilica of St Castor – the city’s oldest surviving church. Free time follows in the evening, which we can use to explore the city. Why not visit its lovely squares, such as the Goerresplatz.

Day 5

This morning we awake in Cologne and enjoy our final excursion of the trip. Afterwards, we transfer to the airport and travel back home.

Exclusive Andante excursion: The Cathedral of St Peter will be our last visit on this memorable festive tour. A UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, it is also Germany’s most visited. It was completed in the 19th century and is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe.

What's Included

  1. 4 nights aboard the A-Rosa Aqua
  2. Joined by Expert Guide Lecturer Dr Jamie Sewell throughout the tour
  3. All meals and drinks onboard included
  4. Archaeological excursions throughout as stated in the itinerary
  5. Return flights from London to Cologne
  6. All taxes & gratuities
  7. Transfers throughout as stated in the itinerary

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2020 Tour Details

Wed 23rd Dec - Sun 27th Dec





Led By: Dr Jamie Sewell

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