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Rhine Panorama from Cologne
8-Night Cruise Cologne Roundtrip

Arosa Mini Cruise on the Rhine

Rhine Panorama Cruise

Cologne to Cologne - 9 days

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Ship - AROSA Brava

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Cologne (Embarkation Day)

Cologne, the old Cathedral city, is also one of the most important traffic hubs and commercial centres in Germany, with world famous trade fairs and a busy shipping traffic. Cologne developed out of a Roman colony and looks back on a history of more than 2000 years. In the Middle Ages it was one of the leading towns in Germany. The Second World War destroyed most of the inner city; these parts were rebuilt in a modern style. The landmark and emblem of the city is the Cathedral, a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Other tourist attractions are the town hall, the Malakoff Tower, the St Martin Church and the old abbey.

Day 2:  Antwerp

hanks to its port, Antwerp was an important centre of trade and commerce even before historical records began. In addition to its long established traditions in banking and insurance, the continual expansion and modernisation of the port has seen the emergence of a multitude of trades and industries. Today Greater Antwerp is the biggest industrial conurbation in Belgium. Antwerp’s international reputation is partly due to the diamond industry and the special role the city plays in the diamond trade worldwide. The city’s remarkable reputation does not just rest on its trade and industry, it is also the cultural capital of Flanders.

Day 3: Rotterdam

Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, is located on both banks of the Nieuwe Maas, the southern arm of the Rhine, joined by the little River Rotte. Since the opening of the Europoort in 1966, Rotterdam has been the largest port in the world, and in consequence has developed into a gigantic commercial and industrial centre whose full potential is still very far from being realised. 

Day 4: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is located in the provinces of Noord-Holland. Including its ten outer suburbs, Amsterdam has a population of over one million inhabitants, forming the largest conurbation in what is known as “Randstad Holland”. The city is the hub and cornerstone of the Dutch economy thanks mainly to its importance as a commercial centre and the country’s second largest port. Amsterdam is unusual in many ways, i.e. it has more than 2000 architectural monuments, world-class museums and historic canals, but also its unique and liberal atmosphere makes it stand out.

Day 5: Cruise Day

Speyer is a historic old imperial city, which is situated on the left bank of the Rhine. From 1294 to 1797 it was a free imperial city, and the Imperial Diet met frequently in Speyer during that period. It suffered severe destruction in 1689 during the war over the Palatinate succession. The symbol of Speyer is the huge cathedral, one of the most important cathedrals built in the High Romanesque period.

Day 6: Koblenz

Koblenz is not just where history meets modernity, but also where the Rhine meets the Mosel: at the “Deutsches Eck” (“German Corner”) the two rivers join each other in front of the equestrian statue of Emperor William I.

Day 7: Speyer

Speyer is a historic old imperial city, which is situated on the left bank of the Rhine. From 1294 to 1797 it was a free imperial city, and the Imperial Diet met frequently in Speyer during that period. It suffered severe destruction in 1689 during the war over the Palatinate succession. The symbol of Speyer is the huge cathedral, one of the most important cathedrals built in the High Romanesque period.

Day 8: Strasbourg (Kehl)

From the Roman era up until the present day, Strasbourg has played a significant role and had an eventful history. The impressive buildings still bear testament to this today. Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace and a European metropolis with many research-, educational- and cultural institutions; it is also the seat of the European Council of Ministers. 

Day 9: Mainz - Rudesheim

Mainz is a historic old town, a former Electoral residence, seat of an Archbishop and also the city of Gutenberg. The city is a focal point of the western end of the Rhine-Main economic region. Around 1450 Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing with movable type, set up his press in Mainz. Points of interest are the St Martin and St Stephen cathedrals, the castle of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum.

Rüdesheim, an ancient little town, stretches along the Rhine under the hills of the Niederwald. The best vineyards are traditionally said to have been planted with Traminer vines by Charlemagne. The excellent local wines and the charming and varied scenery have enabled Rüdesheim to develop since the end of the 19th century into one of the busiest tourist and holiday centres on the Middle Rhine, with a host of friendly restaurants and wine taverns, particularly along the famous Drosselgasse. Rüdesheim has two castles – the Oberburg and the Vorderburg – both were built in the 12th century.

Day 10: Cologne (Disembarkation Day)

Ship arrives in Cologne at approx. 06:00 hrs. Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark after breakfast.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .
2017 Departures
Start City
Rates in $ USD PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin
From Cologne
Cruise Start Date
Ship

Category S - Lower Deck aft cabin w/ portholes - triple cabin

Category A - Lower Deck cabin w/ portholes - twin beds
Category C - Middle Deck cabin w/ french balcony - twin beds
Category D - Upper Deck cabin w/ french balcony - twin beds
May 10, 2017
Arosa Brava
$2,020
$2,424
$2,601
$2,740
Jun 9, 2017
Arosa Brava
$2,209
$2,601
$3,119
$3,384
Jul 7, 2017
Arosa Brava
$2,209
$2,601
$3,119
$3,384
Aug 18, 2017
Arosa Brava
$2,209
$2,601
$3,119
$3,384
Sep 22, 2017
Arosa Brava
$2,209
$2,601
$3,119
$3,384
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Prices Include:
• 8 nights accommodation at selected cabin category
• All the meals during the cruise (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day)
• High quality drinks throughout the day (non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages)
• Bottled Cabin Water
• Free WiFi
• Free use of all onboard amenities like fitness and spa area (treatments are extra)
• Entertainment Programme
• Port taxes and harbour fees
 
Prices Do Not Include:
• Individual arrival and departure
• Trip Cancellation Insurance
• Optional excursions and sightseeing
• Optional beauty and spa treatments
• Gratuities
• Other personal expenses

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