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Dutch Waterways and the Lower Rhine

8 days from £1469*
Departing: 23 Oct 2019
* Price shown: 23 Oct 2019 from London Stansted - STN

Other ways to join this cruise

SAVE £100 PER PERSON* - BOOK BY 30th SEPTEMBER WITH PROMO CODE WATER

Spend a wonderful week enjoying river cruising 'your way' as you cruise through the picture-book waterways of Holland and Belgium, and visit some of the region's most historic cities on your casual-but-stylish A-ROSA river cruise ship.

Your A-ROSA holiday leaves you free to do as much or as little as you like. Soak up the sun as you watch the world slip buy on the top deck, head to the gym for a workout or take advantage of your Premium All-Inclusive discounts on treatments in the on-board SPA-ROSA. Later, why not organise an early evening meal with friends, make new ones at the bar or book a special meal in the ship's reserved dining area? The choices are always up to you.

As each day brings a new port, you'll have opportunities to explore. See Amsterdam's museums and galleries, flower markets, cafes and bars. Head into Rotterdam in search of the city's eccentric modern architecture, and immerse yourself in the long, varied histories of Hoorn, Ghent and Nijmegen. Head out into the countryside, perhaps on one of the ship's bikes, join a guided tour or simply make yourself at home and enjoy life on board.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Cruise across the man-made lagoon of the Markermeer to Hoorn
  • Spend a full day and evening in Amsterdam
  • A morning in Rotterdam
  • Visits to the Belgian cities of Ghent and Antwerp
  • Guided city tours in Amsterdam and Ghent
  • A visit to Nijmegen on the river Waal
  • Embark your A-ROSA vessel in Cologne
  • Seven nights' Premium All-Inclusive cruise accommodation
  • Buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board
  • A large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all day long
  • On-board activities and entertainment
  • Return flights from the UK to Cologne
  • Included coach transfers from the airport to the ship

Deck plans

Take a look at the layout of the ship for this cruise.

Your Itinerary

Day One

Fly into Cologne and join the included transfer from the airport to your A-ROSA river cruiser. This afternoon your adventure begins as your vessel slips away from Cologne and heads down the Rhine towards the Dutch border.

Day Two

This morning you'll emerge from Holland's pretty tangle of rivers and canals and cruise across the Markermeer to Hoorn. This charming town was once the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, and flourished during the Golden Age of Dutch commerce in the 17th Century. Why not pay a visit to the Westfries Museum to see what daily life was like at different points in the town's history? Alternatively, stroll the picturesque streets, look around the shops or stop in a cafe to enjoy a canal-side coffee.

Day Three

This morning you'll wake in Amsterdam. Discover some of the city's most famous sights - the Royal Palace, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum to name a few - then spend the day exploring the city's cobbled streets. Join an excursion, perhaps on one of the ship's bikes, or catch a tram to hop around the city with ease. Return to the ship in your own time, this evening, or stay in the city to enjoy the nightlife and the friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere until the time comes to depart (at around 11pm).

Day Four

You'll arrive in Rotterdam at around breakfast-time, today. As well as being a historic city of world-class museums and classically Dutch canals and cobbled squares, Rotterdam is a treasure trove of outlandish modern architecture - from the vast modern 'harp' of the Erasmus Bridge to the Cube houses of Overblaak Street. Within the remarkable upturned U of the Markethal you'll find delicious food to try and buy, and a lively crowd of locals doing exactly that.

Shortly after lunch, your A-ROSA vessel will leave Rotterdam behind and head to the Belgian border on its way to Ghent.

Day Five

The stunning architecture, cobbled streets and beautiful canals of Ghent are some of Europe's best-kept secrets. An included guided tour will bring the city to life, and you'll then be free to explore.

In the mid-afternoon, your A-ROSA vessel will leave Ghent behind, and cruise back into the Dutch waters of the Western Scheldt before turning east towards Antwerp.

Day Six

Shortly after midnight your vessel will arrive in Antwerp, leaving you free to spend a full day exploring. Why not visit one of the city's many museums or explore the Grote Markt, the city's medieval central square lined with pretty guild houses? The Cathedral of Our Lady - the city's most visible landmark - took nearly 170 years to build and is well worth a visit, as are the jewellers, grinding shops and showrooms of the city's Diamond Square Mile.

Day Seven

Your last port of call will be lively Nijmegen, Holland's oldest city. The quaint cobbled quarter is home to elegant Dutch architecture, pretty courtyards and quaint shops. Spend a relaxing morning here, before returning to the ship to make the most of your Premium All-Inclusive package on your final afternoon and evening on board.

Day Eight

Your A-ROSA experience ends this morning, as you disembark in Cologne and join your included coach transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BHX
BHX 18 May 2019 £1949
BHX
BHX 01 June 2019 £1959
BHX
BHX 06 July 2019 £1799
BHX
BHX 27 July 2019 £1799
BHX
BHX 14 September 2019 £1779
BHX
BHX 12 October 2019 £1399
BHX
BHX 23 October 2019 £1529
BRS
BRS 23 October 2019 £1499
EDI
EDI 18 May 2019 £1899
EDI
EDI 01 June 2019 £1959
EDI
EDI 06 July 2019 £1979
EDI
EDI 27 July 2019 £1979
EDI
EDI 14 September 2019 £1919
EDI
EDI 12 October 2019 £1499
EDI
EDI 23 October 2019 £1499
LHR
LHR 18 May 2019 £1949
LHR
LHR 01 June 2019 £1959
LHR
LHR 06 July 2019 £1979
LHR
LHR 27 July 2019 £1979
LHR
LHR 14 September 2019 £1959
LHR
LHR 12 October 2019 £1539
LHR
LHR 23 October 2019 £1499
MAN
MAN 18 May 2019 £1769
MAN
MAN 01 June 2019 £1779
MAN
MAN 06 July 2019 £1979
MAN
MAN 27 July 2019 £1979
MAN
MAN 14 September 2019 £1959
MAN
MAN 12 October 2019 £1539
MAN
MAN 23 October 2019 £1389
Southend
Southend 23 October 2019 £1469
STN
STN 18 May 2019 £1859
STN
STN 01 June 2019 £1879
STN
STN 06 July 2019 £1899
STN
STN 27 July 2019 £1899
STN
STN 14 September 2019 £1879
STN
STN 12 October 2019 £1469
STN
STN 23 October 2019 £1469

Your A-ROSA ship

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Further Information

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.

Disabled guests and guests in need of assistance

All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.

Luggage

Where possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.

Pool

A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.

Whirlpool

A heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.

Cabin facilities

In your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adapter.

Air-conditioning

All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.

Drinking water

The water on board is potable and bottled water is provided in your cabin.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*This offer applies to new bookings on all 2019 A-ROSA river cruises, made between 1st and 30th September 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (WATER) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.