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Rhine Christmas Markets by Air

5 days from £819*
Departing: November - December 2019
* Price shown: 14 December 2019 from STN - FR1687

Other ways to join this cruise

Enjoy plenty of seasonal fun, and the freedom, choice and comfort of the Premium All-Inclusive A-ROSA package, on this wonderfully festive cruise along the Rhine. Explore a trio of great Rhineland cities, and pick up a few Christmas presents on the way.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the casual-yet-stylish atmosphere on board your A-ROSA ship. Whether that means cocktails at the bar, an informal buffet with friends, a little pampering at the on-board SPA-ROSA or an elegant dinner in the reserved dining room, you can be sure you'll be able to fill your time on board with fun and little luxuries to suit you.

Stroll among the 200 stalls, gathered around the city's iconic Baroque water tower, that make up the colourful Mannheim Christmas Market. Soak up the glorious festive atmosphere of the Alsace capital, Strasbourg, and its 400-year-old Christmas Market, and enjoy an included walking tour of historic Mainz, taking in its impressive cathedral and fascinating Gutenberg Museum.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Sail south through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge
  • An evening call in Mannheim
  • Strasbourg, home to France's oldest Christmas Market
  • A walking tour of Mainz
  • Embark A-ROSA AQUA in Cologne
  • Four 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 Germany
  • 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 to Cologne and join your included coach transfer down to the Rhine where your A-ROSA river cruise ship waits, ready to get underway this afternoon.

Day Two

After a day sailing upriver, A-ROSA AQUA arrives in Mannheim, this afternoon. This lively city guards the point where the River Neckar joins the Rhine has a delightful Christmas market for you to explore, and will be the setting off point for an optional excursion to one of Germany's must-see destinations - the beautiful city of Heidelberg

This evening, A-ROSA AQUA will set sail once again, heading upriver to Strasbourg.

Day Three

You'll arrive in Strasbourg not long after breakfast, and will have the day and evening to explore this beautiful city. Marvel at the city's soaring Gothic cathedral, stroll through the winding alleys of the Petite France quarter past lovely half-timbered houses, and browse the festive stalls of its famous Christmas market.

Day Four

At noon, today, you'll arrive in Mainz, the capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate, once the site of a Roman border fort, and the city where Johannes Gutenburg set up his first printing press in the 1450s. An included walking tour will help to bring the city to life, and you'll also have time to explore the 100-or-so stalls of the city's Christmas market, before re-boarding your A-ROSA ship for the overnight cruise back to Cologne.

Day Five

Say goodbye to all your newfound friends, this morning, as you join your included coach transfer and head back to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BHX 28 November 2019 £919
BHX 02 December 2019 £929
BHX 10 December 2019 £949
BHX 14 December 2019 £899
BRS 28 November 2019 £989
BRS 02 December 2019 £999
EBF 28 November 2019 £879
EBF 02 December 2019 £879
EBF 10 December 2019 £879
EBF 14 December 2019 £829
EDI 14 December 2019 £859
LHR 28 November 2019 £889
LHR 02 December 2019 £899
LHR 10 December 2019 £949
LHR 14 December 2019 £899
MAN 28 November 2019 £919
MAN 02 December 2019 £929
MAN 10 December 2019 £949
MAN 14 December 2019 £899
SEN 28 November 2019 £859
SEN 02 December 2019 £859
SPX 28 November 2019 £879
SPX 02 December 2019 £879
SPX 10 December 2019 £879
SPX 14 December 2019 £829
STN 28 November 2019 £859
STN 02 December 2019 £859
STN 10 December 2019 £859
STN 14 December 2019 £819

A-ROSA Aqua 

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 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 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.


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


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


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.


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

Drinking water

The water on board 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.

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