Enjoy seasonal fun and freedom on the all-inclusive A-ROSA package, by joining us on baord for this wonderful Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise. 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.
- Fly direct from Edinburgh – departs 14 December – from £1129pp
- Dates and prices on this page are based on departures flying from Edinburgh only
- Flights also available from airports in England – Birmingham, Heathrow, Stansted & Manchester – click here for more information on dates & prices.
- Four nights’ 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 flight from the UK (unless you select our Tour Only option)
- Included coach transfers to the ship (unless you select our Tour Only option)
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Rhine Christmas Markets Itinerary
Day One – Travel to Germany
Travel to Germany and head down to the banks of the Rhine where your A-ROSA river cruise ship waits, ready to get underway this afternoon.
Day Two – Mannheim, Germany
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 and has a delightful Christmas market for you to explore. Choose to join 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 – Strasbourg, France
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 – Mainz, Germany
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 – Travel back to the UK
Say goodbye to all your newfound friends, this morning, as you begin your journey home.