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Rhine Christmas Market Cruise - A-ROSA

Rhine Christmas Market Cruise - A-ROSA

From Cologne, we cruise the rhine to Frankfurt Christmas market, Rüdesheim & Mainz Christmas markets and the Lorelai valley & finally Koblenz

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Enjoy a fantastic cruise aboard the A-ROSA AQUA, offering a casual deluxe way of cruising the Rhine on a fabulous Premium All Inclusive package. The itinerary visits some of the best Christmas markets in Germany,Rűdesheim where the market takes centre stage in this charming riverside town and in Frankfurt and Mainz, you can explore the old towns while experiencing the wonderful festive atmosphere. In between the markets your cruise will pass beautiful scenery, with castles and small villages and gently sloping hills. With all drinks included on your cruise, the German Christmas markets are a pure joy to experience.



The A-ROSA AQUA offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury for guests to take in the passing scenery.  There are 99 outside cabins with a maximum of 202 passengers on four decks. It is an international ship with an international Cruise Director and all announcements are also made in English.

• Spacious sun deck with recliners and awnings • Reception area • Restaurant • Outdoor restaurant • Free Wi-Fi • Bar • Lounge • Wine bar /day lounge • Shop • Heated outdoor whirlpool • Putting green • Gym • Spa relaxation area • Fully air conditioned • Cabins have queen sized beds with a fixed frame that can be made into twins on the same bed frame with 2 separate mattresses, shower and toilet • For more details, please speak to one of our Travel Advisors • Upgraded cabins on request


Day 1

Following our Channel crossing to Calais we complete the journey to our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation. (D)

Day 2

We continue our journey where we embark the A-ROSA AQUA, our home for the next 4 nights. We depart this evening and sail through the night. (B,D)

Day 3

In the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lies the picturesque town of Rüdesheim. The Christmas market here is very special, called the Christmas Market of Nations there are over 120 stalls representing the Christmas traditions from 12 nations and is held in the heart of the historic Old Town on the Market Square. You have the whole day here to explore this charming town. We set sail in the late afternoon arriving in Mainz where you will also have several hours to visit the Christmas market that take place in the heart of the city. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Enjoy a full day in Frankfurt to explore the Christmas market, one of the oldest and most significant markets in Germany due to its sheer size. There are several locations around the city with quirkier markets alongside the traditional markets like the one at Römerberg and St Paul's Square as well as a huge Christmas tree. (B,L,D)

Day 5

This morning we pass through the Lorelei Valley and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Middle Rhine Valley before arriving in Koblenz by mid afternoon. Here you can enjoy some time to stroll through the festively decorated city centre and see the city's largest Advent calendar on Jesuitenplatz as well as numerous stalls on the Christmas market selling traditional gifts and delicious food and drink whose scents fill the air. (B,L,D)

Day 6

After disembarking we travel to Calais for the return sea crossing and complete the journey home. (B)

  • Executive coach travel

  • Short sea crossings

  • 1 overnight dinner, bed and breakfast overnight accommodation

  • 4 nights full board plus accommodation aboard the A-ROSA AQUA (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner – live cooking, snacks and afternoon tea)

  • Gourmet buffet dining or served dinner in the evening

  • Welcome and farewell dinners

  • Included drinks (tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer, wine spirits and cocktails(throughout the day and evening from 10am – midnight)– brands as advertised on arrival

  • FREE room service

  • Use of the Spa, sauna & fitness facilities

  • 15% off Spa treatments

  • FREE Wi-Fi on board

  • FREE use of on-board bikes

  • All on board activities and entertainment

  • Bathrobe, toiletries & mineral water in the cabin

  • Porterage from coach to cabin

  • Admire the Christmas Market of Nations in Rüdesheim

  • Explore the Christmas market in Mainz

  • Visit Frankfurt Christmas market, one of the oldest in Germany

  • Pass through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Middle Rhine Valley

  • Admire the Christmas market in Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest cities



5th Dec 5 nights  


NOTE: These tours cannot be booked online. Please contact us to book your place.


Cabins are not wheelchair friendly. Motorised scooters are not allowed on board. Wheelchairs MUST be prebooked:


Edwards Coach Holidays terms & conditions apply

Please note this cruise is operated by A-ROSA. All sailing times are approximate and can be subject to change. On certain cruises, it may be necessary to sail throughout the night, details of which will be shown on your final itinerary where applicable. Cruise ports of call are generally situated in central locations of the cities or resorts that we are visiting. However, we cannot guarantee that the resort/city centres are within suitable walking distances from where the ship docks. River cruise routes could be subject to change due to local weather, traffic, flooding, high and low water levels, lock closures, road works and other unforeseen circumstances. A-ROSA and the ship's captain reserve the right to modify the cruising itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel.

Supplements reflect the deck position and not the size of the cabin.

Cancellation charges differ from Edwards Coaches. Please ask for details.


The on-board currency is Euro. During the trip, use your cabin card as your own credit card. At the end of the journey you can pay your final account in cash, with EC card or with the following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express. When paying by credit card or EC/Maestro card, you will need your PIN code. Please make sure that you have your personal PIN code with you. The booking of shore excursions will be billed to your cabin account.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services CF23 8RA
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park, CF72 8SA
Dyffryn Depot Edwards Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Magor Services NP26 3YL Magor Service Coach Park
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station, SA11 1BY
NP20 4AX
Port Talbot Customs Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza, SA13 1HW
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
CF33 6AG
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park, CF32 9SY

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