All Inclusive board basis starts after embarkation and first evening meal onboard your ship. Other meals may be included depending on travel type. Please see daily itinerary descriptions for included meals on each day.
Join us for a magical Christmas as we soak up the marvellous festive atmosphere along the River Rhine and its traditional towns and villages.
Day 1: Embark in Cologne, cruise to Mainz
We join the MS A-ROSA AQUA in Cologne and commence our overnight cruise to Mainz. (Dinner)
Day 2: Christmas Eve - Mainz to Kehl (near Strasbourg)
Morning arrival in Mainz on Christmas Eve. The symbol of Mainz is the Mainzer Dom, an imposing Romanesque cathedral, more than 1000 years old that dominates the skyline of the city. Just behind the cathedral is the old town which has a beautiful Baroque church and a number of well-preserved medieval houses. Mainz’s most famous son is Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the moveable type printing press. We depart Mainz mid-afternoon and commence our overnight sailing to Kehl (near Strasbourg). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: Christmas
Day - Kehl (near Strasbourg) to Koblenz
We arrive in Kehl, near Strasbourg this morning. Celebrate Christmas
Day with your fellow passengers. Later this evening we cruise overnight to Koblenz. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Boxing
Day - Koblenz to Cologne
Cruising along the Rhine this afternoon we arrive at Koblenz, set at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, overlooked by the majestic Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Enjoy time at leisure or join our optional guided tour and visit to the Romanticum. We depart Koblenz later this evening as we head back along the river to our final port of call at Cologne. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Disembark in Cologne
We arrive in Cologne early morning where we disembark and travel home. (Breakfast)
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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