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Northern Rhine Cruise – Cologne, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam

9 days - from only £1,699pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Northern Rhine Cruise – Cologne, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam

Explore Belgium and the Netherlands as we journey along the mighty River Rhine on this fantastic all-inclusive river cruise, staying aboard the A-ROSA AQUA. From Cologne we set sail north, taking in plenty of beautiful cities including Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam, as well as lesser-known Willemstad and Hoorn. With time to relax onboard and watch the scenery go by, you're in for a memorable holiday.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • All drinks on board ship (all day and evening) including tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer, spirits, and sparkling wine (only top premium brands and champagne are extra)
  • 1 night hotel with continental breakfast
  • Two cultural performances during the week
  • Nightly entertainment in the lounge
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Convenient local joining points

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2: Cologne

    We head to Cologne for free time. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore this cathedral city, with its wealth of monuments and attractions. Later, we embark our ship, the A-ROSA AQUA, and begin our exciting Rhine cruise, heading north along the river.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cologne

    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
  • Day 3: Willemstad

    The former Dutch fortress of Willemstad is a tranquil little city with a delightful harbour and well-preserved fortifications. Take a stroll through the pretty streets and discover the sights, including a charming historic windmill.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Willemstad

    Willemstad

    Included Highlights

    • Willemstad
  • Day 4: Ghent

    The morning finds us heading along the northern Rhine towards Ghent. Here you’ll discover splendid architecture, artistic masterpieces and delightful landscapes. The capital of East Flanders is part of a quartet of Flemish centres of art – the others being Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels. Discover the city's treasures, including the baroque Saint Bavo’s Cathedral and the imposing Gravensteen, a moated castle. In the old town, you’re sure to find a cosy place to sample a good cup of coffee and some Belgian delicacies.

    We continue our cruise past Westerschelde to arrive later this evening in Antwerp.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Ghent

    Ghent

    Included Highlights

    • Ghent
  • Day 5: Antwerp

    The port city of Antwerp is an absolute must-see in Belgium. Rich in art and culture, it is also known as the ‘Diamond City’ due to its important role in that trade. Antwerp is particularly enjoyable for foodies, thanks to the many tasty Belgian specialties, such as waffles, chocolates and fries. Why not join our optional city tour?

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Antwerp

    Antwerp

    Included Highlights

    • Antwerp

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • City Tour
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: Amsterdam

    We arrive in Amsterdam this morning and spend the full day in this incredibly varied city. It’s old yet modern, relaxed yet bustling, and arty whilst also being commercial. With almost 7,500 listed buildings, it has the highest concentration of historical monuments in the whole country – you’ll be able to discover a piece of history around every corner! During the day, we will offer an optional canal cruise.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    Included Highlights

    • Amsterdam

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Canal Cruise
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 7: Hoorn

    We leave Amsterdam and pass the Markermeer to reach the delightful little town of Hoorn, which lies on the Ijsselmeer. Back in the 16th century, Hoorn was one of the Netherlands’ most important ports. Today, many of its buildings still bear witness to this heyday.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Hoorn

    Hoorn

    Included Highlights

    • Hoorn
  • Day 8: Emmerich

    Back in Germany we stop in the small, beautiful town of Emmerich on the Lower Rhine. Here you can take a stroll along the promenade and enjoy discovering the 'Golden Gate Bridge of the Lower Rhine', which, just like its role model, can be seen from afar in vibrant red. Definitely worth taking a souvenir photo!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Emmerich am Rhein

    Emmerich

    Included Highlights

    • Emmerich
  • Day 9:

    We disembark in Cologne and head home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Hotels

You will stay for seven nights full board on the A-ROSA AQUA.

135m in length, A-ROSA AQUA offers an excellent standard of accommodation. The spacious cabins are elegant in design and finished to a high standard, and most feature a Juliette balcony. 

The spacious sun deck offers a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of loungers, as well as an outdoor Whirlpool and SPA-ROSA – the ship’s wellness centre and spa (at extra cost). 

All A-ROSA ships are all-inclusive, offering high-quality drinks packages and gourmet dining.

Overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

No Testing Required for European Tours
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