Treasures of the Rhine River Cruise

From $1799 (was $2049)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

10 Days
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Rhine River Tour Details

Experience all the beauty, culture, and history of the Rhine River as it weaves its way through the stunning countryside and greatest cities of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Sophistication meets tranquility on this fabulous river cruise.

Tour Includes

3 Countries
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
Sightseeing
  • Frankfurt
  • Bonn
  • Cologne
  • Antwerp
  • Amsterdam
  • Düsseldorf
Cruise Accommodations
  • 5 Nights
  • River cruise aboard A-ROSA's Aqua
Hotel Accommodations
  • 3 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • Daily Breakfasts and 2 Dinners on land portion
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your  tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Relaxed
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Tour Highlights

  • Experience Antwerp, a city full of diamonds, museums, and world-class cuisine
  • Visit the German resort area of Königswinter
  • Take a fascinating city tour of Düsseldorf, one of the best places in Germany to grab a beer
  • See Bonn, the hometown of the legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven

Onboard Credit, Premium Beverage and Onboard Discount Set Sail Offers

*All Set Sail offers are available for all cabin types. €80 per couple Free Onboard Credit for all cabins. Onboard discount valid on all spa treatments. Premium Beverage Package value at €450 per couple. Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Click here to view additional offer details.

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Treasures of the Rhine River Cruise

Tours Starts: Frankfurt, Germany

Tours Ends: Dusseldorf, Germany

Day 1

Depart for Frankfurt

Day 2

Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany

Welcome to Germany, where your journey begins! If you purchased airline tickets through YMT Vacations, a representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to your hotel in Frankfurt. Get acquainted with your traveling companions and learn about the exciting days ahead at an included dinner. (D)

Intercity Frankfurt Hotel or similar

Day 3

Frankfurt to Bonn

Enjoy a morning tour of Frankfurt, where you see the Römer, a medieval building that has served as Frankfurt’s city hall for over 600 years; Frankfurt Cathedral, an example of Gothic Roman Catholic architecture; and St. Paul's Church. Keep an eye to the skyline: 14 out of 15 of Germany’s tallest buildings can be found in Frankfurt.
Enjoy lunch on your own in Bonn, the charming former capital of West Germany and the birthplace of legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven. (B)

Hilton Bonn or similar

Day 4

Embarkation in Cologne (Departs at 4:00 PM)

Take a morning trip to Königswinter, a nearby mountain resort area. It’s the perfect place to take a stroll, or you can enjoy an optional funicular ride to the posh Schloss Drachenburg, a private villa built in the late 1800s and styled to look like the ultimate fairytale palace. Surrounded by lush gardens bordered by a dense forest, you’d be wise to keep your eyes peeled for long-haired maidens and lovesick princes. Embark on the A-Rosa Aqua this evening, which boasts delicious food, a casual atmosphere, comfortable cabins, and incredible views. (B)

COG RAILWAY TO SCHLOSS DRACHENBURGCOG RAILWAY TO SCHLOSS DRACHENBURG:

Take the Drachenfels Railway (cog railway) and spend the morning exploring the enchanting Schloss Drachenburg. $45 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking. Requires a 5 minute walk from station to castle.







Days 5 & 6

Antwerp, Belgium (2:30 PM – Next Day 4:00 PM)

Rich in art and culture, Antwerp is also known as the “Diamond City” due to its role in the global diamond trade. Its sprawling diamond district covers a full mile, and is where approximately 84% of the world’s rough diamonds are cut. Antwerp is nearly as good at food as precious gems. The city is particularly enjoyable for foodies thanks to the many tasty Belgian specialties on offer–including waffles, chocolates, and the legendarily tasty Belgian fries—be sure to try them with a wide variety of dipping sauces!
History buffs love Antwerp, as well. It is packed with innovative museums, including the Museum Plantin-Moretus, devoted to printing and the only museum in the world that is itself recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors will also enjoy The Museum aan de Stroom, or MAS, a unique museum-gallery whose 10th floor observation deck offers the best views in the city. Antwerp’s historic buildings include the Antwerp Zoo, which opened in 1843 and is one of the world’s oldest zoos; Renaissance-style City Hall, which dates back to the 16th century; and most famously, the 14th century Cathedral of Our Lady.

Day 7

Amsterdam, Netherlands (8:30 AM – 6:30 PM)

Today we continue to the magical city of Amsterdam. Discover the charm of the renowned Amsterdam canals, which provide an ideal vantage point to see the city's wonderful architecture. The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is widely considered to be one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities.
Take an included trip to the breathtaking Keukenhof Flower Garden in nearby Lisse to enjoy one of the world’s largest flower gardens. This 79-acre oasis is planted with 7 million bulbs annually. It is most famous for its tulips, but the colorful springtime bloom also highlights hyacinths, daffodils, lilies, roses, carnations, and irises.

Day 8

Düsseldorf, Germany (4:30 PM – 11:00 PM)

Spend the day in Düsseldorf, a riverfront village that over the past century has transformed into one of Germany’s best-loved cities. It is the heart of the country’s media and fashion industries, and you will see many sharply dressed locals during your free time this afternoon and evening.
If you want to experience the German version of British tea time, take a seat in a cafe and enjoy a leisurely kaffee und kuchen, or coffee and cake. You can’t go wrong with a big slice of streuselkuchen, or streusel cake, the most traditional option.

Day 9

Cologne, Germany (Disembark at 6:00 AM)

After disembarking this morning, your day continues with an informative city tour of Cologne, one of Germany’s most important metropolitan regions. You'll learn about how this former Roman province and influential medieval and Renaissance era trade base was nearly wiped out during WWII. Virtually all of Cologne’s buildings were built after the war, and the landscape is characterized by simple and modest post-war buildings, with just a few pre-war buildings that were either rebuilt or miraculously untouched during Allied air raids. Don’t miss the spectacularly spired Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, which was rebuilt after the war and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Germany’s most visited landmark.
While you’re here, we recommend partaking in Kölsch, Cologne’s official beer, served in a traditional 200ml glass, called a Stangen, while you’re here. “Zum wohl” means “to your health,” and is a very common toast.
Join your fellow travelers this evening for a delicious included farewell feast, overnight in Dusseldorf. (D)

Wyndham Garden or similar

Day 10

Depart for Home from Düsseldorf (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Double Port Hole

156 sq. ft. outside stateroom on the lower deck with two large portholes (cannot be opened), European double bed (2 separate mattresses at 38x75 inches each) sitting area, desk space, flatscreen TV, Bathroom with standup shower and vanity

French Balcony Middle

156 sq. ft. outside stateroom on the middle deck with French Balcony, European double bed (2 separate mattresses at 38x75 inches each) sitting area, desk space, flatscreen TV, Bathroom with standup shower and vanity

French Balcony Upper

156 sq. ft. outside stateroom on the upper deck with French Balcony, European double bed (2 separate mattresses at 38x75 inches each) sitting area, desk space, flatscreen TV, Bathroom with standup shower and vanity.

A-ROSA Aqua Deck Plans

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