Rhine Christmas River Cruise

Christmas Markets River Cruise on The Rhine

4 Night Premium Inclusive River Cruise

Drift down the Rhine on a truly festive river cruise

This 4-night Premium Inclusive cruise will take you to see the Christmas delights The Rhine has to offer.  With 4 visits and tours included in the package, you will experience Mannheim by night, wander the streets of Mainz, sail through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge, be in awe of the oldest French Christmas market in Strasbourg and say hi to Cologne.  It is a cleverly packaged festive treat for all to enjoy, and pick up a few Christmas presents along the way.

The Ship

The A-ROSA’s river cruise ships have been carefully constructed to offer spacious and contemporary interiors, light and bright décor as well as stylish touches to compliment your experience whilst sailing to new adventures.

Equipped with either a whirlpool or plunge pool, you may choose to take a dip during your stay or perhaps enjoy a traditional game in the bar area such as shuffleboard or giant chess.  Activities are laid back and effortless just like sailing on a river should be.

Choose from a selection of different cabins including some with balconies.

Flights to Germany are included in this package and are available from a variety of different UK airports.


  • 6th December 2021 from £955pp
  • 14th December 2021 from £825pp
Day 1 – Travel to Germany

Fly to Germany and venture down to the riverbank of the Rhine, where you will get your first glimpse of the A-ROSA river cruise ship eagerly awaiting your arrival onboard.

Day 2 - Mannheim, Germany

Enjoy the day onboard sailing up the Rhine to Mannheim, where you will dock in the afternoon.  Your first Christmas market of the trip awaits your exploration.  There is also an optional excursion for you to choose if you wish, which will take you to see the beautiful city of Heidelberg.

Day 3 - Strasbourg, France

After sailing through the night, you will arrive just after breakfast and will have both the day and night to marvel at the sights that Strasbourg has to offer.  The towering Gothic cathedral, the intimate winding lanes of the Petite France quarter and the traditional and enchanting market stalls will leave you wishing for more. This is a picture-perfect stop, which is sure to get you in the festive spirit.

Day 4 – Mainz, Germany

About midday you will arrive in Mainz.  Once the Roman border fort and the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, this city has lots of historical references to explore.  Such as Johannes Gutenburg who set up his first printing press in this very city during the 1450s. A walking tour is included in your visit, which will give you a chance to immerse yourself in the history and culture this city has to offer.  Don’t worry, there will be time to wander the 100 or so Christmas market stalls eagerly awaiting your attention. Once settled back on the ship you will cruise overnight back to Cologne.

Day 5 – Travel back to the UK

You will disembark the ship and begin your journey back to the UK.

This offer is subject to availability and the advertised ‘from’ price is based on 14th December 2021 departure from London Standsted. Price is based on 2 adults sharing a cabin. The duration is based on a 3-night package. Please contact us for a full quote.

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