Enchanting Rhine Christmas Markets

14 Night Fly & Cruise Holiday with $2500 Bonus Value Including Hotel Stay, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-94834

from $... per person
Book by July 31, 2021

Your 14 Night Fly & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Economy Flights to Prague Returning From Frankfurt

Your Pre Cruise Experience in Prague, Munich, and Cologne
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Prague
Bonus 2 Night Hotel stay to Explore the City of Munich
Bonus 1 Night pre cruise Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Cologne

Your Scenic Rail Journeys
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Prague to Munich
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Munich to Cologne
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Cologne to Frankfurt

Your Arosa Cruise
4 Night Enchanting Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise from Cologne Onboard Arosa Silva in an Outside Stateroom
5 Night Rhine Advent Cruise from Cologne Onboard Arosa E-Motion in an Outside Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Premium All-inclusive Onboard Experience – including premium beverages throughout the day
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings

General Sail Date Information
Set sail on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Day 1 – 3: Prague, Czech Republic

Think beauty, medieval charm, and beer, Prague, the Czech Republic’s Captial City, boasts some of the best beauty & experiences in Europe.

On arrival at Václav Havel Airport Prague International Airport make your own way to your Prague hotel, where you will spend the next to days at leisure exploring the city of Prague.

Bisected by the Vltava River, the nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” is home to colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches & and the infamous medieval Astronomical Clock, all within the cities Old Town Square; the heart of the cities historic core. Outside the Old Town Square wander across the Charles Bridge, explore Prague Castle, and treat your tastebuds to beer & Czech Tapas.

Day 4: Scenic Rail Journey from Prague to Munich, Germany

On check out from your Prague hotel may your way to the Prague rail station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) for your scenic rail journey to Munich. On arrival at Munich rail station make your own way to your Munich hotel.

Day 5: Munich, Germany

Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century

Day 6: Scenic Rail Journey from Munich to Cologne, Germany

On check out from your Munich hotel may your way to the Munich rail station for your scenic rail journey to Cologne. On arrival at Cologne rail station make your own way to your Cologne hotel.

Cologne is renowned for what became known as Advent or Christmas Markets held month-long markets that sold toys, nuts and sweets. The most popular and best-known is in front of the famous Cologne Cathedral – the organisers expect over 4 million visitors each year to the 150 stands in the Roncalliplatz. But there are quite a few others on offer – some in the centre and some in quieter parts of the city.

Day 7: Cologne, Germany

Morning at leisure to explore this cathedral city, with its wealth of monuments and attractions.

On check out from your Cologne hotel make your way to the cruise dock for your 9 night exciting Rhine cruise onboard Arosa. From Cologne, you will be heading for the northern or the southern Rhine. Embark cruise 5:00 pm

Day 8: Rudesheim (Rhine Gorge)  and Mainz, Germany

The town describes its biggest attraction, the world-famous Drosselgasse, as ‘144 metres of Joie de Vivre. This centre of Rhine Romanticism once inspired poets and musicians – it was here that Brahms composed his Symphony No. 3. Rüdesheim is the best-known spot in the Rheingau and has plenty of cultural attractions, including stately homes and fortifications. And no visit to the towns and countryside of this area of the Rhine would be complete without a Rüdesheim coffee, which was invented here.

Mainz bleibt Mainz (or ‘Mainz is always Mainz’) is more than a carnival motto. It is an expression of the easy-going way of life that makes the locals proud of their city, makes it easy for non-locals to settle in, and helps visitors to enjoy their stay here. With 2,000 years of history, Mainz is not just one of the oldest cities in Germany – it is also a place where you can see history come alive wherever you turn.

Day 9: Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt is known as the “Manhattan” of Europe due to its profusion of bankers and soaring skyscrapers, which co-exist with the city’s traditional Old Town architecture. Experience Frankfurt’s many contrasts today by visiting Germany’s oldest museum or taking a guided “Let’s Go” bike ride. Delve into exciting Frankfurt today. A major European financial and trade centre, vibrant Frankfurt boasts world-class museums, soaring skyscrapers, cozy wine taverns, and lovely parks. Choose a brief tour that gives you an overview or a more in-depth walking tour and then explore on your own. There’s a lot to discover, including a great bike path along the Main, if you’d like to get out and about for some exercise.

Day 10: Koblenz, Germany

Today you will find yourself in Koblenz, a 2000-year-old town situated on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Explore the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, one of the main defenses against the French in the 19th century. Spend the afternoon sailing the Rhine Gorge, passing plenty of stunning castles and vineyards on the way to your next destination.

Day 11: Cologne, Germany

Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities. Explore the old town with its beautiful squares, local markets, and historical monuments. The highlight of this stop is the magnificent World–Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. If you fancy going further afield book an excursion to Drachenburg Castle or Bruhl, famous for the Augustus Palace and Falkenlust.

Cologne Embark Arosa NEW Cologne

Day 12: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Admire the bold modern architecture intermixed with classic 18th and 19th-century buildings. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and it was completely rebuilt after WWII. As the largest port in the world, this city will draw you in with inspiring sights.

Day 13: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam has been constructed entirely on stakes to sit above the cities water level. The Anne Frank House, The Hague and a Delft Blue Pottery Factory are merely a few of the sights that await your arrival in this beautifully eclectic city.

Day 14 – 15: Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht is a city in the Netherlands, known for its medieval center. It has tree-lined canals, Christian monuments, and a venerable university. The iconic Domtoren, a 14th-century bell tower with city views, stands opposite the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin on central Domplein square. The Museum Catharijneconvent shows religious art and artifacts in a former monastery

Day 16: Scenic Rail Journey from Cologne to Frankfurt, Germany

Your exciting Rhine cruise ends in Cologne, but your wonderful memories will last forever. As you disembark from the Arosa, may your way to the Cologne rail station for your scenic rail journey to Frankfurt International Airport for your return flight home or onward journey.

A-ROSA Silva is a 442-feet luxury ship that carries no more than 186 passengers for a more intimate and memorable journey. It has 89 cabins and 6 suites, all well-equipped with furnishings and in-room amenities that make one’s stay truly comfortable.

A-ROSA Silva features a sun deck where you can enjoy lots of sunshine on a comfy recliner or relax in an outdoor heated pool or whirlpool. On the sun deck, you will also find a shuffleboard, a large chessboard, and putting green. Enjoy stunning views from the indoor restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows or from the outdoor café bar. You also will not want to miss the SPA-ROSA.

Upgrade to Higher Deck Riverview Stateroom from only $399 per person
Upgrade to Juliet Balcony Stateroom from only $599 per person

Meander through Magical Christmas Markets
Marvel at Frankfurt’s towering Christmas Tree
Enjoy mulled wine & Christmas baking in the town square
Take in the panorama of the Rhine Valley, dotted with castles
Sail into the centre of European Capitals on the Rhine River

Travel based on Cruise Departure 29 November 2022

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

Highlights

Cruise Line: Arosa
Ship: Arosa Silva
Departs: Cologne, Germany
Countries Visited:
Sail Date: 
29 November 2022

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