In season 2023, A-ROSA Cruises' upgraded Premium All Inclusive fares also include an excursion with a special onboard dinner allowing tourists a more complete experience of the destination the visit.
For an intimate discovery of the visited cities, all passengers on voyages of 7+ nights can join an excursion, which is included in the price of the voyage. The excursions are guided city tours in popular for travel destinations like Linz, Avignon, Bratislava.
Along the Rhine, travelers enjoy guided land tours in Hoorn, Dordrecht, Koblenz, Bernkastel-Kues.
Seine voyages offer a chance to follow Richard the Lionheart’s tracks in Les Andelys. The focus during the included excursions is on experiencing the respective destination. Thanks to central docks/berths, informative tours usually start from downtown.
Complemented are the excursions by a culinary evening on the boat, also dedicated to the region visited. Starting with an aperitif/canapes in the A-ROSA Lounge, all passengers can then enjoy a gourmet buffet with local specialties in the Market Restaurant.
Jennifer Bockmann (AROSA's Shore Excursions Manager) said they aimed to bring their guests as close as possible to the visited countries and their cultures, emphasizing a high level of the locality.
"With the new included excursion, we are not only fulfilling our guests’ desire for an exclusive experience, but also meeting our A-ROSA standards for what a city visit should entail. It is our goal to keep our environmental footprint in the sailed regions to a minimum. The included city tours are particularly environmentally friendly and benefit from smaller groups of guests.”
On Portugal's Douro River, an included shore excursion has been a longstanding feature of the program. From Pinhao, the land tour takes tourists along the vineyards of the Alto Douro region to a winery. Vacationers can enjoy a traditional Portuguese menu, customarily served to the harvest workers at the end of their work. The trip is accompanied by traditional Portuguese music.