- View the Cologne Cathedral in all its glory and the hustle-bustle of Old Town (Altstadt)
- See Rheinauhafen with its marina and buildings shaped like construction cranes
- Indulge in a lavish brunch buffet of hot and cold foods and decadent desserts
- Listen to Christmas music and get into the holiday spirit!
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
I can't imagine a better way to spend a winter's Sunday morning! While you float past Cologne's sights, the staff on board the cruise will make sure to put you in the proper Christmas mood!
What You Can Expect
Load up on a variety of hot and cold foods (see Itinerary for sample menu) including eggs, cold cuts, salads, pasta and fish. Sit back and relax as the city of Cologne glides by on either side. Behold stunning Cologne Cathedral, which has the largest façade of any church in the world. This stunning Gothic cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site is Germany’s most popular attraction.
Pass by colorful and vibrant Old Town (Altstadt) with its many restaurants and bars. And see Rheinauhafen, an urban redevelopment project that includes a marina and three architecturally distinctive buildings shaped like construction cranes.
Refill your plate as often as you like but be sure to leave room for dessert! Throughout your cruise, enjoy singing along to your favorite Christmas carols. By the time your 2.5-hour cruise along the Rhine River returns to its departure point, you’ll be ready to continue your day with independent sightseeing or Christmas shopping.
Scrambled eggs with bacon and fried sausages
Beef bouillon with root vegetables and small semolina dumplings
Christmas spiced roast ham in dark beer salsa
Tagliatelle / Spaghetti in creamy cheese sauce / bolognese
Various sides such as vegetables and potatoes
Turkey, roast beef or pork
Melons with raw/cooked ham
Meatballs and chicken wings
Cold cuts of meat
Plate of smoked fish such as salmon or trout
Garden salads with dressing
Breads, rolls, baguettes, butter, jam, honey
Cherry with panna cotta cream
Pancakes with forest berries