- 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
Fantastic welcome as soon as we boarded the ship. Very friendly staff, good food and reasonable drinks prices. Shame about the weather but it was in December :-
This trip was absolutely marvellous. We were delighted with the quality and style of the whole morning. The food was lovely, the service great and the boat was stunning. We had a great view and could even see the live entertainment. I would highly recommend this trip and Viator to anyone considering booking something of this nature. THANK YOU everyone from 6 very happy people in Cologne
FANTASTIC LUNCH WITH GREAT COMPANY, ENTERTAINMENT FIRST CLASS LOVED IT
What a great time, staff fab, boat lovely,everything brill. I would recommend this trip
Good fun, good food, lovely weather for December.
Tour was great. Plenty of food and drink. Nice atmosphere. And crew were all very cordial and polite. Only hitch was to find the place as along the Rhine is quiet long to walk. But nevertheless it was a very good experience.