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  • Location:Cologne, Germany
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Cologne Christmas Sunday Brunch Cruise

Capture the Christmas spirit as you cruise along the majestic Rhine River through the grand old city of Cologne and indulge in a decadent brunch buffet. Admire the Cologne Cathedral, Old Town (Altstadt), and Rheinauhafen with its marina and eye-catching new buildings. Throughout your cozy Sunday brunch cruise, sing along with Christmas carols and chat with fellow passengers as you savor a holiday feast!


  • 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

Cologne Christmas Sunday Brunch Cruise

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on your cruise!

Bring your appetite and board your heated and covered boat at 10am to begin your festive Sunday cruise along the Rhine River. Christmas music will greet you as you inhale the delicious scents from the brunch buffet and enjoy your welcome drink of sparkling wine or orange juice.

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.


Sample menu:

Warm dishes
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

Cold dishes

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

Various mousses
Cherry with panna cotta cream
Pancakes with forest berries
Cheese platter

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

What a great time, staff fab, boat lovely,everything brill. I would recommend this trip

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

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.

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