4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location:Cologne, Germany
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Cologne Rhine River Dinner Cruise

Relax on a 3-hour Rhine River dinner cruise, enjoying panoramic views of Cologne as you dine on a buffet of regional specialties, including drinks. While floating down the river – Germany's second largest – you'll experience Cologne from a unique vantage point. Unwind as you take in the atmosphere, enhanced by the DJ’s mellow music selection and the city landmarks lit up in the late evening sky!


  • 3-hour Cologne dinner cruise along the Rhine River
  • Enjoy a buffet dinner, including regional German specialties
  • Listen to the DJ’s relaxing music as you sip your drinks
  • Take in the city sights such as Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge
  • Admire the panoramic vistas of the city skyline lit up at night

What You Can Expect

Cologne Rhine River Dinner Cruise

Cologne Cathedral

During your 3-hour dinner cruise aboard a comfortable boat, enjoy taking in Cologne’s beautiful sights along the Rhine River at night.

See top attractions such as Cologne’s historic old town, the University of Cologne and the Chocolate Museum. Admire famous city landmarks lit up against the spectacular evening sky, such as the Hohenzollern Bridge (Hohenzollernbrücke) – where couples traditionally attach padlocks called ‘love locks’ as a declaration – and the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) with its silver and blue-lit spires.

Choose from regional German dishes at the onboard buffet, and relax as you dine and listen to the DJ’s music selection that will be sure to put you at ease. Enjoy complimentary drinks from the bar, including fresh Koelsch, the famous local beer. After returning to shore, you’re free to stay on board the boat for an additional half hour to finish your drink or just relax!


Sample Menu (subject to change at any time without notice)

Cold Starters
  • Selection of Rhine specialities: black pudding, liver sausage, aspic, Partyfrikadellen (typical German meat dumplings), chicken wings, mixed pickles, mustard
  • Tacchino Tonnato (Turkey with tuna sauce)
  • Poached Salmon with garnish of smoked fish and horseradish-blackberry cream
  • Mixed salad leaves with Feta cheese, onion, olives, vinaigrette dressing
  • Tomato and mozzarella salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, garnished with fresh basil leaves
  • Pasta salad with peas, carrots, cucumber, cream & mayonnaise
  • Potato salad with eggs and pickles in a mayo dressing
Warm Mains
  • Strips of chicken in a cream, cheese and mushroom sauce
  • Pasta with pesto, tomatoes and parmesan
  • Roast with honey crust in dark beer sauce


  • Vegetables
  • Potatoes au gratin
  • Spätzle (traditional German noodle)
  • Bread and Butter
  • Cheese
  • Mousse and Cream Variation
  • Butter- and Fruitcakes

Customer Reviews

Keith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015


Gwen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a lovely evening we had on this beautifully decorated Christmassy boat! The staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient. The food was extensive and tasty, so lovely to be able to try typical German food! The beer and wine flowed freely and the views of Cologne as you floated by were gorgeous! Would highly recommend.

Iain D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great value for your money

Dorothy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a wonderful time! Seeing the Cathedral, bridges, and other magnificent sights in Cologne sparkle with lights during the KD River Dinner Cruise is an image we will always remember! In addition, the friendly people and the party atmosphere onboard made it a fun night. My husband and I would definitely do this again.

H. G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very nice cruise. Diner was good and drinks also

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The food was wonderful and the bar had a good selection of beet. A great experience overall.

Samantha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

A great cruise along the river. Excellent value. The only problem we had was finding the actual pier/boat. We almost missed the boat because we kept driving around trying to find it. All in all, a very nice experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

outstanding meal, great local beer, amazing views during dinner from inside and later from the open deck.

Rodolfo P

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

We had a great time. Perfect time to catch up with friends. Food was average.

James B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Great food, kind staff, awesome company. However, for a seemingly romantic opportunity, their DJ was loud and played music that teenagers would listen to.

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