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This tour was wonderful. The ship arrived promptly, and the ride went smoothly. The recorded tour guides voices were pleasant. The tour is given in both English and German, with the German guide first.
For 9€ a person it was a great trip to do. Easy to switch our papers for tickets at the ticket booth and the staff were so nice! It was short though (50mins).Besides the gorgeous gothic cathedral there isn't much to see on the river. Luxury apartments, and office buildings but it was very relaxing
Well spent 1.25 hour boat trip good to learn about the city and enjoy the ride the meeting place is very close to the central train station if you are taking training to Cologne. The church and tourism office, down town shops and all are all there! Everything within walking distance! Loved it
Gave me an overview of the city and helped me decide what I "had to" see and what I wanted to see. I also liked having the time to sit and think about the City.
This was only a day trip from Brussels to Cologne, but was really delightful. The cathedral is beautiful, although it will almost certainly be better when they finish cleaning it. An excellent lunch, a river trip and the cable car journey were all equally enjoyable. Only shame is that we didn't have more time to spend there. I should also add that the costs were very reasonable. It would be remiss of me not to mention the comfortable ride and super service that we received in the first class section of the Thalys train that took us from Brussels and back. Hope to have more time next time we go.
Excellent and staff were so helpful.
Very relaxing trip on the Rhine
I didn't go on the tour due to time, but walking along the river was nice.
A great river cruise and such a reasonable price.You can also buy drinks and fantastic ice creams on board.Would do this again on my next
Excellent tour experience. Huge cruise ship with ample space to relax on the deck or air conditioned restaurant. Restaurant has finest choice of desert, drinks etc. Total worth for money.
A wonderful way to see Cologne in a short amount of time! My wife and I arrived in Cologne on Saturday afternoon and departed on Sunday afternoon. We purchased this cruise for 10am Sunday morning and the timing was perfect! Very easy to find. They offer numerous foods and drinks for purchase on board. We both highly recommend ordering the waffles with hot cherries and cream! The perfect breakfast with wonderful views! A very nice cruise, first south then north of the Dom (Cathedral). If you are going to be in Cologne long enough to afford the time for a one hour cruise, you will not regret this!
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Good, short, Cologne is fairly limited in sightseeing options but this is a good way to see things along the Rhein.
The cruise was only about an hour long. It's a nice break from walking around and they do advise in both German and English along the way. There isn't as much to see as further south along the Mosel.
They served food and wine as well. Service was really nice.
We loved the cruise. On the negative side, we were not exactly sure where the cruise departed but were at the river promenade early enough to locate it. Our voucher had to be exchanged for tickets at the ticket office prior to boarding. Also it was difficult to hear the narration during the cruise. We had our own map of Cologne with us which was helpful. On the plus side, the river is lovely, and the cruise gave us a better idea of distances between landmarks. For the cost, the cruise is well-worth the time.
Good value for the relatively low price. The hour is the right amount of time for this city. The tour swings to the south from the middle point of the city, backtracks to mid-city and then swings north making another half-loop by the time it returns allowing you to see all 7 of the bridges and a lot of architecture of the city you normally wouldn't see separate from this tour. The location of the departure point is very accessible to the main attractions like the Cathedral.
Only spent a short time in Cologne and it was perfect to get an overview of the city in the time we had. The boat was very comfortable with a large deck on the roof to allow us to take plenty of photos with uninterupted views.
Very nice and relaxing cruise. Nice to see some of the sights of Cologne.
This tour was enjoyable but not if your wanting to get a lot of history of Cologne. Nice day put on the river. Better with a group of people. They serve food and drinks.
A lovely way to see the city at night. We loved seeing everything lit up so beautifully. The bar staff were very good and looked after us at our table.
However, when we booked the tour the details said there would be a commentary describing the sights along the river - this did not happen.