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Really enjoyed this cruise as an oasis of calm during our weekend visit with number 2 daughter, 22 to the Cologne Christmas markets. Reserved seats, enjoyable entertainment with two singers covering traditional Christmas Carols, German favourite songs, the usual suspctes Winter Wonderland etc and a very welcoming St Nicholas who got local talent up to sing along as well. Plenty of food options although we stuck to gluhwein and coffee.
Doing what: Cologne Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise
Really enjoyed this Brunch Cruise!! The staff was so friendly and accommodating and the food was amazing!!! Any kind of bread, cheese, or smoked fish you could think of. Also, a buffet line with warm foods. The tables are assigned and there really isn't a bad seat, we were on an interior table and still enjoyed the views. After the meal, you could wander about and take pictures or just enjoy the scenery.
Would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a great meal and time with family/friends !!
Doing what: Cologne Christmas Sunday Brunch Cruise
sally United States of ...
The cruise was lovely, well done and the narration was excellent - in English and in German. I was interested to see so many German tourists as well as people from all parts of the world taking this cruise. The hop-On Hop-Off bus tour - the first bus was excellent and the gal that did the narrating was excellent as well as the bus driver, The last bus driver - did not speak English, had a taped narration and was a bit crude since he did not know English. Plus he was late getting there.
A very pretty town - must remember to let the driver know that you want to get off - does not stop unless requested.
We arrived at the office to pick up our tickets only to find that the buses were not running. So we lost the most bey for the Hop on bus. You didn't give any indication on your site that the buses didn't run on Sundays. We're disappointed in the cruise which was very boring and we felt pressured to buy things in the dining room setting. Overall very disappointing
This was our highlight of our Hop-On-Hop-Off and our stay in Cologne. This river ride is highly recommended and no visitor to Cologne should give this a miss.
It was raining hard that day we did not enjoy it much. But it and #39;s a good way to see the city. Cologne is a simple city with gothic flare. A combination of old and new. Just be careful all the time and be mindful of your belongings. We are a victim of theft at the Central Station.
We didnt quite enjoy these tours though the hop on hop off bus tour was convenient to visit the places of interest. I suggest to make use of the free earphones to hear the interesting facts pertaining each place. Its just that the bus conductors did not offer the earphones the first time we hopped on and validated our tickets. We had to ask for it the second time we hopped on. For first timers who are not familiar, the tourist may hesitate to even ask.
The rhine river sightseeing cruise was a bore....and we just kept cruising on the same spot. The coverage of the cruise in the river seems limited....
It might be good to include directions to the voucher/ticket booth. River cruise was awesome! Bus tour was good. The first bus I rode was with a live guide and very good. Unfortunately we encountered some mechanical issues and the bus had to stop for several minutes while they fixed the problem. Second bus I had to use head phones. This would not have been a problem if they had told me that and told me which dial number to use as I entered the bus. Tour was good for the price.
Cynthia C Canada
Nice tour to get overview of City. Changed the route from when I booked, so didn't see a couple of items.
Easy to locate near train station and Cathedral.
The hop-on hop-off tour was extremely convenient and took us to many attractions around town. The Rhine cruise provided some great views of Köln along the river. With this said the tour was ruined by some latecomers who were loud and shouldn and #39;t have been allowed on the boat (showed 5 mins late!)
The bus tour station was difficult to find and the main central station did not really give us good direction.
There is just not a lot to see in this crowded, dirty city. The botanical gardens were awesome and of course, the DOM was an amazing experience as well. Those are the only worthwhile reasons to get off the bus. Enjoyed this but needed more.
River Tour: PA speaker sounded like crap, the sights were cool but I got the feeling like it was more about getting people to buy what's on board. I was either very tired or kind of bored because it was easy to doze off.
Bus Tour: Great way to see sights around town.
Earphones not working could not hear the guide!
The city was nice to see but I was not happy with the bus driver on my first day. The guide onboard did not speak English well and directed us to the wrong ticket office to exchange the voucher. The woman there said the drivers don't know where to tell people to go for the exchange we had to walk at least 15 minutes to get the ticket. I don't like the fact that even paying for the voucher we had to get a ticket somewhere else. That is inconvenient in a strange city so I doubt I will buy vouchers again.
We were also not offered a headset and when I did see others returning one I was glad I didn't have one because the same headsets were passed to other people without sanitation! I brought my own headset on the second day. I did enjoy the Rhine river cruise and would recommend that.
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
Doing what: Cologne Christmas Sunday Brunch Cruise
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