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Rhine River Cruises in Cologne

By Viator, December 2017

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Situated on the banks of the Rhine River, bustling Cologne is home to beautiful Gothic and Baroque landmarks. While seeing them on foot is lovely, a cruise offers a complementary perspective. Here are your options for cruising the Rhine in Cologne.

Highlights
  • For a long sail, pick up a KD Rhine pass from Cologne to Mainz, and hop on and off wherever you like to explore the lovely towns along the riverbank.
  • Stop off at Bonn to take a look at Beethoven’s ear trumpet in the house where he was born in 1770.
  • An evening river cruise is particularly pretty at Christmastime, with a traditional festive feast and fairytale views of castles and churches lit up for the season.

Sightseeing Cruises
Experience the sights and sounds of the Rhine valley on a Rhine River cruise that can last anywhere from an hour to a full day. From the decks of a tour boat, take in the scenic panorama of the castles, churches, and vineyards along the shores of the Rhine.

Dining Cruises
Cruise along Cologne’s scenic urban waterfront as you enjoy a meal, passing the city’s historic old town, the University of Cologne, and the Chocolate Museum. Relax and admire glowing views of the city skyline including Hohenzollern Bridge (Hohenzollernbrücke) and Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom). Different boat trips offer different packages, with dinner cruises being especially popular.

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Cologne Super Saver: Sightseeing Cruise and Meal at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne, Cologne, null
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Cologne Super Saver: Sightseeing Cruise and Meal at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Combine a 1-hour Rhine River sightseeing cruise with a skip-the-line pass to eat at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne! Simply select one of six start times for the ...  Read more

Location: Cologne, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.09
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Rhine River Cruise to Königswinter with Sea Life Visit or Drachenfels Cliff, Cologne, Dining ... 
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Rhine River Cruise to Königswinter with Sea Life Visit or Drachenfels Cliff

4 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Enjoy a scenic Rhine River cruise from Cologne to the resort city of Königswinter, at the foot of the beautiful Siebengebirge hills. After a journey down ...  Read more

Location: Cologne, Germany
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.30
Cologne Rhine River Dinner Cruise, Cologne, Day Cruises
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Cologne Rhine River Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $87.01
KD Rhine Pass from Cologne, Cologne, Dinner Cruises
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KD Rhine Pass from Cologne

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 29 Reviews

An easy way to start your romantic day on the Rhine: Present your KD ticket onboard any KD ship and enjoy all scheduled day cruises on the Rhine river for one ...  Read more

Location: Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.52
Cologne Rhine River Christmas Dinner Cruise, Cologne, Day Cruises
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Cologne Rhine River Christmas Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

A night of festivity and romance awaits you onboard the comfortable MS RheinEnergie or MS RheinFantasie! Round off your day at Cologne's famous Christmas ...  Read more

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

From USD $88.33
Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise in Colgone, Cologne, Christmas
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Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise in Colgone

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

An afternoon cruise on the Rhine whilst enjoying relaxing live music is sure to make you smile, before or after you stroll around the renowned Cologne ...  Read more

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

From USD $21.72
Cologne Christmas Sunday Brunch Cruise, Cologne, Christmas
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Cologne Christmas Sunday Brunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $55.43

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