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Cologne Like a Local: Customized Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Cologne Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Trade a traditional guided tour of Cologne for a personalized walking tour based on a new travel concept. Meeting up with a Lokafyer guide is like having a friend to show you around Cologne, from the coolest neighborhoods to the places locals actually eat. Since you’ll connect with the guide to talk or chat before the tour, you can customize the experience to your preferences and interests.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$37.03
Price varies by group size
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US$37.03
Price varies by group size
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Old Town Public Brewhouse TourBeer & Brewery Tours

Old Town Public Brewhouse Tour

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Visitors unfamiliar with Cologne’s unusual brewhouse etiquette may find themselves confused by the system. On this brewhouse tour, find out how the ordering process works and—crucially—how to indicate you’ve had your fill. Visit four traditional brewhouses with a guide, savoring a glass of kölsch—Cologne’s signature beer style—at each.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.09
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US$30.09

11 Cologne stories - an exciting scavenger huntAttraction Tickets

11 Cologne stories - an exciting scavenger hunt

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Discover Cologne playfully, with a scavenger hunt! You can expect a modern city rally, where you come across tricky puzzles and interesting information about Cologne's history. Feel like Sherlock Holmes and reveal the secrets of the city. Playfully gain new insights and have fun. On the approx. 2.5km long route you will learn interesting facts and myths, meet women who have shaped the development of Cologne, get to know the attractive places of the Rhine metropolis. Immediately after the start you dive into a world full of hidden clues and enigmatic pictures. At the end of each task, exciting information about the respective sights awaits you. ⭐ HIGH lights »Independence of tourist guides and groups »Only a smartphone with internet connection needed »Suitable for individuals and groups »Playful mediation of interesting contents »Informative, exciting, amusing »Already from 6 Euro per person
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.50
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US$37.50
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Historical Walk through Cologne with a LocalArchitecture Tours

Historical Walk through Cologne with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private Local. Discover the historical side of Cologne with a passionate local who wants to share all the best kept secrets of Cologne with you! Our excursion will start at the Synagogue because Cologne has a deep Jewish history! You will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Hahnen Gate or even The Domincan Church of St. Andrew, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour won’t show you! We know that travelling is the best way of learning, and having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.98
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US$58.98

Excursion to DüsseldorfDay Trips

Excursion to Düsseldorf

Make the most of your time in Germany—and see the best of Düsseldorf in just half a day—on this private tour from Cologne. Pick between multiple departure times, and head north to Düsseldorf (transit own expense). Upon arrival, explore the city’s key attractions with your guide. Admire the Old Town Hall, visit the Castle Tower (the only remaining part of the city’s historical castle), see the Arts Academy, and more.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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US$874.92
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US$874.92
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Discovery walk in Cologne: Highlights & Hidden GemsPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Discovery walk in Cologne: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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Discover the popular attractions of Cologne as well as its hidden secrets on this interactive city discovery game. You won’t have to learn how to use new devices, as the game can be accessed from your smartphone. It can also be used on multiple devices at once, so you won’t have a problem if your battery dies. Solve 15 clues and discover Cologne’s old town gems while you're playing. It’s a great way to go sightseeing and have fun at the same time.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.51
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US$38.51
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Old Town Private Brewhouse TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Old Town Private Brewhouse Tour

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With our passion for Cologne and its local beer specialty Kölsch, we want to take you on a journey to our favorite brewhouses in town. Become part of the Crew and try different Kölsch brands and learn why we love Kölsch so much! We spontaneously adapt every single tour to the group, so we can truly say: Our Cologne - Your tour! On our brewhouse tour in Cologne's old town, our guides will bring you to four traditional brewhouses. In each brewhouse you have the possibility to try their unique Kölsch and our entertaining guide will tell you everything you need to know about Kölsch, Cologne and the local mentality.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$185.17
per group
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US$185.17
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Private-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with GuideMountain Bike Tours

Private-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide

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See more of Cologne in less time—and enjoy an active way to explore—on this private bike tour. Pick between numerous daily departure times, meet your guide in the center of town, and grab your bikes and helmets. You’ll cover roughly 10 miles (16 kilometers) of the city, and will spy the UNESCO-listed Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, Kölner Philharmonie, and more. As you go, learn all about Cologne’s history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$245.66
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US$245.66
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Cologne Kölsch Tour & Beer TastingPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Cologne Kölsch Tour & Beer Tasting

Go ahead and experience the local beer jewel – Kölsch. It is a classic tour during which you will roam through at least 3 brewery pubs around the area of Cologne Cathedral to taste different types of the typical Cologne beer named Kölsch and get to know their special atmosphere. You will find out more about the history of this top-fermented light beer and its traditions, as well as its production and what it makes different to other beers. Taste this bright and clear beer with a straw-yellow hue. Cologne’s general history will be of concern, too. Come and join our professional guide for a sip of Kölsch.
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  • 2 hours
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US$431.94
per group
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US$431.94
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Southern Old Town Private Brewhouse TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Southern Old Town Private Brewhouse Tour

With our passion for Cologne and its local beer specialty Kölsch, we want to take you on a journey to our favorite brewhouses in town. Become part of the Crew and try different Kölsch brands and learn why we love Kölsch so much! We spontaneously adapt every single tour to the group, so we can truly say: Our Cologne - Your tour! Let us bring you to one of Cologne's most traditional neighborhoods: The Southern Old Town (Severin's quarter). On this tour, your guide will bring you to four traditional brewhouses and corner pubs in this historic quarter. In each brewhouse and pub you have the possibility to try their unique Kölsch and our entertaining guide will tell you everything you need to know about Kölsch, Cologne and the local mentality.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$185.17
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US$185.17
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Cologne Walking tour with a visit to world famous CathedralHalf-day Tours

Cologne Walking tour with a visit to world famous Cathedral

Discover Cologne’s top attractions, all in one single, private tour. Pick between multiple daily tour times, meet your guide in the city center, and enjoy a seamless way to explore this history-saturated city. You’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Cologne Cathedral (entry own expense), will admire the 900-year-old Historic Town Hall, will explore the Alter Markt (Old Market Square), and more.
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  • 3 hours
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US$311.22
per group
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US$311.22
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Cologne Christmas Lights guided bike tourChristmas

Cologne Christmas Lights guided bike tour

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Are you visiting our city during the most wonderful time of the year? Be sure to join our Cologne Christmas Lights bike tour – the perfect activity during this joyful season. The Cologne Christmas market is one of the most beautiful X-mas markets in Europe and is a great event every year. You will find many stalls, delicacies and gadgets. Enjoy a combination of classic sightseeing and a visit different Christmas markets during this guided tour. Cycle past the beautifully decorated sights and learn all about the German holiday traditions from a true local. There is enough time to try some traditional foods or a typical Glühwein (not included in the tour price) as well and we will provide you with some feet warmers, so you won’t have to worry about being cold! - 3 hour guided bike tour in Cologne - helmets and foot warmers included - English-speaking guide - visit of Cologne Christmas Markets - relaxed city tour for all ages
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.74
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US$40.74

Segway Classic Tour (3h)Half-day Tours

Segway Classic Tour (3h)

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Segway Tour Cologne is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible with public transportation. When you visit Cologne for the first time, this is the ideal tour for you. On this 3-hour tour, you will discover the most famous sights of the city. You'll see attractions like the Cathedral, Fragrance Museum, Hohenzollern Bridge and Rheinauhafen. Besides having fun driving the Segway, your guide will give you an explanation about the history of this exciting city. Numbers are limited to 8 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide. • 3-hour Segway Tour to Cologne's most famous sights • Your expert guide wants to give explanations at each stop • We only use original Segway PT • Learn about the history of the city • Have fun driving the Segway through Cologne's vibrant streets • Small-group format ensures a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$83.05
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US$83.05
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GAILY TOUR in COLOGNE - Gay & Lesbian TourCultural Tours

GAILY TOUR in COLOGNE - Gay & Lesbian Tour

Cologne • Gay Tour & Eau de Cologne's Secrets  Cologne by Night • Gay Tour • Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide and/or Driver • Every Entrance Fee or Tasting described in the program
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$204.61
Price varies by group size
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US$204.61
Price varies by group size
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Photogenic Cologne with a LocalCultural Tours

Photogenic Cologne with a Local

This Experience is provieded by a private Local. Come with me to discover the city of Cologne through your camera lense! Join me on this city walk for the unique opportunity of experiencing the city from an insider’s point of view and taking stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the St. Gereon's Church to the old fortification of the city. While using your camera to capture the beauty of Cologne, you will also come across local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Let us discover an alternative side of Cologne, full of history and unique beauty! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! And be sure to capture the towering heights and romanesque beauty of Great St. Martin’s Church, a favourite landmark among the locals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.90
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US$34.90

Discover Cologne in 60 Minutes with a LocalCultural Tours

Discover Cologne in 60 Minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Cologne? Challenge accepted! Discover Cologne during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city. We will meet in front of the Cathedral and go on our stroll from there :-) By seeing Cologne through the eyes of a local, discover what the everyday life looks like and find out where the city gets its characteristic ambience from. While walking through Cologne, you will discover its parks, monuments, and historical architecture with a local, so this is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here, and find out how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect Experience for someone visiting the city for the first time or for someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$22.87
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US$22.87

Art and Culture in Cologne with a LocalCultural Tours

Art and Culture in Cologne with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Did you know about the donator from the Ludwig Museum? Built in the 1980’s Peter and Irene Ludwig donated their multi-million dollar art collection to the city. Thousands of art lovers from all over the globe visit Cologne each year, either participating in one or more of the numerous cultural events or simply enjoying the buzzing community and the city ambience. Whether you are visiting Cologne as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better or it is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Cologne and looking at amazing street art or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums, you will hear about artists like Pablo Picasso and their connection to Cologne. I will share with you the most significant cultural and historical insights and details of the colourful and multi-faced Cologne while we deep dive into the world of art and culture of my city and country.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.89
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US$28.89

Discover Cologne's LGBT Nightlife with a LocalCultural Tours

Discover Cologne's LGBT Nightlife with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Cologne is known for being a no-judgment city and a city that is and always will be open to people from all walks of life. In Cologne you can find an unbelievably strong LGBT community with dedicated Clubs, Bars and so much more! Join an LBGT-friendly local to discover the best hangout spots to meet like-minded people and enjoy a memorable night out at some of Cologne's most prominent LGBT bars and clubs. While going from bar to bar you will get a better image and understanding of the LGBT community and get to ask all your questions! Come with me to discover another facette of Cologne full of colours and history!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.98
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US$58.98

Cologne 1933-1945 Walking Tour Private Sightseeing Tours

Cologne 1933-1945 Walking Tour

Explore how the inhabitants here coped with their daily life in the dark times of 1933-1945. Find out why Cologne Cathedral apparently stayed free of damage after more than 200 air raids and why the old town had to be rebuilt completely. What happened to the enemies of Hitler’s regime and to those opposing the National Socialist dictatorship? In those dark years, all the achievements of the Weimar Republic were abolished in just an instant. During this guided tour, you will visit several sights with a reference to this decade. Experience the city’s history and main events of the period with our professional guide!
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  • 2 hours
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US$407.24
per group
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US$407.24
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The Best of Cologne Walking Tour Private Sightseeing Tours

The Best of Cologne Walking Tour

During this short walking tour, you will see all the most important sights and have an overview of Cologne’s long history going back to Roman times. Let us have a stroll through the old town and get to know Cologne’s inhabitants and their mentality better. Enjoy the Cologne Cathedral - one of the most important and impressive buildings in the world from outside. Do you know how many people visit the Cathedral each year? Be impressed with Cologne’s Old Town, its late medieval town hall, pass the Old Market, and stroll through the cobbled streets and within small houses. Experience its distinctive historical charm and be drawn by its rustic narrow alleyways. Discover it all with our professional guide!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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US$425.89
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US$425.89
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Sancta Colonia: Through the Heart of Cologne Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMapPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Sancta Colonia: Through the Heart of Cologne Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Avoid the rigid schedules of traditional walking tours and explore Cologne at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Narrated by Marcel Krüger, the tour takes you past major city sights, such as the Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig, and offers insight into the city’s history and culture.
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  • 45 minutes
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US$5.20
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US$5.20

Cologne: 1-hour Rhine River Panorama CruiseAudio Guides

Cologne: 1-hour Rhine River Panorama Cruise

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Take a 1-hour river cruise along the Rhine and explore Cologne’s beautiful city skyline. Listen to informative commentary onboard about the city’s 2,000-year culture and history as you take in the panoramic views of Cologne. Guests are able to get off and visit the Cologne Cathedral, located just five minutes from the dock, and learn about Germany’s most visited cultural monument.
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  • 1 hour
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US$14.44
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US$14.44

 Guided tour “Love stories of Cologne”Private Sightseeing Tours

Guided tour “Love stories of Cologne”

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. What is so impressive about Cologne cathedral? You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What is so romantic about the Cologne Triangle? What is the most famous historical couple of the Germany country? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$480.23
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US$480.23
per group
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Private tour of the best of Cologne - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a localHalf-day Tours

Private tour of the best of Cologne - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local

Cologne is home to a bounty of local, must-eat foods and one of the great joys of a holiday abroad is sampling the local cuisine and the food in Cologne is amongst the best in Europe. Experience fantastic art and architecture, a rich Medieval history and innovative modern additions in Cologne which has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in Germany. Our fun and entertaining guide will make this a memorable experience for you filled with sightseeing, visiting local popular hangout places and trying the local food & drinks. It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into the rich German culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$240.72
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US$240.72
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