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Cologne Sightseeing round-trip Cruise

Cologne, Germany
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Admire beautiful Cologne from the water on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Rhine River. Choose from a range of departure times and watch top Cologne attractions including twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, the Old Town and the Hohenzollern Bridge unfold as you cruise along the world-famous river. Buy drinks such as the much-loved local Koelsch beer from the bar, and hear about Cologne’s long and illustrious history while you sail. If you wish, choose to enjoy a longer, 2-hour evening cruise to see Cologne’s sights sparkling with lights along the riversides.
  • 1-hour Cologne sightseeing cruise on the Rhine River
  • Admire views of Cologne's top attractions, like Cologne Cathedral
  • Take in panoramic views of beautiful riverbanks and park areas
  • Learn about the city's interesting history from the informative audio commentary in English
  • Upgrade to a 2-hour sightseeing cruise to enjoy Cologne's riverfront sights lit up at night!
Select from a range of daytime departure times when you book. Then, make your own way to the cruise departure point on the banks of the Rhine River in central Cologne.

Step aboard your modern sightseeing boat, and find a spot on the sun deck or in the comfortable cabin. Then, sit back and soak up the views as your boat pulls away from shore and glides along the legendary Rhine.

Take snaps of top Cologne attractions such as the magnificent, twin-spires of Cologne Cathedral and the Hohenzollern Bridge, whose railings are crowded with locked padlocks left by couples as an everlasting symbol of their love.

Keep your camera poised as you waft by the medieval Old Town, and watch for Cologne Chocolate Museum — an impressive contemporary building that dominates the newly renovated Rheinauhafen harbor area.

 As you cruise, listen to fascinating facts about Cologne’s 2,000-year history from the informative audio commentary, and perhaps visit the onboard bar to buy a drink (own expense), such as a glass of the much-loved local beer of Koelsch.

After around an hour on the water, return to the starting pier, where your tour ends when you step back on land.

If you wish, choose to take a 2-hour evening trip rather than a 1-hour daytime cruise, and enjoy magical views of Cologne’s illuminated sights glittering against the night sky.
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Cologne Cathedral
famous Cologne cathedral
Admission Ticket Free
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Chocolate Museum
Chocolate museum directly located at the Rhine river
Admission Ticket Free
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Hohenzollern Bridge
Couples traditionally leave padlocks as a token of their love to one another.
Admission Ticket Free

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Reviews by Viator travelers
, Jun 2019
Great tour, but directions to the starting dock could have been better. We almost missed the tour due to this.
Love this cruise. I wish the trip...
, Apr 2018
Love this cruise. I wish the trip was longer, but its well worth your money. I wouldnt mind paying extra if they took us more up or down the river.
Nice quite trip of sightseeing, you...
william h
, Dec 2017
Nice quite trip of sightseeing, you can have a bunch of beers and enjoy the sights of Cologne!!! enjoyable at an EZ pace......A nice boat ride with some tour info of Cologne......
You can explore Cologne through this...
, Oct 2017
You can explore Cologne through this Trip, the history depicted and commentated during the Cruise is too good. The Cruise Ship was very well equipped with food and drinks. A cool breeze on the top deck with a sun in dusk ........... just can't forget. We recommend all Travelers to opt for this Cruise
It was a wonderful tour of the...
James H
, Sep 2017
It was a wonderful tour of the sights there on the Rhine River. The explanations of the buildings was good but the speakers need to slow their speech down just a bit for clearer understanding. The sound closer to the front of the boat was not loud enough. The waiter was very helpful and cordial to the guests. I would still suggest others to take the trip because it was well worth it!!!
You can't go wrong for the price. It...
Ronald C
, Sep 2017
You can't go wrong for the price. It is a perfect way to spend the afternoon. A short walk from the Cathedral and nearby parking garages. Pay for your parking before you go to your car. lesson learned!
I would definitely recommend this tour...
Jill S
, Aug 2017
I would definitely recommend this tour- it was everything advertised!
Well organised and did what it said...
Helen S
, Aug 2017
Well organised and did what it said on the tin, but definitely without any frills! The English/German commentary was sparce, but reasonably informative. The main issue is that this stretch of the Rhine around Cologne is, in our view, not particularly spectacular so there was little of interest to mention. For the price paid, the tour is adequate but we came away feeling that the cruise a very flattering title for what it actually is! was not really an hour well spent.
Informative, but scenery from the river...
Sherrie A E
, Jul 2017
Informative, but scenery from the river was just average. Not bad for the price.
Good quick overview of Cologne...
Anja F
, Feb 2017
Good quick overview of Cologne. Informative, but fun as well. Good if the weather is nice. Also possible to go when rains. However, the views are not so good. Recommended!

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