• Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Duration: Flexible
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Explore the best of Cologne on this narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Cologne’s top attractions — like Cologne Cathedral and Cologne City Hall, plus visit the Old Town district, bustling Roncalliplatz, the historic Alter Markt square and much more. Select the 1-day pass, then board at any of the 16 stops and get to know this landmark of High Gothic architecture in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary in English and German. Audio guides in nine languages also available. A 1-hour Rhine River sightseeing cruise is included.


  • Explore Cologne on a hop-on hop-off bus, with a ticket valid for 24 hours
  • Create a personalized itinerary, hopping on and off at 16 city bus stops
  • Visit top Cologne attractions such as spectacular Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) and picturesque Old Town (Altstadt)
  • Admire Cologne from the water on a 1-hour round-trip cruise along the Rhine River
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the cathedral and the Rheinauhafen with its crane tower-shaped buildings
  • Learn about the sights from the entertaining bus and boat commentary in a choice of languages

What You Can Expect

Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise

Explore picturesque Cologne on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and sightseeing cruise

Get to know the city of Cologne and its top attractions on this entertaining and educational hop-on hop-off bus tour.

It all begins with a hop on at any of the 16 stops. Board one of the double-decker buses and enjoy the view with live and recorded audio commentary of interesting facts and stories from voices who knows this historic city inside and out. Learn about the past, present and future of Cologne as the bus rolls along from one location to the next. Hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient, anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. on a 1.5-hour loop around the city.

Visit popular sites like the famous Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s most-visited site, plus Cologne City Hall, Cologne's Old Town district, the bustling squares of Roncalliplatz, Alter Markt and Heumarkt, the Rheinauhafen district, the Chocolate Museum and much more. It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city of Cologne and the many amazing attractions it offers. 

In addition to the bus tour, enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing cruise of the city from the legendary Rhine River. 

A sightseeing tour of Cologne has never been easier — or more fun — than this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Experience Cologne in this unique way.

Customer Reviews

GIRISH KUMAR ...  Saudi Arabia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A must do tour when you are in Cologne.

Margaret M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We missed our free Viking port tour so this tour was the only introduction to Cologne we had. We really enjoyed the boat tour...we were 3 minutes late trying to find the pier so they held the boat for us - thank you. The tour about the city was excellent. We saw the main sights, and we enjoyed the comentary.

sally United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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.

Christopher N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Good tour.

Laura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excelent I would recoment it to everybody who wants to travel to Cologne.
The Rhine river crousse , beautyful.

David B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The river cruise was an excellent way to ge a feel for the Rhine and for Cologne. The commentary was very informative and easy to follow along. The two day open top bus pass was great as well. We used the first trip on the bus to get our bearings and find out where the main attractions and activities were. We then went back to the things we really wanted to see. The Cathedral is a Must and you need to allow at least 2 hours to do it properly. Bus guides were friendly and informative. On some bsues there was recorded commentary listened through headphones.

Pawan S

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Nice view

Karin S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

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.

Nathan H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

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!)

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