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Experience the sights and sounds of the Rhine river, from Cologne to Königswinter, on this full-day sightseeing cruise. Enjoy onboard commentary and take in the scenic panorama of the majestic castles, churches, and vineyards along the shores of the Rhine, then explore one of two popular Königswinter attractions. Choose between the Sea Life Königswinter Aquarium or ride the cog railway up to the Drachenfels, featuring the ancient ruins of Drachenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine Valley.
Rhine River cruise from Cologne to Königswinter, plus an activity of your choice
Enjoy onboard commentary about the Rhine’s historical waterfront sights
Discover the underwater world at Königswinter Sea Life aquarium, perfect for families
Ride a cogwheel railway up to the towering Drachenfels cliff
Visit the ancient ruins of Drachenfels Castle, overlooking the Rhine Valley
Head to Cologne’s riverside in the morning to board the boat, then relax on the cruise along the scenic Rhine, the longest river in Germany. Enjoy onboard commentary and take in the scenic panorama of the majestic castles, churches, and vineyards on the shoreline along the way.
Upon arrival in Königswinter, a summer resort city in the Rhein-Sieg district, you will have ample free time to explore. Enjoy lunch and wander at a leisurely pace or choose to visit one of two popular local attractions, included as part of the cruise pass.
As one option, visit the Sea Life Königswinter Aquarium, with more than 120 species and 2,000 animals in 36 fascinating displays. See the Octopus Cave, Jurassic Seas, the ghost ship with an open Ray tank and much more. Also, be sure to see Germany’s unique 360-degree, acrylic glass tunnel and touch a starfish or hold a crab in the interactive rockpool, if so inclined. It’s fantastic fun for the entire family.
The other option is to ride the cog railway up to the Drachenfels, a hill in the Siebengebirge uplands between Königswinter and Bad Honnef, featuring the ancient ruins of Drachenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine Valley.
At the designated time, reboard the cruise ship for the cruise back to Cologne.