• Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Visit the beautiful city of Cologne on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour from Frankfurt. Enjoy a scenic, 2-hour drive north to Cologne, then hop on a double-decker bus to see many of this 2,000-year-old city’s top attractions. Pass by the Romanesque Catholic Great St. Martin Church, bustling Roncalliplatz, the historic Alter Markt square, Cologne City Hall and much more. Then visit the Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s most-visited site, for a guided tour. On the return trip to Frankfurt, discover the medieval old town of Limburg.


  • Full-day trip from Frankfurt to Cologne
  • See Cologne's main sights on a double-decker bus sightseeing tour
  • Join a guided visit of Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the famous Cologne Christmas Markets in December!
  • Discover Cologne’s historic old town, see the River Rhine and visit Cologne's Town Hall
  • Enjoy free time for independent sightseeing and shopping

What You Can Expect

Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt

Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt

This full-day adventure begins with a departure from central Frankfurt. Meet the guide and the rest of the group and take a 2-hour ride north to Cologne.

Upon arrival in Cologne, hop on a double-decker bus for a sightseeing tour of the city. Continue on to Cologne’s Old Town to see the busy breweries, pubs and restaurants and admire the Renaissance architecture and rustic, narrow alleyways lined with traditional old houses. Visit the bustling squares of Roncalliplatz, Alter Markt and Heumarkt. See Cologne City Hall, famous for its loggia, which is often used as an example of one of the most typical buildings of the Renaissance era. Other highlights include the Romanesque Catholic Great St. Martin Church and the Romano-Germanic Museum, an archaeological museum with a large collection of Roman artifacts.

After the bus tour, experience a guided tour of a landmark Gothic masterpiece, the incredible Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s most-visited site and one of its most striking Gothic monuments. This Roman Catholic cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and an UNESCO World Heritage Center. 

After exploring this magnificent place of worship, use some free time to explore the city's historic old town, eat lunch and peruse the local shops. Then begin the return trip to Frankfurt, with a brief stop in the medieval old town of Limburg.

Customer Reviews

Mark K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Expected a large group - wife and I the only persons immediately after Christmas. Great driver with knowledge of the German landscape and culture. His background made him a great conversationalist for the long car ride. Unaware that he would put us on a bus in Cologne for a city tour but it turned out fine.

Greg Barr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Bus trip in Cologne was boring but the cathedral was incredible. The stop in Limburg was also fantastic! Richard the guide was fun and helpful.

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Our tour guide Boris was great and the Cathedral is amazing! Worth the visit.

Louise E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This Cathedral has relics of the 3 Wise Men behind the main altar so it can be overlooked. The reliquary is fashioned as a golden house-like container. The Cathedral was a key structure for airplanes to maintain their orientation during WW II. Heavy military and police guard the Cathedral since the January 2016 terrorist activity. The visitation inside the Cathedral is randomly changed to prevent possible terrorist activity. I felt safe on my visit considering the changing belief systems in the world.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016


Weldon K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great trip

Eduard K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

very good tour

Mario S Malta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

A great day trip to this lovely city with its enormous Cathedral. We had time enough for personal sightseeing, and visiting the Cathedral at our leisure. The stop in Limburg on the way back to Frankfurt was a pleasant break, and a chance to see an untouched medieval town.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Not to miss from Frankfurt.

Natalia R

4 star rating: Recommended April 2017

I was supposed to travel to Cologne by bus, but since there were no other bookings that day, I was provided a town car and driver. I would have preferred to been notified prior to the day of the trip, however having the personal attention of the driver was excellent for my guest and I.

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