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KD Day Cruises

Address: Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 221/2088-318
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Ranked #12 of 53 Activities in Cologne
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: KD, the White Fleet of the Rhine, is the most experienced river...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: KD, the White Fleet of the Rhine, is the most experienced river cruise company in the world. With a history going back more than 185 years, KD is the only shipping company to run daily services along the entire stretch of the Rhine between Cologne and Mainz. On the Romantic Middle Rhine between Rüdesheim, the Loreley in St. Goar and Boppard our modern ships cruise the whole year round. The 14 ship strong KD fleet gives guests a choice of countless ways to enjoy the sights.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

In truth, there really isn't that much to see on the one-hour cruise. However, if you want a break from the hustle and bustle, this can be very enjoyable. Staff did their best too.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We took the morning ferry during the winter break, and we had a good experience. The food was nice, drinks not included, and the boat is nice and clean. It wasn't cheap, as we paid 33 euros per person, but in the end or was worth it. However we missed having an explanation of the views.

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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Hi, To all wanting a river cruise of a lifetime, look at Riviera Travel and the MS William Shakespeare, We have just returned from a cruise from Cologne To Basel and believe me each and every day treated like royalty, meals prepared and served to perfection ,rooms beautifully tendered daily .All staff on board willing to go that extra mile... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We did a short 1 hour tour up the Rhine and down with K-D day cruise. A little confusing as the brochure from the tourist info seemed to suggest that you buy tickets from tourist info but in fact there is a ticket booth right down by the river. If you arrive a bit early you likely could snag a... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Leaves from Koblenz, it is a 11 hr cruise all the way to Rudesheim You pass some 30 castles on the way,,, the ship is large and there plenty of room to walk around all parts of the ship ,,,, drinks of all sorts are available, meals, snacks, and ice cream be bought they have full time dinning room, a... More 

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Rotterdam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We took the full day trip which was about 6 hrs going upstream, a 1 hr break and then a 4 hr return trip. It departs at 9 am and returns just after 8pm. You do not have to do the whole trip as it stops at many towns along the way in both directions. It is up to you... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went from Cologne to Bonn got off and had a couple of hours in Bonn then travelled back to Cologne. The boat was clean and pleasant, we managed to get a seat on the top deck (nice day) and the staff on board were friendly and polite. The views on that stretch are not spectacular (no castles etc.) but there... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took an early train from Cologne to Bingen and caught the boat downriver (based on other tripadvisor advice (thanks)). It was easy to get to the boat even from the main Hbf station in Bingen (after missing the local connection) with the train office giving us directions and a map. The cruise was confortable - you can buy items... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We got on at Rudesheim and sailed all the way to Koblenz. It was a leisurely cruise with all amenities on board. Drinks were very reasonably priced and service was friendly. A lovely way to spend an afternoon with stunning scenery and lots of castles!

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Hong Kong, China
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We took the slower paddle-boat from Boppard to Rüdesheim. The entire journey lasted around 4 hours, but it was an excellent way to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of the Rhine. While the first part of the journey wasn't the most scenic, once we hit near Bacharach we saw plenty of castles, ruins and vineyards. Do try some... More 

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