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Cologne Sightseeing round-trip Cruise provided by Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG

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Cologne Sightseeing round-trip Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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A note from Cologne Sightseeing round-trip Cruise
Masks covering the mouth and nose (or scarves, cloths, or similar) must be worn when purchasing tickets and in the queue for boarding. The following rules apply on board: In general: Where the minimum distances cannot be observed, passengers must wear a mask covering the mouth and nose.
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Get more out of your time in Cologne by going on a scenic sightseeing cruise along the Rhine River. It’s a great choice for travelers with limited time, as you’ll get a glimpse of multiple top Cologne sights in a short space of time, including Cologne Cathedral, and Hohenzollern Bridge. As you travel, listen to engaging commentary about local sights, and get the chance to purchase on-board drinks too.
  • You'll start at
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  • Pass by
    Cologne Cathedral
    Chocolate Museum
    Hohenzollern Bridge
  • You'll end at
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  • Save time—see lots of Cologne landmarks in an hour
  • Great unobstructed photo opportunities of sights such as Cologne Cathedral
  • No need to bring drinks with you—there’s an on-board bar (extra charge)
  • Potential to upgrade and enjoy a longer 2-hour evening cruise
Important Information
Departure Point
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Mobile TourGuide with sightseeing information
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child tickets (age 4-13) are available at the departure point for EUR 6.00. Duration 1 hour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gretchen R wrote a review Oct 2020
Orlando, Florida5 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was very nice. We drove 3 hours to visit Cologne and our 1st thing to do was this. We bought online tickets to save time. We had an extremely hard time finding it because of construction and one way streets. We finally found a parking deck but we had quite a long walk
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Margarita K wrote a review Oct 2020
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It was a lovely trip, the workers are really nice. A great way to spend time with your family and friends.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Lewis W wrote a review Aug 2020
Newport, United Kingdom2 contributions
The whole experience exceeded my expectations for the price we paid. Both German and English audio describing what we saw along the Rhine as well as a bar offering drinks and ice lollies which were needed on a hot day!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Tilly P wrote a review Oct 2019
Brussels, Belgium8 contributions1 helpful vote
You get a nice view of the city, but I would say it is a bit too expensive for what it is. The boat was also very crowded, so I had to stand up for nearly the entire hour
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Layla H wrote a review Oct 2019
Cologne, Germany33 contributions10 helpful votes
Why giving tour option booking while we cant book always error its annoying to try for more than one week with no luck such errors in a professional app its not good
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About the operator

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By: Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG
Was super ,good organization. the bus needs a system like the city tram to be able to announce an exit to the statio
Köln is beatiful reviewing Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise is exellence
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Excellent cruise! Bus tour info not advertised well.
The crew and information staff were very accommodating, ship was very nice, clean, and kid friendly! The only thing
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Great trip
The write up for the trip could have been better. We arrived on the boat and were directed to our table on the firs
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A very merry Christmas until Santa got political
Myself and my two young children booked the cruise as a last minute treat to start our Christmas. We loved the expe
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Avoid the river cruise like the plague!
Without doubt, the one hour river cruise on a small patch of the Rhine in Dusseldorf has been the dullest and most
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We thoroughly enjoyed it all from the onboard entertainment to the service. Highly recommended, if you fancy a rela
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Mrs holt
Went for a relaxing afternoon but was spoilt by small children running around. The staff were really good no proble
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Ellen D
Couldn’t redeem trip advisor voucher
There was no ticket office at the address to redeem ticket so we didn’t get a cruise and lost money. I called and c
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Mary Jo A
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Jim D
Lovely trip on Rhine
Took a trip from Koblenz to Bacharach with KD. Lovely leisurely cruise with fabulous views of castles and countrysi
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Donna L
Rainy Sunday in Cologne
We enjoyed the short Rhine trip very much. Thundering down rain, cold not many people, but warm inside the boat
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Karen G
Just Don't Do It
The Rhine was beautiful. The Castles were amazing. They are the reason that I upgraded my rating to poor. The bo
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Lovely cruise along the Rhine
This was a lovely slow cruise down the Rhine from Koblenz to Rüdesheim. The weather was lovely and we enjoyed some
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How to find the Hop on Hop off bus when arriving in Cologne. Recommend this tour to see Cologne
It’s not easy to find the first pick up point of the Hop on Hop off bus when arriving in Cologne. We arrived in Co
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Very decent tour and commentary
The tour was good and efficient. There is little history to tell in Frankfurt and therefore what you hear will surp
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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