We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

KD Day Cruises

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 221/2088-318
Improve this listing

KD, the White Fleet of the Rhine, is the most experienced river cruise...

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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Rhine River Cruise to Königswinter with Sea Life...
More Info
and up
Cologne Combo: Sightseeing Cruise and Meal at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne
More Info
and up
Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 127 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
Quick ride

We did about an hour ride on one of these boats (passing by the Lorelei rock at one point - a 132 m high, steep slate rock on the right bank of the River Rhine). This was just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas

Similar Things to Do in Cologne

Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
346 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did about an hour ride on one of these boats (passing by the Lorelei rock at one point - a 132 m high, steep slate rock on the right bank of the River Rhine). This was just one small part of a day tour out of Frankfurt (that was amazing). The boat we were on was actually a paddle... More 

Thank SherriLR
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great pre-Christmas experience. The trip took about 3 hours up the Rhine and back and it was a grey and wet day but the food was a very good, varied, all-you-can-eat jobby. There was a a good sax and piano jazz duo and the staff were attentive and helpful. The cost was £28 pp but the drinks... More 

Thank StumbleUK
Great Bromley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The promise of music -via speaker - because for 15 Euro per person you get nothing! Ha ha -no music and speaker had Santa taking German 🍸- the most least festive to do in Cologne - total waste is money! Total waste of money 😥

Thank LizB114
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is an absolutely Wonderfull experience especially for the kids. There are people singing Christmas carols, Santa comes and talks to the kids he also gives out chocolates at the end. Food and drink are reasonable price, we only had drinks and they were very nice. You can go to the top of the boat and look at the lovely... More 

Thank AdamSmithReviews
Dymchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

2 hour Christmas cruise special, afternoons and evenings at 16 euros. (25% discount for over 60`s). Live band, santa, and carols. Very informal and friendly, with communal tables of eight. Sing along (or not) in relaxing atmosphere after the hustle and bustle of the markets. Not at all touristy, but geared to family days out. Waitress service at tables from... More 

Thank Thomas Q
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We have taken several KD Line cruises over the years and all of them were outstanding value for the money and with sunny skies on each occasion, the cruises were a delightful way to spend the day. Especially the one that drops you off for several hours at the beautiful village of Linz am Rhein. This is a picture postcard... More 

Thank Vince72Canada
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A nice relaxing trip down the river so you can see views of Dom etc. Food and drink is available which is traditional German. Not expensive so worth while

4 Thank Daibhidh P
Woodend, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We travelled with our 3 children with KD Rhine from Rudesheim to Koln (with a 30 minute taxi from Koblenz to Remargen given no direct ferry service). Best to travel downstream starting either at Mainz or Rudesheim and hopping off at a few spots along the way to visit some of the villages, Burgs and Schloss along the way. The... More 

2 Thank Dion G
Level Contributor
80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We took the ship from Bingen to Saint Goar on Tuesday, September 8th. We carried our luggage with us on the ship. It was fantastic. Ship was excellent. Rhine river was absolutely beautiful. Scenery was unbelievable. Castles along the way were beautiful. Not very crowded the day we went. Will probably go again and take a Rhine river cruise for... More 

Thank gap106
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Spent a pleasant and relaxing afternoon on the Rhine with KD Cruises from Bonn to Linz (return). The four hour round trip was very enjoyable with great scenery along the way and lots of photo opportunities. Very well equipped and comfortable boat with restaurants, bars and lots of outside seating space. Food and drink was very affordable and service was... More 

Thank Eurotraveller53

Travelers who viewed KD Day Cruises also viewed

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia

Been to KD Day Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of KD Day Cruises and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from KD Day Cruises staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?