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KD Day Cruises

Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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$38.73*
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$50.66*
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Rhine River Cruise: Cologne to Königswinter with Sightseeing
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$12.25*
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Cologne Sightseeing Cruise
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“hour trip” (4 reviews)
“rhine river” (13 reviews)
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Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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"hour trip"
in 4 reviews
"enjoy the scenery"
in 3 reviews
"rhine river"
in 13 reviews
"boat tour"
in 4 reviews
"relaxing cruise"
in 2 reviews
"chair lift"
in 2 reviews
"nice scenery"
in 2 reviews
"lovely trip"
in 2 reviews
"trains running"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 8 reviews
"return journey"
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"hop on hop"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"ticket office"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"before christmas"
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Reviewed yesterday

While the section of the Rhine around is not the most picturesque the cruise meandered an hour upstream past riverfront architecture, upscale homes, parks and beaches and then heads north of the city. You dont have to order food or drinks but it is available....More

Thank 103JonS
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very relaxing way to spend a whole day. The boat leaves at 09:30 and gets back at 19:30. You can hop on and off, but the snag is you will then have to wait at that point for the boat to pick...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

All said, it was a pleasant experience, but I think there are prettier and more interesting stretches on the Rhein to see. We did the cruise from Cologne to Koenigswinter. Took several hours to get there, then the SeaLife exhibit was disappointing and small. Turned...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had done a different KD cruise earlier in the day which will be under a separate review, so this 1 hour cruise comparatively was disappointing. Agree with PaulLondonTraveller, Cologne is small and this cruise really doesn’t have much as there isn’t much to see....More

1  Thank NM1961
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this one hour cruise is not worth doing, basically just going up and down the river, better to choice one of the other option and longer tour, some include the dinner.

Thank Hema P
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

To be honest, I’m not sure they can do much about this as there’s only about a few hundred meters of the bank to see. As cologne is very small and all in one area (where to boat leaves from). This seemed more about making...More

1  Thank PaulLondonTraveller
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

There were several different offerings for a Rhein river cruise. Kind of wished he had gone for the 3 hour dinner cruise. The 1 hour trip is nice , but its during the day and you don’t see much really. I think the night cruise...More

1  Thank Lori R
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the River Cruise excursion by K-D to Königswinter, for the Drachenfels and Cliff Cog Railway. I purchased the tickets for the day trip via the GetYourGuide App as the Trip Advisor link to buy only offered the Sea Life add-on option (stipulating...More

1  Thank Nicola R
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We bought an hour cruise ticket with KD. They were one of the only cruises to leave at midday so it was only by chance we got on. The price of the trip was reasonable and they have food and drink service on board. Whilst...More

2  Thank Romdoul P
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Travelled from Linz to Cologne one way. Very expensive but a lovely 3 and a half hour cruise. Was expecting commentary, but none at all. I did buy a small book from a shop after reading reviews on here. This way I knew what I...More

Thank ehr100
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May 3, 2018|
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The Advent cruise was €16.80 per adult ticket for a two hour cruise.
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Melissa H
December 6, 2017|
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Response from Luisa Z | Property representative |
Which cruises are you interested in? The Christmas Dinner cruise?
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April 17, 2017|
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Response from Luisa Z |
Yes you can cruise the full stretch, but need min. 2 days. Your route can be as follows: day 1) 9.30 h from Cologne - Linz, then you can take the train from Linz to Koblenz. Overnight stay. day 2) 9.00 h Koblenz... More
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