Cologne Sightseeing cruises

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Cologne: Top Sights Rhine River Cruise

1. Cologne: Top Sights Rhine River Cruise

See Cologne's top sights from the water on a city cruise. Spot the world-famous Cologne Cathedral, cruise under 5 bridges, and take in the running commentary from the ship's speakers. Start your Rhine cruise with the ship MS Rheinperle, MS Rheinland, or MS Rheintreue. After taking in a view of the iconic Cologne Cathedral and Old Town, cruise to the Rheinauhafen, where you can spot its distinctive crane houses. Pass under 5 bridges to reach Rodenkirchen in the south. The cruise will then take you to the main sights of the city north of the Dome, such as the Zoobrücke bridge. During the cruise, discover more about the sights of Cologne with on-board commentary and English and German. If you want, relax with a local Kölsch beer or a strong coffee and a piece of cake.

Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

2. Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

Discover some of Cologne’s harbors and their facilities on a harbor cruise. Listen to interesting facts about how the harbor functions from your local guide en route. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights from the water, as you make your way in and out of harbors like the Niehl container harbor—one of Germany's largest inland ones. Become a pro at the history of the Rheinau Harbor, hear fascinating insights about the Deutz and Mülheim harbors, and head into the Niehl container harbor, one of Germany’s largest inland harbors on this cruise. During your cruise, listen as your guide offers information and exciting anecdotes about Cologne's harbors, their history, dates, and figures.

Cologne: Rhine River Cruise Through the Old Town

3. Cologne: Rhine River Cruise Through the Old Town

See Cologne's top sights from the water on a city cruise. Admire views of the world-famous Cologne Cathedral from the water and dive deeper into the sites with the running commentary from the ship's loudspeakers. Start your Rhine cruise by boarding on of the spacious river boats, the MS Rheinperle, the MS Rheinland, or the MS Rheintreue. Set off on your sightseeing adventure. Capture pictures of views of the iconic Cologne Cathedral and Old Town, cruise to the Rheinauhafen where the Schokoladenmuseum and Sportmuseum are located. Pass by the distinctive crane houses of the harbor area. Pass under 5 bridges to reach the Rodenkirchen borough in the south. During the cruise, discover more about the sights of Cologne with on-board commentary in both English and German.  Indulge in an onboard treat with the option to purchase a local Kölsch beer or a strong coffee and a piece of cake. Return to your meeting point at the end of your relaxing cruise. 

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What people are saying about Cologne

Nice boat. Clean. Furniture fine. The information is given in German and English. Tasty apple schorle that was brought quickly. Friendly service, the man even appeared to speak Dutch. Had a good time on this wonderful cruise. 5 stars

Easy to find, ship is very modern and comfortable. The staff was friendly and there was tosch service. Despite the rain, you could see a lot and had that sightseeing feeling. My friends and I agreed that we will do this again.

Relaxing and enjoyable trip down the Rhine. Very pleasant experience and I would highly recommend it as a worthwhile activity for a short city break in Cologne.

Fantastic Cologne Rhine River tour! Pleasurable relaxing hour and a half tour with an excellent PA sound system. I would definitely do it again for the price.

I can recommend the ship tour. It's nice to see the skyline from the Rhine. It was a very relaxed tour