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Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

1. Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

Journey through the charming city of Cologne and discover its sightseeing highlights from the water. Grab some snacks and drinks from the onboard bar (at your own expense), and relax as you look out at Cologne’s historic landmarks and bridges. Get to know Cologne's Old Town, characterized by its beautiful churches and historic buildings. You'll also spot impressive modern buildings here and there, such as the Lindt chocolate museum.  Take in views of bridges from the water like the Hohenzollern, Deutz Suspension Bridge, and the South Bridge. Pass by the the German Sports and Olympic Museum and cruise through the ultra-modern Rheinauhafen urban regeneration project.  Admire the beautiful Cologne Cathedral and snap some photos from afar to capture the structure in all its glory.

Düsseldorf: City Sightseeing Cruise on the Rhine

2. Düsseldorf: City Sightseeing Cruise on the Rhine

Düsseldorf has a lot to offer – not just the carnival. Get to know the sights in Düsseldorf aboard a superb river cruise. Discover Germany's city of fashion at its best as you relax on board. Admire the ruins of the city and be impressed by the panorama of the picturesque Old Town. Located at the cultural and commercial heart of the Rhineland, you will see plenty of life on the river banks as you cruise by. Sail from a central location in the city center, and see the lovely banks of the Rhine River in comfort. During the trip on the Rhine, you will get to admire some of the city's major landmarks and sights from the water. On board the boat, you can grab some snacks and drinks from the bar at reasonable prices.

Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

3. Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

Enjoy authentic Düsseldorf beer culture and lifestyle on this city walking tour. Sample local microbrews and learn about production as your guide takes you through the process. Your tour starts in front of the Schloßturm at Burgplatz in the old town of Düsseldorf. In the Brauerei Kürzer, get an insight into the brewing process and see the "beer barrel which is never empty." Sample the non-pasteurized craft beers with unique flavors you could taste blindfolded. Drink like a local, standing on the street in front of the brewery, and listen as your guide shares stories of the local beer culture. Learn the answers to the eternal questions: Why is Altbier not an old beer?What or who is a Köbes? Why you don't have to order beer in Düsseldorf? Why are the glasses so small? Where is the "longest bar in the world"? Where did the Neandertaler get its name? Afterward, make new friends and reserve a table at one of the breweries, where your tour will end on a high note.

Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

4. Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

Awaiting the visitors is a walk-in tropical house, natural history information on cocoa, exhibits from the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America, an important porcelain and silver collection from the Baroque period, as well as numerous old machines from the time of industrialisation. In a glass chocolate factory and in the chocolate atelier, visitors can experience how chocolate products are made industrially, but also individually by hand. And: there is a 3-meter-high chocolate fountain in which 200 kg of delicious chocolate constantly bubble up for tasting. Tasting is expressly encouraged!

Cologne: The Melaten Cemetery, Life, Love and Death Tour

5. Cologne: The Melaten Cemetery, Life, Love and Death Tour

Wander through Melaten Cemetery in Cologne and see the tombs of the city's most prominent personalities on a walking tour. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and rich history of the large park with a guide. Discover a place of silence embedded in a beautiful park with incomparable flora and fauna in the middle of Cologne. Visit the Melaten cemetery and stroll through the complex, which has an area of over four hundred thousand square meters and around 55,000 gravesites. Enjoy moments of peace and quiet during the guided tour and experience how close love, death, and suffering as well as art culture are to each other. Learn interesting facts and curiosities about historical personalities and impressive tombs and monuments and visit the former "Leprosenanstalt".

Cologne: Brewery tour old town with "4 Kölsch + halven Hahn"

6. Cologne: Brewery tour old town with "4 Kölsch + halven Hahn"

Experience 4 typical breweries in the Old Town and learn about the art of brewing in Cologne. Learn, why people sometimes go to Cologne's breweries to confess and why it's better not to order water there. Taste 4 different freshly tapped varieties of Kölsch beer and learn why it is the favorite drink of Cologne's inhabitants. Try a traditional Halver Hahn at one of the breweries - half a rye roll with butter, cheese, mustard and onions. See the cozy living rooms and the way of live in Cologne and experience comfort Cologne-style. Additionally, you can learn more about the history of the 2000 year old cathedral city in a humorous way.

Duisburg: Schimmi-Tour with Currywurst in the harbour

7. Duisburg: Schimmi-Tour with Currywurst in the harbour

For fans of Horst Schimanski, alias Schimmi, experience an incredible two hours visiting the most important filming locations in the harbor area of Duisburg-Ruhrort. More than 12,000 fans from all over Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have already followed the traces of Schimmi and admired his adventures from the famous "Tatort" TV series. Your guides are specialists in anecdotes of Schimmi and know, for example, why the TV character of Schimanski was so widely discussed in Germany and why he is still so admired today. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of one of Schimanski’s favorite meals, currywurst (German curried sausage).

Cologne: Guided Highlights Tour with a Local

8. Cologne: Guided Highlights Tour with a Local

Embark on a walking tour in the historic city center of Cologne with a local guide who will show you the city highlights and provide you with ideas and tips for your stay. Experience the special flair of a city that is 2,000 years old. Step into local life as you explore the streets of Cologne with a local by your side. See the Gothic Cathedral, discover the impressive Dionysos mosaic next door, and pass the Museum Ludwig of Modern Art on your way to the river. Stroll along the banks of the Rhine, then walk through the narrow cobbled lanes of the former merchants’ quarter around St. Martin’s church to the spacious Alter Markt (Old Market Square) and the City Hall. 

Essen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

9. Essen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Travel by double-decker bus around Essen as you listen to commentary about the city. Take the north and the south routes and stop at any of the 10 stops along the way. The north bus route starts at the Haus der Technik and heads to the city center. Pass Kennedyplatz and Berliner Platz, where the Limbecker Platz shopping center is located. See the Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site. The bus route circles back and ends at Haus der Technik. The south bus route begins with the Folkwang Museum and leads to Margarethenhöhe. Continue to Grugapark, where you will have a view of the Baldeneysee. Next, the south route will head to the Essen exhibition center. The last point on the route is the Philharmonie before returning to the Haus der Technik.

Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

10. Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

Explore the spectacular Siebengebirge on a fascinating boat tour. Climb aboard in Cologne and cruise past Bonn and the legendary Drachenfels to Königswinter. Admire the stunning views of the countryside and the towns along the way. The Drachenfels is the most famous mountain in the region surrounding Cologne and Bonn. At the top of the summit is a ruined castle which, together with the Drachenfels plateau, is one of the most popular recreation areas in the Rhineland. Stroll along the waterfront or head up the mountain with the Drachenfels Railway to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley and the Rolandsbogen. You can choose between a one-way cruise from Cologne to Königswinter or a roundtrip cruise from Cologne to Königswinter and back. If you opt for the roundtrip cruise, you’ll have sufficient time to explore Königswinter on your own.

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based on 1,349 reviews

Sasche was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. He even sent photos of where exactly to meet; so there was no worry about going to the wrong place. Thanks for a very enjoyable tour.

I really enjoyed this cruise. The boats are amazing - much nicer than expected. The service onboard was great and the food fantastic. Konigswinter is lovely. I recommend getting the cable car up to the mountain.

Great for children (and busy with children), lovely shop downstairs and a restaurant to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate afterwards. Yum

The boat trip was very nice and the duration was just right. We literally got a different view of the city.

The experience was really amazing. The route is so scenic & serene