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  • Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Cruise

    1. Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Cruise

    Get to know Cologne from a different perspective. Experience a scenic cruise along the Rhine and admire the sights of the city from the water. See the modern Rheinauhafen district with its many historical crane houses, and discover interesting information about the monuments and buildings along the way. A ride on a double-decker open-top bus with fantastic views of the city makes this tour a real experience. The 1.5-hour ride takes you through the center of this bustling city. With the hop-on hop-off ticket you can get on and off the bus at any time and as often as you like in 24 hours in order to explore the best places in the city. Alternatively you can stay seated on the bus and learn all about Cologne with the audio commentary or live guide. Bus Stops: Kölner Dom / Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) / Trankgasse Excelsior Hotel Ernst Rathaus / KVB Haltestelle / Farina...

    The bus trip showed most of the sites and drop off points were close to landmarks. The river cruise was excellent.

  • Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

    2. Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

    If you are you looking for a fun way to explore the beautiful city and history of Cologne, this renowned brewery tour is a great choice. On this tour, the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. This allows them to make decisions based on the group dynamic, ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied. If you'd like an even more personalized experience, select the option with a private guide. The 2-hour tour begins near the cathedral's grand entrance by the Kreuzblumen monument. After a couple of fun facts about the cathedral and the Kreuzblume, you start the thirst-quenching journey to three different breweries, where you will taste three delicious local beers to find the one that best suits you. You will not only learn a little bit about the breweries and the local brewing culture, but most importantly, you will taste the result of hundreds of years o...

    Very enjoyable afternoon trip with Johann, our friendly guide, showing us a bit of Cologne, some breweries and telling us about the city and some of the customs around the local lager, Koelsch.

  • Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

    3. Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

    Enjoy some of Cologne’s harbors and their facilities with explanations from a knowledgeable local guide in German on this 3-hour harbor cruise. The tour on MS Rhein Cargo, MS Rheinland or MS Rheinperle examines the history of the Rheinau Harbor, offers insights into the Deutz Harbor and Mülheim Harbor and takes you into the container harbor Niehl, one of Germany’s largest inland harbors. During the tour your guide will offer you useful information and exciting anecdotes about Cologne's harbors, their history, dates and figures and you can observe the work in the harbor Niehl, a unique insight in the city.

  • Cologne: 1.5-Hour Comedy Bus Tour

    4. Cologne: 1.5-Hour Comedy Bus Tour

    Experience a comedy tour through Cologne onboard a moving stand-up stage. The mobile comedy showcase started in Hamburg before conquering the German capital and now bringing laughs to Cologne. During the 1.5-hour show in the modern bus, laugh your way through a discovery of Cologne. Endless jokes, stories, and extraordinary activities make this tour an innovative comedy adventure. Pass by all the major sights of the cathedral city and experience the origins of the jokes. Various comedians, including Keirut Wenzel, Jessica Sinapi, Dirk Volpert, Marcel Höfs or Klaus Teigel, bring the fun bus to a start every Friday and Saturday from 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Experience an entertaining mix of information and comedy, from spontaneous humor to historical anecdotes. Sightseeing meets comedy!

  • Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

    5. Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

    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.

  • Cologne: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    6. Cologne: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Visit the fascinating cathedral city of Cologne and learn all about its 2000 years of history on a guided bike tour. Explore the city in an environmentally friendly way and ride through the Roman times to the Middle Ages up to the latest architectural developments. Along the way you’ll hear exciting anecdotes and fascinating historical facts on your journey of discovery though Germany’s oldest city. Explore Cologne on a route of approximately 15 kilometers and discover the most interesting places in the city along the way. Start at the Eigelsteintor, the medieval symbol of the northern old town, and ride past the Prussian Fort X and across the Zoobrücke. From here you can enjoy the fantastic views of Cologne’s skyline. Ride to the green area of the city, the right bank of Rheinpark, which was voted Germany’s most beautiful park in 2007. From the bridgehead of the Hohenzollern Bridge yo...

    We selected the 3hr bike tour (English) at 1030am. Sarah (our guide) was super knowledgeable and super informative about local customs and information. The bike riding was easy and the whole tour was fantastic. We have no issues in recommending this tour to other interested parties.

  • Cologne: Virtual Reality Time Travel to Old Cologne

    7. Cologne: Virtual Reality Time Travel to Old Cologne

    Set out on a thrilling journey with TimeRide and experience the undestroyed Cologne and the fascinating lifestyle of the legendary twenties! Together with the charming hatter Tessa and the Cologne streetcar driver Pitter, you will discover the exciting time after the end of the First World War, the British occupation, and the Spanish flu. Your time travel in three steps: · The Cinema: In the 1920s, more and more movie theaters evolved into massive movie palaces. The cinema was a ubiquitous and glamorous part of everyday life and an important source of information. Step into our “Lichtspielhaus” and take a seat together with the fine society: an entertaining short film in the style of that time will show you the historical development of Cologne in the twenties. · The Hatter's Store: In the hatter’s store of the Riedschneider family you will dive together with Tessa into the world of gla...

  • Cologne: Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

    8. Cologne: Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy Cologne by rickshaw. Your friendly tour guide will show you to the nicest spots of the city, providing you with an understanding of Cologne's culture and history. You are welcome to choose an individual starting and ending point of your personal rickshaw experience in Cologne's center. Each tour includes many facts and stories about Germany's oldest big city and touristic highlights. You will also visit many of the city's most famous sights, such as the Cologne Cathedral, the Rhein River Boulevard, Old Town Cologne, River Side Cologne, the Middle Age Town Hall, and the Chocolate Museum. Each tour is an individual experience, and your guide will provide you with an unforgettable way to see Cologne.

    This was a great trip made all the more enjoyable by our guide Victor. He was very knowledgeable and full of interesting facts. The only way to see Cologne! X

  • Cologne: Guided E-Scooter Tour

    9. Cologne: Guided E-Scooter Tour

    See the most beautiful landmarks of Cologne on a 3-wheeled scooter. Start your tour at the Alter Messeturm at the edge of the Rheinhallen in Deutz with a view over the Rhine to the famous Cathedral of the city. Cruise to the Hohenzollern Bridge - one of the city's landmarks and the busiest railway bridge in Germany. Cross the bridge on the way to the main station, catching beautiful views of the old town and the Rhine promenade. Pass the Heinrich-Böll-Platz with the striking Ludwig Museum and the Philharmonie, then drive around the imposing Cologne Cathedral. Venture through the small alleys of the historic Gürzenich with its hay market and then continue to the hub of the Old Town, the Old Market Square with the oldest town hall in Germany. After a short break, visit "Tünnes and Schäles", two puppet sculptures embedded in the culture and humor of the city. Rub their noses for an extra p...

    We accidentally booked the tour not knowing it was in German. The tour guide was German but still did the tour for us and did a great job. The scooters were very nice and fun! I hope they add a English tour guide in the future. I wish the pickup location was closer to the other side of the river. It was too far away from all the attractions.

  • Cologne: 11-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

    10. Cologne: 11-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

    A modern city rally awaits you, during which you will tackle tricky puzzles whilst uncovering interesting information. From the very first task, you will be already immersed in a world full of hidden clues and mysterious hints. You'll actively communicate with each other, getting closer to each other as you enrich your peers with your knowledge. You decide when you start and finish your adventure, completely independent of travel guides and groups. To participate, you only require a smartphone with an active internet connection. After you redeem your voucher for this city quest on the homepage, your guides will immediately send you a start link via mail. From there you can start the scavenger hunt by accessing the link through your smartphone. You will follow the route that takes you from one showplace to the next, answering clever questions and solving tricky puzzles on the way. Durin...

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What people are saying about Cologne

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Really good. The ship was not particularly full, which is probably due to Corona. The tour guide made the trip entertaining with facts and stories. Great praise. We ate tarte flambée really delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. I would like the ships not to be packed so full after Corona.

We selected the 3hr bike tour (English) at 1030am. Sarah (our guide) was super knowledgeable and super informative about local customs and information. The bike riding was easy and the whole tour was fantastic. We have no issues in recommending this tour to other interested parties.

We had Christoph as our rickshaw driver and guide. He showed us areas that we didn't know before and told us a lot about the history of Cologne. It was very impressive and funny. We'll be back, it was a fantastic experience

We had a very competent, friendly, humorous, very well informed and brilliantly narrating rickshaw driver. We would have liked to explore Cologne with him for another 2-3 hours. We heard and learned a lot.

We had a great time with our Guide and enjoyed the tour tremendously:-)