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Cologne: Melaten - The Cemetery Tour

1. Cologne: Melaten - The Cemetery 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: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

2. Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the historic old town of Cologne and start your walking tour of some of the city's most famous highlights. Marvel at the towering Cologne Cathedral. Discover the ancient myths, legends, and biblical figures incorporated into its Gothic facade. Journey further back in time and visit a Roman villa with a preserved mosaic floor, Roman tomb, and parts of Roman palace buildings. Walking around the Roman-Germanic Museum, you'll see detailed relics from Cologne's Roman period. Walk across the top of the subterranean Cologne Philharmonic Hall, where you'll visit a Holocaust memorial. Then, make your way to Hohenzollern Bridge to take in panoramas of the old town and the futuristic new harbor district. A stroll along the Rhine then leads you to the largest Romanesque church in Cologne. Wander through ancient alleyways to the city's oldest marketplaces and to the Historic Town Hall. End your tour back at Cologne Cathedral and its fairy tale fountain.

Bonn: 1.5-Hour River Cruise on the Rhine

3. Bonn: 1.5-Hour River Cruise on the Rhine

Marvel at some of Bonn’s most important — and beautiful – sights on the 1.5-hour cruise down the mighty Rhine River. Gaze upon the former West German capital’s governmental district, complete with the Hammerschmidt Villa, the former residence of the president of the Federal Republic of Germany.  Continue cruising down the Rhine and you’ll reach Königswinter, an idyllic wine village at the food of the mighty Drachenfels. From there, you’ll have a perfect view of the Drachenburg Castle — a 19th-century palace so directly pulled from a fairytale that it’s hard to believe that it’s real. On the way back, sample some German snacks and refreshments from the concession stand as you sail down the Rhine and return to the pier from which you departed.

Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

4. Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

Start your 3-hour walking tour at Chlodwigplatz, in the heart of the Südstadt. Learn some culinary facts about the district before enjoying your first taster. Hear about the history of the Südstadt as the walk continues. Stop for your second international gastronomical visit. Continue past cool second-hand shops, comic book stores, and the Mangal Döner, Lukas Podolski's latest project. Visit a Cologne brewery before stopping for a typical Cologne snack. Get more insider knowledge from your guide and hear the story of the House Balchem, St. Severin, and the wrong side of the Rhine. Savor another international delicacy and then end the tour with a sweet specialty.

Düsseldorf: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

5. Düsseldorf: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

Your city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Following clear and precise directions, you will be taken on a walk through Düsseldorfs modern but historic city center, as you solve the riddles to find your way to the various sights. It’s up to you when you start your scavenger hunt through Düsseldorf, as well as how long you wish to stay at each location. You can take a break from your city game at any time or even continue your scavenger hunt on another day, just as you like. The scavenger hunt through Düsseldorf begins at the main train station, then leads through the Japanese Quarter to the Kö-Bogen and Königsallee. It continues in the old town with its town hall and its many restaurants and breweries. You can also discover the Rhine promenade and the Medienhafen. There is no need to make an appointment for your scavenger hunt game. Simply book the game box and have it sent to you (the shipping costs are already included in the price), or notify your guides to pick it up outside opening hours.

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, 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 you will see the famous photo scene with the cathedral, the Crane Houses, and the many small towers. Stop on the historical steel bridge to see the love locks before heading to the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Museum Ludwig, and the world-famous cathedral. Relax at one of the breweries before exploring the winding streets of Martinsviertel. From here, cycle along the Rhine to Cologne’s newest and most exclusive area – the brand new Rheinauhafen. Its architectural highlights include the 3 Crane Houses, the Chocolate Museum, the Siebengebirgshaus, and the Wurstbude.  Ride at a leisurely pace northward along the Rhine and admire the picturesque old town before returning to the starting point.

Cologne: Medieval Churches Private Walking Tour

7. Cologne: Medieval Churches Private Walking Tour

Discover the many beautiful churches of Cologne on a walking tour through the Old Town with a private guided. Learn about the history of religion in Germany and see the famous Cologne Cathedral, the Basilica of St Ursula, and visit the Great St. Martin Church, and the Basilica of St Gereon. Begin your tour right in the heart of Cologne’s Old Town at the lively Old Market Square. First visit the Great St. Martin Church, one of the city’s 12 Romanesque churches. Step inside this magnificent building to enjoy its tranquil atmosphere and hear about its fascinating history. A few steps away, stop outside the Cathedral of Cologne, the city’s most famous monument. Admire its spectacular Gothic architecture and find out why the Cathedral is important not only to Cologne’s Christians but also to the Jewish community. See the Baroque-style Kirche Mariä Himmelfahrt and the Romanesque-style Basilica of St Ursula, which houses a shrine made of real bones. Make a final stop will be at the medieval Basilica of St Gereon, which has one of the largest and most beautiful domes in Europe.

Cologne Cathedral and Old Town Tour with 1 Kölsch

8. Cologne Cathedral and Old Town Tour with 1 Kölsch

Enjoy a historical tour of Cologne's old town and see interesting parts of the city while listening to interesting information about it. Be impressed by the outside of the Cologne Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   See the Alter Markt and walk along the Rhine with its picturesque views. Your tour guide is more than happy to show you around and provide you with exciting facts about the history and special culture of Cologne.  Hear about the Romans in Cologne and get some great survival tips for the city. Visit a traditional and rustic brewhouse and enjoy a beer with the group (Kölsch).

Dusseldorf: Old Town & Altbier Tour

9. Dusseldorf: Old Town & Altbier Tour

Together with your guide, you will take a look behind the scenes of the time-honored and myth-enshrouded provincial capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. See the hotspots of the old town, experience its unique atmosphere, and taste one of its culinary specialties: the famous Düsseldorf Altbier. Your guide will tell you lots of interesting facts about the history of the city and provide you with a crash course in terms of Düsseldorf Platt - the local dialect. Learn about historic buildings, French influences on the city, and secret recipes. You will also, of course, hear about the traditional rivalry with Düsseldorf's neighbor, Cologne. With the perfect combination of information and entertainment, you walk from one highlight to another. Explore locations and stories that mean a lot to the locals. Find out more about poets, painters, and even punk and pop artists who started their careers here.

Düsseldorf: Classic City Segway Tour

10. Düsseldorf: Classic City Segway Tour

Discover the sights of Düsseldorf on a Segway tour through the old town and along the banks of the Rhine. Drive across the Rheinkniebrücke to the other side of the river to discover the rhine meadows. Marvel at the skyline und enjoy a fun Segway-ride. Cross the bridge Oberkasselerbrücke to get back to the other side of the Rhine. Visit the Tonhalle that is known all over the world due to its breathtaking architecture of expressionism times.  Afterwards, discover the old town of Düsseldorf. Drive through the world's longest bar und enjoy a short stop and Altbier tasting at the house brewery "Uerige". Pass the picturesque Burgplatz close to the Rhine and head to the Medienhafen. Get a glimpse of the Federal State Parliament of Northrine-Westphalia, pass the architecturally interesting Medienhafen and finally reach the world-famous Königsallee.

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What people are saying about North Rhine-Westphalia

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based on 385 reviews

I found the tour really interesting. You learned a lot about the city without getting bored. The two hours flew by. Our guide Jürgen answered our questions and was able to answer them.

Great leadership. Very exciting. They even spontaneously switched to English so that the Ukrainian refugees could understand everything. Really amazing. Thank you again.

We, 6 people, were enthusiastic about Sabine, who offered us an entertaining tour with all sorts of stories and specialist knowledge.

Christian was a wonderful tour guide focusing on the importance of experiencing the way locals do

Great tour of the south of Cologne, top guide Harry Very informative and great restaurants.