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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 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. Admire the beautiful Cologne Cathedral and snap some photos from afar to capture the structure in all its glory.

Düsseldorf: Boat Cruise on the Rhine

2. Düsseldorf: Boat 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.

Dortmund: BVB Signal Iduna Park Self-Guided Tour

3. Dortmund: BVB Signal Iduna Park Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Signal Iduna Park, home to the famous German football team BVB. Your tour will start at Foyer West, where an instructor will explain to you how the tour works. They will send you on your way to the western tribune. This is a self-guided tour, meaning you will explore the stadium on your own, following the instruction signs. Throughout the route, you will learn more about the stadium, the club, and the players. The expected duration of the tour is 60 minutes. A tour highlight includes the "mix zone", the area where rival teams meet each other for the first time. The player's cabins, the player tunnel, and of course the actual field are also awaiting you to explore. While you are not allowed to step onto the field or touch the grass, you are allowed to sit on the coach's bench, breathing in the BVB spirit.

Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

4. 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.

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: Guided E-Scooter Tour

6. 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 portion of luck! Cruise past the Romanesque St. Martin church, the path leads you directly along the Rhine down to the Rheinauhafen harbour. Head towards the Chocolate Museum, exploring three high-tech constructions on the peninsula known as the Crane Houses. Visit the most famous snack bar in Cologne, the "Wurstbraterei". Take a break here and savor a snack if you wish. Cross the Rhine again over the "Severinsbrücke". Under the thick steel ropes you will get fantastic panoramic views of the entire old town and of course, Cologne Cathedral. Return to the starting point to complete the comprehensive journey.

Düsseldorf: E-Scooter City Tour

7. Düsseldorf: E-Scooter City Tour

Meet directly at the Rhine Tower, the highest building in the city. With a view of the state parliament and the spectacular Rheinkniebrücke bridge, you'll shortly learn how to drive and have fun on a secure e-scooter Scuddy. Begin by cruising along the Rhine to the Media Harbor, passing several funky Gehry buildings. Leave the yachts behind in the marina and continue on down the Rhine promenade towards the old town. Arrive at the spacious Burgplatz and check out the Schlossturm castle tower. Stay close to the Rhine to reach the Oberkasseler Bridge and the time-honored St. Lambertus Church with its leaning basilica tower. Then cruise past the imposing dome of the Tonhalle before reaching the legendary Fortuna Büdchen, a large drinking hall associated with the Düsseldorf football club. Continue on past important museums as well as the Dreischeibenhaus, an impressive piece of contemporary architecture from the 1960s. Experience the hustle and bustle of Königsallee, which features the best shopping in town. Choose the 2-hour tour for an even more thorough exploration of the city, including the left side of the Rhine. Discover the elegant Oberkassel, a district featuring buildings from the "Gründerzeit" and the Art Nouveau period. See additional sights like the K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, an art collection housed behind a distinctive black granite façade. Roll by the Kom(m)ödchen, the cabaret stage, and head towards Carlplatz, where a bustling market can be found Mondays through Saturdays. At the end of your tour, you'll return at a relaxed pace back to the starting point.

Dortmund: Phoenix-West Blast Furnace Tour with Dinner

8. Dortmund: Phoenix-West Blast Furnace Tour with Dinner

Enjoy a tour of the Phoenix-West blast furnace, with a knowledgeable guide. Experience picturesque views over Dortmund from 64 meters above the city floor. Indulge in a delicious meal made by EMIL Grill restaurant as you watch the sunset. Make sure you have a head for heights as you begin to climb 64 meters up into the sky. Take the chance to capture some brilliant photos of Dortmund. Learn about the history of the Phoenix-West blast furnace and admire its architecture. After your climb, you can tuck into a delicious dinner prepared by Sebastian Felsing from the EMIL Grill restaurant in Dortmund. Return back to the ground once the sun has set, where your magical evening will end.

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What people are saying about North Rhine-Westphalia

Fantastic way to see the city line from the river. Only thing will say is there are no card payments for drinks on board,so take cash

El tour fue muy interesante, lo único difícil fue encontrar la entrada ya que había construcción. Vale la pena el tour

Easy to book online The tour started on time Free WiFi on board Enjoyed the drink on board

We really enjoyed the ride, just let our minds wander. Enjoy the landscape, beautiful.

the Boat ride was really relaxing, beautiful city scenery