Water activity

Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

Water activity

Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

From US$ 16.08 per person


Discover the city of Cologne during a boat cruise along the Rhine. See the sights on a panoramic tour along the water. Marvel at Cologne Cathedral and more.

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Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included
German, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a panoramic cruise on the Rhine River past the cathedral and Old Town
  • Glide over the Rhine on a boat that is maintained to high safety standards
  • Take in top city sights from the water like the massive Cologne Cathedral
  • Capture pictures of stunning bridges from the water like the South Bridge
  • Relax as you float down the river with a drink from the boat's onboard bar
Full description

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.

  • Boat cruise
  • Food and drink
  • Live guide

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Meeting point

Look for the KD Ticket Office, where you will be informed which ship you will be boarding. Proceed to board the ship and present your barcode ticket directly on board.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Infants up to 3-years old can enjoy the cruise for free
  • Tide levels can affect accessibility for wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1710 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety
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Punctual departure, friendly staff and good service (drinks, food). Toilet clean, so that's ok too. Unfortunately there was no information about Cologne during the journey. An audio guide would have been great. It would also be great if you could find out the number of the departure pier with the booking confirmation.

October 18, 2022

Pros: For the price, the performance of 1 hour was fine. Negative: At which point the ship leaves and what it is called, was neither on the order confirmation nor in the voucher. We first had to walk to the office that was set up and only found out there that the drop-off point is somewhere else!! That took time! Luckily we were there much earlier. (over 1 hour)

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August 12, 2022

Since I'm from Cologne, I don't need any information about the individual sights and other buildings. I just wanted to go boating with my 4 year old grandson. But for tourists some information would be of interest, because we don't just have the Cologne Cathedral. Otherwise it was very nice. The onboard staff was very friendly. The prices were okay too.

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July 23, 2022

Product ID: 2987