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Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

From US$ 13.77 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
  • Admire the stunning views of Cologne and its impressive sights
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.

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the ticket office below the Hohenzollern Bridge. Look for the KD Schiffstouren kiosk.

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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 1617 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety
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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

The trip was good. We were lucky with the weather and sat on the sun deck. It would have been great if the meeting point had not been the sales stand but the number with the name of the ship! And you should be 30 minutes before be there for the appointment. The queue will be very long.

July 10, 2022

Product ID: 2987