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Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

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From US$ 29.11 per person

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Enjoy some of Cologne’s harbors and sights with an in-depth German tour from a local guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Examine the history of the Rheinau Harbor
  • Get insights into the Deutz Harbor and Mülheim Harbor
  • Explore the container harbor Niehl, one of Germany’s largest inland harbors
Full description

Discover some of Cologne’s harbors and their facilities on a harbor cruise. Listen to interesting facts about how the harbor functions from your local guide en route. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights from the water, as you make your way in and out of harbors like the Niehl container harbor—one of Germany's largest inland ones. Become a pro at the history of the Rheinau Harbor, hear fascinating insights about the Deutz and Mülheim harbors, and head into the Niehl container harbor, one of Germany’s largest inland harbors on this cruise. During your cruise, listen as your guide offers information and exciting anecdotes about Cologne's harbors, their history, dates, and figures.

  • Harbor cruise
  • Live commentary by a guide (in German only)
  • Drinks and snacks (available on board)
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 Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, pier no. 10 opposite the Musical Dome and Goldgasse.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • The tour departs May - September every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:00 PM from Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, pier no. 10 (opposite Musical Dome and Goldgasse)
  • Ships are not handicapped accessible, guests in wheelchairs or with walkers can take part in the tour but the toilets and the open deck are only accessible by stairs
  • For safety reasons electric wheelchairs are not allowed
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 201 reviews

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We went as a group of 14. It was an interesting journey, which was made very clear by the explanations. We were very surprised that Cologne has such a large port facility. We were thrilled to experience this from the water. The physical well-being was not neglected either. A well-rehearsed service quickly provided us with drinks and delicious food. However, I would have wished that seats on board had been reserved according to my booking. So our group sat in 3 different places on the ship. I can recommend this trip to anyone who wants to get to know Cologne as a port city - it's really worth it.

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July 25, 2022

A nice Sunday, doing something different, the tour was perfect for that. Nice weather, informative tour guide and good service on board, what more could you wish for? An experience to get to know the city on the waterway and in my opinion highly recommended. The booking is easy and fast, paid with PayPal and completed quickly.

May 17, 2022

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.

August 6, 2021

Product ID: 250852