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Cologne: Top Sights Rhine River Cruise

Cologne: Top Sights Rhine River Cruise

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Discover the beautiful city of Cologne on a Rhine River cruise. Relax as you cruise down the river and learn about the sights you spot from your boat's loudspeakers.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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German, English


  • Experience Cologne''s beauty from the water on a relaxing Rhine river cruise
  • Learn about Cologne's famous sights and history from running commentary on-board
  • Enjoy a cold Kölsch beer, a piece of cake, or a cup of coffee while you cruise
  • Spot Cologne's top sights, including the stunning Cologne Cathedral and Old Town
  • See Rheinauhafen's intruiguing L-shaped crane houses and 5 Rhine river bridges
Full description

See Cologne's top sights from the water on a city cruise. Spot the world-famous Cologne Cathedral, cruise under 5 bridges, and take in the running commentary from the ship's speakers. Start your Rhine cruise with the ship MS Rheinperle, MS Rheinland, or MS Rheintreue. After taking in a view of the iconic Cologne Cathedral and Old Town, cruise to the Rheinauhafen, where you can spot its distinctive crane houses.

Pass under 5 bridges to reach Rodenkirchen in the south. The cruise will then take you to the main sights of the city north of the Dome, such as the Zoobrücke bridge.

During the cruise, discover more about the sights of Cologne with on-board commentary and English and German. If you want, relax with a local Kölsch beer or a strong coffee and a piece of cake.

  • 90-minute cruise
  • Recorded commentary about the sights
  • Drinks and snacks (available on board to purchase)
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

Board the ship at Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, pier no. 10, opposite Musical Dome and Goldgasse.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • Ships are not handicapped accessible. Guests in wheelchairs or with walkers are welcome but the toilets and the open deck are only accessible by stairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 83 reviews

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At the age of 71, I'm not that quick on my feet anymore and I had my 7-year-old granddaughter with me. Unfortunately we were 5 minutes late to the pier because we were at the wrong place. Then we would have made it - and the ship was just about to cast off..... 3 young people from the staff ran off so that the ship was still waiting and we could still go on board. I was so thankful for that. Because the tickets were only valid for this time. I just thought it was great. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Also the staff that brought the ordered drinks - all super friendly. It was a great experience. My granddaughter was also delighted. She liked the boat trip better than the subsequent visit to the zoo. I recommend it to anyone.

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August 1, 2022

Very enjoyable trip as described taking in all the major sites of Cologne from along the river.

August 5, 2022

Relaxed ride with nice staff

August 5, 2022

Product ID: 414236