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  • Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Cruise

    1. Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Cruise

    Get to know Cologne from a different perspective. Experience a scenic cruise along the Rhine and admire the sights of the city from the water. See the modern Rheinauhafen district with its many historical crane houses, and discover interesting information about the monuments and buildings along the way. A ride on a double-decker open-top bus with fantastic views of the city makes this tour a real experience. The 1.5-hour ride takes you through the center of this bustling city. With the hop-on hop-off ticket you can get on and off the bus at any time and as often as you like in 24 hours in order to explore the best places in the city. Alternatively you can stay seated on the bus and learn all about Cologne with the audio commentary or live guide. Bus Stops: Kölner Dom / Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) / Trankgasse Excelsior Hotel Ernst Rathaus / KVB Haltestelle / Farina...

    The bus trip showed most of the sites and drop off points were close to landmarks. The river cruise was excellent.

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What people are saying about Cologne

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 14 reviews

The harbor tour itself was very nice, but we had to wait at 40 degrees outside until 2:00 p.m. in the sun before we were allowed on the ship, although someone was already on the ship and had seen that we were standing in the sun and then we were told that we still have to go to the ticket counter because we were not allowed to enter with the voucher on the cell phone or the printed one. And this information was not noted anywhere!

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-very informative -Kölsch / German-language explanations :-) -the ship neatly clean -food, cakes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available on board (subject to a charge) -the digital voucher from GetYourGuide cannot be read with the devices on board, it is Better to go to the Bots pier, Pier No. 10 beforehand, there you get a chip and the inspectors on board know. All in all a successful action!

The most important thing is that you first take the voucher to the ticket office at the jetty and get a voucher, because the voucher is ... strangely .... not a direct ticket. This is really stupid, since it is not noted anywhere! I had to go back

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