Welcome to Cologne

Cologne (Köln) offers seemingly endless attractions, led by its famous cathedral whose filigree twin spires dominate the skyline. It’s regularly voted the country’s single most popular tourist attraction. The city’s museum landscape is especially strong when it comes to art; but also has something in store for fans of chocolate, sports and even Roman history. Its people are well known for their liberalism and joie... Read More

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Cologne Christmas Sunday Brunch Cruise

Capture the Christmas spirit as you cruise along the majestic Rhine River through the grand old city of Cologne and indulge in a decadent brunch buffet. Admire the Cologne Cathedral, Old Town (Altstadt), and Rheinauhafen with its marina and eye-catching new buildings. Throughout your cozy Sunday brunch cruise, sing along with Christmas carols and chat with fellow passengers as you savor a holiday feast! Bring your appetite and board your heated and covered boat at 10am to begin your festive Sunday cruise along the Rhine River. Christmas music will greet you as you inhale the delicious scents from the brunch buffet and enjoy your welcome drink of sparkling wine or orange juice. Load up on a variety of hot and cold foods (see Itinerary for sample menu) including eggs, cold cuts, salads, pasta and fish. Sit back and relax as the city of Cologne glides by on either side. Behold stunning Cologne Cathedral, which has the largest façade of any church in the world. This stunning Gothic cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site is Germany’s most popular attraction. Pass by colorful and vibrant Old Town (Altstadt) with its many restaurants and bars. And see Rheinauhafen, an urban redevelopment project that includes a marina and three architecturally distinctive buildings shaped like construction cranes. Refill your plate as often as you like but be sure to leave room for dessert! Throughout your cruise, enjoy singing along to your favorite Christmas carols. By the time your 2.5-hour cruise along the Rhine River returns to its departure point, you’ll be ready to continue your day with independent sightseeing or Christmas shopping.

$21.62 Food & drink

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Cologne Including Meal

Skip the line at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne and head straight inside to dine on its much-loved American-style food! Choose from two different menus (either a 2-course or 3-course meal) and then sit back and eat, soaking up the atmosphere of Cologne, as well as seeing the rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia for which the Hard Rock Cafes are famous. See the Cort Axe bass that once belonged to Kiss, sunglasses worn by Elvis Presley and more, while dining in the heart of Cologne. Located in the city center, near Cologne Cathedral, Cologne Hard Rock Cafe is popular with locals and tourists alike, meaning that queues can be long. So don’t waste time standing in line – head straight inside to your table with your skip-the-line ticket and admire the lively cafe’s collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia.See sunglasses worn by Elvis Presley; a Cort Axe bass played by Kiss; Jimi Hendrix's vest; No Doubt boots which are also seen on the cover of the album 'Tragic Kingdom'; a fender guitar that belonged to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers; and a Lepard Suit worn by Poison! If Cologne’s famous beers are more of a draw, then sit back and order a crisp glass of Kölsch (own expense) while gazing out of the cafe’s wide windows. Choose from two different dinner menus – the 2-course Gold or 3-course Diamond – and then sit back, relax and enjoy your meal in the heart of Cologne. The cafe also has an onsite store, which you can explore after your meal if you wish.

$420.12 Small group tours

Cologne and Brussels Overnight Tour from Cologne by Coach

Combine the beautiful cities of Cologne and Brussels in one trip. Travel by national coach and enjoy 2 nights in each city including a city tour in both destinations.

$498.54 Small group tours

5-Day Cologne and Paris Overnight Coach Tour from Cologne

Explore Cologne and Paris in a 5-day overnight tour from Cologne. Start your trip with a two nights stay in Cologne and travel to Paris for another 2 nights stay next, enjoying a leisurely ride on a modern national coach line bus.

$427.96 Small group tours

5-Day Two-Cities Overnight Tour: Cologne and Prague by Coach

This 5-day overnight tour takes you from Cologne to Prague on a modern coach. Spend two nights in each destination and discover Cologne and Prague on an additional city tour!

$476.13 Small group tours

Independent Cologne 5-Day Coach Tour to Strasbourg

Enjoy an independent 5-day overnight tour from Cologne to Strasbourg and explore both cities in one trip! Travel leisurely on a modern national coach and enjoy two nights in each destination as well as a city tour of Cologne and Strasbourg.