Enjoy a one-hour panoramic Rhine River sightseeing cruise and soak in the spirit of Cologne. The Rhine River provides access to many of the city’s major attractions, such as Cologne Cathedral, and during your cruise, you'll see top sights and learn about Cologne's 2,000-year history from the onboard audio commentary. While you take in the beautiful city sights, enjoy a freshly tapped glass of Koelsch, a famous local beer available for purchase. If one hour simply isn't enough, upgrade to the two-hour nighttime cruise!
• 2 hours
Enjoy a scenic Rhine River cruise from Cologne to the resort city of Königswinter, at the foot of the beautiful Siebengebirge hills. After a journey down the water that takes in sights of romantic riverside villages and hilltop castles, choose to visit one of two Königswinter attractions. Either visit the family-friendly Sea Life aquarium or ride one of Germany’s oldest cogwheel railways up to the famous Drachenfels cliff, topped by fascinating ancient ruins of Drachenfels Castle.
• 8.5 hours
Explore the historical city of Cologne at your leisure with this hop-on hop-off bus tour and Rhine River sightseeing cruise. With a ticket valid for 24 hours, see top Cologne attractions such as Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), the City Hall and the Old Town (Altstadt), and hop on and off the open-top bus at any of the 16 stops to create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary. Complement your bus tour with a 1-hour Rhine River cruise to witness the medieval city’s intricate skyline and stunning Rheinauhafen district from the water.
• 1 day
Relax on a 3-hour Rhine River dinner cruise, enjoying panoramic views of Cologne as you dine on a buffet of regional specialties, including drinks. While floating down the river – Germany's second largest – you'll experience Cologne from a unique vantage point. Unwind as you take in the atmosphere, enhanced by the DJ’s mellow music selection and the city landmarks lit up in the late evening sky!
• 3 hours
An easy way to start your romantic day on the Rhine: Present your KD ticket onboard any KD ship and enjoy all scheduled day cruises on the Rhine river for one whole day. The extensive and reliable timetable enables you to disembark as often as you like at the many interesting stops, and spend as much or as little time as you would like. Departure from Cologne is daily only at 9.30am.
• 1 day
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!
• 2.5 hours
Combine a 1-hour Rhine River sightseeing cruise with a skip-the-line pass to eat at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne! Simply select one of six start times for the cruise, and then relax on board, enjoying audio commentary about the route’s attractions, like Hohenzollern Bridge and Cologne Cathedral. Visit Hard Rock Cafe Cologne at a time that suits your schedule and, after skipping past the entrance lines, head inside to enjoy a 2-course meal.
• 1 hour
Combine classic sightseeing with a relaxing bike tour of Cologne. You will ride along a scenic route 10m (15km) that takes you to the city's highlights. See the legendary cathedral city located along the Rhine River, dating back about 2,000 years. Enjoy numerous photo stops with great panoramic views, the personalized experience only a small-group activity (maximum 15) provides, and commentary from your professional guide. Bike and helmet is included.
• 3 hours
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.
• 2 hours
Discover the highlights of Düsseldorf with ease on this hop-on hop-off bus tour and panoramic sightseeing cruise. Experience top Düsseldorf attractions such as the 19th-century St Lambertus church and chic Königsallee shopping avenue on an open-top, double-decker bus; hopping on and off as you wish at eight city-wide stops with a ticket that’s valid for 48 hours. Then, see the city from the water on a 1-hour KD cruise, sailing the Rhine River for beautiful views of Alstadt (Old Town) and the futuristic twisted towers of the Media Harbour (MedienHafen).
• 2 days