Water activity

Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

Water activity

Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

From US$ 16.16 per person


Discover the city of Cologne during a boat cruise along the Rhine. See the sights on a panoramic tour along the water. Marvel at Cologne Cathedral and more.

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Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included
German, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a panoramic cruise on the Rhine River past the cathedral and Old Town
  • Glide over the Rhine on a boat that is maintained to high safety standards
  • Take in top city sights from the water like the massive Cologne Cathedral
  • Capture pictures of stunning bridges from the water like the South Bridge
  • Relax as you float down the river with a drink from the boat's onboard bar
Full description

Journey through the charming city of Cologne and discover its sightseeing highlights from the water. Grab some snacks and drinks from the onboard bar (at your own expense), and relax as you look out at Cologne’s historic landmarks and bridges.

Get to know Cologne's Old Town, characterized by its beautiful churches and historic buildings. You'll also spot impressive modern buildings here and there, such as the Lindt chocolate museum. 

Take in views of bridges from the water like the Hohenzollern, Deutz Suspension Bridge, and the South Bridge. Pass by the the German Sports and Olympic Museum and cruise through the ultra-modern Rheinauhafen urban regeneration project. 

Admire the beautiful Cologne Cathedral and snap some photos from afar to capture the structure in all its glory.

  • Boat cruise
  • Food and drink
  • Live guide

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Meeting point

Look for the KD Ticket Office, where you will be informed which ship you will be boarding. Proceed to board the ship and present your barcode ticket directly on board.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Infants up to 3-years old can enjoy the cruise for free
  • Tide levels can affect accessibility for wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1709 reviews

Review summary

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Good experience overall — the boat is new and very nice. There's a bar on board serving drinks and food, all is served which is great. However, the trip was rather short (barely over an hour) and there was no information/guidance during the trip, it would have been nice to have it. In addition, the instructions of the meeting point can be better, even local taxi drivers had trouble finding it.

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March 25, 2023

It was a good experience. We had some problems with arriving in time to the tour and after a few calls the company was willing to reschedule our boat tour to the next time slot. The weather was amazing and it's a great experience to chill and see some attractions of Cologne.

March 25, 2023

Fantastic! I would definitely recommend this to everyone who is visiting Cologne. Staff was very professional, and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The top deck was a bit crowded because this was a very busy time of the year but it was still amazing. It helped that the weather was very good, it's only for an hour but you get to see all the major landmarks. The bathroom was immaculately clean, it is clear that they do things efficiently and properly in a classic German fashion.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 2987