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Cologne: 1.5-Hour Comedy Bus Tour

1. Cologne: 1.5-Hour Comedy Bus Tour

Discover a comedy tour through Cologne onboard a moving stand-up stage. Laugh out loud to a showcase that started in Hamburg before conquering the German capital and now bringing joys to Cologne. Giggle your way through a discovery of the city during the comedy show in a modern bus. Listen to endless jokes, stories, and partake in some extraordinary activities make this tour an innovative comedy adventure. Pass by all the major sights of the cathedral city and experience the origins of the jokes you hear. Be treated to various comedians, including Keirut Wenzel, Jessica Sinapi, Dirk Volpert, Marcel Höfs or Klaus Teigel. Uncover an entertaining mix of information and comedy with this tour covers everything from spontaneous humor to historical anecdotes.

Cologne: 1.5-Hour Karaoke Bus Tour in German

2. Cologne: 1.5-Hour Karaoke Bus Tour in German

Take a unique tour of Cologne on board the sing-along party on wheels that is the karaoke bus. Be a star on your own mobile stage as you show your singing prowess. Have fun and sing everything from famous schlager, the top hits, German new wave and even classic songs from Cologne. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, a city tour, and party like a rock star. Spend an amusing and musical evening with friends, singing karaoke to the hits as you tour the city.

Cologne: Nostalgic Tour in German in Vintage Bus

3. Cologne: Nostalgic Tour in German in Vintage Bus

Immerse yourself in Cologne's past and enjoy a nostalgic journey through the city. Experience the 50s and 60s during this exciting journey through time. Board the vintage bus and be welcomed by your guide, who will be wearing a petticoat ‒ the famous fluffy skirt. See the city through the windows of an old Swiss postbus or a vintage bus from 1960 and experience a piece of the vivid past. Discover all aspects of Cologne after the reconstruction. Start near the cathedral, Cologne's landmark. Drive through the Gerlingsquartier, over the ring roads and through the Griechenmarktviertel until you arrive in the Südstadt. Get a glance at the picturesque Old Town before returning to the Komödienstraße close to the cathedral.

Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

4. Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

Visit Cologne for a day and discover 2000 years of its history, from the Roman times through to the Middle Ages, to the bustling metropolis that exists today. This tour shows you some of the city's most ancient relics, its grand Gothic cathedral, and enduring icons of culture from across the centuries. Once you meet your group in central Frankfurt, take a ride across the countryside for your visit to Germany's fourth-largest city. A double-decker bus takes you to see the site of the Roman Praetorium and the famous Dionysus mosaic at the Romano-Germanic Museum, as well at the mighty city gates and fantastic churches that offer an insight into the former medieval city life. When you take some time out for lunch, walk through the city's central pedestrian areas to experience the lively and vibrant atmosphere that makes Cologne a hotspot of art, culture, and modern life. Take a look at the grand Cathedral of Cologne, which took more than 600 years to complete. In the afternoon, make a stop in the town of Limburg an der Lahn to see its beautiful old bridges and medieval houses before you return to Frankfurt.

From Brussels: Tour of Cologne and Postcard Town of Monschau

5. From Brussels: Tour of Cologne and Postcard Town of Monschau

After a drive to the German border, you'll reach the beautiful landscapes of the Eifel mountain region and make the first stop at Monschau,  a small, historic town in the German Eifel mountain region. The narrow, cobblestoned streets and traditional half-timbered houses have made this charming place one of the main tourist attractions of the region. During your free time in the cozy alleys, you can taste and buy the local Aachner Printen. Next, it's time to head to the vibrant city of Cologne. Cologne has so much to offer. After lunch, you'll start the walk in the heart of the old city. Some of the highlights of the tour include the cathedral, the City Hall, the Roman walls, the banks of the Rhine and the world famous Eau de cologne 4711. Then there will be free time in the shopping streets of the old town. Don't forget to try the famous 'Kolsch' beer before you leave.

Cologne: Drachenburg Castle Half-Day Guided Tour

6. Cologne: Drachenburg Castle Half-Day Guided Tour

Discover the magical Drachenburg Castle, a 19th-century palace built on the Drachenfels mountain with breathtaking views of the Rhein valley. You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Cologne by a private car and enjoy a comfortable 40-minute journey to the charming Königswinter village. You'll first head up the mountain toward the medieval Burg Drachenfels, onboard the historical Drachenfelsbahn, which is the oldest cog railway in Germany. It'll feel like you're being pulled up the hill on a roller coaster, but without the scary drop at the end. At the top, you can explore the ruins and marvel at the incredible views of the valley below, and a perfect spot for a panoramic photo. On a sunny day, you may even spot Cologne Cathedral on the horizon. Once you finish, you'll make your way down the path towards Castle Drachenburg. Here, your guide will provide you with all the fascinating stories about the castle-like villa built in the late 1800s, with its short but turbulent history. Perfectly renovated to reflect its original splendor, it's well worth exploring. And don't forget to roam the beautiful gardens. The Drachenfelsbahn will take you back to the village. If you're keen to continue exploring, you can opt for the 6-hour option, which will include a 2-hour sightseeing tour with your guide around the beautiful village of Linz am Rhein, known as the “colorful city”. Here, you can stroll through the historic cobblestoned streets and admire 16th-century picturesque half-timbered houses. Your guide will also lead you to the Old Market Square, St Martin Church, Linz Castle and part of the medieval city fortification, Pulverturm. Once you've enjoyed all the attractions you will be taken back to your accommodation in Cologne.

From Cologne: Private Hoensbroek Castle Tour with Pickup

7. From Cologne: Private Hoensbroek Castle Tour with Pickup

Visit Hoensbroek Castle on a private guided tour from Cologne. See one of the largest and most beautiful castles in the Netherlands and sit back and relax in your private car, leaving the hustle and bustle of large group tours behind. Be picked-up at your accommodation in Cologne and set off on your Dutch adventure. Climb the almost 200-foot-high fortified medieval lookout tower of the castle for impressive views of the surrounding landscape. Feel shivers run down your spine in the dungeon, where one cell still exists. Hoensbroek Castle altered its shape and style throughout the centuries of its existence, and most of its current design comes from the 17th and 18th centuries. Marvel at its tall towers and water-filled moat. Save time with skip-the-line tickets to save you time and to get the most out of the trip. Follow your guide around the castle grounds and learn about the rich history of the sight. Walk through the full equipped interiors, complete with furniture, paintings, sculptures, and various everyday objects. Experience what life was like in the castle in the Middle Ages and later from the perspective of the owners, as well as numerous servants. Then, head back to Cologne for a relaxing evening.

From Cologne: Private Burg Castle and Benrath Palace Trip

8. From Cologne: Private Burg Castle and Benrath Palace Trip

Visit Solingen on a fun tour from Cologne to see an expansive collection of armory and weapons and enjoy skip-the-line tickets to Burg Castle. Depending on the option you choose, you can also discover the fantastic Benrath Palace and its lush garden. Begin your day with a pickup from your Cologne accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back and relax on a ride filled with engaging stories, historical facts, and legends of the past. Arrive at Burg Castle and see its remarkable collection of armory and weapons, as well as an exhibition on the region's history from medieval times to the industrial revolution. Explore the castle with your guide and learn about the rise of the Duchy of Berg, the castle’s decay, and its restoration. See highlights such as the Great Hall, the Gallery of Ancestral Portraits, and the Chapel. After you've finished exploring, enjoy some free time to do souvenir shopping or dine at a local restaurant. Choose the 5-hour option to also discover Benrath Palace. Drive past the Wuppertal river and the Mungsten Bridge, the highest railway bridge in Germany. Make a stop at the beautiful palace to learn about its history and relax in its lush park and garden, home to more than 80 species of birds and over 300 species of beetles.

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What people are saying about Cologne

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 492 reviews

The tour guide was brilliant, knowledgeable and obviously passionate about what he does. Even though we had a dreadful woman on our walking tour of Cologne who kept stopping to have selfies in front of everything causing him to be constantly looking for her as she kept getting lost from the group and repeating himself he maintained his composure(I definitely couldn’t if I was in his shoes) and stayed warm and approachable. If you’re going in winter make sure you wrap up as it was absolutely freezing in Monschau.

My girlfriend and I came across this comedy bus tour purely by accident, because our plan was actually to book a night hike. However, unfortunately - or fortunately - all hikes were already fully booked for the weekend. After further search we became aware of this offer. The tour was different than expected but far exceeded our previous expectations. We had a great time for 1.5 hours and sometimes we cried. Really recommended.

The comedy tour was an absolute highlight. Historical and interesting things were announced in a particularly humorous way and all participants were actively involved. We haven't laughed that much in a long time. Highly recommended !!!

Very fun evening, great group, incredibly funny comedian !! We have rarely laughed so much with and about our team. Unfortunately the time flies too quickly, we could have heard another 1.5 hours.

Good vehicle and driver. Knowledgeable and helpful guide. Tour is private so it can be customized.