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

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

From US$ 27.96 per person

Explore Cologne from a different perspective with this combined bus tour and boat cruise package. Admire the modern Rheinauhafen district from the water and enjoy the hop-on hop-off bus tour to discover the best sights in the city at your own pace.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Save money with this great combination package including a hop-on hop-off bus tour and boat cruise
  • Enjoy the fantastic views of the city as you cruise along the River Rhine
  • See the Rheinauhafen district and learn about the monuments and buildings in Cologne
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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 Museum Neumarkt / Cäcilienstrasse / Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum Heumarkt / Malzmühle / Maritim Hotel / Altstadt Altstadt / Hänneschen Werkstatt / Markmannsgasse Triangelturm / Bahnhof Deutz / Auenweg RTL Lanxess Arena / KEC-Haie / Gummersbacher Strasse Odysseum / Köln Arcaden / Corintostrasse Zoo Flora & Seilbahn / Stammheimer Weg Eigelstein Ebertplatz / Theodor-Heuss-Ring, Number 7 Mediapark St. Gereon Gladbacher-Strasse 1 Friesenplatz KVB Haltestelle Stadtmuseum / EL-DE-Haus / Appelhofplatz
  • 1-hour panoramic boat cruise
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    KD Agentur Köln Alstadt, Rheingarten 50667 Cologne

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    • Boat cruise departure times (April - October only):
    • 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30 and 18:00
    • Hop-on Hop-off Bus:
    • Valid for 24 hours
    • Buses ride daily and depart once an hour
    • From April to October, buses also ride every 30 minutes from 10:30 to 18:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 415 reviews

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    I had one full day in Cologne, and this was the best way to see most of the city in our limited time. The boat tour left a little more to be desired, not because of the tour itself, but because of the lack of sights to actually see from the water. The bus portion was a great way to see things. After riding through the city, we were able to narrow down the places we wanted to go back to see up close! Overall, I'm glad we did the combo... Totally worth it for the cost.

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    August 21, 2018

    Bought a mobile ticket and when arrived to bus, was refused to enter the bus. Was told to go down the street to get a paper ticket. My daughter also bought mobile for her and her children and were refused as well. We tried to explain that the mobile ticket would be honored as it stated on website however he still refused us to attend tour. We were unaware of where to do this so we wandered into a ticket office and the clerk felt bad for us and helped us. Want to take bus tour in other countries but afraid to chance it. Feel we should be compensated in some way.

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    July 10, 2018

    Adequate for the money

    The boat cruise is too short, expected to see more historic buildings. The boat has good service. The bus experience is better than the boat trip. Would have preferred that they did not narrate in German over the speakers, since everyone has the option of listening with the headphones. It makes it difficult to understand wen you're using the headphones. Overall good service and good experience with the bus, would recommend.

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    July 24, 2017

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