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From Brussels: Tour of Cologne and Postcard Town of Monschau

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Activity provider: BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

From Brussels: Tour of Cologne and Postcard Town of Monschau

Activity provider: BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

From US$ 91.06 per person

This leisurely tour combines the mountain scenery of Monschau and the picture-postcard town of Cologne. Travel through history in the ancient city center of Cologne, from the Roman remains and medieval buildings, to its elegant modern shopping paradise.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Eifel mountain region
  • Visit the small, historic town of Monschau
  • Witness the Cathedral, the City Hall, the Roman walls, the banks of the Rhine
Full description
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.
  • Transportation by coach
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless private option is selected)
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  • Wheelchair users

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Brussels City Tours office, Grasmarkt 82, 1000 Brussels.

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  • Comfortable shoes
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4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Stefaan was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable about Monschau and Cologne but also about European history in general. I highly recommend this tour for the beauty of Monschau and above all the cathedral in Cologne. There is plenty to see in Cologne but the cathedral by itself is worth the price of the tour.

August 6, 2022

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.

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December 29, 2019


Stephane was just wonderful! No dull moment with him ... very helpful, caring and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend this tour- it’s worth every penny! I loved it so much! Thanks to our wonderful driver too!!!

July 7, 2019

Product ID: 155346