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Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

1. Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

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.

Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

2. Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the historic old town of Cologne and start your walking tour of some of the city's most famous highlights. Marvel at the towering Cologne Cathedral. Discover the ancient myths, legends, and biblical figures incorporated into its Gothic facade. Journey further back in time and visit a Roman villa with a preserved mosaic floor, Roman tomb, and parts of Roman palace buildings. Walking around the Roman-Germanic Museum, you'll see detailed relics from Cologne's Roman period. Walk across the top of the subterranean Cologne Philharmonic Hall, where you'll visit a Holocaust memorial. Then, make your way to Hohenzollern Bridge to take in panoramas of the old town and the futuristic new harbor district. A stroll along the Rhine then leads you to the largest Romanesque church in Cologne. Wander through ancient alleyways to the city's oldest marketplaces and to the Historic Town Hall. End your tour back at Cologne Cathedral and its fairy tale fountain.

Cologne: TimeRide GO! VR Walking Tour

3. Cologne: TimeRide GO! VR Walking Tour

Explore Cologne's highlights such as the famous Old town, the romantic Hohenzollern Bridge, and the iconic Cologne Cathedral. Walk through the Old Town and learn all about the rich history of Cologne from your knowledgeable guide. Experience important stages of Cologne's more than 2000-year-old city history up close through virtual reality scenes at six different locations. Use the virtual reality glasses and compare the past with the present. Get a glimpse of the Roman border, witness the metropolis of the Middle Ages, see the outpost of French and Prussian rule, and look at the destruction caused during World War II.  Listen to insightful stories from those time periods which enhances the experience even further. Once you remove your virtual reality glasses, see the shocking contrast between now and then and find that some of the buildings are no longer visible, while others remained nearly untouched.

Cologne: Guided E-Scooter Tour

4. Cologne: Guided E-Scooter Tour

See the most beautiful landmarks of Cologne on a 3-wheeled scooter. Start your tour at the Alter Messeturm at the edge of the Rheinhallen in Deutz with a view over the Rhine to the famous Cathedral of the city. Cruise to the Hohenzollern Bridge - one of the city's landmarks and the busiest railway bridge in Germany. Cross the bridge on the way to the main station, catching beautiful views of the old town and the Rhine promenade. Pass the Heinrich-Böll-Platz with the striking Ludwig Museum and the Philharmonie, then drive around the imposing Cologne Cathedral. Venture through the small alleys of the historic Gürzenich with its hay market and then continue to the hub of the Old Town, the Old Market Square with the oldest town hall in Germany. After a short break, visit "Tünnes and Schäles", two puppet sculptures embedded in the culture and humor of the city. Rub their noses for an extra portion of luck! Cruise past the Romanesque St. Martin church, the path leads you directly along the Rhine down to the Rheinauhafen harbour. Head towards the Chocolate Museum, exploring three high-tech constructions on the peninsula known as the Crane Houses. Visit the most famous snack bar in Cologne, the "Wurstbraterei". Take a break here and savor a snack if you wish. Cross the Rhine again over the "Severinsbrücke". Under the thick steel ropes you will get fantastic panoramic views of the entire old town and of course, Cologne Cathedral. Return to the starting point to complete the comprehensive journey.

Cologne: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

5. Cologne: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Visit the fascinating cathedral city of Cologne and learn all about its 2000 years of history on a guided bike tour. Explore the city in an environmentally friendly way and ride through the Roman times to the Middle Ages up to the latest architectural developments.  Along the way, hear exciting anecdotes and fascinating historical facts on your journey of discovery though Germany’s oldest city. Explore Cologne on a route of approximately 15 kilometers and discover the most interesting places in the city along the way.  Start at the Eigelsteintor, the medieval symbol of the northern old town, and ride past the Prussian Fort X and across the Zoobrücke. From here you can enjoy the fantastic views of Cologne’s skyline. Ride to the green area of the city, the right bank of Rheinpark, which was voted Germany’s most beautiful park in 2007. From the bridgehead of the Hohenzollern Bridge you will see the famous photo scene with the cathedral, the Crane Houses, and the many small towers. Stop on the historical steel bridge to see the love locks before heading to the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Museum Ludwig, and the world-famous cathedral. Relax at one of the breweries before exploring the winding streets of Martinsviertel. From here, cycle along the Rhine to Cologne’s newest and most exclusive area – the brand new Rheinauhafen. Its architectural highlights include the 3 Crane Houses, the Chocolate Museum, the Siebengebirgshaus, and the Wurstbude.  Ride at a leisurely pace northward along the Rhine and admire the picturesque old town before returning to the starting point.

Cologne: Private Walking Tour of City Center

6. Cologne: Private Walking Tour of City Center

Discover some of Cologne’s most relevant sites on a private walking tour in the city center. Wander along the river Rhine, gaze at the Cologne Cathedral, and cross the Hohenzollern Bridge while chatting with a local guide. Begin the tour in front of the city’s famed cathedral and take in this hallmark, historical structure that lies adjacent to the Rhine. The cathedral is the city’s second tallest building and boasts the title of UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, take the opportunity to see the Dionysus Mosaic, which dates from around A.D. 220 and is the centerpiece of the Roman-Germanic Museum. After checking out the mosaic, stroll along the Hohenzollern Bridge, which overlooks the Rhine, and snap some photos to capture this memorable experience. From the bridge, continue the tour in Cologne’s Old Town and experience its unique historical appeal. Take in the traditional old housing and local breweries, which are located directly along the Rhine. As you pass through Old Town’s narrow alleys, next stop at the Great St. Martin Church located at the city’s historical fish market. Observe the church’s distinctive design that has shaped Old Town’s skyline throughout the years. Next pass by the Willi Ostermann Fountain and then stop by the historical Cologne City Hall, famous for its Renaissance façade. After that check out the city’s largest shopping strip, Hohe Street, where everything can be found from electronics to clothes and shoes. Wrap up the walking tour by stopping at Heinzelmännchen Fountain, a monument dedicated to a local myth about little people who used to work all night so the people of Cologne could take it easy during the day.     

Cologne: River Rhine Film-Themed Walking Tour

7. Cologne: River Rhine Film-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the iconic River Rhine in the heart of Cologne on this city walking tour. Hear all about the films shot there from your guide and admire panoramic views from the city's bridges. Discover stories about the bridge blocked by tanks for filming. See the location where an oscar-winning film was shot, and find the place where some of the oldest film recordings were made. Enjoy informative narration by your guide who will use the lens of film to give an understanding of the city and its river. In case the weather is bad, warm up and stay dry in some of the charming cafes along the route. Complete your experience by being given a list of the movies being referred to on the tour, including links to their trailers.

Cologne: JGA Tour in der Altstadt mit Fotoshooting

8. Cologne: JGA Tour in der Altstadt mit Fotoshooting

Immortalize your special night out with a private walking tour and photoshoot in Cologne. Explore the city’s old town, stop outside the Chocolate Museum, and cross Hohenzollern Bridge for a view of the imposing cathedral. Strike a pose as your guide snaps pictures of your group’s best angles. Take your first set of pictures at the Chocolate Museum with a view of the Rhine. Continue with a stroll through the old town and learn about local history and which bars you should hit up afterward. Discover hidden corners and idyllic sidestreets, the perfect backdrop for unique group photos. Next is a photoshoot with the cathedral, best achieved by standing on Hohenzollern Bridge. See hundreds of love locks that couples tend to leave here and learn why the bridge is such a special place to tourists and locals alike. Go for one last shoot in the multicultural neighborhood of Schäl Sick on the other side of the Rhine from Cologne. Use the last series of photos to let loose and make some silly group poses. Your guide will email the group's contact person with 15 of the best photos from the tour as high-quality files for you and your group to share.

Cologne: East to West Walking Tour and KölnTriangle

9. Cologne: East to West Walking Tour and KölnTriangle

Get stunning views of the River Rhine from the viewing platform on the roof of the KölnTriangle building. Take the high-speed lift to the top floor to look across the rooftops of Cologne and see the spires of Cologne Cathedral from above. Then, cross the river to the west bank via the Hohenzollern Bridge. Look at the thousands of love locks left on the bridge by romantic passersby. Hear interesting facts about the cathedral and its long construction from the 13th century to the 15th century, and until it was finally completed to its original plan in 1880. Travel back in time and explore the Roman history of the city. Listen to interesting anecdotes and stories that reveal the true character of the residents.   

Cologne: Guided E-Bike Riviera Tour Along the Rhine

10. Cologne: Guided E-Bike Riviera Tour Along the Rhine

Enjoy “la kölsche Vita” on a relaxing e-bike tour along the bike paths that follow the banks of the Rhine. Discover the less busy, more green areas around Cologne with a guide. Feel the cool breeze as you explore a lesser-known, totally tranquil side of the area. Leave the buzzing city center behind and make your way to the south towards local recreation areas, small beaches, and riverfront cafes and restaurants. Cross over the Rhine with one of the city's smallest ferries to medieval Zündorf, a small picturesque former fishing village. Relax with a cold Kölsch beer, a coffee, or a tasty ice cream. Cycle back on the eastern banks of the Rhine and enjoy beautiful views of the Cologne skyline as you head back to the city center. On the way to the south and back, you can also expect exciting anecdotes and fascinating historical facts about the green surroundings of Cologne, and its history and traditions. Discover the best of the Cologne Riviera on a tour designed to be relaxing and enriching.

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Being stuck in a traffic jam 10 mins before the start of our scheduled Tour we gutted and called the phone number on the voucher. Sascha the Tour guide personally answerd the call, was extremely calm and reassured us he and the group would wait for us without problems. When we finally arrived 10 mins with delay he and the whole group of people were greeting us with a big smile and cheer, thanks to Sascha who entertained the group till our arrival. And then we all togehter went on the Tour. Sascha is not only a wonderful guide, full of knowledge, witty, interesting, but has also a good heart. As for the Tour, it was everything we have hoped for. Gave us tips and info what to do with the rest of the trip.

The tour guide was excellent. Informative and willing to answer questions. Exploring Köln on a bike is an unforgettable experience. Would gladly doubt again.

We really enjoyed our tour. Sascha is a great guide, very knowledgeable, talks naturally and has a good sense of humour.

Reiner was a captivating and engaging guide who really brought Cologne alive. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.

Sascha was a very good and very funny guide for our tour of Old Town cologne