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Cologne: Winter Cruise with Live Music

1. Cologne: Winter Cruise with Live Music

Enjoy a festive and romantic winter cruise along the Rhine River with festive live music. Get great views from the panorama boat of Cologne’s skyline, which is beautifully decorated during the holiday season. See some of Cologne's most iconic sites like the famous church "Groß St. Martin", the former Rheinau Harbour with the three crane houses and, of course, Cologne Cathedral. Listen to musicians play festive music and sip on a cup of "Glühwein" (hot wine punch), coffee, or hot chocolate (available for purchase on board).

Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Christmas Market Tour

2. Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Christmas Market Tour

Let your guide take you on a tour of their favorite brewhouses and around Cologne's picturesque Christmas markets on this 3-hour tour small group walking tour. Start off with some delectable local appetizers and some Kölsch in a traditional brewhouse. Continue through the many markets of the city with a warm spiced wine in hand. Listen as your guide gives you more information about the city. Hear stories of the old town and let your spirit be lifted by the cheerful Christmas markets and brewhouses. See a variety of the famous and festive markets that Cologne has to offer. Sample the different mulled wines or a flaming feuerzangenbowle along the way before finishing at a local brewhouse where you can purchase a hearty meal to finish your evening.

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4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Really enjoyable - the boat was nicely decorated and lovely and warm when it was sub zero outside . excellent singer playing the keyboard . Good party atmosphere . Excellent bar staff and drinks .Not overcrowded either. Better than expected for the price paid

After spending a long time walking round the city in the cold this cruise was a great break. The boat was really clean, warm and welcoming. The live entertainment was really good and git you in the Xmas mood.

Nice trip on the Rhine with festive atmosphere and entertainment. Nice and warm inside the boat. Food and drink orders served in good time. Enjoyed this trip and would do again and recommend.

Absolutely lovely, a fantastic Christmas experience with an amazing atmosphere. We booked the later cruise for the lights and were not disappointed. Recommend to anyone visiting in winter

Lovely staff. Comfortable boat. Delicious food and drinks.