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Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

From US$ 32.50 per person

Enjoy some of Cologne’s harbors and sights with an in-depth German tour from a local guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Examine the history of the Rheinau Harbor
  • Get insights into the Deutz Harbor and Mülheim Harbor
  • Explore the container harbor Niehl, one of Germany’s largest inland harbors
Full description

Discover some of Cologne’s harbors and their facilities on a harbor cruise. Listen to interesting facts about how the harbor functions from your local guide en route. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights from the water, as you make your way in and out of harbors like the Niehl container harbor—one of Germany's largest inland ones. Become a pro at the history of the Rheinau Harbor, hear fascinating insights about the Deutz and Mülheim harbors, and head into the Niehl container harbor, one of Germany’s largest inland harbors on this cruise. During your cruise, listen as your guide offers information and exciting anecdotes about Cologne's harbors, their history, dates, and figures.

  • Harbor cruise
  • Live commentary by a guide (in German only)
  • Drinks and snacks (available on board)

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Meeting point

Meet at Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, pier no. 10 opposite the Musical Dome and Goldgasse.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • The tour departs May - September every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 2:00 PM from Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, pier no. 10 (opposite Musical Dome and Goldgasse)
  • Ships are not handicapped accessible, guests in wheelchairs or with walkers can take part in the tour but the toilets and the open deck are only accessible by stairs
  • For safety reasons electric wheelchairs are not allowed
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 264 reviews

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Nice refreshing change to the visit to Cologne. On a warm day, get a breath of fresh air on this cruise through the ports of Cologne. Not spectacular, but gives a good picture of the industry in this area. It was extremely low tide but careful sailing we could see everything. Nice catering too

September 11, 2022

If you download the GET YOUR GUIDE App you will receive the vouchers digitally. It is therefore simply scanned before entering the ship. The boat trip itself is interesting (especially in summer) on the upper deck to take pictures of the buildings, bridges and of course the cathedral DOM. The size of the harbor itself was not what I expected. It is of course an inland port and not a seaport like Antwerp. Nevertheless, it is really worth experiencing and seeing.

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August 6, 2022

We went as a group of 14. It was an interesting journey, which was made very clear by the explanations. We were very surprised that Cologne has such a large port facility. We were thrilled to experience this from the water. The physical well-being was not neglected either. A well-rehearsed service quickly provided us with drinks and delicious food. However, I would have wished that seats on board had been reserved according to my booking. So our group sat in 3 different places on the ship. I can recommend this trip to anyone who wants to get to know Cologne as a port city - it's really worth it.

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July 25, 2022

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