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Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

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From US$ 30.10 per person

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

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • 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
Enjoy some of Cologne’s harbors and their facilities with explanations from a knowledgeable local guide in German on this 3-hour harbor cruise. The tour on MS Rhein Cargo, MS Rheinland or MS Rheinperle examines the history of the Rheinau Harbor, offers insights into the Deutz Harbor and Mülheim Harbor and takes you into the container harbor Niehl, one of Germany’s largest inland harbors. During the tour your guide will offer you useful information and exciting anecdotes about Cologne's harbors, their history, dates and figures and you can observe the work in the harbor Niehl, a unique insight in the city.
  • Harbor cruise
  • Live commentary by a guide (in German only)
  • Drinks and snacks (available on board)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 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 105 reviews

Review summary

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Really good. The ship was not particularly full, which is probably due to Corona. The tour guide made the trip entertaining with facts and stories. Great praise. We ate tarte flambée really delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. I would like the ships not to be packed so full after Corona.

August 6, 2021

We recommend

-very informative -Kölsch / German-language explanations :-) -the ship neatly clean -food, cakes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available on board (subject to a charge) -the digital voucher from GetYourGuide cannot be read with the devices on board, it is Better to go to the Bots pier, Pier No. 10 beforehand, there you get a chip and the inspectors on board know. All in all a successful action!

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August 30, 2019

The harbor tour itself was very nice, but we had to wait at 40 degrees outside until 2:00 p.m. in the sun before we were allowed on the ship, although someone was already on the ship and had seen that we were standing in the sun and then we were told that we still have to go to the ticket counter because we were not allowed to enter with the voucher on the cell phone or the printed one. And this information was not noted anywhere!

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July 27, 2019

Product ID: 250852