Guided tour

Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

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From US$ 27.44 per person

Join a guided tour through the historic old town of Cologne. Visit many of Cologne's highlights, including the Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, and the Old Historic Town Hall.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time and discover the history and heritage of Cologne's old town
  • Admire the intricate details of the world-famous Cologne Cathedral
  • Discover ancient artifacts from Cologne's Roman past dating back 2000 years
  • Explore the city's oldest marketplaces and Old Historic Town Hall
  • Take in beautiful panoramas along the banks of the mighty Rhine River
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Souvenir
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Petrusbrunnen Statue next to the Cologne Cathedral.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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I booked a tour for myself and several work colleagues hoping it would all work out. It did and it was perfect! We started right on time and didn't have any problems finding the meeting point. Our group included colleagues from different countries so we opted for the tour in English. Again, absolutely fantastic and no difficulties understanding any part of it. Sascha shared his knowledge while walking around the outside of the cathedral and the old part of Cologne (Altstadt), adding some other entertaining anecdotes about the city that you probably won't find in other guides. It was a lovely afternoon and two hours very well spent!

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May 18, 2022

We were a group of about 15 people. The guide first took us around the cathedral and then to a few other points in the vicinity. The stops and the information were very interesting, the guide spoke both German and English. At first, his presentation took some getting used to, but we quickly took a liking to it. It just makes it a little more special and dynamic than with classic tours. :) In the end we even had a little more time than the originally planned 2 hours and there was a little surprise. All in all very successful!

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May 9, 2022

As there were only 5 of us it was like we were traveling with a good buddy who just so happens to have tremendous knowledge of the tour. As described in the prospectus, it was a compact input on the cathedral and the old town without ever feeling overloaded. The duration of the tour was also well chosen.

April 15, 2022

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