Cologne City Tour Excursion Reviews

Learn about the extensive history of Cologne and explore its main attractions with a guided tour through the city.
We found out Eau de Cologne was indeed created in Cologne, Germany.
Sail Date: August 2017
We found out Eau de Cologne was indeed created in Cologne, Germany. We saw remnants of the Roman occupation of this area in 220 AD and Cologne Cathedral. The rain did not dampen our enjoyment of the city but we did not have enough time in ... Read More
We found out Eau de Cologne was indeed created in Cologne, Germany. We saw remnants of the Roman occupation of this area in 220 AD and Cologne Cathedral. The rain did not dampen our enjoyment of the city but we did not have enough time in the Cathedral to spend as much time as we would have liked at each artifact. There was no time for shopping on the tour but we did have an opportunity to go back from the boat once the excursion was over and we had eaten lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Very informative, guide was great and funny.
Sail Date: August 2017
Very informative, guide was great and funny. we also did the beer crawl that night, so much fun
Very informative, guide was great and funny. we also did the beer crawl that night, so much fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The most interesting landmark in Cologne is the cathedral, which was the first stop on our walking ...
Sail Date: July 2017
The most interesting landmark in Cologne is the cathedral, which was the first stop on our walking tour. This was the same time that every other tour group in the city seemed to be converging on the cathedral and we only wound up with ... Read More
The most interesting landmark in Cologne is the cathedral, which was the first stop on our walking tour. This was the same time that every other tour group in the city seemed to be converging on the cathedral and we only wound up with about 20 minutes to see the interior, most of which was spent bumping into other tourists. At the end of our walking tour, the lines were much shorter and it would have made more sense to tour the cathedral at the end of the tour when we would have had more time and fewer crowds to appreciate the amazing architecture. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The guide was fine, but Cologne was dirty.
Sail Date: July 2017
The guide was fine, but Cologne was dirty. The cathedral is impressive as is its history. The city was 97% destroyed in WW2, so the buildings are new except for the cathedral.
The guide was fine, but Cologne was dirty. The cathedral is impressive as is its history. The city was 97% destroyed in WW2, so the buildings are new except for the cathedral. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great guide.
Sail Date: June 2017
Great guide. Toured the downtown city area around the cathedral.
Great guide. Toured the downtown city area around the cathedral. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Interesting city with a lot to see.
Sail Date: June 2017
Interesting city with a lot to see. We enjoyed it.
Interesting city with a lot to see. We enjoyed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Amazing!!!!
Sail Date: June 2017
Amazing!!!!
Amazing!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Sunday morning - quiet, cathedral inaccessible during mass.
Sail Date: June 2017
Sunday morning - quiet, cathedral inaccessible during mass. Pictures of WW II destruction, adjacent to the cathedral, were amazing.
Sunday morning - quiet, cathedral inaccessible during mass. Pictures of WW II destruction, adjacent to the cathedral, were amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Was GREAT!
Sail Date: June 2017
Was GREAT! The town was just beautiful, as well as the Cathedral.
Was GREAT! The town was just beautiful, as well as the Cathedral. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Our tour guide was an art historian.
Sail Date: June 2017
Our tour guide was an art historian. He took us by outdoor sculptures as well as explained architecture. We toured the inside of the Jesuit Church and the Cologne Cathedral. His knowledge brought a richer experience and understanding of ... Read More
Our tour guide was an art historian. He took us by outdoor sculptures as well as explained architecture. We toured the inside of the Jesuit Church and the Cologne Cathedral. His knowledge brought a richer experience and understanding of the history of the cathedral. We were moved and saddened to see the photos of the WWII destruction of Cologne and damage to the Cathedral. Cologne offered many other points of interest and we wish we could have stayed more time to visit them. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Lots of walking.
Sail Date: May 2017
Lots of walking.
Lots of walking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Comprehensive and interesting.
Sail Date: March 2017
Comprehensive and interesting. Museums, cathedral and shopping all in one tour.
Comprehensive and interesting. Museums, cathedral and shopping all in one tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Dirk, our tour guide, was fantastic!
Sail Date: March 2017
Dirk, our tour guide, was fantastic! He didn't rush through the tour and gave great stories about the town and Cologne cathedral.
Dirk, our tour guide, was fantastic! He didn't rush through the tour and gave great stories about the town and Cologne cathedral. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Parthena provided us with an excellent reintroduction to Cologne.
Sail Date: November 2016
Parthena provided us with an excellent reintroduction to Cologne. The Chocolate Museum was superb.
Parthena provided us with an excellent reintroduction to Cologne. The Chocolate Museum was superb. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Again, the Viking included excursions are spot on to what you want to see and learn from each ...
Sail Date: November 2016
Again, the Viking included excursions are spot on to what you want to see and learn from each location.
Again, the Viking included excursions are spot on to what you want to see and learn from each location. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Franco, the guide on our included excursion, made the cathedral fascinating - and I'm no fan of ...
Sail Date: November 2016
Franco, the guide on our included excursion, made the cathedral fascinating - and I'm no fan of churches - or their witch burnings...
Franco, the guide on our included excursion, made the cathedral fascinating - and I'm no fan of churches - or their witch burnings... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Guide was fair!
Sail Date: November 2016
Guide was fair! . As it was Madi Gras type of atmosphere in Cologne that day , he wasn't able to concentrate and speak with all the partying going on and he wanted to partake in the festivities. We told him we had enough of the rain ... Read More
Guide was fair! . As it was Madi Gras type of atmosphere in Cologne that day , he wasn't able to concentrate and speak with all the partying going on and he wanted to partake in the festivities. We told him we had enough of the rain and cold and told him to go! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great overview of city we've visited before.
Sail Date: October 2016
Great overview of city we've visited before. Also did a beer crawl of the Kolsch pubs - so much fun.
Great overview of city we've visited before. Also did a beer crawl of the Kolsch pubs - so much fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It was almost a new experience since Cologne was one city that I have never visited.
Sail Date: September 2016
It was almost a new experience since Cologne was one city that I have never visited. So inormative
It was almost a new experience since Cologne was one city that I have never visited. So inormative Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Our guide was great (Peter) and we walked thru the city to do some shopping for Christmas ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Our guide was great (Peter) and we walked thru the city to do some shopping for Christmas decorations and gifts.
Our guide was great (Peter) and we walked thru the city to do some shopping for Christmas decorations and gifts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
great way to get around and shop.
Sail Date: September 2016
great way to get around and shop. very interesting.
great way to get around and shop. very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It was Sunday and most things were closed including the cathedral
Sail Date: September 2016
It was Sunday and most things were closed including the cathedral
It was Sunday and most things were closed including the cathedral Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
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Sail Date: September 2016
. City not my favorite, as unfortunately, most is new after being destroyed during WWII.
. City not my favorite, as unfortunately, most is new after being destroyed during WWII. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Walking tour of Cologne including the Cathedral
Sail Date: August 2016
Walking tour of Cologne including the Cathedral
Walking tour of Cologne including the Cathedral Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Marcus, our tour guide, was exceptionally knowledgeable and intertwined humor well to make his tour ...
Sail Date: August 2016
Marcus, our tour guide, was exceptionally knowledgeable and intertwined humor well to make his tour very enjoyable. Visited Cologne cathedral in our free time- a must see- including relics of the three kings. Enjoyed local beer and sausage ... Read More
Marcus, our tour guide, was exceptionally knowledgeable and intertwined humor well to make his tour very enjoyable. Visited Cologne cathedral in our free time- a must see- including relics of the three kings. Enjoyed local beer and sausage sitting outside a few blocks from cathedral Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises