Cologne is a beautiful city, but I didn't think much of the included tour.
Cologne is a beautiful city, but I didn't think much of the included tour. The Beautiful Cathedral was the only attraction we enjoyed. We skipped the rest of the walking tour after the cathedral and explored on our own. Viking ... Read More
Cologne is a beautiful city, but I didn't think much of the included tour. The Beautiful Cathedral was the only attraction we enjoyed. We skipped the rest of the walking tour after the cathedral and explored on our own. Viking provided us with a free shuttle to/from the ship and to the city center for those who wanted to return. We had reservations for the optional tour, which I regret. I would have rather gone to the Cologne Chocolate Factory that was close to where our ship was docked. I also have to mention a great souvenir shop, "German Souvenirs", that was close to the Cathedral across from where the Viking shuttle bus parked. I bought 4 beer steins and he charged 37.99 Euros for shipment to California via DHL. It did take 25 days to receive, which he did give me a heads up about, but they arrived in perfect condition. He individually wrapped each one and then added more bubble wrap to the entire box. I am really impressed at the diligence he took to package my beer steins. He also emailed me when he shipped them out (which was the next day), and when I couldn't track my package online, he resent the link and checked into it for me (he replied the next day). I had to mention this shop, because the other shops I visited, didn't seem to have as much knowledge on the shipping process and I had no confidence in them. I was worried I would be paying for steins & shipping costs and then never receive the product. "German Souvenirs" knew the exact process for shipping out Steins. He told me the cost, the # of days it would take, and he explained how he was going to package it. Very reliable, very reasonable priced, & Great Customer service ! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises