Cologne Cologne Old Town Excursion Reviews

Filled with history and intricate architecture, there's so much to sightseeing to do in Cologne that it will leave you breathless!
Cologne is a beautiful city, but I didn't think much of the included tour.
Sail Date: November 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Our guide (David) was excellent considering he was a transplanted Brit who had only lived in ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Our guide (David) was excellent considering he was a transplanted Brit who had only lived in Cologne for a year. We had a great time walking around the Belgian Quarter with him.
Our guide (David) was excellent considering he was a transplanted Brit who had only lived in Cologne for a year. We had a great time walking around the Belgian Quarter with him. Read Less
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The Cologne walking tour was OK, not a lot to see except the glorious cathedral, so i would ...
Sail Date: July 2018
The Cologne walking tour was OK, not a lot to see except the glorious cathedral, so i would recommend doing this one on your own, but do see the cathedral.
The Cologne walking tour was OK, not a lot to see except the glorious cathedral, so i would recommend doing this one on your own, but do see the cathedral. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
We stayed in the town and sought out the Cologne perfume museum that the guide showed us earlier in ...
Sail Date: July 2018
We stayed in the town and sought out the Cologne perfume museum that the guide showed us earlier in the tour. We purchased the Eau de Cologne, the oldest perfume in history. It was very enlightening.
We stayed in the town and sought out the Cologne perfume museum that the guide showed us earlier in the tour. We purchased the Eau de Cologne, the oldest perfume in history. It was very enlightening. Read Less
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The Jewish Heritage Tour was very good.
Sail Date: July 2018
The Jewish Heritage Tour was very good.
The Jewish Heritage Tour was very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
guide was a Uni student and was a good story teller.
Sail Date: July 2018
guide was a Uni student and was a good story teller. The Church as essentially closed since it was sunday
guide was a Uni student and was a good story teller. The Church as essentially closed since it was sunday Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Interesting guided walk around the old town city, part of our cruise package.
Sail Date: July 2018
Interesting guided walk around the old town city, part of our cruise package. Could have used more time in this city.
Interesting guided walk around the old town city, part of our cruise package. Could have used more time in this city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Interesting walking tour of old Cologne.
Sail Date: April 2018
Interesting walking tour of old Cologne. The Cathedral is beautiful and don't miss the museum close to the Cathedral where you can see a beautiful Roman floor completely intact and over 2000 years old. Our tour guide pointed this ... Read More
Interesting walking tour of old Cologne. The Cathedral is beautiful and don't miss the museum close to the Cathedral where you can see a beautiful Roman floor completely intact and over 2000 years old. Our tour guide pointed this out to us but other passengers on my ship said that their guide didn't. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Visit to three classic beer halls with one meal.
Sail Date: October 2017
Visit to three classic beer halls with one meal. Interesting, but not the kind of raucus scenes you find in Munich. Here the beer comes in small glasses and there is no music or singing and the locals like it that way.
Visit to three classic beer halls with one meal. Interesting, but not the kind of raucus scenes you find in Munich. Here the beer comes in small glasses and there is no music or singing and the locals like it that way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
So much history & pride in this town..
Sail Date: October 2017
So much history & pride in this town..
So much history & pride in this town.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Excellent guided walk through narrow streets into the old town.
Sail Date: September 2017
Excellent guided walk through narrow streets into the old town. Beer seems to have played a large part in the city's history - there is brewery after brewery. Cathedral is incredible, unfortunately access to the tomb of the Magi was ... Read More
Excellent guided walk through narrow streets into the old town. Beer seems to have played a large part in the city's history - there is brewery after brewery. Cathedral is incredible, unfortunately access to the tomb of the Magi was temporarily closed but just visible from afar. The Roman museum is also worth a visit. It will be interesting to see the results of the dig around the City Hall in due course. The Americans on our tour were fascinated by the plaque for JFK's visit in 1963. A good morning out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
An amazing medieval old town with lots of interesting architecture.
Sail Date: August 2017
An amazing medieval old town with lots of interesting architecture. Much of the town was damaged during the war but most has been rebuilt.
An amazing medieval old town with lots of interesting architecture. Much of the town was damaged during the war but most has been rebuilt. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
This included tour was informative and interesting.
Sail Date: December 2016
This included tour was informative and interesting. The guide gave us a great tip about where to enjoy Schweinshaxe (pork hock with mashed potatoes and cabbage) and a cold Kolsch.
This included tour was informative and interesting. The guide gave us a great tip about where to enjoy Schweinshaxe (pork hock with mashed potatoes and cabbage) and a cold Kolsch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Visited Old Town, cathedral and Christmas Markets with a nice, knowledgeable local guide.
Sail Date: November 2016
Visited Old Town, cathedral and Christmas Markets with a nice, knowledgeable local guide.
Visited Old Town, cathedral and Christmas Markets with a nice, knowledgeable local guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Too cold, crowded to walk around.
Sail Date: November 2016
Too cold, crowded to walk around. All shops closed due to festivities!
Too cold, crowded to walk around. All shops closed due to festivities! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Nice early morning stroll thru town seeing historical places and ended up at Cologne Cathedral.
Sail Date: October 2016
Nice early morning stroll thru town seeing historical places and ended up at Cologne Cathedral.
Nice early morning stroll thru town seeing historical places and ended up at Cologne Cathedral. Read Less
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Again, our guide was wonderful.
Sail Date: October 2016
Again, our guide was wonderful. Lots of historical information that was mostly retained.
Again, our guide was wonderful. Lots of historical information that was mostly retained. Read Less
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Cologne doesn't have much to offer.
Sail Date: October 2016
Cologne doesn't have much to offer.
Cologne doesn't have much to offer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
great guide made it worthwhile, broke off and had fun at lunch with 100's of British soccerr fans ...
Sail Date: October 2016
great guide made it worthwhile, broke off and had fun at lunch with 100's of British soccerr fans in town for a match with Germany
great guide made it worthwhile, broke off and had fun at lunch with 100's of British soccerr fans in town for a match with Germany Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Beautiful town and interesting history.
Sail Date: August 2016
Beautiful town and interesting history.
Beautiful town and interesting history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
loved cologne
Sail Date: August 2016
loved cologne
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Sail Date: July 2016
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Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It's a beautiful old town with the biggest cathedral I've ever seen!
Sail Date: June 2016
It's a beautiful old town with the biggest cathedral I've ever seen! And so beautiful!
It's a beautiful old town with the biggest cathedral I've ever seen! And so beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Nice walking tour through the old quarters with the magnificent cathedral as the highlight.
Sail Date: June 2016
Nice walking tour through the old quarters with the magnificent cathedral as the highlight.
Nice walking tour through the old quarters with the magnificent cathedral as the highlight. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Wonderful tour.
Sail Date: June 2016
Wonderful tour.
Wonderful tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection