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Cologne River Cruises

About Cologne

As one of Germany’s largest and most historic cities, Cologne is also one of the country’s busiest tourist destinations, not least with river cruisers. Cologne sits on both banks of the iconic Rhine River and it should come as no surprise that there’s a huge choice of Rhine river cruise itineraries which visit the city. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD as a province capital, the city enjoyed being a centre for trade in the Middle Ages but is still perhaps best remembered for being one of Germany’s most heavily bombed cities during the allied air raids of the Second World War. Only five percent of the city’s population survived and very few of its original buildings remain, though the subsequent rebuilding over the years has left visitors with one of Germany's most compelling cities to explore.

Exploring Cologne

Hohenzollern Bridge is an altogether more modern Cologne landmark. It’s famous for being the place where thousands of couples have affixed padlocks as a sign of their commitment to each other; a trend which has since been replicated on numerous bridges worldwide. It’s the ideal way to cross the Rhine as foot passengers are welcome and it also offers some great views of the river. On the subject of views, for the very best aerial one, don’t miss the chance to take a trip up the Koeln Triangle. It’s a skyscraper with an observatory, viewing platform and restaurant and offers the ultimate panoramic vista of Cologne.

Nature-lovers will be pleased to know the city’s not without its green space too. The beautiful Botanical Gardens dating back to the 19th century, are situated close to the Rhine and open daily, while Melaten-Friedhof is a peaceful, leafy cemetery popular with both visitors and locals because of the fascinating history and tranquil atmosphere that it offers.

Cologne tips

Cologne really comes into its own at Christmas, when the Dom becomes an unforgettable backdrop to the city’s enchanting Christmas Market. Book a river cruise during this time and you’ll experience the city at its most magical and memorable.

Cologne Itineraries

Viking Cruises
Passau

Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

30 sailing dates July 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2795pp
Riviera Travel
Dusseldorf

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

20 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Dusseldorf, Germany to Cologne
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1349pp
Riviera Travel
Koln

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

17 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne

Single traveller prices from £1,629

Riviera Travel logo FROM £1279pp
Scenic River Cruises
Rudesheim

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

12 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2289pp
AmaWaterways
Wachau

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

8 sailing dates June 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest

Book now for 2020 and receive FREE flights from selected UK airports - whilst availability lasts!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £5099pp
Riviera Travel
Wertheim

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

10 sailing dates July 2019 to September 2020
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Hungary , Budapest

No-fly river cruise

Riviera Travel logo FROM £1899pp
AmaWaterways
Rudesheim

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

83 sailing dates June 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland

Book now for 2020 and receive FREE flights from selected UK airports - whilst availability lasts!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £1599pp
APT Cruising
Melk

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Holland
APT Cruising logo FROM £4199pp
AmaWaterways
Bamberg

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates June 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Holland

Last chance to book for 2019! HUGE last minute savings - miss it, miss out!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £3899pp
Avalon Waterways
Mainz

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

75 sailing dates June 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Switzerland , Basel, Switzerland

Limited time only! EXCLUSIVE to River Voyages - Enjoy extra savings of up to £1,000 per couple on selected sailings

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1499pp
Tauck
Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

9 sailing dates June 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £5529pp
Scenic River Cruises
Budapest

Munich to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2020
19 Nights From Munich, to Amsterdam, Holland
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £7149pp
Scenic River Cruises
Würzburg

Paris to Budapest

27 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
17 Nights From Paris, France to Hungary , Budapest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5019pp
Scenic River Cruises
Nuremberg

Paris to Prague

23 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
20 Nights From Paris, France to , Prague
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5599pp
Scenic River Cruises
Amsterdam

Budapest to Paris

14 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to France , Paris
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5499pp
Scenic River Cruises
Prague

Prague to Paris

12 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £6099pp
CroisiEurope
Rudesheim

Holland And The Romantic Rhine Valley

1 sailing date May 2019
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1229pp
Scenic River Cruises
Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Zurich

5 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2020
11 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Zurich

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3719pp
CroisiEurope
Amsterdam

The Romantic Rhine Valley And Holland

1 sailing date June 2019
5 Nights From Strasbourg, to Amsterdam
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1049pp
Saga Group
Basel

Basel to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Holland
Saga Group logo FROM £1449pp

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