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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Cologne and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Cologne activities? We have 31 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Cologne Live Team Escape Game

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 75 minutes
Priced From: USD 26.20


Choose from 4 different games and rooms and play a 60-minute live team escape game in Cologne with 2-6 players. Enter a race against time with your teammates. Find hidden objects and hints, analyze riddles and solve puzzles for one goal: to escape the room! Make use of your mind, teamwork and ingenuity to uncover the mystery of the room.

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Pub Crawl Cologne: Experience Unique Pub Crawl Moments in Cologne

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 23.29


Join Cologne's first pub crawl and experience some unique pub crawl moments with new friends from around the world. Knowing Cologne's nightlife very well, your tour will be led by a motivated parties and Cologne's nightlife loving guide.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Small-Group Bike Tour of Cologne with Guide

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 34.93


Combine classic sightseeing with a relaxing bike tour of Cologne. You will ride along a scenic route 10m (15km) that takes you to the city's highlights. See the legendary cathedral city located along the Rhine River, dating back about 2,000 years. Enjoy numerous photo stops with great panoramic views, the personalized experience only a small-group activity (maximum 15) provides, and commentary from your professional guide.... Read More

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Christmas

Cologne Christmas Sunday Brunch Cruise

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 51.12


Capture the Christmas spirit as you cruise along the majestic Rhine River through the grand old city of Cologne and indulge in a decadent brunch buffet. Admire the Cologne Cathedral, Old Town (Altstadt), and Rheinauhafen with its marina and eye-catching new buildings. Throughout your cozy Sunday brunch cruise, sing along with Christmas carols and chat with fellow passengers as you savor a holiday feast!

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Day Cruises

Cologne Sightseeing Cruise

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 1-2 hours
Priced From: USD 12.11


Enjoy a one-hour panoramic Rhine River sightseeing cruise and soak in the spirit of Cologne. The Rhine River provides access to many of the city`s major attractions, such as Cologne Cathedral, and during your cruise, you'll see top sights and learn about Cologne's 2,000-year history from the onboard audio commentary. While you take in the beautiful city sights, enjoy a freshly tapped glass of Koelsch, a famous local... Read More

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Day Cruises

KD Rhine Pass from Cologne

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 1 Day
Priced From: USD 37.50


An easy way to start your romantic day on the Rhine: Present your KD ticket onboard any KD ship and enjoy all scheduled day cruises on the Rhine and Moselle rivers for one whole day. The extensive and reliable timetable enables you to disembark as often as you like at the many interesting stops, and spend as much or as little time as you would like.

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Day Cruises

Rhine River Cruise to Knigswinter with Sea Life Visit or Drachenfels Cliff

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 46.58


Enjoy a scenic Rhine River cruise from Cologne to the resort city of Königswinter, at the foot of the beautiful Siebengebirge hills. After a journey down the water that takes in sights of romantic riverside villages and hilltop castles, choose to visit one of two Königswinter attractions.... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Cologne Including Meal

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 22.47


Skip the line at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne and head straight inside to dine on its much-loved American-style food! Choose from two different menus (either a 2-course or 3-course meal) and then sit back and eat, soaking up the atmosphere of Cologne, as well as seeing the rock 'n' roll... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Cologne Super Saver: Sightseeing Cruise and Meal at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 31.44


Combine a 1-hour Rhine River sightseeing cruise with a skip-the-line pass to eat at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne! Simply select one of six start times for the cruise, and then relax on board, enjoying audio commentary about the route's attractions, like Hohenzollern Bridge and Cologne Cathedral. Visit... Read More

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Dinner Cruises

Cologne Rhine River Dinner Cruise

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 77.44


Relax on a 3-hour Rhine River dinner cruise, enjoying panoramic views of Cologne as you dine on a buffet of regional specialties, including drinks. While floating down the river – Germany's second largest – you'll experience Cologne from a unique vantage point. Unwind as you take in the atmosphere, enhanced by the DJ's mellow music selection and the city landmarks lit up in the late evening sky!

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Escape Games

Live Escape Game Show in Cologne

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 34.64


Add a special adventure to your Cologne trip and join an 1-hour escape show game activity. Choose from two different game shows (to be selected at time of booking).

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 27.54


Explore the historical city of Cologne at your leisure with this hop-on hop-off bus tour and Rhine River sightseeing cruise. With a ticket valid for 24 hours, see top Cologne attractions such as Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), the City Hall and the Old Town (Altstadt), and hop on and off the... Read More

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Night Cruises

Rhine River Evening Panorama Cruise in Cologne

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 20.49


In the evening, this tour weighs anchor in Cologne for a two hour evening panorama cruise against the magnificent backdrop of the cathedral city. The tour starts/ends at the pier in walking distance to the old town and Cologne cathedral.

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Night Tours

Cologne Brewery Tour: Secrets of Klsch

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 28.60


Hops and malt, may God preserve thee. "Klsch" is the only language you can also drink! Take a tour through four breweries, and learn what a real Klsch has to have to be worthy of the name.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Cologne City Highlights

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 80.96


Get to know Cologne on a 2-hour comprehensive sightseeing tour, led by a private guide. Rest your feet and travel around the city by private minivan, hopping out here and there to take photos and learn about the sights. Visit Cologne Cathedral, scout out landmarks such as Great St Martin Church in Cologne Old Town, and hear tales about the city's history, culture and Jewish heritage. This is a private tour with a flexible... Read More

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

4G Pocket WiFi in Cologne: Mobile Hotspot for 3 Days or More

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 88.50


Enjoy unlimited internet everywhere in Cologne (and Germany) with 4G-LTE Pocket WiFi. Stay connected anytime and avoid data roaming charges for your next travel to Cologne. Stay connected everywhere and anytime during your travels to Cologne/Germany with high speed WiFi, instead of paying data... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Cologne Airport Private Departure Transfer

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 31.29


Travel from your Cologne City Hotel to Cologne/Bonn International Airport. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Cologne Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Cologne, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 31.29


Travel from Cologne/Bonn International Airport to your Cologne City Hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Cologne Bonn Airport to Cologne City - One Way

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 46.58


Make sure your transfer from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to your hotel or private address in Cologne city centre is organized and enjoy your trip to the fullest.

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Private Arrival Transfer From Cologne-Bonn Airport CGN to Bonn City

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 72.20


Enjoy a private arrival transfer from Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN) to your hotel or private address in the center of Bonn.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Cologne-Bonn Airport CGN Arrival Transfer to Koblenz City

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 302.77


Meet your driver upon arrival at Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN) and enjoy a private arrival transfer service from Cologne-Bonn Airport to your destination in the city center of Koblenz.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Dsseldorf International Airport to Cologne City - One Way

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 163.03


Enjoy a private airport transfer from Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) to Cologne city. Avoid the lines for taxis and confusion caused by language barriers or public transportation.

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Low Cost Private Transfer From Eindhoven Airport to Cologne City - One Way

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 227.08


Make sure your transfer from Eindhoven Airport (EIN) to your hotel or private address in Cologne city centre is organized and enjoy your trip to the fullest.

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Low Cost Private Transfer From Frankfurt am Main International Airport to Cologne City - One Way

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 505.39


Fast and flexible private taxi transfer from Frankfurt am Main International Airport (FRA) to a location of your choice in the city centre of Cologne for the lowest price.

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Low Cost Private Transfer From Mnchengladbach Airport to Cologne City - One Way

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 179.33


The perfect combination of low cost and private service from Mönchengladbach Airport (MGL) to your hotel or private address in Cologne city centre.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Cologne Train Station

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.01


End your Germany vacation with ease with this private departure transfer from your Cologne hotel to Cologne Central Station. Skip the hassle of finding a taxi and instead enjoy comfortable private transport straight to the station for your train.<br>

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Private Arrival Transfer: Cologne Train Station to Hotel

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.01


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Airport & Ground Transfers

Luxury Vehicle Private Arrival Transfer: Cologne/Bonn Airport

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 56.74


Enjoy a private airport arrival transfer from Cologne/Bonn International Airport to your Cologne city hotel. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange when traveling on public transportation, and travel in style from the airport and reach your final destination in central Cologne relaxed and... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Luxury Vehicle Private Departure Transfer: Cologne/Bonn Airport

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 56.74


Travel from your Cologne city hotel to Cologne/Bonn international Airport in a private luxury vehicle. Enjoy this luxury transfer to avoid language barrier and currency exchange when using Cologne's public transportation to get from your hotel to the airport.<br /><br />Choose a private... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Luxury Van Private Departure Transfer: Cologne/Bonn Airport

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 27.28


Travel in style with up to 6 people in your group from your centrally located hotel in Cologne to Cologne/Bonn International airport. Be picked up by a private driver in a private van and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed rather than spending your time waiting in long shuttle or... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Luxury Van Private Arrival Transfer: Cologne/Bonn Airport

Cologne, Germany
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 27.28


Enjoy a private airport arrival transfer from Cologne Bonn Airport to your centrally located Cologne hotel in a comfortable luxury vehicle with up to 6 people. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange when traveling on public transportation and travel in style from Cologne Bonn Airport and... Read More

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