Cologne City Tour Excursion Reviews

Learn about the extensive history of Cologne and explore its main attractions with a guided tour through the city.
Cologne's walking tour was very nice- great tour guide.
Sail Date: June 2019
Cologne's walking tour was very nice- great tour guide. The Bruhl tour and evening beer tours were nice, but not worth doing again.
Cologne's walking tour was very nice- great tour guide. The Bruhl tour and evening beer tours were nice, but not worth doing again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Most of the tour was spent at the cathedral (stunning!), but also saw most of the Old Town.
Sail Date: May 2019
Most of the tour was spent at the cathedral (stunning!), but also saw most of the Old Town.
Most of the tour was spent at the cathedral (stunning!), but also saw most of the Old Town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Too much to see in this walk.
Sail Date: May 2019
Too much to see in this walk. We went back during free time to see more of the Cathedral
Too much to see in this walk. We went back during free time to see more of the Cathedral Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Day three was Cologne.
Sail Date: October 2018
Day three was Cologne. We took the standard Tour of the city, with some extra time. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with Cologne. The cathedral is beautiful, but we only had 15 minutes inside, and the guides were not allowed in with ... Read More
Day three was Cologne. We took the standard Tour of the city, with some extra time. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with Cologne. The cathedral is beautiful, but we only had 15 minutes inside, and the guides were not allowed in with us. That was not enough time. The rest of the tour was primarily talking about current events, and the fact that most of cologne has been rebuilt, or replaced with modern features. I wish we could have had a guided tour of the cathedral, and less time wandering. We had some free time, and took a later bus back to the boat. That worked out ok for us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was a lunch stop on the bus transfer, so it included the Kolsch brewery, which made it better.
Sail Date: October 2018
This was a lunch stop on the bus transfer, so it included the Kolsch brewery, which made it better. The tour guide was very entertaining.
This was a lunch stop on the bus transfer, so it included the Kolsch brewery, which made it better. The tour guide was very entertaining. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Mislabled.
Sail Date: October 2018
Mislabled. Should be called "Cathedral Tour"
Mislabled. Should be called "Cathedral Tour" Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We only had a quick 3 hours in this city which was sort of a bummer.
Sail Date: July 2018
We only had a quick 3 hours in this city which was sort of a bummer. The tour was an hour and half walking through the city and ended at the cathedral. Then people were allowed to go in on their own or have free time in the shopping ... Read More
We only had a quick 3 hours in this city which was sort of a bummer. The tour was an hour and half walking through the city and ended at the cathedral. Then people were allowed to go in on their own or have free time in the shopping streets. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: CroisiEurope
Cologne has great shopping!
Sail Date: July 2018
Cologne has great shopping! Also the tour was interesting, spent a lot of time in the cathedral.
Cologne has great shopping! Also the tour was interesting, spent a lot of time in the cathedral. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Our guide was funny and was easy to understand.
Sail Date: June 2018
Our guide was funny and was easy to understand. Again very busy and lots of construction.
Our guide was funny and was easy to understand. Again very busy and lots of construction. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
The tour itself was very good and gave us a great overview and time in the cathedral.
Sail Date: June 2018
The tour itself was very good and gave us a great overview and time in the cathedral. Our tour guide however, spent most of the time giving us his political views rather than city history.
The tour itself was very good and gave us a great overview and time in the cathedral. Our tour guide however, spent most of the time giving us his political views rather than city history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The place was packed.
Sail Date: May 2018
The place was packed. The cathedral was breathtaking - especially the stained glass. A good place to shop.
The place was packed. The cathedral was breathtaking - especially the stained glass. A good place to shop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We walked to the Gothic Cathedral.
Sail Date: April 2018
We walked to the Gothic Cathedral. It was amazing. They had more technology than I imagined back then. The structure is so detailed and beautiful.
We walked to the Gothic Cathedral. It was amazing. They had more technology than I imagined back then. The structure is so detailed and beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The tour guide was great and the cathedral was absolutely beautiful!
Sail Date: April 2018
The tour guide was great and the cathedral was absolutely beautiful! We also had a little while on our own which was fun too! Such a pretty city.
The tour guide was great and the cathedral was absolutely beautiful! We also had a little while on our own which was fun too! Such a pretty city. Read Less
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One of the best tours I've ever taken with probably be best, more interesting and wittiest guide ...
Sail Date: December 2017
One of the best tours I've ever taken with probably be best, more interesting and wittiest guide ever (Markus). the weather was atrocious but we couldn't bear to desert him and seek shelter. Result: my partner got a chill which ... Read More
One of the best tours I've ever taken with probably be best, more interesting and wittiest guide ever (Markus). the weather was atrocious but we couldn't bear to desert him and seek shelter. Result: my partner got a chill which led to a cold but we both fell in love with Cologne - and of course with Markus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Started out with the tour guide then went off on our own.
Sail Date: November 2017
Started out with the tour guide then went off on our own. Same drill as the other cities and towns. Lots of shopping, beautiful churches.
Started out with the tour guide then went off on our own. Same drill as the other cities and towns. Lots of shopping, beautiful churches. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Out of all the towns we saw, Cologne was probably my least favorite.
Sail Date: October 2017
Out of all the towns we saw, Cologne was probably my least favorite. Other than the cathedral, there's not much to see and it's basically just a big city.
Out of all the towns we saw, Cologne was probably my least favorite. Other than the cathedral, there's not much to see and it's basically just a big city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Little of "old" Cologne exists having been destroyed in WWII.
Sail Date: October 2017
Little of "old" Cologne exists having been destroyed in WWII. What we saw was somewhat unmemorable except for the Cathedral which is an awesome venue and needed so much more time than we had. My only complaint was that the tour ... Read More
Little of "old" Cologne exists having been destroyed in WWII. What we saw was somewhat unmemorable except for the Cathedral which is an awesome venue and needed so much more time than we had. My only complaint was that the tour guide had us dally near the ship for about an hour and fifteen minutes... his narrative was interesting but I did not appreciate the abbreviation of our excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It was quite an experience to see the city of Cologne on a walking tour and hear about the history!
Sail Date: September 2017
It was quite an experience to see the city of Cologne on a walking tour and hear about the history! We also saw the Cologne Cathredal as well as did the Top of Cologne in the late afternoon and finished aa the sun was setting. What a ... Read More
It was quite an experience to see the city of Cologne on a walking tour and hear about the history! We also saw the Cologne Cathredal as well as did the Top of Cologne in the late afternoon and finished aa the sun was setting. What a view!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The city tour was interesting but the tour of the cathedral was very long.
Sail Date: September 2017
The city tour was interesting but the tour of the cathedral was very long.
The city tour was interesting but the tour of the cathedral was very long. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Our guide was Claudia and we loved her.
Sail Date: August 2017
Our guide was Claudia and we loved her. She had a great amount of knowledge and presented it in an interesting way.
Our guide was Claudia and we loved her. She had a great amount of knowledge and presented it in an interesting way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Excellent concise walking tour that told us the important bits
Sail Date: August 2017
Excellent concise walking tour that told us the important bits
Excellent concise walking tour that told us the important bits Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Guided City Walk.
Sail Date: August 2017
Guided City Walk. Our favorite guide of the week. Included a great amount of time at the Cologne Cathedral.
Guided City Walk. Our favorite guide of the week. Included a great amount of time at the Cologne Cathedral. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
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