Arrival + City Tour Cologne
Arrival in Cologne and transfer from airport/train station to your hotel. After hotel check-in, you will meet your tour guide for a city tour in Cologne. Start with a visit of the breathtaking Cologne Cathedral, which was built from 1248 to 1880. With a height of 157,38m, this masterpiece of Gothic architecture is the third highest sacral building in the world. Further sights include the historic town hall, the Romanesque church, Groß St. Martin with its prominent crossing towers, the old town with the historic market place as well as the Roncalliplatz. Following the city tour, you will have the opportunity to take a walk on one of the most frequented shopping streets in Germany, the Hohe Strasse, or to visit the unique chocolate museum and enjoy a stroll through 3000 years of chocolaty history. The evening is at your free disposal.
Boat Trip Cologne + Sightseeing Dusseldorf
After breakfast, you will take a stroll to the pier at the Konrad-Adenauer bank to board a sightseeing boat. During a relaxing cruise on the Rhine you will get a glimpse of many further sights – Don`t forget to bring your camera! In the afternoon, you will go on an excursion to close-by Dusseldorf, where your local guide is awaiting you for a sightseeing tour. In the the main city of North Rhine-Westphalia you will see the legendary Old Town (also known as “the longest bar in the world”); the Koenigsalle (Kö) which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful boulevards world-wide, the extensive town hall complex with its 3 different buildings; the castle square and the Dusseldorf Media Harbor with its impressive architecture and 3 spectacular buildings by Frank Gehry. In the late afternoon return to Cologne. In the evening, you will enjoy a 3-course-menu in one of the typical Cologne brewery restaurants.
After a rich breakfast, your driver will transfer you to the airport or train station. You will return home with numerous memories of the Rheinland.
Upon request we gladly offer adequate transfer services
(coach / minibus / limousine / driver-guide / train / rented car)
Kindly note that our programs are merely suggested itineraries. Please do not hesitate to send us your request for a tailor-made quotation according to your special interests.
Please also note that due to the opening times of included sights the program might have to be modified.
In cases of special events or important fairs and conferences, an accommodation in a centrally located hotel might not be possible. The excursion program however is generally not affected by these events.