Cologne Day Trip From Frankfurt

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Wiesenhüttenpl. 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the historic city of Cologne on this full-day trip from Frankfurtto enjoy a guided tour of the city. Visit the world-famous Cologne Cathedral (Klner Dom), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the city's historic old town and enjoy free time to explore the local shops and do some independent sightseeing. Discover the city's Roman heritage at your own pace, including the beautiful Town Hall (Rathaus), and sample Koelsch, Colognes famous local beer! Then, immerse yourself in the picturesque medieval city of Limburg before returning to Frankfurt.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Headnorth from Frankfurt on a relaxing 2-hour drive to Cologne in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The old city at the River Rhine is famous for its diverse art scene, vibrant nightlife and the annual Cologne Carnival.

On arrival in Cologne, join a double-decker bus sightseeing tour followed by a guided visit of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral (Klner Dom). Learn about the history and impressive architecture of the Cologne Cathedral -- one of the largest Gothic churches in Europe -- and see the famous relic of the Shrine of the Magi, often referred to as the Shrine of the Holy Three Kings.

Continue your day trip to Cologne's picturesque, historic old town, with its Roman buildings and medieval city walls. Your expert guide will tell you about Cologne's 2,000-year history and introduce you to top Cologne attractions, including the historic Town Hall (Rathaus), as well as the various museums and international art galleries.

Enjoy time on your own to sightsee, shop and sample the famous local beer, Koelsch. On your way back to Frankfurt, make a brief stop in the picturesque city of Limburg, where youll see the medieval old town, unique timber-framed houses and the beautiful Romanesque Limburg Cathedral.

If you choose to visit Cologne in the month before Christmas, dont miss the opportunity to visit the Cologne Christmas Markets! The famous markets feature over 160 festive pavilions selling sweets, local delicacies and art products. No matter what time of year you visit, youll enjoy a full day in Germany's fourth largest city and discover its cultural and historical treasures!

Inclusions

Professional guide

Cologne double-decker bus sightseeing tour

Transportation

Entry/Admission - Kolner Dom

Entry/Admission - The Cologne Christmas Market

Exclusions

Admission fees for Tower Climb and Treasure Chamber of the Cologne Cathedral (approx. 6.00 euros)

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Audioguide in several languages available on request (approx. 5.00 euros)

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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  • 01-Aug-2019

    First, the office is in a not so good part of the city. The kind of place where you hang onto your bag tight and keep your hands in your pockets. We took the trip with another family and their children. The driver must have been a retired race car driver. I didn’t know vans could go that fast and the ride was not relaxing at all. Constantly switching lanes, speeding up and braking. It’s a 2 hour ride of this driving. The city of cologne was nice, only thing we did was get dropped off for the city sightseeing bus tour, handed a sandwich and a bottle of water with the label torn off. Did the 1 1/2 bus tour, went into the cathedral for a tour which our driver was yelled at for doing a tour without permission. Got back on our van and went for another crazy ride to Lindburg. Short tour to the church vis the old town and was given a 1/2 hr to look around. Got back in for a crazy ride back to Frankfurt and done. Wouldn’t do this tour again. The other family stated they were sick from our drivers driving habits. Wear your seatbelt and just close your eyes while on the autobahn with him.

  • 13-Jan-2018

    Expected a large group - wife and I the only persons immediately after Christmas. Great driver with knowledge of the German landscape and culture. His background made him a great conversationalist for the long car ride. Unaware that he would put us on a bus in Cologne for a city tour but it turned out fine.

  • 02-Jan-2018

    I was disappointed with this tour. I wanted to visit Cologne primarily because of its famous cathedral. I was initially planning to go on my own by train but I saw this tour on Viator which INCLUDED a GUIDED tour of the interior of the church. When we got to Cologne, we did the hop on/hop off bus tour of the city then we were given some free time to tour the church on our own. I was expecting a guided tour and was not prepared to tour the church on my own. I did not know where to go to see the relics of the 3 Kings and did not read up on the church. I felt that I missed out on a lot because of this. The tour company should realize that many will be joining this tour primarily to see the cathedral and they should be clear if an interior tour is included or not. For the price that I paid, I felt I was cheated.

  • 13-Dec-2017

    It did not take place as I was the only one who booked for it so I was transferred to the Baden Baden and Strassbourg day trip which turned out to have been super - and the guide Peter was great.

  • 25-Aug-2017

    Bus trip in Cologne was boring but the cathedral was incredible. The stop in Limburg was also fantastic! Richard the guide was fun and helpful.

  • 29-Apr-2017

    Our tour guide Boris was great and the Cathedral is amazing! Worth the visit.

  • 18-Apr-2017

    I was supposed to travel to Cologne by bus, but since there were no other bookings that day, I was provided a town car and driver. I would have preferred to been notified prior to the day of the trip, however having the personal attention of the driver was excellent for my guest and I.

  • 23-Jan-2017

    Almost excellent. Just the city tour bit in the hop on hop off bus was disappointing. Other wise very good and pretty informative.

  • 20-Oct-2016

    Cologne seems to be a very interesting city with a marvelous cathedral. However I had a guide not that good, apparently inexperienced, that converted tour in a complicated experience. He did not provide any information about city, did not include restroom break on the journey, prioritized bus citysighseing instead of going directly to cathedral could not see it entirely, was closing, could not find easily hotel booked for part of tour guests, completely forgot to give our lunch sandwiches remembered at 16:30, after visiting cathedral asked what we would like to see in Cologne instead of giving us a tour around city I was expecting guide to tell me what to see, but we didn't see much. Finally on way back he got stuck and blocked on the road due to a car crash and because of this we could not visit Limburg as scheduled and tour ended one hour delayed OK, not his fault but ruined tour.

  • 26-Sep-2016

    This Cathedral has relics of the 3 Wise Men behind the main altar so it can be overlooked. The reliquary is fashioned as a golden house-like container. The Cathedral was a key structure for airplanes to maintain their orientation during WW II. Heavy military and police guard the Cathedral since the January 2016 terrorist activity. The visitation inside the Cathedral is randomly changed to prevent possible terrorist activity. I felt safe on my visit considering the changing belief systems in the world.

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