Cologne Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise

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An afternoon cruise on the Rhine whilst enjoying relaxing live music is sure to make you smile, before or after you stroll around the renowned Cologne Christmas Markets.


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Your Rhine River cruise begins at 3pm atRheingarten in central Cologne, where you'll board in time for a 3:30pm departure.

Enjoy the wintry panorama of Cologne Old Town (Altstadt) on board the new comfortable saloon vessel MS RheinEnergie or MS RheinFantasie. The elegant interior design and superior furnishings add to the warm atmosphere onboard this ship. Even Santa Claus makes an appearance (Friday, Saturday and Sunday cruises only) to add to the festive ambiance on board.

Experience the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine with its stunning landscape and fairytale castles, and capture the true essence of Christmas in style, and see Cologne highlights such asKolner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) andHohenzollernbrcke.

Your cruise concludes at your original departure point after two hours.

Inclusions for Cologne Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise

  • Live entertainment
  • River cruise

Exclusions for Cologne Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This was a great way to spend the late afternoon. The food was good. The service for drinks after the initial service was not good and we had to try and find our wait person. The music was great!

  • A terrible experience! Difficult to find the boat- wasn't given the name. Also, was not told the vouchers had to be exchanged for tickets. Once we got on the boat, it took forever to place a drink order. Once we placed the order, it took forever to receive our drinks! I ordered a pot of coffee and never got a cup so I couldn't drink it. We never were able to place a food order and we were hungry. Tried to place the order when we ordered drinks but were told to wait.saw our waiter only two times however, he was quick to show up to bring our bill!

  • Excellent value for money. Large and modern boat with lovely crew and staff. We will be back to do it again next year.

  • We took this cruise in December. We could hardly see anything for the fog. There was no commentary and the entertainment which was mentioned consisted of taped Christmas carols which you could barely hear and a photo opportunity with St Nicholas.

  • Loved this Cruise! Food was really good and the entertainment was fun! Loved seeing St. Nick : Great for all ages!

  • Really enjoyed this cruise as an oasis of calm during our weekend visit with number 2 daughter, 22 to the Cologne Christmas markets. Reserved seats, enjoyable entertainment with two singers covering traditional Christmas Carols, German favourite songs, the usual suspctes Winter Wonderland etc and a very welcoming St Nicholas who got local talent up to sing along as well. Plenty of food options although we stuck to gluhwein and coffee.

  • The staff on the boat were efficient and handled serving expeditely. The river cruise scenery was concentrated near the end of the cruise and highlighted some of Cologne's city buildings at night. The first part of the cruise was less memorable for scenery but was counterbalanced by the on board entertainment and snack serving. I would say it is worth doing for the price paid.

  • Nice way to spend a couple of hours seeing the City from a different view. The boat is fantastic and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Food and drink is not expensive and a good variety available. Overall a great afternoon and would recommend it.

  • brilliant...............asked for great 4 seats @ front of boat

  • Excellent Rhine Xmas Cruise. Santa was brilliant. He spent 10 minutes talking to my wife and I (in English), and we didn't even have any children with us. Thoroughly recommend this trip, and it is cheaper booking through Viatpr than booking at the Cruise terminal in Cologne.

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