Rhine River Cruise: Cologne To Königswinter With Sightseeing

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Cologne riverside
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Enjoy a scenic Rhine River cruise from Cologne to the resort city of Knigswinter, 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 Knigswinter attractions. Either visit the family-friendly Sea Life aquarium or ride one of Germanys oldest cogwheel railways up to the famous Drachenfels cliff, topped by fascinating ancient ruins of Drachenfels Castle.

Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Ideal choice for families

Know More about this tour

Head to the Cologne riverside in the morning to board your boat. Then, sit back and relax on your 4-hour cruise along the beautiful Rhine River, the longest river in Germany. Enjoy views of the historical towns, hilltop castles and prehistoric fortifications that dot the waterfront while learning about the sights from your onboard guide.

Arrive in Knigswinter, a resort city at the foot of the densely wooded Siebengebirge hills. Here you have between two and four hours of free time to enjoy lunch if you wish (own expense) and visit the attraction of your choice, as described below. At a prearranged time in the late afternoon or early evening, reboard your boat for a condensed 2.5-hour cruise back to Cologne.

Sea Life Aquarium Admission:
Get a look at the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Knigswinter, an aquarium home to more than 2,000 animals covering more than 120 species. See local and tropical sea dwellers such as stingrays and seahorses, watch animal feedings and walk through one of Germanys rare 360-degree underwater glass tunnel to come face-to-face with sharks.

Drachnfels Railway Ride:
Ride one of Germany's oldest cogwheel railways up to the famous Drachenfels hill and stop at the middle station to admire the Drachenfels Castle ruins. This ancient fortress was built by Archbishop Arnold I of Cologne in the 1100s to protect the Cologne region, but was destroyed during the Thirty Years War in 1634 and was never rebuilt. Enjoy views over the Rhine Valley from the summit.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip cruise from Cologne to Knigswinter
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Admission to Sea Life aquarium in Knigswinter or round-trip ticket for Drachenfels Cliff cog railway

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat