Rhine River Cruise To Königswinter With Sea Life Visit Or Drachenfels Cliff - Cologne

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


  • 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

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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 for Rhine River Cruise To Königswinter With Sea Life Visit Or Drachenfels Cliff

  • 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 for Rhine River Cruise To Königswinter With Sea Life Visit Or Drachenfels Cliff

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

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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  • Lovely way to send a Sunday, but it can get very crowded during summer time.

  • Wonderful day long trip up the Rhine and back. So pretty and peaceful. We took the train up the mountain to the Drachenfels Cliffs and loved it! A must do in Colon

  • We all really enjoyed this trip...

  • Apart from the fact it rained most the day the trip was very pleasant. You can buy food and drink on board - a giid way to pass the time on the trip up the Rhine. Konigswinter is a very pretty town with lots of places to eat. There was a little festival going on in the main square whike we there. We took the cog railway up to Drachenberg Castle which was very interesting and had good views. We didn't see the ruins of the old Schloss which might have been higher.

  • I enjoyed the cruise very much,service was excellent R P

  • Very relaxing, a most pleasant experience.

  • Lovely trip down the river in the sun. Konigswinter and the Drachenfels were really enjoyable, and the journey cruising down the Rhine on the deck in the sun was half the fun. The boat is very comfortable - and the trip was very good value. It would have been nicer perhaps to have a little bit more time in Konigswinter, we felt slightly pressured to be back in time for the return trip, though we did manage to do everything we wanted. Definitely recommended.

  • The only things I would change is the amount of people on the ship. It was a little crowded once 2-3 stops were made.

  • Cruise was long and not that much to see. Konigwinter was a cute and quaint town. Top of Drachenfel had awesome and amazing views (best part of day). 45mins late going back. Only 1trip back to Cologne...felt rushed...not enough time spent in Konigwinter...just enough time to see Drachenfel. Poor!

  • No guide. I guess reasonable for price. Decent

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