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Cologne River Cruises

 

About Cologne


As one of Germany’s largest and most historic cities, Cologne is also one of the country’s busiest tourist destinations, not least with river cruisers. Cologne sits on both banks of the iconic Rhine River and it should come as no surprise that there’s a huge choice of Rhine river cruise itineraries which visit the city. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD as a province capital, the city enjoyed being a centre for trade in the Middle Ages but is still perhaps best remembered for being one of Germany’s most heavily bombed cities during the allied air raids of the Second World War. Only five percent of the city’s population survived and very few of its original buildings remain, though the subsequent rebuilding over the years has left visitors with one of Germany's most compelling cities to explore.

 

Exploring Cologne 


Hohenzollern Bridge is an altogether more modern Cologne landmark. It’s famous for being the place where thousands of couples have affixed padlocks as a sign of their commitment to each other; a trend which has since been replicated on numerous bridges worldwide. It’s the ideal way to cross the Rhine as foot passengers are welcome and it also offers some great views of the river. On the subject of views, for the very best aerial one, don’t miss the chance to take a trip up the Koeln Triangle. It’s a skyscraper with an observatory, viewing platform and restaurant and offers the ultimate panoramic vista of Cologne.

Nature-lovers will be pleased to know the city’s not without its green space too. The beautiful Botanical Gardens dating back to the 19th century, are situated close to the Rhine and open daily, while Melaten-Friedhof is a peaceful, leafy cemetery popular with both visitors and locals because of the fascinating history and tranquil atmosphere that it offers.

 

Cologne Tips

 

Cologne really comes into its own at Christmas, when the Dom becomes an unforgettable backdrop to the city’s enchanting Christmas Market. Book a river cruise during this time and you’ll experience the city at its most magical and memorable.

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Splendours of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Jun 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £2998pp

Fly Cruise From £2878pp

Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Jun 2024

  • Rhine

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £2400pp

Cruise Only From £2304pp

Romantic Rhine (Southbound)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Jun 2024

  • Rhine

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £1800pp

Cruise Only From £1728pp

Prague & Splendours of Europe

  • 17 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Jun 2024

  • Danube

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £4819pp

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Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe

  • 20 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Jun 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £5759pp

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Splendours of Europe & Paris

  • 17 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Jun 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £5324pp

Fly Cruise From £5111pp

Splendours of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 30 Jun 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £2998pp

Fly Cruise From £2878pp

Castles along the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

FREE door-to-door airport transfers in the UK on 2024 sailings* *Maximum 60 miles from home to the chosen airport additional miles will be payable

Was £4299pp

Fly Cruise From £4127pp

Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £2400pp

Cruise Only From £2304pp

Magnificent Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Jul 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

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Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £4525pp

Cruise Only From £4344pp

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Oscar Wilde

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Jul 2024

  • Rhine, Moselle

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

Award-winning European river cruises include everything you need for an exceptional experience.

Delicious full board dining, plus Captain's Dinner

Was £2164pp

Fly Cruise From £2077pp

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Jul 2024

  • Rhine, Moselle

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £5992pp

Fly Cruise From £5752pp

Rhine Highlights

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries. NOT COMBINABLE WITH BEST AVAILABLE SUITE PROMOTION -T&C's apply

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £2299pp

Fly Cruise From £2207pp

Magnificent Rivers of Europe

  • 15 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 05 Jul 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £4752pp

Cruise Only From £4562pp

European Gems

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 05 Jul 2024

  • Danube

Enjoy unique sightseeing activities designed to make your holiday that little bit more special

Save up to 60% on 2024 European sailings

Was £1995pp

Fly Cruise From £1915pp

Splendours of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 06 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £3698pp

Fly Cruise From £3550pp

Castles along the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 06 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

FREE door-to-door airport transfers in the UK on 2024 sailings* *Maximum 60 miles from home to the chosen airport additional miles will be payable

Was £4599pp

Fly Cruise From £4415pp

Rhine-Main Discovery

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 07 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £2325pp

Fly Cruise From £1439pp

Jewels of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 08 Jul 2024

  • Danube

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries. NOT COMBINABLE WITH BEST AVAILABLE SUITE PROMOTION -T&C's apply

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £3499pp

Fly Cruise From £3359pp

Jewels of Europe with Prague

  • 17 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 08 Jul 2024

  • Danube

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries. NOT COMBINABLE WITH BEST AVAILABLE SUITE PROMOTION -T&C's apply

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £6049pp

Fly Cruise From £5807pp

Jewels of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 08 Jul 2024

  • Danube

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries. NOT COMBINABLE WITH BEST AVAILABLE SUITE PROMOTION -T&C's apply

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £5384pp

Fly Cruise From £5169pp

The Moselle, Luxembourg & the Majestic Rhine River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer

  • 10 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 08 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

Award-winning European river cruises include everything you need for an exceptional experience.

Delicious full board dining, plus Captain's Dinner

Was £3099pp

Fly Cruise From £2975pp

Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Oscar Wilde

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 10 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

Award-winning European river cruises include everything you need for an exceptional experience.

Delicious full board dining, plus Captain's Dinner

Was £2664pp

Fly Cruise From £2557pp

Jewels of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 10 Jul 2024

  • Danube

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries. NOT COMBINABLE WITH BEST AVAILABLE SUITE PROMOTION -T&C's apply

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £3499pp

Fly Cruise From £3359pp

Rhine Highlights

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 10 Jul 2024

  • Rhine

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries. NOT COMBINABLE WITH BEST AVAILABLE SUITE PROMOTION -T&C's apply

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £2299pp

Fly Cruise From £2207pp

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