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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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Tulips & the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Apr 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £3189pp

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Zurich - Lucerne with Tulips & the Rhine

  • 10 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Apr 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

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Was £4184pp

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Castles along the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Apr 2024

  • Rhine

Save up to £1,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

Was £14699pp

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Jewels of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Apr 2024

  • Danube

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £5222pp

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Jewels of Europe with Paris

  • 17 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Apr 2024

  • Danube

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £6382pp

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Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Emily Brontë

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Apr 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 £1799pp

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Jewels of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 29 Apr 2024

  • Danube

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £5384pp

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Romantic Rhine (Southbound)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 30 Apr 2024

  • 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 £3552pp

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Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 30 Apr 2024

  • 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 £2303pp

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Rhine and Moselle River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 30 Apr 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 £2549pp

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Jewels of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 May 2024

  • Danube

Save up to 35%* plus return flights included^ + free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers^ on select itineraries

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £5511pp

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Jewels of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 May 2024

  • Danube

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Was £5511pp

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Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland

  • 10 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 May 2024

  • Rhine

Save up to £1,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

Was £4899pp

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Romantic Rhine (Southbound)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 May 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 £4752pp

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Tulips & the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 May 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £2409pp

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Castles along the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 May 2024

  • Rhine

Save up to £1,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

Was £4999pp

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Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - MS George Eliot

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 May 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 £2849pp

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Discover the Rhine & Rhone Rivers

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 May 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

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Was £6560pp

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Splendours of Europe & Prague

  • 17 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 05 May 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

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Was £4739pp

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Splendours of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 05 May 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £4304pp

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Magnificent Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 05 May 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 £6923pp

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Swiss Alps & Rhine Castles

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 06 May 2024

  • Rhine

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

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

Was £4802pp

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Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 07 May 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 £2584pp

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Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 07 May 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 £3427pp

Cruise Only From £3290pp

Zurich - Lucerne & Jewels of the Rhine

  • 10 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 08 May 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £3874pp

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