COLOGNE – This beautiful city is the second stop along your gorgeous Rhine River Wine Cruise. You will enjoy a guided tour through this extremely old cathedral city. On the river Rhine, this city is one of the most important commercial and cultural centers in western Germany. Your tour will take you to through the Old Town in the heart of the city.
Cologne is home to 12 great Romanesque churches but boasts Cologne Cathedral. Begun in 1248, the building of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and wasn’t completed until the late 1800s.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Cologne Cathedral, the Roman-Germanic Museum offers a fascinating insight into the city’s rich archaeological heritage from the Paleolithic period to the early Middle Ages. Those with a sweet tooth may visit the Schokoladenmuseaum or Chocolate Museum where they can learn all about cocoa and chocolate while tasting freshly made treats. And yes, there is a chocolate fountain.
Or enjoy a light Kolsch beer at one of the many historic beer halls in the old town area. The city has an expansive selection of shops, from well know German department stores such as Peek & Cloppenburg, as well as local speciality boutiques, art and antique shops.
For a break from the city, take a walk through Rheinpark Park, a beautiful stretch of 40 hectares which lines the river Rhine. If amazing panoramic views of Cologne and the Rhine peak your interest, jump on the Cologne Cable Car. Established in 1957, the Cable Car travels from Rheinpark Park to Riehl, where you can enjoy the Botanical Garden or Cologne’s Zoo Bridge.
Special pricing continues through March 31, 2017. Call us to book your trip of a lifetime!