Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt

Summary

This full-day adventure begins with a departure from central Frankfurt. Meet your guide and the rest of the group and travel north to Cologne. Upon arrival in Cologne, hop on a double-decker bus for a sightseeing tour of the city. Continue on to Cologne’s Old Town to see the busy breweries, pubs and restaurants and admire the Renaissance architecture and rustic, narrow alleyways lined with traditional old houses. Visit the bustling squares of Roncalliplatz, Alter Markt and Heumarkt. See Cologne City Hall, famous for its loggia, which is often used as an example of one of the most typical buildings of the Renaissance era. Other highlights include the Romanesque Catholic Great St. Martin Church and the Romano-Germanic Museum, an archaeological museum with a large collection of Roman artifacts. After the bus tour, visit the landmark Gothic masterpiece, the incredible Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s most-visited site and one of its most striking Gothic monuments. This Roman Catholic cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and a UNESCO World Heritage Center.  After exploring this magnificent place of worship, use some free time to explore the city's historic old town, eat lunch (own expense) and peruse the local shops. Then begin the return trip to Frankfurt, with a brief stop in the medieval old town of Limburg.

Tour info

Duration
9 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Explore the historic city of Cologne on this full-day trip from Frankfurt to enjoy a guided tour of the city. Visit the world-famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the city's historic old town and enjoy free time to explore the local shops and do some independent sightseeing. Discover the city's Roman heritage at your own pace, including the beautiful Town Hall (Rathaus), and sample Koelsch, Cologne’s famous local beer! Then, immerse yourself in the picturesque medieval city of Limburg before returning to Frankfurt.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Cologne double-decker bus sightseeing tour

  • Transportation

  • Entry/Admission - Cologne Cathedral

  • Admission fees for Tower Climb and Treasure Chamber of the Cologne Cathedral (approx. 6.00 euros)

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 9h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

3G RULE: Please take note all passengers to attempt this tour must hold the following documentation: - Proof of full vaccination or - Proof of recovery from COVID-19 or - Proof of a negativ COVID-19 Test result (not older than 24 hours) or PCR-Test (not older than 72 hours)

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Booked through their website. It was so awesome. George was our driver and showed us around. He was absolutely great and very informative. We felt like we learned so much about this beautiful place Frankfurt. We were on time for everything and he showed us some beautiful spots.

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