Cologne River Cruise Packages
As your boat enters the city of Cologne in Germany you will discover that there is no lack of attractions to keep you entertained. Cologne is a cultural hub of Germany, with a wild Carnival celebration, fantastic nightlife, and the biggest tourist attraction in Germany. It is impossible to miss the beautiful dome of the Cologne Cathedral as your European River Cruise ship floats through the city on the Rhine. The Kolner Dom sits atop the exquisite and enormous Cologne Cathedral, which took six hundred years to be completed. Construction on the cathedral began in 1248, so you get to view a great range of architectural styles all in one fantastic building. If you are feeling adventurous and athletic, you can climb the 509 steps to the top of the dome for an outstanding view of the city.
You will notice many people riding their bikes through the streets when you visit Cologne. It is a city that loves the outdoors, so when you hear little bells behind you on the sidewalk, make sure to give way to the cyclists. You may also choose to rent a bike of your own to see the city like the locals do. There are several public parks and sports parks throughout the city, and Cologne was even a host of the World Cup in 2006. Whether you choose to spend your time in Cologne outdoors or inside one of the many art and history museums, you are sure to gain a lot from the welcoming attitude of the locals.
Going on a European River Cruise is a special way to visit Cologne, along with many other cities and countries on the interior of Europe. River cruises are an economical and convenient way to move throughout the continent; imagine visiting three or more countries and only needing to unpack once. Traveling the waterways of Europe is relaxed and slow paced. You will get a chance to see the countryside morph into the city, and watch as you glide past ancient castles and beautiful vineyards.
When you book a European River Cruise on the Rhine through Destination Oceans you will get the added benefit of customizing your vacation in ways that are not available from other cruise providers. Choose to extend your stay, add a rental car, upgrade your room, or book shore excursions ahead of time. A Destination Oceans certified cruise specialist will be pleased to help you craft Your Vacation, Your Way!