Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt
  • Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt

    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.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: ETS Touristik GmbH, Wiesenhuettenplatz 39, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse Germany

    This morning we start from our departure offices for a ride over the highway to Cologne. The road is one of the most important traffic links between the Federal States of Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia. Time enough to chat with your guide on German infra-structure. Although we are moving between two of Germany's strongest industrial zones, the country is green. Left and right the road are many forest areas and expansive fields.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cologne Cathedral, Domkloster 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany

    Upon arrvial in Cologne your guide has tickets for you to go first on a doubedecker city tour. The 2000 year old city offers countless historical sights and is nowadays a vibrant comsmopolitan metropolis. The roundtrip will give you a brief overwiew: the old town with its busy breweries, pubs and restaurants, the small old market places,the traditional old houses along the river banks, churches and renowned museums (among them the Romano-Germanic Museum, with a large collection of Roman artefacts. Cologne was founded by the ancient Romans). The Ludwig Museum of Modern Art counts among the leading European galleries. Various shopping lanes offer a large variety of bargains , also in smaller local shops and boutiques.

    Time for a visit of the breathtaking Gothic Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the absolute climax of this excursion. Marvel the golden Shrine of the Three Magi and the magnificent church window of Gerhard Richter.

    Afterwards, use you free time to explore the city on your own.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Limburg Cathedral, Limburg, Hesse Germany

    On our way back we will do a stopover in Limburg. The old bishop's residence is not well known among visitors from abroad. You'll be surprised by the cute and well preserved medieval center und the wonderful cathedral.
    Via highway back to Frankfurt.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Service animals allowed"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Infant seats available"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"

    • Hora de Inicio9:30 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Wiesenhüttenpl. 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    • Duración: 9 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Professional guide
    • Cologne double-decker bus sightseeing tour
    • Transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Cologne Cathedral

    No Incluye

    • 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
  • 8/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 80%
    Rating basado en 24 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Mark K
      Publicado el Sábado, 13 de enero del 2018

      Expected a large group - wife and I the only persons immediately after Christmas. Great driver with knowledge of the German landscape and culture. His background made him a great conversationalist for the long car ride. Unaware that he would put us on a bus in Cologne for a city tour but it turned out fine.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Greg Barr
      Publicado el Viernes, 25 de agosto del 2017

      Bus trip in Cologne was boring but the cathedral was incredible. The stop in Limburg was also fantastic! Richard the guide was fun and helpful.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Lisa M
      Publicado el Sábado, 29 de abril del 2017

      Our tour guide Boris was great and the Cathedral is amazing! Worth the visit.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Louise E
      Publicado el Martes, 27 de septiembre del 2016

      This Cathedral has relics of the 3 Wise Men behind the main altar so it can be overlooked. The reliquary is fashioned as a golden house-like container. The Cathedral was a key structure for airplanes to maintain their orientation during WW II. Heavy military and police guard the Cathedral since the January 2016 terrorist activity. The visitation inside the Cathedral is randomly changed to prevent possible terrorist activity. I felt safe on my visit considering the changing belief systems in the world.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • jfrieze
      Publicado el Lunes, 25 de enero del 2016

      One word, EXCELLENT

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Weldon K
      Publicado el Lunes, 01 de junio del 2015

      Great trip

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Eduard K
      Publicado el Domingo, 26 de octubre del 2014

      very good tour

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Mario S
      Publicado el Lunes, 28 de julio del 2014

      A great day trip to this lovely city with its enormous Cathedral. We had time enough for personal sightseeing, and visiting the Cathedral at our leisure. The stop in Limburg on the way back to Frankfurt was a pleasant break, and a chance to see an untouched medieval town.

        Calificación General: 10/10
      Publicado el Lunes, 13 de agosto del 2012

      Not to miss from Frankfurt.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Natalia R
      Publicado el Martes, 18 de abril del 2017

      I was supposed to travel to Cologne by bus, but since there were no other bookings that day, I was provided a town car and driver. I would have preferred to been notified prior to the day of the trip, however having the personal attention of the driver was excellent for my guest and I.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Yasmeen N
      Publicado el Lunes, 23 de enero del 2017

      Almost excellent. Just the city tour bit in the hop on hop off bus was disappointing. Other wise very good and pretty informative.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Abdul Samad
      Publicado el Sábado, 30 de julio del 2016

      This was a good tour and the group was very small. The tour guide was able to take care of individual customers in a good manner.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Leigh Ann F
      Publicado el Domingo, 26 de junio del 2016

      Town has lots to see and is worth the 2hr drive. Unfortunstely our driver was new and his first time taking a group to Cologne. He was very nice but not prepared/trained enough to lead an organized/informative trip.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • James K
      Publicado el Martes, 02 de julio del 2013

      Fabulous cathedral and interesting city. We travelled in a van as a small group late May on a beautiful day. The open top bus is a 1.5 hour trip which all of the group found too long, you go out of the main tourist area and we felt it would have been better spent in the old town area. Guide was extremely chatty and hadn't done this tour in many years so didn't know where toilets were etc. Limburg was a great surprise, a quaint town lovely to walk through and we were lucky there was an ordination of priests occurring at the cathedral so we witnessed a great ceremony. Skip the sandwich and drink box and buy yummy local food. Great day overall, different for us going high speed on the autobahns.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Duane M
      Publicado el Miércoles, 28 de noviembre del 2012

      Peter was a great tour guide. Cologne was a much bigger city than I had expected but the city bus tour was a great way to get the big picture of the city. We loved it!!!

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • FRANK F
      Publicado el Sábado, 27 de octubre del 2012

      A friendly guide, an impressive cathedral, dramatic new architecture in a city that was almost destroyed during the war, what is there
      not to like.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • RINA P
      Publicado el Viernes, 27 de febrero del 2015

      The tour just only one stop at Catholic church in
      Cologne, no other place to stop but we can have few hours stop by in Limburg small town on the way backvto frankfurt. The tour guide is our driver mr Roberto is quite good so far.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • George B
      Publicado el Lunes, 23 de diciembre del 2013

      weather not good

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • GERARD L J L
      Publicado el Lunes, 24 de junio del 2013

      . Places visited and tour guide were good.
      . We found that it is cheaper to book from the tour company than through Viator.
      . Our trip to Cologne should be on 31 May. But, the Tour company changed it to 30th May. He switched it with Black Forest and Strasbourg and it was raining throughout the trip.
      . Boss of Tour company not friendly

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • kevin j
      Publicado el Jueves, 01 de agosto del 2019

      First, the office is in a not so good part of the city. The kind of place where you hang onto your bag tight and keep your hands in your pockets. We took the trip with another family and their children. The driver must have been a retired race car driver. I didn’t know vans could go that fast and the ride was not relaxing at all. Constantly switching lanes, speeding up and braking. It’s a 2 hour ride of this driving. The city of cologne was nice, only thing we did was get dropped off for the city sightseeing bus tour, handed a sandwich and a bottle of water with the label torn off. Did the 1 1/2 bus tour, went into the cathedral for a tour which our driver was yelled at for doing a tour without permission. Got back on our van and went for another crazy ride to Lindburg. Short tour to the church vis the old town and was given a 1/2 hr to look around. Got back in for a crazy ride back to Frankfurt and done. Wouldn’t do this tour again. The other family stated they were sick from our drivers driving habits. Wear your seatbelt and just close your eyes while on the autobahn with him.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • Cesar C
      Publicado el Martes, 02 de enero del 2018

      I was disappointed with this tour. I wanted to visit Cologne primarily because of its famous cathedral. I was initially planning to go on my own by train but I saw this tour on Viator which INCLUDED a GUIDED tour of the interior of the church. When we got to Cologne, we did the hop on/hop off bus tour of the city then we were given some free time to tour the church on our own. I was expecting a guided tour and was not prepared to tour the church on my own. I did not know where to go to see the relics of the 3 Kings and did not read up on the church. I felt that I missed out on a lot because of this. The tour company should realize that many will be joining this tour primarily to see the cathedral and they should be clear if an interior tour is included or not. For the price that I paid, I felt I was cheated.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • Adriana
      Publicado el Jueves, 20 de octubre del 2016

      Cologne seems to be a very interesting city with a marvelous cathedral. However I had a guide not that good, apparently inexperienced, that converted tour in a complicated experience. He did not provide any information about city, did not include restroom break on the journey, prioritized bus citysighseing instead of going directly to cathedral could not see it entirely, was closing, could not find easily hotel booked for part of tour guests, completely forgot to give our lunch sandwiches remembered at 16:30, after visiting cathedral asked what we would like to see in Cologne instead of giving us a tour around city I was expecting guide to tell me what to see, but we didn't see much. Finally on way back he got stuck and blocked on the road due to a car crash and because of this we could not visit Limburg as scheduled and tour ended one hour delayed OK, not his fault but ruined tour.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • Carin S
      Publicado el Miércoles, 13 de diciembre del 2017

      It did not take place as I was the only one who booked for it so I was transferred to the Baden Baden and Strassbourg day trip which turned out to have been super - and the guide Peter was great.

        Calificación General: 2/10

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