Cologne City Tour Experience cathedral city on the Rhine

Badge of ExcellenceKöln, Germany

From $30.86

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get more out of your sightseeing time in Cologne, and explore the handsome old town with a guide. This top-rated walking tour combines the history of sights like Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge with fun curiosities to keep your interest piqued as you explore. For an extra perk, you'll receive a Cologne gift when you finish the tour.
  • Book a top-rated walking tour online to secure your preferred date
  • Find the best photo spots around Cologne old town as you explore by foot
  • Hear lesser-known details about the city that the guidebooks might miss
  • Enjoy engaging commentary that spans Roman history to present-day life

What's Included

  • Professional tour guide
  • Small surprise present - typically Cologne ...
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Petrusbrunnen
    Papstterrasse des Kölner Doms, Roncallipl. 2, 50667 Köln, Germany

    OUR MEETING POINT: KÖLNER DOM, AM PETRUSBRUNNEN (op Kölsch "The Drüje Pitter"): Right next to "Dom-Shop" on the "Pope's Terrace", southern aisle of the cathedral (Address: DOMKLOSTER 4, 50667 KÖLN)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Historic Old Town

2 hours Admission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cologne Cathedral

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Maria Himmelfahrt

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cologne Central Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Romisch-Germanisches Museum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Die roemische Hafenstrasse in Koeln

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum Ludwig

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Kolner Philharmonie

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Reiterstandbild Kaiser Wilhelm II.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hohenzollern Bridge

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gross St. Martin

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tunnes and Schal

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Willi Ostermann Monument

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Alter Markt

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jan von Werth Fountain

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Historic Town Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Roncalliplatz Model of Spire

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Roman North Gate

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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460 reviews
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Great tour
Elaine_T, Oct 2023
Sasha was a wonderful host for our tour. He was very informative and fun showing us history and sharing fun facts. We enjoyed our time together very much.
Tour Guide Needs to Inform Changes Early
Azi_I, Sep 2023
I didn't go because the tour guide informed me of changing the start time from noon to 10 am when it was almost midnight the day prior to the start of the tour.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Changes will be communicated in a timely manner. The message may not have been technically received or read late.
Great tour
Thesalie_A, Sep 2023
Sascha was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of old city and made our tour fun. If you’re looking to visit Cologne and you have a limited time, I would recommend this tour.
Fun & informative..
Carl_R, Sep 2023
Sasha is knowledgeable, funny & gave good ideas for activities after the tour. A very good first tour in Coln.
Cologne walking tour
William_M, Sep 2023
A great city tour given by an enthusiastic Sascha. He knew the city quite well and pointed out many interesting details. Highly recommend this tour to get to know Cologne
Knowledgeable and worthwhile
Matthew_B, Aug 2023
Really good tour, knowledgeable and funny. Learnt a lot more than expected and would have been a real waste if we’d missed it. Can’t recommend enough, just wish could tip through the app as had no cash to do so!
Excellent Local City Tour
Dorothy_C, Aug 2023
Our guide Sascha was very knowledgeable and funny. Our whole family enjoyed the local walking tour and learnt a lot about Cologne. Highly recommend booking this tour.
Fascinating facts!
Diane_S, Aug 2023
Sasha was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting stories about Köln history and culture. An informative tour of a wonderful city!
Excellent guide
Julie_R, Aug 2023
A great tour with an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and funny sense of humour. Also had a lovely little gift to take home.
Lovely Cologne
Liezel_L, Jul 2023
Our tour guide Sascha was very nice, and accommodating. He answered our questions, gave us tips and restaurant recommendations, and gave us a small gift too! He made a wise decision to re-route our walking tour due to a group athletic fan club that were rallying around Cologne. Good thinking, Sascha and thank you!
Fantastic walking tour in Cologne
Christopher_V, Jul 2023
Sascha was an amazing guide and is a fantastic orator. I was delighted to learn so much about Cologne (Koln) history and the details he provided was truly amazing. I recommend this tour to anyone who is interested.
Great walking tour of the Cathedral and Old Town!
Matthew_R, Jun 2023
I only had a few hours in Cologne, and this tour gave me a taste of the town’s major sights! We walked around Cathedral (didn’t go in, but it’s free to enter afterwards), then explored the old town center nearby. Sascha was an awesome guide! He gave us tons of info about Cologne in a super entertaining manner. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Good quick tour and history of city and cathedral
Jorge_F, Jun 2023
Covered a lot of ground in less than 2 hours. Good overview and got a flavor for things to come back and see further
A must tour!
Julia_G, Jun 2023
Great guide, engaging, energetic, knowledgeable. Took us on an efficient path of the important sites.
Definitely Recommend for Tourists and Locals!
Audrey_C, Jun 2023
Sacha was just great! It was informative, interactive, and fun. Highly recommend for both locals and tourists who was to learn more about the intricate details of Köln.
Good walking tour of Cologne
Kari_H, Jun 2023
Sascha was a wonderful tour guide. He did very well with levity throughout the walk to make it interesting and less drab. Made it fun. He shared lots of knowledge about the sites of Cologne. Gave recommendations on where to eat and to visit after the tour. Thankyou for the memorable time in your city.
Stroll through Cologne!
Patrick_S, Jun 2023
Sasha, was an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed walking around the cathedral area and learning the history of the city.
Must experience in Cologne!
Susan_Y, Jun 2023
Sasha was great! Knew so many facts about the history of the cathedral and how it came to be. Really enjoyed the walk through European/German/Roman history that most American education barely touch upon.
Perfect Tour for People who Love History!
Todd_B, May 2023
This was a fabulous small group tour with lots of great Cologne history pulled in. Sascha was fantastic. We loved the tour!
Ann_C, May 2023
The rhine the cathedral it was great great guide . Had some ride Europeans join our group, only 4 turned to 6 and since they spoke the language i felt the guide was more comfortable with them. We still had a great time i hope they paid him! I know we did

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