City Tour Cologne in a double-decker bus

Köln, Germany
CityTour Cologne in a double decker bus

From $21.28

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Embark on a hop-on hop-off tour aboard an open-top, double-decker bus for a convenient way to explore the city of Cologne at your own pace. You'll hop on and off at approximately 15 stops around the city to visit attractions like Cologne Cathedral and the Cologne Chocolate Museum. Even better, you can switch to an open-top bus when the weather is good.
  • Book a Cologne sightseeing tour online for instant confirmation
  • Skip taxis and public transport and hop on a hop-on hop-off bus
  • Relax with regular departures throughout the day around Cologne
  • Use your ticket for a full day of sightseeing on your own terms

What's Included

  • HopOn HopOff ticket valid for 24 hours

    Meeting And Pickup

    Start time

    Opening hours

    • 5/1/2023 - 10/21/2024

    What To Expect

    City tour through Cologne

    14 Stops

    19 Points of Interest

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Operating Schedule: You can see the exact bus stops, times and where the buses are at: --- 15 stops: Cologne Cathedral Castle Wall, Old Town, Gürzenich, Neumarkt, Water Tower, Clodwigplatz, Chocolate Museum, Triangle Tower, Lanxess Arena, Odysseum, Zoo, Eigelstein, Mediapark and Friesenplatz.



    Gürzenichstraße 23





    Deutzer Brauhaus

    Der HAIEstore






    Points of interest passed by on this route

    Cologne Cathedral

    Hanneschen Theater



    Chocolate Museum


    Historische Senfmuehle

    Bahnhof Koeln-Deutz


    Lanxess Arena


    Koelner Zoo

    Die Bastei

    Eigelstein Torburg

    Mediapark Koln


    Saint Gereon's Basilica


    Koelnisches Stadtmuseum

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate

    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.

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    115 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 115 reviews
    Best experience
    Maria_M, Sep 2023
    I enjoyed touring the city! It’s a beautiful city with a lot to offer. I enjoyed getting to see the beautiful landscape
    Awesome Köhl
    MaElena_V, Aug 2023
    We had a wonderful time, kind drivers. There was audio translation on several languages, good explanations of the points of interest
    Cologne Germany
    Debra_A, Aug 2023
    Cathedral was breath taking and modern children exhibit by the cathedral was alarming Nice bus for touring
    Thomas_O, Jul 2023
    It was interesting except for a lot of the historical buildings mentioned could not be seen because of big trees obscuring the view.
    Awful. World's worst hop...
    Tim_O, Jun 2023
    Awful. World's worst hop on hop off tour. 1 hour 30 minutes of my life and €80 gone, never to be recouped again. Nothing of interest on the tour. One building, built in I- don't- know/ care-when was once a restaurant... Well blow me away!!! Save your money and time, don't do it!
    The Big Red Bus
    Simone_B, May 2023
    We were happy with the City Tour and stayed on it for the whole duration to see all of the sights. Then on the second time around we stopped at the Chocolate Museum. It was the only thing that we were interested in.
    Hop on & off Bus in Cologne
    Karen_B, Apr 2023
    Getting on the bus was easy and ear piece worked well. This is a good way to get a sense of the town.9
    Seeing is believing.. great experience for the price
    Jacqueline_M, Apr 2023
    Great experience and the use of narrator radio station for preferred language was great. The stops available on this your allowed you to see popular highlights of the Bonn, Koln city
    Amazing way to see...
    Quentin_G, Feb 2023
    Amazing way to see cologne while staying warm. In all languages and covers the whole city. 90 minutes long and you see it all
    Jarrad_H, Jan 2023
    Nice ride was a little busy with traffic! You missed some of the explanations as the traffic held the bus up!
    Too hard to find
    Sally_W, Dec 2022
    Impossible to find the bus stop to start this tour, there is no map or directions available when booking
    Just ok
    lynn_c, Nov 2022
    Nice way to see the city. We just took the whole loop and didn’t get off. The problem was it didn’t stop where we wanted to get on. We had to walk to the next stop to get it. He said he didn’t see us standing there. There was no one to communicate with. They left a message board but didn’t get back to me until the end of the day and we had already finished.
    Cannot really say much....
    Thomas_S, Nov 2022
    Cannot really say much. There isn’t much to see. They say it is the Hollywood of Germany, but the bus route fails to exploit that. Show us the studios, where celebrities live etc. Make it more interesting. On this tour, you only show the churches. I’m a Christian, and the Church is the people who make it up. No need to show us the nth Church building. There’s really potential to make it more interesting. Copy what they do in New York. They really do it well. Or Berlin.
    David_B, Aug 2022
    Spent most of the ‘tour’ stopped at red lights. A few stops seemed to be nothing more than advertisements for Hard Rock Cafe and a bar that serves fancy cocktails
    Crappie service
    Thomas_G, Jul 2022
    There was no experience as only one bus turned up and was full. A complete disgrace and I expect a full refund
    Quite enjoyable
    Funmilayo_O, Jul 2022
    It was a great way to see Cologne. I love the city. The ride was smooth and I learnt a lot about cologne
    lbassy, Jul 2022
    Nice tour. It lasts about 1h30 if you do the entire tour and you learn a lot about the city. There are also interesting spots to stop at, specially if you have kids.
    Definitely worth the $$
    Darlene_W, Jul 2022
    It’s a great tour; my only complaint was that the audio didn’t seem to be synced as well with the locations as on other bus tours.
    We took the bus to the...
    Sara_E, Jul 2022
    We took the bus to the zoo. This was a Great ecperience, we loved the zoo. The driver on the bus was really nice, but the sound on the bus was too loud. It was impossible to hear with the headphones on the language we had selected.
    Driver no English so hard to communicate with us, No earphones supplied and Tour was in German
    Valerie_G, May 2022
    Sights and seats.... .. Tour was in English Driver German and we had no German to get by with asking questions

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