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With more than two thousand years of history, Cologne is one of Germany's most significant cultural centers, especially for its signature Gothic architecture. Straddling the Rhine River, this city is home to a magnificent twin-spired Gothic cathedral, recognized in 1996 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course, no trip to Cologne is complete without a stop in the Fragrance Museum and the birthplace of Eau de Cologne. Cologne is the embarking and departure point for many of our Rhine River cruises, which vary from 4 days all the way to two weeks so that you can either combine this journey with another European cruise or decide to spend more time in the ancient Rhineland of historic Germany. Some of the longer cruises even visit neighboring France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Contact us to get started planning!
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10 Best Rhine River Cruises to Cologne for 2024-2025

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10 Best Luxury Rhine River Cruises to Cologne for 2024-2025

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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam$505912Mar 22, 2025After spending two nights in both Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland, board the MS Amaprima on an exclusive 7-day Rhine River cruise through the …
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Rhine Highlights$90908Sep 30, 2024Journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury aboard Scenic Crystal. Visit delightful towns and cities along the Rhine river valley, such as …
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Castles along the Rhine$34998Jul 27, 2024Cruise the Rhine between France and Germany on this 8-day cruise aboard S.S. Antoinette. Alsace's mixed French-German ancestry gives it great …
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Jewels of the Rhine$73908Oct 8, 2024Discover the Rhine region's architecture, history, and natural beauty on this delightful cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland. Explore the …
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Rhine Holiday Markets$33998Nov 25, 2024Switzerland, France and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas market cruise. Embark the S.S. Antoinette from …
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam$25998Aug 15, 2024Experience 8 days full of discovery and wonder on this complete cruise along the enchanting Rhine, one of Europe´s most fascinating rivers. Enjoy …
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Rhine Christmas Markets$90908Dec 7, 2024Admire festive decorations and twinkling lights along streets and squares, and even the Scenic Crystal will be decked out in all its Christmas …
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Jewels of the Rhine$67908Jul 28, 2024From Zurich to Amsterdam, the Emerald Sun invites you on this mesmerizing 8-day Rhine River cruise, visiting Basel, Breisach, Cologne, Heidelberg, …
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Rhine & Moselle Fairytales$758918Jun 30, 2025Join the MS Amaprima on this unique adventure starting with an 11-night cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich, followed by three magical nights in Zurich. …
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Jewels of the Rhine$67908Aug 10, 2024Emerald Dawn hosts this exciting 8-day Rhine River cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich. Biking, hiking, and urban exploration tours highlight this …
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Top 10 Deals on Rhine River Cruises for 2024-2025

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Rhine Highlights$90908Jul 31, 2024From Amsterdam to Basel, journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury. Explore Amsterdam's famous canals, relax in the spa town of Baden-Baden, …
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Christmas & New Year$1699015Dec 21, 2024Embark on a 15-day cruise aboard the Scenic Opal. During the festive season, Europe transforms into a different realm, filled with the scent of …
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Rhine Christmas Markets$90908Dec 7, 2024Admire festive decorations and twinkling lights along streets and squares, and even the Scenic Crystal will be decked out in all its Christmas …
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Rhine Highlights$90908Sep 30, 2024Journey along the Rhine in all-inclusive luxury aboard Scenic Crystal. Visit delightful towns and cities along the Rhine river valley, such as …
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Splendours of Europe$1119015Oct 22, 2024Join this 15-day Splendors of Europe cruise on the Emerald Sky from Amsterdam to Budapest. Cruise through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, …
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Jewels of the Rhine$67908Aug 10, 2024Emerald Dawn hosts this exciting 8-day Rhine River cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich. Biking, hiking, and urban exploration tours highlight this …
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Splendours of Europe$1119015Aug 2, 2024Embark on the 15-day Splendours of Europe cruise aboard the Emerald Destiny, traveling from Amsterdam to Budapest. Discover the wonders of the …
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Jewels of the Rhine$67908Jul 28, 2024From Zurich to Amsterdam, the Emerald Sun invites you on this mesmerizing 8-day Rhine River cruise, visiting Basel, Breisach, Cologne, Heidelberg, …
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine$96908Nov 30, 2024Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard the Emerald Sun through Europe's most renowned cities, many of which host expansive traditional Christmas markets. A …
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Jewels of the Rhine$73908Oct 8, 2024Discover the Rhine region's architecture, history, and natural beauty on this delightful cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland. Explore the …
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Cologne, Germany Highlights

From history to architecture, the storybook German city of Cologne seems to come straight out of a fairytale. Whether embarking here or simply passing through, this city is full of delights, including:
  • The twin-spired Gothic cathedral, immediately recognizable as one of Germany's foremost masterpieces of the Gothic period.
     
  • The Fragrance Museum, where you will see how cologne is made and how this city earned a reputation as one of the world's most aromatic destinations.

After getting to know this historic city, your cruise will continue on to other destinations along the Rhine River, from Germany's medieval cities to charming towns in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and perhaps even France.
 
Popular Destinations in Cologne, Germany
Some of the most popular destinations frequently visited on a trip to Cologne, Germany are:
  • Fragrance Museum
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Hohenzollern Bridge
  • The restored Old Town
  • St. Gereon’s Basilica
  • St. Maria im Kapitol Church
  • Belgian Quarter
  • Rheinauhafen District
  • Cologne Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Museums in Cologne, Germany
  • Ludwig Museum (contemporary & avant-garde art)
  • Romano-Germanic Museum
  • Wallraf-Richartz Museum (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Impressionist art)
  • Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
  • Kolumba Museum
  • Schnütgen Museum (medieval liturgical art)
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