Bring your appetite, and board your heated and covered boat at 10am to begin your festive Sunday cruise along the Rhine River. Christmas music will greet you as you inhale the delicious scents from the brunch buffet and enjoy your welcome drink of sparkling wine or orange juice.
Load up on a variety of hot and cold foods including eggs, cold cuts, salads, pasta, and fish. Sit back and relax as the city of Cologne glides by on either side. Behold stunning Cologne Cathedral, which has the largest facade of any church in the world. This stunning Gothic cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Germany’s most popular attractions.
Pass by colorful and vibrant Old Town (Altstadt) with its many restaurants and bars. And see Rheinauhafen, an urban redevelopment project that includes a marina and three architecturally distinctive buildings shaped like construction cranes.
Refill your plate as often as you like, but be sure to leave room for dessert. Throughout your cruise, sing along to your favorite Christmas carols. By the time your 2.5-hour cruise along the Rhine River returns to the beginning departure point, you’ll be ready to continue your day with independent sightseeing or Christmas shopping.
Warm dishes Scrambled eggs with bacon and fried sausages Beef bouillon with root vegetables and small semolina dumplings Christmas spiced roast ham in dark beer salsa Tagliatelle / Spaghetti in creamy cheese sauce / bolognese Various sides such as vegetables and potatoes Cold dishes Turkey, roast beef, or pork Melons with raw/cooked ham Meatballs and chicken wings Cold cuts of meat Plate of smoked fish such as salmon or trout Garden salads with dressing Cereals Breads, rolls, baguettes, butter, jam, and honey
Desserts Various mousses Cherry with panna cotta cream Pancakes with forest berries Cheese platter
1 welcome drink (sparkling wine or orange juice)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Boat is heated and covered
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Cologne Oldtown, between the bridge Deutzer Brücke and Hohenzollernbridge
Boarding starts at 10am for departure at 10:30am sharp
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1pm