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KD Day Cruises

Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2088318
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Rhine River Cruise to Königswinter with Sea Life Visit or Drachenfels Cliff
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KD, the White Fleet of the Rhine, is the most experienced river cruise company in the world. With a history going back more than 185 years, KD is the only shipping company to run daily services along the entire stretch of the Rhine between Cologne and Mainz. On the Romantic Middle Rhine between Rüdesheim, the Loreley in St. Goar and Boppard our modern ships cruise the whole year round. The 14 ship strong KD fleet gives guests a choice of countless ways to enjoy the sights.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2088318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss it. The company offers both full-day and short (few-hour) river cruises. The one we choose lasts for an hour and will route you from the piers near Pegel Koln to the Reinhafen district (with the famous "Cranes" buildings), the Chocolate Museum, back...More

Thank Elena M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was informative and the accommodations on the boat very comfortable. To be able to enjoy air conditioning and stunning views was a treat. The views along the Rhine of the cathedrals can't be beat and give a completely different perspective on the beautiful...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected to have a narration about Cologne and the Rhine on our 1 hour tour. There was none. Smoking is permitted on the deck, where most people must sit in order to see anything.. We found that quite offensive. I suggest not wasting your...More

Thank Redlandspete
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This cruise was very interesting finding out lots of history of Cologne , it was lovely to sit atop the boat, having a nice glass of wine or beer. A very enjoyable visit !!

Thank dizzyste
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We took the 10:30am 1 hour Panorama Cruise with KD tours. It cost 10.40€ a person and it was well worth it. The ship was very clean and the staff were available if you wanted to order a drink. We really enjoyed ourselves.

2  Thank Singent
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We were in cologne for a short stay so could only really do the one hour river cruise. Nevertheless it was a brilliant experience. The boat was like a hotel and extremely good value, even for drinks and food on board... the short trip was...More

2  Thank beckywell83
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I booked on-line back in England in March - all very easy and reasonably priced. We boarded in Mainz at 830 am - and had a huge breakfast of bread and Aufschnitt. You can jump on and off wherever you wish - once you have...More

Thank MrsBentouati
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We travelled on Rhein Fantasie on New Year's Eve and the cruise far exceeded our expectations. Unlimited champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks and hot drinks, lots of food and great music. Watching the fireworks over Cologne cathedral at midnight will be something that we remember...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Fantastic, book well in Advance for the Advent River trip. Unlimited hot and cold buffet of a high standard, live music from a good band and unlimited beer wine and soft drinks. The boat left the dock at 8pm and cruised up and down the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The option of cruise added to my experience at rhine. Saw the beauty of cologne from this short cruis3 trip. I will recommend others as well to have this awesome experience

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Can you cruise all the way from Cologne to Mainz? The schedule is confusing. We would like to break the trip up over two or three days.
18 April 2017|
Response from Luisa Z |
Yes you can cruise the full stretch, but need min. 2 days. Your route can be as follows: day 1) 9.30 h from Cologne - Linz, then you can take the train from Linz to Koblenz. Overnight stay. day 2) 9.00 h Koblenz... More
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I'm having a hard time understanding your departure schedule from Mainz on May 29, 2017. Is there only the 8:30 am departure? Seems really early. Please advise.
3 April 2017|
Response from Luisa Z |
Yes, during the early season our KD ships leaving only one per day at 8.30 from Mainz. If you can manage to depart from Bingen which is on the same side of the river, you have a lot more choices (9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 14.30... More
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We are wanting to do a day or half day cruise from Cologne in Mid September 2017. Are they still available then?
2 February 2017|
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Response from Luisa Z |
Yes, KD cruise season starts on 8th Aptil until 22nd Oct. There is a daily departure at 9h30 from Cologne into the direction of Bonn - Königswinter - Linz (depending how much time you want to spend on board). Just check KD... More
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