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Your guided city tours of Cologne in English

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To really get to know and appreciate Cologne, we recommend hiring the service of our local partner: a professional and passionate tour guide agency to show you around the town, entertain you and share his knowledge.

All partners in the cities presented by LatLon-Europe are expert tour guides and passionate about their job. Tour-Agentur is in charge of the guided tours at Cologne, so please, contact him directly to book your personal guided tour.

Guided Tours in Cologne and Surroundings

Welcome to Cologne with Tour-Agentur

Do you like to see Cologne, the Cathedral and the museums? Do you prefer to taste in the many breweries the differences between the typical Cologne beer sorts? We have got over twenty sorts of the "Kölsch" as the local beer is called. We tell you all about the tradtion of brewing and afterwards you know the difference between a "Köbes" and a "Zappes". And you will know the Cologne menu, so that you don't order a "Halve Hahn" wishing half a chicken.

Do you know Cologne already a bit and you have special interests? What about a tour into the underground discovering a part of the roman sewer or the roman governor's palace, the Praetorium? Or do you want to discover Cologne on your own on a rally on foot like a paper chase? Afterwards a trained guide will tell you the right answers an will give you background information.

Your professional guides in Cologne

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By booking one of the tours presented on this page, you will have a guide that meets the European standards of the tour guide profession, and most importantly, the guides know how to convey their knowledge in a captivating way. Contact Tour-Agentur if you would like a personalised visit, on foot, by bus, by bike, by boat or for one of the guided tours below (ideal if you are a couple, a family or a small group), they can meet all your wishes.

Booking your guided tour

Booking guided tour

• By e-mail to service@tour-agentur.de
• By phone on +49 (0)221. 93 272 63
• Please indicate your wishes, how many people you are, your contact details and possibly the name of your hotel. Without engagement.
• Tour-Agentur, Hohe Pforte 22, D-50676 Köln
www.koeln-erlebnistouren.de
www.cologne-guided-tours.com

City tour N°1 :    Cologne Highlights in Short

You have very little time, but you want to see the Cologne highlights?

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guided tour cologne historical site cologne

This walking tour takes you back to the origins of the city and shows you a bit of Roman feeling for luxury. Of course you will find out why the people of Cologne wanted to build the world’s highest church in the Middle Ages, but then stopped the construction process after 300 years. Furthermore, we will tell you how the Cathedral nevertheless was completed centuries later. Then you will get an impression of the bustling life in the narrow streets and passages of the old town.

If you have time for a more complete visit, and Cologne deserves it, then we recommend the visit N°2 "Cologne from A to Z" which can also be completed by an interior visit.

Information about the guided tour

Duration : This visit takes 60 minutes
Tariff : The price is 90 € for a family (couple or with children) and 110 € for up to 25 people (VAT included)
Booking : By e-mail to service@tour-agentur.de or +49 (0)221. 93 272 63

City tour N°2 :    Cologne from A to Z

This walking tour will allow you to discover the long and fascinating history of Cologne, from its Roman origins to its medieval past and on to the present day

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Private guided tour Cologne

This walking tour gives you a feeling for Roman, medieval and contemporary Cologne. Discover the brilliant urban infrastructure of the Roman “Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium” with its network of streets, its fresh water provision and its waste water disposal systems. In the Middle Ages, the people of Cologne claimed to have as many churches as days in the year. Many of them were demolished in the phase of secularisation in the early 19 th century, but twelve unique churches in the Romanesque style remain, and furthermore several Gothic churches, above all the Cathedral. Of course you will find out why the people of Cologne wanted to build the world’s highest church in the Middle Age, but stopped the construction process after 300 years. Furthermore, we will tell you how the Cathedral was nevertheless completed centuries later. Fortunately, the Cathedral survived the bombing of Cologne during World War II fairly well. After the war, the centre of Cologne was reconstructed rather hurriedly, but the narrow streets and passages of the old town still give you an impression of life as it was centuries ago.

Moreover, this tour can be combined with an indoor visit to an archaeological site or museum in Cologne.
See visit below N°2 B "Cologne from A to Z - EXCLUSIVE"

Information about the guided tour

Duration : This visit takes 90 minutes
Tariff : The price is 118 € for a family (couple or with children) and 165 € for up to 25 people (VAT included)
Booking : By e-mail to service@tour-agentur.de or +49 (0)221. 93 272 63

City Tour N°2 B :    Cologne from A to Z with In-Door Visit

A guided tour of Cologne with a visit to a major site of the Cologne history

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visit tour in door

Additionally to the walking tour Cologne from A to Z, visits to the interior of Cologne sights can be arranged: the Cathedral, to the Praetorium (palace of the governors of the Roman emperors) with a part of the Roman sewer system, to the Roman-Germanic Museum or the Cologne Municipal Museum.

This combined guided tour takes 2 hours to 2,5 hours. The gross price for a small group of maximum 7 persons in English is 159 €, for a group up to 15 persons 190 €, for a group up to 25 persons 210 € (including VAT). In addition to the guide's fees, there are the visit fees indicated below.

Some locations are closed due to renovations. Indicate your wishes in your e-mail and Tour-Agentur will make you a offer according to the current possibilities.

The tourist sights to choice :

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral tour

A neverending story: the gothic Cathedral: A visit to the Cathedral gives an impression of what the people of Cologne tried to shoulder with such a gigantic project, why they after all overreached themselves and why the construction wore on for more than six centuries. But why did one want to build the world’s largest church in the first place? Who paid for this project and how was it realized? What happened to the Cathedral under the French occupation? Why was it eventually completed in the 19 th century? All these questions will be answered in a guided visit of the Cathedral.
Visits are limited to a maximum of ten per hour. An additional Cathedral fee is payable in cash on the day of the tour. The Cathedral fee amounts to 30 € on weekdays for a group of maximum 25 persons + P.P. Euro 1,00 for obligatory Headset.

The Roman - Germanic Museum

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A glance at the Dionysos mosaic in the Roman–Germanic Museum gives an impression of Roman luxury with underfloor heating and marble or mosaic floors, on which magnificent feasts were celebrated. The glass collection of the museum is unsurpassed, with unique objects such as the “Glass Shoes” and the colourful “Diatret Glass”. Another highlight is the extensive collection of Roman and Germanic jewellery.
The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission fee varying: min. 7,00 € per capita for the permanent exhibition.

Praetorium and Roman Sewer Channel

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Since Cologne became capital of the Roman province of Lower Germania in the 1 st century, governors of the Roman empires were residing here. Their residence was the governors’ palace, the Praetorium. During four centuries, four palaces followed one another, the foundation walls of which still can be seen. From this spot, governors represented the power of the Roman Emperors – and enjoyed Roman luxury.
Afterwards, it is quite an experience to descend to a preserved piece of Roman sewer system and find out that the construction technique still is astonishingly up to date.
2020-2021: All the archaeological area is being remodelled and expanded. Thus the places visited and the Tariffs will vary during this period.

The guides of Tour-Agentur

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You are accompanied by a guide who was trained according to the directives of the German Association of Tourist Guides (BVGD). Many of our guides meet the European training standards for guides (DIN EN 15565) and have a BVGD certificate DIN EN.

Tour-Agentur is also the ideal partner for travel agencies, companies or school groups. A personalized program can be created for you.

City tour N°3 :    Underworld Walking Tour

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archaeological tour cologne

Under today’s Cologne street level, the debris of 2000 years of urban culture is hidden. After World War II, before the reconstruction process set in, archaeologists revealed the remains of many impressive features. Some of them we will present to you during a walking tour in the Cologne underworld.

The centre of the Cologne underworld is the Praetorium, the palace of the Governors of the Roman emperors. During four centuries, four palaces followed one another, the foundation walls of which still can be seen. From this spot, governors represented the power of the Roman Emperors – and enjoyed Roman luxury. It is quite an experience to descend to a preserved piece of Roman sewer system and find out that the construction technique still is astonishingly up to date.

Furthermore, the excavations under the Romanesque church of St.Martin-the-Great are worth visiting, and so are the finds in the underground car park next to the Cathedral: is this the place where in 1074 Archbishop Anno escaped from the city from his rebellious subjects? A mystery up to this day is the Ubian Monument, Germany’s second-oldest stone monument: what was it actually used for? Just as interesting is a visit to the Mikvah, one of the oldest Jewish ritual baths in Germany. Hidden in the shadows of the Cathedral you can discover a small gem: an early Christian Baptistry, one of the oldest in Germany. How were people baptised 1500 years ago, and why was the baptismal font outside the church? All these questions will be answered in a truly exciting excursion.

There are two options for this visit:

The short visit with 2 sites in 1h30 hours

Tariff : The price is 118 € for a small group (up to 7 people), 145 € for up to 15 people and 165 € for up to 25 people (VAT included). Admission ticket not included (min. 4 € p.p.)

The full tour with 4 sites in 2h30 hours

Tariff : The price is 159 € for a small group up to 7 people, 190 € up to 15 people or 210 € for a group up to 25 people (VAT included). + a minimum of 4 € p.p. for entrance tickets.

Booking : By e-mail to service@tour-agentur.de or +49 (0)221. 93 272 63

Other thematic guided tours of Cologne

Tour-Agentur is Cologne's specialist for guided tours that are offered by certified guides of the German Guides Federation (BVGD) and offers many themes. The choice of languages for thematic tours depends on the guides available. Let us know your interest in one of these tours and if this is not possible, a classic tour can be completed by your chosen theme. The price of these visits varies.

By clicking on the desired visit, you can send your e-mail:

Cologne Bike Tour

Cologne Bike Tour
A bike city tour will allow you to visit several districts of Cologne around several themes. Typical Kölsch, relaxed and fun!

Rally Cologne

Rally in Cologne
If you are looking for an active visit of Cologne, then the different city rallies of Tour-Agentur are for you. Several themes available.

History beer Cologne Kölsch

Brewery tour
Cologne has a great tradition in the Art of Beer with its Kölsch. With this visit around its history, you will not be thirsty!

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Crime Visit
The stories of crime in Cologne are presented in various original thematic tours. For thrill-seekers.

Guided tour Cologne amusing anecdotes

Funny & anecdotes
If you would like a different, funny and anecdotal visit of Cologne, please indicate this in your request by e-mail.

Streetart Cologne

Street Art Tour
Cologne is a city rich in Street Art and a visit on this theme is offered in some languages (normally German, Spanish) on request.

Visit Rheinauhafen Rhine

Visit to the Rheinauhafen
A guided tour in New Cologne, for lovers of contemporary and industrial (historical) architecture.

Guided tour Southern Quarter Severin

Vringsveedel Tour
It is in the Vringsveedel that you will be able to better understand and appreciate the Kölsch spirit of Cologne in all its authenticity.

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To book your guided tour

By e-mail to service@tour-agentur.de or +49 (0)221. 93 272 63
To better answer you, please give us some information such as: Your first and last name, your telephone number, how many you are, the desired date(s) and the desired visit(s). Thank you in advance and I look forward to meeting you. This first request is without obligation for you.