Private Tour: Cologne Highlights

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Judit Llordes

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Get to know Cologne on a comprehensive 2-hour sightseeing tour, led by a private guide. Rest your feet and travel around the city by private minivan, hopping here and there to snap photos and learn about the sights. Visit Cologne Cathedral, see landmarks such as St. Martin's Church in the Old Town, and hear stories about the city's Jewish history, culture, and heritage. This is a private tour offering a flexible itinerary that can be tailored to your preferences.

Begin your tour with pickup from your Cologne hotel, and travel into the city center with your private guide. As you relax in the comfort of your air-conditioned minivan, talk to your guide about the places along your itinerary and if you want to linger on one place more than another, just let them know.

The first stop on your tour is Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), a symbol of the city and one of the most impressive Gothic monuments in Germany. You'll learn about the Romanesque-Catholic cathedral from the outside of the building while admiring its grand front facade, then step inside to explore it independently.

After strolling through the captivating place of worship, meet your guide at the entrance, and continue by minivan to Cologne's Old Town, where the city's variety of sights can be observed. Admire the beauty of the Renaissance architecture of Cologne's town hall, pose for photos outside St. Martin's Church, and discover the bizarre mosaic of Dionysus during a brief visit to the Romano-Germanic Museum .

Hear tales of Cologne, its history and culture as you stretch your legs through the streets, and learn about the city's Jewish heritage. Another site to see on your excursion is the historic mikveh (Jewish ritual bath), which is considered one of the most important Jewish sites in Cologne.

Wander the narrow streets of Cologne's Old Town, filled with historic buildings, then hop out of your minivan to wander the bustling squares of Roncalliplatz, the Old Market and Heumarkt. Finally, end your private tour with drop-off at your hotel.

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