Cologne Christmas Market - Touring Highlights

Cologne Christmas Market

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Cologne is a beautiful city, enhanced especially at Christmas time. Sightsee in style as you visit this incredible city during Christmas time. If you want to soak up the season cheer as well as the history and important landmarks, look no further. The range of Christmas markets is sure to leave you excited for the 25th of December! Sightsee at your leisure and then spend your evening ice skating or sipping mulled wine!

What to Expect

  • Explore Cologne on foot.
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site, Cologne Cathedral.
  • Enjoy the Christmas markets.
  • Go ice skating in the old town.
  • Explore the old town on foot
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the chocolate museum and Kolsch Beer houses.
  • Stunning views of the Rhine.
  • 3 Nights Accommodation
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Cologne and explore the Christmas markets.

Get off your flight, check into your accommodation and start exploring! Grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants available here and then head to the christmas markets to soak up some seasonal cheer. The Christmas market located outside Cologne Cathedral is an absolute must see! The cathedral is a stunning sight in its own respect, amplified by the beauty of the Christmas lights and decorations. Grab a festive snack, listen to the music as you walk around the stalls and maybe even purchase yourself an early christmas gift. 

Day 2 Cologne City Tour Experience cathedral city on the Rhine.

Enjoy this guided walking tour of Cologne Old town. This tour is perfect for anyone who travels to Cologne. You will be guided through all the best landmarks within the Old town. Learn about Cologne’s history and listen to your tour guide give informative audio as you go! This 2-hour walking tour will show you all that this city has to offer, you will bypass important landmarks and monuments and even get the chance to look at stunning views of the Rhine. Snap a photo and enjoy making memories as you walk. This tour is unlike any other and you will even receive a free gift once you are finished! 

What next?

If you’re looking for more, then look no further than a trip to the Chocolate museum. The museum is one of Cologne’s top attractions, located in the Old Quarter, close to the Cathedral (another notable landmark), and on the Rheinau harbor. Skip the lines and enjoy a guided tour of the nine exhibits of the Museum. You will be taken on a journey through the history of the chocolate industry. 

Still, wanting more? 

If you find yourself wanting something to do in the evenings then no better way to spend it than in one of Cologne’s Christmas markets! The Old Town and Harbour Christmas Markets are conveniently located. The old town market is located exactly where you would think; the Old Town! The Harbour Market is located on the Rhine. Walk around and soak up some festive cheer. Go ice skating in the old town Christmas market and enjoy a delicious treat after! The Harbour Christmas market may be slightly more convenient as it is located a short way from the Chocolate museum. Enjoy the views of the Rhine and sample the tastes of the season! 

Day 3Hop on and off bus tour and Kolsch Beer tour.

This is the most convenient and handy way of sightseeing around Cologne. Take the hassle out of navigating your way on foot, and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace and leisure. The double-decker bus is the perfect way to ride around Cologne, take pictures of important landmarks and hop on and off at one of the 15 stops. Get on and off as you please, head to the landmarks on your sightseeing list, and maybe venture inside! 

What next? 

Enjoy a two-hour tour of the Kolsch beer and brewhouse. Your guide will lead you through the most popular beer houses in the Alter Markt. These beer houses are frequented by the local people and on this 2-hour tour, you are sure to enjoy yourself. Learn all about the beer culture here in Cologne, you will even pass by famous landmarks including the Cathedral which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. 

What to do with your evening? 

The evenings are the perfect time to visit the Christmas markets. Turn off your sightseeing brain and switch on your festive one! The markets are located all over Cologne. Choose from visiting the most-popular markets in the city center or venture outwards of the city to markets such as Angels market or Nicholas Village. Either way, you are sure to see some stunning landmarks and make incredible memories as you go! 

Why book with us?

Friends & Family Only

Holiday with friends & family. No week long tour with 20+ strangers

Central Hotels

Stay in the heart of a city. Not an hour outside

More Excursions

As many activities & excursions as can be fitted in to your trip

Flexibility

Go any day of the week and most times of the year

Why book with us?

Friends & Family Only

No week-long tour with 20+ strangers

Central Hotels

Stay in the heart of a city. Not an hour outside

More Excursions

As many activities & excursions as can be fitted in to your trip

Flexibility

Go any day of the week and most times of the year

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Your money is 100% protected in a trust bank account

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Free amendments due to covid with our travel insurance

Flexible Bookings

Amend your booking up to 1 month before travel

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