Old Town and Roman Praetorium (walking tour)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

33681


Categories

Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish (basic)

- a last chance to see the Roman treasures (to close soon for renovations)


PLEASE NOTE = This tour will only be available until March 29, 2019 = The Praetorium will be permanently closed as of March 29, 2019 and later will be integrated into the "MiQua" museum quarter site when finished in 2023.

During this general overview you will get to know the cathedral (from the outside) and you will discover some Roman remains and the historic town hall area. We will walk along the former Jewish quarter and the old market square. A stroll along the river promenade of the Rhine and through the cobblestoned lanes of the medieval quarter will give you an idea of Cologne's rich history.

Then follow me to the Roman Praetorium (Latin for "Governor's Palace") into "Roman times". These excavations are located 10 meters below the surface. This is an amazing site, often overlooked by visitors. You will only get a glimpse of what this majestic palace must have looked like.

Please, contact me first before making the reservation. My availability changes all the time.

Itinerary

We usually spend 1. 5 h's walking around the historic sites of the city center, followed by approx. 30 min inside the Praetorium. Some steps (elevator available).

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Roman side portal (= entrance arch) right in front of cathedral (see pic).

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

Opening hours 10 AM - 5 PM, closed on Mondays.

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

Other: My services as a professional and knowledgeable tour guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4 euro/person - entrance charge for Praetorium. Children, students under 18 are free.

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance charge for Praetorium

A Recent Review of this tour

Marc's tour was absolutely wonderful! He showed us so much of the old town and the Roman ruins and knows so much!! He's very nice and very entertaining, too! Absolutely highly recommend this tour with Marc!! The highlight of our trip for sure!
Amy Greenwood

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