Guided Tours and Destination Management in Cologne


Art of Touring is a company specialized in guided tours and destination management in Cologne (Germany). Our core services cover the full package: from organization and realization of traditional sightseeing tours, to the creation of customized experiences and programs for corporate and leisure travelers in the wider Cologne region. Art of Touring provides clients with innovative and unique approaches to planning and managing the following travel-related initiatives:

· multilingual walking or bike tours · river cruise services · incentive programs · corporate meetings · product launch events · pre-/post-convention programs · team-building activities · VIP-services 

The company was founded by travel industry professional Nadia Dadgostar drawing on 10+ years of experience in planning and executing guided tours, excursions, events, conferences and special programs for river cruises, businesses, and VIPs throughout the entire Rheinland area.

Art of Touring was founded with the goal of taking these experiences to the next level by offering state-of-the-art travel services for an international audience. We also take great pride in sharing the unique scenic beauty and cultural wealth of the Cologne region and surrounding Rhineland river valley. The company’s dynamic and highly motivated team consists of knowledgeable destination experts as well as experienced, multilingual guides. Our strength lies in offering our clients tailor-made programs, customized to their business goals and the individual backgrounds of tour participants. The entire Art of Touring team is committed to providing hands-on support at every stage of the process, starting with the development of client-specific concepts up to their professional implementation. Our ultimate goal is to always meet or even surpass the expectations of our clients through flexibility, experience, and reliability; and we take comfort in the fact that the majority of our business originates from return customers and direct client referrals. Get in touch


With hands-on local knowledge and insights into every aspect of organizing the travel experience, Art of Touring offers a unique service package to clients visiting Cologne and its surrounding areas. Whether you are a small business, large corporation, or VIP client – we offer customized solutions to suit all types of client needs and budgets for guided tours and destination management in Cologne.

Services we offer:



In addition to our core services, we draw on a vast network of freelancers, contractors, and partners for the development and management of the customized destination experiences we offer. Please note: The various image sliders on this website represent only a small excerpt of the multitude of destinations and events Art of Touring is able to execute. For an extended portfolio, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



Art of Touring is always looking to expand. Our success is based on talented and motivated people working together in a team environment to produce services that consistently and reliably exceed our clients’ expectations.


TOUR GUIDE • freelance or permanently employed


  • Fluent in English and German. Additional european language skills highly appreciated (especially Norwegian).
  • Being at least an undergraduate in Cultural Studies, History of Art, History or any of the humanities is a plus.
  • Ability and confidence to engage and entertain people about various topics such as history, art and every day life in Cologne.
  • Reliability, confidence, and well-groomed appearance, as well as a generally good attitude are a must.
  • Willing to work on weekends throughout the whole main season from April to October.


  • Various training units, events, workshops in the wider Cologne area in context of tour guide training (February to April).
  • Consistently and continued training and education modules and seminars.
  • Young and dynamic team, international work environment, high work load during the main season.
  • Attractive salary.
  • Optionally as a freelancer or permanently employed.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter including a picture of you via email to with the subject: “Career”. Bewerbungen können auch auf deutsch eingereicht werden.

Art of Touring · Burgmauer 68

D-50667 Köln

+49 (0) 221 17062791

+49 (0) 171 2930533


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