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Heidelberg & Frankfurt City Day Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Visit Frankfurt and Heidelberg – voted 2 of the top 10 destinations in Germany by travelers on TripAdvisor
  • Tour Heidelberg′s star attraction – the famously romantic castle ruins
  • See the biggest wine barrel in the world!
  • See all the highlights of Frankfurt – old and new
  • Expert local guide to go with you
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approximately 9 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0930h (09:30am)
    Duration: Approximately 9 hours

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Wiesenhüttenstr. 39, 60329 Frankfurt (close to Central Station/opposite Hotel Savoy)
    Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier.
    Hotel pick up/drop off service is available for Frankfurt Hotels (payable direct at approx euro 5.00 per person each way). To request pick-up/drop-off, call the tour operator office on the number given on your confirmation voucher prior to the tour date.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    A day-tour visiting two very different but equally fascinating German cities. Not only do you get to see the romantic old town of Heidelberg but you also fit in an exciting tour of dynamic Frankfurt.

    Spend the morning in lovely red-roofed Heidelberg with its great Castle and beautiful architecture. Learn the turbulent history of this resilient town which rose bravely from the ravages of war to become one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

    See the splendid Old Bridge, the magnificent Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings and the world’s largest wine barrel, which holds 220,000 liters (58,124 gallons), and has a dance floor on top.

    Then return to Frankfurt for a panoramic city tour in an open-top bus. View the lovely buildings of the old city, including St Paul's Church, Frankfurt Cathedral and the medieval Römer, the former city hall.

    Visit Old Sachsenhausen, with its cafés, bars and restaurants, and see the towering skyscrapers of the ultra-modern European banking district.

    Frankfurt is a city of contrasts, this fascinating tour reveals all its different aspects.

    Itinerary

    To join the Heidelberg & Frankfurt City Day Tour you should make your way to the tour office at Wiesenhüttenstr. 39, 60329 Frankfurt. (Hotel pick up service is available for Frankfurt Hotels - payable direct at approx euro 5.00 per person.) On this combo tour you spend about 5 ½ hours exploring Heidelberg and then enjoy two hours sightseeing in Frankfurt.

    The day starts with a visit to the town of Heidelberg, which lies on the River Neckar some 80 km (48 miles) south of Frankfurt.

    You’ll visit Heidelberg’s star attraction – the magnificent Schloss (Castle). Perched 300 feet above the town, the Castle is a mix of styles from Gothic to Renaissance and consists of several buildings around an inner courtyard.

    You’ll also see the amazing Heidelberg Tun – the world’s largest wine barrel – constructed in 1751 by Prince Elector Karl Theodor. It stands 7 meters high, is 8 ½ meters wide, holds 220,000 liters (58,124 gallons) of wine, and has a dance floor on top.

    Your guide will lead you around the medieval town center to view more examples of Gothic and Renaissance architecture such as the old Bridge, Church of the Holy Spirit, the Karl’s Gate, House of the Knights and Heidelberg University.

    A small snack is included in your tour price and you can enjoy this at a suitable point during the excursion.

    On returning to Frankfurt you will travel by open-top bus to see the highlights of the old and new parts of town. Now an important European banking center, Frankfurt is the former coronation city of the German emperors.

    Close to the medieval Römer (the old City Hall) leave the bus for a stroll around the old part of the city, accompanied by your guide. Built in the 15th century, the Römer is Frankfurt's most important historic building, taking its name from the Roman settlements that once stood there.

    You will see the neo-Gothic Frankfurt Cathedral, reconstructed after a fire in 1867, and St. Paul’s Church, which began life in 1789 as a Protestant church and later became the seat of the Frankfurt Parliament..

    Hopping back on the bus, continue to Old Sachsenhausen, where you have a stop to explore this vibrant district, famous for its cider houses, bars and restaurants.

    Back on board, you’ll head for Frankfurt's modern European banking center with its glossy skyscrapers. On the way you'll pass Goethe House, the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, the 18th-century poet, and the International Exhibition Grounds. Other famous landmarks you see before the end of the tour include the baroque Old Hauptwache building, the Zeil shopping center, the old city walls, and one of Europe’s largest rail stations.

    Your tour ends back at the starting point at Wiesenhüttenstr. 39. Hotel drop-off can be arranged for an extra charge (approx euro 5.00 per person).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Heidelberg tour in an air-conditioned van or coach
    • Frankfurt City Tour in open-top bus
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance fee
    • Lunchbox

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (can be arranged at approx. euro 5.00 per person each way)
    • Audio commentary in languages other than English (cost euro 5.00 per person)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to staff upon boarding.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.In accordance with German law, a seat is provided for children of all ages.
  • Reviews
    • Both of us enjoyed the tour

      We really like the tour and the guide was excellent with a lot of information about Heidelberg...

      Stephen To Wai Li