Heidelberg and Rothenburg Day Trip from Frankfurt

Summary

Our journey begins with a delighted morning tour to romantic Heidelberg. Known as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar and it is an everlasting favorite among international tourists. Explore of the world-famous castle (partially in ruins) with its impressing Gothic and Renaissance buildings. We show you the large courtyard, the mighty terrace and one of the largest wine barrels in the world, the “Heidelberg Tun”. Take a walk in the medieval town center and marvel at the Old Bridge, Karlstor, the Church of the Holy Spirit, House of the Knights with its precious Renaissance facade and small lanes with half-timbered houses. The city hosts the oldest university of Germany. We continue our journey to the best-preserved medieval town in Germany—Rothenburg—high above the Tauber River Valley on the Romantic Road. Take a walk through the picturesque old lanes and the castle gardens: See St. Jacobs Church with the wood carved altar by Tilman Riemenschneider. Marvel at half-timbered houses, city gates, and the mighty Renaissance Town Hall. In your leisure time visit the fascinating Medieval Crime Museum, Doll and Toy Museum, German Christmas Museum and many more. Rothenburg also offers great souvenir-shopping opportunities: Buy carvings, wine glasses, Christmas tree ornaments and all kind of traditional handicraft. At many lovely restaurants you can enjoy a traditional German meal, but don’t forget to try a “Schneeball” (snowball) a local fried dough ball with many different toppings.

Tour info

Duration
9 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Explore the medieval cities of Heidelberg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber on a day trip from Frankfurt! Traveling with an expert guide, you’ll learn about the history and culture of both cities during a mix of walking tours and free time. Walk through the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, see charming half-timbered houses and well-preserved city walls in Rothenburg, and then visit St Jacob’s Church, a 500-year-old place of worship.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entry/Admission - Schloss Heidelberg

  • Entry/Admission - St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 9h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

2G+ RULE: Please take note all passengers to attempt this tour must hold the following documentation: - Proof of full vaccination or - Proof of recovery from COVID-19 and Proof of a negativ COVID-19 Test result (not older than 24 hours) rom a test center (no self tests) New regulation as of DEC. 03

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Booked through their website. It was so awesome. George was our driver and showed us around. He was absolutely great and very informative. We felt like we learned so much about this beautiful place Frankfurt. We were on time for everything and he showed us some beautiful spots.

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