Wiesbaden and Mainz Small-Group Day Trip from Frankfurt

Summary

This full-day tour begins in Frankfurt with a 30-minute drive west to the sophisticated, historical spa town of Wiesbaden, the capital of the German state of Hessen. Stroll through the town’s streets, admiring the elegant villas and historical houses as well as the exclusive boutiques, galleries and cafés. There are 26 thermal springs here, making Wiesbaden the ultimate benchmark of any spa town. Many hotels have their own thermal spas, including the Kurhaus, the top spa house in the city. Kurhaus serves as the city’s convention center and social centerpiece and also houses the popular Wiesbaden Casino. After visiting the town, take Germany’s oldest water-powered Neroberg Mountain Railway to the top of Neroberg Mountain (of course) for a stellar view of Wiesbaden and the surrounding area. Stop for lunch (own expense) and visit the Russian Orthodox St. Elizabeth Church. Retreat back down the mountain and make the 20-minute drive across the Rhine River to the city of Mainz. Enjoy a walking tour of the city’s historical center and market square – past its churches, half-timbered houses, cobblestone alleyways and some of its most popular attractions. See the Gutenberg Museum, one of the oldest museums of printing in the world; St. Stephen’s Church, a Gothic hall collegiate church with the only stained glass windows by Russian-French artist Marc Chagall; and the 1,000-year-old Roman Catholic Mainz Cathedral. The tour concludes with a return trip to Frankfurt.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Combine a visit to the historical spa town of Wiesbaden with a tour of Mainz on a day trip from Frankfurt! With an expert local guide at your side, explore Wiesbaden’s center on a walking tour, and then ride up Neroberg Mountain aboard one of Germany’s oldest water-powered trains. Spend your afternoon exploring the Rhine town of Mainz by foot, admiring Baroque churches and the Romanesque St Martin’s Cathedral. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll see all the sights with personalized attention from a guide.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entry/Admission - Kurhaus

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

  • Entrance fee to St Elizabeth Church (approx. 1 euro)

  • Gratuities

  • Entry/Admission - Mainz Cathedral

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

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

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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