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From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

1. From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhine Valley, with its vineyards and picturesque towns and villages. See the mighty medieval castles – the area has the highest density of such buildings in the world. Marvel at the stunningly beautiful "Lorelei-Felsen," or Siren's Rocks, and enjoy fantastic views over the valley from the Niederwald monument. In the summer you can ride on the Assmannshausen cable car down into the valley (optional), have lunch in a marvelous restaurant on the banks of the Rhine (included), and then take a wonderful Panorama boat trip to St. Goarshausen, past the famous Loreley. Try fine wines on location in a small tavern and or just lose yourself in the picturesque little town of Rüdesheim. Please note that the tour will only stop at Rüdesheim if time allows.  In winter time it may be possible that steamers do not operate in case of bad weather or water conditions. In this case, you will visit a castle instead. You'll travel back to Frankfurt by bus when the tour is finished and will be dropped off at the meeting point.

Frankfurt: Night Pub Crawl through Alt-Sachsenhausen

2. Frankfurt: Night Pub Crawl through Alt-Sachsenhausen

Discover Frankfurt on a group tour with a guaranteed fun factor. Visit 3 bars and 1 club on a pub crawl, enjoy free shots, and make new friends. After receiving your VIP wristband at the meeting point, head off toward Alt-Sachsenhausen to begin your pub crawl. Spend about an hour at each of the 3 bars and the final club. As you travel between bars, enjoy free shots all night, while stocks last. At each bar, make new friends and discover Frankurt's trendy party district.

Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

3. Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

Enjoy a bus trip to the Upper Middle Rhein Valley, one of the most famous cultural landscapes in Germany. Your tour guide will show you a beautiful part of the river valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the perfect panorama of steep vineyards, mighty medieval castles, and small, historical wine villages. A boat trip on one of the traditional Rhine steamer ships is also on the agenda. Your tour guide will tell you about the fascinating history of the valley through the centuries. During a wine tasting, learn more about the age-old tradition of wine growing, dating back to the ancient Romans. Don't expect an expert wine sampling, but rather a casual introduction to this tradition. The Rheingau is one of the best wine areas in Central Europe. A light dinner will then be served in a lovely restaurant right at the river promenade. And then it'll be time to return to Frankfurt, full of wonderful impressions of this scenic area.

Frankfurt: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

4. Frankfurt: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Join a guided food tour around Frankfurt and meet fellow food lovers. Enjoy a culinary experience exploring up to 3-4 food spots famous amongst the locals, and taste unique dishes. Meet your guide at the central square Willy-Brandt-Platz to begin your journey. Feeling hungry? No worries, we hope you have brought your appetite as you will be tasting lots of delicious dishes on this walking tour. Taste the best signature dishes from different countries in popular restaurants, cafes, and hidden tasting spots. Get to know multicultural food specialties and find out insider information from your guide about the concept of the different food spots that some locals don't even know. Share unique dishes, a diversity of savory dishes, sweet desserts, and drinks. Enjoy an unforgettable tasting adventure together with other foodies. 

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

5. From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

Two of southern Germany's most charming communities offer a look at the country's medieval charm. You'll see the romantic city of Heidelberg and the historic town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Your journey begins with a morning tour to Heidelberg. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world, and then take a walk in the city's medieval center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. Next, follow the Romantic Road into the uplands of Bavaria for a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. High above the Tauber River valley, the picturesque old lanes and the castle garden give you a look at the elegance of another era. See the wood-carved altar of St. Jakobs Church and marvel at half-timbered houses, the city gates, and the mighty Renaissance Town Hall. In the afternoon, take some leisure time to explore the town on your own. Look for the local delicacy called a "Schneeball," a fried dough ball with many different toppings before you meet your group for your journey back to Frankfurt.

Frankfurt: Private German Beer Tasting Tour in Old Town

6. Frankfurt: Private German Beer Tasting Tour in Old Town

Join a local beer expert on an exclusive beer tasting tour at the best beer halls, pubs, and breweries in Frankfurt’s Old Town. Find out what Reinheitsgebot is and how it impacts the craft beer scene in Germany. Immerse yourself in local culture and fall in love with authentic German beer. Meet your guide and head to your first amazing beer venue, favored by locals and giving a well-worn, authentic feel to your experience. Enjoy a fun and entertaining host, as you taste popular, regional, and craft beers from major breweries and independent brewpubs in Frankfurt. Enjoy 4 different types of beer, including 2 craft beers straight from the tap. Learn about the characteristics of each and discover interesting facts about the brewing traditions and the Reinheitsgebot purity law in Germany. If you want even more out of this tour, opt for the 3 and 4-hour tours, with even more time and more beer to explore. Perfect for celebrating birthdays, or bachelor parties, take the chance to customize your tour, since it's completely private. With the 3-hour option, come on an empty stomach and receive traditional German appetizers, including hot starters and snacks. For even more, go with the 4-hour option, and discover the Hessian culinary specialties, giving you a completely local experience of German beer culture.

From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

7. From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the "Romantic Road" to Rothenburg on der Tauber. Taste some regional wines during the journey, and see the main sights of the charming city of Rothenburg with your guide. Depart from in front of Frankfurt's main train station in the morning and travel through the Tauber Valley, the wine-growing region of Germany's oldest holiday route. Pass small villages such as Weikersheim and catch a glimpse of its magnificent Renaissance palace and its beautiful park. On the way from Frankfurt to Rothenburg make a stop to taste some regional wines including sparkling wine and dry white wine. Make a brief photo stop in the city of Würzburg and see the Prince Bishop's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which is considered one of Germany`s most romantic towns, and a medieval architectural jewel. See the main sights of the town with your guide, such as the town wall with its numerous towery and gates. Stroll around the Market Place with its magnificent Town Hall and many half-timbered houses. Admire the exterior of the Church of St. Jakob and the "Plönlein." You will also have time for lunch, reserved at a restaurant at your own expense. Pay a visit to The German Christmas Museum, which highlights festive traditions and history in Germany. Or, you may visit the Medieval Crime Museum with its historical collection of objects relating to medieval law. On the return journey to Frankfurt am Main, stop for a glass of Tauberschwarz red wine. Finally, be returned to central Frankfurt in the evening.

Frankfurt: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

8. Frankfurt: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

"Frankfurt is a modern city with a long history and traditions, and the same can be said for its wine scene. Find out why Frankfurt is a great destination for wine lovers, learn about wine production and taste original wines from the Rheinhessen wine region in Germany, which is a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Enjoy a variety of locally produced wines! The 2-hour option includes a private tasting of 4 German wines at 2 wine bars in Frankfurt. Your wine-loving Private Guide will take you on a journey through over 1,000 years of winemaking in this region, explaining what varieties of grapes are grown in local vineyards and what styles of wine are produced. The guide will select 4 different wines for you to try, including red and white, based on their recommendations and your individual preferences. You will learn how to assess wine qualities with all of your senses, comparing the unique flavors and aromas. You will also learn how to read German wine labels to understand what wine you are getting so you can go shopping for souvenirs afterwards. Choose the 3-hour to taste more wine and discover the highlights of Frankfurt on a walking tour of the Old Town. See St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the iconic Gothic-style Romer, the medieval market square, and more.You will visit 2 wine bars and enjoy a premium tasting of 5 different wines paired with traditional German appetizers, such as regional cheeses. "

Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

9. Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

Join a local food guide on an exclusive tour of Old Town and discover dishes, desserts, and beers that are made based on centuries-old recipes. Taste the essence of Frankfurt and see Romer, St Paul’s Church, Frankfurt Cathedral, and much more. During the 2.5-hour tour, your guide will introduce you to Heissan cuisine, which fuses North German and South German cuisine to create new original dishes dominated by a remarkably sour taste. Between sightseeing of St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the adorable Gothic-style Romer city hall, and other Old Town highlights, you'll visit a traditional restaurant and pastry shop for a fun and cultural tasting experience. Among some of the local meat delicacies, you'll find Frankfurt-style German sausages, such as Frankfurter Würstchen (short Frankfurter) and Frankfurter Rindswurst (pure beef sausage). Taste a local soup like a traditional Goulash, and the delicious eggs in the Frankfurt-style green sauce. For a dessert, you must try Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel) or the famous Frankfurter Kranz, which is considered a reminiscence of Frankfurt as the coronation city of the Holy Roman emperors. A cup of tea/coffee and 1 soda drink are also included in the price. Join the 3,5-hour tour to try more delicious dishes! This option includes a visit to 2 restaurants and 1 pastry shop, meaning that you'll feast on not one but two full meals and a dessert. On the extended menu, find Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings), Döppekuchen (fried potatoes), as well as 1 type of popular German beer. It'll be an unforgettable experience filled with lots of information about Frankfurt’s history, culture, and heritage. The 5-hour tour combines exploring Frankfurt's Old Town with an intimate food and beer tasting experience that'll make you feel as if you’re one of the locals. See sights such as Frankfurt Cathedral and the scenic Main Embankment featuring numerous museums. Your guide will invite you to 4 different venues (no pastry shop), where you'll find a variety of delicious German dishes and 8 different types of beer. Get an appreciation for the local craft beer scene that bypassed the German Beer Purity Law to create new, unique beer flavors.

Frankfurt: Exclusive Guided Spirit Tasting Experience

10. Frankfurt: Exclusive Guided Spirit Tasting Experience

Longtime lovers and new fans of gin or rum should not miss this chance to taste the very best of either while in Frankfurt. Get a sensory introduction to the world of spirits from an expert. Taste an exclusive selection of 6 gins or rums as well as 1 long drink with your desired spirit and matching botanicals. Head to a local restaurant in Frankfurt and meet your group and spirit expert. Prepare to be inspired as you delve into the exclusive world of gin or take a trip to the South Seas on a journey through the world of rum. During the tasting, immerse yourself in the history, aromas, and flavors of gin, or discover the first great rum distilleries of the 19th century. While learning more about the art of mixology, you will be able to create your own long drink with your favorite spirit. Your local spirit expert will also share exciting insider information about the global spread of gin and rum. Head home with a suite of insider tips unknown even to the most versed gin and rum connoisseurs.

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What people are saying about Frankfurt

Was glad to get Michael as our tour guide again. This time around we had a group of 5. We had a meal at a restaurant and since Im a vegan, I was happy that the restaurant was able to provide something for me. Michael then shared with us about the different types of wine. Since I do not drink, I decided to listen to what the wine had to offer. We then had a 2 hour boat ride which was very spectacular. We ended the trip with exploring the Christmas market at Rudeheim. It was totally a memorable trip thanks to Michael.

Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable about the area, he was funny and spoke English very well. He explained a lot about the towns along the way, the signs on the Rhein River, how far from where the river started in Switzerland. He explained about the wines and when grapes are harvested. The weather was quite cold and foggy so slightly difficult to see out of the frosted up windows on the boat ride.

Great event: Super personable, super tasty. With other people we visited four spots that you don't necessarily know even as a Frankfurter, where we had delicious food. The portions are decent, so that (unfortunately) not much fits in at the end. A little tip: Hold back at the first spot ;) We will definitely do it again! Great idea.

Great trip, very energetic guide. Despite all road challenges ( some piers were closed), the administration team could manage very well. Would recommend to any friend and family.

The driver cum tour guide is detailed and knowledgeable. He makes the trip even more enjoyable.