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Frankfurt: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

1. 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. 

Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

2. 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: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

3. 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: Private German Beer Tasting Tour in Old Town

4. 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.

Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

5. 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.

From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

6. 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.

Romantic Road Ticket Würzburg - Rothenburg o.d.T. with wine

7. Romantic Road Ticket Würzburg - Rothenburg o.d.T. with wine

Take a trip down an authentic German holiday route. Sample locally-made wines, and explore local landmarks in the company of a guide in historical costume. Begin your trip outside Würzburg main station. Board your air-conditioned coach, cross the River Main, and head for the vineyards of the Tauber Valley. Cruise past Bad Mergentheim and the wine town of Markelsheim as you enjoy your journey. Alight at Weikersheim to meet your guide in historical costume. Be led through a renaissance castle and park, designed in the style of Versailles. Encounter Röttingen, regarded as Germany's first European city, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, claimed to be the most romantic city in Germany. Taste 3 different wines from the Markelsheim winegrowers' cooperative. Start with a welcome glass of Secco on the journey out, then enjoy a Müller Thurgau or Silvaner white as you drive along the vineyards in the Tauber Valley, and a glass of red on your way home.

Frankfurt: Unique E-Bikes Tours

8. Frankfurt: Unique E-Bikes Tours

Explore Frankfurt your way with a variety of tours, and experience the city in a new light from aboard your unique e-bike. The choice is entirely yours! Frankfurt City Tour If you visit the home of Goethe, you cannot miss a guided tour of the city by bike. Enjoy a beautiful ride around the city and cycle alongside a local through "Mainhattan", and find out how the city earned this nickname. See the most spectacular sights and learn everything worth knowing about the history and culture of Frankfurt first-hand! Travel through the artist quarter and be impressed by the combination of modern architecture and historic buildings. Of course, there will be plenty of time for photos! The Green Belt Cycling Road The Frankfurt green belt lies in the heart of the Rhein Main regional park. The approximately 64-kilometer bike trail surrounds Frankfurt and along the way, you will discover the whole diversity of the green belt from almost untouched nature to intensively used industrial areas. The path leads you along the Nidda, through the herb gardens in Oberrad and the adjoining city forest. The green belt nestles around the built-up core of Frankfurt and acts as a "green lung" for the city.  Cider and Orchard Tour The landscape between Main and Taunus has been shaped by orchards for centuries. These are the basis for the Hessian national drink - cider. Cycle through natural orchards, pastoral gardens and nature trails as well as wine presses and restaurants. Discover interesting craft shops, natural monuments and much more. To ensure that the tour is not too dry, stop in a traditional cider pub. 

Idstein: Ultimate Gin Tasting Experience

9. Idstein: Ultimate Gin Tasting Experience

Tickle your tastebuds with the ultimate gin tasting in Idstein. Pay tribute to the spirit's inventor, Dr. Sylvius, and learn all about how it was discovered. Accompanied by a true gin expert, try 6 high-quality gins, paired with appetizers, bread, and mineral water to keep you ready for more. Meet your guide at the Ziegelhutte Inn and get ready to taste some of the finest gins of Germany and other countries around the world. Discover the inventor of gin, the alchemist, Dr. Franciscus Sylvius, and how he was originally trying to invent a new type of medicine. Tastings vary, depending on the night, but many possible branded Gins are offered, including Hendrick's, The Duke Munich Dry, Mombasa Club London, Ungava Canadian, Saffron, King of Soho, Black Tomato, and many more. Snack on bread and appetizers to ensure you can always ask for another sip and learn the intricacies of tasting this fabulous spirit, from a true enthusiast.

Idstein: Ultimate Rum Tasting Experience

10. Idstein: Ultimate Rum Tasting Experience

Embark on the ultimate taste experience of pure rum with a spirits expert. Get an introduction to the history of rum and learn the basics of rum production. Follow your guide through the evening who'll share stories about your favorite drink. In between, enjoy appetizers and bread to neutralize. Many great rums can easily compete with cognacs, whiskies, and other noble spirits. Light rums are commonly used for cocktails, while "golden" and "dark" rums are mostly drunk pure. The tasting program varies from date to date, possible samples would be: Bacardi 8 AnosBayou SelectDon PapaEl DoradoAngostura 1919Botucal Reserva Ecxlusiva Ron de Jeremy Single Batch XXXO Rum El Ron Prohibido Reserva J. Bally Rhum Vieux Agricole Habitation Velier Forsyths WP 502 Ron Millonario Atlantico Gran Reserva Private Cask Rum and Cane Merchants Asia Pacific XO

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4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city of Frankfurt and the food. It was a very pleasant experience, the food very tasty, and the pace non stressful. I did the tour with 2 stops for food. It was a lot to eat in a short period of time, basically 2 full meals in 3 hours. Also the price was a bit excessive even with the food and the time spent with my guide. My excellent review rating is for the quality of the food and tour experience.

Such a great experience. The tour guide taught us so much about the history of the romantic road, which leads us to rothenburg and it goes further. On the way to rothenburg, we made multiple stops along the romantic road at such beautiful villages. Then rothenburg was so so beautiful. Overall 10/10 would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a day trip from Frankfurt.

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.

A great afternoon, with a personable guide, Maria, who took us to 4 locations that we had previously overlooked (for whatever reason) - but will happily return

Peter was wonderful, informational and entertaining. He knows wine, and the region very well. Great tour.