Water activity

Heidelberg: Riverboat Tour to Neckarsteinach and Audio Guide

Activity provider: Weisse Flotte Heidelberg
Water activity

Heidelberg: Riverboat Tour to Neckarsteinach and Audio Guide

Activity provider: Weisse Flotte Heidelberg

From US$ 25.19 per person

Explore the magic of the gorgeous Neckar valley on this riverboat tour from Heidelberg to Neckarsteinach. Cruise by castles and pass along the banks of the lush Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park.

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Duration 3 hours
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German, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the excitement of sailing under an arch of the Old Heidelberg Bridge
  • Snap pictures of the four castles of Neckarsteinach to share on social media
  • Search for wildlife as you pass through the Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park
  • Unwind as you sail with the option to purchase drinks and scrumptious snacks
  • Cruise on a spacious riverboat with covered and comfortable free seating area
Full description

Discover the castles of the Neckar valley on this riverboat tour from Heidelberg to Neckarsteinach. Relax aboard a comfortable ship with a covered seating area where you can choose your seat. Have the option of choosing a one-way trip or a round-trip cruise.

Check in at the activity provider's office and board the spacious ship. Set off through the countryside. Pass under one of the arches of the 18th-century Old Heidelberg Bridge. Admire the ruins of the Renaissance Heidelberg Palace.

Set off through the winding waters through the verdant countryside. Capture pictures of the four castles of Neckarsteinach. Look for local wildlife like deer, boar, and birds as you sail through the verdant Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park.

Relax and purchase delicious food and refreshing drinks onboard as you sail along. With your round trip ticket, you can stay in Neckarsteinach to visit the castles or travel back to Heidelberg at any time.

  • Boat tour
  • Captain
  • Audio guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please meet at the Weisse Flotte Heidelberg ticket office where the staff will provide you with information on which boat and pier to go to.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Only the tours departing at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM are wheelchair accessible
  •  This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 205 reviews

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TIP: I think you can take the morning boat to the final stop where the boat turns around (the village with 4 castles) and then stay there for a few hours, then get back on the boat in the afternoon on its final voyage of the day to come back to . I wish I had know this bc I would have done it. I guess you just tell the crew?? Of course double check on this! The trip was nice but felt like we spent quite a lot of time going through the locks. I would say about 10 mins at least per lock. 3 up. 3 down. But it was nice don’t get me wrong and obviously that’s the only way to get up river. It was just hot with no breeze. Bring sunblock, hats, something to cover your arms. There’s only a small area of upper deck outside that’s covered and I nearly got thrown overboard by a gaggle of older women who rushed to claim the tables. Needless to say, I was in the sun the whole time. I could have gone downstairs. It was nice too. But I liked it up top and wanted the view.

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April 1, 2023

Disappointed that we were only on the actual river a little over an hour. Most of the time was spent on the coach getting there and back. The guide was great. The dinner was like cafeteria food. The sights were beautiful as was the town of Rudeshiem. Wish we would have had more time to explore.

April 1, 2023

Once we were on the boat, the ride was very nice. However, the actual dock is 1 kilometer from the meeting point, which is an important detail if you're traveling with kids, older folks, or really if you are walking. This is always the case, as there isn't very much parking available near the ticket counter or the docks. If it hadn't been for an observant captain of a different vessel, we would never have made it to our boat in time. The venue really needs to have this information up front, as well as a much earlier meet up time to allow for people to walk the kilometer to the actual loading dock.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 411040