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Frankfurt: Day Trip to Eltz Castle

1. Frankfurt: Day Trip to Eltz Castle

Visit the perfectly-preserved and beautifully-located castle, which has been inhabited by the same family since its construction. Admire the unparalleled architecture and the original furnishing dating back over 8 centuries. Tour rooms and halls that contain hundreds of years' worth of cultural history. Admire the festive knight's hall, the medieval kitchen, exquisite furniture, wall hangings and paintings as well as fascinating weaponry and armor. The treasury in the cellar vaults houses a precious art collection with over 500 exceptional pieces. Stop in a restaurant right on the banks of the river in the enchanting Rhine Valley on the way back and enjoy a delicious dinner before returning to Frankfurt.

Heidelberg and Rhine Combination Tour from Frankfurt

2. Heidelberg and Rhine Combination Tour from Frankfurt

Explore romantic Heidelberg and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on a delightful combination of a city tour and river cruise. Admire some of Germany's most charming sights, from the medieval castles in one of the country's most beautiful cities to a ride on a classic steamer. Your day starts with a ride south from Frankfurt to the picturesque city on the river Neckar. 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 town 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, the tour takes you into the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its remarkable scenery and medieval structures. Admire the mighty castles, villages, and charming little vineyards, and then board a Rhine steamer for a voyage downriver from Kaub to the town of Assmannshausen. Once you're back ashore, stop to sample the local wine in a local tavern and enjoy a delicious dinner in a restaurant by the riverbank before the time comes for your return to Frankfurt.

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4.6 / 5

based on 31 reviews

We had a wonderful tour guide, Willi, who showed us all the history of Heidelberg Castle and the town. He was very knowledgeable and we didn't miss a thing. Willi also had a great sense of humor! The Rhine River Tour was good until the sun set and then it was harder to see the castles along the river but it was mid-October and the sun set earlier. But, overall a great tour!

Mr Tony and especially Marcella were fantastic.

It was a wonderful day. Our guide moved seemlessly between languages. She was considerate and knowledgeable. The driver was steady and professional. The scenery speaks for itself. I'd go again.

Tour was excellent. Guide was really interesting. There were a number of last minute cancellations but they honoured the trip and took me out solo and even, which was surprising and kind.

I highly recommend this tour. Worth every cent!

Our tour guide George went out of his way to make) this a memorable experience. He kept surprising us with hidden treasures. Be sure to do this tour. You won’t regret it

Very, very interesting castle. The Eltz Castle is a medieval castle with original furniture inside.