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Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Escape the bustle of Frankfurt on a half-day tour of beautiful, riverside Heidelberg. Make the short trip south by coach, then spend hours exploring the medieval town with your savvy guide. Listen to historic anecdotes as you wind through Old Town and visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle.
  • Half-day Heidelberg trip from Frankfurt
  • Explore the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, and see the world's largest wine barrel
  • Walk around Heidelberg's Old Town, and marvel at its pretty Renaissance architecture
  • See the Karl Theodor Bridge and the Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Castle Visit
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Wiesenhüttenpl. 38 , Wiesenhüttenpl. 38, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Departure is at 09:30 am for the Morning Tour at the bus stop in front of the Le Meridien Hotel, Wiesenhuetteplatz 38 in Frankfurt

This activity will end right where it started.
Add some small-town elegance to your Frankfurt vacation on a half-day tour of Heidelberg. Choose a morning or afternoon departure time, meet your friendly guide in central Frankfurt and board the coach for a drive into the Baden-Württemberg region. Soon arrive in beautiful Heidelberg, a mosaic of Renaissance buildings and red-hued rooftops set against a backdrop of green hills. 

Begin at Heidelberg Castle, strategically perched upon a hilltop overlooking the city, where you have time to tour the building’s impressive ruins. Explore the site’s architecturally diverse buildings and spaces, admire the sculpted portraits of famous German leaders, and check out centuries-old artifacts such as the Great Barrel that once stored up to 130,000 liters (about 34,342 gallons) of wine! Snap some panoramic photos of the lovely Neckar River before heading into town. Next, stroll along the cobbled streets of medieval Old Town, peeking into cloistered courtyards and viewing impressive landmarks like the Karl Theodor Bridge and the Church of the Holy Spirit.

After your tour, re-board your coach for the short ride back to Frankfurt. Return to the original departure point by afternoon or evening depending upon start time.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Wiesenhüttenplatz
Add some small-town elegance to your Frankfurt vacation with a tour of Heidelberg of almost 6 hours. Choose a morning or afternoon departure time, meet your friendly guide in central Frankfurt and board the coach for a 56-mile (90-km) drive. You'll soon arrive in beautiful Heidelberg, a mosaic of Renaissance buildings and red-hued rooftops set against a backdrop of green hills.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Schloss Heidelberg
Begin at Heidelberg Castle, strategically perched upon a hilltop overlooking the city , where you'll have time to tour the building's impressive ruins. Explore the site's diverse buildings and spaces, and check out centuries-old artifacts such as the Great Barrel that was build in 1591 and once stored up to 130,000 liters (about 34,342 gallons) of wine! Another attraction is the German Pharmacy Museum at Heidelberg Castle which shows pharmacies from the 17th till 19th century and stores about 1,000 pharmaceuticals and finally from the huge terrace at Heidelberg Castle you have a wonderful view over Heidelberg city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Altstadt (Old Town)
Next, stroll along the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town, viewing impressive landmarks like the Karl Theodor Bridge, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the House of the Knights with its precious Renaissance facade and small lanes with half-timbered houses.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Audioguide in several languages available inside Heidelberg Castle against a small fee
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking issues
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ETS-Frankfurt
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt.

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  • "A microphone is needed, particularly since there is autobahn road noise that enters the cabin." See review
  • "The half-day hours make this such a convenient sightseeing trip when you're limited on time." See review

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star-5
Beautiful sights on a...
KKirchman
, Sep 2021
Beautiful sights on a beautiful day! Tour guide Michael was a phenomenal guide who told us stories and answered questions the whole bus ride there and back and even took pictures so my husband and I didn’t have to rely on selfies. Definitely recommend this tour for anyone who likes a fun way to learn history and enjoy a day outside.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Scenic trip
malcolm_v
, Sep 2020
Only 2 of us turned up which the guide said was 2 more than he expected because of coronaThe tour was quite expensive.The guide was very informative and took us on the autoban to save time He paid for castle admission and gave us a guided tour.I had to ask him if we could walk around the panoramic vue.He then took us to the town centre where we had just over an hour free time.The weather was hot so we could have done with a bit longer.They could not give us a sandwuvh because of corona.He wanted to get back for another tour to the rhine which he asked us if we were interested but it was about the same price and i had a flight back home to catch anyway.
star-5
Great Tour with Peter!
Shanzay_H
, Sep 2020
We had a private tour with Peter and he was such a delight! We really enjoyed our personal tour to Heidelberg Castle and Old Town and thought it was well worth the trip. It was not as crowded as usual because of the season and covid restrictions, however we were all safe and enjoyed the trip.
star-5
Wonderful day!
Laura_Y
, Jul 2020
Had a wonderful day. Our tour guide, Andre was amazing! Such personal service. Would recommend this for all.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing day
Cindy_B
, Jul 2020
Andre was an awesome and very knowlegable guide. Would definitely recommend this tour. He went above and beyond expected service.
star-4
Lovely afternoon
Viviana_A
, Mar 2020
This was an afternoon short tour. I was able to see the castle and the beautiful old city but was not able to go into the church as I hoped. Time difference was still a factor perhaps I’ll consider a morning tour when I’ve adjusted to the time difference. I recommend this tour.
star-5
Castle History and view at night. Pharmacy Museum was interesting.
BrianT_D
, Feb 2020
Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable and explained much more than Heidelberg. We enjoyed the Castle history.
star-5
Beautiful scenery that's appealing for camera-happy tourists
Sheila_K
, Feb 2020
I had a lovely time: Although only two of us showed up that cold and misty morning, the tour still went on—making it feel like a private tour! The castle ruins in particular was my favorite part and make for pretty pictures if you're a shutterbug. The half-day hours make this such a convenient sightseeing trip when you're limited on time. (I was in Frankfurt for work and didn't have much free time.) I would recommend this for Frankfurt visitors who would like to get out of the city for a short jaunt, whether they're on a layover or have a rigid schedule.
star-4
Heidelberg Half-Day
vealmason02
, Jan 2020
We enjoyed our guide Mike's historical knowledge of Frankfurt as leaving the city and of historic Heidelberg. The pace of the tour was appropriate including the free time to explore the local area.
star-5
Nice Castles and Beautiful City
Andrew_Chakrit
, Nov 2019
We left Franfurt at 3 pm but still manged to see everything that was on the program. There was fantastic scenery and picturesque Castles and views of the city and river. We were lucky wiuth the weather and got lots of memorable photos.

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