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Heidelberg: Riverboat Tour to Neckarsteinach and Audio Guide

1. Heidelberg: Riverboat Tour to Neckarsteinach and Audio Guide

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.

Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

2. Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

Explore the picturesque and green city of Freiburg during a wonderful walking tour through the old town. See the famous Freiburger Bächle, the small waterways along the streets and alleys, and the contorted alleys called Gässle, as well as many of the colorful Rheinkiesel-mosaics, which give the city its distinctive atmosphere. Head to Minster Square with its beautiful community centers and secular buildings and see the traditional farmers' market (in the morning) as well as many cafés and pubs called Beizen. Start your tour at the town hall square, where your guide will be waiting for you. From the beginning, you will see this square boasts numerous historic buildings. From there, continue across the Kaiser-Joseph-Street, the former grand boulevard of medieval Freiburg, and head towards the Freiburg Minster, the cultural center of the historical old town and an exceptional example of medieval Gothic. Before going inside the minster, discover the bizarrely shaped gargoyles, the delicate steeple, and the colorful farmers' market on Minster Square. After admiring the minster's interior, visit some of the historic sights around the impressive cathedral. See the historic department store, the Alte Wache, the Haus zum schönen Eck and many more. Continue along the Konviktstraßen, one of the most beautiful alleys in Freiburg, until you get to the Handwerkerviertel.

Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

3. Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

See Heidelberg from a different point of view and cruise the Neckar River. Sit back and relax as you glide along the water, underneath the Old Bridge with a unique view of the Heidelberg Castle. Opt to purchase a drink or snack and capture the best highlights in a short period of time. Head toward the Old Bridge and capture first views of the Heidelberg Castle. Admire the partially rebuilt structure, nestled within a hill and looking over the old city. Afterward, the ship will steer alongside the Neuenheimer riverbank, with its majestic villas and the famous Philosophenweg. Experience the ship turnaround at the Wielblinger Wehrsteg, and drive upstream along the historic town hall back to the pier. If you get peckish, snacks and drinks are available for purchase as you see the major highlights in one sweet trip.

Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

4. Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

Admire the city of Stuttgart and its gorgeous surrounding valley from a unique perspective, with a voyage down the Neckar River. The 2-hour round trip will take you from Wilhelma Port to the Max-Eyth-See, which is known for its rich biodiversity and excellent birdwatching opportunities, and back again. On board the Electra, a fully electric-powered ship, you'll also find a tasty menu of locally-sourced food and drink to savor as you make your way.

Constance: 1.5-Hour Night Watchman City Tour

5. Constance: 1.5-Hour Night Watchman City Tour

Discover Constance through the eyes of a night watchman of the 14th-century. Join them on their walk through the Niederburg, the oldest part of Constance, to protect and watch the citizens at night. Follow the watchman and become a witness of the important tasks and responsibilities of a night watchman. Hear tales you have never heard before. The night watchman's amusing anecdotes and exciting stories show you what life at night was really like centuries ago.

Heidelberg: Guided City Walking Tour at Night

6. Heidelberg: Guided City Walking Tour at Night

Discover the history and mysteries of Heidelberg with a local guide on this night tour. Walk through the city as you admire its architecture and scenic views and listen to stories from the past. Upon meeting the night guard who will serve as your guide, start strolling along the alleys and streets of Heidelberg. Listen as your guide tells the story of the great fire disaster in 1693, the difficult reconstruction of the city, and the changing rulers. Visit the Old Bridge, hear scary stories from the “Hokemann,” and enjoy the evening view of the illuminated Heidelberg castle and the Heiligenberg. The night guard will also tell you about the students and their connections and the student detention center. In this night tour, you will get to know the city of Heidelberg in the company of a historical personality.

Stuttgart: River Cruise starting at Wilhelma

7. Stuttgart: River Cruise starting at Wilhelma

Admire Stuttgart from a unique perspective as well as the city’s beautiful surrounding nature aboard a river cruise sailing down the Neckar. Start from Wilhelma and head up to Marbach or begin in Marbach and disembark at Wilhelma. You can decide which tour you would like to join.  Onboard the MS Wilhelma, purchase different culinary treats from the regional food and drink menu. Enjoy local wine and meadowy landscapes from the Schiller town of Marbach, or from Stuttgart's Wilhelma. The journey takes 3 hours one way, or 6 hours roundtrip.

Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

8. Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

Travel to Northern Switzerland and the Black Forest on this day trip in a climate-controlled bus from Zurich. Have some free time to explore the charming town of Titisee and capture pictures the most powerful waterfall in Europe at Rhine Falls.  Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board spacious coach and relax while taking in views of the sparkling waters of Lake Schluchsee on the way to the town of Titisee. Listen to a short introduction on how the locals get the popular cuckoo clocks to sing at the Drubba watch showroom. Spend some time exploring the town at your own pace where you can purchase a boat ride on the lake or buy a delicious slice of Black Forest cake which is made with cherry brandy. Hop back aboard the bus for a drive through impressive spruce forests and the town of Lenzkirch. Arrive at the Rhine Falls to admire this stunning waterfall that is 150-meters wide. Have some free time where you can purchase a boat cruise before returning to the Zurich HB train station.

Heidelberg: Sightseeing Bus and Castle Tour

9. Heidelberg: Sightseeing Bus and Castle Tour

First enjoy a comfortable bus tour with a certified guide, where you will learn more about the history of the city. Enjoy an unobstructed view of the spectacular Heidelberg Castle. Then, visit the grounds of Heidelberg Palace and admire its beauty up close. See the elegant inner courtyard and the famous Great Heidelberg Tun (wine barrel.) After exploring the castle, ride the funicular railway back to the Old Town.

Heidelberg Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

10. Heidelberg Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Make the most out of your visit to Heidelberg with this interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Complete location-based riddles as you walk through the greenery of Bismarckplatz Park and the charming cobbled streets of Heidelberger Altstadt (old town). After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (instructions received via email after booking), you'll follow a route that leads you to 10 of the most important sights in the city. As you explore, use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Feel the thrill of solving each riddle as you work to finish the game. Choose to start or pause the tour whenever you want and explore the city at your own personal pace. Along the way, learn history and facts about Heidelberg to get a local perspective of this picturesque city. The tour route includes Bismarckplatz Park, the House of the Giant, the Kurpfälzisches Museum, Universitätsplatz, Jesuitenkirche, Marktplatz, Brückenaffe, the Old Bridge, Kornmarkt, and Karlsplatz, where the tour ends.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

We had a great time and didn't regret booking the cruise. The greeting at ticket control was very warm. Luckily there was no live music, as described in another review. You could sit inside and outside and the gastronomic service was very nice and above all fast. On the way something was said about the sights and the places. It wasn't too long either, and only occasionally. In Neckarsteinach we then visited the castles and went out to eat and then later relaxed by boat back to HD. It was like vacation! Again any time :-)

I was a little concerned when I read previous reviews that I might have a hard time navigating my way to dock. My fears were abated by excellent directions that came with the activity reminder. The boat, the crew, the service, food snd guests were top-notch. I had an excellent roundtrip and would definitely recommend as a fun memory whether or go solo for relaxation, as a couple’s date or in a group for a party.

Was a very nice experience. The boat is very quiet which makes the trip really relaxing. Prices for drinks and food are perfectly fine. The "highlight" was that you have to go through the lock on the outward and return journey.

The guide was knowledgeable and happy to give his knowledge. The ride there was nice. He gave the history of the various areas we drove through.

Very friendly and attentive staff!! Thanks very much!