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From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

1. From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhine Valley, with its vineyards and picturesque towns and villages. See the mighty medieval castles – the area has the highest density of such buildings in the world. Marvel at the stunningly beautiful "Lorelei-Felsen," or Siren's Rocks, and enjoy fantastic views over the valley from the Niederwald monument. In the summer you can ride on the Assmannshausen cable car down into the valley (optional), have lunch in a marvelous restaurant on the banks of the Rhine (included), and then take a wonderful Panorama boat trip to St. Goarshausen, past the famous Loreley. Try fine wines on location in a small tavern and or just lose yourself in the picturesque little town of Rüdesheim. Please note that the tour will only stop at Rüdesheim if time allows. In winter time it may be possible that steamers do not operate in case of bad weather or water conditions. In this case, you will visit a castle instead. You'll travel back to Frankfurt by bus when the tour is finished and will be dropped off at the meeting point.

Frankfurt Card: Experience Frankfurt at the Best Price

2. Frankfurt Card: Experience Frankfurt at the Best Price

Art and Culture Museums 50% Archaeological MuseumFrankfurt Bible Experience MuseumAnne Frank Educational CentreMuseum of Comical ArtGerman Romanticism MuseumGerman Film Institut & MuseumCathedral Museum FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt MuseumExperiMINTA ScienceCenter FrankfurtRheinMainPhotography Forum FrankfurtFrankfurt Goethe-HouseFrankfurt Art AssociationHistorical Museum FrankfurtIcon Museum of the City of FrankfurtJewish MuseumChildren's Museum/Young MuseumFrankfurt Museum of Modern ArtMuseum of Applied ArtsMuseum of CommunicationMUSEUM GIERSCHMuseum JudengasseFrankfurt Porcelaine MuseumSenckenberg Museum of Natural HistoryStruwwelpeter MuseumMuseum of World Cultures Discount – reduced price on the spot (discount up to €2 possible)Liebighaus SkulpturensammlungSCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURTStädel Museum Stages: Alte Oper (discount only on proprietary events) – 15 %Oper Frankfurt (excluding premiers) – 15 %Papageno Musiktheater am Palmengarten (discount on evening performance, excluding special events and New Year's Eve) – 20 %Schauspiel Frankfurt – 15 % discount on singletickets. Discounts apply to regular tickets, not special events at Schauspiel Frankfurt. The discount can be redeemed at the box office.The English Theater – 25 % discount on single tickets Sightseeing: Daily walking tour Tourismus + Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main – 20 %Airport Tour “Starter Tour” (for full-paying guests) – 20 % with coupon code "jH2U6CiS"Blue Bus (ETS GmbH + Co KG) – City Tour Frankfurt – 20 %Red Bus (Frankfurt Sightseeing GmbH) – Skyline Tour - 20 %Frankfurter Personenschifffahrt Primus Linie (Skyline Tour) – 20 %Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschifffahrt GmbH (Panoramafahrten) – 20 %Segway Tour (discount for the 3-hour Tour) – 20 %TimeRide – 20 % discount on adult faresTerranova & FrankfurtBikeTour – 20% on rental bikes (normal bikes and e-bikes) Shopping: Cider shop ‚Apfelweinkontor‘ – 10% on the assortmentGallery ‚Brücke 54‘ – 20% on all purchasesHessen Shop at Kleinmarkthalle - 10% (books excluded)KULTUROTHEK ‚Frankfurtladen‘ - 10% on the assortment or selected itemsTourist Information Römer and Hauptbahnhof - 20 % on selected souvenirsWertheim Village / The Bicester Village Shopping Collection - 10% off all participating brands (Please check in at the Infopoint first.)MyZeil: KULT - 10 % discountSkyline Plaza: 10% discount at all participating stores, upon presentation at the customer information desk on the ground floor in the Skyline Plaza Attractions: MAIN TOWER – 20 %Palmengarten Frankfurt (Botanical Garden) - 50 %Schwarzlichthelden Minigolf/Black-Light Mini-Golf (Reduction on the regular entrance fee (2 for 1) Redeemable daily until 6 p.m. – 50 %Zoo Frankfurt - Day ticket at the current group price (savings up to 16%)Fraport visitor center - 20 % price reduction on adult tickets with coupon code "jH2U6CiS" Gastronomy: FLOWDELI at the Jewish Museum - 10% Discount on food and drinks (between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.)Cider gallery - 20% off the purchase (own bottling)Skyline Plaza: 10% discount at all participating restaurants, upon presentation at the customer information desk on the ground floor in the Skyline PlazaHäagen-Dasz Shop Frankfurt (on all ice cream products) - 20 %Häagen-Dazs Shops Frankfurt:Große Bockenheimer Strasse 46Mannheimer Strasse 2-4 (im Hauptbahnhof)Liebfrauenberg 39

Frankfurt: Downtown Bar Tour with Cocktail Tastings

3. Frankfurt: Downtown Bar Tour with Cocktail Tastings

Dive into local drinking culture in Frankfurt on a tour to trendy bars. Hear stories and get tips about going out in Frankfurt from your local guide. Discover an extraordinary hand-crafted cocktail at each bar on the route. Share a Plate Club card and receive small surprises at the bars. Meet your expert guide in front of the Euro sculpture at Willy-Brandt-Platz, one of the most popular landmarks in Frankfurt's financial district. Follow your guide on a journey through Frankfurt's nightlife and get secret tips to help you party like a local. Stop at three local hotspots to soak up the hip atmosphere and get your buzz on as you try unique alcoholic cocktails. Finish your tour where it began in Willy-Brandt-Platz.

Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

4. Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

Discover the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with scenery and historic buildings. Get to know the countryside with a cruise along the iconic river, wine tasting at a charming tavern, and a delightful dinner by the riverbank. After you set out from the heart of Frankfurt, board a boat and ride along the Rhine River. Admire the villages, charming little vineyards, and mighty medieval castles that define the German countryside. Your steamer takes you along the shores of Kaub. Then, step ashore in the winemaking town of Ruedesheim and visit a little tavern to try some local wine.  Complete your experience in the village of Assmannshausenn with a delicious dinner at a cozy restaurant by the riverbanks. Then, ride back to Frankfurt as your tour comes to an end. 

From Würzburg: Romantic Road and Rothenburg Wine Trip

5. From Würzburg: Romantic Road and Rothenburg Wine Trip

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: Day Trip to Eltz Castle

6. 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.

Frankfurt: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

7. 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 5 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. 

From Rüdesheim: 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise with Wine Tasting

8. From Rüdesheim: 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise with Wine Tasting

Embark on a journey with famous names of history onboard a Rhine ship and enjoy a cruise along one of Europe’s oldest trade routes, passing by former toll castles and robber baron nests. Victor Hugo, Goethe, and Heinrich Heine are onboard with you in spirit as your guides to the most beautiful places, through which the Middle Rhine Valley becomes the source of the Rhine Romanticism. This section of the Rhine is home to more castles than anywhere else. Admire Rheinstein Castle, Reichenstein Castle (Trechtingshausen), the ruins of Ehrenfels Castle, and the fabled Mouse Tower of Binger Loch. See the Nahe river flow into the Rhine and marvel at Klopp Castle before continuing on to the Niederwald Monument with the Germania and the Niederwald Temple in Osteinpark. Explore the village of Assmannhausen, which is known for its red wine, as well as the flourishing town of Bingen and the world-famous Rüdesheim. Along the way, taste four wines under the expert guidance of a Rüdesheim winemaker, enjoy fresh pretzels, and take a souvenir glass home with you.

Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

9. Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road, Germany's oldest and most loved holiday route. Travel through Würzburg into the Tauber Valley to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the epitome of German romanticism. Depart Frankfurt in the morning, start the drive through the Spessart to Würzburg. Passing the university town, the Tauber Valley will be reached. Bad Mergentheim and Markelsheim are located where three major wine-growing regions come together. Drive to the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official starting point of the Romantic Road. Crossing the River Main, enjoy views of the Marienberg Fortress and the Käppele, the Chapel of Grace. Visit the city of Weikersheim next, where the Renaissance castle and the Baroque garden can be visited. See the historic market square, then pass Röttingen, Germany’s first European town, and Creglingen. Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be reached at lunch time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must when traveling in Europe. Famous sights are the medieval town wall, the historical marketplace, the town hall, the Gothic Parish Church of St. Jakob, and the Plönlein, an area featuring a colorful timber-frame house. The tour ends round-trip back in Frankfurt.

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

10. From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

Two of southern Germany's most charming communities offer a look at the country's medieval charm. You'll see the romantic city of Heidelberg and the historic town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Your journey begins with a morning tour to Heidelberg. 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 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, follow the Romantic Road into the uplands of Bavaria for a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. High above the Tauber River valley, the picturesque old lanes and the castle garden give you a look at the elegance of another era. See the wood-carved altar of St. Jakobs Church and marvel at half-timbered houses, the city gates, and the mighty Renaissance Town Hall. In the afternoon, take some leisure time to explore the town on your own. Look for the local delicacy called a "Schneeball," a fried dough ball with many different toppings before you meet your group for your journey back to Frankfurt.

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What people are saying about Hessen

Wonderful trip down the beautiful Rhine with a very informative, humorous, professional tour guide who truly enjoys his job. This excision is a must, via this company, for anyone visiting Frankfurt. Wished the trip would go on forever!! Would highly recommend to everyone. The Greenwoods

Great trip. Really enjoyed the chair lift and the boat ride. The guides were informative and funny. Even the crazy restaurant was entertaining, if not the best food.

An excellent purchase if it was just used for use on the public transport network but add in the discounts available and it becomes a must buy!

I highly recommend getting this if you are planning to visit Frankfurt!! Well worth it!!

Yes it was such a lovely trip and worth all the money.