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From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

From US$ 280.29 per person

Visit the delighted city of Heidelberg, known as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Then explore the best-preserved medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Enjoy a walk through Heidelberg's romantic old town
  • Visit the vast ruins of the famous Heidelberg Castle
  • Learn about the medieval heritage of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Explore Rothenburg's winding cobbled streets
  • See the historic St. Jakobs Church
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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 enjoy lunch and 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.
  • Guided tour to Heidelberg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Admission to Heidelberg Castle
  • Admission to the church or museum in Rothenburg
  • Boxed lunch
  • Round-trip transportation to and from Frankfurt
  • Live tour commentary in English and German
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Departure is at the bus stop in front of the Le Meridien Hotel, Wiesenhuettenplatz 38 in Frankfurt. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • A minimum of 4 people are required for this activity to take place
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. If you have limited mobility, this tour may not be suitable for you.
    • Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour start time
    • This activity operates in most weather conditions
    • Wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes
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    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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

    November 4, 2021

    Great tour with an even better tour guide. Saw some awesome places and learned a ton while doing it. Definitely recommend.

    December 22, 2019

    Very good.

    October 20, 2019

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