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Our most recommended Baden-Württemberg Cruises & Boat Tours

Heidelberg: 50-minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Neckar River

1. 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.

Heidelberg: Riverboat Tour to Neckarsteinach and Audio Guide

2. 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

3. 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.

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: Guided City Tour

5. Constance: Guided City Tour

Meet your guide at the tourist information center in the train station for a guided tour of the Constance city center highlights. Learn more about the Council of Constance, the only papal election north of the Alps. Journey back in time and discover the unique history of Constance and its inhabitants over the centuries. Admire the stunning frescoes and paintings on medieval houses throughout the old town and town hall. The tour ends at the buzzing market square where you can experience the lively city center.

Immenstaad: Lake Constance Guided Waterbike Tour

6. Immenstaad: Lake Constance Guided Waterbike Tour

This beginner discovery tour starts in Immenstaad, at the mini-golf course on the lake. Cycle on the water to the ship landing site and see the Vogel Islands on the horizon, which marks the border between Baden and Württemberg. Relax and enjoy the company of your guide and group. Meet your guide and group on the lake. Experience a new kind of guided tour on a waterbike and enjoy the beauty of the region on the water from a new perspective. Though the waterbikes require some sporty movement, the tour operates at a leisurely pace and promises to be totally relaxing. Cycle toward the Vogel Islands and the border between Baden and Wurttemberg but stay in Baden all the while. Cruise in the direction of Hagnau and marvel at views of its beautiful Kirchberg Castle and Kirchberg Marina. The waterbike becomes a floating pleasure platform on Lake Constance. Stops for sightseeing, relaxing, and refreshing are always possible. Of course, stopping to swim at beautiful spots also won't be a problem, except at high tide.

Constance: 1.5-Hour Night Watchman City Tour

7. 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.

Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

8. Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

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

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

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Our tour was excellent in every way!!! I recommend it to everyone who is in ALSACIA. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Pauline, our guide and our angel. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!

Good opportunity to get a small overview of Heidelberg with its sights and history. There were drinks to buy on board, the audio guide was entertaining and in English and German.

Very useful to do this tour. This is not how you walk through Freiburg without a plan. Our city guide was very good and took the time to explain everything to us ✌️

We loved our boat tour! It was beautiful and told us history. Would recommend!

The excursion was amazing and my husband and I feel like the time is perfect!!