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From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 207885
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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.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages not listed in inclusions

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Meeting point

ETS Greenline Tours Wiesenhuettenstrasse 39 60329 Frankfurt Near the Frankfurt Main Train Station and across from Hotel Savoy

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Important information
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