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From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

Product ID: 7157
Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Rhine Valley, its vineyards, and picturesque little towns and villages. You'll taste the local wines on site, see the mighty mediaeval castles – and maybe even the "Lorelei", the legendary maiden of the Rhine.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 11:15 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the UNESCO world heritage site of the Rhine Valley
  • Marvel at the famous Lorelei-Rocks
  • Travel in comfort on a Rhine boat
  • Taste the famous local wines
  • Watch the fantastic landscape of the wine-region as it goes past
  • Ride the Assmannshausen cable-car in summer
Itinerary
4.5 hours
  • Frankfurt

  • 1 hour
  • Rüdesheim am Rhein

  • Niederwalddenkmal

  • Assmannshausen (lunch)

  • Boat cruise

  • Sankt Goarshausen

  • 30 minutes
  • Assmannshausen (wine tasting)

    • Optional
  • 1 hour
  • Frankfurt

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Boat trip on the Rhine
  • Lunch
  • Local wine tasting
  • Multilingual tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (10 euros per person each way)
  • Assmannshausen cable car ride into the valley

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet at ETS Greenline Tours, Wiesenhüttenplatz 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main. The meeting point is near the main train station, and opposite the Savoy Hotel. From here you will board the bus that takes you to the Rhine Valley, where you'll then board the boat.

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Important information
Know before you go
• When the ships don't operate (e.g. during major events, in the winter, or in the event of floods), you will visit a nearby castle
• Please note that the availability of audio guides in all languages cannot be guaranteed
• Hotel pick-up and drop off on request only (additional charge). Please contact the tour operator in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 220 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Read the description carefully. I did this trip in off season when the tour boats in the Middle Rhine do not run so using a tour company insured that I had a spot on one of the few boats that were running. The bus transport meant that I could view everything, which from a train is not possible due to tunnels and speed. Yes, you can do it more cheaply, yes there is some repetition up and down the road, but the scenery made it worth it. Our guide Michael was super friendly and told lots of bad jokes about his wife (who wasn’t there to defend herself) but you know the type, just roll with it and you’ll have some fun. I don’t drink alcohol so the wine tasting was lost on me but others seemed to enjoy it.

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March 4, 2020

The tour was good. The online booking was simple and the price is reasonable considering it is a 7 hour tour and includes lunch. The bus driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny, he made the tour interesting. The lunch was simple but very nice. I wished the river cruise was a little bit longer though because I really enjoyed it. The Christmas Market was a treat. Overall, it was a really good experience.

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December 18, 2019

The kindest people I have ever met operate this tour. I only had one day in Frankfurt and was incredibly excited to do this tour. Everything went wrong that morning: the train was delayed. I had wrong directions. I didn’t have the company’s phone number and no one could give me directions to The location. I was lost, 20 minutes late, and had completely given up on doing the tour when I received a phone call from the tour operator asking where I was and that they were waiting still waiting for me. To my disbelief, they came and picked me up on the street corner with only a brief description of my location and physical appearance. I’m forever grateful to the guides, owner and driver for not leaving me behind and making my one day in Frankfurt wonderful

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December 9, 2019

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ETS Touristik GmbH

Product ID: 7157