Rhine Valley Trips from Frankfurt

By Viator, November 2015

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From the towering spires of Cologne’s UNESCO-listed cathedral to the traditional wine taverns of Mainz, the Rhine Valley has plenty of world-class sights, but the region’s most magnetic tourist attraction is its scenery. With clusters of timber-fronted houses lining the riverside medieval towns, ancient fortresses rising up from the surrounding cliff tops and vast vineyards sprawling along the foothills, it’s easy to see why the Rhine is one of Germany’s most popular cruise destinations and nearby Frankfurt makes a convenient starting point for tours. 

Take a half- or full-day trip to the Rhine Valley from Frankfurt and soak up the highlights with a river cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage listed Middle Rhine Valley, stopping off to sample local wines amidst the terraced vineyards of Rudesheim and admire the iconic Loreley Rock. For the most atmospheric experience, time your visit for one of the many summer festivals held along the Rhine Valley, like the spectacular Rhine in Flames, or opt for a festive visit, when Christmas markets and glittering fairy-lights line the riverbanks. 

Alternatively, combine a scenic cruise or drive through the Rhine Valley with a trip to nearby Heidelberg, home to one of Germany’s most beautiful castles and oldest universities, or the 12th century Eltz Castle, perched on a 230-foot cliff overlooking the Moselle River.

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Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 307 Reviews

See the best of Germany's Rhine River Valley on a half-day or full-day trip from Frankfurt. As a time-friendly way to see the Rhine Valley, both trips include ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: Varies

From USD $89.77

Heidelberg and Rhine Valley Day Trip from Frankfurt

4 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

Visit two of Germany's most charming places on a full-day trip from Frankfurt. With an expert guide to show you around Heidelberg, you'll explore the ruins at ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.53

Frankfurt Super Saver: City Highlights Tour plus Rhine Valley Cruise and Wine Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 Reviews

Experience the highlights of Frankfurt and the surrounding Rhine Valley in one day by combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price. In the morning, ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.95
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Private Tour: Customizable Rhine Valley Day Trip from Frankfurt

Customize your own itinerary for this day trip to Germany’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed Rhine Valley from Frankfurt. Spend a day with a private guide, ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.06

Koblenz Day Trip from Frankfurt: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Rhine Valley Cable Car Ride and German Dinner

Graced with a stunning location on the confluence of the Rhine River and Moselle River, the historic city of Koblenz makes for a wonderful day trip from ...  Read more

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $224.99

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