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

Frankfurt Combo: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip and Frankfurt City Tour

Combine two tours to explore both Frankfurt and nearby Heidelberg in one day. Start with a half-day trip to Heidelberg to visit the impressive Heidelberg Castle ruins, Old Town and the Karl Theodor Bridge. Back in Frankfurt, enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing tour by double-decker bus to observe the city’s many contrasts. Visit the Romer town hall and Frankfurt Cathedral, walk around the historic city center, marvel at the sleek buildings in Frankfurt's European banking center and much more.


  • Frankfurt and Heidelberg combo tour
  • Venture to Heidelberg to visit sights like the Heidelberg Castle ruins and Karl Theodor Bridge
  • Explore Heidelberg's Old Town by foot and admire the pretty Renaissance architecture
  • Take a Frankfurt sightseeing tour by open-top bus to see the Romer town hall, St Paul's Church and Frankfurt Cathedral

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you only have a short amount of time in Frankfurt, this combo tour is ideal for you. See beautiful Heidelberg with its beautiful castle (entrance included) and all of Frankfurt's highlights!

What You Can Expect

Frankfurt Combo: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip and Frankfurt City Tour

Explore Frankfurt's old town on a walking tour

Heidelberg Half-Day Trip (9:30am - 3pm)
Start your combo tour with a trip to Heidelberg in the morning. Board a luxury coach in central Frankfurt and travel approximately 50 miles (80 km) south to the lovely city of Heidelberg, often described as Germany's most beautiful city.

Heidelberg will greet you with its lovely Renaissance buildings framed by vibrant green hills lining the River Neckar. Perched above the city is Heidelberg Castle, which you’ll visit first. Seeing these famous castle ruins will undoubtedly be a highlight of your half-day trip!

Your guide will show you the evocative castle’s many styles of German architecture and its interesting artifacts, including the incredible wine barrel that is stored within the castle ruins. Reputedly the largest in the world, the Heidelberg wine barrel can hold more than 51 gallons (193 liters) of wine.

Enjoy panoramic views over Neckar Valley from the castle before descending into the city of Heidelberg for a walk around its medieval Old Town. Visit the notable Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Church of the Holy Spirit and House of the Knights with its impressive Renaissance facade and small lanes with half-timbered houses.

Then, relax on the 1-hour drive back to Frankfurt for the second portion of your combo tour.

Frankfurt City Tour (4:30pm - 6:30pm)
When you arrive back in Frankfurt, board a double-decker bus for a narrated sightseeing tour, which shows you the diversity of this historic yet modern metropolis. 

First, visit to the Romer town hall. Built in the 15th century, the Romer is one of Frankfurt's most important historic buildings, once the site of celebrations during the elections and coronations of emperors.

Cruise through the modern European banking center, where you'll see the tall skyscrapers that dominate the city's skyline. See the European Central Bank, the Stock Exchange and Goethe House, the former home of 18th-century literary genius Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

Hop off the bus for a leisurely walk around the historic heart of the city. Your guide will point out the noteworthy architecture of St Paul's Church and Frankfurt Cathedral (Gotischer Kirchturm).

Back aboard the bus, visit the Hauptwache, a Baroque plaza surrounded by modern buildings. Pass the Zeil shopping center, see the Old Opera House, and view the big towers of the former city wall. Your tour ends at the original departure point in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Adrian our Tour Guide was absolutely brilliant. Heidelberg is an amazing place with History and the food is to die for.Great Vibe in the Markets in the old town.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Heidelberg was incredible to see. The Frankfurt city tour was a nice over-view of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Amazing tour for those who have limited time in Frankfurt. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great tour!

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Excellent value for the money. Heidelberg was enjoyable. Even the bus/walk tour of Frankfurt was educational.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

though time constrained and on a Sunday shops are closed what we saw was beautiful. Our guide, Peter was very knowledgable on the subject matter and shared some interesting facts even on the bus drive there

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Good tour, thoroughly enjoyed it.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

This tour was amazing!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2014

The Heidelberg Half Day was excellent but that was there it ended. There was no Frankfurt City Tour. It ended on our return at 3pm. Disappointing.

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