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Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Escape the bustle of Frankfurt on a half-day tour of beautiful, riverside Heidelberg. Make the short trip south by coach, then spend hours exploring the medieval town with your savvy guide. Listen to historic anecdotes as you wind through Old Town and visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle.
  • Half-day Heidelberg trip from Frankfurt
  • Explore the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, and see the world's largest wine barrel
  • Walk around Heidelberg's Old Town, and marvel at its pretty Renaissance architecture
  • See the Karl Theodor Bridge and the Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
Add some small-town elegance to your Frankfurt vacation on a half-day tour of Heidelberg. Choose a morning or afternoon departure time, meet your friendly guide in central Frankfurt and board the coach for a drive into the Baden-Württemberg region. Soon arrive in beautiful Heidelberg, a mosaic of Renaissance buildings and red-hued rooftops set against a backdrop of green hills. 

Begin at Heidelberg Castle, strategically perched upon a hilltop overlooking the city, where you have time to tour the building’s impressive ruins. Explore the site’s architecturally diverse buildings and spaces, admire the sculpted portraits of famous German leaders, and check out centuries-old artifacts such as the Great Barrel that once stored up to 130,000 liters (about 34,342 gallons) of wine! Snap some panoramic photos of the lovely Neckar River before heading into town. Next, stroll along the cobbled streets of medieval Old Town, peeking into cloistered courtyards and viewing impressive landmarks like the Karl Theodor Bridge and the Church of the Holy Spirit.

After your tour, re-board your coach for the short ride back to Frankfurt. Return to the original departure point by afternoon or evening depending upon start time.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
ETS Touristik GmbH
Add some small-town elegance to your Frankfurt vacation with a tour of Heidelberg of almost 6 hours. Choose a morning or afternoon departure time, meet your friendly guide in central Frankfurt and board the coach for a 56-mile (90-km) drive. You'll soon arrive in beautiful Heidelberg, a mosaic of Renaissance buildings and red-hued rooftops set against a backdrop of green hills.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Schloss Heidelberg
Begin at Heidelberg Castle, strategically perched upon a hilltop overlooking the city , where you'll have time to tour the building's impressive ruins. Explore the site's diverse buildings and spaces, and check out centuries-old artifacts such as the Great Barrel that was build in 1591 and once stored up to 130,000 liters (about 34,342 gallons) of wine! Another attraction is the German Pharmacy Museum at Heidelberg Castle which shows pharmacies from the 17th till 19th century and stores about 1,000 pharmaceuticals and finally from the huge terrace at Heidelberg Castle you have a wonderful view over Heidelberg city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Altstadt (Old Town)
Next, stroll along the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town, viewing impressive landmarks like the Karl Theodor Bridge, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the House of the Knights with its precious Renaissance facade and small lanes with half-timbered houses.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt.

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  • "A microphone is needed, particularly since there is autobahn road noise that enters the cabin." See review
  • "I had a very nice 1/2 day, but it's hard to recommend this trip at this price." See review
  • "The half-day hours make this such a convenient sightseeing trip when you're limited on time." See review

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Lovely afternoon
Viviana_A
, Mar 2020
This was an afternoon short tour. I was able to see the castle and the beautiful old city but was not able to go into the church as I hoped. Time difference was still a factor perhaps I’ll consider a morning tour when I’ve adjusted to the time difference. I recommend this tour.
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Castle History and view at night. Pharmacy Museum was interesting.
BrianT_D
, Feb 2020
Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable and explained much more than Heidelberg. We enjoyed the Castle history.
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Beautiful scenery that's appealing for camera-happy tourists
Sheila_K
, Feb 2020
I had a lovely time: Although only two of us showed up that cold and misty morning, the tour still went on—making it feel like a private tour! The castle ruins in particular was my favorite part and make for pretty pictures if you're a shutterbug. The half-day hours make this such a convenient sightseeing trip when you're limited on time. (I was in Frankfurt for work and didn't have much free time.) I would recommend this for Frankfurt visitors who would like to get out of the city for a short jaunt, whether they're on a layover or have a rigid schedule.
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Heidelberg Half-Day
vealmason02
, Jan 2020
We enjoyed our guide Mike's historical knowledge of Frankfurt as leaving the city and of historic Heidelberg. The pace of the tour was appropriate including the free time to explore the local area.
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Nice Castles and Beautiful City
Andrew_Chakrit
, Nov 2019
We left Franfurt at 3 pm but still manged to see everything that was on the program. There was fantastic scenery and picturesque Castles and views of the city and river. We were lucky wiuth the weather and got lots of memorable photos.
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Somewhat Disappointing
FellowTraveler285728
, Nov 2019
Yes, the tour departed and returned on time, and generally met average expectations. But, the driver of our van was very hard to hear on the drive to and from Heidelberg. The only person who could follow him was the person in the front seat. The remaining six of us could not. He once asked if we could hear him, and upon receiving the news that we could not, he said he would try harder. But then he quickly lapsed back into mumbling into the windshield. A microphone is needed, particularly since there is autobahn road noise that enters the cabin. A better idea than this tour would be to simply take the train to and from Heidelberg, then take a taxi to the castle where you can spend as much time as you want. After that, a tram is close to the exit and will take you down directly to the center of town where you can shop and see the sights, again on your own schedule. There is not much value added from having the driver/guide shoo you along at his fairly robust pace.
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Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
sdchurch90
, Nov 2019
Was expecting a bus, but got a van due to small number (6 people in total). Very friendly, informative guide. Negative: people needed to be more informed of just how steep the downward journey was from the castle, which we walked down.
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fall colors
Alice D
, Nov 2019
It was a pretty good tour. The castle and ruins were very pretty along with the fall colors. You do need to be able to do some walking and stair climbing
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Nice experience
iulianscrieciu
, Nov 2019
Good value for money, however my hopes were higher. Departure was on time, driver very talkative but with good comments about former experiences, although rather loud. Guide was ok, however information provided was quite little. Later learned he was new to the job. A pleasant trip, however no elements of excellence except the Mercedes Viano :)
star-5
must do tour in Frankfurt
kac2020
, Nov 2019
Tour exceeded my expectation. The tour guide, Patricia, was especially pleasant and professional. The office where you wait for the tour bus was however not that impressive and the older gentleman working at the counter was grumpy and quite rude.

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