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Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Castle Visit
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Wiesenhüttenpl. 38
    Wiesenhüttenpl. 38, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Departure is at 09:30 am for the Morning Tour in front of the entrance of the Le Meridien Hotel, Wiesenhuettenplatz 38 in Frankfurt

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Schloss Heidelberg

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Audioguide in several languages available inside Heidelberg Castle against a small fee
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking issues
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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A good, quick intro to a beautiful and fascinating city. The guide was fun and knew a lot about the city.
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Wonderful tour to Heidelberg Castle !
Tamara_B, Mar 2023
I’ve done the Heidelberg caste tour twice . Once with George and once with Michael. Both were informative and kind . I highly recommend this your . Only thing I wish is that we got to see more inside castle, like kitchens and bedrooms.
Nice trip to get out of Frankfurt
Gregory_H, Mar 2023
A nice trip to get out of Frankfurt. Peter, our guide and driver was very good. The itinerary was good with the castle, museum, old town, lunch, and a walk along the river. The drive was also pleasant.
Not worth paying so much...
Siti_K, Mar 2023
Not worth paying so much for half-day tour!!! Not even a mineral water was given!!! Disappointed , dissatisfied .
Nice little journey, poor tour guide
Edy_S, Jan 2023
What would have been an interesting, relaxed day out was tainted by a guide who didn't the entire journey making inappropriate, demeaning and negative remarks, and then having the audacity to try guilting us into giving him a tip at the end. Very detailed feedback about this has been emailed to the company, which has not yet made any attempt to acknowledge (much less respond to) the message.
Nirianne_P, Jan 2023
Enjoyed the trip. Heidelberg is beautiful. Willie, our guide, was witty and knowledgeable. Besides the convenience of transport, he knew the history, and we appreciated his kindness and tips.
A great trip guide was...
Michael_S, Jan 2023
A great trip guide was very informative. City and castle were very nice. A most enjoyable day. Recommend
Great tour!
Sherri_S, Jan 2023
Enjoyed this tour very much! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the castle and other landmarks in the city of Heidelberg. He also allowed us to explore some on our own. Highly recommend this tour if you’re visiting Frankfurt or nearby areas.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Experience
Elliott_T, Dec 2022
The trip to Heidelberg was fantastic. Peter was an excellent guide. He would explain a bit of history, give the group time for photos, and then lead us to the next point of interest. The castle was fun to see and learn about. The views of the city below are breathtaking. We also got to ride the gondola to the city below, see a church, and walk on the old city bridge. The trip from Frankfurt took about one hour.
Catherine_B, Dec 2022
Tour guide Peter was wonderful! Wish we had a little bit more time to go through the castle and walk through old town. I would’ve rather been moving more than stopping and standing several times to listen. That way we could see more as we get information about the history of the city.
Heidelburg Experience
LaTonya_M, Dec 2022
Our guide was great and very knowledgeable about this castles history, learned a few facts about this castle. Loved the wine cellar
Amazing Heidelberg
Ingris_S, Dec 2022
Willie was above and beyond as our tour guide. I like how detail-oriented and the knowledgeable he knows about the history of Germany and our countries. I will highly recommend Willi. I will take another tour with him. Awesome experience.
The pharmaceutical museum...
Teresa_C, Dec 2022
The pharmaceutical museum was amazing. Our guide was extremely helpful, friendly and certainly made us feel welcome.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Doug_E, Nov 2022
This is a must do tour! Our driver was very informative. The views are amazing! You get a nice snap shot of how old the city is, how people lived, and the history of the area. We visited the downtown area with lots of unique shops. and a nice contemporary counterpoint to the historical aspect of the area. Customer service was amazing!
Andie_W, Nov 2022
Wonderful tour! Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and kind. We learned about Frankfurt on our way out of the city which I found incredibly cool. Highly recommend this cute tour in such a romantic town!
Amazing experience!
Julia_D, Nov 2022
Best tour experience I've had. Willy the guide was amazing, charismatic, kind, interesting, and very knowledgeable. He gave great insider tips! Very thankful for the unforgettable experience.
Excellent tour
Janeth_A, Nov 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed every moment of the trip especially the castle tour.
Unforgettable experience
Louis_R, Nov 2022
Borris was a great guide. He ensured that everyone felt welcomed and made interesting conversation throughout the trip
Minimally satisfying
Joseph_K, Oct 2022
The castle was interesting, but too little time in the town itself. Key things not recommend by guide to see on our own like Catholic Church or the student prison.
Quick intro to Heidelberg.
Keith_B, Oct 2022
A good, quick intro to a beautiful and fascinating city. The guide was fun and knew a lot about the city.
Weird guide
Deb_D, Oct 2022
Quirky sense of humor from the tour guide Willy. He really criticized the US a lot. The tour felt short. For the price I wish it were longer
1 traveler found this review helpful


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