• Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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, visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, and soak up the intellectual vibe at Heidelberg University.


  • 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 River Neckar, the Karl Theodor Bridge and Heidelberg University
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Visit the Heidelberg Christmas Market when traveling in the month before Christmas

What You Can Expect

Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt

Heidelberg Castle

Add some small-town elegance to your Frankfurt vacation with a 6-hour tour of Heidelberg. Choose a morning or afternoon departure time, meet your friendly guide in central Frankfurt and board the coach for a 50-mile (80-km) drive into the Baden-Württemberg region. You’ll 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’ll 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, the Church of the Holy Spirit and Heidelberg University — Germany’s oldest higher-ed institution.

After your tour, re-board your coach for the short ride back to Frankfurt. You’ll return to the original departure point by afternoon or evening depending upon start time.
Note: Have the good fortune of traveling to Heidelberg between November 23 and December 22? Be sure to visit the town’s magical Christmas markets, featuring over 140 decorated stalls selling handcrafted goods. Shop, nibble on seasonal treats and experience German Christmas tradition.

Customer Reviews

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great trip. It was winter so there was hardly anyone at the castle, and only two of us for the trip. Our guide, Tomas, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made jokes and the trip with him was comfortable and enjoyable. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting and wanting to see something special while not having to spend an entire day traveling.

Mark K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Small 5 person party made it a pleasant ride to Heidelberg. Guide was excellent. Had lots of information and knowledge about the city.

jamie h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very informative

Divya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great trip by minibus with our guide Thomas and a couple other people. Thomas gave good commentary about sites and towns along the way from the starting office to Heidelberg. Toured the castle and then spent a little time in the old town which, because it was December, had Christmas markets strewn all along the 1.5 kilometer high street. Very quaint and enjoyed some gluhwein and wurst. Overall a very pleasant trip.

Maria Teresa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I'm glad i'd booked this tour. After a half day canal cruise in Frankfurt, there's really nothing to see as all the stores in Frankfurt are closedGuise said All stores are closed on Sundays. It was a great experience to see the other side of Frankfurt. love the history of the Castle, roamed around Heidelberg. Our tour guide Nathalie is nice and Knowledgable.

Ashleigh S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour! Beautiful city and very entertaining tour guide!

Jessica W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The half day trip was a good length of time to visit the town, the castle and have some time for coffee and the great German desserts! Our guide Natalie was very entertaining and attentive. The ride there was an easy hour in a comfortable small bus. If you are looking to tour for the day at a fairly leisurely rate with lots to look at, this is a good one!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This trip was wonderful and was one of the prettiest places we have visited in Europe, even though it was cold and raining. The autumn leaves were glorious but if u don't like the cold go in October and you will still get the leaves though the place would be beautiful any time of the year. Our guide was humorous and knowledgeable and Larry our bus driver competent once again. Would recommend the morning time slot.

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