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Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • 7 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Journey along the romantic Rhine on a half- or full-day tour from Frankfurt and take in the UNESCO-listed wonders of the Rhine Valley. Set sail along the Rhine River on a traditional steamer and cruise past sweeping vineyards, medieval towns and mountaintop castles. Jump off to explore historic Rudesheim, see the landmark Loreley Rock (full-day trip only) and indulge in wine tasting, then tuck into a delicious lunch (full-day trip) or dinner (half-day trip) by the riverside.
  • Travel to the Rhine Valley by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cruise through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley on a steamer boat
  • Sample wines from the Rhine Valley region
  • Enjoy lunch or dinner at a riverside restaurant

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (full-day trip) or dinner (half-day trip)
  • Wine tasting
  • Boat ride
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Departure is at 11:15 am for the Full Day Tour at the bus stop in front of Hotel Le Meridien, Wiesenhuettenplatz 38 in Frankfurt

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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
  • Please note that in winter season we do charter boat trips, when regular cruise lines do not operate. On few occasions, i. e. low waters etc. we may visit a castle instead.
  • Audioguide in several languages (only on the boat) available on request
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infants and children must sit in a child seat, which means they need a separate seat, no matter which age (legal regulation)
  • We can only carry foldable wheelchairs with us / The clients needs to walk at least a few steps to get on the bus
  • 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 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise?

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

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise?

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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Drinks and dessert are NOT included and you have to pay.
Avoid this place any cost even if it is included in the tour.
536 reviews
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First of all, it took 1.5...
JessicaAnn_M, Aug 2022
First of all, it took 1.5 hours to get to the boat and then we were only on the boat long enough to have one beer. We were then taken to a restaurant that was horrible they were given plastic cups for the wine tasting which were dirty and the nibbles were not edible. Overall, it was awful but luckily, they laughed it off, but I don’t think this is to the standard we expect, and other clients would have been very unhappy.
It was a nice tour!
Caroline_T, Jul 2022
Unfortunately my daughter suddenly became ill right before we were to leave and I am requesting a partial refund. My friend and I enjoyed the tour a lot even the water level on the Rhine was very low and the tour had to be modified.
Not just a cruise, it is an adventure
darryl_b, Jul 2022
The trip consists of three parts, the ride to the boat, the boat ride, and the ride back to the drop-off. Our driver was AWESOME and clearly knowledgeable about Frankfurt and the region's history; he explained the sites, history, and even jokes (German, American, and Canadian) along the journey. The boat ride was longer than advertised because the Rhine was lower than normal, and our embarkment was about 20 minutes further upstream from the lunch spot. Oh, LUNCH, I almost forgot about lunch. the lunch was Beef Sausage or Schnitzel (they do have a vegetarian option as well), and the sausages were the bomb diggity. back to the boat ride. I was expecting a few picturesque photo ops and a few castles. Well, there were over a dozen castles and great old churches on the trip, all picture worthy, with plenty of seating and the cool breezes it made for a great experience. On the ride back, we had the stop for a little wine tasting of wines from this region (emphasis on little, and the driver was clear that it was a little tasting). The wines were fine, and you are allowed to purchase bottles if you like. After the wine tasting, we went up the hill (mountain) to a fabulous view from a monument overlooking a portion of the Rhine valley with great views and photo opportunities. As if we thought there was not enough information to be gleaned from our driver, he still had more history to share on the ride back.
Fun overall
Heather_R, Jul 2022
Great bus and boat ride. Guide was a lot of fun. The food was ok and the wine tasting should be improved or eliminated.
Educational Tour by Mischa
Margaret_Y, Jul 2022
Our tour guide is very friendly, jovial and provides good background of sights. We find him very caring as well. Just one minor observation: we should have been told that dessert and drinks are not included in the meal price.
Our tour guide was...
Leif_H, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was wonderful. He was very funny and really made our trip enjoyable. The Rhine is beautiful and if you are looking for castles you will see plenty.
Get yourself to the Rhine River and book your own cruise. Save money and time and have the experience you want.
Peter_S, Jul 2022
The best part of the trip was the Rhine River Valley Cruise. Our guide, Michael was excellent. The overall experience was sub-par however. I would suggest getting yourself to the Rhine River and booking the boat cruise separately. There are many boats that pick you up at various ports/towns and you can buy your tickets there. (Our guide did). The lunch and wine tasting are very very skippable as the food is not good, the wine is not good, and the restaurant is beyond touristy. It was sad to eat there after we passed so many cute places in town.
Disappointment and not worth the money
Nicole_S, Jul 2022
The river tour was nice but doing this not prt of the tour would have been better so you could get on / off in interesting towns. The place for dinner was AWFUL. I am a vegetarian and this was hands down the worst vegetarian meal I have had in my life no questions asked. The wine was not included which made the price tag an insult to what was given. Do not choose this tour.
Perfect day trip on the River!
jenniferalinn, Jul 2022
Relaxing river cruise we will never forget. The lift ride was a lovely unexpected bonus. The guide was excellent.
The driver/guide was very...
Jack_O, Jul 2022
The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and quite the conversationalist. Just the right amount of time traveling, eating lunch, the river cruise and shopping. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wanted to sample the Rhine Valley and a short cruise.
Nice overview of Rhine Valley
billmian, Jun 2022
Our guide, Peter was delightful. The tour started late because of weekend traffic and hence some entertaining driving by Peter! The tour involved a brief river cruise through the Rhine Valley (wish it was longer). We stopped at an elaborately decorated restaurant where we were given an decent German meal followed by vine tasting (in rather tiny glasses). The whole process of vine tasting was explained in detail by our guide who was well versed with history of the region. Overall it was a very brief overview of the region in half a day which entices us to go there for a longer time.
Beautiful trip
Shawn_S, Jun 2022
Riding along the beautiful Rhine River and enjoying the sites. The views were spectacular. In enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. The wine tasting was skimpy.
A Wonderful Day in the Rhine Valley
Tongalp_T, Jun 2022
This is a wonderful tour. It is a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Rhine valley. Our guide and driver Mike was the friendliest person we ever met. He was highly knowledgable about the region and it's history. I highly recommend this tour
We enjoyed our cable lift and Rhine river cruise. The restaurant where we ate lunch was very nice and filled with artist
Jojo_C, Jun 2022
We enjoyed our cable lift and Rhine river cruise. The restaurant where we ate lunch was very nice and filled with artistic decorations. Our driver/guide was very professional and an excellent driver.
Wonderful Rhine River trip.
James_Z, Jun 2022
Chair lift down to the River was amazing. The views from the boat were so beautiful. Our guide was great!
Very average.
Rohini_M, May 2022
The travel to and from Frankfurt was about 2 hours total. The actual time on the boat was limited to maybe an hour. In the surrounding town it would have been nice to be allowed to browse as we wished instead of needing to walk with the group. I think what really could be better is dinner. And wine tasting .It was very average wienerschnitzel and French fries served in a terribly gaudy restaurant , no drinks included and then we were taken to an even more over decorated back room where we were given tiny amounts of wine in plastic cups that looked like medicine cups for our tasting. Overall I was rather disappointed though the natural beauty of the area made up for a lot :). The other thing I was taken aback by , even though I paid full price for my niece who is 13, the tour guide told the boat that she was 12 to get a better price on her ticket. I thought that was sneaky and if I had known the language better might have insisted that he did not do this.
Great tour for small...
Carolyn_B, May 2022
Great tour for small groups, dinner and wine tasting experience were excellent. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Not Worth the Price
Bryan_T, May 2022
Unfortunately, all of the previous reviews are correct. I decided to give this tour a try even though the reviews weren't the best. The tour guides were actually very friendly and very informative and they made the tour somewhat barrable. The gondola ride was an extra 6 Euros and was worth doing. It had nice views going down to the river and ended in the little town. We then walked through the town where the guides again were very informative of all of our questions and showed us interesting architecture. We then got lunch at the restaurant where the food was decent but the restaurant was very tacky and had a lot going on. Everything besides the meal does cost extra (which isn't a big deal) just be prepared for that. After lunch we took a boat ride which is more of a ferry to different docks along the river. The boat ride was probably the most disappointing portion of the tour. You are on the boat with about 100 other passengers and we essentially just stopped at 3 docking stations multiple times. We saw 4-5 castles and there was no one around to tell us anything about what we were seeing. It was a beautiful sunny day and the view was great but I learned nothing about the history of anything along the river which was the main reason I went on the tour. After the boat we went back the restaurant where we did the "wine tasting". Again the guides were great in telling us about the different wines, where they are made, what makes them good/different but the sample was less than a sip. Literally a splash in a thimble sized cup. I'm not a big wine drinker but I know I need a full sip or two in order to get the full taste/experience of the wine. We finished the tour at a monument that overlooked the river and the guides did great at telling us the history and why its there. Overall the tour was a big disappointment from what I was expecting, especially for paying the amount that they charge. If you want to see the Rhine River, I would not recommend going on this tour. You would get the same experience if you were to go there yourself. Viator has other tours that are a bit more expensive and maybe those will give you a true tour experience.
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On the day itself, driver...
Eugene_T, Nov 2021
On the day itself, driver turns up n says tour is cancelled n wouldn't be charged, i sent a msg to viator but no reply Today, I got my credit card bill n there are charges! I'm now sending again my request for a refund
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The lift ride down the...
Paul_T, Oct 2021
The lift ride down the mountain to the Rhine River bank and then having a delicious lunch was wonderful. Then to be topped off with a beautiful Rhine cruise.


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