Day trip

Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

3.7 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: ETS Touristik GmbH
Day trip

Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

Activity provider: ETS Touristik GmbH

From US$ 149.83 per person

Spend an unforgettable afternoon in the Rhine River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover charming little vineyards and villages and mighty medieval castles.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Discover one of the nicest parts of the area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a boat trip in the valley alongside the famous panorama of steep vineyards
  • Check out medieval castles and small, traditional wine villages
  • Learn about the tradition of wine growing during a wine tasting
  • Relax during a light dinner in a traditional restaurant
Full description

Enjoy a bus trip to the Upper Middle Rhein Valley, one of the most famous cultural landscapes in Germany. Your tour guide will show you a beautiful part of the river valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the perfect panorama of steep vineyards, mighty medieval castles, and small, historical wine villages. A boat trip on one of the traditional Rhine steamer ships is also on the agenda. Your tour guide will tell you about the fascinating history of the valley through the centuries. During a wine tasting, learn more about the age-old tradition of wine growing, dating back to the ancient Romans. Don't expect an expert wine sampling, but rather a casual introduction to this tradition. The Rheingau is one of the best wine areas in Central Europe. A light dinner will then be served in a lovely restaurant right at the river promenade. And then it'll be time to return to Frankfurt, full of wonderful impressions of this scenic area.

  • Transportation via comfortable bus or van
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Boat ride on the Rhine river
  • Wine tasting
  • Light dinner in a restaurant
  • Additional food or drink

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Meeting point

Meeting point is in front of the entrance of the Le Meridien Hotel, Wiesenhuettenstrasse 38 in 60329 Frankfurt. The tourguide will pick you up there and bring you to the vehicle.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum number of 4 people required for the tour to operate. If this number is not met, the tour will be canceled and you will be issued a refund or an alternative date
  • The tour operates rain or shine
  • Due to climate change, sometimes the distances and departure times of the boat rides in the valley may change because of high or low waters. If a boat ride is not possible due to low or high water or in the winter, you will visit a castle instead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Unfortunately my 1/2 day tour was cancelled due to River conditions and other visitors cancelling as a result. I was however offered the full day tour the following day which I thoroughly enjoyed - amazing scenery and a beautiful cruise down the river.

March 26, 2023

Our guide, George was knowledgeable and really made the trip worth while. The best part of the trip was the boat trip which was too short in my opinion. And the part which I think needs to improve on is the food. Restaurant was a complete tourist trap with overpriced drinks. And the wine tasting is also done at the restaurant, tasted nice but the amount they gave was probably about a tablespoon.

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March 26, 2023

The actual tour was AMAZING! I can’t say enough good things about our tour guide Billy and and extra effort, time and care they put into our experience. As for the “Get Your Guide” third party booking agent, it couldn’t have been more horrible. They mixed up the times on our tour. Lucky it was earlier than the tours though out the day. We arrived in Frankfurt (had to wake up at 03:45 to get there by 0930), 09:30 rolls around and still no tour guide. The amazing hotel that we met in front of called the tour company to ask them about the tour time. We were informed of the booking agencies time mix up, our tour was actually at 15:15. They did have a full day Rhine Rive tour at 11:15 that they re booked us for. I am not sure if the “Get Your Guide” has charged me for this change, but the tour company said they wouldn’t. The tour company stated they have never had a tour at 0930 in the over 50 years they have been in service. They were SO accommodating for the miscommunication

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 212424