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Frankfurt: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

1. Frankfurt: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

Discover the wines from the Rheinhessen wine region in Germany on this guided walking tour to two wine bars in Frankfurt's charming Old Town. Awaken your inner wine connoisseur as you try a variety of locally produced wines in a great atmosphere. Have the option to choose between a tour to 2 wine bars with 4 wine tastings, or pick a tour that includes a walking tour of the highlights in the Old Town, as well as 5 local wines at two wine bars paired with appetizers. Follow your guide on a journey through the long winemaking history of the region. Hear about what variety of grapes are cultivated in the local vineyards and what styles of wine are produced. Learn how to read German wine labels. With the first tour, sip on 4 types of wine that your guide will pick for you based on their experience and your personal preferences. Each of the served wines will be thoroughly explained in terms of their origins and characteristics. Engage all of your senses during the tasting. During the second tour, head to Frankfurt’s Old Town to uncover local history, culture and heritage. See highlights such as St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the iconic Gothic-style Romer, and the Market Square. Stop in at 2 wine bars for a tasting of 5 different wines with paired appetizers like regional cheese delicacies.

Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

2. Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road, Germany's oldest and most loved holiday route. Travel through Würzburg into the Tauber Valley to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the epitome of German romanticism. Depart Frankfurt in the morning, start the drive through the Spessart to Würzburg. Passing the university town, the Tauber Valley will be reached. Bad Mergentheim and Markelsheim are located where three major wine-growing regions come together. Drive to the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official starting point of the Romantic Road. Crossing the River Main, enjoy views of the Marienberg Fortress and the Käppele, the Chapel of Grace. Visit the city of Weikersheim next, where the Renaissance castle and the Baroque garden can be visited. See the historic market square, then pass Röttingen, Germany’s first European town, and Creglingen. Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be reached at lunch time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must when traveling in Europe. Famous sights are the medieval town wall, the historical marketplace, the town hall, the Gothic Parish Church of St. Jakob, and the Plönlein, an area featuring a colorful timber-frame house. The tour ends round-trip back in Frankfurt.

Rüdesheim am Rhein: Christmas Boat Cruise on the Rhine

3. Rüdesheim am Rhein: Christmas Boat Cruise on the Rhine

Experience a romantic cruise on the Rhine River. Cruise past medieval castles and snow-capped ruins covered as you admire the view from your heated and cozy ship. Listen to festive Christmas music as the boat cruises and snack on freshly-baked waffles and local coffee from the onboard restaurant. Finish the day with a visit to the world-famous Rüdesheimer Weihnachtsmarkt der Nationen, where you can taste mulled wine and cookies while admiring the traditions of other countries.

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Great trip! We were a very small group, the trip was smooth and overall enjoyable. It felt more personal. Keiko, our tour guide, was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely book with them again!