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Koblenz: Upper Middle Rhine Valley Castle Boat Tour

1. Koblenz: Upper Middle Rhine Valley Castle Boat Tour

Welcome aboard the La Paloma for a cruise in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage Site. On no other stretch of the Rhine are the castles and palaces so beautifully strung together. On board the La Paloma, you can relax and enjoy the view. Start in Koblenz and first sail a short distance down the Rhine with a view of the Rhine in front of Koblenz, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and the famous "Deutsche Eck" (German Corner). At the mouth of the Moselle, the ship turns around and makes its way up the Rhine to Braubach to Marksburg Castle. The cruise takes you past the Electoral Palace of Koblenz (Kufürstliches Schloss Koblenz), the Koblenz Brewery, Lahneck Castle, Stolzenfels Castle and the Königsstuhl in Rhens. In Braubach the ship turns around and sails back to Koblenz.

Cochem: Panoramic City Cruise Options on Moselle River

2. Cochem: Panoramic City Cruise Options on Moselle River

Take in the sights of picturesque Cochem and the Moselle Valley aboard a relaxing river cruise. Opt for a 1-hour panoramic tour or 2-hour evening tour.  As you cruise down the Moselle River, enjoy amazing views of preserved timbered houses and lush vineyards. Marvel at the majestic sight of Reichsburg Cochem, a 1,000-year-old castle with a storied past perched high above the river on a mighty rock.     Learn about the history of this small town on the banks of the Moselle in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of southwestern Germany. During your trip, the audio guide will explain all the sights and important town historical events in both German and English.    You are welcome to enjoy snacks and drinks offered a la carte.

Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

3. Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

Experience a castle tour in the Middle Rhine Valley, where fine wines from ruby red Pinot Noir to shimmering golden Riesling are grown. Discover one of Europe’s oldest trade routes along former toll castles and robber barons' nests, where Victor Hugo, Goethe, and Heinrich Heine are onboard in spirit. Explore beloved places of the Middle Rhine Valley that inspired the poets who created Rhine Romanticism. This section of the Rhine, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, is home to more castles than anywhere else. Admire Rheinstein Castle, Reichenstein Castle (Trechtingshausen), the ruins of Ehrenfels Castle, and the fabled Mouse Tower of Binger Loch. See the Nahe river flow into the Rhine and marvel at Klopp Castle before continuing on to the Niederwald Monument with the Germania and the Niederwald Temple in Osteinpark. Let the myth of the Rhine Romanticism enchant you. Admire the red wine region of Assmannhausen with its famous Pinot Noir vineyards as well as the flourishing town of Bingen with the beautiful Rhine park of the 2008 horticultural show and Rüdesheim with the famous Drosselgasse.

Brühl: Phantasialand Entrance Ticket

4. Brühl: Phantasialand Entrance Ticket

Experience Phantasialand and its fantastic rides, worldwide unique attractions, and fun shows with the whole family. Visit Phantasialand for an unforgettable family day out or for an enchanting stay in one of three themed hotels. In six beautifully decorated themed areas, Fantasy, Berlin, Deep in Africa, China Town, Mexico, and Mystery, you'll enjoy more than 40 spectacular attractions and dazzling shows. There are plenty of attractions for the whole family.  There is a lot to discover for the little ones and the daredevils among you can experience the most exciting thrill rides in Phantasialand. In short: young and old experience an unforgettable day immersed in another world. NEW: Discover the new world Rookburgh: A world-renowned adventure – steam hangs in the streets, the thumping of machines sounds in the distance, and suddenly a revolutionary flying machine skims by – F.L.Y., the world's first and longest Flying Launch Coaster.  Explore the mysterious theme world of Klugheim and race through an imposing volcanic landscape with Taron, the fastest and longest multi-launch roller coaster in the world! This exciting roller coaster surprises even the bravest roller coaster fan with two mega-fast launches and lightning-fast cornering.  Or step into Raik, the fastest family boomerang roller coaster of its kind, and skim between Taron and the mighty rocks of Klugheim: first forward and then backward! A spectacle for young and old. Not far from Klugheim, you are suddenly in Mexico, where you go on an expedition in Chiapas, the steepest whitewater ride in the world. The favorite of many here is the runaway mine train roller coaster Colorado Adventure.  Then skim through Africa in the multi-award-winning inverted coaster Black Mamba before returning to the 20s in Berlin. Here you can stroll in the streets of old Berlin and fully enjoy charming terraces and the many eateries.  Afterward, you can go mouse hunting with the whole family in the 3D attraction Maus au Chocolat, unique in Europe, or you can see the world upside down in the crazy Hotel Tartuff. In the Fantasy theme area, the little ones can indulge themselves in the many children's attractions and enjoy themselves in the indoor children's village Wuze Town. BREATHTAKING SHOWS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILYLet yourself be enchanted by stunning acrobatics, beautiful song and dance, and a good mood. Experience moments to dream, laugh, and wonder with the whole family. AN EXTRAORDINARY CUISINEEnjoy the wide choice of high-quality dishes that the restaurants and eateries have to offer with sun-drenched tapas, huge cakes, and richly filled sandwiches. Discover delicious and healthy food inspired by the 6 different theme worlds. THEMED HOTELS RIGHT IN THE PARKWhy not make your visit to Phantasialand an unforgettable short holiday and stay in the middle of an adventure in one of the three themed hotels? The themed hotels offer every comfort in a special and unique atmosphere. Each hotel is located directly in the park and offers its guests an exclusive private entrance. Discover the African family hotel Matamba and let yourself be enchanted by this fascinating continent's brilliant colors and authentic craftsmanship. This hotel is perfect for young adventurers. Escape the daily grind at the ****Ling Bao theme hotel built according to Feng Shui guidelines. With an authentic Asian atmosphere, a heated indoor and outdoor pool, a beautiful Oriental garden, and the Mandala Spa, it is the ideal place to relax. At the hotel Charles Lindbergh, you will be immersed in a breathtaking adventure of an industrial world of aviation and explorers. You will sleep in your own aeronaut cabin and feel the winning heartbeat of Rookburgh down to the smallest detail. The experience and adventure of a lifetime. Here you can only book an exclusive experience package all in. Don't forget while staying in the hotel to taste one of the 15 types of craft beer or an exciting cocktail bowl for an experience that surpasses all examples.

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

5. From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhine Valley, with its vineyards and picturesque towns and villages. See the mighty medieval castles – the area has the highest density of such buildings in the world. Marvel at the stunningly beautiful "Lorelei-Felsen," or Siren's Rocks, and enjoy fantastic views over the valley from the Niederwald monument. In the summer you can ride on the Assmannshausen cable car down into the valley (optional), have lunch in a marvelous restaurant on the banks of the Rhine (included), and then take a wonderful Panorama boat trip to St. Goarshausen, past the famous Loreley. Try fine wines on location in a small tavern and or just lose yourself in the picturesque little town of Rüdesheim. Please note that the tour will only stop at Rüdesheim if time allows.  In winter time it may be possible that steamers do not operate in case of bad weather or water conditions. In this case, you will visit a castle instead. You'll travel back to Frankfurt by bus when the tour is finished and will be dropped off at the meeting point.

Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

6. Heidelberg & Neckar Valley: Segway Tour - 360 Degrees

Discover Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley on this Segway tour. Ride along the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way), pass by the Neuburg Monastery, and admire views of Heidelberg Castle. Uncover facinating information about the city from your guide.  Start your tour at the Neckarmünzplatz and cross the Old Bridge to the opposite side of the river Neckar. From there, head to the first highlight of this 360 degree tour, the Philosophenweg (philosphers' way) with a fantastic view over the city. Roll on by the Neuburg Monastery, which was founded in 1130. Continue to the Köpfel and see the Neckar Valley, the city of Heidelberg, and the Rhine Valley from above.  Follow your guide to the valley to Ziegelhausen and make your way uphill easily to the Wolfsbrunnen restaurant and conference center which has been extensively restored to its former glory. Hear about its glamourous, star-studded guestlist. Go further towards Heidelberg Castle and pass Villa Bosch and the Carl Bosch Museum, which will provide fascinating insights into the life and the inventions of Carl Bosch, the Nobel Laureate from Heidelberg. Enjoy the amazing view of the castle garden from above the castle before gliding further to the Klingenteich. Pass the Jewish Cemetery on your way back to the Old Town and the starting point at the Neckarmünzplatz.

Strasbourg: Private City Sightseeing Boat Tour

7. Strasbourg: Private City Sightseeing Boat Tour

Discover the charm of Strasbourg on a private cruise on the III river. Choose a 1 hour tour to see the main monuments or become more intimate with the city on a 2 hour tour. Sail on the waters of the Ill river to discover or rediscover the city and its historical monuments in a different way. Hop aboard the spacious ship the 'Saint Gothard' at the old Finkwiller quay and begin your sailing adventure through the heart of the city. Pass by European Institutions and take in the unique bright green rooftops of the Russian Orthodox 'All Saints Church.'  Feel the thrill of crossing the locks and the Vauban dam. Glide into the old town of Petite France to take in the classic architecture. Ride by cobblestone roads and 16th-century buildings. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise.

Haßloch: Holiday Park Entry Ticket

8. Haßloch: Holiday Park Entry Ticket

Spend a fun-filled day at the largest amusement park in the Palatinate region with this ticket for the Holiday Park Haupteingang in Haßloch. Take a spin on the "bigFM Expedition GeForce" rollercoaster or the "Wiki Splash" log ride. Show your ticket at the door and begin your day full of attractions that will make your heart race at the one of the most popular amusement parks in Germany. Brave the rollercoaster with speeds of 120 kilometers per hour and an 82 degree steep first drop. Head to Wickieland where you can hop aboard the "The Great Wave" which has a rotating disc that catapults passengers to a height of over 15 meters. Get the family together for a water fight at the water ride "Splash Battle". Skip the stress of bad weather with the Holiday Indoor area with seven family attractions in a lovingly designed fantasy world that includes an indoor rollercoaster. Try the unique "Sky Scream" catapult roller coaster or the “Free Fall Tower” which plunges 70 meters. Younger guests can enjoy the imaginatively themed Majaland with rides like the Flower Tower, Maya's Flower Splash or the Butterfly Flight. Head to the "DinoSplash" to embark on an expedition through prehistoric times in large rafting boats that go past life-sized dinosaurs. A real beach feeling awaits you at “The Beach” where you can purchase a drink at the Beach Bar or admire the from the "Lighthouse Tower."

Luxembourg: Moselle Minibus Day Trip with Winery Tasting

9. Luxembourg: Moselle Minibus Day Trip with Winery Tasting

Explore the region of the Moselle on board a climate-controlled minibus with this guided day trip from Luxembourg city. Uncover the beauty of this area where crémant (French sparkling wine) is produced. Have free time at the European Museum Schengen and to explore the charming town of Remich.  Be picked from the Boulevard de la Pétrusse in Luxembourg in the morning. Sit back and relax on the drive to the European Museum Schengen. Stroll through this free museum and learn about the Schengen area and the history of European free movement.  Head to the town of Remich and have an hour and a half to explore, go purchase a nice lunch, or get some shopping down. Continue to the riverside commune of Wormeldange and visit the Caves Poll-Fabaire and savor a fine glass of crémant (French sparkling wine). Make your way to Grevenmacher to visit a second winery. Relax with a second wine tasting before traveling thorugh the nature reserve in Mensdorf. Keep your eye out for local water buffalo on the drive. Return to your meeting point in Luxemburg in the evening at the end of your tour.

Moselle Valley: Guided Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Moselle Valley: Guided Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting

Spend half a day in the Moselle wine region, soaking up the superb scenery and breathtaking landscapes while on a leisurely stroll through the vineyards. Listen as a knowledgable sommelier and charismatic wine ambassador shed light on the history of the region. Learn about the elaborate process of producing grapes in some of the world's steepest vineyards. Visit a family-owned estate and take a short walking tour of the facilities. Be welcomed in a wine-tasting room and learn how to taste and pair wine to specific food. Enjoy a flight of at least six premium wines with some light lunch or dinner over the course of two hours with your dedicated sommelier. A broad audience of both wine lovers and those seeking an exciting first wine-tasting experience are welcome. After your visit you will have the opportunity to purchase wines and other local products from the estate.

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4.3 / 5

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We have gone on several winery tours in the past, but this one by far surpasses them all. There were many factors that made this one the best. The first was our phenomenal tour guide, Andreas. His amazing knowledge on both the history of wine in the area and the science behind wine making were superb. He delivers the information with great passion and in a very friendly way. Next, was the unbelievable food that his wife prepared for us and how the wine was paired with each of the four courses. Overall, between the walk through the vineyard and meal, the tour was an incredible 6 plus hours that just seemed to fly by.

Booked this as we were travelling from Belgium and had an overnight in Rudesheim on our way to Austria. I thought if we left early we could squeeze in an experience in Rudesheim so booked this trip. Easy to find embarkation point and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

A highly recommended tour, especially if you are a group 6-7 persons the boat. The tour started punctual and was fun to relax in the boat and enjoy the tour for around 2 hours.

Peter was wonderful, informational and entertaining. He knows wine, and the region very well. Great tour.

Very beautiful cruise tour and cable car journey. Lunch also great