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Koblenz: Upper Middle Rhine Valley Castle Boat Cruise

1. Koblenz: Upper Middle Rhine Valley Castle Boat Cruise

Welcome aboard the comfortable and exclusive ship 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 (castle Marksburg) the ship turns around and sails back to Koblenz.

Haßloch: Holiday Park Entry Ticket

2. 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."

Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

3. Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

Discover one of Germany's oldest cities on a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine in Koblenz. Marvel at the Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and more, and listen to interesting commentary as you travel. Board the cruise in the heart of Koblenz and set out to discover this historic city from the water. See one of the city's most iconic locations, Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet as you head towards the island of Niederwerth. Sail past the idyllic area of Vallendar, marvel at the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, enjoy views of the city's Old Town, and more, all while listening to interesting facts about these sights through the boat's speaker system. At the end of your cruise, you'll return to the starting point, the ideal spot from which to explore the city's sights on foot. 

Mainz: 2-Hour Advent Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Rhine

4. Mainz: 2-Hour Advent Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Rhine

Get away from the chaos of Christmas and embark on a relaxing two-hour cruise where you can immerse yourself in the enchantment of the winter season. Experience the twinkling Christmas lights on board of KD´s ship, enjoy festive music, and try a selection of delicious seasonal delicacies (to be purchased separately). Don't miss the chance to have St. Nicholas join you on board! The ship will sail for 2 hours around along the River Rhine, in the surrounding area of Mainz. Cruise from/to Mainz 14:30 Boarding 15:00 Departure 17:00 Return 17:00 End of event Reserved seats Christmas background music Meals and drinks à la carte

Sea Life Speyer Ticket

5. Sea Life Speyer Ticket

Enjoy the spooky season underwater! During the themed Halloween weeks from 14th of October - 05th of November the sea witch awaits you at SEA LIFE Speyer. Join her on her mission through the magical underwater world and solve the riddles! Visit Sea Life Speyer and discover a fascinating underwater world. Get to know turtles, octopods, sharks, rays, jellyfish, and a variety of other kinds of fish on your journey from Lake Constance to the tropical ocean. Discover the local waters of the Loreley Rock, the North Sea, and the exotic Amazon and find yourself face to face with dazzling sea creatures in more than 40 lifelike aquariums. The impressive glass tunnel leads directly through the largest tank, where the green sea turtle 'Marty' and two majestic nurse sharks are waiting to be visited. Enjoy a wonderful all-round view of the magnificent coral reef, which is constantly growing and is inhabited by hundreds of fascinating tropical fish, such as the cute clown fish. You’ll also learn about the endangerment of species and the important protection of their habitats. In the outdoor area, you can admire the endangered European pond turtles – also called ‘Emys’ which are part of a ‘Breed, rescue, protect’ project. The emys are the only native turtle species in Germany and are raised by SEA LIFE aquarists until they can be reintroduced into the local waters. Further highlights are the daily feedings, which often can get wild. What is the ray's favourite food, and what do sharks prefer to eat? Find out!

Alken: Oberfell and Moselkern Sightseeing Cruise

6. Alken: Oberfell and Moselkern Sightseeing Cruise

- This cruise starts in Alken or you can also hopp on in Brodenbach, Löf, Kattenes, Oberfell - The first turning point is near Oberfell into the catchment lake of the lock. - Admire the view of the Moselle Valley with quaint villages, vineyards and castles - The cruise go along Oberfell and Moselkern - The second turning point is Moselkern - After 2 hours you are back at the departure place - During the cruise you get information in german language sometimes also in dutch or english language

Kanuverleih Bernkastel: Wintrich-Kanutour

7. Kanuverleih Bernkastel: Wintrich-Kanutour

Kanuverleih in der Region um Bernkastel-Kues

Mannheim: Bundesgartenschau 2023 Guided Walking Tour

8. Mannheim: Bundesgartenschau 2023 Guided Walking Tour

Visit the Bundesgartenschau 2023 in Mannheim and navigate the exhibitions easily with the help of a guide. Make your way through dazzling garden displays with a tour option to discover the 42 hectares in Luisenpark or a tour option to explore the 62 hectares in Spinelli Park.  Select a tour of Luisen Park to enjoy the scenery in a mature park with diverse flora and wildlife that can be observed up close, including a walk-in underwater world, penguin enclosure, and a free-flight aviary. Connect with nature on a tour of the Spinelli Park which was once a hub for military equipment and goods. Admire meadow areas and the charming tree-covered floodplain. See how the diverse natural landscapes create places for exercise, play, and exploration. 

Heidelberg: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

9. Heidelberg: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Challenge your brain and feast your eyes on the sights and sounds of Heidelberg as you work your way through puzzles and clues on a unique, explorative scavenger hunt. Explore the city through 11 sealed and numbered envelopes containing riddles. See highlights like the Old Bridge along the way. Once you've booked the game box and it's arrived at your front door, you're ready to begin the scavenger hunt. Head out to Bismarckplatz and open the first envelope to begin your adventure. Then, follow the clues to find the next city sightseeing point. On the scavenger hunt, you'll see classic Heidelberg sights, including the Neckar, Philosophenweg, historic district, and Heidelberg Castle. If you like, try the cable railway to reach the castle and Königstuhl. Go at your own pace, stop for refreshments at a café, and resume when you're ready.

Heidelberg: Exclusive boat tour on the Neckar river

10. Heidelberg: Exclusive boat tour on the Neckar river

See Heidelberg from a different perspective as you set sail on the Neckar River. This unique cruise offers a nostalgic flair with the exclusive experience of sailing on one of two fully restored wooden sloops from the 1920s and 1930s. Let yourself be swept away with the romantic river views. Start out along the bank of the Neckar River in downtown Heidelberg. As you make your way to the piers, enjoy the charm of the wooden sloops, "Orso" and "Pulpito," extensively restored to provide you with a unique river cruising tour. After checking in with the crew, embark the boat. Set out with the breeze on your face and, if you prefer, a glass of fine wine in your hand. As you cruise along, your captain will offer up entertaining anecdotes about the enchanting city of Heidelberg. Seize the moment to sit back and relax while the city slips by. Before you conclude your tour, be sure to soak up the stunning views of Heidelberg Castle. Snap a photo in this picturesque setting and enjoy the ambience on board the historic wooden sloop.

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This is in German and English so we were pleasantly surprised. Wait staff were very attentive and plenty of room to move around. The scenic views were outstanding.

Good value for money, well informed in English as well as German. Food and drinks reasonably priced. A fun experience for over 2 hours up the Rhine

It was very nice and interesting, the service on the tour was really nice and attentive. I would book again.

A brilliant cruise from the German corner to Marksburg Castle with prompt and courteous service.