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Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

1. 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.

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

2. 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.

From Rüdesheim: 2-hour Christmas Boat Tour on the Rhine

3. From Rüdesheim: 2-hour Christmas Boat Tour on the Rhine

Take part in a romantic tour by boat down the Rhine. The old castles on the hills, covered in snow, make for a magical view, which you can enjoy from your comfortable seat in the warm cabin of your boat. Listen to the stories and customs of ancient times as you cruise down the Rhine. Hear the fairytales, myths, and legends of the Rhine. Learn about the many architectural monuments and cities along its banks, and hear about German Christmas traditions past and present for a lovely day on the river. Enjoy drinks and snacks on board as you watch the fairytale landscape drift past. End your wonderful trip with a visit the world-famous Rüdesheim Christmas Market, where you can try glühwein and cookies while enjoying Christmas spectacles from all around the world.

Rüdesheim am Rhein: Christmas Boat Cruise on the Rhine

4. 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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What people are saying about Rüdesheim am Rhein

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Our tour guide was excellent! Very friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the Rhine River area and would love to go back sometime to spend more time in the small towns/cities along side the river.

Sights and tour guide were outstanding! Great lunch spot with a lot of character and amazing local wine. Highly recommend if you want to experience the Rhein’s history, culture and wine.

A very enjoyable fairly quick trip to see some castles and other stuff on the Rhein. We had beer and sausages on the trip which were both good. An enjoyable, no fuss tri.

The guide was the best part, very funny and informative. The wine tasting could've been better (kinda small selection and not the best wines)

The tour was a nice length and the price was perfect. Wry relaxing and was able to see several castles and vineyards.