Day trip

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

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Activity provider: ETS Touristik GmbH
Day trip

From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: ETS Touristik GmbH

From US$ 302.12 per person

Visit the delighted city of Heidelberg, known as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Then explore the best-preserved medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Enjoy a walk through Heidelberg's romantic old town
  • Visit the vast ruins of the famous Heidelberg Castle
  • Learn about the medieval heritage of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Explore Rothenburg's winding cobbled streets
  • See the historic St. Jakobs Church
Full description

Two of southern Germany's most charming communities offer a look at the country's medieval charm. You'll see the romantic city of Heidelberg and the historic town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Your journey begins with a morning tour to Heidelberg. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world, and then take a walk in the city's medieval center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. Next, follow the Romantic Road into the uplands of Bavaria for a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. High above the Tauber River valley, the picturesque old lanes and the castle garden give you a look at the elegance of another era. See the wood-carved altar of St. Jakobs Church and marvel at half-timbered houses, the city gates, and the mighty Renaissance Town Hall. In the afternoon, take some leisure time to explore the town on your own. Look for the local delicacy called a "Schneeball," a fried dough ball with many different toppings before you meet your group for your journey back to Frankfurt.

  • Guided tour to Heidelberg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Admission to Heidelberg Castle
  • Admission to the church or museum in Rothenburg
  • Round-trip transportation to and from Frankfurt
  • Live tour commentary in English and German
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet in front of the entrance of the Le Meridien Hotel. Your guide will be waiting there to bring you to the vehicle.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • A minimum of 4 people are required for this activity to take place
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. If you have limited mobility, this tour may not be suitable for you.
    • Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour start time
    • This activity operates in most weather conditions
    • Wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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    Peter was our tour guide for two tours that we booked. He always does an amazing job. Had a wonderful time!

    March 29, 2023

    This was amazing!! We had the best tour kid who was knowledgeable, funny, and went above and beyond for us! Would go again!

    November 8, 2022

    Our guide was Peter and it was a small group. He was patient and the trip took 2 more hours than stipulated, not because of delays or traffic jam but because Peter gave us all the time and flexibility during the trip. Rothenburg is really nice, must visit. It rained when we reached Frankfurt and he offered to drop us at our hotel, which was 2 train stations from the meeting point. Awesome experience.

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    September 27, 2022

    Product ID: 207885