Heidelberg Half-Day Trip From Frankfurt

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30am or 3:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Wiesenhüttenpl. 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit the romantic city of Heidelberg on this superb half-day trip from Frankfurt. With an expert guide to show you around, you will explore the ruins at Heidelberg Castle and discover the city's Old Town, home to Renaissance period buildings, the Karl Theodor Bridge and Heidelberg University. As you will travel by an air-conditioned vehicle, it will be a comfortable and hassle-free experience.  


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions

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After boarding your luxury coach in central Frankfurt, you will travel approximately 50 miles (80 km) south to the lovely city of Heidelberg. Often described as Germany's most beautiful city, Heidelberg will greet you with pretty Renaissance buildings, framed by vivid green hills on both sides of the River Neckar.

- Heidelberg Castle perches over the city, and a visit to its famous ruins will undoubtedly be a highlight of your half-day trip. The evocative castle was created as a combination of several buildings clustered around a courtyard, each one representing different styles of German architecture. you will also enjoy panoramic views over Neckar Valley from an elevated viewpoint.

- Back in Heidelberg itself, you will take a walk around its medieval Old Town to see the famous Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) and the beautiful Church of the Holy Spirit. See Heidelberg University, which is Germany's oldest, before relaxing on your hour-long journey back to Frankfurt.

Please note: Should you be lucky enough to be on the Heidelberg half-day trip between November 23 and December 22, you will also visit the Heidelberg Christmas Markets. The Christmas Markets in Heidelberg feature over 140 beautiful wooden stalls bearing handmade gifts and baked goods. You will have time to shop at leisure and sample delicious food before returning to Frankfurt.


Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Heidelberg Palace



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Audioguide in several languages available on request (approx. 5.00 euros)

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  • 03-Mar-2020

    This was an afternoon short tour. I was able to see the castle and the beautiful old city but was not able to go into the church as I hoped. Time difference was still a factor perhaps I’ll consider a morning tour when I’ve adjusted to the time difference. I recommend this tour.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    I had a lovely time: Although only two of us showed up that cold and misty morning, the tour still went on—making it feel like a private tour! The castle ruins in particular was my favorite part and make for pretty pictures if you're a shutterbug. The half-day hours make this such a convenient sightseeing trip when you're limited on time. (I was in Frankfurt for work and didn't have much free time.) I would recommend this for Frankfurt visitors who would like to get out of the city for a short jaunt, whether they're on a layover or have a rigid schedule.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable and explained much more than Heidelberg. We enjoyed the Castle history.

  • 27-Nov-2019

    We left Franfurt at 3 pm but still manged to see everything that was on the program. There was fantastic scenery and picturesque Castles and views of the city and river. We were lucky wiuth the weather and got lots of memorable photos.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    Yes, the tour departed and returned on time, and generally met average expectations. But, the driver of our van was very hard to hear on the drive to and from Heidelberg. The only person who could follow him was the person in the front seat. The remaining six of us could not. He once asked if we could hear him, and upon receiving the news that we could not, he said he would try harder. But then he quickly lapsed back into mumbling into the windshield. A microphone is needed, particularly since there is autobahn road noise that enters the cabin. A better idea than this tour would be to simply take the train to and from Heidelberg, then take a taxi to the castle where you can spend as much time as you want. After that, a tram is close to the exit and will take you down directly to the center of town where you can shop and see the sights, again on your own schedule. There is not much value added from having the driver/guide shoo you along at his fairly robust pace.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    It was a pretty good tour. The castle and ruins were very pretty along with the fall colors. You do need to be able to do some walking and stair climbing

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Great tour you get to spend time at the castle and old town enough time to walk around I even had time to stop at a backer for some cake. Guide told us a lot very friendly

  • 25-Oct-2019

    Highly recommend this half day tour to Heidelberg with our guide Patricia. She was knowledgeable, personable and shared interesting facts with us along the way. We really enjoyed touring the Heidelberg Castle and old town area.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Our tour guide and driver were very good. She was knowledgeable and friendly. Everything ran on time and as we had hoped for!

  • 17-Sep-2019

    The local travel operator was so generous in providing the two of us with a private transport to see picturesque Heidelberg instead of cancelling the tour. The services of the tour guide, Raulf, was exceptional.

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