Rhine Valley Trip From Frankfurt Including Rhine River Cruise

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  • Duration: 7 Hrs 45 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • 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.

Overview

See the best of Germany's Rhine River Valley on a half-day or full-day trip from Frankfurt. As a time-friendly way to see the Rhine Valley, both trips include a must-do Rhine River cruise and local wine-tasting session amid stunning scenery. Choose the tour that best suits your interest and witness the beauty of Germany like never before. 

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

Leave the city of Frankfurt behind for an unforgettable day of River Rhine sightseeing! This stretch of the Rhine Valley is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and comprises romantic villages, pretty vineyards and medieval castles that frame the spectacular River Rhine in central Germany.

Winding northwards from Switzerland to the North Sea, the River Rhine is stretching an impressive 766 miles (1,232 km). To see it all would require several days, so your Rhine Valley Day Trip focuses on its beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed stretch.

For those with less than a full day to spare, choose the half-day Rhine Valley trip to enjoy a Rhine River cruise (from Kaub to Rudesheim) followed by a wine-tasting session and dinner. This is a great way to experience this unforgettable region in a short space of time.

Alternatively, the full-day Rhine Valley trip includes a longer Rhine River Cruise which passes the iconic Loreley Rock. You will relax over lunch in a gorgeous riverside restaurant and then take a Rhine River cruise to the harbor at St Goarshausen. Here you will disembark for a wine-tasting session before spending time at leisure in Rudesheim with its many wine bars and shops.

Inclusions

Wine tasting

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned bus

Lunch (full-day trip) or dinner (half-day trip)

Exclusions

Gratuities

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)

Please note that in the winter season, when steamers are not operating, you may visit a castle instead

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Nov-2019

    Enjoyed this very much, tour guide was great. Many magnificent castles! Even enjoyed a glass of wine on the boat. A wonderful day!

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Very disappointed with Driver and his attitude. He took us to a restaurant for lunch where they would NOT open a bottle of fresh mineral water - even when we offered to pay for it, Instead they provided a glass of stale water which they claimed to be ‘fresh’ without the evidence.So when we produced our own they would NOT allow us to open it. The Driver took their side and was forcing us to take the glass of water they served and which they did NOT open and pour from a bottle in front of us.
    This scenario made us feel very, very embarrassed. I refused to be bullied by the Driver and the restaurant and eventually after making insulting and hurtful remarks we were allowed to take a few sips of our own small bottle of water. We have NEVER come across such behaviour.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    To be on a boat for 90 minutes we had to endure 8 hours of nonsense. The lunch on the so-called river side restaurant was a joke. 40 people crammed into a small room with creepy decorations. The food was not fit for my dog. Deep fried tough turkey or two spoonful of rice and veggie topped with tomato soup. Then there were the stops at some statue and so-called shopping town where there was nothing but trinkets. The wine tasting was the “highlight” of the trip. You’d thought it would be a stop at one of the numerous vineyards along the Rhine river, but no we were back to the creepy restraint. This time the room we were crammed into was even smaller. My friend and I didn’t bother to go in because there were no seats left. The wine itself was literarily s few sips in thumb sized “glasses”?-if we could call that use glasses. On the way back to the city center we were compelled to detour to the airport hotel because they needed to drop a few customers off, that detour was at least 39 minutes. For the price we paid, we could have hired a car and went cruising down the river, the whole process should not have taken more than 4 hours.

  • 19-Sep-2019

    The ride was nice, the driver and guide was very friendly and gave some interesting information during the drive. The ski lift down to the river was one of the highlights for me... I highly recommend this option. The lunch was... Fair. A small piece of turkey schnitzel, a small bit of sauerkraut, and... Fries? Really? Seems cheap on their part. The waitress was not very friendly at all. The cruise itsself was awesome. Amazing beautiful views of the valley and many castles, as well as the loralei rock. After the cruise is a wine tasting. Again... I get that they dont want to spend much money on your wine and it's just a tasting... But you dont even get enough to get a real taste or experience of the wine. Overall i would recommend the trip and i enjoyed myself very much. And the pictures i took are priceless.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Good guide. Very tacky restaurant with very unfriendly staff. Had to pay for dessert --cash only. Food terrible. Taken back to same place for wine tasting. No seats on boat for cruise for quite some time . Waiting to see Lorelei rock, music playing announcement in German. Missed it completely. Tips are supposed to be anon, but guide brought a box around the bus and stood over me waiting for me to get money out of bag. This made me extremely uncomfortable and ruined the trip.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    My only down side would be when you are having lunch was the charge for a wine or beer it is written on voucher but I feel more mention would be helpful quite a few people in our group were not aware

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Sadly some of the negative reviews about this tour is quite true. We chose to do this tour because we didn't know the route ourselves to navigate the boat schedule and drive routes along the Rhine river. The pick-up from the Frankfurt am Main city center was very convenient. The tour guide was very personable. They take you to a monument in Rudesheim up a hill to take in the panoramic view of the Mainz river, they give you the option to take this ski-lift down to the river valley from there for an additional 5.5 euros per person, which I would highly recommend. The views are spectacular. The lunch - as per the horrible reviews - is very accurate. A cheap small piece of pork schnitzel and fries on the side. Drinks and dessert are NOT included and you have to pay. It's a pretty bad lunch. Then the ferry ride down the Rhine is super nice. takes 40 mins, then they take you back to Rudesheim to the same place you had lunch to do a wine tasting.. but the wine tasting is pretty sub-par....they serve you 4 types of local wines in what can only be called a plastic cough syrup cups. And tasting means you get one table spoon of wine to slurp back in those awful cups. It didn't do the wine any justice (which aren't cheap wines either) but this is probably the worst wine tasting experience I've had. Then they give you some free time to roam around a town before being driven back to Frankfurt. It's not terrible if it's your first time but honestly.. think they need to upgrade/update the itinerary as it's quite a routined and lacks much excitement.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    The guide, Michael, was informative but there were some disappointing things. We paid the additional for the chair lift ride but there weren't any sights to see other than trees. The lunch was good but had to pay for dessert. Didn't know until they came around for money. The real kicker was when the guide came around with a tip box and stood over you waiting for money. I have never experienced this type of rudeness on a tour. Usually they stand outside the bus and you don't feel pressured to give. Then we heard him tell the bus driver, we got over $200.00 to split. How tacky can you be.

  • 08-Aug-2019

    We enjoyed the day trip to the middle Rhine river and castles. The eight hours was packed with variety and was fun. We thought it was good value

  • 08-Aug-2019

    Booked this trip as v were reaching Frankfurt at 8 in the morning and din intend to waste a day. The guide was good and quite friendly . Comfortable journey . The boat ride was okay. Have travelled in better ones . The info being provided on the boat wasn’t very clear...

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