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Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise
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Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise

By ETS Touristik GmbH
Swap the hustle and bustle of Frankfurt for a relaxing day cruise down the scenic Rhine River. Access spectacular panoramic views of Rhine Valley sights that you wouldn’t see otherwise, including romantic villages, vineyards, medieval castles, and more. The tour isn’t restricted to staying on the boat—get the chance to jump off, taste wine, and explore the historic Rudesheim.
from
$152.06
per adult
from
$152.06
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 7h 45m
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Mobile ticket
German, English

Highlights
  • No need to book transfers—travel from Frankfurt in a luxury coach
  • See the UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley from the comfort of a steamer boat
  • Flexible experience—pick from a half-day or full-day tour
  • Great for wine lovers—enjoy tasting local Rhine Valley wines

  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (full-day trip) or dinner (half-day trip)
  • Wine tasting
  • Boat ride
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Departure details
  • Wiesenhüttenpl. 38, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Departure is at 11:15 am for the Full Day Tour and at 3:15 pm for the Half Day Rhine Tour in front the entrance of Hotel Le Meridien, Wiesenhuettenplatz 38 in Frankfurt
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5326RHINE

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that in winter season we do charter boat trips, when regular cruise lines do not operate. On few occasions, i. e. low waters etc. we may visit a castle instead.
  • Audioguide in several languages (only on the boat) available on request
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infants and children must sit in a child seat, which means they need a separate seat, no matter which age (legal regulation)
  • We can only carry foldable wheelchairs with us / The clients needs to walk at least a few steps to get on the bus
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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How much is Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise?
Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise price starts from $152.74. Discover and book Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise cancellation policy?
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Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise is hosted by ETS Touristik GmbH. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact ETS Touristik GmbH on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5326RHINE

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wiesenhüttenpl. 38
    Wiesenhüttenpl. 38, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Departure is at 11:15 am for the Full Day Tour and at 3:15 pm for the Half Day Rhine Tour in front the entrance of Hotel Le Meridien, Wiesenhuettenplatz 38 in Frankfurt
    See address & details
  • 1
    Wiesenhüttenplatz
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal)
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Loreley
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Drosselgasse
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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emmawM1650FN
emmawM1650FN
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Interesting, relaxing, historical tour
Guide was knowledgable and friendly, the castle was really interesting, especially the world's largest wine barrel.
TravelerNicolev
TravelerNicolev
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Fun day trip from Frankfurt
Heidelberg is a beautiful city and the castle is one of the few intact castles I visited in Germany. Peter was an e
Lonna C
Lonna C
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Excellent for a 1/2 day
It was great for the first day in Europe since it was a 1/2 day. Heidelberg is worth your time. Some may want more
josephwZ1134ZF
josephwZ1134ZF
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Worse than Terrible!
I expected to be able to hop on and hop off on this Frankfurt City tour. This was not the case! I entered the bus
dcivili
dcivili
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Great guide, would love more time off tour to visit the town during Christmas market time
Our Guide was excellent, and he knew a ton of information about both the town and the church. The tour was tight on
KWinner2626
KWinner2626
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Hilarious and informative tour.
Our tour guide was hilarious and bus driver was very kind. This was a fun tour and I highly recommend it. Lots of
christine r
christine r
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Worth it!
Definitely recommend. Thomas was very knowledgeable and super friendly. Transportation was very nice. We could have
Wingfield73
Wingfield73
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Worst hop on hop off ever
The tour lasted only a scant hour and apart from the riverside section, was totally boring. It didn't go into the o
Joseph W
Joseph W
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Worse than terrible 😩
This was no hop on hop off. I got on and listed to the headset not a tour guide. The driver drove like a taxi and i
Lester G
Lester G
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7 hours in traffic. 2 hours sightseeing. Not worth the money and time!
Both towns are beautiful and charming, especially at Christmas time when the Christmas markets are set up. However,
808aleksandrr
808aleksandrr
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Must visit experience
Visited in September and December this year. For a short vacations this time and I love it. Definitely I will go ag
cheryltJ7410MO
cheryltJ7410MO
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Pleasant & informative
Beautiful old town, fantastic views. Plenty of time to explore a bit on our own & try the local brewery. Enjoyed th
Danila R
Danila R
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Not long enough
It was a really nice tour but I would have liked for it to be longer. The limited time doesn’t give you enough time
abdulmohamedz
abdulmohamedz
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Amazing Heidelberg Day Trip with Amazing Peter
Peter was amazing, full of humor and knowledge of the places we were visiting. Transport was clean and comfortable.
Gina S
Gina S
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Great service
We were left stranded by the red gray line hop on/hop off service at the natural history museum in frankfurt. They
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aaiandrea
Oceanside, CA175 contributions
Super trip, excellent Tour-guide
Very knowledgeable friendly and helpful
Worth the money, don’t miss it
135 Euros well worth it
Trip included dinner, nice and tasty in a very wine type Restaurant, wine tasting and boat ride. We saw the beautiful castle on both sides of the river and enjoyed a lovely glass of wine on the trip
Our tour guide was helpful getting on an off the bus and explained some specifics of each site we visited.
The Niederwald Monument was so impressive, do not miss it. It is a great milestone in German history.
It can also be visited on a private tour
Enjoy
Written May 22, 2022
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Puja T
5 contributions
Oct 2022
Our tour guide Michael was funny, welcoming, reliable, and provided wonderful narrations on the trip (but still left lots of quiet time for us to enjoy the scenery). Food was good, drinks on board the boat were nice, and so many castles! My favorite was the chair lift over the mountain. The entire trip was relaxing, informative, and very fun.
Written October 25, 2022
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208LisaR5
Eagle, ID37 contributions
Nov 2022
This off season tour left a lot to be desired.

Our tour guide, Micheal, was terrific. Wonderful English, funny, and full of information. The pickup location was great - close to the train station and easy to find.

The tour itself was lacking. The cruise portion was only two hours. We had a lovely drive to the river, but missed two of the included stops we were supposed to see -
'explore historic Rudesheim' - no time was allowed for this and there was no point as the town was closed up due to off season. Not a soul to be seen or a shop open. We were supposed to stop at the Neiderwald Monument but that didn't happen. I was told it would be after the cruise, but it wasn't, and in fact it was dark after the cruise. There is no stop at Loreley (summer only). We were also to stop at an attractive alleyway Drosselgasse, but that didn't happen. After getting off the cruise we did a short wine tasting, then headed back to Frankfurt. The last two hours were in the dark, so no more sightseeing.We understand in the off season, the weather may not cooperate or many businesses may be closed. The tour should be moved to start earlier so sights can be included before the cruise and/or more of the tour is in daylight, and it certainly should be priced for the off season, as much of the 'included' experiences are not offered. According to the online availability/pricing calendar, the price is the same every day, all year long. I would not do this again at this price.
Written November 22, 2022
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Makaela H
Roseville, CA1 contribution
Jan 2023
We took a 30 minute taxi into the city, walked 30 minutes to get to the meeting point, only to find that our trip was canceled. The frustrating part was they called me 4 times in the past two days to see if we could switch to Friday or Saturday, but I told them Sunday was the only day we could. They assured me it wouldn't be a problem. I checked my email and they did email saying they couldn't get enough people to come, so they cancelled. I just wish they would have told me that instead of assuring me sunday would be fine. I would have tried to make a way to make Friday/Saturday happen. Just disappointed they didn't try to call me to let me know. We did all that traveling for nothing and our day was wasted.
Written January 31, 2023
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Michael M
Fort Worth, TX181 contributions
Very relaxing tour. For those who cannot do extended walking, this is a wonderful choice.

The cruise allows viewing of multiple castles and villages as it moves along the river. This tour included a simple meal at a local restaurant prior to embarkation. The scenery is beautiful. Relax inside the boat or out on deck.
Written November 25, 2022
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MAK KING LAM ERIC
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
It's fine we switched to another castle trip under the bad season and weather, just noticed us early not on the same day morning please. Also it would be better alot alot if we can start our trip likes 10am, so we can have an hour for lunch or shopping in that small town, unbelievable no time for lunch since 11am to 5pm... Thank god the tourist bus failed electric for 40mins before get back to city so I can have a quick coffee and cake before back...
Written January 23, 2023
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Tesa R
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The bus ride was nice and cool and comfortable. Lunch was at a local restaurant and they served schnitzel and fries. It was ok and you had to pay for water and drinks separately. The river cruise was a bit boring. We did go during a heat wave which made it very hot but you just get on a boat and ride down a river. There is no tour guide explaining what you are seeing. It was not what I was expecting for the price. The wine tasting was a few wines they were trying to sell you. Overall it was ok. I wouldn’t recommend if you’ve seen a lot of Europe and castles. This was on the lower end of scenic cruises.
Written June 22, 2022
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NM Rick
8 contributions
May 2022
I joined a couple from Colorado and the 3 of us comprised our "group." Our van driver was fun and with just 3 of us he was able to readily field our questions. The chairlift ride into town is worth the extra cost. Since it was the start of the season and because maybe there are still some lingering Covid concerns, our cruise was lightly attended. Lunch was good; the wine-tasting event was fine ("Zum Wohl!"). This was fun, relaxing; and a nice way to finish an interesting trip to Germany.
Written May 19, 2022
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elizabethpO1181QC
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Wonderful day spent viewing many very historical sites by boat, bus and ski lift. Our group was lucky to get to take the ski lift down and see the beautiful valley from the lift before the lift closed for the season. The guide was phenomenal and very knowledgeable about German history. He was very personable, and I would love to take other tours with him as the guide. The restaurant where lunch was served was beautiful and well worth exploring. Very nice to have tastes of wine. The ice wine was one that I have wanted to try for some time.
Written October 10, 2022
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Gur Jeff H
Hillsborough, CA23 contributions
Jul 2020
Good tour, exactly as advertised. There's a cable car style ride down a side of a mountain, time to walk around the cobbled stone streets in one town, and a 1.5 hour "Cruise" on a river boat. Try to get a spot on the upper deck if you can, bring a hat on sunny days. The lunch is basic but it's included (drinks are extra) and the driver / guide is very knowledgeable and helpful. It's a great way to see the Rhine river valley in one day.
Written August 1, 2020
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