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Frankfurt: Downtown Bar Tour with Cocktail Tastings

1. Frankfurt: Downtown Bar Tour with Cocktail Tastings

Dive into local drinking culture in Frankfurt on a tour to trendy bars. Hear stories and get tips about going out in Frankfurt from your local guide. Discover an extraordinary hand-crafted cocktail at each bar on the route. Share a Plate Club card and receive small surprises at the bars. Meet your expert guide in front of the Euro sculpture at Willy-Brandt-Platz, one of the most popular landmarks in Frankfurt's financial district. Follow your guide on a journey through Frankfurt's nightlife and get secret tips to help you party like a local. Stop at three local hotspots to soak up the hip atmosphere and get your buzz on as you try unique alcoholic cocktails. Finish your tour where it began in Willy-Brandt-Platz.

Heidelberg 6-Hour Tour from Frankfurt

2. Heidelberg 6-Hour Tour from Frankfurt

Enjoy a morning tour to the romantic city of Heidelberg situated on the River Neckar, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. It's simply magical. Visit the world-famous ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a stunning combination of architectural styles stretching from the Gothic period to the Renaissance. Stroll through the expansive courtyard and admire the views from the imposing terrace. Marvel at one of the largest wine barrels in the world. You then wander through the medieval town center. Here you will see the Old Bridge, the Karlstor, and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Admire the Haus zum Ritter (Knight's house) with its magnificent Renaissance façade and discover the old narrow lanes with their half-timbered houses. Heidelberg is also home to Germany’s oldest university and is full of interesting stories. And if you still have some time to spare, you can philosophize on Philophenweg (Philosophers' Way) or discover the excellent regional wines – the two go together quite nicely.

Frankfurt: 1 or 2-Hour Hotrod Sightseeing Tour

3. Frankfurt: 1 or 2-Hour Hotrod Sightseeing Tour

Climb aboard a hotrod vehicle and start your engine. Begin at the Hanauer Landstrasse and drive straight to the industrial port of Frankfurt. Take in the spectacular views of the Frankfurt skyline known as Mainhattan. Next, drive along the Mainufer river and pass by numerous museums. Continue on to Sachsenhausen before you drive over the Friedensbrücke bridge to reach the famous financial district. Finally, drive through the Gallusviertel and make a short photo stop at Frankfurt's number one hotspot, the Römer.

Frankfurt: 3-Hour Bike Tour

4. Frankfurt: 3-Hour Bike Tour

This bike tour is ideal for both Frankfurt old-timers and new visitors to the city. The tour offers the perfect mix of famous landmarks (the Römer, European Central Bank, the Goethe House, etc.), and insider tips. Your qualified tour guide will show you the most beautiful sides of Frankfurt. Your tour begins in the heart of Sachsenhausen, one of the most popular districts in the city. Numerous old buildings from the Gründerzeit period give the neighborhood its flair, as well as numerous trendy bars, cozy cafes, and a wide selection of restaurants and traditional cider taverns. Here traditional food is served in a rustic setting together with cider. Sachsenhausen was dominated by orchards up until the 19th century and apple cider was produced here. Cycle through small streets and the painters’ quarter to the southern banks of the Main River with the famous Museum Embankment. Here you will find the Städel Museum with the spectacular extension and the renowned exhibitions, the Liebieghaus, and the Museum of Applied Art. Cross over the Holbeinsteg bridge to the other side of the Main River and ride through Frankfurt’s old town. The Römer overlooks the old royal road leading to the Frankfurt Cathedral (which isn’t actually a cathedral) and the beautiful half-timbered buildings. St. Paul’s Church, the cradle of German democracy, is located only a few meters away. You will then ride along the Großer Hirschgraben to Goethe’s family residence. The famous writer was born here and spent his youth here. He impressively described this time in his autobiography Poetry and Truth. The green Alleenring was built on the former medieval line of defense in the 20th century. Cycle through the heart of the city on traffic-free roads to the new and old opera houses, and admire the impressive cityscape with its high-rise towers. A detour takes you to the old stock exchange with the popular motif of the bull and bear. Back on the Alleenring, you will cycle east of the city and return to the Main River. The new landmark of the city will then be located directly in front of you. The new tower of the European Central Bank (ECB) is the impressive counterpoint to the high-rise buildings located on the west side. One of the most popular bars in the city is situated right by the water, at the foot of the former wholesale market hall, which is now part of the ECB. The Oosten bar has a great terrace overlooking the city. Ride across the much acclaimed new bridge from the East Harbor back to the southern banks of the Main River, and make another detour to the Gerbermühle building. It was the former summer resort of the Willemer banking family. Goethe socialized here in 1814-1815 and was inspired by the daughter of the house in some of his works. The Gerbermühle building is now home to a popular restaurant. You will then cycle a few meters back to the starting point in Sachsenhausen, where the tour ends. At the end of the tour your tour guide will show you the traditional cider taverns in Frankfurt. The bike route takes you along quiet, traffic-free cycle paths and roads. Your tour guide will provide detailed information on the sights during regular stops along the way.

Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Cathedral, Financial District & More

5. Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Cathedral, Financial District & More

This hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour on board a double-decker bus will take you to all the most important sights of Frankfurt, like St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, site of the election and coronation rites of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Financial District, now Europe's most important banking center. Visit the historic Old Town, its famous City Hall – called Römer for its association with the Emperors – the Cathedral, the Church of St Paul, and Goethe's house. Scarcely any other German city boasts as many extraordinary contrasts as Frankfurt: the towers of the ancient city wall, dwarfed by the massive skyscrapers of the Banking Quarter – among them the second-highest one in Europe – offer just one of its stunning architectural vistas. Here you can see the European Central Bank, the old Hauptwache – headquarters of the town militia in the 18th Century – and the justly famous shopping quarter, known as "Zeil." And of course there is the Museum Riverbank, one of the most important cultural districts in Europe, containing the Old Opera House, the scene of internationally renowned premieres. On this tour you'll discover what Frankfurt has to offer. The last trip of the day starts at 17:15 and a circuit without stops takes approximately 60 minutes. Bus stops: 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Museumsufer 3. Eiserner Steg / Sachsenhausen 4. Haus der Jugend 5. Affentorplatz / Altes Sachsenhausen 6. Berliner Straße / Paulsplatz 7. Bankenviertel 8. Opernturm 9. Palmengarten 10. Senckenbergmuseum 11. Messe Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

6. Frankfurt: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Join a guided food tour around Frankfurt and meet fellow food lovers. Enjoy a culinary experience exploring up to 5 food spots famous amongst the locals, and taste unique dishes. Meet your guide at the central square Willy-Brandt-Platz to begin your journey. Feeling hungry? No worries, we hope you have brought your appetite as you will be tasting lots of delicious dishes on this walking tour. Taste the best signature dishes from different countries in popular restaurants, cafes, and hidden tasting spots. Get to know multicultural food specialties and find out insider information from your guide about the concept of the different food spots that some locals don't even know. Share unique dishes, a diversity of savory dishes, sweet desserts, and drinks. Enjoy an unforgettable tasting adventure together with other foodies. 

Welcome to Frankfurt: Private Tour with a Local

7. Welcome to Frankfurt: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Frankfurt from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn all the insider tips, such as the best places to eat and buy groceries. Find out the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour (minimum 2 hours). Upon booking, a guide will get in touch to confirm all the details, such as meeting place and time. They will also ask you some questions to get to know you better so that the tour can be completely customized for you. Benefit from the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around (at your expense) at any point during your tour. Put yourself in the capable hands of a local expert, and learn about the top things to see and do during your time in the city. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating on your own, and confident that you have all the information you need.

Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

8. Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

Experience the scary side of Frankfurt, Germany, on a guided walking tour that pays homage to E. T. A. Hoffmann’s short story, “The Sandman.” Visit some of Frankfurt’s top attractions while learning about the city’s history from your guide.  Your nightmarish journey starts at Frankfurt’s cathedral. There, meet your guide, a man in eye-catching clothing. Head out to visit some of the top attractions of the city. Stop at Rotes Haus, the Saalhof, the Eiserner Steg footbridge, and finally at the Mainkai with a view of the museum banks (Museumsufer).

Frankfurt: RheinMainCard - Unlimited RMV Transportation

9. Frankfurt: RheinMainCard - Unlimited RMV Transportation

Come and discover the region’s colorful diversity. The RheinMainCard offers discounts at over 70 recreational and cultural establishments while at the same time providing holders with free and unlimited use of the Rhine-Main Transport Association (RMV) throughout the entire RMV area. The RheinMainCard, available as either an individual ticket or group ticket, is valid for two consecutive days, starting on the date that is inscribed until the end of operating hours on the following day. Children up to the age of five can travel for free when accompanied by an adult. Simply exchange your confirmation voucher (received after booking) at one of the tourist office locations in Frankfurt to get started. Afterward, your RheinMainCard is yours to use freely, based on your travel needs.

Hohenzollern Castle: Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt

10. Hohenzollern Castle: Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt

Journey into the mountains of the Swabian Alps to visit one of the most remarkable fortresses in Germany. This day trip takes you through the charming woodland in the south of Germany, on a journey filled with history and stories from the height of the House of Hohenzollern. Depart Frankfurt for the drive south into the forests of Baden-Wurttemberg. Get an outstanding look at the isolated peak of Hohenzollern as the mountain rises over the countryside, crowned by the majestic 19th-century castle that stands atop its peak.  As you step onto the castle grounds, your guide will explain how an earlier fortress built on this mountain lent its name to the family dynasty that would rise to rule the kingdom of Prussia and become emperors of Germany. Reflect on 1,000 years of heritage, from Friedrich I to Wilhelm II, as you explore the mighty ramparts, courtyard, and towers. Take spectacular photographs of the surrounding lands. Next, follow your guide into the grand halls and exquisitely furnished rooms, where old paintings, porcelain, and works of gold and silver rest among artifacts from the Hohenzollern dynasty. Take a look at a uniform that belonged to Frederick the Great and the crown of Kaiser Wilhelm II before you depart for your journey back to Frankfurt.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 128 reviews

Ralph was a fantastic guide! It was great to be able to ask questions about German culture and life. I loved being able to see the city from a local's perspective.

Awesome day , would not have seen most the attractions and city had I did this city visit on my own , highly recommended.

I highly recommend getting this if you are planning to visit Frankfurt!! Well worth it!!

Frankfurt is a cosmic city ... a city of business, but also a wonderful old city

Our guide was easy to talk to and fave us background information of the tour.