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Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

Experience a castle tour in the Middle Rhine Valley, where fine wines from ruby red Pinot Noir to shimmering golden Riesling are grown. Discover one of Europe’s oldest trade routes along former toll castles and robber barons' nests, where Victor Hugo, Goethe, and Heinrich Heine are onboard in spirit. Explore beloved places of the Middle Rhine Valley that inspired the poets who created Rhine Romanticism. This section of the Rhine, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, is home to more castles than anywhere else. Admire Rheinstein Castle, Reichenstein Castle (Trechtingshausen), the ruins of Ehrenfels Castle, and the fabled Mouse Tower of Binger Loch. See the Nahe river flow into the Rhine and marvel at Klopp Castle before continuing on to the Niederwald Monument with the Germania and the Niederwald Temple in Osteinpark. Let the myth of the Rhine Romanticism enchant you. Admire the red wine region of Assmannhausen with its famous Pinot Noir vineyards as well as the flourishing town of Bingen with the beautiful Rhine park of the 2008 horticultural show and Rüdesheim with the famous Drosselgasse.

Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castles and Palaces Boat Tour

Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castles and Palaces Boat Tour

Hop into a boat in Koblenz and take a tour of the Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest density of historic palaces and castles in the world. Marvel at the spectacular architecture as you cruise along the River Rhine. Head to the meeting point to begin your tour. Once in the boat, set off along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine, the gateway to the World Heritage Site of the Lower Middle Rhine Valley. Pass various castles and palaces on the ride, including Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, and Stolzenfels Castle. See the historic wine village, and admire the Lahn estuary's Johanneskloster and All Saints Chapel. Take in views of Deutsches Eck, Martinsburg, Marksburg, and more in the verdant riverside scenery. During the tour, onboard catering is available for you to grab a drink or bite to eat. In Braubach there is the possibility to interrupt the tour and visit Marksburg Castle. A later ship will take them back to Koblenz.

Koblenz: 2-Hour Sightseeing Cruise on the Rhine

Koblenz: 2-Hour Sightseeing Cruise on the Rhine

Welcome aboard the comfortable and exclusive ship La Paloma for a cruise in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage Site. On no other stretch of the Rhine are the castles and palaces so beautifully strung together. On board the La Paloma, you can relax and enjoy the view. Start in Koblenz and first sail a short distance down the Rhine with a view of the Rhine in front of Koblenz, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and the famous "Deutsche Eck" (German Corner). At the mouth of the Moselle, the ship turns around and makes its way up the Rhine to Braubach to Marksburg Castle. The cruise takes you past the Electoral Palace of Koblenz (Kufürstliches Schloss Koblenz), the Koblenz Brewery, Lahneck Castle, Stolzenfels Castle and the Königsstuhl in Rhens. In Braubach (castle Marksburg) the ship turns around and sails back to Koblenz.

Cochem: Panoramic Cruise on the Moselle River

Cochem: Panoramic Cruise on the Moselle River

Take in the sights of picturesque Cochem and the Moselle Valley aboard a relaxing river cruise. As you cruise down the Moselle River, enjoy amazing views of preserved timbered houses and lush vineyards. Marvel at the majestic sight of Reichsburg Cochem, a 1,000-year-old castle with a storied past perched high above the river on a mighty rock.     Learn about the history of this small town on the banks of the Moselle in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of southwestern Germany. During your trip, the audio commentary will explain all the sights and important town historical events in both German and English.    You are welcome to enjoy snacks and drinks offered a la carte.

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhine Valley, with its vineyards and picturesque towns and villages. See the mighty medieval castles – the area has the highest density of such buildings in the world. Marvel at the stunningly beautiful "Lorelei-Felsen," or Siren's Rocks, and enjoy fantastic views over the valley from the Niederwald monument. In the summer you can ride on the Assmannshausen cable car down into the valley (optional), have lunch in a marvelous restaurant on the banks of the Rhine (included), and then take a wonderful Panorama boat trip to St. Goarshausen, past the famous Loreley. Try fine wines on location in a small tavern and or just lose yourself in the picturesque little town of Rüdesheim. Please note that the tour will only stop at Rüdesheim if time allows.  In winter time it may be possible that steamers do not operate in case of bad weather or water conditions. In this case, you will visit a castle instead. You'll travel back to Frankfurt by bus when the tour is finished and will be dropped off at the meeting point.

Trier: Guided City Walk with Wine Tasting

Trier: Guided City Walk with Wine Tasting

Enjoy 5 different wines with historic connections to buildings or places in the city center of Trier on this guided walking tour. Uncover the city's fascinating history on your way from the Porta Nigra gate to the Viehmarkt Square. Meet your guide near the Porta Nigra, a gate that was built by Romans as part of the city's fortifications system. Make your way through the city's streets which are dotted with Roman ruins and breathtaking cathedrals. Savor 5 different wines along the way, or have some grape juice instead(Bookable over E-Mail). Snack on some bread with your drinks and hear about how each wine is connected to this lush wine-growing region. Finally reach Viehmarkt Square where the tour ends outside the Forum Baths, which are ruin of a Roman bath complex.

Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

Discover one of Germany's oldest cities on a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine in Koblenz. Marvel at the Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and more, and listen to interesting commentary as you travel. Board the cruise in the heart of Koblenz and set out to discover this historic city from the water. See one of the city's most iconic locations, Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet as you head towards the island of Niederwerth. Sail past the idyllic area of Vallendar, marvel at the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, enjoy views of the city's Old Town, and more, all while listening to interesting facts about these sights through the boat's speaker system. At the end of your cruise, you'll return to the starting point, the ideal spot from which to explore the city's sights on foot. 

Trier: Guided Old Town Highlights and History Walking Tour

Trier: Guided Old Town Highlights and History Walking Tour

Embark on a city walking tour of Trier and uncover the history behind each turn from your guide. Trace the ancient origins of this city and watch its story unfold around you, from the Roman Porta Nigra to the home of Karl Marx. Meet your guide near the Porta Nigra and start your tour. Built by the Romans as early as 170 AD, the Porta Nigra has become an important city landmark. Learn about Trier's Roman origins and what life was like under Roman rule. Admire architecture from the Middle Ages and see examples of its evolution to the present day. Hear stories and anecdotes of those who made their mark in this historic city, such as the philosopher and revolutionary Karl Marx and see the house where he used to live. Let the city tour of Trier take you into a world full of history that still fascinates visitors with its mixture of old and new, elements of antiquity, modernity, and everything in between.

Speyer: Technik Museum Speyer Ticket with an IMAX Dome Film

Speyer: Technik Museum Speyer Ticket with an IMAX Dome Film

Enter a Submarine, visit the Space Shuttle Buran, and trace the history of technology with this ticket to the Technik Museum in Speyer. Experience a 22.000 Watt, 6-channel sound system, and a dome-projection area of 1000 square meters with the included IMAX Dome theater ticket.  Explore technology from the underwater world to space. Find out what the inside of a submarine looks like and what a sea cruiser needs to operate. Learn about how big a Jumbo Jet really is. Hear what the world's largest organ sounds. Uncover how a Chinese steam locomotive ended up in Speyer and discover the story of the Space Shuttle Buran. Alongside Europe's largest aerospace and naval exhibition, see a variety of aircrafts, classic vintage cars, racing and classic motorcycles, historic fire engines, and steam locomotives.  View exhibits with mechanical instruments, rare items and vingate fashions. Every year in May, the museum comes to life with a Brazzeltag event where you can see vehicles with tremendous cylinder capacity, horsepower giants, and curiosities that can be experienced live. After visiting the museum, check out your choice of documentary film with the included IMAX Dome tickets. The gigantic screen, the unique sound-system, and the brilliant picture quality of IMAX guarantee a movie experience beyond description. 

Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castle Sightseeing Cruise

Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castle Sightseeing Cruise

Make unforgettable memories with this romantic cruise along the Rhine Castle Trail. Marvel at the picturesque landscapes of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley on this cruise from Koblenz.  Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the Koblenz 2 Bridge and relax as you take in panoramic views of the city of Koblenz. Dive into the rich and diverse culture that’s developed in the city through the centuries with commentary over the ship's speakers.  See historical buildings like the Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, and the Stolzenfels Castle. Reach the mouth of the Lahn, which past the Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Learn about the Benedictine Johanneskloster Monastery and the Allerheiligenkapelle Chapel before returning to your starting point in Koblenz.

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This was an unbelievable tour! The best wine, best tour guide! Such a gorgeous scenery. We felt extremely welcomed and taken care of. Would recommend to anyone! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Very leisurely cruise on a small ship, excellent service on board, info on tannoy in English as well so bonus! Great way to spend 2 hours on the Rhine

Recommended despite rainy weather, good ship, friendly and attentive staff, sufficient on-board catering... always a good idea.....

Lovely to see some major scenic points in such a short time. very friendly staff

Excelente views. Food and guide ok. Food service too slow.