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Rhineland-Palatinate Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Rhineland-Palatinate Wine tasting & winery tours

From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

1. 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.

Moselle Valley: Guided Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting

2. Moselle Valley: Guided Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting

Spend half a day in the Moselle wine region, soaking up the superb scenery and breathtaking landscapes while on a leisurely stroll through the vineyards. Listen as a knowledgable sommelier and charismatic wine ambassador shed light on the history of the region. Learn about the elaborate process of producing grapes in some of the world's steepest vineyards. Visit a family-owned estate and take a short walking tour of the facilities. Be welcomed in a wine-tasting room and learn how to taste and pair wine to specific food. Enjoy a flight of at least six premium wines with some light lunch or dinner over the course of two hours with your dedicated sommelier. A broad audience of both wine lovers and those seeking an exciting first wine-tasting experience are welcome. After your visit you will have the opportunity to purchase wines and other local products from the estate.

Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

3. Rhine Valley: Half Day Tour from Frankfurt

Enjoy a bus trip to the Upper Middle Rhein Valley, one of the most famous cultural landscapes in Germany. Your tour guide will show you a beautiful part of the river valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get to know the perfect panorama of steep vineyards, mighty medieval castles, and small, historical wine villages. A boat trip on one of the traditional Rhine steamer ships is also on the agenda. Your tour guide will tell you about the fascinating history of the valley through the centuries. During a wine tasting, learn more about the age-old tradition of wine growing, dating back to the ancient Romans. Don't expect an expert wine sampling, but rather a casual introduction to this tradition. The Rheingau is one of the best wine areas in Central Europe. A light dinner will then be served in a lovely restaurant right at the river promenade. And then it'll be time to return to Frankfurt, full of wonderful impressions of this scenic area.

Mosel: Bike and Boat Tour with Picnic and Wine Tasting

4. Mosel: Bike and Boat Tour with Picnic and Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the fairytale landscapes of Moselle on this relaxed bike and boat tour. Enjoy a picnic with local delicacies and refreshments. Begin your tour by hopping on a bike in Cochem with your filled picnic basket, waiting and prepared for you. Then glide along the countryside on an easy-to-follow route along the Moselle River. Drive directly into Beilstein (10 km) or Cross over the picturesque Senheimer Bridge and then into Beilstein (23 km). Board the ship in the early afternoon with your bike and enjoy a relaxing ride along the Moselle that takes you back to Cochem. Meet the winemaker and enjoy a wine tasting with 3 samples of your choice. Take a bottle home with you as a gift. Take some time to explore Cochem on your own and visit the Reichsburg Cochem if you wish.

Luxembourg: Moselle Minibus Day Trip with Wine Tasting

5. Luxembourg: Moselle Minibus Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Explore the region of the Luxembourgish Moselle on board a climate-controlled minibus with this guided day trip from Luxembourg city. Uncover the beauty of this area where crémant (Sparkling wine) is produced. You will have a spare time to visit the European Museum Schengen and explore the charming town of Remich.  The pick-up is at the Boulevard de la Pétrusse in Luxembourg City. Sit back and relax on the drive to the European Museum, in Schengen. Stroll through this free museum and learn about the Schengen area and the history of the European free movement.  Head on to the town of Remich for some exploration, have a nice lunch, or get some shopping downtown. Continue to the riverside commune of Wormeldange, where you will be welcomed with a fine glass of sparkling wine. Make your way to Grevenmacher to visit a second winery followed by a wine tasting, before traveling through the nature reserve in Mensdorf. Keep your eye out for local water buffaloes, with some luck you might see the water buffalo. End of the tour and return to the meeting point in the afternoon.

Mainz: Upper and Old Town Guided Walking Tour with Wine Stop

6. Mainz: Upper and Old Town Guided Walking Tour with Wine Stop

Learn about Mainz's past and present on a guided walking tour of the Upper and Old Towns. Stop by its most historical sights like the Mainz Theatre, the citadel, and St. Stephen's Church, before enjoying a fresh pretzel and a glass of wine at a local bar. Start at the Roman Theatre to get an overview of the ancient history of Mainz from your guide. From there you'll make your way through history, passing sights like the city's iconic citadel, built in the 17th century. Stop by St. Stephen's Church and learn about the beautiful windows crafted by Chagall in the 1970s. Take a break to sample some local specialties with a delicious pretzel and a glass of wine. Continue on through the Kästrich area, as you learn about its history as the site of one of the city's first hospitals, the historic brewery of Mainzer Aktienbier-Brauerei, and the Kupferberg sparkling wine cellars. In the Kupferberg's terrace and ancient alleyways, you'll hear about the roots of wine- and beer-making in Mainz, before ending the tour back in the center of Old Town at Ballplatz.

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What people are saying about Rhineland-Palatinate

Was glad to get Michael as our tour guide again. This time around we had a group of 5. We had a meal at a restaurant and since Im a vegan, I was happy that the restaurant was able to provide something for me. Michael then shared with us about the different types of wine. Since I do not drink, I decided to listen to what the wine had to offer. We then had a 2 hour boat ride which was very spectacular. We ended the trip with exploring the Christmas market at Rudeheim. It was totally a memorable trip thanks to Michael.

Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable about the area, he was funny and spoke English very well. He explained a lot about the towns along the way, the signs on the Rhein River, how far from where the river started in Switzerland. He explained about the wines and when grapes are harvested. The weather was quite cold and foggy so slightly difficult to see out of the frosted up windows on the boat ride.

Our guide was friendly and humorous. He had many stories to tell and told them well. The ride along the river was beautiful with our guide pointing out the various castles along the way. Lunch was delicious. The wine tasing was fun and included a crash course in how the wine was made. As we went in November, we had the castle tour rather than the boat ride, but it was all fun and interesting.

Great trip, very energetic guide. Despite all road challenges ( some piers were closed), the administration team could manage very well. Would recommend to any friend and family.

The driver cum tour guide is detailed and knowledgeable. He makes the trip even more enjoyable.