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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
About
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.
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 7h 45m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English
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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


Start:
  • Wiesenhüttenpl. 38, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Full Day 11:15 am / Half Day 3:15 pm Frankfurt, Wiesenhuettenplatz 38 / SIDEWALK Your guide will pick you up there! Meeting time: always 10 minutes before departure Please do not enter the hotel Le Meridien at this place, we do not pick up in the hotel lobby and also not directly at the entrance.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair 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 travellers 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 travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

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

    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

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    • Wiesenhüttenpl. 38, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
      Full Day 11:15 am / Half Day 3:15 pm Frankfurt, Wiesenhuettenplatz 38 / SIDEWALK Your guide will pick you up there! Meeting time: always 10 minutes before departure Please do not enter the hotel Le Meridien at this place, we do not pick up in the hotel lobby and also not directly at the entrance.
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    About the operator
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    • ETS Touristik GmbH
      787
      Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
      Joined in December 2008
    • taishar2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Historical and Awe-inspiring
      The castle was amazing, just like our tour guide, Boris!!! He was so knowledgeable and shared so much historical and statistical information that it was an experience we wouldn’t have enjoyed or learned so much without him.He was so accommodating and personable.
      Written May 28, 2024
    • CinthyaD
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice 1/2 day experience
      It was a beautiful 1/2 day on a Great self tour of the castle and the amazing gardens, with the entrance include audio guide in multiple languages, the castle and grounds are amazing and you have a Beautiful view of the town for great pictures.
      Written May 25, 2024
    • Carl S
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not up to TripAdvisor standards
      The van was late and not cleaned and ready (gas) for the day. It seemed this guide might be a last minute arrangement. He seemed to have his presentation and did not address questions well. This was the worst and last TA tour we have taken. One other TA tour on this trip was first class all the way. This tour was too expensive to have an experience like this.
      Written May 21, 2024
    • emcat1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Lots of history, explain with an excellent tour guide. Great views of the city make sure you book the Funicula to go up the mountain for another two stops gives you a very beautiful view of the surrounding areas! You can grab something to buy have a drink just enjoy the absolute beauty you’re in!
      Written May 14, 2024
    • Stephanie H
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not worth the cost
      This was an incredibly long trip that needs to be thought through by the tour operator. There were no meals included and the only opportunity we had to get something to eat was at a gas station. The road to the Black Forest was closed, so we didn't even have the opportunity to have any Black Forest Cake. We walked through Baden-Baden, but there wasn't any time given to shop or eat. Strasbourg was very nice, although we had very high winds. I would recommend just taking the train into Strasbourg for the day. Go on the little train that takes you around the city. Our guide/driver Willi was very nice, but he is a very aggressive driver an I was almost to the point of taking the train back to Frankfurt. The worst part is that they crammed 8 of us into a small van. It was extremely uncomfortable for such a long trip.
      Written April 16, 2024
    • aliceo816
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely trip but long drive with unsafe driver
      Trip was lovely and the sights were beautiful. However, did not feel safe with the driver /guide Willy as he was using his mobile phone without handsfree earphones, at times speaking for more than 10mins and then at times texting or checking his text. This is especially dangerous on the way back on the Autobahn with heavy traffic!
      Written March 10, 2024
    • sheerieb2016
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome tour
      This is an excellent tour. I had Peter as my tour guide and he was awesome!!! He knew all of the history of the castle and the town and was so pleasant. I highly recommend this tour
      Written March 9, 2024
    • Justin S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ask for Willi!!
      We planned a last minute trip to Frankfurt and booked this trip last minute. Willi, our tour guide was exceptional! He was very informative and kept the tour interesting, even during some of the longer drive times. We had our three young children with us (5 year old and 3 year old twins) and he never let their restlessness at some points bother him and interacted with them at any chance he had. He went above and beyond for our tour, and I would be willing to book any other trip that Willi was the tour guide for! The tour themselves were great. We got to see 2 different smaller towns in Germany, as well as Strausborg in France. We went on a Sunday so not many shops were open and it was less crowded but this made it so much better for us with having smaller children to keep track of. Us doing it in a cooler month also made it less crowded which enabled us to see more. Don’t be afraid to book this tour cause it’s cooler out! You won’t regret
      Written March 5, 2024
    • Holly Anne M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cologne & Limberg
      Great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. He knew the history and other interesting information. We really enjoyed it.
      Written February 19, 2024
    • James H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Excellent tour. Tour guide was very informative. What he didn't know about the history of the district wasn't worth knowing. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Cheers mate.
      Written February 6, 2024
    • Travel32423567047
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Appreciating Heidelburg
      Peter was an informative, humourous and pleasant guide. Time passed quickly. The views and history were illuminating.
      Written February 5, 2024
    • Kimnarelle
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience with a friendly, kind and knowledgeable guide.
      What’s not to like. Michael was a great guide. He was knowledgeable, trustworthy and patient. He gave us time to look around without feeling rushed. He was able to explain the history of what we were seeing. I found Michael to be a great host and if we’re in Frankfurt again I would not hesitate to tour with him. He started with us as a tour guide and I felt like he was a friend at the end of the tour.
      Written January 4, 2024
    • 892rhondaf
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful
      Wonderful place! I will definitely spend more time there next time!! The guides were great and the good was excellent!! The road trip was short and comfortable on the mini van. I would definitely recommend this one or the all day trip!
      Written December 19, 2023
    • A3701ISsylviah
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Extortion attempt!
      The places I saw were beautiful but this trip was completely tarnished by a greedy tour guide who, on the way back, when we were stopped in Baden Baden, wanted to invoice me for extra hours on the trip. We hadn't even reached the posted time for the trip yet. I prepaid over $1,500 for this trip. We didn't do any special stops at my request - we only did the things that were highlighted in the itinerary. All the way back to Frankfurt, I was interrogated about how much I paid, how many other trips I was booked on and the total I paid. Coincidentally, I met a couple on my Rhine tour the next day who took the same tour, paid the same amount for two people, started the tour at the same time I did (9:30 am) and arrived back in Frankfurt at the same time I did. They were not subjected to extortion attempts for more money!! I ended up giving the driver EUR 200 cash when he dropped me off because he made me feel obligated. What a royal rip-off! Fair warning to the solo traveler - you will instantly be targeted in an extortion attempt to pay much, much more for the trip than what it was worth. Incidentally, I took a number of tours while I was in Frankfurt (with larger groups, thankfully) some of which were longer than this one, and none of the tourists were harassed to pay more. I would like an explanation for this extraordinarily dishonest behavior please.
      Written December 8, 2023
    • Francine T
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not good value for money!!
      Not a good value for money spent. Not enough time spent exploring the village Didn’t include inside castle experience!!
      Written November 13, 2023
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    4.0
    4.0 of 5 bubbles145 reviews
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    42
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    Peter B
    Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were picked up in a Ford Transit van, 6 adults squeezed uncomfortably in the back where for more than 3 hours you felt every bump in the road. Then on our way to visit listed sites we suddenly did a u turn as the driver has mistimed the boat, the only one operating for the day…..we were lucky he found it? Then lunch, again the only place he could get to open just for us was a disappointment, food average at best and then we had to pay for water & coffee……..other unhappy travellers challenged the host as to why we were not going back to the sites, eventually relenting we drove an an additional hour in the van to drive past the site.
    Most businesses in the little villages were closed, which the host repeated regularly.
    Suggest they should not operate in winter.
    Written January 28, 2024
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    alex M
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    Just to put things into context, the tour is primarily by air conditioning bus. You drive to a town outside of Frankfurt which is nice to see but not a lot to do. You then have lunch in a cafe , no issues with the food but the setting could be improved….

    The boat itself is fine and was the best part of the tour - the boat was a public ferry make no mistake. The boat ride lasts for an hour to a town nearby where you board the bus., again. The wine tasting really needs to be reworded, as we returned to the same cafe we had a meal in to be greeted by 4 shot glasses of wine for each member of the tour. This was disappointing. All in all the trip wasn’t what we expected it to be and not worth 150 euro each.
    Written July 17, 2023
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    Holly
    Crestwood, KY3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Family
    This was an absolutely incredible trip. Our guide took time to walk through the bus and talk to each group personally. He welcomed questions about the country and the area. The restaurant was so unique, the local food was great, and we really enjoyed the wine tasting. We wish would have purchased some! The boat cruise was top knotch. I would recommend purchasing a guide book before getting on the boat to tell about the castles you'll see on the way. There's a shop right by the boat, and our guide recommended the best book option. Would highly recommend this trip!
    Written February 24, 2024
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    Puja T
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    kmh
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    The boat ride was cool, but had my friend and I known it was only 1 hour out of the 7.5 we would’ve driven ourselves. The restaurant was mediocre and beware not even the water is included with your lunch … literally everything is extra. The other people didn’t know that either. Cable car = extra water or coke or beer= extra … everything on boat= extra. Guide was awesome but honestly a bit of a rip off for such a short time on the boat. You can’t tell me a 15 euro meal and a 45 minute trip(x2) is worth 160 usd especially when the boat ride separately is 20-30 euro.
    Written July 5, 2023
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    Jason H
    Leesburg, VA55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall trip was definitely worth it. They bring you to areas you wouldn’t otherwise think to go to as a regular visitor. Lots of culture and history, a ton of castles and old cobblestone towns. Really good trip for pictures. At the lunch, the food is decent, but they charge/overcharge for water which is petty. This is the same place you’ll go back to at the end of the trip for the wine tasting. They then try to upsell you on wine. If they hadn’t snaked us for $2.50 for a glass of water (each) I may have been more interested in the wine. Overall though, trip was great, guide was great, boat trip on the Rhine was very nice. Would recommend.
    Written June 9, 2023
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    Michael W
    Louisville11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    This was a great trip and was a fantastic experience. This tour is accessible if you are able to take a couple of steps into the van/bus. Most surfaces are flat and easily taken in a wheelchair. The cruise boat is accessible but only on the first level, not outside. You still get great views and will have a fantastic time. Highly recommended. Great food, great food, and you will learn and see lots.
    Written May 30, 2023
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    Gur Jeff H
    Hillsborough, CA23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Makaela H
    Roseville, CA1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    208LisaR5
    Eagle, ID36 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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