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Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt
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Visit the romantic city of Heidelberg on a half-day trip from Frankfurt. With an expert guide to show you around, you'll explore the ruins at Heidelberg Castle and discover the city's Old Town, home to Renaissance period buildings, the Karl Theodor Bridge and Heidelberg University.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions

What You Can Expect

After boarding your luxury coach in central Frankfurt, you'll travel approximately 50 miles (80 km) south to the lovely city of Heidelberg. Often described as Germany's most beautiful city, Heidelberg will greet you with pretty Renaissance buildings, framed by vivid green hills on both sides of the River Neckar.

Heidelberg Castle perches over the city, and a visit to its famous ruins will undoubtedly be a highlight of your half-day trip. The evocative castle was created as a combination of several buildings clustered around a courtyard, each one representing different styles of German architecture.

The castle is home to many interesting artifacts, including the incredible wine barrel that is stored within the castle ruins. Reputedly the largest in the world, the Heidelberg wine barrel can hold more than 51 US gallons (193 liters) of wine! Views from Heidelberg Castle are equally intriguing, and you'll enjoy panoramic views over Neckar Valley from an elevated viewpoint.

Back in Heidelberg itself, you'll take a walk around its medieval Old Town to see the famous Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) and the beautiful Church of the Holy Spirit. See Heidelberg University, which is Germany's oldest, before relaxing on your hour-long journey back to Frankfurt.

Should you be lucky enough to be on the Heidelberg half-day trip between November 23 and December 22, you will also visit the Heidelberg Christmas Markets. The Christmas Markets in Heidelberg feature over 140 beautiful wooden stalls bearing handmade gifts and baked goods. You'll have time to shop at leisure and sample delicious food before returning to Frankfurt.

Cancellation Policy

Package is not cancellable.


  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Audioguide in several languages available on request (approx. 5.00 euros)

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Central Frankfurt / ETS Greenline Tours

Departure Time

9:30am or 3:30pm


5 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Tour Options

Morning Tour

Code: EN0930

Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt departs at 9:30am 9:30 AM
Afternoon Tour

Code: EN1530

Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt departs at 3:30pm 3:30 PM

User's Reviews

Image - 03 Apr 2018 -

Ashley R

The views from the castle were incredible! Might have been my favorite activity in Germany. Our guide was friendly and informative

Image - 29 Mar 2018 -


Beautiful tour. Heidelberg is beautiful. Dont recommend going on a Sunday like we did only because there are a lot of shops that are closed. It was still really fun.

Image - 19 Mar 2018 -

Pablo Q

nice expericne.... our tour guide was great!!

Image - 06 Mar 2018 -

Deborah R

Great vistas fun group. Would do it again

Image - 05 Mar 2018 -

Jose Z

Unfortunatly was completly ruined by the previous experience to Cologne.
That as a complaint that is still unanswered

User's Picture Gallery



View from Heidelberg Castle


View up to the mountain from the old town bridge


Heidelberg castle




View from Heidelberg castle


We were all walking into where the Gazebo is kept now.


View at some of the houses across from the old bridge


Old Bridge


Heidelberg Castle





Heidelberg Castle

View of the Heidelberg Castle from the main bridge


Hang in out at Heidelberg Castle 08-2015

Tyrone and Wanda 1st Wedding Anniversary!!!



View from the top of the castle


Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle


Early Morning at Heidelberg

Archway at the Castle


Church of the Holy Spirit

Church of the Holy Spirit as seen from Heidelberg Castle.


Part of the Castle

Taken from one side of the moat...amazing views!!





Heidelberg Sights

Heidelberg Castle Ruins


Looking towards the City Gate

Quaint streets and beautiful shops and bakery's everywhere. A very pretty little town.


Heidelberg Castle

A most fantastic and beautiful Castle. A real treat!


Heidelburg from above

This photo was taken upon arrival at the Heidelberg Castle looking down onto the houses nearby.


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