7 days from $3,654 per person*
  • Learn the secrets of Germany’s largest wine region, Rheinhessen, along the Rhine River.
  • Discover the elegance of St Peter’s Cathedral in Worms.
  • Visit cozy wine taverns in half-timbered houses for tasty samples.
  • Enjoy the views over Heidelberg from hillside castle ruins.
  • Featuring private transfers and expertly selected hotels throughout.
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Explore the romantic Middle Rhine, one of the most beautiful areas in Germany where a wealth of notable historic buildings, fabulous castles, blend in with lush landscapes and steep vineyard slopes meet the river.

Frankfurt is a departure from most other German cities, its glaring skyscrapers mesh seamlessly with the traditional architecture below. A guided walking tour will help you understand how central Frankfurt has been in the early times of the Holy Roman Empire to being the home of German Kings and Emperors to how amazing it is that the city, and cultural heritage has been preserved through the Napoleonic War, and bombing raids in WWII. Follow the Rhine River from Frankfurt to Rudesheim passing through elegant wineries and 1000-year old castles en route. Discover the charming old town of Rudesheim, a historic destination for winegrowers. Your private guide will take you into cozy wine taverns in half-timbered houses. Your private transfer will take you to Bingen, where you will learn how “Rhoihessewoi” is made and sample six wines. Enjoy a private tour of Heidelberg with a private guide, learning the history of the centuries old university town that is looked down upon by the half-ruined hilltop castle above.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Frankfurt
    Frankfurt
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant(12)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Germany - Welcome Package(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking City Tour with Goethe House and Museum (4hrs) - Guide(20)
  • Day 2 Frankfurt to Rudesheim
    Frankfurt to Rudesheim
    • Frankfurt - Rudesheim [Touring along the Rhine River with Wine tasting (8hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide(3)
  • Day 3 Rudesheim
    Rudesheim
    • Tour - Private - Walking City Tour (1.5 hrs) - Guide(12)
  • Day 4 Rudesheim to Bingen to Worms
    Rudesheim to Bingen to Worms
    • Port Transfer (Not Included)
    • Rudesheim - Bingen [7 min] - Ticket
    • Private - 1/2 d Wine Tasting (1.5-2 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(3)
    • Bingen - Worms [1 hr] - Vehicle/Guide(3)
  • Day 5 Worms to Heidelberg
    Worms to Heidelberg
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking City Tour (2hrs) - Guide(12)
    • Worms - Heidelberg [40 min] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Heidelberg
    Heidelberg
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Old Town Walking Tour with Castle (4hrs) - Guide(10)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Heidelberg
    Heidelberg
    • Heidelberg - Frankfurt [Airport, 1.5 hr] - Vehicle/driver(3)
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Day 1: Frankfurt

For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.

Airport transfer with private vehicle and German speaking driver.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy a half day 4hour walking tour with a private English speaking guide. From 1st Century Roman settlements to those made under the Germanic tribes, Frankfurt was to become of pivotal importance to the German-dominated Holy Roman Empire, and is where the German Kings and Emperors were coronated over a millennia ago. Despite the ravages of the Napoleonic War, Nazism and obliteration by bombing raids in WWII, Frankfurt's remarkable cultural legacy prevails, making it one of the world's most important cities. Having served as the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament, it is also the city of Goethe and home to the Frankfurt School, and is nothing less than the financial centre of the European continent. The tour includes a specialized guide and entrance fees.

Accommodation: NH Frankfurt City Hotel (4*)

NH Frankfurt City Hotel is situated in the heart of Frankfurt, close to the pedestrian zone, the Zeil shopping street, restaurants and major sightseeing attractions like: the Modern Art Museum, Our Lady's Church, Cathedral and Cathedral Museum, Historical Museum, Zoo, St Leonard's Church, Museum of Applied Arts and German Cinema Museum. The airport is approximately 12.5 kilometres from the hotel. NH Frankfurt City Hotel has air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with modern comforts, including complimentary broadband and internet access throughout the hotel. The restaurant offers a selection of international, national and Spanish dishes, accompanied by a fine selection of wines, cognacs and cigars at the hotel bar. For relaxation the hotel provides a well-being area where you can enjoy spa facilities, including a fitness room, sauna, massage room, steam room and solarium.

Frankfurt
Frankfurt
NH Frankfurt City Hotel
NH Frankfurt City Hotel

Day 2: Frankfurt - Rudesheim

Enjoy a private tour as you travel from Frankfurt am Main to Rüdesheim. Discover varying landscapes, vineyards, 1000-year-old castles, the elegant spa town of Wiesbaden and the legendary father of all rivers, the Rhine. Enjoy a wine tasting en route before you are dropped off at your accommodation in Rüdesheim am Rhein at days end.

Accommodation: Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald (4*)

Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald is located in a quiet and attractive location amidst a natural park providing the ideal conditions for a relaxing holiday. Translating as "Hunting lodge", it is situated high above ‘Father Rhine’ at a picturesque location. All of the guestrooms are furnished with a love for detail.  Bedroom facilities include bathtub or shower and WC, TV, radio and direct-dial telephone. On site facilities include two all-weather tennis courts and table tennis as well as a wellness center. Relax in the large indoor pool and sauna or enjoy calm and relaxing warmth in the solarium.  Next to the hotel is a deer park where there are a number of fantastic hiking paths within the Niederwald national reserve. The hotel's cozy restaurant offers a large variety of specialties in a fine-dining atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor dining options.

Ruedesheim
Ruedesheim
Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald (4*)
Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald (4*)

Day 3: Rudesheim

Explore Rudesheim town with your private guide.  Rudesheim is a historic city of winegrowers. Explore the old town - dating back to the Middle Ages, and parts of the city's fortifications like the Adlerturm (eagle tower).  Here you will find cozy traditional wine taverns in historic half-timbered houses. You will walk through the old town, which is very pretty with its half-timbered houses. You can later take the cable car up the wine-covered hill to the huge monument on top with great views over the Rhine valley and enjoy a walk through the woods with more views. 

Accommodation: Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald (4*)
Rudesheim
Rudesheim

Day 4: Rudesheim - Bingen - Worms

Please make your way to the port independently, where you will be boarding a ferry.

Enjoy a 7 minute ferry to Bingen.

At the port you will be picked by a private vehicle. Experience Bingen wine quite intensely. A vintner in Bingen will guide you through the world of wines and explain all about how the "Rhoihessewoi" (local dialect for Rheinhessen wine) is made. You will be able to taste six wines, from a QbA quality wine to an Auslese wine, accompanied by fresh bread. English speakin vintner is not guaranteed.

Enjoy a transfer from Bingen to Worms, which takes approx. 1 hour.

Accommodation: Parkhotel Prinz Carl (4*)

Located in the heart of the city centre of Worms, the Parkhotel Prinz Carl is a short walk away from the main train station, Worms Cathedral and other sights which are all easily reachable on foot. The property offers comfortable rooms – all equipped with shower, toilet, make-up mirror, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, modem connection, satellite and pay TV, mini-bar and safe. A WLAN hot spot is available throughout the hotel. The onsite restaurant offers a wide choice of regional and international specialties for guests to enjoy.

Worms
Worms
Parkhotel Prinz Carl (4*)
Parkhotel Prinz Carl (4*)

Day 5: Worms - Heidelberg

Enjoy a walking tour of Worms with an English speaking guide. Against the illustrative backdrop of St Peter’s Cathedral (interior and exterior), Luther memorial, Jewish cemetery ‘Holy Sands’, St Paul’s Dominican monastery and Torturmplatz square, which will tell you everything about the city’s history. Entrance fees are not included.

Enjoy a private transfer from Worms to Heidelberg.

Accommodation: NH Heidelberg (4*)

NH Heidelberg Hotel is set in a central location in the historic buildings of the old brewery in Heidelberg. A mere 1km from the historical center of town and the city's castle, the hotel offers comfortably furnished guestrooms, all equipped with a wide range of modern amenities. The onsite “Bräustüberl” is a typically German restaurant which serves only dishes from the region. From spring to fall a pleasant beer garden is available to hotel guests and barbecues, live music or fondue evenings are often organized.  For guests who want to work out, the hotel provides a fitness center and sauna onsite.

Heidelberg
Heidelberg
NH Heidelberg Hotel
NH Heidelberg Hotel

Day 6: Heidelberg

Enjoy a private tour of Heidelberg in the company of a private guide for a 4hr walking tour and visit the historical part of town, which lies in the shadow of  the imposing castle ruin on top of the hill.  Ride the funicular and enjoy the views as you make your way uphill towards the castle. (Entrance fees to the castle (outside) and funicular included).

Accommodation: NH Heidelberg (4*)
Heidelberg
Heidelberg

Day 7: Heidelberg

Enjoy the approximately 1.5 hour private transfer from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

NH Frankfurt City Hotel (4*): Frankfurt

NH Frankfurt City Hotel is situated in the heart of Frankfurt, close to the pedestrian zone, the Zeil shopping street, restaurants and major sightseeing attractions like: the Modern Art Museum, Our Lady's Church, Cathedral and Cathedral Museum, Historical Museum, Zoo, St Leonard's Church, Museum of Applied Arts and German Cinema Museum. The airport is approximately 12.5 kilometres from the hotel. NH Frankfurt City Hotel has air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with modern comforts, including complimentary broadband and internet access throughout the hotel. The restaurant offers a selection of international, national and Spanish dishes, accompanied by a fine selection of wines, cognacs and cigars at the hotel bar. For relaxation the hotel provides a well-being area where you can enjoy spa facilities, including a fitness room, sauna, massage room, steam room and solarium.

NH Frankfurt City Hotel
NH Frankfurt City Hotel

Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald (4*): Rudesheim

Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald is located in a quiet and attractive location amidst a natural park providing the ideal conditions for a relaxing holiday. Translating as "Hunting lodge", it is situated high above ‘Father Rhine’ at a picturesque location. All of the guestrooms are furnished with a love for detail.  Bedroom facilities include bathtub or shower and WC, TV, radio and direct-dial telephone. On site facilities include two all-weather tennis courts and table tennis as well as a wellness center. Relax in the large indoor pool and sauna or enjoy calm and relaxing warmth in the solarium.  Next to the hotel is a deer park where there are a number of fantastic hiking paths within the Niederwald national reserve. The hotel's cozy restaurant offers a large variety of specialties in a fine-dining atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor dining options.

Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald (4*)
Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald (4*)
Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald Restaurant
Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald Restaurant

Parkhotel Prinz Carl (4*): Worms

Located in the heart of the city centre of Worms, the Parkhotel Prinz Carl is a short walk away from the main train station, Worms Cathedral and other sights which are all easily reachable on foot. The property offers comfortable rooms – all equipped with shower, toilet, make-up mirror, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, modem connection, satellite and pay TV, mini-bar and safe. A WLAN hot spot is available throughout the hotel. The onsite restaurant offers a wide choice of regional and international specialties for guests to enjoy.

Parkhotel Prinz Carl (4*)
Parkhotel Prinz Carl (4*)

NH Heidelberg (4*): Heidelberg

NH Heidelberg Hotel is set in a central location in the historic buildings of the old brewery in Heidelberg. A mere 1km from the historical center of town and the city's castle, the hotel offers comfortably furnished guestrooms, all equipped with a wide range of modern amenities. The onsite “Bräustüberl” is a typically German restaurant which serves only dishes from the region. From spring to fall a pleasant beer garden is available to hotel guests and barbecues, live music or fondue evenings are often organized.  For guests who want to work out, the hotel provides a fitness center and sauna onsite.

NH Heidelberg Hotel
NH Heidelberg Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    My trip to Scotland was absolutely wonderful. All the hotels were perfectly located, clean, and had wonderful amenities. The guides were exceptional and really knew Scotland and so much of the history. My Kensington representative, Lynne, was very helpful, very responsive, and was tremendously patient while I made numerous changes to the itinerary. It was a superb experience and one that I will never forget.

  • Ronald D. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Christian was our driver/guide. He was knowledgeable, thorough, caring/considerate and gave of his time greatly.

  • Meghan B. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    My husband and I had the time of our lives in the UK and Ireland! The tours that were set up for us were exactly what we hoped for and more. We learned so much and saw so much! Very impressed! I have already told others about Kensington tours. If you book, you won't be disappointed! Thank you, Kevin!

  • Diana G. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Our tour guide in Roma,Francesco, was the best guide we ever had on this and our last trip that was provided by Kensington. Our other guides were also very good, but Francesco was outstanding.

  • Darron J. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Our guides were excellent. Noel Clawson in Wales was friendly, knowledgeable, and just a pleasure to be around. Glen Jones for our day with him was also excellent and I would highly recommend a guided tour of London. Much more efficient than the hop on/hop off tour.

  • Edward G. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

    All of the guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and conducted themselves in a professional manner. Both Dino Quaas and Andreas Zurner were extremely helpful and added significantly to the tour.

  • Major J. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

    Our honeymoon that was setup and organized by Kensington Tours was absolutely amazing. All the details were taken care of and made our trip pleasant and stress free. Our accommodations were top notch with beautiful views located close to our destinations. Our guides and trip advisors were very knowledgeable. I would recommend Kensington tours to all my friends and family for future use as a travel agency as well as they will be our first choice in our future travel plans.

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    I loved the vacation.. Your guides were fabulous and you put me into Hotels that were exactly where we wanted to be. Will contact you for our next trip!

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