(Frankfurt, Rudesheim, Worms, Heidelberg)
Explore the romantic Middle Rhine, one of the most beautiful areas in Germany where a wealth of notable historic buildings, fabulous castles and scenic landscapes never cease to delight! Visit Frankfurt, rich in culture and history before making your way to Rudesheim, known for its many handsome half-timbered houses. Continue your journey through Bingen to Worms, one of the oldest cities in Germany before heading to picturesque Heidelberg with its captivating scenery and baroque style old town. Opportunities for local wine-tasting and soaking up culture in charming, picturesque landscapes abound on this premium tour!
Airport transfer with private vehicle and German speaking driver.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that 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.
NH Frankfurt City Hotel (4*) 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 256 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.
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.
Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald (4*) located in a quiet and attractive location amidst a natural park provides ideal conditions for a relaxing holiday. Translating as "Hunting lodge", it is situated high above ‘Father Rhine’ at a picturesque location, has 52 rooms, 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 centre. Relax in the large indoor pool and sauna or enjoy a calming 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 specialities in a fine-dining atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor dining options.
Explore Rudesheim town as well as the Broemsburg Castle and Rheingau Wine Museum with your private guide. Rüdesheim is a historic city of winegrowers. 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. Visit Bromserburg Castle and Rheingau Wine Museum. Bromserbug 1.000-year-old castle is one of the oldest castles on the Middle Rhine and part of the World Heritage.
Meet your driver for a private port transfer.
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.
Located in the heart of the city centre of Worms, the Parkhotel Prinz Carl (4*) 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 90 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 while the onsite restaurant offers a wide choice of regional and international specialties.
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.
NH Heidelberg Hotel (4*) is set in a central location in the historic buildings of the old brewery in Heidelberg. A mere 1km from the historical centre of town and the city's castle, the hotel offers 174 comfortably furnished rooms, 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 organised. For guests who want to work out, the hotel provides a fitness centre and sauna onsite.
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).
Enjoy your private transfer from Heidelberg to Frankfurt Airport.
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