• Learn the secrets of Rhine Valley vineyards during wine tastings.
  • Visit hillside castle ruins with your private guide.
  • Led by private guide, explore the elegance of St Peter’s Cathedral.
  • Enjoy private transfers between airport and hotels.
  • Spend nights in a selection of hand picked premium hotels.
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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 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!

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Frankfurt
    Frankfurt
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Welcome Package
    • 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
    • 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
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking City Tour (2hrs) - Guide(12)
    • Worms - Heidelberg [40 min] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Heidelberg
    Heidelberg
    • 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

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.

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.
  • Vanessa Oquendo — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

  • Coby Scherr — November 05, 2013 — Europe

    Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours.

  • Couples Dellinger & Hubbell — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back.

  • John Edstrom — October 22, 2013 — Europe

    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

    My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again.

  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

  • Jay Steffan — September 24, 2013 — Europe

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.

    We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip.

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