We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt

From US$90.95
Highlights
  • Half-day Heidelberg trip from Frankfurt
  • Explore the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, and see the world's largest wine barrel
  • Walk around Heidelberg's Old Town, and marvel at its pretty Renaissance architecture
  • See River Neckar, the Karl Theodor Bridge and Heidelberg University
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Visit the Heidelberg Christmas Market when traveling in the month before Christmas
Read more
Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
From US$90.95
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
Select Date and Travelers
Morning TourMost Popular
Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt departs at 9:30am
From US$90.95
Afternoon Tour
Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt departs at 3:30pm
From US$90.95
Overview
Escape the bustle of Frankfurt on a half-day tour of beautiful, riverside Heidelberg! Make the short trip south by coach, then spend hours exploring the medieval town with your savvy guide. Listen to historic anecdotes as you wind through Old Town, visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, and soak up the intellectual vibe at Heidelberg University.
What to Expect
Add some small-town elegance to your Frankfurt vacation with a 6-hour tour of Heidelberg. Choose a morning or afternoon departure time, meet your friendly guide in central Frankfurt and board the coach for a 50-mile (80-km) drive into the Baden-Württemberg region. You’ll soon arrive in beautiful Heidelberg, a mosaic of Renaissance buildings and red-hued rooftops set against a backdrop of green hills. 

Begin at Heidelberg Castle, strategically perched upon a hilltop overlooking the city, where you’ll have time to tour the building’s impressive ruins. Explore the site’s architecturally diverse buildings and spaces, admire the sculpted portraits of famous German leaders, and check out centuries-old artifacts such as the Great Barrel that once stored up to 130,000 liters (about 34,342 gallons) of wine! Snap some panoramic photos of the lovely Neckar River before heading into town. Next, stroll along the cobbled streets of medieval Old Town, peeking into cloistered courtyards and viewing impressive landmarks like the Karl Theodor Bridge, the Church of the Holy Spirit and Heidelberg University — Germany’s oldest higher-ed institution.

After your tour, re-board your coach for the short ride back to Frankfurt. You’ll return to the original departure point by afternoon or evening depending upon start time.
Note: Have the good fortune of traveling to Heidelberg between November 23 and December 22? Be sure to visit the town’s magical Christmas markets, featuring over 140 decorated stalls selling handcrafted goods. Shop, nibble on seasonal treats and experience German Christmas tradition.
Reviews (252)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2018
Heidelberg Done Just Right

The half day tour was a great way to see Heidelberg. The ride was pleasant, the tour guide knowledgeable and entertaining, and the tour done quite efficiently. The driver was able to avoid traffic jams and closed streets. We were able to see the sights...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EurekaVic
Reviewed 31 October 2018
Beautiful Town

Our guide Willie had a great sense of humor and was full of interesting facts to make the approx. 1 hour ride to and from Heidelberg enjoyable. Heidelberg itself is beautiful with tons of opportunities for great pics, and tasty treats and food in its...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank DeeDeeJack
Reviewed 30 September 2018
Great trip but with a tight time schedule

We did this tour on September 1 and the weather was great. Our guide was very friendly and informative. There were two stops - one in the town and one at the castle. We had just the right amount of time to ourselves to explore...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank webboy634
Reviewed 19 August 2018
Excellent HAlf day trip

Everyone should do this if they are visiting Heidelberg. Excellent trip excellent service. I could not recommend it enough

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Tine S
Reviewed 25 June 2018
Confuse with the photos

I was trying to find the bridge as shown on the picture .. which was finally found but the photo is greater than actual.. anyway the ambiance is excellent - Lindt Chocolate is number UNO...

Date of experience: June 2018
15  Thank MomdaughterTraveller
View more reviews
Travelers Also Viewed
Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt...
484 Reviews
from US$96.70*
Black Forest and Strasbourg Day Trip...
143 Reviews
from US$270.54*
Special Offer
Frankfurt Super Saver: Neuschwanstein...
60 Reviews
from US$343.07*
US$524.97
Special Offer
Frankfurt Super Saver: City...
136 Reviews
from US$119.73*
US$141.03
Frequently bought together
Special Offer
Frankfurt Super Saver: City...
136 Reviews
from US$119.73*
US$141.03
Guided Rothenburg Day Trip from...
39 Reviews
from US$204.92*
Frankfurt 50-Minute Sightseeing Cruise
20 Reviews
from US$11.40*
Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt...
484 Reviews
from US$96.70*
Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt...
484 Reviews
from US$96.70*
Special Offer
Frankfurt Super Saver: Neuschwanstein...
60 Reviews
from US$343.07*
US$524.97
Special Offer
Frankfurt Super Saver: City...
136 Reviews
from US$119.73*
US$141.03
7-Day European Highlights Tour From...
31 Reviews
from US$628.58*