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Cochem: Panoramic City Cruise Options on Moselle River

1. Cochem: Panoramic City Cruise Options on Moselle River

Take in the sights of picturesque Cochem and the Moselle Valley aboard a relaxing river cruise. Opt for a 1-hour panoramic tour or 2-hour evening tour.  As you cruise down the Moselle River, enjoy amazing views of preserved timbered houses and lush vineyards. Marvel at the majestic sight of Reichsburg Cochem, a 1,000-year-old castle with a storied past perched high above the river on a mighty rock.     Learn about the history of this small town on the banks of the Moselle in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of southwestern Germany. During your trip, the audio guide will explain all the sights and important town historical events in both German and English.    You are welcome to enjoy snacks and drinks offered a la carte.

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From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

2. From Frankfurt: Rhine Valley Day Trip

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhine Valley, with its vineyards and picturesque towns and villages. See the mighty medieval castles – the area has the highest density of such buildings in the world. Marvel at the stunningly beautiful "Lorelei-Felsen," or Siren's Rocks, and enjoy fantastic views over the valley from the Niederwald monument. In the summer you can ride on the Assmannshausen cable car down into the valley (optional), have lunch in a marvelous restaurant on the banks of the Rhine (included), and then take a wonderful Panorama boat trip to St. Goarshausen, past the famous Loreley. Try fine wines on location in a small tavern and or just lose yourself in the picturesque little town of Rüdesheim. Please note that the tour will only stop at Rüdesheim if time allows. In winter time it may be possible that steamers do not operate in case of bad weather or water conditions. In this case, you will visit a castle instead. You'll travel back to Frankfurt by bus when the tour is finished and will be dropped off at the meeting point.

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Sea Life Speyer Ticket

3. Sea Life Speyer Ticket

Visit Sea Life Speyer and discover a fascinating underwater world. Many of the animals are on the Red List of Threatened Species and were rescued or born and then raised in the aquariums. Get to know turtles, octopods, sharks, rays, jellyfish and a variety of other kinds of fish. See the sea dwellers when they are swimming right in front of you. In the World of the Corals, enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of a magnificent reef that is continuously growing and changing. Besides hundreds of tropical fish, you will also see a night tank with glowing corals and a breeding tank. With six audio stations, you will be able to get more information on life at and in the reef. Walk through the eight meter long underwater glass tunnel and dive alongside impressive sharks and rays.

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Frankfurt: Day Trip to Eltz Castle

4. Frankfurt: Day Trip to Eltz Castle

Visit the perfectly-preserved and beautifully-located castle, which has been inhabited by the same family since its construction. Admire the unparalleled architecture and the original furnishing dating back over 8 centuries. Tour rooms and halls that contain hundreds of years' worth of cultural history. Admire the festive knight's hall, the medieval kitchen, exquisite furniture, wall hangings and paintings as well as fascinating weaponry and armor. The treasury in the cellar vaults houses a precious art collection with over 500 exceptional pieces. Stop in a restaurant right on the banks of the river in the enchanting Rhine Valley on the way back and enjoy a delicious dinner before returning to Frankfurt.

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Cologne: Group Walking Tour with Brewery and Beer Tasting

5. Cologne: Group Walking Tour with Brewery and Beer Tasting

View Cologne from many different perspectives while hearing some facinating anecdotes about its history and culture on this group walking tour. Cross the famed Rhine river and see the Cologne Cathedral. Try a refreshing local beer at a brewery. Start at the at the horse statue at Heumarkt and take in wonderful panoramic views of Cologne as your cross the Rhine over the Deutzer bridge. Visit Hohenzollern bridge and pass millions of lovelocks. Pass Cologne Cathedral and stop at one of Cologne's typical breweries and taste a freshly tapped Kölsch. Circle the cathedral as you stroll to the old town the vibrantly colored apartments in the Alter Markt (old market). Finish back at the Heumarkt.

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Speyer: Group Tour with the Night Watchman

6. Speyer: Group Tour with the Night Watchman

The night watchman of Speyerer Stadtwache takes you to places and events that you would never have heard of otherwise. Shameful murderers, dissolute monks, and terrible hustlers once unleashed their mischief in this medieval city, and many a picturesque alley has kept a terrible secret for centuries. During your ramble through Speyer, you will have to strengthen your nerves for this nocturnal experience. Nevertheless, you should not be fooled by the guard, and always keep in mind that the night watchman has a loose shame and one or two of the stories are definitely lies. Enjoy a night out in the medieval old town. Visit the Cathedrals park, see the remains of the medieval city wall and monasteries, and the Jewish synagogue. Pass by the famous historic city gate, Altpörtel, and the historic quarter of Speyer. Learn about history, legends and myths Speyer was founded by the Romans and is one of Germany's oldest cities. The first known names were Noviomagus and Civitas Nemetum. Around the year 500 the name Spira first appeared in written documents. Speyer is dominated by the Speyer Cathedral, a number of churches and the Altpörtel, old gate. In the cathedral, beneath the high altar, are the tombs of eight Holy Roman emperors and German kings. The imperial Cathedral of Speyer, is one of the largest and most significant Romanesque edifices in Germany.

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What people are saying about Rhineland-Palatinate

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 836 reviews

Read the description carefully. I did this trip in off season when the tour boats in the Middle Rhine do not run so using a tour company insured that I had a spot on one of the few boats that were running. The bus transport meant that I could view everything, which from a train is not possible due to tunnels and speed. Yes, you can do it more cheaply, yes there is some repetition up and down the road, but the scenery made it worth it. Our guide Michael was super friendly and told lots of bad jokes about his wife (who wasn’t there to defend herself) but you know the type, just roll with it and you’ll have some fun. I don’t drink alcohol so the wine tasting was lost on me but others seemed to enjoy it.

A great day, as described. Lunch was good, wine tasting brief & no pressure to purchase. The boat cruise was lovely and our guide was informative and entertaining.

I took the trip with my godson (21 years old) from Ireland. We had a lot of fun on this ride. I also really enjoyed the trip as a tourist in my own country.

It was a nice and scenic boat cruise with lunch and wine tasting included. The guide was friendly and informative. I enjoyed the day trip.

Wonderful guide. Informative. Meal was good. Small group. Loved it.