Proving there’s more to Germany than its trendy capital, Frankfurt makes for a unique visit. Here, slick skyscrapers sidle up to historic neo-gothic and Medieval buildings, with the Rhine River running along the west side, leading to the stunning Rhine Valley. Whether you’re looking to take in Frankfurt’s sights and attractions on a leisurely stroll, a hop-on hop-off bus tour or a river cruise, we’ve selected some of the best tours and day trips available in this fascinating German city.
Tours of Frankfurt
Get a real feel for the Rhine River Valley with a day trip (or half-day) to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. A knowledgeable guide will tell you all there is to know about the verdant region and, while you're at it, lead you on a Rhine River cruise and take you wine-tasting.
Heidelberg is a beautifully romantic city, with castle ruins, a historic Old Town, Renaissance architecture and the renowned Karl Theodor Bridge. See it all properly with a trusted guide and some like-minded folk alongside on a half-day trip from Frankfurt.
See the best of Frankfurt on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. The perfect way to do-it-yourself and take in Frankfurt’s top attractions at your own pace. Aboard the open-top double-decker bus you'll find pre-recorded multi-lingual commentary and have the option of 14 convenient hop-on-hop-off stops. Sights en route include the Romer (town hall), St Paul’s Church, the Palmengarten (botanical garden) and the impressive Opera House. Tickets are valid for one day, allowing you to make the most of your time in Frankfurt.
Enjoy a two-hour sightseeing tour of Frankfurt by open-top bus and see the contrasting sides of the city. Commonly known as an international trade hub, Frankfurt actually boasts many different talents, with beautiful Baroque architecture, lively plazas and impressive modern skyscrapers. See the famous Romer town hall, walk around the Old Sachsenhausen district, glimpse Goethe House – the former home of 18th-century wordsmith Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe – and marvel at the sleek buildings in Frankfurt's European banking center.
Visit Rothenburg ob der Tabuer in the Franconia region of Germany on a day trip from Frankfurt. Accompanied by an expert guide, you'll walk the streets of Rothenburg to see the best of this beautiful medieval town. Entrance fees to either St Jacob’s Church or Rothenburg’s Medieval Crime Museum are included, and you’ll have time to explore one of them independently after your guided tour.
Visit the beautiful spa town of Baden-Baden and explore the scenic woods of Germany’s Black Forest on a day trip from Frankfurt. Elegant and sophisticated, Baden-Baden offers a delightful townscape of tree-lined avenues, grand buildings and boutiques alongside its legendary thermal baths and charming Kurhaus Casino (of which you’ll get a guided tour). Following that, enjoy a relaxing drive through the picturesque Black Forest and see the legendary Lake Mummelsee.
Learn about Munich’s most important landmarks, including the nearby Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, on this day trip from Frankfurt. The day begins at Germany’s first Nazi concentration camp, where an expert guide provides important historical context to the bunkers, gas chambers and other sites. Afterwards, explore another side of German history with a comprehensive overview of Munich’s famous attractions, such as the Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche), Hofbräuhaus am Platzl beer hall, the Old Town Hall at Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt.
A shopping spree isn't usually what springs to mind when you think of guided tours, but this day trip to Frankfurt's luxury retail outlet Wertheim Village is a convenient one. You can choose the transport only option if you want to be left to your own devices, but for a bit more guidance around the 100+ boutiques, you may want to stretch for the extras. These include a €50 shopping card, lunch and a VIP card for further savings.
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