Discover the real Germany in its scenic and historic villages
Get away from the crowds and bustle of Heidelberg and escape to the peace and beautiful nature of the Neckar Valley. This private tour of the authentic German countryside takes you through several quaint Neckartal villages like Neckarsteinach and Dilsberg. Replete with a river cruise, castle tours, and incredible views of the river, this tour will show you most authentic side of Germany.
Just 20 minutes up the river from Heidelberg lies the charming town of Neckarsteinach. Known as the Vier Bürgen Stadt 0r, ‘Town with 4 Castles,’ Neckarsteinach is the perfect get-away into Germany’s wonderful countryside.
Lying right on the banks of the River Neckar this pretty town exudes peace and tranquility. Plus there are four old castles to explore. You can clamber around the ruins of two 14th century castles while learning about their long and rich history. Afterwards there is a cosy tea-shop in which to enjoy some home-made cakes. And then there is a fun local museum just upstairs to learn a bit more about the area.
Then it’s a 5 minute drive over the river Neckar to the scenic hill top town of Dilsberg. Behind the Main Gate lies a quaint little place full of smalltown German charm and an interesting history. Here we will explore castle ruins dating back to 1150 with some fascinating stories to reveal. From the top of the castle walls one can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the town and the whole area.
Dilsberg also has it’s very own chocolate shop with a delicious array of homemade truffles – a perfect authentic German gift to take home!
Duration: 3-6 hours
Price: 3 Hour Tour – €200 per person, 4 Hour Tour – €230 per person, 5 Hour Tour – €270 per person, 6 Hour Tour – €300 per person, 7 Hour Tour – €340 per person, 8 Hour Tour – €380 per person. max 6 people.
Options: Combine with a trip to Speyer Cathedral or Hiking/visiting the Odenwald Forest
Transportation: Included from Heidelberg