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UnTours in German Rhine

Get Away and UnPack Once in German Rhine

The Rhine Valley is a cherished global treasure, honored as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. With Gothic churches and half-timbered houses adorning the landscape, explore by rail or river cruise to encounter the historic fairy tale villages en route. Delight in the finest German cuisine and take in the region's warm hospitality, fascinating history and rich culture.

Stay in a vacation rental apartment in a charming Rhine village.

Day trip options include Ruedesheim, Koblenz, Bingen, Mainz, Braubach, the villages and vineyards of Mosel, Heidelberg, Cologne, and more!

UnTours in German Rhine, Germany

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What's Included

  • One or two weeks in a private apartment in the Middle Rhine area between Mainz and Koblenz.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Frankfurt, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance in the form of detailed instructions and a rail schedule from the Frankfurt airport to your Rhine village.
  • A digital 2nd class 7day rail pass (7 non-consecutive days within one month), or a digital 15day rail pass (15 consecutive days) for unlimited travel on the German rail system. Seniors over 60 years receive a discount on the KD Rhine river boats.
  • An orientation session by our superb on-site staff with current information on local events, concerts, and festivals.
  • Exclusive local information on our UnTours travel app for your mobile phone to have all of our recommendations at your fingertips before and throughout your trip - researched and written by UnTours staff on the ground in Italy and full of the best restaurants, sightseeing options, and other suggestions.
  • A local cultural event. Depending on group size, it could be a dinner with our local staff or trip to Ruedesheim.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Things to do in German Rhine

Day trips: Sail, bike or take the train down the Rhine to the charming medieval towns of Ruedesheim, Koblenz, Bingen or Mainz (where you can see the Marc Chagall stained glass windows in St. Stephan’s Church, or visit the Gutenberg Museum). Another day, go up the Rhine to wander the medieval town of Braubach, or roam the storybook villages of the Mosel with their vineyards, cobbled lanes and world-famous wines. For slightly longer day trips, visit the Roman city of Trier, the university town of Heidelberg or the unforgettable cathedral at Cologne.

Sightseeing: Visit any one of 30 castles within a 50-mile stretch of your home. In July, attend the Rhine in Flames festivals where spectacular fireworks make the river look like it’s ablaze. In the fall, join in the fun of the countless local wine festivals of this unique wine-producing region.

For off-the-beaten-track activities that can’t be beat: Rent bikes and take a journey from one town to the next on flat, well-maintained bike trails that connect villages. Relax on a quiet bench watching the movement of the mighty Rhine. Have your breakfast or lunch on the KD boat (included in your train pass) while admiring the centuries-old vineyards that line the hillsides of this beautiful, bustling river or take the chair lift over the endless vineyards for a tremendous view of the Rhine Valley.


Here's what our customers have to say

Dorinda Urbauer and Louis Macaluso


We loved our trip and would recommend the area to anyone. Since I am a repeat Rhein UnTourist, I guess that speaks for itself! Being able to travel to Berlin, Baden-Baden and Munich as well made this our best vacation ever.

Holly and Mark Walla


Staff person Rita was great! Very informative and great personality. We went to several places she highly recommended and we weren't disappointed. Our apartment was the perfect location, close to the KD boat, ferry, train station and nice town with ample services, shops and restaurants.

Richard Coffin


The town of Oberwesel, the people we encountered, and the apt. were a perfect end to our day trips.

Sophia Colan


St Goar is an excellent, central location for exploring the Rhine Valley.

Bobbie and Dan Sessler


I liked seeing a new country from the perspective of someone living there, walking around the same streets, eating at the same places as the local folks there do.

Edwin and Helen Lowrey


We had several opportunities to talk at length with local people--our best UnTour out of eight in this regard. Germans were uniformly friendly and helpful. The country is exceptionally clean, neat and beautiful. The Oberwesel Mideaval Festival was a special 'plus'.

Linda Goodrich


The Rhineland was beautiful, and it was nice to have it as a base to take quick overnights to Heidelberg and Trier, which I did.

Dane Axen, Rhine Untour


I loved watching the barge traffic – even at night. I would have loved to have my mountain bike with me, to take advantage of all the perfect riding paths along the river. There were many things left undone – castles not explored, cities and museums not seen, roads not traveled…to sit back and gaze at the castles and countryside while floating along [on the KD boat line] was pure pleasure….

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