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Heidelberg & Frankfurt Markets

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Discover a Festive European atmosphere

With its idyllic location and romantic castle, Heidelberg has long been one of Germany's most popular destinations. Discover the city and its Christmas Market, before visiting Frankfurt's own world-famous Christmas Market.

  • Heidelberg, including a guided tour
  • Heidelberg Christmas Markets
  • Funicular journey and entry to Heidelberg Castle
  • Heidelberg Card
  • Frankfurt Christmas Market
  • Stunning 4-Star Accommodation
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Heidelberg & Frankfurt Markets 2017Tour Details

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Day 1 Heidelberg

London to Heidelberg

After meeting at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office, we depart on the Eurostar to Paris, where we join a connecting train to Mannheim in Germany. From here we travel by coach to Heidelberg, a beautiful city set amongst sloping wooded hills of the River Neckar. An ancient seat of learning, Heidelberg has been home to Germany's most famous university since it was founded in 1386. We spend four nights in the pretty town at the 4-Star Crowne Plaza Hotel.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Heidelberg Christmas Market
Heidelberg Christmas Market

Heidelberg and its Christmas Market

Heidelberg was the setting for Romberg's famous Student Prince operetta, and today we get a feel for the unique flair of the town on a guided walking tour of the magnificent Old Town, taking in the delightful sandstone buildings and crooked, narrow streets. Following our tour we take the funicular railway from the Kornmarkt to visit Heidelberg's atmospheric castle, set on a hilltop overlooking the city. In the afternoon you are free to explore Heidelberg and its Christmas Market.

  • Breakfast
  • Guided City Tour
  • Tour of Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg Castle
Day 3 Frankfurt Old Opera House
Frankfurt Old Opera House


We take a coach to the former Imperial city of Frankfurt, where you can visit the wonderful Christmas Market which stretches right through the Old Town down to the River Main. You are free to absorb the sights and scents of the fantastic market, which is packed with enticing goods and crafts. Within the Old Town is the stunning Römer, a medieval building which has housed the city hall for 600 years, as well as the Kaisersaal, where coronation banquets were held during the Holy Roman Empire.

  • Breakfast
  • Excursion
  • Excursion to Frankfurt
Days 4-5 Eurostar Winter
Eurostar Winter

To London

Today is free for you to enjoy Heidelberg's Christmas Markets, which is spread through the Old Town, and are filled with gift ideas and tasty treats. Packed with authentic stalls and brilliantly illuminated, the Christmas Markets are perfect for soaking up the festive atmosphere. Be sure to use your included 1-day Heidelberg Card for free travel on public transport, plus discounts in a number of museums, shops and restaurants. You could also take a trip to Neuburg Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery dedicated to Saint Batholomew.

On Day 5 we leave Heidelberg and return to Mannheim by coach. Here we board the train to Paris, where we join the Eurostar to London.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 30 miles from your start and end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 19 miles from your start and end point.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg

Delicious meals included

  • 6 meals, including 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tour of Heidelberg and funicular journey to Heidelberg Castle
  • 1-day Heidelberg Card, allowing free admission to Heidelberg Castle and free use of the city's public transport system, with discounts in museums, shops, and restaurants
  • Coach excursion to Frankfurt and its Christmas Market.

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers
Annika Blau
Yung-Mei Choi
Heidelberg & Frankfurt Markets

Discover a Festive European atmosphere


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