Call to book1-866-711-2858
Tour Search

Escorted Rail Tours to Mannheim

One of Europe's largest inland ports

Mannheim is a charming city at the meeting point of the River Rhine and the River Neckar. Having retained a number of its classic architecture, the city is filled with many highlights, including the 'Wasserturm' (water tower), that are beautifully illuminated as darkness falls. Today, Mannheim is one of Europe's largest inland ports; its port has been hugely important throughout its history. It was a village in the 8th century, fortified by Elector Frederick IV, and chartered in 1607.

The town was twice destroyed in wars during the 17th century and was rebuilt when the Palatine electors moved their residence there in 1720. Destroyed again in 1795, the city was rebuilt and became a center of the revolutionary movement in 1848. Mannheim is different from other German cities, because its central area is laid out in an organised grid pattern.

We’ve found 1 tour for you matching: Escorted Rail Tours to Mannheim

Five-Star Rhine Cruise

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majesty of the Rhine River in all its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and many of the remarkable cities that line the banks of this grand old river. Sailing through four countries, we uncover unique experiences including German heritage rail journeys, French city tours and Dutch steam trains.

… see more

8 days from $1,965 pp

View tour details >
Lastest articles from our journey blog

9 Reasons to Try River Cruising

9 Reasons to Try River Cruising

12 April 2017

River cruising is becoming one of the most popular vacation choices, particularly for leisurely travelers over 60, offering a scenic escape with some wonderful perks. Today we’re exploring why the river cruise has become so popular in recent years, and whether it might just be the right vacation for you.

Read more