Barrier-Free Romantic River Tour of Germany

 

Barrier-Free Romantic River Tour of Germany

Gaze upon spectacular riverside castles from your cruise ship and spend the night in a mediaeval castle high above the River Rhine! Explore the famous “Drosselgasse” of Rüdesheim and more, all in the company of your tour guide while travelling in a barrier-free van and sleep in accessible rooms with roll-in shower.

Travel Date

March 2021 - October 2021
Daily arrival is possible; however, we recommend arriving in Frankfurt on a Sunday.
All desired dates are available between March and October, thereby making the arrangement of your trip even easier.

 

Rüdesheim Tourist AG, Woody T. Herner

Welcome to Germany and explore with your wheelchair!

 

Your travel

Please note that all transfer and driving times depend on the prevailing traffic situation. We use a van with a hydraulic lift for all transfers. The driver and tour guide will be accompanying you on all trips.
Day 1,
Arrival Frankfurt
Welcome to Germany! We will pick you up at the meeting point of your arrival terminal directly after your flight. After getting on our barrier-free van, we will take you to your hotel in Frankfurt. 
Once you have settled in, you’ll have the rest of your day in Frankfurt to yourself. If you feel up to it, you may decide to explore the city on your own. We are happy to recommend some places of interest for you to visit.

[Transfer time: 20 min]
Day 2,
Tour of Frankfurt
After breakfast, we will visit the famous Römer (City Hall): This former patrician house with its impressive three-gabled roof has served as Frankfurt's city hall since 1405. It continues to be the seat of the city's lord mayor to this day. The majestic River Main is only few metres away, offering you the opportunity of a river cruise with fabulous views of the skyline of “Mainhattan”. After taking in the riverside views, we’ll drive past the famous museum embankment before leaving Frankfurt on our way to Heidelberg.

After breakfast, we will visit the famous Römer (City Hall): This former patrician house with its impressive three-gabled roof has served as Frankfurt's city hall since 1405. It continues to be the seat of the city's lord mayor to this day. The majestic River Main is only few metres away, offering you the opportunity of a river cruise with fabulous views of the skyline of “Mainhattan”. After taking in the riverside views, we’ll drive past the famous museum embankment before leaving Frankfurt on our way to Heidelberg.




[Transfer time: 1 hour] Breakfast included
 ** River cruise and sightseeing excursions are included in our sightseeing packages only. **
Day 3,
Heidelberg
Did you slept well? We will pick you up after breakfast and then drive through the old town of Heidelberg. A special 90-minute tour of the old town is available upon request. Later, we will head to the famous castle of Heidelberg. Due to renovation work currently being done on the castle itself, we’ll be able to visit the castle gardens and surroundings only. Here, you’ll have the chance to take a break and enjoy the beautiful views from the castle environs. Next, we’ll leave Heidelberg and the Neckar River and head to Traben-Trarbach along the Moselle River for the next two nights.




[Transfer time: 2.5 hours] Breakfast included
 ** City tour is included in our sightseeing packages only. **
Day 4,
Trier
Good morning from the beautiful Moselle River! Have you had the chance to taste some of the fine local wines? You most definitely should! Today, we will start with a drive to the “Saarschleife” (“Saar Loop”) along the German-Luxembourgian border. Here, you’ll be confronted with fantastic views from above the forest along the Saar River. After enjoying these amazing views, we’ll head off to Germany’s oldest city – Trier. 
After arriving in Trier, you may choose to take a tour (upon request) or, alternatively, explore the city on your own. Make sure not to miss the “Porta Nigra”, or “Black Gate”, the world-famous former city gatehouse, constructed by the Ancient Romans. It is believed that the building and the gate were erected around 180 AD. In the late afternoon, we’ll take you back to your hotel in Traben-Trarbach.




[Transfer time: 2 hours] Breakfast included
 ** City tour is included in our sightseeing packages only. **
Day 5,
Deutsches Eck
We’ll start the day with a visit of a mediaeval wine cellar. You’ll naturally have the chance to sample some of the wines on offer, but hopefully not too many, because from here we’ll be heading off to one of the most famous destinations on our tour, the “Deutsches Eck” (“German Corner”) in Koblenz, where the Moselle and Rhine River come together. You’ll start your visit of this famous location from the vantage point of a ropeway over the River Rhine. 




[Transfer time: 1.5 hours] Breakfast and dinner included 
** Wine cellar tour and ropeway are included in our sightseeing packages only. **
Day 6,
Drosselgasse
After breakfast with fantastic views of Koblenz and the “Deutsches Eck”, we will bring you to Boppard, where you will head off on a sightseeing cruise on the River Rhine to St. Goarshausen and the fabled Loreley Cliffs. During the cruise, you’ll be gazing upon the famous Rhine River Valley and its many mediaeval castles. We will then pick you up in St. Goarshausen and drive you to the Loreley Visitor Centre. Afterwards, we’ll take a short drive to the wine town of Rüdesheim, scenically situated directly along the River Rhine and home of the famous “Drosselgasse”, a unique and very romantic laneway lined with pubs, shops and wine bars. If you like, we’ll also drive you to the “Niederwald Memorial”, located high above Rüdesheim and offering picturesque views of the surrounding area.
 In the late afternoon, we will leave the River Rhine and take you back to Frankfurt. 




[Transfer time: 2 hours] Breakfast included
 **River cruise is included in our sightseeing packages only. **
Day 7,
your flight
After your last night in Frankfurt, we’ll take you back to Frankfurt Airport for your return flight.

 Depending on your flight departure time, you may also decide to explore Frankfurt’s city centre on your own.




[Transfer time: 20 min] Breakfast included

 

 

Frankfurt am Main

Financial metropolis with a skyscraper skyline, Goethe's birthplace and cradle of German democracy - Frankfurt offers exciting contrasts between tradition and modernity.
Discover Frankfurt am Main and its 1200-year history. Numerous sights tell of the important role the city has played over and over again over the centuries.
(c) Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de Barrierefreiheit in Frankfurt am Main #visitfrankfurt

(c) Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de Barrierefreiheit in Frankfurt am Main #visitfrankfurt

Heidelberg

The city of Heidelberg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Tourists love the picturesque old town with its narrow streets and the majestic castle ruins. However, the city on the Neckar is also famous for its university. The Ruprecht-Karls-Universität was founded in 1386, making it one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest university in Germany. With around 14,500 employees, the University of Heidelberg is actually the largest employer in Heidelberg.

© Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

Saarschleife

Eye to eye with squirrels and birds at a height of up to 23 meters, the Saarschleife treetop path meanders through an imposing mixed forest.
At 1,250 meters, you will pass child-friendly learning stations that provide nature lovers with interesting information about the forest ecosystem. The more adventurous cross the wobbly bridge and slide down the 12-meter-long slide.
Quiet zones provide the necessary relaxation and make the treetop path an ideal experience for families and groups. The gentle inclines of a maximum of 6 percent can also be comfortably mastered with a wheelchair, walking aid and stroller.
On the ledge above the Cloef is the literal highlight of the path: the imposing 42-meter-high observation tower, which provides a panoramic view of the Saar loop and the surrounding nature that is unique.
You can explore the treetop path on your own as well as on the regular nature tours on Sundays from March to October. Exclusive tours for groups can also be booked.
The treetop path offers things to see and experience all year round for nature lovers, Sunday excursions, explorers and tourists.

„Erlebnis Akademie AG/Baumwipfelpfad Saarschleife“

 

Traben-Trarbach

Traben-Trarbach - the wine, pleasure & art nouveau town on the Moselle The town of Traben-Trarbach is embedded in the Rhineland-Palatinate wine and river landscape to the left and right of the Middle Moselle. Forest and vineyards nestle around the two districts of Traben and Trarbach. Traben-Trarbach has always been characterized by wine growing and wine trade from the end of the 19th to the 20th century as the world's most important wine trading center after Bordeaux, as can be seen from the splendid Art Nouveau buildings to this day. Historical landmarks such as the bridge gate and the Grevenburg castle ruins as well as the once mighty Mont Royal fortress shape the cityscape. The guests can also experience history and culture on the Trarbacher Museumzeile with the Middle Moselle Museum, the House of Icons, the Time Travel Museum, the city tower with carillon and the Buddha Museum. With individual wine tastings, vineyard tours and cellar tours in the area where the famous Mosel Riesling is grown, guests experience the vintner's tradition. Active holidaymakers discover the Traben-Trarbach holiday region on a variety of hiking and biking trails through vineyards, along the river or through deep forests. You can go on a day trip to Cochem or Bernka stel-Kues by ship or boat. A sightseeing flight over the Moselle loops from the glider and motorized airfield Mont Royal is a very special experience.

Marketplace Traben – © Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach

Wine Cellar Axel Emert ©www.photone.fotograf.de August Wehr

Koblenz

World-famous: Where Father Rhine and Mother Moselle meet
The Deutsches Eck ("German Corner")
The establishment of the Teutonic Order at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in 1216 gave this historic site its name, the “Deutsches Eck” (“German Corner”). Koblenz also owes its name to the meeting point of the Rhine and the Moselle - from “Castellum apud Confluentes”, Latin for “fort at the confluence”, which over time became the current name of Koblenz.
The Kaiser Wilhelm memorial

Shortly after Kaiser Wilhelm I’s death, the idea arose of creating a memorial to him, as it was the Kaiser who had brought about the unification of Germany after three years of war. Three years later in 1891, Kaiser Wilhelm II, the grandson of the deceased, chose the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz as the most suitable location. A harbour of refuge in the Moselle estuary was filled in to create space for the memorial. The Deutsches Eck in its present form was created.

 

Rüdesheim

Rüdesheim - where the Rhine is at its most beautiful

An ideal base from which to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley and the Rheingau region – castles, palaces, abbeys, vineyards, forests, fields and plenty of fun

From Rüdesheim and its districts, it's just a short trip through vineyards, forests and fields to the outstanding countryside and cultural attractions of the Middle Rhine Valley, which the UNESCO added to its World Heritage list in 2002. The Rhine is at its most glorious on the 65-kilometre stretch of the river between Rüdesheim and Koblenz. Romanticist writers such as Victor Hugo, Heinrich Heine and also Clemens Brentano produced lyrical works inspired by the views. The river flows along sheer rock walls and past the much-celebrated Loreley. The shallows and rocks in this section of the Rhine sealed the doom of many a ship in days gone by. This is how the legend of the siren Loreley originated. And your gaze is continually drawn by the imposing ruins of once majestic castles – in fact, nowhere else in the world has so many in one place.

Rüdesheim Tourist AG, Marlies Steinmetz

 

Packages Prices per Person

2 Persons in one double room

[Minimum 2 Person]
3 Persons in 1 double room + 1 double room single use

[Minimum 3 Person]
4 Persons in two double room

[Minimum 4 Person]
Euro 2.500,-Euro 1.900,- (per Person in double room)

Euro 2.100,- (per Person in double room single use)
Euro 1.550,- per Person
Euro 2.300,-

pre sale for bookings till 15.Dec20
Euro 1.750,- (per Person in double room)

Euro 1.950,- (per Person in double room single use)
pre sale for bookings till 15.Dec20
Euro 1.430,- per Person
pre sale for bookings till 15.Dec20

 

Included in all barrier-free packages

All transfers are carried out in barrier-free vans with hydraulic lift or ramp
 at no extra charge.
All transfers are made with a driver and guide/assistant present
All sightseeing activities are undertaken with a tour guide/assistant present
All of our guides/assistants are English-speaking.
Five nights in a *** or **** Star hotel, including breakfast
One night in a youth hostel, including breakfast and dinner in a castle
All nights in barrier-free double rooms with roll-in shower cubicles
24/7 emergency call
Pick-up/Drop-off at Frankfurt Int’l Airport


Luxembourg / Frankfurt-Hahn / Stuttgart Airport upon request

 

Sightseeing Package

Frankfurt/M.
- City Tour Römer 90min
- Main River Cruise 50min
Heidelberg
- Old Town City Tour 90min
Saarschleife
- Treetop Path
Trier
- City Tour 120min
Traben-Trarbach
- Wine Cellar Tour: 60 min
Koblenz
- Ropeways from Castle to Koblenz/Deutsches Eck and back
Rhein River
- Cruise on the River Rhine: 90 min

 

 

Requests | Booking | Need help? email us:

Email: info@handicap-world-travel.com
Phone: +49 6831 8931650
Whatsapp: +49 1515 9896748

 

Accommodation

Frankfurt am Main:
- Moxy Frankfurt East
Heidelberg
- NH Hotel
- Holiday Inn
or similar
Traben-Trarbach:
- Hotel Goldene Traube – by Neugart
Koblenz:
- Deutsche Jugendherberge

 

Moxy Frankfurt East

With a refined yet playful atmosphere, Moxy Frankfurt East is a fresh, contemporary hotel for the next-generation traveller. Recharge in vibrant boutique accommodation, thoughtfully appointed with premium comforts, bright décor, 49-inch TVs, USB ports and walk-in showers. Accessible rooms in a new way of design. Find your inspiration in a city filled with energetic nightlife, entertainment and attractions, including the Römer, Old Town and European Central Bank. Celebrate and succeed in dynamic meeting spaces and connect with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

Moxy Frankfurt East - Familyroom

Moxy Frankfurt East – Familyroom

 

Moxy Frankfurt East – Standardroom

 

Moxy Frankfurt East – accessible Bathroom

 

Moxy Frankfurt East – accessible Bathroom

 

Hotel „goldene Traube“ – by Neugart

You should always try to spend your leisure time – the greatest good in life – in a special place. No matter what time of year, your time-out should be an experience – nothing ordinary, but rather, something extraordinary …
 The “Traube” has 30 ultra-comfortable guest rooms that not only look fresh and modern, but also offer all contemporary amenities. All of our newly renovated non-smoking rooms combine cosiness and contemporary living comfort with wheelchair special bathrooms by roll-in shower.

@Schug desgin | Susanne Schug

 

@Schug desgin | Susanne Schug

DJH Koblenz

Here, history and modernity come together in absolute harmony. This modern youth hostel is located in the historical Ehrenbreitstein castle and features incredible views of the Rhine and Moselle valleys. The city lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and serves as the gateway to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. One incredible place with your wheelchair.

DJH Koblenz – Ehrenbreitsein ©Die Jugendherbergen in Rheinland-Pfalz und im Saarland

 

DJH Koblenz – Doubleroom © Die Jugendherbergen in Rheinland-Pfalz und im Saarland

 

DJH Koblenz – Bathroom © Die Jugendherbergen in Rheinland-Pfalz und im Saarland

 

 

Rhine River @Steffen Noll

 

Important announcements

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, there may be changes in the timetables of the river cruise companies. We will adapt the itinerary according to the conditions and do our best so that you may be able to start your booked cruise as planned. Depending on the weather and the water level of the Rhine, the jetty may be a little steeper.
Cobblestones are often found in the old towns in particular, so we will try to drop you off as close to the respective sights as possible. Nevertheless, it may be an advantage if you have some experience handling cobblestone surfaces. 
If you want to visit churches and castles, please note that not all areas here are barrier-free due to construction etc. Either way, we will advise you beforehand whenever possible.
 Due to their location, you will find uphill and downhill slopes on both the Moselle and the Rhine.
Please note that – due to specificy trade fairs held in Frankfurt and summer events performed on the Rhine and Moselle, some prices may be higher than listed, especially those concerning “Rhine in Flames”. For any such dates, we will be required to make separate room enquiries.

Wine of the Moselle river ©Steffen Noll