Tours

Our Group tours

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Our experienced tourist guides will take you on a journey through the history of the city. All of our guides are certified and have been working in or around Heidelberg for many years. The extensive knowledge of our guides, peppered with many humorous anecdotes, makes our tours into an entertaining experience for you and your guests. Whether you take part in a walking tour of the old town or up at the castle – Heidelberg will enchant you and make you want to come back.

You’re looking for a customized tour of the town? We would be delighted to advise you and make suggestions!

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(Minimum number of participants for group guided tours: 5 persons, max. 25)
All prices inclusive of value-added tax. Please also see our General Terms and Conditions.)

 

Walking Tour of the Old Town

Duration: 2 hours
Group price: 129 € (German), 139 € (English/other foreign language) | Historical tour in costume: 90 € surcharge

This 120 minute tour takes you through the romantic alleys of Heidelberg’s old town. From Karlsplatz, we look up to the majestic castle ruins and tell you about the history of the Electoral Palatinate.

You will learn about the prince electors of the Palatinate and their ambitious building programs, and then you will discover why we are looking at a ruin today.

We then proceed to the market square, pause briefly, and then continue to the Old Bridge that has been glorified in countless poems and songs. Then we wander through narrow alleys and rejoin the main street, the shopping mile in the heart of the city. The tour ends at University Square.

Optional:

- Complimentary soft drink in one of the historical taverns of the old town (1.50 € p. P.)

- Visit to student prison (normal price: 3 € per person, reduced: 2.50 € per person). Ticket includes: visit to student prison, university museum and Alte Aula (old lecture hall). If there is an event in the Alte Aula, it is not open for visits.

 

 

CASTLE TOUR (INCLUDING THE GUN PARK AND GREAT BARREL)

Duration: 1.5 hours | Group price: 99 € (German), 109 € (English/other foreign language) | Historical tour in costume: 50 € surcharge

On this tour you will hear about the golden era of the castle, going back to the Renaissance. You will marvel at the impressive architecture and hear tales of some of the most famous prince electors, making them come alive again.

You will hear about romantic love stories and the opulent life at court. But you will also hear about wars that destroyed both the town and the castle. The grand finale is an encounter with Perkeo, the legendary court jester and guardian of the great wine barrel, which you will also visit and marvel at its size.

Not included in the group price is the combo ticket for castle and funicular railway (normal price: 8 € per person, reduced: 4 € per person). Includes: return ticket on lower funicular, entry to castle courtyard, German Apothecary Museum, wine cellar and castle balcony.

 

 

GRAND TOUR – OLD TOWN & CASTLE

Duration: 3 hours
Group price: 135 € (German), 145 € (English/other foreign language) | Historical tour in costume: 90 € surcharge

This tour is a leisurely way of seeing the most important sights in both the old town and the castle.

Join us on a discovery of the winding alleys in the town, marvel at the picturesque architecture and hear all about the Heidelberg bridge monkey.

No need to worry about the steep climb up to the castle. The funicular railway takes you from the old town to the most famous ruin in the world in just a few seconds. Enjoy the journey! Let yourself be inspired and get to know Heidelberg and the legendary castle from all perspectives. We promise you - it is worth it!

Not included in the group price is the combo ticket for castle and funicular railway (normal price: 8 € per person, reduced: 4 € per person). Includes: return ticket on lower funicular, entry to castle courtyard, German Apothecary Museum, wine cellar and castle balcony.

Optional:

- Complimentary soft drink in one of the historical taverns of the old town (1.50 € p. P.)