If you fly into Frankfurt International Airport on your trip to Germany you might as well look into some of the boatrides Frankfurt offers. Frankfurt boatrides can vary from small ferry’s to large cruise liners depending on what type of trip you are looking for and how long you would like your trip to last. Below is an example of some of the trips you can partake in on the Main river.
Ruedesheim and Bingen (day trip)
Price: Approximately 20 EUR
On the Main you first pass Hoechst Industrial Park, but soon you can see the first vineyards near Hochheim the place responsible for the term “Hoch”, coined by the Victorians. Short after the Kistheim lock you reach the Rhine. You pass Biebrich Castle and numerous small towns embedded in vineyards of the “Rheingau”, and finally you reach the most famous “Drosselgasse”. Here you can stroll through those narrow and picturesque streets and sample the local Riesling wine.
Loreley (day trip)
Price: Approximately 30 EUR
A trip to the Loreley – made famous by the song is an experience you will not soon forget. On the Lorely or Rhine Valley you will see various castles and a beautiful view. You go as far as Ruedesheim. There you can transfer to a ship which takes you to St. Goarshausen. Your journey back can be by train and the cost is usually included in the cruise price.
Coffee and Cakes at the Rheingau
Price: Approximately 17 EUR
Let yourself be abducted by taking a cruise to one of the most beautiful areas in Germany. You will sail past some enchanting wine-grower’s villages toward the “Rheingau” whilst enjoying excellent snacks amidst this romantic scenery.
A short Cruise through Frankfurt
Price: Approximately 6 – 10 EUR depending on the time you select
Get an unusual view of Frankfurt. On board a ship the skyline of the city seems even more impressive. While we chug along the river Main you will discover sights the “land lovers” will never see. This little cruise is not only a good idea for all the visitors of Frankfurt looking for a special photographic motive, it is also an ideal short trip for small groups or even the whole family. Or just let it be your very special lunch-break. If you would like to make the trip an overall pleasure you can usually grab some exquisite food, selected wines, cold beer, lemonade, coffee and cakes etc. so you do not have to leave the ship with an empty stomach.
Seligenstadt (day trip)
Price: Approximately 18 EUR
In touch with history this trip takes you up the Main river, past the historic Gerbermuehle where Goethe already used to be a frequent visitor, then via Offenback to Seligenstadt.
Aschaffenburg or Seligenstadt (day trip)
Price: Approximately 21 EUR
The impressive architecture of the Aschaffenburg Castle can be seen as it rises above the banks of the Main river long before you have reached the town.
The ship glides past the historic “Pompeiianum” before docking in the “Raft” harbor.