Heidelberg Heidelberg Castle Excursion Reviews

The ruins of Heidelberg Castle are some of the most significant in this region of Europe, and as a symbol of German Romanticism, they are well worth a shore excursion, especially since the interiors can only be viewed on guided tours.
Hundreds of fellow tourists on-site.
Sail Date: June 2019
Hundreds of fellow tourists on-site. We felt rushed from room or area to the next. Tour guide was very good, as were the bus drivers :-).
Hundreds of fellow tourists on-site. We felt rushed from room or area to the next. Tour guide was very good, as were the bus drivers :-). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Nice tour of the castle, and then plenty of time to wander around the city on our own, visiting ...
Sail Date: May 2019
Nice tour of the castle, and then plenty of time to wander around the city on our own, visiting churches, cafes and shops
Nice tour of the castle, and then plenty of time to wander around the city on our own, visiting churches, cafes and shops Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Loved the history!
Sail Date: May 2019
Loved the history! But you get your steps in on this one for sure.
Loved the history! But you get your steps in on this one for sure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Outdoor tour.
Sail Date: December 2018
Outdoor tour. Saw world's largest (50,000 gal) wine barrel
Outdoor tour. Saw world's largest (50,000 gal) wine barrel Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Heidelberg is beautiful !!!
Sail Date: November 2018
Heidelberg is beautiful !!! The tour itself was a short tour of the castle, then a stop for lunch, and then some free time to shop (Very Short !). The included lunch was at a local tavern, which was great ! They handed you a large glass ... Read More
Heidelberg is beautiful !!! The tour itself was a short tour of the castle, then a stop for lunch, and then some free time to shop (Very Short !). The included lunch was at a local tavern, which was great ! They handed you a large glass of beer as you walked in and the food was delicious ! The only complaint I have is just like the other tours, I didn't have enough "free" time on my own. On our way back to the tour bus, we saw people walking towards a large bridge that was very close by. There were quite a bit of people taking pictures from the bridge, and then I realized what their view must be like from that bridge. Had I known about this bridge I would have walked there instead of shopping to really take in the amazing views of Heidelberg. (To see the picture/location, search "Old Bridge" in Heidelberg) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Fascinating to see the ruins up close and get a guided tour.
Sail Date: September 2018
Fascinating to see the ruins up close and get a guided tour. One of the highlights of our trip.
Fascinating to see the ruins up close and get a guided tour. One of the highlights of our trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Even though it has seen better days, it is still a beautiful castle with so much rich history.
Sail Date: September 2018
Even though it has seen better days, it is still a beautiful castle with so much rich history. And the view high above the town and river is spectacular.
Even though it has seen better days, it is still a beautiful castle with so much rich history. And the view high above the town and river is spectacular. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Loved the history of Heidelberg Castle!
Sail Date: September 2018
Loved the history of Heidelberg Castle! Tour guide was so full of information!
Loved the history of Heidelberg Castle! Tour guide was so full of information! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The tour guide was wonderful.
Sail Date: September 2018
The tour guide was wonderful. He sang the Drinking Song from The Student Prince in the Courtyard of the Castle!! Tremendous memory!
The tour guide was wonderful. He sang the Drinking Song from The Student Prince in the Courtyard of the Castle!! Tremendous memory! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Toured the castle and then went into Heidelberg where our guide pointed out sites, including local ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Toured the castle and then went into Heidelberg where our guide pointed out sites, including local breweries. Had a great lunch at one of the restaurants
Toured the castle and then went into Heidelberg where our guide pointed out sites, including local breweries. Had a great lunch at one of the restaurants Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Nice castle tour.
Sail Date: July 2018
Nice castle tour. Beautiful town.
Nice castle tour. Beautiful town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
We took the tour of Heidelberg Castle provided by the tour company.
Sail Date: July 2018
We took the tour of Heidelberg Castle provided by the tour company. The bus ride to the castle was scenic, and the guide provided excellent commentary. The castle tour itself was nice, but we went on a very busy day so it was hard to ... Read More
We took the tour of Heidelberg Castle provided by the tour company. The bus ride to the castle was scenic, and the guide provided excellent commentary. The castle tour itself was nice, but we went on a very busy day so it was hard to stay with our group. The guide did his best to keep everyone together, but our headphones stopped working twice during the tour due to limited range. After the castle tour our guide took us to the historic center for a tour that included several interesting locations. There was small festival going on that day that included many old fire engines, and a local band. Our guide pointed out a street with tourist restaurants. When we asked where locals eat, he pointed to a different street. We ate with the locals who only spoke German. The food was wonderful and available at a more reasonable price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Enjoyed the history would have liked to know about the steps behind the castle mentioned at the end ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Enjoyed the history would have liked to know about the steps behind the castle mentioned at the end of the tour, would have enjoyed walking up-at least partway.
Enjoyed the history would have liked to know about the steps behind the castle mentioned at the end of the tour, would have enjoyed walking up-at least partway. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Our guide was excellent.
Sail Date: June 2018
Our guide was excellent. And castle was interesting. Glad we arrived early and "beat the crowds". The Neuschwanstein Castle was one I would have like to have seen.
Our guide was excellent. And castle was interesting. Glad we arrived early and "beat the crowds". The Neuschwanstein Castle was one I would have like to have seen. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Breathtaking walking tour of the castle, followed by a short drive back down to the university and ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Breathtaking walking tour of the castle, followed by a short drive back down to the university and surrounding town, where we had lunch, dessert, and did some shopping.
Breathtaking walking tour of the castle, followed by a short drive back down to the university and surrounding town, where we had lunch, dessert, and did some shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We love the history of the Rhine valley and the guide was excellent.
Sail Date: June 2018
We love the history of the Rhine valley and the guide was excellent. Castle worth the visit!
We love the history of the Rhine valley and the guide was excellent. Castle worth the visit! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
The tour was excellent, the views spectacular, and the town charming.
Sail Date: June 2018
The tour was excellent, the views spectacular, and the town charming. We had a delightful lunch in the square, with other travelers.
The tour was excellent, the views spectacular, and the town charming. We had a delightful lunch in the square, with other travelers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Beautiful day.
Sail Date: June 2018
Beautiful day. Guide was knowledgeable but did not keep track of the people. This excursion was not really suitable for anyone with disabilities. Loved the time we had by ourselves to explore the town
Beautiful day. Guide was knowledgeable but did not keep track of the people. This excursion was not really suitable for anyone with disabilities. Loved the time we had by ourselves to explore the town Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
A lovely castle that it mostly demolished so just outside to see.
Sail Date: June 2018
A lovely castle that it mostly demolished so just outside to see. We had free time in the town of Heidelberg and that is a lovely place to be.
A lovely castle that it mostly demolished so just outside to see. We had free time in the town of Heidelberg and that is a lovely place to be. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This is a beautiful castle.
Sail Date: June 2018
This is a beautiful castle.
This is a beautiful castle. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Impressive castle construction.
Sail Date: May 2018
Impressive castle construction. Largest castle ruin in Germany with architecture spanning 13th - 17th centuries. Renaissance and Baroque facades. Terraced garden. Immense kegs. Good view of Neckar river and Heidelberg below.
Impressive castle construction. Largest castle ruin in Germany with architecture spanning 13th - 17th centuries. Renaissance and Baroque facades. Terraced garden. Immense kegs. Good view of Neckar river and Heidelberg below. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Castle is amazing.
Sail Date: May 2018
Castle is amazing. Can't figure how they build them so many years ago so appreciate their beauty even more!
Castle is amazing. Can't figure how they build them so many years ago so appreciate their beauty even more! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
beautiful area and the time in town after the castle tour was great
Sail Date: May 2018
beautiful area and the time in town after the castle tour was great
beautiful area and the time in town after the castle tour was great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The castle was wonderful and the time we had to explore the town was nice.
Sail Date: April 2018
The castle was wonderful and the time we had to explore the town was nice. The views from the castle were amazing. Got lots of good pictures. Really good tour
The castle was wonderful and the time we had to explore the town was nice. The views from the castle were amazing. Got lots of good pictures. Really good tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This Viking planned tour took us to the castle ruins, and then gave us time to explore old town ...
Sail Date: April 2018
This Viking planned tour took us to the castle ruins, and then gave us time to explore old town Heidelberg and have a meal. We could have gone back to the ship but chose to eat in town.
This Viking planned tour took us to the castle ruins, and then gave us time to explore old town Heidelberg and have a meal. We could have gone back to the ship but chose to eat in town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises