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Scavenger Hunt & Old Town Tour
Tour Operator: RTT  
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Overview:   RTT has found a way to show you the city of Heidelberg from two perspectives.  The first is the thoroughly modern funicular railway, which climbs from the valley level at the Neckar River to the Heidelberg Castle grounds.  The split-level cars offer splendid views over the city and the surrounding river valley.  The second, and more unusual perspective, is the historic and city-oriented scavenger hunt!  

Itinerary:  Travel directly to the Old Town center of Heidelberg and take a short walk to the Kornmarkt, departure point for the newest funicular railway in all of Germany.  From there, experience the ascent at a rate of 4 meters per second as views of the city and Neckar River valley spread out below.  Once at the castle grounds, use your admission ticket (included) to peruse the historic Pharmacy Museum or the world’s biggest wine vat in the castle cellar.  With a capacity of over 55 thousand gallons of wine, this barrel is an impressive sight!  A monumental dimension is added to the castle gardens while strolling on the “Great Terrace” and enjoying the wonderful castle views with the river below. This is a photographer’s delight!

Descend to the Kornmarkt with the funicular (again enjoying the views) and meet up for the Scavenger Hunt. Divide into teams to conquer the challenge!  The hunt takes place on foot, through many of Heidelberg’s small alleyways and squares.  A map and questionnaire will lead to unexpected facts and delightful aspects of the Old Town.  Winners are awarded a small gift of the city and receive a certificate. 

Round out the experience of Heidelberg with free time to explore the sites and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the city center.

With pleasant memories of Heidelberg, depart by bus to return to Ramstein Air Base.  Return to the point of origin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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Heidelberg at Christmas Time (December)

Castle Old Bridge - copyright - Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

Kongresshaus- copyright - Heidelberg Marketing GmbH

Palmbraeu Gasse - Images provided courtesy of location http://www.palmbraeu-gasse.de/DE/impressionen.html

Kornmarkt- copyright - Heidelberg Marketing GmbH


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Departure Dates 2014
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
    1 6 22 20 & 29
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
11 & 27 1 & 21 10 13 15 See Our Christmas Special
Departure Points & Times     Direct Travel, No Transfers! 
Ramstein Ramstein Air Base Main Chapel Parking Lot
Please park toward center of the lot.
9:00 a.m.
Approximate return time to points of origin 6:30 p.m.
Click to Download this PDF (IID-C.A) [ download map to pick up point ]
Booking Details
  €49 Adults
45 Children 3 through 14 years
39 Children under 3 years (bus seat only)

Please Note:  German law requires all child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer. Infants are required to have their own seat.

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Included in Tour Price
  Round-trip transportation by motorcoach – nonsmoking
Funicular train
Heidelberg Castle courtyard, Wine Vat and Pharmacy Museum
Scavenger hunt
Services of an RTT Tour Guide
Not Included
  Tips and articles of a personal nature
Meals, snacks and beverages
Cancellation Fees (Per Person)
  From day of booking until 14 days prior to departure: €15
From 13 days until close of business 2 days prior to tour departure:
50% of tour price
Later Cancellations and No Shows -  No refund
  € (Euros) & Credit cards.  No personal checks can be cashed during the tour, so please plan  accordingly
Special Notes


Don’t forget your camera and plenty of film/storage



Bring Euros for purchases


Schedule of the tour may change due to circumstances beyond our control.



Strollers are not usable for most of the sights.


This tour is not suitable for guests with difficulties on hills, stairs or cobblestones.
  6. Subject to change without notice, without changing the character of the tour.

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