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.
Well done.
Sail Date: April 2018
Well done. we then spent time downtown for beer and snacks Wonderful town. There was a significant wait for our transportation to return to the ship which was a bit annoying
Well done. we then spent time downtown for beer and snacks Wonderful town. There was a significant wait for our transportation to return to the ship which was a bit annoying Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We took a bus to the Heidelberg Castle which encompasses a large area on top of a hill.
Sail Date: April 2018
We took a bus to the Heidelberg Castle which encompasses a large area on top of a hill. We didn't go inside, although we did go down into a room with a huge wine keg. 7 men standing on top of each other, may have reached the top of ... Read More
We took a bus to the Heidelberg Castle which encompasses a large area on top of a hill. We didn't go inside, although we did go down into a room with a huge wine keg. 7 men standing on top of each other, may have reached the top of the keg. I am amazed at the intricate design on the structures. Beautiful buildings. Lovely view from the courtyard of the town below and the river. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The tour was informative but cold and wet.
Sail Date: November 2017
The tour was informative but cold and wet. The Christmas Market was just okay.
The tour was informative but cold and wet. The Christmas Market was just okay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Not much to see - don't go inside castle - guide was kind of long winded - neat town to just ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Not much to see - don't go inside castle - guide was kind of long winded - neat town to just wander around in - lots to explore on your own.
Not much to see - don't go inside castle - guide was kind of long winded - neat town to just wander around in - lots to explore on your own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Another beautiful and old city with lots to see.
Sail Date: October 2017
Another beautiful and old city with lots to see. We toured the castle and had free time in town which was well worth the time spent - window shopping and people watching. Heidelberg is another place where we would want to visit in detail ... Read More
Another beautiful and old city with lots to see. We toured the castle and had free time in town which was well worth the time spent - window shopping and people watching. Heidelberg is another place where we would want to visit in detail in the future. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The castle has seen better days and is partly in ruins but it is spectacular and well worth the ...
Sail Date: October 2017
The castle has seen better days and is partly in ruins but it is spectacular and well worth the time. Its placement high over the river and town below a spectacular view. We toured the city following the castle visit and again basked in ... Read More
The castle has seen better days and is partly in ruins but it is spectacular and well worth the time. Its placement high over the river and town below a spectacular view. We toured the city following the castle visit and again basked in the charm of these old European cities. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It was very interesting and informative to learn the history of this Castle and how it was built.
Sail Date: September 2017
It was very interesting and informative to learn the history of this Castle and how it was built. Also our guide was very informative and told many stories about the Castle. It was also interesting to learn that our guide was originally ... Read More
It was very interesting and informative to learn the history of this Castle and how it was built. Also our guide was very informative and told many stories about the Castle. It was also interesting to learn that our guide was originally from the US! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Excellent local tour guide, Marlies--very informative and entertaining!
Sail Date: September 2017
Excellent local tour guide, Marlies--very informative and entertaining! Lovely, lovely town. Appreciated the opportunity to view the town from the castle ruins. Found great cafe near the bridge, and lovely local art near the central square.... Read More
Excellent local tour guide, Marlies--very informative and entertaining! Lovely, lovely town. Appreciated the opportunity to view the town from the castle ruins. Found great cafe near the bridge, and lovely local art near the central square. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
The Heidelberg Castle was a great choice for our excursion; beautiful inside and out, plus our tour ...
Sail Date: September 2017
The Heidelberg Castle was a great choice for our excursion; beautiful inside and out, plus our tour guide was fun and informative.
The Heidelberg Castle was a great choice for our excursion; beautiful inside and out, plus our tour guide was fun and informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
well worth the effort of walking.
Sail Date: August 2017
well worth the effort of walking. take the tour which gets you to places not otherwise open to the public. Take the funicular back to town and stroll there as well. don't miss this one
well worth the effort of walking. take the tour which gets you to places not otherwise open to the public. Take the funicular back to town and stroll there as well. don't miss this one Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
So much history.
Sail Date: August 2017
So much history. The castle was a sight to behold, but the views of the city below are spectacular! It's also nice to just explore the town. There are so many shops, bars and restaurants.
So much history. The castle was a sight to behold, but the views of the city below are spectacular! It's also nice to just explore the town. There are so many shops, bars and restaurants. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Heidelberg Castle overlooks the red-roofed old town part of Heidelberg, the Neckar River and the ...
Sail Date: August 2017
Heidelberg Castle overlooks the red-roofed old town part of Heidelberg, the Neckar River and the University. The walk through the grounds, hearing the history of the inhabitants and seeing inside several of the buildings gave us a better ... Read More
Heidelberg Castle overlooks the red-roofed old town part of Heidelberg, the Neckar River and the University. The walk through the grounds, hearing the history of the inhabitants and seeing inside several of the buildings gave us a better understanding of this area in the 12-1700's. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Our guide was one of the best we had encountered.
Sail Date: August 2017
Our guide was one of the best we had encountered. He was fun and extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great history lesson on Germany and the Castle. One of the best of the tours
Our guide was one of the best we had encountered. He was fun and extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great history lesson on Germany and the Castle. One of the best of the tours Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We took the active tour and enjoyed the castle ruins.
Sail Date: June 2017
We took the active tour and enjoyed the castle ruins. A lovely city! Definitely a good stop.
We took the active tour and enjoyed the castle ruins. A lovely city! Definitely a good stop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Tour guide was excellent (very knowledgeable) and funny.
Sail Date: June 2017
Tour guide was excellent (very knowledgeable) and funny. Needed more time in the city after the castle tour but other than that this excursion was one of the best
Tour guide was excellent (very knowledgeable) and funny. Needed more time in the city after the castle tour but other than that this excursion was one of the best Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
I wish we got to see more of the inside of the castle.
Sail Date: June 2017
I wish we got to see more of the inside of the castle. But otherwise it was beautiful and lots of history.
I wish we got to see more of the inside of the castle. But otherwise it was beautiful and lots of history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We got a great tour of the castle and were able to walk down to the lovely town.
Sail Date: June 2017
We got a great tour of the castle and were able to walk down to the lovely town. Our guide explained a lot about the history of the castle and the town.
We got a great tour of the castle and were able to walk down to the lovely town. Our guide explained a lot about the history of the castle and the town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Included tour of castle and old part of city.
Sail Date: May 2017
Included tour of castle and old part of city. Again the guide was very knowledgeable, and kept the "Leisurely" group up in the flat areas.
Included tour of castle and old part of city. Again the guide was very knowledgeable, and kept the "Leisurely" group up in the flat areas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Our guide was wonderful
Sail Date: April 2017
Our guide was wonderful
Our guide was wonderful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
So glad I did this one!
Sail Date: April 2017
So glad I did this one! Great tour and great guide!
So glad I did this one! Great tour and great guide! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was nice castle tour and the cable cars to castle was kool.
Sail Date: April 2017
This was nice castle tour and the cable cars to castle was kool. As I have said, we really like historic sites and this was very interesting . The view was great.
This was nice castle tour and the cable cars to castle was kool. As I have said, we really like historic sites and this was very interesting . The view was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable.
Sail Date: April 2017
Wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable.
Wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The castle was beautiful
Sail Date: March 2017
The castle was beautiful
The castle was beautiful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We enjoyed the included excursion to the castle.
Sail Date: November 2016
We enjoyed the included excursion to the castle. We had to be ready to go at 8:30 in the morning to return to the ship for lunch. We were docked in Mannheim and the drive was less than 30 minutes. Our group had an excellent guide for ... Read More
We enjoyed the included excursion to the castle. We had to be ready to go at 8:30 in the morning to return to the ship for lunch. We were docked in Mannheim and the drive was less than 30 minutes. Our group had an excellent guide for the outside visit of the castle. We also had time on the long shopping street back in the town. I was concerned this excursion would feel really rushed but it wasn't. I could have spent more time shopping but that is often the case. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was the included tour and it was fantastic.
Sail Date: November 2016
This was the included tour and it was fantastic. First the castle, then some time in downtown Heidelberg.
This was the included tour and it was fantastic. First the castle, then some time in downtown Heidelberg. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises