a VirtualTourist member from Fremont
We are spending a few days in Heidelberg in May. Besides the usual castle & walks, we'd like to take a tour down the river (I guess the Neckar since it's closest & we have no car). Any recommended boat tour to see some castles, maybe get off in another location & we could take a train back if that makes more sense? We are staying near the Old Bridge. Any advice is appreciated since I've not been there since I was One year old (born there).
There are a number of round trips offered.
I would recommend to take a boat to Neckarsteinach. A small town with approx. 3.000 inhabitants and 4 castles (just a few meters from each other).
Only a short introduction is available in English.
Evtl. it will be possible to take one of the next boats or just use the S-Bahn trains to travel back to Heidelberg. Or to travel further along the Neckar valley to other castles and towns.
Also worth a visit is Speyer (can be reached also by S-Bahn) on the Rhine.
You can buy 24-hour tickets for Heidelberg or the whole VRN area
A TICKET 24 PLUS (valid for 2-5 persons travelling together) for the whole VRN area is EUR 17,50. If bought on a Saturday it is valid till 3am of the next weekday. E.g. if bought on Sa. 14th May it is valid till Tu. 17th May 3am (as Monday is a public holiday).
This ticket covers all local public transport in this area (RE and RB trains, S-Bahn trains, trams, buses).