Riesling Vineyard and Eberbach Abbey Private Guided Tour with Lunch

Riesling Vineyard and Eberbach Abbey Private Guided Tour with Lunch

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      Frankfurt, Germany
      7 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 1,257
      • Exclusive vineyard tour: Visit a wine village and learn about the history and craft of German winemaking, then enjoy a tasting of delicious wines, including the region's specialty, Riesling. Afterwards, sit down for a hearty lunch (own expense) in the vineyard restaurant.
      • Eberbach Abbey: Visit this legendary monastery (and film location!), which boasts preserved structures dating back to the early 13th century. These vineyards were the largest in medieval Europe.
      • Private guide and van: Enjoy a private drive through the picturesque Rheingau wine region and take in the majestic views of the valley, portions of which are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to the Tourist Information Office at Römer (Römerberg 27, 60311 Frankfurt am Main) to meet our GoBe Representative.

      Helpful hints

      Bring small coins for the bathroom. Take a light jacket or rain coat for the weather. Be aware that when it's windy, an umbrella might be risky! Must be at least 16 years of age in order to participate in wine tasting. Bring photo Id for proof of age.

      Getting around

      Must walk for 3 hours during course of the tour at a leisurely pace. Expect long periods of standing. Tour is not wheelchair accessible but it is suitable for those with limited mobility. Operator can provide mobile assistance with advance notification.

      Activity type

      Private Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Walking Tour

      Transportation used

      We have different size vehicles to accommodate your group. Don't see the size vehicle you need? Contact us at hello@gobe.com for further assistance..

      Included amenities

      Guide
      wine tasting

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-DEU-FRAN-EN-1006

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Are you ready for a day of wish fulfillment? Settle in for an hour drive in a luxury vehicle through enchanting Rheingau, one of Germany's most fabulous wine growing regions. This picturesque valley, with its hilltops dotted with castles and fortresses, is home to many charming wine villages.

      Your destination? A vineyard where you'll be treated to a private discovery tour. A local expert guide will introduce you to the area's winemaking traditions and offer you a tasting, which will include varieties (of course) of Riesling. Tantalize your taste buds even more with a hearty lunch at the vineyard restaurant (at your own expense).

      The enchantment continues with a guided tour of Eberbach Abbey, one of Europe's best-preserved medieval monasteries. Founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, one of the most important monks of the Cistercian order, the Abbey, in its heyday, owned broad expanses of land and vineyards. In the 15th century, the monks had a (now-lost) 18,000-gallon wine barrel made. Imagine that! Vincentius Opsopoeus, a Bavarian humanist, placed it on a level with the pyramids, saying, "Is not Eberbach's barrel also comparable to the wonders of the ancients? Our planet will nevermore possess a larger one."

      The Abbey made headlines again in the 1980s, when French director Jean-Jacques Annaud and James Bond star Sean Connery shot the film version of Umberto Eco's dark medieval murder mystery, The Name of the Rose, on location here. The Abbey now hosts regular screenings of the film and is home to the Rheingau Musik Festival, an international classical music festival. When you've had your fill, your driver will take you back to your hotel or drop you off wherever you request in the center of Frankfurt. Today, your wishes are commands.

      Passion project

      The Name of the Rose director Jean-Jacques Annaud once told the book's author, Umberto Eco, that he was convinced that it was written for only one person, him, to direct. He was greatly intrigued by the project, due in part to a lifelong fascination with medieval churches and a great familiarity with Latin and Greek. Annaud spent four years preparing the film, traveling throughout the United States and Europe, searching for the perfect multiethnic cast with interesting and distinctive faces. And he clearly found a perfect location!

      Non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of requested services.

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      Frankfurt, Germany
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring snack
      Bring water
      Bring money
      Wear comfortable shoes
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      Wear warm layers

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