Your sightseeing tour

no hop on hop offno crowdszero stresstailored to you and privateexclusive and high-endrelaxed and comfortable

the most exclusive city tour in Heidelberg!

city tour – guided tour – for two – group tour – sightseeing tour – no traffic jams, no traffic lights – just for you and your group – for every occasion

Castle – Old Bridge – Riverside stories – Marstall – villas of Neuenheim – Old Town panorama – and much more – stunning river views – in the middle of Heidelberg

Discover Heidelberg by boat

  • we speak English

  • up to 22 guests

  • private city tour in many languages

  • relaxed tour with a glass of rosé

  • no audio guide needed

  • no traffic jams, no stress

  • very comfortable upholstered seats

  • no walking across the city

  • sheltered from the weather

  • 1,5 – 3,5h tour or more
  • book drinks or bring your own

  • book food and snacks or bring your own

  • high-end interior

  • historical wooden boats

  • from 0 – 99 years

  • available 24/7

  • dogs welcome aboard

  • pick the route yourself

  • 15% off overnight stays at the ATLANTIC

Book your private city tour now!

1.5 hours

Short boat ride

11 guests per boat
as an option: + city guide (+120€ for 1.5h)
incl. 2 bottles of RR von Buhl IV rose wine
incl. 2 bottles of San Pellegrino mineral water


396€ / from 33€

per person

3.5 hours

Full boat cruise

11 guests per boat
as an option: + city guide (+120€ for 1.5h)
incl. 4 bottles of RR von Buhl IV rose wine
incl. 4 bottles of San Pellegrino mineral water


744€ / from 62€

per person

1.5 hours

Romantic boat ride for two

2 guests per boat
as an option: + city guide (+120€ for 1.5h)
incl. 1 bottle of RR from Buhl sparkling wine
incl. 1 bottle of San Pellegrino mineral water



a boat to yourselves

Gift voucher

for all types of boat rides

in a nice design
emailed to you immediately after purchase

starting from


Valid for 2 years

Tailored experience

just for for you

up to 12 guests per boat
all according to your wishes



A human guide over an audio guide anytime, is that right?

Hop-on hop-off and the Cabriobus aren’t your cup of tea? Then welcome to Riverboat! Put your feet up and enjoy a glass of rosé while you discover Heidelberg’s many sights! We invite you to discover our picturesque city in a unique way – from a private wooden boat on the Neckar River. Our guided city tours offer an unseen perspective on this historic city and will ensure an unforgettable experience for groups of up to 11 people. If you are a larger group, you can book two boats at the same time, which will glides through the water side by side, so that the entire group can stay in contact. This way, up to 22 guests can enjoy the beauty of Heidelberg from the water at the same time.

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Heidelbergs Panorama bei Nacht vom Boot von Riverboat aus gesehen
Your adventure starts on the banks of the Neckar!

We welcome your aboard at our pier at Neckarstaden 25, right in the heart of the city. From here, your group will embark on an exclusive, private tour to see a variety of Heidelberg’s most notable sights from the water. Take a seat in our comfortable seating aboard, kick back and enjoy breathtaking views of the Old Bridge (which we pass through!), the majestic castle, the historic funicular railway and much more. The best part is that you get to see all the landmarks of the city away from the crowds, from a completely unique perspective. This allows for unique photos without passers-by in the background!

Heidelberg from a unique perspective!

Experience Heidelberg from an angle that hardly anyone knows! When you chose to discover the city directly from the water, fantastic views open up. Our tour offers absolutely unique opportunities to capture the beauty of the city in a completely new way. The ideal setting for amateur photographers! The panoramaof the city, surrounded by the Königstuhl (The King’s Seat), comes out much better from the water than it would while you stand in the main street of Old Town, which is lined with buildings. This is also a fabulous occasion for those who know Heidelberg already to fall in love with the city all over again.

Eine Gruppe Touristen beim Sightseeing mit City Guide und Wein an Bord des Boots von Riverboat
Das Boot von Riverboat am Neckar
Interesting facts and entertaining anecdotes!

Over the course of your boat ride, our experienced tour guides who specialize in city tours from the water are right by your side to answer any question you might have. They will share many interesting facts and entertaining anecdotes with you about the Neckar River and the Old Bridge through the centuries, the city’s landmarks, the prince-electors, student life in Heidelberg’s Old Town, the magnificent villas of Neuenheim, and much more. On days with poor weather, our boats can be fully covered. Thanks to our transparent tarpaulin, you will still have a clear view of all the landmarks of the multifaceted university city .

Don’t worry, be happy during your guided tour of Heidelberg!

We understand a vacation to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Wind down and take the sights in, without risking getting lost, losing your children in the dense crowds of the Old Town or being stuck in traffic aboard the hop-on hop-off bus. You can bring your own food, snacks and drinks, or book some through us. In addition to exquisite wines from the region and non-alcoholic beverages for the whole family, we offer a way array of delicious dishes concocted by our local partners. A great idea when recharging your batteries before or after the ascent to the Heidelberg Castle or the Philosophers’ Walk! We glide through the water at a relaxing speed of 3 mi/h, so you can sit back and discover the beauty of Heidelberg in a completely relaxed atmosphere.

Das Panorama von Heidelberg mit dem Heidelberger Schloss und der Alten Brücke vom Boot von Riverboat aus gesehen
Heidelbergs Panorama vom Boot von Riverboat aus gesehen
The tour in details, part 1!

The tour leads you, starting from the Kongresshaus, past the Neckarstaden and the Marstall upstream through the Alte Brücke towards Neckarmünzplatz. En route, you will have a stunning, clear view of the castle, the Old Bridge, the funicular railway and the Hackteufel hotel. On the way down the river, we will drive on the Neuenheimer side past villas steeped in history and famous filming locations such as the “Hotel Heidelberg”. The urban side of Heidelberg is also a must on our city tour in Heidelberg. as we glide downstream along the green meadow of the Neuenheimer Neckarwiese in the direction of the Ernst Walz Bridge. This is where skaters, graffiti artists and the young people of Heidelberg meets. During our tour, we will also see Heidelberg’s very own Love Island, the small island in the middle of the Neckar River, up close.

The tour in details, part 2!

We will then pass the thermal bath, the headquarters of Heidelberg Materials (formerly Heidelberg Cement), historic hospital buildings, the Kurfürst-Friedrich-Gymnasium and enjoy a clear view of many other places worth seeing from the water, before we make our way back to the starting point of our tour in city center. There is something in particular you would like to see? With us, the passenger is king: you are welcome to determine the course of the tour yourself, we will tailor your city tour in Heidelberg entirely to your wishes!

What are you waiting for? Discover Heidelberg in a whole new and exciting way. Book your private guided sightseeing tour on a historic wooden boat on the Neckar River today and immerse yourself in the beauty of this historic city!

For accommodation while sightseeing in Heidelberg, we recommend the brand new
right next to the main station. Streetcar line 22 takes you directly to the banks of the Neckar and you are just a short 700-metre walk from our boats in the center of Heidelberg. SECRET TIP: If you book with us, you will receive a 15% discount on your overnight stay at the ATLANTIC Hotel Heidelberg!

Eine Gruppe Touristen beim Sightseeing mit City Guide und Wein bei Sonnenschein an Bord des Boots von Riverboat