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Hop On Hop Off - Nature & Castle Tour

Learn more about the history of Luxembourg, from the Middle Ages to the modern age, aboard our convertible bus. We will show you the fascinating nature of the Mullerthal, "Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland", and take you to the oldest city of Luxembourg.




 


The Nature & Castle Tour is a day tour in which we will introduce you to the nature and history of Luxembourg. 


In the course of the tour, we will have a quick stop at Beaufort in order for you to take some nice pictures to remember. The duration of the tour is +/- 8 hours, which includes 2.5 hours of free time in Vianden.


Program of the day:




10:00 - 10:45: Müllerthal trail & Schiessentümpel waterfall


The waterfall, known as "Schiessentümpel", with its three water jets on the Black Ernz is one of the most photographed motives of the Mullerthal Region - Luxembourg's Little Switzerland. This is a 45-minute walking tour. Please make sure to comfortable hiking shoes, especially at the Schiessentümpel.


 


12:00 - 14:30: Vianden Castle - an outstanding monument


The small medieval town of Vianden attracts thousands of visitors every year. Particularly worth seeing are the imposing castle that overlooks the town, the town wall with its fortified towers and Luxembourg's only chairlift. During our stop you have 2.5 hours of free time that you can plan for yourself. You may take advantage of the variety of restaurants, visit the Vianden castle, or take the famous chairlift.


 


15:15 - 16:00: The old town of Echternach


Echternach is the oldest town in Luxembourg and was founded in 698 by the Benedictine monk Willibrord. Visit the most beautiful places and buildings of Echternach, like the Basilica, the abbey and the market square during a 45-minute city tour.


After visiting Echternach, we will return to the departure point, Boulevard de la Pétrusse, in Luxembourg City.

Informations

Requirements

Your booking confirmation


Requirements


  • Customers should be in good physical shape for the long walks

  • Take good and stable shoes for the walks (especially important in the Mullerthal, Schiessentümpel)


Location information

The bus stop is on the level of the (BCEE) Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat. View it on our map.
To reach this point, you can take the tram in fromt of teh train station and get off at the stop "Place de Metz" on the Avenue de la Liberté (160 m distance walk).


Other information


  • Departures from at 9.30 am

  • Departure: Boulevard de la Pétrusse, bus stop Luxembourg-Spuerkees



  • Please be on site 10 - 15 minutes in advance

  • In case of delay or problems, please call the following number: +352 266 51 2250


Included in the offer


  • 8 hour tour by convertible bus

  • Audio Guide in 3 languages (EN, FR, DE)

  • Fixed schedule with visits to the Schiessentümpel and the town of Echternach

  • Entry to the castle of Vianden


Not included in the offer


  • Lunch & drinks during our break in Vianden


Public transport

Tram: Place de Metz (160 m) //
Train: Gare centrale at 1 km and +/- 14 minutes walking distance.


Parking

Underground car park Monterey


Location

from 85.00€



Tickets

Learn more about Luxembourg's nature and history
Explore the Mullerthal trail and the Schiessentümpel waterfall
Visit the city of Vianden and its medieval castle
Last stop in the old town of Echternach


Price

85.00€


Duration

8 hour(s)


Number of participants

Max. 19 participants.


Languages offered

English


Reviews

Great tour, highly recommended

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This was a wonderful tour, great value for money and well worth the time. I recommend this highly!

Ketevan Khukhunashvili - 2022-11-13 17:53:42

nice but more time needed

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The tour was really interesting, you can experience a side of Luxembourg that is really different from the main city. However, time runs out very fast and especially for the visit to the Vianden Castle it is absolutely not enough. They give you only 2 hours to visit the castle, but: 1. the coach leaves you at the opposite side of the city, far away from the castle; 2. then you need to walk for 20/30 minutes towards the castle, in a difficult and very hard slope route (not very good for strollers or wheel chairs) 3. then you have 1 hour max to visit the castle, so a little bit in a rush 4. then you have to go back to the parking to reach the coach, so consider another 20 minutes. Considering that you reach the castle during lunch time, basically you don’t have time for lunch. I would suggest to reach the castle and having lunch in the bar/restaurant inside the castle. So: a nice experience, but more time would be preferable

Daniele DG - 2022-10-31 12:02:00

Fine if you don't have your own mode of transport

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Booking was simple and Google maps brings you right to the stop to catch the bus. Driver had no English and didn't seem sure on where she was going. Would have preferred to miss the first "castle" and just spend the extra time in Viandin. There was very little time to grab food and do a full tour of Viandin as we were dropped off down the town and not at the castle so everything was a bit rushed. The town of Viandin is beautiful but would have preferred the extra time at the castle. The chair lift in Viandin was not open, even though the tour recording stated you could get the chair lift up and walk through the woods to the Viandin and so there was a wasted trip up there, having to double back to walk up to the castle from the town. Both tour guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Sabrina Duggan - 2022-10-23 13:30:17

Love it!

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What I love most about it is exploring the Mullerthal Trail, the bridge, the waterfall, going to Vianden Castle with the little city train included and our guide who is very knowledgeable. We have 45 minutes to explore Echternach. I just wish the guided tour last only 20 minutes and we have the rest of the alloted time to explore on our own. It would be nicer if the driver mentions at exactly what time we should be back than just saying 2 hours or 45 mins etc. Other than that, Everything is pleasant and will definitely recommend to someone who wants to see the highlights of Luxembourg.

Andrea Hoff - 2022-09-19 12:07:13

Awesome experience outside the city centre.

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The Nature & Castle is an awesome experience to have outside the city. There's a lot to discover, beautiful landscapes, it's fun and active. The guides are very professional. If you haven't done it yet, it's time. I totally recommend it!

Kate - 2022-08-31 08:01:27

great experiences to discover Luxembourg - the northern part

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A day full of information, beautiful landscapes and memories. A day that perfectly combines nature (walk in the forest and its waterfall) and culture (visit of 2 castles), timing was perfect and good organized! I highly recommend this activity!

Adèle - 2022-08-29 10:09:45

Nice trip

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Was a really nice trip to beautiful places and old castles and for visiting them was always enough time. And a nice crew is joining you on your way to the different stations.

Julia - 2022-08-28 09:00:59

Excellent tour for money and experience

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The directions to the bus were very clear and the bus driver was very polite and accommodating to everyone on the bus. It was a very fast paced trip and I recommend everyone bring snacks. All of the tour guides were passionate about the subjects they were talking about and were very paient with a rather rude and out of control family on the trip. Everyone was very professional and I recommend the trip for anyone who wants to see Luxembourg outside of just the city

Katie Rys - 2022-07-31 07:56:41

Interesting tour, but expensive to visit only two castles.

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> I like, but it could be better. > No. > Maybe...

Arlete Carvalho - 2022-06-29 05:31:48

Too packed/badly planned

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The tour starts with a ~45minutes stop at Luxembourg's most overrated tourist attraction, the Schiessentümpel waterfall. Normally, participants get to walk there along a probably scenic path above the street, and that may be worth it - in our case, the path was blocked by fallen trees, so we walked along the street to and from the waterfall, so: not great. The next stop, Beaufort, was very good, you get tickets to the castle and the time is sufficient to view it. Alas, in our case some people stayed 20min extra, so we only got 1.5h in Vianden instead of 2. Sounds long? Not if you let people off only on the other side of the town, meaning a 30 minutes walk up to the castle and same time back - you get tickets to the castle, but not anywhere enough time to actually use them (let alone grab something to eat). Even if we had had 2h, it wouldn't have been enough for the castle - extremely disappointing, as Vianden is the most beautiful attraction on the tour. Last stop Echternach, 1h guided tour which was nice, but again, no time to sit down anywhere to eat. If we had known in advance, we'd have brought generous lunch packs; as it was, I got afraid for my dad who's a diabetic. It would make much more sense to go from Beaufort to Echternach and end the tour in Vianden, giving people the chance to just stay longer and return to Lux city by public transport. Also, letting folks off the bus at the street leading up to the castle (which is on the path anyway) wouldn't be that difficult and would give them so much more time with the main attraction. Last, have your drivers announce the return time in multiple languages (not just French), with a sign, and drive off when people aren't back within 5 minutes of the departure time (or build in generous buffer time)! Spoiling the entire group's experience for some stragglers is not fair.

Heike Leichsenring - 2022-06-05 09:03:28

Ótimo passeio

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O passeio foi muito bom. O motorista falava também português, o que nos auxiliou bastante, especialmente em Vianden. Em duas partes do passeio (Mullerthal e Echternach) haviam guias, que falavam em inglês. Em Vianden, o motorista nos levou diretamente até o teleférico (pago a parte) e até a entrada do castelo de Vianden. Em Echternach, a guia poderia ter dado um pouco mais de tempo para batermos as fotos.

Alini Bunn - 2022-05-25 18:03:15

Worthwhile day tour

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Itinerary to the Beaufort and Vianden castles, Echtenach old town and Schiessentumpels waterfall is excellent! Bus transportation was also excellent and safe. Both local tour guides at Schiessentumpels and Echtenach were excellent, especially the woman at Echtenach. Pitfall is that driver did NOT speak English and therefore could not answer our questions. During the Vianden Castle 2 hr stop, we asked with no answer where the chairlift starts. Driver dropped us at the bus station with no explanation. We wasted ~20 mins trying to find the chairlift and walked an extra 1 km, losing valuable time exploring up at the castle and having lunch. Otherwise - a great tour!

Stuard Brager - 2022-05-07 09:09:02

Nice quick and versatile tour for a short staying

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Overall it is a really nice tour for those looking for a quick experience outside de city, enjoy the countryside, get amazed by the Müllerthal waterfalls and learn about luxembourg's history! However I would rather to have more free time to explore the Echternach village on my own. It is still a really nice tour with friendly and funny staff. I highly recommend it! It would be nice to have similar tours but with different routes.

Raquel Godinho - 2021-10-18 08:18:07

Great time

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Great time! I’m will recommend to this to all my friends who visit

Sheila Pierre - 2021-09-03 16:34:33

Great tour

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We had a great time. It was a shame that some things were a little different due to the heavy rainfall during the last month. Even though we enjoyed it very much.

Jacco Frijters - 2021-08-22 12:07:33

One of the best day trips in Luxembourg

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Majestic castles, picturesque landscapes, and well-guided tours to a waterfall and through an old town. Highly recommend!

Saurav Tripathy - 2021-06-27 09:29:26

great

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This tour was just great. Although I live in Luxembourg, I never took the time to visit the country and this nature and castle tour was just great. Everything was perfectly organised, we moved from one site to the other as scheduled and the various guides in the different sites were on time, always captivating and interesting. The weather was exceptionally good and I had the privilege to be in excellent company. I definitely recommend the tour

Cécile H - 2021-05-31 12:17:43

Great Day!!!

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It’s difficult to have lunch in Vianden and visit the Chateau and the Castle and use the telechair. May be better have more time there or advice the customer to bring some sandwiches with you, but it’s a necessary trip if you are In Luxembourg. Unforgettable experience!!! I really recommend it!!!

NURIA ALONSO MATEOS - 2021-05-31 07:37:04

A well-varied tour of the country and comfortable travel in an open-air minibus

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I booked the tour online and it was an amazing one-click experience. I liked it a lot that they followed up with a phone call to make sure how many of us will be going, as I had booked a family tour. Then on the morning of the trip, the minibus was already waiting for us. The driver, Didier, was very welcoming and friendly, and the journey was extremely pleasant and smooth going. We enjoyed some time by ourselves and we also had guided tours for Mullerthal and Echtenach where we were able to learn a lot about the interesting history of the town and the life of St. Willibrord. The only drawback I could think of was that the time was really short. We so liked the journey that we would have spent even more time on this trip. All in all, I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone who has a day to spare and would like to spend it traveling in the country in a nice company and enjoying medieval castles and ancient towns.

Ivo Panchev - 2020-09-22 13:45:06

Nature and castle tour - Excellent!

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Nothing I didn’t like No difficulties encountered I can certainly recommend!

Eva Goulas - 2020-09-05 11:30:58

Great expérience

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C etait une très chouette expérience Seulement je vous suggere de proposer aussi des casques pour l audio guide.Les plugs ne m ont malheureusement pas servi car je porte des appareils auditifs. Le son de l audio guide sans le casque n etait pas assez fort

Livia Dahan - 2020-08-02 08:17:31

Zeker een aanrader

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Het is heel goed georganiseerd echt top! Het is echt zijn geld waard 2x gids en tickets voor de kastelen te bezoeken echt super

kristof thienpont - 2020-07-19 09:40:21

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