Unless agreed upon differently BottleStops day tours start and end at the pickup parking lot of Mainz Hauptbahnhof / Mainz Main Station. Look up ‘BottleStops tour departure point’ in Google maps. Private tours include a pickup in the Mainz city area, and upon agreement at any other place – for instance Frankfurt.
For our public day tours pick-up can be arranged for at your accommodation in the Mainz area. Just choose the ‘pickup’ option accordingly in the check-out when booking the tour.
For pickup outside of Mainz, for instance from Frankfurt or at a hotel in a wine region, please contact BottleStops for a separate quote.
Yes, we can arrange to meet you and drop you off at your river cruise ship. This is possible for private tours only and will depend on your Rhine river cruise’s schedule and mooring points
We do offer private tours with pickup from Frankfurt. However, for public tours we kindly request participants to meet us at the official tour departure point at Mainz Hauptbahnhof (Main Station). Mainz train station can be very easily reached by train from Frankfurt.
Our wine tours into the wine country typically take between 6 and 8 hours. Our day tours to Rheinhessen or to Rheingau normally leave at 10am and return by 4pm.
Our wine tours include 2 to 3 tastings, and each tasting includes 5-8 tasting samples.
We only taste wines from very good wineries. The tastings cover wines typical for the region, with normally two thirds white wine and one third red wine. By default, we taste dry wines, but off-dry and sweet wines can be part of the tastings, too.
We cover Rheingau and Rheinhessen with public and private tours. The wine regions Pfalz, Mosel, Mittelrhein, Baden and Franken will be visited on demand on private tours. Check out the wine regions section of our website with plenty of information and travel tips.
Shipping to the USA: Unfortunately, we cannot offer support with shipping wines to the USA . The best way to bring wines back home in a suitcase with checked luggage.
Shipping wine to EU countries: Most wineries offer shipping wines via courier service.
Children are welcome with a private tour booking. Unfortunately, we cannot take children with us on public tours.
BottleStops wine tours require a minimum of mobility, particularly on the scheduled public day tours. Tours include walking, uneven stairs and unpaved ground. Contact us in advance so we can discuss options.