Private All-In-One Hamburg
Private All-In-One Hamburg
After your arrival to the port of Kiel, be greeted by your local, knowledgeable English-speaking guide who will escort you to your vehicle. Relax in comfort on your drive to Hamburg, where your private tour of the city awaits.
One of Germany's 3 city-states and the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg was historically once a part of the Hanseatic League and has today become one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Europe. The city became a well-known tourist destination due to its wild red-light district but is now attracting a more discerning clientele with its modern architecture in the form of the Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt, and the neighboring Hafencity, not to mention the canals, Alster, stunning Rathaus, and high-end shopping.
The city's label, "The Gateway to the World", maybe a presumptuous statement, but in the Middle Ages, Hamburg became a hub of international trade which remains today. The city is also the wealthiest in the country and her maritime roots reverberate from the port to energized neighborhoods overflowing with international flavors, modern architecture, and the notorious Reeperbahn red-light district.
Your private guide will take you directly to the historic heart of Hamburg to see the stunning Town Hall, the St Nikolai Church (a burnt-out shell from allied bombings in WWII), and the Trost Bridge in the heart of the Medieval City. This small but historically important bridge which spans the Nikolaifleet was built in 1881. The stone bridge is decorated with models of Bishop Ansgar, who founded the cathedral that was in the old part of the city, and of Count Adolf III Von Schauenburg, who founded the merchant's district, Neustädter. The bridge, Trostbrücke, whose name means "Comfort Bridge" is so-called because those on their way to be tried at the town hall were comforted for one last time on the bridge.
The UNESCO listed Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this case. Located in the port of Hamburg, within the HafenCity quarter, it was built between 1883 to 1927.
View the modern architectural splendor of the Elbphilharmonie, an icon of extraordinary structure overpowering the skyline that is made of glass and brick. Elevating architecture front and center to public debate and awareness, this is just the most well-known and identifiable of many buildings dominating the city.
You will then be given 2 hours of free time to further explore more of the city on your own. At an appointed time, you will then make the return trip to the port in Kiel and your waiting ship.
This private tour offer will allow you to customize your visit to your exact specifications based on the decisions where you wish to stop and spend your time.
Please Note: Any entrance fees where applicable are not included in the price of this tour.