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Best of Hamburg: 4-hour Private Tour with a Vehicle

Get a comprehensive overview of all the essential and iconic sites located in Hamburg's city center.

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Description

This 4-hour tour with a vehicle offers a comprehensive tour of Hamburg’s inner-city, encompassing both the highlights of the historical centre and points of interest slightly further afield.

You will be met by one of our professional, local guides and a private driver and vehicle, either at your hotel or a pre-agreed meeting point. The first portion of the tour focuses on the historic heart of the city. 

You will visit the stunning, neo-renaissance Town Hall and the iconic ‘Kontor Buildings’ on Deichstraße. Next you will visit St. Nicholas’s Church (the tower still a burnt out shell because of devastating allied fire-bombings in WW2) and the Trostbrücke (Hamburg’s oldest bridge). Then we spend some time in the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt (the largest collection of warehouses in the world and now Hamburg’s trendiest district), before admiring the modern architectural splendour of the Elbphilharmonie – one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls on the planet

We then continue the tour by visiting three of Hamburg’s five principle Lutheran churches – St. Michaelis, St. Peter, and St. James – to marvel at some of the most iconic examples of north German red-brick, gothic architecture. Next up is the Binnenalster. This artificial lake formed from the Alster river, a tributary of the mighty Elbe, is a great spot to watch swans and boats gliding by and take in some stunning waterside views of the city. 

You’ll then get a taste of Hamburg’s edgier side with a visit to the Reeperbahn, the main artery running through the city’s red light district. You will take a stroll around Beatles-Platz – where four life-sized silhouettes of John, Paul, George and Ringo commemorate Hamburg’s role in catapulting the ‘Fab Four’ to superstardom. Lastly we drive along the shores of the port (the third largest in Europe) and into the HafenCity on the Elbe, to explore Hamburg’s newest district and Europe’s most ambitious development project.

At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you as you are driven back to your hotel or another drop-off point of your choosing.

Covid-19 Safety Measures:

  • We adhere to regulations mandated by the Berlin State government and/or the State government in the area/s of Germany that our tours visit or pass through.
  • When inside the vehicle masks must be worn. You will need to bring your own mask. Your guide and driver will also be required to wear a mask inside the vehicle.
  • Each vehicle will be cleaned and disinfected before and after the tour. 
  • If you enter any museums or shops on your tour you will be expected to abide by the regulations set by the store or institution.

What's included

  • Professional, local guide
  • Private vehicle with a professional driver
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Museum entry fees – none required for the tour

Itinerary

Hotel Pick-up

Your professional, local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel.

1

Old Town Square

Our first stop is Hamburg’s Old Town Square, with it’s stunning, sky-scraping, neo-renaissance Town Hall.

2

Deichstraße

Next we witness where the Great Fire of 1842 started on Deichstraße and see Hamburg’s iconic ‘Kontor building’s.

3

Nikolaikirche

Moving on we stop to admire one of the finest examples of north German, neo-gothic architecture, and witness the devastation caused by Allied bombing raids in WWII.

4

Trost Bridge

As we continue into the heart of the medieval city we cross one of Hamburg’s myriad canals using the oldest bridge in the city.

5

Speicherstadt

Next we explore the city’s first UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and the largest warehouse district in the world.

6

Elbphilharmonie

We then visit Hamburg’s state-of-the-art concert hall – a true modern architectural gem and one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls on the planet.

7

The Churches of St. Michaelis, St. Peter, and St. James

Moving on we will admire three of Hamburg’s five principle Lutheran Churches.

8

Binnenalster

We then take some time to to watch swans and boats gliding by and take in some stunning waterside views of the city at Hamburg's largest artificial lake.

9

Reeperbahn

It’s time to get a bit edgier now, moving into Hamburg’s red light district to see where the Beatles first made it big.

10

Hamburg Port

Next up we drive along the shores of the third largest port in Europe.

11

HafenCity

Finally we will take some time to explore Hamburg’s newest district and Europe’s most ambitious development project.

Hotel Drop-off

At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you as you are driven back to your hotel.

Important Information

You will be picked up directly from your hotel or a prearranged meeting point.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or a prearranged drop-off point.

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