Kiel (Hamburg), Germany
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Approximately 7 Hours
Meals not included
The Hanseatic City of Hamburg is Germany's second-largest metropolis and one of Europe's largest ports. After an approximately 90-minute escorted journey by coach you will arrive in Hamburg and meet your city guide. Elegant and cosmopolitan Hamburg is now a city of palatial office buildings, magnificent promenades, international musicals, and extravagant shopping malls. The magical aura of far-away places is still alive in the Warehouse Quarter with its little canals, but Hamburg is also Germany's greenest city with many spacious lawns and lovely parks.
Drive through the modern Hafencity and the Speicherstadt. The latter is a century-old warehouse district, built in Gothic redbrick architecture and housing fine spices, coffee, and tea from all over the world. The Speicherstadt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. On your way to the Town Hall you will also see Germany’s oldest Stock Exchange. Upon arrival enjoy one hour of free time at the Town Hall Square before your panoramic tour continues. You will pass more sights of the Hanseatic city such as the Outer – Alster Lake upscale residential area. You will also drive past the St Pauli Landungsbruecken, where the old sailing vessels used to dock, and continue along the world famous Reeperbahn where at the beginning of the 17th century, the Reepers made riggings here. Nowadays this street, together with the Grosse Freiheit and Herbert Strasse, comprise the red-light district. At the end of your day in Hamburg, you will stop at St. Michael’s Church – the largest North German Baroque church before returning by coach to the quayside in Kiel.
Travel time to Hamburg is 90 minutes each way. The transfer to/from Hamburg will be escorted. A local guide will join you in Hamburg. Tour requires approximately 45 minutes of walking over uneven surfaces and cobblestones; not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Tour operates rain or shine, but may be cancelled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Use of public restroom facilities costs 50 cents - €1 cash. Shops are closed on Sundays and holidays; a few souvenir shops may be open.