Kiel (Hamburg), Germany
Information Not Currently Available
Approximately 6½ Hours
A 90-minute escorted journey by coach brings you to the Hanseatic City of Hamburg -- Germany's second-largest metropolis and one of Europe's largest ports. 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. A panoramic drive takes you through this bustling city, passing City Hall, Germany's oldest Stock Exchange and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt -- a century-old warehouse quarter built in Gothic redbrick architecture and housing fine spices, coffee and tea from all over the world. Settle in for a cruise on Alster Lake and the city's waterways with beautiful views of the residential districts and Hamburg's impressive skyline. Enjoy a typical Hamburg fish roll served as lunch.
Back on land, drive through the Outer-Alster Lake upscale residential area, complete with consulates and businesses. In stark contrast, pass the St Pauli Landungsbruecken, where the old sailing vessels used to dock. The world-famous Reeperbahn, named for the Reepers who made riggings here in the 17th century, now forms the city's red-light district along with Grosse Freiheit and Herbert Strasse.
Then, stop at St Michael's Church -- the largest North German Baroque church and Hamburg's greatest landmark. You will see St Nikolai War Memorial Church before you head back to Kiel.You will see St Nikolai War Memorial Church before you head back to Kiel.
Travel time to Hamburg is 90 minutes each way. Your guide will join you in Hamburg. An escort will accompany the coach transfer to/from Hamburg. The fish roll consists of fried fish in a bread roll. 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.