A UNESCO World Heritage Site: Medieval Lubeck & Its Famous Marzipan: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine
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Approximately 7 Hours
Enjoy a pleasant escorted drive through the beautiful landscape of Northern Germany to the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. Meet your local guide and begin your exciting tour of the charming Old Town area -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your walking tour, you will discover the historic alleyways and courtyards of the city -- remnants of late 19th century, when the Hanseatic League of Merchants was in full bloom. See the world-famous Holsten Gate, the seven spires, the Hospital of the Holy Ghost dating back to 1280, and the historic Town Hall. You will visit St Mary's Church. The latter houses the world's largest mechanical organ. Take a look at Buddenbrook House, former home of the Lübeck-born authors, Heinrich and Thomas Mann.
At the Café Niederegger Store with its famous marzipan selection you are in for a treat. Sit down for a delicious piece of traditional German cake, served with a cup of tasty and freshly brewed coffee.
Finally, enjoy some free time in Lübeck before returning to the ship in Hamburg.
Travel time between Hamburg and Lübeck is approximately 1½ hours each way. An escort will accompany your coach transfer to/from Lübeck. Your guide will join you in Lübeck. Tour requires approximately two hours of walking over uneven and cobblestone surfaces. 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. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.