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Elbphilharmonie Tours

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Elbphilharmonie
Opened in 2017, the Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic) is a striking work of modern architecture on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg. Made with 1,096 individual glass panes, it houses two concert halls, as well as a hotel and residential apartments. The halls’ acoustics are considered among the best in the world.

The Basics
Aside from having a visually stunning exterior, the Elbphilharmonie maintains a diverse calendar of concerts ranging from classical to modern. With a free entrance ticket, visitors can ride the Tube, Europe’s longest and first curved escalator, to Elbphilharmonie Plaza, an observation platform with sweeping city and harbor views. Many walking and cycling tours of Hamburg—particularly its Warehouse District—now include a stop at the concert hall.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Elbphilharmonie is a must-see for music lovers and architecture buffs.
  • Demand for tickets is high, so it’s a good idea to book ahead if you plan to see a show.
  • While photography is permitted within the new concert hall, recording of any kind during performances is not permitted.
  • The entire concert hall is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Elbphilharmonie is in Hamburg’s HafenCity neighborhood. The easiest way to get there is by taking metro line U3 to Baumwall or line U4 to Überseequartier. Buses 6 and 111 also stop nearby.

When to Get There
The Elbphilharmonie is open daily from 9am to midnight and is busiest on concert days. If visiting to see the observation plaza, stop by in the morning or early afternoon before the concert crowds arrive. Those attending a concert should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. 

The Acoustics of the Grand Hall
The 2,100-seat main concert hall at the Elbphilharmonie ranks among the most acoustically advanced in the world. The sound quality is so good in part because the hall is detached from the rest of the building, while 10,000 individually shaped gypsum fiber sound panels further soundproof the space. No one in the audience sits more than 99 feet (30 meters) from the conductor.
Address: Am Kaiserkai, Hamburg 20457, Germany
Admission: Tours: €3.00 to €5.00
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Private Sightseeing Tour with our Minibus 8-seater

Private Sightseeing Tour with our Minibus 8-seater

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Take the chance to get a wonderful impression of Hamburg. Enjoy the individual sightseeing tour with our driving guides. They will take care of your wishes and interests while you are sitting in the brand new limousine, minivan or minibus.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$456.71
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Historic Hamburg Private And Customized Walking Tour

Historic Hamburg Private And Customized Walking Tour

You’ll join one of our local hosts to see what happens when modern living meets medieval maritime trading. Visit famous historical landmarks such as the Port of Hamburg and the Bismarck Monument. Discover the city’s charming contrasts as you visit both a contemporary neighborhood like Hafencity and the historic Speicherstadt district (built almost entirely on stilts). Visit an open-air museum depicting rural life and get a local’s perspective on Hamburg’s history. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135.40
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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Guided Walking Tour

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Guided Walking Tour

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The Elbphilharmonie is one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. Don’t miss out on learning about its building process and controversial history by talking this walking tour of the Elbphilharmonie. A guide takes you through the hall and tells you little-known facts you wouldn’t necessarily hear otherwise.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$28.01
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US$28.01
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Discover Hamburg Walking Tour

Discover Hamburg Walking Tour

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As one of Europe’s largest and most important port cities, Hamburg has a fascinating history and a rich maritime heritage. On this tour, discover exactly what sets the city apart, admiring landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt, the Nikolai Church, and the Elbphilharomie; and hearing tales about Hamburg’s history, from Hanseatic trade deals to WWII bombing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$24.36
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Hamburg Package: Bus City Tour, Harbor Cruise, Alster Cruise

Hamburg Package: Bus City Tour, Harbor Cruise, Alster Cruise

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Discover Hamburg from multiple vantage points on this fantastic combination tour package. No need to rush around the city, as attractions can be redeemed on different days. Get your bearings of Hamburg on a City Tour aboard a bus, enjoy a scenic harbor cruise, and experience the magic of going on an Alster steamer boat trip too.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.24
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The Local Tour of Hamburg Historic Centre

The Local Tour of Hamburg Historic Centre

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The price for this tour only includes the registration fee for the reservation. With this tours we wish a fair pay for our performance, at the same time we find it fair that you decide what amount is fair. This motivates us to give a great tour every single time and gives an opportunity for those that can not normally afford a tour to experience the best that the city has to offer. Witness the rise and fall of Hamburg throughout its history: its glorious past as a centre of the Hanseatic League and its heavy destruction in the Great Fire and the World War 2. Please note: groups of 9 or more must book a private tour and will NOT be admitted onto the tour! In such a case no refund will be rewarded.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$3.74
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Hamburg Guided Bike Tour: Tradition and Modernity, Elbphilharmonie  

Hamburg Guided Bike Tour: Tradition and Modernity, Elbphilharmonie  

Hamburg City – Elbphilharmonie Cycle Tour Be surprised about the various character of our items of tours apart of mainstreets Start at Rotherbaum, St. Pauli riverside, Old port´s access route, Warehouse District, Counterhouses, Downtown, Flleet-Quarters, Uptown. Along the tracks oft Hamburg` classical character. Optional: Visit of the the Elphi-Plaza. Along Townhall, shopping areas, Inner Lake Alster informative-entertainly we proceed our exciting ride through the heart of our town. Our well balancend tour with its short stopps along the highlights welcomes any generation.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.10
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Hamburg Small Group Walking Tour

Hamburg Small Group Walking Tour

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Have only a limited amount of time to explore Hamburg? Discover many of the city’s top attractions in the space of just a couple hours: this small-group tour makes it easy to explore. Meet your guide in the city center, and set off. You’ll visit monuments like St. Michael’s Church, the Hamburg Town Hall, and the St. Nikolai Memorial. You’ll also explore the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt warehouse district and will admire HafenCity highlights like the Elbphilharmonie.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.85
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Hamburg Private Guided Tour

Hamburg Private Guided Tour

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Discover top city attractions and famous landmarks in Hamburg on this private 3-hour guided tour. Follow a private guide through the bustling streets of Hamburg and gain insight into the city’s rich history. Travel by public bus and ferry, and take in sites of interest including Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Elbe Tunnel and the Kontorhäuser. Admire panoramic views over Hamburg and the Alster River from St Michael's Church, soak up the atmosphere in buzzing districts including HafenCity, Landungsbrücken, Mönckebergstraße and Speicherstadt, and explore the historic Portuguese Quarter.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$328.83
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US$328.83
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Guided Hamburg City Bike Tour

Guided Hamburg City Bike Tour

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Pedal your way around the harbour city of Hamburg on this sightseeing bike tour. Glide around the atmospheric St. Pauli district, pass the modern waterfront of the HafenCity and cruise through the Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s famous warehouse district. Jump off along the way to admire architectural landmarks like the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, St. Michael's Church and the Rathaus, and soak up the scenery along the waterfront Jungfernstieg promenade and the Alster Lakes.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.23
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Hamburg Small-Group Sunset Sailing Cruise on Lake Alster

Hamburg Small-Group Sunset Sailing Cruise on Lake Alster

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Explore the city of Hamburg, Germany with a 1-hour, small-group sunset cruise along the Alster. Enjoy a panoramic view of Hamburg from the lake, a right tributary of the Elbe River. See green parks, plenty of old buildings, some of the biggest churches in Hamburg, plus Alster fountain and the Elbphilharmonie, a new concert hall in the HafenCity quarter, in the distance. Relax, enjoy a refreshing beverage on board and admire the scenic view.
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  • 1 hour
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US$39.05
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Hop-on Hop-off Tour : combined City Tour by Bus and Boat

Hop-on Hop-off Tour : combined City Tour by Bus and Boat

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Make the most of limited time in Hamburg with a combined boat and bus city tour which offers flexible schedules and numerous stops at key city attractions, ideal for first-time visitors. You’ll enjoy the journey as much as the stops—with someone else behind the wheel, you can relax, appreciate, and photograph the sights, while learning from the live, on-board commentary.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$41.41
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Private Guided Elbphilharmonie Plaza Tour

Private Guided Elbphilharmonie Plaza Tour

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On this private guided tour, you’ll visit Elbphilharmonie Plaza—an area with a public viewing platform that gives stunning panoramic views of the city and the harbor. You’ll have the ultimate stress-free day with no waiting in long visitor lines, as entrance fees are included. Get the most out of your experience by having a private guide, who will educate you about Hamburg’s history, culture, and everything you need to know about Elbphilharmonie Plaza. 
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$243.58
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Discover Hamburg: Private Walking Tour

Discover Hamburg: Private Walking Tour

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Get a quick overview of Hamburg’s main attractions without feeling rushed on a private 2.5-hour walking tour. With a flexible start time and modest duration, the tour can easily fit into even the tightest vacation schedule. Highlights include the historic quarter, UNESCO listed Kontor houses, and Town Hall. Listen to engaging historic commentary along the way and feel free to ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$278.90
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US$278.90
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Private sightseeing tour with a luxury sedan.

Private sightseeing tour with a luxury sedan.

Take the chance to get a wonderful impression of Hamburg. Enjoy the individual sightseeing tour with our driving guides. They will take care of your wishes and interests while you are sitting in the brand new limousine, minivan or minibus.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$376.33
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US$376.33
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Harbor cruise on the beautiful Elbe

Harbor cruise on the beautiful Elbe

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Enjoy your spectacular holiday in Hamburg with a fantastic drive through the historic warehouse district with its canals or through the container port! Explore this vibrant city from a different perspective and relax as you pass through the beautiful canals and canals of some of the famous landmarks. During the one-hour tour, the captains will explain the Port of Hamburg and provide interesting and entertaining information. An entertaining harbor cruise is a great way to get to know one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. Among the most famous attractions include the UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt, Germany's largest and Europe's third largest container port, the Elbtunnel and the legendary Hamburg fish market. Live commentary in German and English (English from Easter to October).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$24.36
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US$24.36
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English Elbphilharmonie Plaza Tour (no concerthalls)

English Elbphilharmonie Plaza Tour (no concerthalls)

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1hr discovering the new concerthall with a local guide. You will see the Plaza from the Elbphilharmonic (no Concerthalls). Enjoy the wonderful view over Hamburg.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$24.99
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Walk through the Architectural Wonders of Hamburg with a Local

Walk through the Architectural Wonders of Hamburg with a Local

This experience is provided by a private local. Discover the most impressive buildings in Hamburg and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk. Join me on this adventure to discover the beauty and unique characteristics of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in Germany from my own perspective. During this walk, you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. During this Experience you will get to know everything about the Elbphilharmonie building!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.77
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Private sightseeing tour with a luxury sedan - Mercedes-Maybach

Private sightseeing tour with a luxury sedan - Mercedes-Maybach

Take the chance to get a wonderful impression of Hamburg. Enjoy the individual sightseeing tour with our driving guides. They will take care of your wishes and interests while you are sitting in the brand new limousine, minivan or minibus.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$530.88
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US$530.88
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Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster

Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster

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What an experience! Together with other sailors, you sail around 1.5 hours on the Hamburg Outer Alster. After a brief introduction to the boat and cutter sailing, you and the cutter captain take off from the dock. You can actively operate the pods and sails under guidance and if you want to steer also at the tiller the course. Or you can simply enjoy the magnificent panorama of Hamburg from the water and let the experienced skipper sail you over the Alster. Come on board and enjoy the great freedom! No sailing skills required!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$37.47
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US$37.47

Speicherstadt & Hafencity - a city tour as a scavenger hunt

Speicherstadt & Hafencity - a city tour as a scavenger hunt

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Discover Speicherstadt and HafenCity in a new way, with a scavenger hunt! A modern city rally awaits you, where you will find tricky puzzles and interesting information about Hamburg's history. Feel like Sherlock Holmes and reveal the secrets of the city. Playfully gain new insights and have fun. On the approximately 3km long route you will learn interesting facts about the origin and development of Speicherstadt, about the people who lived and worked there and do it today. Immediately after the start you dive into a world full of hidden clues and enigmatic pictures. At the end of each task, exciting information about the respective sights awaits you. ⭐ HIGH lights »Independence of tourist guides and groups »Only a smartphone with internet connection needed »Suitable for individuals and groups »Breaks possible at any time »Informative, exciting, amusing »Already from 6 Euro per person
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.95
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US$37.95
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Photogenic Hamburg with a Local

Photogenic Hamburg with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private Local. Come with me to discover the city of Hamburg through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and to take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the Reeperbahn to the Elbphilharmonie. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Hamburg you will also get discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Hamburg and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! Of course you will also get to know everything about THE BEATLES that came and stayed for a bit in Hamburg!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.06
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ENGLISH PRIVATE BOAT CHARTER with a traditional barge

ENGLISH PRIVATE BOAT CHARTER with a traditional barge

For your birthday parties, anniversaries, bachelor parties, company outings and other creative events in a small group (max. 50 p.), we offer our comfortable barges for a unique experience. Experience a wonderful port cruise with an original Hamburg barge. On this fascinating tour we guide you through the canals of the historic warehouse district - Speicherstadt -, the Elbphilharmonie with its incredible glass facade and the largest seaport in Germany with its the large container terminals and many other maritime attractions. An experienced skipper will be happy to design your individual travel route and is also moderating the tour live on board! We offer a various selection of drinks on board and welcome you with a typical Hamburg “Schnaps” (bringing your own drinks is not allowed)! Important note: the passage through the historic warehouse district depends on the tide and can therefore not be guaranteed! The images shown are for reference only, the barge and crew may vary.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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US$767.28
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US$767.28
per group
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Private 3-Hour Hamburg Sightseeing Tour in a Mercedes Limousine

Private 3-Hour Hamburg Sightseeing Tour in a Mercedes Limousine

Fasten seat belts and prepare yourself for an unforgettable Hamburg tour! Tired of exploring the city in the rain, scorching heat or freezing cold? You don't want your children to have a boring sightseeing tour or just have a short stay and just want to save time? Then treat yourself to the luxury of an exclusive tour in a private and relaxed atmosphere with chauffeur and vehicle to get the flavor of the city. Our fleet has first-class vehicles that are comfortable and air-conditioned. Our professional chauffeur is also your certified guide, who will delight you with entertaining stories and fun. He shows you both, the familiar sights and the hidden treasures of Hamburg and ensures that you take great memories home with you. With a comfortable luxury vehicle, you can be picked up and dropped off directly from your hotel, at the airport or at the cruise terminal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$304.48
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