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Discover Lübeck in a day (Day Trip from Hamburg)

Just 45 minutes train from Hamburg is Lübeck, a small town so picturesque you’d almost believe you’d stepped into a fairytale. Spend a day discovering this maritime capital of the Hanseatic League, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the heart and soul of Lübeck with a train ride organised by your Host and discover its most iconic landmarks as well as its hidden gems. You will have the chance to wander through the town's historic streets and along the canal, soaking up its history and charm before sitting down to enjoy an authentic meal or tasting the town’s traditional local wine, ‘Rotspon.’ We will contact you within 24 hours of your booking to find out about your interests so we can assign a like-minded local who will create a bespoke experience for you. Your Host will suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place, but you can always change your mind about what you want to do during your experience.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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A Half Day in Hamburg with a Local: Private & Personalized

Explore Hamburg like a Hamburger with a local guide and enjoy the personal touch of a private tour. Make the most of your time in the city with a custom-made tour, taking in top attractions or little-known landmarks, and receive expert advice on where to go and what to do in Hamburg. Your guide will contact you in advance to discuss your needs and devise the perfect itinerary to suit your preferences.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Elbphilharmonie Highlights, Speicherstadt & HafenCity in english

On your way through the historic Speicherstadt, our experienced guide will give you the most important informations about this largest warehouse complex in the world. In the HafenCity, a former port area, you will learn the essentials of this most modern Hamburg district and admire its futuristic architecture.Walking towards the nearby Elbphilharmonie, you will already receive the first information about this unique building. Your guide will have the entrance tickets ready for you. Without waiting, you enter the building through the Tube, the longest curved escalator in the world.Passing the large panorama window with a fantastic view of the Elbe and parts of the harbour, you reach the majestic Plaza. Here you will learn everything that makes this building and the concert hall so unique. After this tour you will have an extensive knowledge of what goes far beyond the standard. Please note that it is not possible to visit the concert halls.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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St. Pauli and the Port of Hamburg Tour

Get ready to explore St. Pauli’s world-famous red-light district around Reeperbahn street, as well as the Port of Hamburg on this 2.5-hour tour. First explore the Port of Hamburg, and catch sight of the Landungsbrücken (landing stages) and the Soviet submarine B-515 (also known as U-434). From the port, go on a ferry ride through the harbor to St. Pauli. Then take off through St. Pauli, and see sights such as the Beatles-Platz, Hans-Albers-Platz, and walk down Große Freiheit and Herbertstraß.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Hamburg Walking Tour

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
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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The Local "Pay What You Want" Tour (with booking fee): Hamburg Harbor & St.Pauli

Discover the variety of Hamburg´s old suburbia St. Pauli, its ties to the river and the harbor, its small side streets are home to artists, anarchists, political activists, dreamers, misfits, hookers, punks, refugees, retired sailors, failed musicians, coming stars, and discover the place where The Beatles had their breakthrough!
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Hamburg tours with the walking service

Experience the pure maritime flair on one of our tours through the Port of Hamburg and the Speicherstadt. Get an unforgettable insight into the impressive dimensions and thewhole variety of the port. Learn more about the history and today's bustle around the harbor and the new HafenCity.Look forward to fascinating panoramic views of the most beautiful city in the north and take a look at the famous highlights of Hamburg. Admire the Speicherstadt with all its canalsand canals and then admire the old traditional port and the Elbphilharmonie from a very personal perspective.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours

A Full Day In Hamburg with a Local: Private & Customized

Discover Hamburg through the eyes of a local on a six-hour private sightseeing tour.  Beforehand, organizers will create a custom itinerary based on your interests and pair you with a like-minded guide. Then, the adventure begins as you discover some of the city’s highlights as well as its best kept secrets.  You can change the itinerary at any point to ensure that you’re getting the experience you want.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Must See Hamburg With A Local: Private & Personalized

Discover Hamburg’s most famous attractions, and a few local gems along the way. Visit sites like Miniataur Wunderland and Speicherstadt as well as local hot-spots like the Eco-weekly market & Regional St. Georg with its environmental flair. And there’s always time for good food, although not the German brats and beers you were expecting - here it’s more franzbrötchen and pannfisch. 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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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A Night in Hamburg’s St Pauli with a Local: Private & Personalized

The infamous neighborhood of St Pauli is gritty, dynamic and known for its lively nightlife. With our local Hamburg host by your side you’ll boldly explore the Reeperbahn district where you’ll find cozy restaurants and edgy bars. Discover the bar where The Beatles first performed or visit the Zur Ritze bar with its underground boxing ring where even Mike Tyson has trained. Experience Hamburg night-life like a true local!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
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  • 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Hamburg Old Town

Discover top attractions in bustling Hamburg on this private 2-hour Hamburg walking tour. Delve into Hamburg’s Old Town with your private guide and gain insight into its medieval roots. Stroll along beautiful canal sides and through leafy parks, and admire local landmarks including St Michael's Church and Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher. Hear how the city suffered during World War II and see how it has bounced back in the modern era. Explore the 17th-century Deichstrasse, the city’s oldest street, and stop at Hamburg City Hall for fine views over Binnenalster Lake.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Driverguide Tour Hamburg

You book your guide with Van and can discover Hamburg individually with up to 6 people. Spontaneous stops for photos, snacks, drinks are possible at any time. I pick you up where you need me and take you to where you want to end the tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Barrier-free St.Pauli Kieztour - Experience the Reeperbahn barrier-free!

Our opinion:Approximately 2 hoursStart time: individually after consultationStarting point: St.Pauli subway stationExperience Reeperbahn and St. Pauli highlights1 free drinkIndividual all-round assistanceAvailable at extra charge: Possible pick-up / drop-off (from the main station, for example)The time of this barrier-free Kieztour is individual.On this barrier-free Kieztour you will discover the highlights of St. Paulis. From Spielbudenplatz, the famous Davidwache, over the great freedom, to small side streets St. Paulis and more. Listen to the wild neighborhood stories of yesteryear and today and chew insider tips from your local guide. Let us show you the best barrier-free St.Pauli's locations. After this barrier-free neighborhood tour, you'll be ready for a discovery on your own! On the route there are barrier-free toilets
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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10 secrets of the old town - modern scavenger hunt in Hamburg

Discover Hamburg Old Town in a playful way!You can expect a modern city rally, where you come across 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 meet famous captains, glorious field marshals and great emperors! You admire the monumental Hamburg City Hall, grandiose churches and monuments, bridges and canals.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»Playful mediation of interesting contents»Informative, exciting, amusing»Already from 6 Euro per person
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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City tour as a scavenger hunt - explore Speicherstadt & Hafencity playfully.

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
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Tour with friends

You have a visit from friends or family and want to experience a special time in the Elbe metropolis? Then you are exactly right with the Waterkant tours.From toddlers to grandma, aboard the Waterkant Bullis, everyone should feel at ease as we go on an alternative expedition together - to places that are not in every travel guide. Along the way, we stop again and again, take walks together and sharpen your view of this beautiful city.The tour is composed of any elements of our classic tours - individually. We offer you the perfect mix of a cozy get-together, worth seeing corners in Hamburg and plenty of drinks on board. In addition, we are happy to give you more tips for the design of your evening in Hamburg.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours

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Discover St Georg - pure HH

When a good friend told me the other day that he was at St. George's town party and had wondered why so many men went hand in hand, I knew: boy, many people do not know anything about this district. I want to change that. For years, I'm in this quarter in the area and know it like the back of my hand, because I am also gay. At that time there was no Grindr / Tinder, because you had to get out into the "real world" ;-) So, let me show you this exciting corner of Hamburg and bring it closer: The probably most lively and multifaceted district of Hamburg: St. Georg - the most colorful District of Hamburg.Episcopal see for Catholics meets LGBTQ scene. Where oriental feeling at Steindamm and Alster-SchickiMicki belong together. Sankt Georg offers an indescribable lifestyle and a lot of history as well as stories about the people who live and live here ....
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Hamburg Warehouse District and HafenCity Tour

Do you know what the largest warehouse district in the world is? Discover the famous port warehouse district Speicherstadt – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spices, coffee and tea were once the most important goods stored and traded in these historic buildings. Today, the ancient warehouses are home to Oriental rug merchants and attractions such as the model railway museum Miniatur Wunderland and the Hamburg Dungeon. In direct proximity, the city’ youngest district HafenCity is under construction. Architects and city planners create a new district with flats, offices, parks, leisure facilities and Hamburg’s new concert hall Elbphilharmonie. Find out all about the unique architectural challenges throughout Europe with our professional guide!
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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All-in-One Hamburg Private Shore Excursion from the port of Kiel

If you are travelling on a cruise ship to the port of Kiel and have only one day on shore, let us take you on a fascinating, all-encompassing journey to Hamburg! Hamburg is second largest city in Germany after Berlin and it is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Europe. It became a well-known tourist destination due to its wild, red light district but is now attracting a more discerning clientele with its modern architecture in the form of the Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt, and the Hafencity, not to mention the canals, Alster, stunning Rathaus and high end shopping.This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before its departure. Our expert team has been organizing these tours for nearly a decade. We have never missed a cruise ship’s departure and imparted our knowledge and enthusiasm for our unique and beautiful city to thousands of satisfied passengers!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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City Tour Bergedorf Harbor, St Patri & Pauli, Bergedorf Castle, B. Mill ....

For day trippers Hamburg-Bergedorf offers everything Northern Germany does: Hamburg, landscape, water, adventureThe historic harbor mile, castle, windmill, St Patri & Pauli, the Sachsentor with their old, charming houses invite to a Bergedorf walk. And all located directly at the S-Bahn station Bergedorf.The four and Marschlanden are the highlight of Bergedorf! Agriculture and horticulture are at home here and offer a wealth of local produce. In addition, a wide and open landscape with farms, old half-timbered houses and village churches. Ideal for cycling, hiking or boating.The Bergedorf harbor offers maritime flair with the passenger ships of the Bergedorf shipping line and the Alster Touristik.The internationally renowned Hamburg Observatory is an experience of a special kind. Listed, neo-baroque domed buildings of this renowned research institute are located in a large park and can be visited via the visitor center 
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Explore Ottensen, Hamburg’s Trendiest Neighborhood

You’ll follow one of our local Hamburg hosts as they show you this once working-class neighborhood turned trendy shopping hub. Discover its unique boutiques, quirky stores, and cozy independent shops. Visit the Zeisehallen, a disused ship propeller factory turned arthouse cinema, and ‘Die Fabrik’, which used to be an ammunition depot before becoming a concert hall. Food is never off the menu, so don’t hesitate to stop for a bite to eat. Your host knows just the place!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
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Walking Tour: Hamburg Reeperbahn

Get a tantalizing look at Hamburg's nightlife scene on this 2-hour private walking tour of the famous red-light district — one of the largest in Europe. See where all the action takes place as you explore the St Pauli quarter, with its provocative Reeperbahn and Herbertstrasse streets. Take a peek inside a strip club, see the boxing club where Mike Tyson trained and enjoy a drink at a local bar, all while enjoying entertaining tales about the area from a private guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Historic Hamburg

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
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

Learn more about the planning, construction and characteristics of the Elbphilharmonie, that has made the building famous all over the worldFollow your guide through the historic warehouse district Speicherstadt, a popular setting for moviesAdmire the futuristic architecture of the modern HafenCity and its innovativeness that led to the construction of a playground on a roof of a building
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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