7. Hamburg: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2 or 4 hours
Make the most of your time in Hamburg with a private guided tour of the city's highlights. Discover the rich culture of this historic Hanseatic city, see the UNESCO site of Speicherstadt, and marvel at the famous Elbphilharmoie.
Meet your driver and guide at your chosen pickup location in Hamburg for an introduction to Germany and Hamburg's recent history. With a separate dedicated driver, your tour guide can focus fully on telling you about each area, planning your preferred route, and checking if you’d like to stop and walk around.
Choose between a 2-hour panoramic drive or a 4-hour tour, including a guided walk around the city center and a drive to some sights on the city's outskirts. Visit the Town Hall and the historic Kontor buildings on Deichstraße, which served as foreign trading posts during the Hanseatic times.
See St. Nicholas’s Church, its ruined tower, destroyed in WW2, and hear about the war's effect on Hamburg. Continue to Hamburg's oldest bridge, the Trostbrücke. Next, spend some time in the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt, the historic warehouse district near the harbor.
Stop to admire the architectural splendor of the Elbphilharmonie, one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls on the planet. Continue to visit St. Michaelis, St. Peter, and St. James to marvel at some of the most iconic examples of red brick and Gothic architecture.
Next, head to the Binnenalster, an artificial lake formed from the Alster river. Stop to watch swans and boats glide by and take in stunning waterside views of the city.
Opt for the 4-hour tour to add a stroll through Hamburg’s Reeperbahn, the main artery running through the city’s red light district. Walk around Beatles-Platz, where 4 life-sized silhouettes of John, Paul, George, and Ringo commemorate Hamburg’s role in catapulting the ‘Fab Four’ to superstardom.
In both options, enjoy at least 2 breaks to shop for souvenirs or grab a snack. As you drive, let your guide know what sights are on the top of your list, and if there are any restaurants or cafes you'd like to check out.