Culture, Shopping, Lunch not included
A pleasant sightseeing tour to admire the city's main monuments and sights travelling through historical eras via buildings and squares and end the excursion with an optional shopping spree in the city centre.
What we will see
- Alster Lake
- Town Hall and Stock Exchange Renaissance buildings
- Modern part of the city
- St. Michael's Church
- Kramer Amtsstuben
- St. Pauli and Reeperbahn districts
- Optional stop for shopping
What we will do
- We kick off our excursion with a tour of Hamburg to appreciate the most interesting and picturesque sights of this lively northern city.
- We see Alster Lake, an unexpected romantic corner right in the middle of the metropolis, then cross the residential districts and the Jungfernstieg, the famous fashionable street scattered with luxury boutiques and shopping centres.
- We continue with the Renaissance buildings housing the Town Hall and the Stock Exchange before entering the more modern part of the city with its parks and gardens, TV tower, 19th-century court house and much more.
- We make several stops for photos to immortalise the monuments and landscapes on camera.
- A visit to see the outside of St. Michael's Church, affectionately called “Michel” by Hamburg locals, is a must; it is the city's main protestant church and one of the most important architectural constructions in Germany.
- The next stop on our tour is the Kramer Amtsstuben, a complex consisting of five buildings built between 1620 and 1676 by the merchants' association to house merchants' widows. It has been very well preserved so gives us a good idea of what life was like at the start of the 18th century.
- We then reach the St. Pauli district, the hub of local nightlife where the Reeperbahn, the city's famous red light district, can also be found.
- At the end of the excursion, those who wish to indulge in some shopping in the city centre can remain in Hamburg while the rest of the group heads back to the ship.