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Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

1. Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

Experience a fun way to explore the beautiful city and history of Düsseldorf with the renowned brewery tour. Meet your guide and take a trip through the city's most famous breweries such as the im Füchschen, Zum Schlüsse, Brasserie Kürzer, and more. Start the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste delicious local beer to find the one that best suits you. Sip on the famous Alt beer while enjoying the warm and traditional atmosphere of the breweries. You will meet fellow travelers from around the globe and learn about the breweries and the local brewing culture of Düsseldorf. Taste many other types of beers and play interactive party games with your new friends to break the ice. Enjoy the unique public brewery tour with your friends, families, coworkers, sports team, or even by yourself. 

Düsseldorf: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

2. Düsseldorf: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Take in the highlights of Düsseldorf from a hop-on hop-off bus. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and will take you right around and through the city center of the vibrant metropolis on the Rhine. Get off at any stop and explore at your own leisure with a hop-on hop-off ticket. En route, learn more about each attraction and the history of the city through earphones with commentary available in 10 languages. Enjoy the freedom to explore the city for 24 hours from when you first activate your ticket. Stops: • Königsallee (Kö-Brücke Königsallee/Steinstraße) • Burgplatz/Altstadt • Rheinturm/Medienhafen (öffentliche Haltestelle: Rheinturm - 1) • Rheinterrasse/Ehrenhof (öffentliche Haltestelle: Rheinterrasse) • Nordpark/Aquazoo (Kaiserswerther Str.) • Kunstakademie/Altstadt (öffentliche Haltestelle: Tonhalle/Ehrenhof - 5) • Tourist-Information Hauptbahnhof

Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

3. Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

Experience Düsseldorf from a different perspective as you join a night watchman at the end of the day and take a stroll through the historical Altstadt (Old Town). Venture down the romantic lanes and see the streets and buildings illuminated after dark by the glow of the atmospheric lanterns.  Follow a guide equipped with a hand lantern, horn and halberd, as in days of old, and admire his typical gown and costume. Listen intently to interesting tales and hear juicy details of the customs and everyday life of the olden days. When the watchman cries, ‘Hark, ye folks," it is time to explore!

Düsseldorf: Altstadt Guided Tour

4. Düsseldorf: Altstadt Guided Tour

Discover the longest bar in the world on a 1.5-hour tour of the Düsseldorf Altstadt (Old Town) with an expert guide. Stroll through the lively entertainment area, where more than 260 bars, restaurants, cafés and breweries add to the flair of the historical city center. Venture along the pretty lanes and take a look behind the scenes to make surprising discoveries you wouldn't find on your own. Marvel as history is brought to life and find out why the landmark Renaissance-style Basilica St. Lambertus has a twisted tower. Hear why the equestrian statue of Jan Wellem from the Wittelsbach dynasty was erected and see where the poet Heinrich Heine was born. Listen to how the play Wibbel the Tailor, set in the city, gained fame and enjoy great views of the River Rhine and city skyline from the riverside Rhine Promenade.

Düsseldorf: Guided Beer Tour with 4 Beers & a Flexible Route

5. Düsseldorf: Guided Beer Tour with 4 Beers & a Flexible Route

Embark on a journey full of beer and banter with a tour across Düsseldorf. Visit pubs and breweries in Altstadt and along the Rhine River with a local guide who knows all the best spots. Hear stories about the city and its alcoholic offerings on the route to 4 unique bars. Taste 4 beers from different stems at each establishment and discover the proper etiquette for pouring and drinking German-style. Learn about the difference between Altbier, Pils, Lager, and cellar beer in a city with one of the most diverse selections in the world. Chat with your guide and group about your favorite brews and spots you’d like to drop into. With no fixed route, feel free to see where the night takes you and ask your guide for recommendations on more places to check out after the tour.

Düsseldorf: Sweet Treats Guided Walking Tour of Old Town

6. Düsseldorf: Sweet Treats Guided Walking Tour of Old Town

Experience the sweet side of Düsseldorf on this guided tour.  Your guide will take you on a culinary exploration of old town, sharing knowledge about the food as well as the history of this exciting town.  Though the city and the old town is famous for beer, it also has an abundance of great cafés and pastry shops. Explore the old town and stop at 6 locations, learning fun facts about the city as you go. Indulge in some sweet treat at each venue, including regional specialities, international treats like Macaron, a danish Wienerbrød, Italian Amaretti, or an Assabeh from Lebanon. You'll also visit the famous chocolate shop between Carlsplatz and Königsallee. Try the delicious regional chocolate-speciality, called "Bützchen" (a little kiss).

Düsseldorf: Guided Old Town Tour with Optional Beer Break

7. Düsseldorf: Guided Old Town Tour with Optional Beer Break

Discover the top sights and hidden gems on this walking tour of the Old Town in Düsseldorf. Get tips on the best places to eat and drink. Walk along the Rhine and uncover photo hotspots. Meet your guide next to the Tritonenbrunnen statue and make your way from the famous Königsallee to the Old Town. Pass by high fashion shops like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Rolex. Make your way through the Old Town to find local breweries. If you select the option, you can also sample a tasty local beer. Let your guide show you local dancing hotspots and restaurants. Hear fascinating stories and historical accounts about the city and its attractions as you walk. Admire the Rhine as you walk along its riverbank. Snap pictures at iconic spots in Düsseldorf. End your tour in the heart of the Old Town where you can easily find a spot to grab dinner.

Düsseldorf: Pub Crawl Self-guided Walking Tour

8. Düsseldorf: Pub Crawl Self-guided Walking Tour

Let yourself be whisked away into the countless alleys of Düsseldorf's old town, to "the longest bar in the world". With around 260 pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs on an area of about half a square kilometre, Düsseldorf's old town has a density of nightlife venues that is unique in the world. On this tour, you will visit a good dozen of unique pubs and home breweries. At each stop you can take a drink (costs not included), but you will get stories and tales of history - sometimes smiling, sometimes serious. Plus lots of tips, background information on breweries, music and stories. The rule for this tour is: anything goes, nothing is compulsory. Of course, there is no obligation to stop and no one has to drink anything at every stop. And you can also interrupt the tour at any time and continue later. At the stops there are entertaining tasks to solve and exciting questions to answer. Who knows, for example, why Altbier is actually called Altbier? Or what it means to "drink a sun"? Find out! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Düsseldorf's old town by a good friend. The tour can be started at any time and over and over again, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in Düsseldorf, at the longest bar in the world!

Düsseldorf: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

9. Düsseldorf: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Explore Düsseldorf on a guided stroll through the city spotting several historic and contemporary landmarks. See Königsallee, the Rhine promenade, the state parliament, and some of the famous breweries. Start the walking tour from the northern end of Königsallee at the imposing Triton fountain popular with amateur photographers. Stroll with your guide through Carlstadt in the direction of the Ständehauspark. Learn about the history of the city as you see the former sites of the synagogue and city theater. Pass the Landtag, the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia. See the MedienHafen (Media Harbor) district and the Rhine Tower which are the highlights of the modern city. Continue in the direction of the old town, where, in addition to the famous house breweries, there are also top-class art and culture houses. A few steps further, finish up the tour on Königsallee. You can then visit the City Museum located on Bergerstraße to find out more about the city.

Düsseldorf: E-Scooter City Tour

10. Düsseldorf: E-Scooter City Tour

Meet directly at the Rhine Tower, the highest building in the city. With a view of the state parliament and the spectacular Rheinkniebrücke bridge, you'll shortly learn how to drive and have fun on a secure e-scooter Scuddy. Begin by cruising along the Rhine to the Media Harbor, passing several funky Gehry buildings. Leave the yachts behind in the marina and continue on down the Rhine promenade towards the old town. Arrive at the spacious Burgplatz and check out the Schlossturm castle tower. Stay close to the Rhine to reach the Oberkasseler Bridge and the time-honored St. Lambertus Church with its leaning basilica tower. Then cruise past the imposing dome of the Tonhalle before reaching the legendary Fortuna Büdchen, a large drinking hall associated with the Düsseldorf football club. Continue on past important museums as well as the Dreischeibenhaus, an impressive piece of contemporary architecture from the 1960s. Experience the hustle and bustle of Königsallee, which features the best shopping in town. Choose the 2-hour tour for an even more thorough exploration of the city, including the left side of the Rhine. Discover the elegant Oberkassel, a district featuring buildings from the "Gründerzeit" and the Art Nouveau period. See additional sights like the K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, an art collection housed behind a distinctive black granite façade. Roll by the Kom(m)ödchen, the cabaret stage, and head towards Carlplatz, where a bustling market can be found Mondays through Saturdays. At the end of your tour, you'll return at a relaxed pace back to the starting point.

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We took this tour today with Lena and couldn't have asked for more. Lena was knowledgeable about the beer making process and the area. She was clear and a great communicator despite this being her second English lead tour. We really enjoyed experiencing the breweries with the group we went with and will definitely return to the places we went with Lena. We would 100% recommend the tour with Lena, the tour group is lucky to have her !

The guided tour was very worthwhile. The night watchman brought us closer to the history of Düsseldorf and there was something for everyone: for my husband, for me as a historian, for our 10-year-old boy. Highly recommended

Great way to explore dusseldorf, I would recommend it for anyone who is planning to visit dusseldorf. Very informative

Nice tour of Dusseldorf. You see a lot of the city. Too bad that part of the Dutch commentary did not work.

Very well informed, entertaining and it worth a lot!