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Sylt: Island Highlights Sightseeing Tour by Bus

1. Sylt: Island Highlights Sightseeing Tour by Bus

Explore the island of Sylt onboard a comfortable bus and learn about the island on a guided tour. Travel from Trift to stunning locations like the seaside resort area of Braderup, the quaint villages of Keitum and Tinnum, and the lake and mud flats of Rantum. Hop aboard the spacious bus in Trift and relax on the scenic drive to through Wenningstedt to the shifting sand dune area of Kampen. Stop for a short break at the Königshafen restaurant in List. Visit the northernmost Gosch fish shop in List. Continue to the Hörnumer Odde nature preserve where you can purchase a boat trip with an Adler ship and admire the lush Hörnumer Odde preserve. Soak up the local small town charm as you pass through Braderup, Keitum, Munkmarsch, and Tinnum. Head back to your meeting point at the end of the tour.

Hamburg: Panoramic Streetkart Tour

2. Hamburg: Panoramic Streetkart Tour

After meeting with your group, you will receive a detailed and professional briefing on the functions of the karts, before starting your fun tour. You will set off from the south of Hamburg in the municipality Seevetal, driving in the direction of the Hamburger Hafen. The Köhlbrandbrücke takes you to the harbor, and after a short break you will turn off towards Elbuferstrasse, where you will be able to really accelerate your vehicle. The trip on the Elbe dike is extremely scenic, and will also provide you with some time for great photos. You can look forward to an exciting and fast-paced tour, which can be adjusted depending on weather or traffic conditions. Your tour will be discussed and agreed with the participants, allowing you to form the best tour according to your group's desires.

Sylt: Beach Vinyasa Yoga Group Course

3. Sylt: Beach Vinyasa Yoga Group Course

Discover the deep relaxation of performing vinyasa yoga on the beach with this group course in Sylt. Enjoy a course that welcomes beginner and advanced yogis/yoginis. Unwind to the fullest with a combination of the sea and a meditative flow of movement. Be greeted by your guide at a local vegan restaurant and head over to the beach together. Reach the beach and listen to the waves on shore as you follow your guide's movements. Learn to harmonize breathing and body movement while taking in views of the sea.  Coordinate your breath to flow from one pose to the next. Find out how to strengthen your entire body and develop a sense of inner peace through meditative practices. Make yoga easy with a guide that uses easy-to-follow instructions. 

Boat Cruise and a Private Walking Tour of Lubeck's Old Town

4. Boat Cruise and a Private Walking Tour of Lubeck's Old Town

Join an experienced Local Guide on the streets of Lubeck’s Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the local history like never before. Discover must-see sights and hidden gems of the Hanseatic City of Lubeck on foot and on the water with tickets for a 1-hour boat cruise down the canals. Fall in love with The City of the Seven Spire and The Queen of the Hanse! Choose the 3-hour option for a basic 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town with tickets for a 1-hour boat cruise. Your Private Guide will show you the best selected highlights of this historic city, including the iconic Holsten Gate, Salzspeicher (old warehouses), and the Rathaus (Town Hall) at the lively Marketplatz. You will also see a couple of the iconic spires of Lubeck: St Peter’s Church and St. Mary’s Church. The guide will escort you to the pier where you will hop on board a modern, comfortable boat that will take you on a 1-hour cruise down the canals surrounding the Old Town. Enjoy a wonderful view of the 7-tower panorama of the Hanseatic city, the romantic salmon row, the charming Gängeviertel and the Malerwinkel. See various old town houses, warehouses, churches, bridges, harbor and more! Choose the 4-hour option for an extended 3-hour walking tour of the Old Town with tickets for a 1-hour boat cruise. This option includes tickets to St Mary’s Church (Marienkirche), which is the largest church in Lubeck. Inside you will marvel at its unique astronomical clock and hear the story of its Broken Bells. The extended itinerary also includes a visit to the Lubeck Cathedral, which houses the famous works of Bernt Notke and Thomas Quellinus.

Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

5. Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy the beauty of the medieval city of Lubeck on a self-guided walking tour with your smartphone. Visit the famous landmarks and hidden gems of the city while you go on the scavenger hunt. Instructions how to start the tour will be found on your voucher after booking the tour. Begin your adventure at the Holsten Gate with your mobile phone as your guide. Soak in the warm and vibrant atmosphere while strolling through the streets of the historical town. During the tour, feel free to stop at any part of the tour to spend some more time seeing the sights. Experience a fun and entertaining adventure with family or friends. Throughout the tour, you will learn facts about the history and culture city of Lubeck. Explore the city at your own pace while enjoying a fun scavenger hunt.

From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

6. From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time onshore and explore Hamburg on a guided tour from Kiel. Learn about Hamburg's essential role in the historic Hanseatic League, visit the ruins of St. Nicholas Church, and stroll down Hamburg's oldest street, Deischstrasse. Meet your driver in front of your cruise ship just after docking and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing journey, arrive in Hamburg and meet your local tour guide. Enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall. As you walk, learn about Hamburg's role in the Hanseatic League from your guide. Continue to cross the ancient Trost bridge and visit the St Nikolas Church. As you stand next to this burnt-out shell of a church, learn how it acts as a way to remember the near-total destruction of the city during World War II. Leave the church and head down Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. As you walk down this historic street, enjoy the view of the nearby Elbe River. Before returning to the bus, continue wandering down the river and through the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. Drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Speicherstadt, and see where historically traders stored their goods. Explore the Hafencity, the newest area of Hamburg which includes the iconic Elbphilharmonie. After your guided tour ends, enjoy 1 hour to explore Hamburg on your own. Grab lunch, buy some souvenirs, or explore one of Hamburg's museums. After returning to Kiel, you will have about 1.5 hours before your cruise departs, giving you time to explore Kiel or relax with a coffee.

Lübeck: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

7. Lübeck: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Start your 2, 3, or 4-hour Lübeck adventure by meeting your local guide at the meeting location. After a short meet-and-greet, set-off on your walking tour through the city whilst your guide regales you with tales of Lübeck's fascinating local history. For all tours, you will visit 16th-century riverside salt warehouses, the Rathaus, Town Hall, and Drehbrücke. Your guide will also introduce you to some of Lübeck's most significant religious destinations such as St Peter's, St Mary's, and St Jakobi Church. On the 3-hour tour, you will enjoy entrance to St. Mary’s Church. Giving you a chance to admire the Astronomical Clock and medieval paintings. Plus, you’ll see the monumental Lübeck Cathedral where you will find amazing chapels and sacral art. If you select the 4-hour tour, you will also visit the Holstentor - the proud symbol of Lübeck’s history as an empire-free city. Learn about the history of the city, its topography, and incredible middle age architecture.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

8. From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to enjoy a day trip and guided walking tour in Lübeck. Stroll down the charming alleys of Lübeck’s Old Town, admire the local red brick buildings and see Holsten Gate, St. Mary's Church, and Lübeck Cathedral. Choose between two options depending on your needs. If you choose the fully-guided option, meet your guide at the Hamburg Central Station and travel together to Lübeck and back. If you prefer to travel to Lübeck alone, enjoy a car transfer from your accommodation in Hamburg to Hamburg Central Station. Meet a local Lübeck guide once you arrive in the city. Begin your walking tour of Lübeck at the Holsten Gate, a fascinating brick gothic building that was originally part of the city walls. Head inside to visit the Holstentor Museum, the city's history museum, and see antique ship models, suits of armor, and weapons from Lübeck. Continue the tour with a stroll through the narrow medieval streets of the Old Town and marvel at the fantastic examples of medieval brick design. Walk past St Peter’s Church, the majestic Lübeck Cathedral, and the St Aegidien Church. Head towards the stunning Gothic-style market square to see the City Hall. Throughout the tour, learn about Lübeck’s traders, merchants, and commerce throughout history. Next, visit the elegant gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, don't forget to look up to see the gravity-defying high ceiling, a spectacular wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower and hit the floor. After leaving the church, head past St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn about the precursor of modern hospitals, Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, as you walk by before going to the harbor. Marvel at the over 20 historic ships on display and cross the Drehbrücke bridge. Your last stop on the tour is a walk past the lovely Church of St Lawrence. If you chose the fully-guided option, enjoy some free time to explore Lübeck on your own and have lunch in town. If you chose the car transfer option, follow your guide back to the Lübeck station and board your train to Hamburg.

Flensburg: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

9. Flensburg: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

Discover the Port of Flensburg with a modern scavenger hunt, as you enjoy the maritime flair of the city. You will start the tour at the Hafenspitze, from where you will enjoy an exciting tour by foot and ferry in small teams of at least 2 people. With your GPS device you'll come across many famous local sights. You will discover such locations as the freight terminals, the docks of this beautiful fishing port. With luck you'll even find geocaches. You'll always have contact to the organizer and the other teams (in the event of multiple groups), with certain tasks only able to be completed with the help of the organizer or other teams. As you will be using public radio frequencies, don't be surprised when harbor workers or crews use the same frequency. You can choose from 2 different routes. The routes travel through the most beautiful parts of the harbor, which guarantee beautiful photographs and some peace away from the crowds.

Sylt: Instructed Surfing Course on the Beach for Beginners

10. Sylt: Instructed Surfing Course on the Beach for Beginners

Want to learn how to surf? Head down to the beach in Sylt for a surfing class made for beginners to find their feet on the board. Let your instructor show you the techniques before trying them out for yourself and going with the flow of the waves. Make your way to the vegan restaurant close to the beach to meet your friendly instructor and group for the day. When everyone's together you'll walk down and hear the ocean before feeling the sand under your feet. Grab your own board and watch your instructor demonstrate the basic techniques for surfing. Learn how to paddle to your wave and practice standing up, which is a lot easier on the shore. Head out onto the water and put what you've learned into action. Your instructor will offer you tips as they watch your group's progress. See if you can stand up to ride your first wave.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Our guide, Axel Schattschneider, has really well-founded and comprehensive knowledge of the history, culture, architecture and social development of the city of Lübeck over the course of history. He imparts this knowledge in an understandable, vivid and entertaining way. He was a pleasure to listen to and there was never a dull moment throughout the tour. We learned a lot on this tour and got impressions of Lübeck that we would never have experienced otherwise. Axel was just great.

This island tour would have gotten 5 stars from me if the cashier had not only "get your guide" but also recognized the voucher on my mobile phone without any doubt. From List to Hörnum, everything was explained very well with lots of wit.

Interesting tour with many stories about Lübeck and a city tour where you would never go alone! Thanks to our guide Thomas