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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.

Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Sylt: Beach Vinyasa Yoga Group Course

4. 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. 

Lubeck: Private German Beer Tasting in the Old Town

5. Lubeck: Private German Beer Tasting in the Old Town

Join a local beer expert for an exclusive beer tasting tour at the best beer venues in Lubeck’s Old Town to hear fascinating stories about the local history of brewing and drinking customs. The 2-hour beer tasting option includes a visit to 2 beer venues, such as a local pub, beer garden, or brewery. Your private guide will carefully choose places with great hospitality and an extensive menu of popular, regional, and craft beers. Try 4 different types of beers, including 2 craft beers brewed at a local brewery. The guide will explain the characteristics of each of the served beverages along with a history lesson about the medieval and contemporary laws that regulate the brewing methods and ingredients. On the 3-hour option, you’ll hear more facts and anecdotes about Lubeck’s beer scene. During this walking tour, you will visit 2 beer venues in Old Town for a tasting of 6 carefully selected beers. This includes 4 types of locally brewed craft beers. You will also be served traditional German appetizers, such as hot starters, and snacks, such as black dried bread that the locals love to pair with beer. The option for the 4-hour food and beer tasting tour will bring you to 3 places, including 1 restaurant that specializes in traditional German dishes. During this tour, you will sample 8 different types of beers and paired food options. Try German seafood, beef, and potato delicacies. Learn about the role that Lubeck’s culinary culture plays in the living styles of local people and discover flavors and aromas that are unique to Northern Germany.

Lübeck: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

6. 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 Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

7. 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.

Timmendorfer Strand: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

8. Timmendorfer Strand: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Play this self-guided outdoor escape game and solve a mysterious crime. Pick your customized route when you book and see the sites you want too as you play this interactive game. Look for clues around Lloret de Mar and play riddles on your smartphone to crack this case. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and start your customized game within 48 hours. Start your game at a location at the Timmendorfer Strand that you picked when you booked and designed your tour. Put the pieces together and help the police solve the mystery crime of a former investigator and bestseller author who has gone missing. Listen to police files and clues to catch the killer.  Enjoy a bonus level at the end of your adventure and solve it in your own time; this is the perfect opportunity to solve a mysterious murder, see another city and spend time with your family.

Lubeck: Jewish History and City Highlights Walking Tour

9. Lubeck: Jewish History and City Highlights Walking Tour

The history of Jews in Lubeck tells the history of antisemitism in Germany before Hitler and World War II. On this original tour you will discover forgotten stories of Jews from the Hanseatic era and learn about the anti-semitic prejudices that led to the”Final Solution” and the Holocaust. Experience Jewish Lubeck! Choose the 2-hour option to explore the highlights of Lubeck’s Old Town with the Jewish History Guide. Most city tours skip on the Jewish history, but it is actually pretty interesting and worth discovering. As an imperial city and capital of the Hanseatic League, Lubeck did not permit Jewish people to reside within its gates, with a few exceptions that you will learn about during the tour. You will see the famous Holstentor gate and the impressive St. Mary’s Church, located within the Hanseatic merchants' district where some Jewish merchants would also come from time to time. Another point of interest will be the Katharineum, where Rabbi Felix F. Carlebach and his son, and some other Jewish students and professors attended. You will also see the only synagogue in the “City of Seven Towers”, and learn about the “Night of the Broken Glass” and the Holocaust. The tour will pass the Museum of St. Anne’s Church, and end in front of the magnificent Lubeck Cathedral. If you wish, you can enter inside and hear its fascinating history from your passionate Private Guide.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

10. 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.

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4.2 / 5

based on 81 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.

der fall war sehr spannend und die rätsel waren gut gemacht. es ist keine sightseeing-tour (gott sei dank) sondern es geht um mehrere unterschiedliche kriminalfälle und aufgaben die man lösen muss an orten wo man mehr oder weniger per zufall landet. wir haben auf jeden fall durch unsere eigenen entscheidungen bei den aufgaben witzige orte kennengelernt wo wir noch nie waren. alles hat super funktioniert.

Very good insights into the entire island and most importantly... live commentary from the bus driver! No tape announcements in the world can convey this charm. Definitely a must-do when on the island (especially if you're only there for a day)

kann ich nur empfehlen. alles hat super funktioniert und wir hatten einen sehr schönen tag.

Class crossing! Very friendly staff and a great experience all round.