Best of Hamburg: Private Shore Excursion from Kiel

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About this tour

Duration (7h) Check availability to see starting times
Language English German
Free Cancellation up to 48h in advance


  • Enjoy a comfortable bus ride directly from your cruise ship in Kiel to Hamburg
  • Learn about Hamburg's fascinating history, from Hanseatic times to World War II
  • Marvel at the architectural wonder of the Elbphilharmonie in the Speicherstadt
  • See the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Speicherstadt, an ancient port
  • Stroll through the historic city center and see the Town Hall and Trost Bridge


Hamburg, nestled where the river Elbe meets the North Sea, is Germany’s second city and one of the largest and busiest ports in the world. From your ship’s port in Kiel you will drive to Hamburg where your own private, English-speaking guide will meet you for a private, 2-hour tour of the city. You will be taken straight to the historic heart of Hamburg to see the stunning Town Hall, the St Nikolai Church (still a burnt out shell because of allied bombings in WW2), the Trost Bridge in the heart of the Medieval City, the UNESCO listed Speicherstadt, the modern architectural splendour of the Elbphilharmonie and more. You will then have 1-hour of free time to explore more of the city on your own before driving back to Kiel. This tour includes a private bus transfer to and from Hamburg from Kiel (circa 2 hours each way) and will drop you back at your ship at the end.

What’s Included?

  • Professional, local guide in Hamburg
  • Bus transfer from Kiel to Hamburg
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Museum entry costs – none required for the tour

Meeting and Pickup

This tour starts and ends directly at your cruise ship.



1. Ostseekai

You will be met directly at your cruise ship and transferred in a private vehicle to Hamburg. The journey takes roughly 2 hours. 

2. Old Town Square

Upon arrival in Hamburg you will be met by your own private English-speaking guide for a guided tour of the city centre. Our first stop is Hamburg’s Old Town Square, with it’s stunning, sky-scraping, neo-renaissance Town Hall.

3. Deichstraße

Next we witness where the Great Fire of 1842 started on  and see Hamburg’s iconic ‘Kontor' buildings.

4. Nikolaikirche

Moving on we stop to admire one of the finest examples of north German, neo-gothic architecture, and witness the devastation caused by Allied bombing raids in WWII.

5. Trost Bridge

As we continue into the heart of the medieval city we cross one of Hamburg’s myriad canals using the oldest bridge in the city.

6. Speicherstadt

Next we explore the city’s first UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and the largest warehouse district in the world.

7. Elbphilharmonie

We then finish the guided tour under the eaves of Hamburg’s state-of-the-art concert hall – a true modern architectural gem and one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls on the planet.

8. Free Time

You will then have approximately 1 hour of free time to explore Hamburg’s city centre further on your own. Your local guide will be happy to provide tips to aid you in your explorations.

9. Kiel Transfer and Ostseekai Drop-off

You will then be driven back to Kiel and dropped off directly at your cruise ship.

Cancellation Policy

- For groups of 1-6 people: free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance.

- For groups of 7+ people: free cancellation up to up to 7 days ahead. From 6 days in advance to 48 hours in advance, a 50% fee will apply.

- Cancellations less than 48 hours ahead or no-shows result in no refund.

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Free Cancellation up to 48h in advance