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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

1. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

See Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions from a unique perspective, float past impressive container ships, and discover the historic Speicherstadt District aboard a 1.5-hour cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your harbor adventure on land as you cross the famous "Überseebrücke" bridge to reach the pier where you will board a traditional Hamburger boat referred to as a Barkasse. Listen as your captain decides on which route the boat will take based on weather conditions, the water tides, or, if for example, a really exciting and interesting container ship or a special boat is visiting the harbor. Set off and glide into the narrow waterways of the largest warehouse district in the world known as Speicherstadt. Take in the stunning architecture of buildings standing on timber-pile foundations and oak logs. Sit back and relax as you go past Hafen City. Explore the open decks and feel the cooling sea breezes as you wait for perfect photo opportunities from the boat’s many vantage points. Cruise past rows of massive container ships as the boat makes its way into St. Pauli’s Pier and the Hamburg Port. Learn the history of the many important landmarks from your German-speaking expert guide. As your trip comes to an end, disembark right in front of the Elbphilharmonie or you can choose to get off back at where the cruise initially took off.

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

2. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

Admire Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions sparkling at night, marvel at the illuminated Speicherstadt District, and see impressive container ships up-close aboard a 1.5-hour evening cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your nighttime harbor adventure on land as you cross the famous "Überseebrücke" bridge to reach the pier where you will board a traditional Hamburger boat referred to as a Barkasse. Listen as your captain decides on which route the boat will take based on weather conditions, the water tides, or, if for example, a really exciting and interesting container ship or a special boat is visiting the harbor. Set off and glide into the narrow waterways of the largest warehouse district in the world known as Speicherstadt. Take in the stunning architecture of buildings standing on timber-pile foundations and oak logs beautifully lit up. Sit back and relax as you go past Hafen City. Explore the open decks and feel the cooling sea breezes as you wait for perfect photo opportunities from the boat’s many vantage points. Cruise past rows of massive container ships as the boat makes its way into St. Pauli’s Pier and the shining Hamburg Port. Learn the history of the many important landmarks from your German-speaking expert guide. As your trip comes to an end, disembark right in front of the Elbphilharmonie or you can choose to get off back at where the cruise initially took off.

Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

3. Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Cruise along the winding canals of Leipzig and admire the city views from the water. Watch the history of Leipzig unfold as you pass important districts, including Plagwitz and Palmengartenwehr. Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor of Leipzig with its famous beach bar. Relax on board a motorboat as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. See the villa of the famous publishing Baedeker family who is well-known among travelers around the globe. Continue to the Palmengartenwehr, a vital part of Leipzig's public flood protection facilities. Head to the western territories, enjoy a brief moment of silence, and admire the nature surrounding the area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill building built in the late 19th century. It is one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Making your way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial district of Plagwitz. Karl Heine, a lawyer, entrepreneur, and industrial pioneer played a key role in the urban development of Leipzig’s western areas. See the striking Stelzenhaus at the last stop of the tour before heading back to the harbor where you'll enjoy a cold drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore further sights of Leipzig after the motorboat tour.

Augsburg: Walking Tour with Fuggerei and Golden Hall Entry

4. Augsburg: Walking Tour with Fuggerei and Golden Hall Entry

Explore Augsburg's rich history on a guided walking tour of its main attractions. Visit the Golden Hall in the town hall and the Fuggerei — the world's oldest social settlement — and stop by many UNESO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city's famous personalities, including Mozart and Brecht. Stroll through the city center and the charming streets of the old town. Pass by several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Lech canals and magnificent fountains, including the ornate 16th-century Augustus Fountain. Explore the city and the traces of its famous personalities, such as the Fugger family — a German upper bourgeois family that was historically a prominent group of European bankers – as well as Mozart, whose father was born in Augsburg, and Brecht.

Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

5. Rust: Europa-Park Entrance Ticket

Join more than 5 million visitors every year and visit this award-winning theme park. Embark on a special kind of discovery tour through Europe, with 18 themed areas spread across 95 hectares. Speed through a diamond mine on the Alpenexpress Enzian, one of the park's 13 rollercoasters. After an exciting European adventure, relax in the park's own themed hotels, as well as in the Camp Resort, and recharge your batteries for new expeditions. Experience real, high-altitude flights with Silver Star, defy the roaring torrent in Fjord Rafting, and enjoy the magnificent fantasy themes on the Elf Ride and Volo Da Vinci. Be catapulted in only 2.5 seconds you will be catapulted from 0 to 100 km/h with the “blue fire Megacoaster.” Go through spectacular speedy turns that take you past ragged Icelandic landscapes.

Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

6. Freiburg: Gässle, Bächle and More City Tour

Explore the picturesque and green city of Freiburg during a wonderful walking tour through the old town. See the famous Freiburger Bächle, the small waterways along the streets and alleys, and the contorted alleys called Gässle, as well as many of the colorful Rheinkiesel-mosaics, which give the city its distinctive atmosphere. Head to Minster Square with its beautiful community centers and secular buildings and see the traditional farmers' market (in the morning) as well as many cafés and pubs called Beizen. Start your tour at the town hall square, where your guide will be waiting for you. From the beginning, you will see this square boasts numerous historic buildings. From there, continue across the Kaiser-Joseph-Street, the former grand boulevard of medieval Freiburg, and head towards the Freiburg Minster, the cultural center of the historical old town and an exceptional example of medieval Gothic. Discover the bizarrely shaped gargoyles, the delicate steeple, and the colorful farmers' market on Minster Square. Explore some of the historic sights around the impressive cathedral. See the historic department store, the Alte Wache, the Haus zum schönen Eck and many more. Continue along the Konviktstraßen, one of the most beautiful alleys in Freiburg, until you get to the Handwerkerviertel.

Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

7. Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Discover some of the key landmarks of Berlin on a sightseeing boat tour. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Spree to take in the sights at the heart of this bustling city.   Depart from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel. Your 1-hour sightseeing tour will take you past the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), through the new Regierungsviertel (Government Quarter), all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). After turning at the Lutherbrücke (Luther Bridge), keep a look out for Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column). Marvel at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin. Arrive back either Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel to finish the tour.

Lübeck: 1-Hour City Cruise in German

8. Lübeck: 1-Hour City Cruise in German

Experience the most beautiful sights in Lübeck, and admire the city's mesmerizing skyline on this sightseeing cruise. Relax onboard the comfortable boat, equipped with a minibar and a bathroom, while enjoying fascinating live commentary in German. Learn about the glory days of Lübeck, explore its history, and hear stories about the city's most famous inhabitants.  This 1-hour cruise takes you through the harbor and around the historic old town. See Lübeck's main sights from the water, including the seven towers of the city, Holsten Gate, the romantic garden district, and the houses of old town. Your captain will take you on a journey through his home-town, mixing personal stories with historical facts to make this a truly special experience.

Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

9. Rhine Valley Castles: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour from Rüdesheim

Experience a castle tour in the Middle Rhine Valley, where fine wines from ruby red Pinot Noir to shimmering golden Riesling are grown. Discover one of Europe’s oldest trade routes along former toll castles and robber barons' nests, where Victor Hugo, Goethe, and Heinrich Heine are onboard in spirit. Explore beloved places of the Middle Rhine Valley that inspired the poets who created Rhine Romanticism. This section of the Rhine, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, is home to more castles than anywhere else. Admire Rheinstein Castle, Reichenstein Castle (Trechtingshausen), the ruins of Ehrenfels Castle, and the fabled Mouse Tower of Binger Loch. See the Nahe river flow into the Rhine and marvel at Klopp Castle before continuing on to the Niederwald Monument with the Germania and the Niederwald Temple in Osteinpark. Let the myth of the Rhine Romanticism enchant you. Admire the red wine region of Assmannhausen with its famous Pinot Noir vineyards as well as the flourishing town of Bingen with the beautiful Rhine park of the 2008 horticultural show and Rüdesheim with the famous Drosselgasse.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

10. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Discover the center of Berlin via its major waterway, the River Spree, on a 2.5-hour boat cruise. See the main sights of the city from the water and feel the heartbeat of the bustling city. Start your roundtrip sightseeing tour on Friedrichstrasse and pass by the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation) and the Victory Column. Enjoy informative audio commentary as you see Berlin Central Station and the Interior Ministry before continuing on to Charlottenburg Palace. From there you will cruise past the Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Hamburger Bahnhof. You will then cruise back to Friedrichstrasse.

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What people are saying about Germany

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Our driver/guide Joseph was right on time to pick us up at our hotel. He very friendly and knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Unfortunately due to wild fires within the Switzerland National Parks our tour had to be changed dramatically but we still had an enjoyable day out. We visited Konigstein Fortress in Germany and Tisa Rocks in Czech Republic. My husband also climbed Decin mountain and observation tower with some of the group while I stayed with the van with 2 other members of our group to relax. The included lunch was delicious and there were plenty of options to choose from. We might try this tour again on our next visit to Prague to see the sights we missed this time.

We had an amazing time. Our guide was excellent! We learned about where to eat, drink, sightsee, and have coffee! We had about 3 hours to explore Salzburg and then moved on to the bext destination. I definitely think 3 hours is more than enough to explore Salzburg.

I really enjoyed this cruise. The boats are amazing - much nicer than expected. The service onboard was great and the food fantastic. Konigswinter is lovely. I recommend getting the cable car up to the mountain.

Peter was wonderful, informational and entertaining. He knows wine, and the region very well. Great tour.

Out tour guide was Josh who was extremely animated and made the tour very interesting.