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Our most recommended Schleswig-Holstein Shore Excursions

From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

1. 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.

Kiel: Private Shore Excursion with Food & Beer Tasting

2. Kiel: Private Shore Excursion with Food & Beer Tasting

Enjoy a laidback stroll through the picturesque town of Kiel and come up close with some major landmarks in the company of your private guide. Explore the highlights of the Old Town, sample beers from a local brewery, and try the traditional smoked fish. Meet your guide at the location of your choise and sample the morning's catch with a freshly prepared fish roll. Walk past the huge ferries docked in the city's main harbor, then begin to make your way toward Kiel's Old Town, where you'll see the iconic Town Hall, central church, and monastery. Try artisanal beers brewed locally and, appropriate for a maritime city, taste Kiel's traditional delicacy of smoked fish. Enjoy the soft fish cooked in a wood-burning oven and presented in wooden boxes. Savor the unique textures and flavors that come out during the smoking process. Afterward, sample some typical sweets at the local bon-bon factory, and finish off your tour at the Old Market, where you can stay to explore more of the city on your own. Alternatively, your guide can also walk you back to the Ostseekai terminal of the Kiel port.

Hamburg: Private One-Way Transfer to or from Kiel Port

3. Hamburg: Private One-Way Transfer to or from Kiel Port

Take advantage of an easy and direct transfer to or from your cruise ship docked in Kiel Port. Meet your driver and hop into your pristine and private vehicle. Your driver will safely load in your luggage and and begin the journey to or from your destination in Hamburg. Whether it's the airport, a hotel, or the train station, kick back and enjoy the views as you ride through the scenic north of Germany. Rely on your driver to get you there in good time on the best route. Upgrade your trip to Hamburg by adding a private walking tour of the city on the same or following day. Discover its history, local gems, and the best spots for taking photos.

From Port of Kiel: Lübeck Private Guided Tour

4. From Port of Kiel: Lübeck Private Guided Tour

Step off the ship and into a private car to the picturesque red-brick city of Lübeck. Let yourself be charmed by a passionate local guide who will take you to all of the city's gems, from the Holsten Gate to the Gothic Basilica of St Mary's Church. The iconic unique and iconic Holsten Gate is one of the most famous landmarks in Northern Europe and a proud symbol of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Marvel at this spectacular medieval Gothic construction built over half a millennium ago in 1464. From there, marvel at the old salt storehouses, the marketplace, and the imposing Town Hall. See the Gothic Basilica, a veritable model for subsequent red-brick churches in the Baltic Region, which has the tallest brick vault in the world. At the end of the tour, you will have a couple of hours to shop, have lunch and explore further, after which your private driver will whisk you back in comfort to your cruise ship.

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