Germany’s second-largest city is a busy metropolis of art galleries, pavement cafés and long, tree-lined avenues. It’s actually the greenest city in the country, and its canals are criss-crossed by leafy parks and well-tended communal gardens. On this trip, you’ll enjoy a whirlwind driving tour of Hamburg’s headlining sights, as your guide fills you in on their facts and figures. Among the landmarks to look out for are City Hall, the St. Nikolai War Memorial Church, St. Michael's church, and a World War II artillery bunker that provided air-raid shelter for up to 18,000 people. You’ll also drive through the posh Jungfernstieg shopping area, the upmarket Aussen-Alster residential district, and the century-old Speicherstadt warehouse quarter, with its striking red-brick architecture. After the drive around the city, you’ll have a bit of free time to spend as you like. Browse the expensive boutiques, pull up a chair in a bar and sample a German beer, or stop for lunch and tuck in to a local speciality like bratwurst and dumplings.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.