Tours & activities in Hamburg

3-hour Hamburg Private City Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Hamburg's fascinating history and must-see sites with your private tour guide

ABOUT THE 3-hour Hamburg Private City Tour

This 3-hour private tour will introduce you to Hamburg's top attractions and walk you through the history of the port city. Your expert local tour guide will take you to must-see sights such as the Town Hall, the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt, and Hafen City, as well as walking you through crucial historical events such as the city's WWII bombing and the Great Fire.


Join us on a tour of Hamburg’s greatest treasures

Germany’s second-largest city boasts a proud seafaring history, and one of the first things visitors notice about Hamburg is how strongly this is woven into the city’s identity. For the warehouse district of Speicherstadt, for example, its stunning waterside architecture and canal system proved so impressive to outsiders that the entire area gained UNESCO status in 2015. The city’s official moniker - the ‘Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg’ - is a throwback to its leading role in the Hanseatic League, a medieval merchant union of largely maritime city-states in the Baltics and Northern Europe, and one of the city’s most infamous characters was the pirate Störtebeker.

Together with an expert local guide, you’ll explore each of these fascinating aspects of Hamburg on this 3-hour private tour. You will also explore the Trostbrücke, Church Jacobi, the WWII bombing of Hamburg, the Great Fire of 1842, and much more!

Booking an extended private tour affords visitors total flexibility, meaning guests can move through sights and attractions at a pace that suits them personally. By reaching out to us in advance, it is also possible to tailor your itinerary to include a starting time, date or place that is not available online, or to focus on specific topics or areas that are of interest to you.

Explore Hamburg at your own pace

This 3-hour private tour covers the main must-see sights of Hamburg at a leisurely pace. You also have the option of stopping off for a coffee or a snack partway through. More time with your expert local guide means that you’ll get great inside scoops about museums, theatres, clubs or about the best local food and wines that will make the rest of your trip to Hamburg a memorable one.

Only have time to see the top attractions in Hamburg? Choose our 2-hour Highlights Private Tour instead! 


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Your 3-hour Hamburg Private City Tour starts at the Town Hall Square (Rathausmarkt)

  • Hamburg’s magnificent Town Hall
  • WWII bombing of Hamburg
  • Störtebeker – the infamous pirate
  • Hamburg's medieval Church of St Petri
  • Deichstrasse & the Great Fire
  • St Nikolai Church
  • Hanseatic League
  • Church Jacobi
  • Hafen District
  • Binnenhafen
  • Speicherstadt
  • Trostbrücke
  • Hafen City


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • Most popular starting times available online
  • We can adapt the tour for you, even when booking online! You will be asked some questions during the checkout process to help us better tailor the tour to the needs of your group
  • Full refund for cancellations with more than 72 hours notice
  • Invoice available after tour date
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With a private tour, you're the boss!


Whether you’re travelling with a group, or simply want your own private guide, SANDEMANs private tours offer you the flexibility to name your time, meeting point and what you specifically want covered, all at some of the best prices in Hamburg.

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Hamburg's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

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Tailor your experience with a SANDEMANs private tour

  • Expert guides
  • Regular and bespoke options available
  • Pick-up service from your hotel or hostel available
  • Variety of languages available
  • Excellent customer service support


Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


I am travelling alone; can I book a Private Tour?

Yes, absolutely!

Is there a maximum capacity per group?

Yes, for us to guaranty the quality of the tour, each tour guide can take a maximum of 30 people.

Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations.

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