Tours & activities in Hamburg

Hamburg General Private Tour

Explore Hamburg in depth on this 3-hour private walking tour

ABOUT THE Hamburg General Private Tour

This 3-hour tour is a more in-depth version of our Appetiser Private Tour. During this wonderful route, your guide will take you on a journey through history; from tales of pirates and Hanseatic League to WWII air raids and the Great Fire. Hamburg has a special character set apart from the rest of Germany and on this private city tour you will discover why. 

This tour includes an optional short break for you to have a refreshment.

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.

Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city! Our unique guiding style of combining history with pure showmanship has made us one of the most popular walking tour companies in all of Europe!

Is your prefered starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Do not hesitate to contact us here


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • Most popular starting times available online
  • Full refund for cancellations with more than 72 hours notice
  • Invoice available after tour date
  • Maximum capacity: 30 people per tour guide. Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations
  • If you are travelling with children, please let us know during the checkout process and we can adapt the tour to their needs
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Your General Private City Tour of Hamburg starts at the Town Hall Square (Rathausmarkt)


  • See Hamburg’s magnificent City Hall that still houses its original governmental functions
  • Learn about the WWII bombing of Hamburg that destroyed the city
  • Listen to the wicked tales of Störtebeker, Germany’s most infamous pirate
  • Visit Hamburg's medieval Church of St Peter
  • Walk along Deichstraße and discover how the Great Fire of Hamburg started
  • See St Nicholas Church, the second tallest structure in the city
  • Discover the history of the Hanseatic League – a guild for merchants
  • Visit the inland port of Hamburg
  • Stroll along the riverbanks of Hafen City
  • See the oldest warehouse district in the world - Speicherstadt
  • Cross the Trostbrücke bridge that runs through the medieval part of the city
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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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