We’ve developed a holiday pattern of once a year going to a new European city for a week, learning as much as we can about the history of the place and part of that has always been fulfilled through a walking tour. This pattern started in Berlin with the Original Berlin Walks a few years ago, so this year whilst on holiday in Hamburg we decided to use the sister company. John Silk was our guide and as with the Berlin walk, what we really loved is that you get to spend a few hours with a knowledgable local who’s also studying in the city, and they give you a far more engaging experience than your usual ‘To your left is something or other’ type of tour. We learnt lots about both the history, attitudes and personality of Hamburg, aswell as getting some great recommendations from John (Alles Elbe craft beer place in St Pauli - Danke Sehr!) Thoroughly recommend weaving a Hamburg Original Walks tour in to your holiday.
We booked this tour through Viator. The description of the meeting place, the war memorial near the Rathaus, is somewhat confusing but we found it without too much difficulty. Adriana was waiting for us and was well prepared. Our party was small, only four people, so it was like a private tour and absolutely excellent value. Adriana was well informed, a great communicator and aware of the needs of her party. She told us much of the history of Hamburg and pointed out the major sites of interest. She gave us time to both digest the wealth of knowledge which she had shared and to explore the Rathaus and St Michaelis at our own pace. The tour could not have been better, thank you, Adriana.
I joint Adrianas tour earlier this month and had a wonderful, very informative morning. I lived in Hamburg for over a year already but haven't visited quite a few places of the tour. She knew a lot of information about the history of Hamburg and shared even some funny stories. I already decided to take my mum on one of her tours the next time she is visiting Hamburg.
Entertaining and interesting. learned a thing or two while having a fun tour. thanks to our guide Jason.