Hamburg airport, Flughafenstr. 1-3, 22335 Hamburg, Germany
Join us for a winter wonderland weekend in Hamburg, with fairy tale German markets, winter fair and traditional German food. We will visit the Hamburger Dom explore the extensive waterways by boat (Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam, Venice and London combined) and there will be plenty of time for that last minute Christmas shopping.
Hamburg is known as ‘the gateway to the world’ this city is largely overlooked by visitors to the European mainland but those who spend time here are quickly taken in by Hamburg’s inherent alluring spirit. German Christmas markets, the winter fair, quaint shops, traditional fayre, a boat and city tour will all feature for this pre-christmas trip.
Hamburg has engaged in business with the world since it joined the Hanseatic League trading bloc in the middle ages and now this ‘harbourpolis’ is Germany’s premier media hub and wealthiest city. The maritime spirit infuses the entire city; from architecture to menus to the cry of gulls, you always know you’re near the water. The city has given rise to vibrant neighbourhoods awash with multicultural eateries, as well as the gloriously seedy Reeperbahn red-light district. Hamburg nurtured the early promise of the Beatles, and today its distinctive live- and electronic-music scene thrives in unique harbourside venues.
We will spend our evenings at the Hamburger Dom (Winter Fair) and in the fairytale german markets in front of the impressive Rathaus (town hall). In between we will have a tour of the Aldstadt (old town), eat traditional german cuisine in an underground former Brauhaus (brewery), explore the extensive waterways by boat (Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam, Venice and London combined) and there will be plenty of time for that last minute Christmas shopping.
We will be staying in 4 person rooms with private bathrooms in a relatively new and well presented hostel within the city centre in a lively (but quiet enough to sleep) area. Please contact us if you would like a single room and we will send you all the details.
Friday, 8 December:
Sunday, 10 December:
*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on email@example.com once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them.
Meals: Breakfast on both mornings is the only meal included in the booking price. On Friday evening we will eat street food, on Saturday evening we will eat at the restaurant. Lunch will be taken at one of the many street-side cafes.
Getting around: Once in Hamburg, we will travel using the HVV tram system. All HVV travel tickets are included in the price of this trip.
Itinerary (Subject of change)
meeting at the airport
travelling to the hostel
visiting Town Hall Christmas Market
guided tour of Hamburg
visiting Christmas Markets
visiting Christmas Markets, eat from street food stalls, drink gluhwein (mulled wine), play games and go on rides and Reeperbahn red-light district
travelling at the airport
Please pay the deposit of £100.00 + paypal fees today. This will reserve your spot.
You can pay the remainder of the money at your convenience, but no later than a month before the trip. To make the second payment, just go back to the website, choose the ‘remainder’ option from the list and make the payment.
BAD WEATHER: In the case of bad weather replacement activities will be offered. Much more likely is very low temperatures – PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHES, HATS AND GLOVES WITH YOU!
Please note that, unless the trip is cancelled, the payments are non-refundable, as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section
DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:
You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance, so please make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and the activities that you will be participating in.
In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.