Private Tour: Düsseldorf Highlights Tour

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Visit the Rhine city of Düsseldorf and learn about its history from a private driver-guide. With an itinerary that can be customized to suit your interests, this 2-hour tour is the perfect way to see the city in a short amount of time. Enjoy a must-see tour of places such as Düsseldorf's Old Town and Königsallee shopping street, and hear about the city's turbulent history as you discover the TV Tower, Rhine Promenade and more.

Start with a hotel pickup, and delve into the streets of central Düsseldorf to learn about the city from your private guide and driver. As you travel along the scenic Rhine Promenade, aka Rheinuferpromenade, learn how the city developed from a riverside farming village into the bustling metropolis of the Rhine region that it is today. today. If you have specific areas of interest, let your guide know. Your commentary and itinerary can be tailored to your preferences.

After crossing the pretty Rhine promenade, stop to take a look at the Rheinturm, the tallest and best-known symbol of the city. Pause to snap photos of the TV Tower as a backdrop to the bustling life of the Media Harbour. Now a modern-looking place, the port got a makeover in the 1990s, transforming itself from an industrial area into an elegant neighborhood with posh offices and Gehry buildings.

The heart of Düsseldorf is of course its old town, so head there next to admire the town hall (Düsseldorf Rathaus), one of only two pre-WWII buildings still standing in the city. You'll learn about the history of the area, and the story of the last days of World War II when much of the stunning old town was destroyed.

Take a short drive a few blocks west of Old Town to see the city's main shopping street, Königsallee. Known to locals as the 'Ko', the picturesque boulevard is not only the city's busiest shopping street, but also boasts a host of lively cafes, restaurants and bars. Get tips for interesting places to visit, and you'll hear fun historical anecdotes about the history that connects the street and King William IV.

After two hours of exploring the city with your driver-guide, your tour ends with drop-off at your Düsseldorf hotel.

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