The 2020 cruise season will kick off in April and we are excited to once again offer free walking tours of Kiel with our passionate local guides. If your cruise is stopping off in Kiel and you're looking for a fantastic shore excursion then be sure to check out our tour schedule, make a booking, or contact us to confirm your place on a walking tour.

If your cruise ship is stopping off in Kiel this summer, or you find yourself in Kiel for the day consider exploring the city on foot with us. Our guides are passionate, energetic, knowledgeable and love to share the stories and secrets of Kiel.


Winding through the city, our guided walk will introduce you to all the best bits of this wonderful maritime centre taking in the waterfront, parks, town hall and many other sights along the way.


The tour will take 1.5 - 2 hours, and we’ll be walking rain or shine. Our walking tours are conducted at an easy and comfortable pace totalling about 3 kilometres (2 miles) overall. 


Along the way, your guide will also be more than happy to answer your questions and offer personal recommendations for how to spend the rest of your time in the city. Whether you're looking for a great seafood restaurant, or boutique shopping, your guide can help you plan the rest of your trip in Kiel.


Our  tours leave from the Ostseekai cruise ship terminal on days when a cruise ship is in port. Please check our tour schedule and Frequently Asked Questions for more details. Our friendly guide will be waiting for you directly outside the cruise ship terminal. We promise you won't miss them. We're looking forward to guiding you around this wonderful city soon.


Check our schedule for more information.

1.5 - 2 HOURS

Check our schedule for more information.

Meet outside the Ostseekai Terminal.


3 kilometres / 2 miles.


There's no catch!


Explore the magnificent harbour.


If you'd like to do a tour on a date not listed above then check out our private tours for more information. 


All 2020 Tours are cancelled.


Simply meet your guide directly outside the Ostseekai main cruise ship terminal when a cruise ship is in port. Check out our cruise ship tour schedule or feel free to contact us about future tours.
There is no need to book, however bookings are available for your convenience.

Our guide will arrive at least 15 minutes early for a tour directly outside your cruise ship terminal holding a Kiel Walking Tours sign. We promise you won't miss them!


Our tours start right on time, so to ensure that you don't miss anything we recommend arriving 5 minutes early. 


Once the group starts walking, there is no way to catch up.








FROM €149

If you'd prefer a more personal touch, our exclusive private tour is designed especially for you and your small group. Our fluent English speaking local guide can meet you directly outside your cruise ship terminal or at a place of your choosing - wherever is most convenient for you. 


Your guide will share some of the secrets and stories of Kiel, as well as happily give you recommendations for restaurants, museums or shopping opportunities to explore during the rest of your time in the city. Alternatively, you may wish for your guide to accompany you for a fully guided day.


This tour can also be tailor-made according to any particular interests or passions of your group. Our private tours are popular with couples, small groups, families, friends and colleagues. It's also not unusual for someone to take a tour on their own.

Our exclusive private tours are the perfect alternative for those who like to explore with their own private guide and can be crafted to suit the length of your choosing. We're happy to make suggestions about how long your tour should be according to the wishes of your group. However, generally most walking tours are 2 - 3 hours hours. There is also the option of choosing a guided tour in a private vehicle which usually takes 3 - 4 hours. We're also happy to provide a tour that takes longer too. It's up to you.

We've teamed up with a number of local eateries including Kiel's monastery brewery to provide you with the chance to try authentic Northern German local delicacies. Whether you'd prefer a snack or a hearty meal at the end of the tour, our exclusive private tours can be catered to your personal taste. Please let us know when making an enquiry.

Not sure where to begin? Check out our suggested itineraries, or contact us and we'll be happy to make suggestions and recommendations. We have experience with many different types of groups, so can advise you on what will be best given your preferences or circumstances.


Please note that prices depend on the size and wishes of your group. 





Start your day with a privately guided 2 hour walking tour of central Kiel discovering the history and secrets of the city along the way through the eyes of your passionate local guide.


Our walking tour will introduce you to all the best bits of this wonderful maritime centre taking in the waterfront, parks, historical town hall and many other sights along the way.


Depending on your timing your tour might coincide with the daily feeding of the seals at our open-air aquarium or the sailing of tall ships on the harbour.

After the tour lunch could be a quick snack at the harbour, a classic German pastry shop, traditional brewery visit, or something a little more exclusive at one of Kiel's waterfront restaurants.


The itinerary can tailored to individual interests, budgets, and level of fitness or combine this tour with Naval History, Yachting Passion or Gourmet Kiel tours to experience a full day out in Kiel.


Make an enquiry and let us create the perfect tour of Kiel just for you.


Private English speaking guide


Food & Drinks

From €159 



Meet your guide outside the Ostseekai cruise ship terminal and travel to Laboe at the mouth of the Kiel fjord. Along the way your guide will provide you with an introduction to Kiel and its shipping and naval history.


Upon arrival in Laboe explore the extraordinary WWII dry-docked German submarine U-995. Climb on board, mind your head and consider the cramped conditions for the crew of 50+ submariners living on-board this marvel of mechanical engineering. This is a hands-on experience of real German history you won't want to miss.

After exploring the submarine, climb the 85 metre tower of the Naval museum dedicated to all sailors lost at sea. From the viewing platform on a good day you can see Kiel stretch out below as well as the shores of Denmark on the horizon to the north. For those with a more passionate German WWII interest and time to spare, there is also an engaging naval museum to explore.

Please note that our Naval History tour includes 1 hour transport from the Ostseekai cruise ship terminal to Laboe by ferry and a 30 minute return trip by private taxi. This tour usually takes a minimum of 4 hours and makes a perfect shore excursion when your cruise docks in Kiel this summer. Contact us today for more information or to make a booking. 


Private English speaking guide

Transport to and from Laboe

Entrance Fee to Naval Memorial & Submarine


Food & Drinks

From €289



Start your tour with a short drive to Kiel Holtenau to explore the old Kiel lighthouse and the Baltic Sea lock for the Kiel Canal. Opened in 1895, the Kiel Canal splits North Germany in two and is the busiest artifical waterway in the world.

Along the way your guide will provide you with an introduction to Kiel and share some its stories, secrets and the people who have shaped its past.


Our tour continues to Schilksee – home of the world famous annual Kiel Week sailing regatta and the base for water sports for the 1972 Munich Olympics.


Our tour finishes with a stop back in Kiel at the Kiel Yacht club. Feel free to have a coffee or a wander around the marina. Sailing excursions can also be arranged when booked in advance.

This tour is perfect for those with a genuine interest in sailing, or simply looking for a great day out beside the water.

Please contact us for further information or to make a booking.


Private English speaking guide

Transport to and from Schilksee 


Food & Drinks

From €289



Experience Kiel through food and discover the influences that have shaped our North German culture. We can customise our Gourmet Kiel tour to fit your taste and budget. With a private local guide leading the way, you'll experience a side of Kiel you'd never see on your own.   


For a traditional German experience why not visit the Kiel Brewery in the heart of the old town square or sample freshly caught fish sold right off the boats? If you're looking for something a little bit classier try the Kiel Yacht club private restaurant with magnificent views overlooking the bay and service to match.


We can also provide a craft brewery tour or a classic Kieler Sprotte and beer package.

Nothing brings people together quite like food – making our Gourmet Kiel tour an ideal choice for visiting groups, cruise ship shore excursions, conference spouse programs, or social events.

Get in touch today and let us build your perfect Kiel excursion.


Private English speaking guide


Food & Drinks

From €189






FROM €159 

Hosting a conference in Kiel? Then consider a walking tour to introduce the city to your conference participants.

Our conference tours are suitable for groups of all sizes and we also work with venues that can provide lunch or coffee and cake options for up to 50 people.

We can tailor a walking tour of Kiel to match the theme of your conference which can be scheduled to fit in with your conference itinerary taking into account any time constraints or group requirements. 


The tour can be crafted to suit the length of your choosing along with meeting and finishing points to fit the needs of your group. We're happy to make suggestions about how long your tour should be however most tours are 1.5 – 2 hours. Pick from our list of suggested tour options or let us create one to specifically suit your interests.

Enquire today and let us know your group size, any time and date requests, along with your conference theme and any food/drink requests and we'll send you a quote for your customised tour.

Our tours are great for:

- heading between your conference venue and dinner location

- a lunch hour city wander.

- first time visitors to see and get a feeling for the city
- partners/spouses during the conference

Please note that prices depend on the size and wishes of your group.


Please provide us with details of your group, what you're looking for in a tour along with dates and any food/drink requirements you may have. 

We'll be sure to get back to you within 24 hours. 

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