Day 1 in Düsseldorfer

Welcome to Düsseldorfer! Upon arrival, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check in and do not give in to jet lag! There is so much for you to see and do!

Begin the afternoon by exploring the beautiful Old Town, full of history, interesting architecture and plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars. The old town is situated in the very heart of the city and is a hub of activity. The so-called `the longest bar in the world` because there are up to 300 bars, restaurants, and clubs surrounding the Town Hall, highlights of this area include the Basilica, Rhine Tower, Old Town Hall (Rathaus in German) and the Shipping Museum. We recommend that you get acquainted with the city by choosing an optional tour such as a Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour that will showcase the main sights. The bus stops at the main rail station, the luxury shopping street Königsallee, Old Town (Altstadt), Rheinturm, Eko-Haus, Rheinterrasse, Nordpark, and Hofgarten.

Make your last stop of the day at the Rhine Tower, and head to the observation deck for sunset. The telecommunications tower is 780 ft high and rises up above the city skyline, the views from the top are absolutely phenomenal. The tower is so famous that it`s in the Guiness Book of World records! Admire the city and the countryside from above as you grab a delicious bite at its revolving restaurant. At night, there is a series of lights on the side of the tower facing the Old Town which allow you to tell the time. Due to the tower`s impressive height, this means that it`s also the largest digital clock in the entire world.

Finish off your evening with a `Altbier` (`old beer` in English). The beer is fermented at a warm-`ish` temperature and it`s top-fermented (as opposed to bottom fermented). One of the best ways to experience the beer, as well as the history, is to embark on the `Altbier Safari`. On the tour, you`ll visit a number of bars, some of which have breweries on site and manage to drink plenty of beer. Also interesting to note, as soon as your beer glass is verging on empty, someone will come around and top it off for you. This will happen until you place your coaster on top of your glass, indicating that you`re done.

Day 2 in Düsseldorfer

Wake up early, grab a coffee or breakfast at a cozy café, and prepare for a day of more sightseeing. Start off with a visit to the Medienhafen (Media Harbor), just a short 15-minute walk from the Old Town. Once an important shipping port, the harbor is now home to many media, fashion and design offices (hence the name). Architects from across Germany regularly compete for the chance to design a new, innovative and iconic building to sit in the post-modern architecture harbor. Current buildings include a trio of post-modern houses designed by famous architect Frank Gehry (he also designed the dancing house in Prague). On the other side of the harbor, there`s a public area complete with `beach bar`. It`s the perfect spot to soak up some sun and enjoy views across the media harbor and across to the city.

In the afternoon, spend some time exploring the art scene of Düsseldorf, the city is known for having an extraordinary, modern art scene. There are many different museums scattered across the city, quite literally dozens of them offering something for every interest. If you plan on visiting many of them, we suggest buying a Düsseldorf Card which will give you free entry or a reduced entry fee to most of the museums. Make sure to check out the `Kunstim Tunnel` - KIT (modern artists often display comtemporary works in this unusual underground space). You`ll also want to check out the Museum Kunstpalast (a fine art museum which regularly displays exhibitions and works from artists such as Miró, Dalí, Warhol and Caravaggio), just to name a few.

If you want to see particularly good street art, the street art around Düsseldorf rivals that of much larger cities and regularly attracts worldwide art enthusiasts. If you`re searching for the best, then one district you absolutely have to visit is Flingern! In recent years, the area has become known for its nightlife, Techno Music, and incredible outdoor artwork. And the best place in the area to see the street art - Kiefernstraße! Literally, every single house on the street is painted in a colorful or quirky way.

Spend the rest of your day enjoying some retail therapy at the shopping street of Königsallee (king`s avenue), Europe`s most glamorous shopping street. Here you`ll find the Who`s Who of the fashion world, luxury boutiques and the best restaurants and hotels. Moreover, the tree-lined boulevard with a canal running through it is a pleasant spot for a stroll. At the end of the `Kö` moat, where it meets Schadowstraße, is the Triton fountain, the Kö`s landmark - a place worth lingering a while. After some shopping, enjoy unwinding at one of the many lovely restaurants and watching the world go by.

Day 3 in Düsseldorfer

Start your day by exploring the the district of Kaiserswerth. This is a charming area on the fringes of Düsseldorfer, located around half an hour from the town center. The district has the oldest and most historic parts of the city; there are plenty of buildings from the 1700s still standing. This is where you`ll find the ruins of the once grand 12th-century Castle Babarossa. Located right next to the Rhine, it`s close by to the lovely little beer garden where you can enjoy a cool altbier on a sunny day, while looking out over the river. Kaiserswerth is also home to the Deaconess` Institue of Kaiserwerth, famously where Florence Nightingale worked! This area is the perfect place to escape the city for a couple of hours while soaking up some history.

Spend a couple hours in the afternoon exploring Düsseldorf by bike. Because the city is relatively small, it`s a great city to discover while speeding on two wheels. Ride through the parks, along the river, check out the districts you haven`t yet visited and discover the hidden little streets you would have forgotten about otherwise.

Spend your last night in Düsseldorf enjoying the city`s traditional cuisine in Altstadt. Stay in the area longer to experience a lively evening. The locals hang out here after work, so evening is a great time to get a real feel of the city. Also, there are rows of nightclubs and discos to choose from that stay open till the wee hours. The Rhine promenade looks especially pretty at night with all the buildings lit up. The best part about visiting the Altstadt at night is that along with a whole lot to see and do, it also gives travelers the opportunity of telling their friends back home that they had a drink at the Longest Bar in the World. With almost 300 bars, pubs, breweries, restaurants, and cafés, you`ll never be short for choices.

Additional Days in Düsseldorfer

Should you be able to spend additional days in Düsseldorfer, take in one more day of this beautiful city. Enjoy a cruise of the Rhine to get a look at the city from a different perspective. Discover the museums or other attractions that you might have missed such as The Classic Remise Düsseldorf, Neanderthal Museum, Hetjens Deutsches Keramikmuseum, Düsseldorf Film Museum, and Schifffahrtmuseum Düsseldorf.

Alternatively, discover the region around Düsseldorfer, there are several interesting small towns very close by. Cologne is among Germany`s oldest cities with remnants of the Roman Empire scattered across the city and has been most commonly known for its jaw-dropping cathedaral. Roermond is a small Dutch town just across the border, a magnet for shopping enthusiasts with huge designer outlet stores. Zeche Zollverein, located in the Ruhr region just north of Düsseldorfer, an urban area, previously known as a dominant coal mining region in Germany. The town of Essen is home to what`s often referred to `the world`s most beautiful coal mine`. These are just a few amongst many others in the area.

Your Last Day in Düsseldorfer

Depart your hotel for the airport for your return home. We recommend that you purchase a private transfer, if so a representative will meet you at the hotel, in time to take you to the airport for your flight out.