There are many ways to explore the posh and modern city of Dusseldorf located on the Rhine in western Germany, but the most exhilarating mode just might be from behind the wheel of a historic and colorful VW Beetle or Buggy. Dusseldorf Safari offers 90- to 150-minute guided sightseeing tours through this urban jungle with rates starting at $32 pp for the 90-minute Dusseldorfer Highlights tour and $49 for the 150-minute Big Beetle tour. From the Tourist Information Office central office, guests follow a Dusseldorf Safari guide in a convoy while listening over their vehicle’s CB radio for information about the route and its attractions. With the top down, guests can enjoy classic sites including Tonhalle, an architecturally stunning concert hall; Ratinger Street, known for its plentiful bars serving the local Dusseldorf brew, Altbier; Hofgarten, a lush park featuring natural and manmade designs; and the Oberkasseler bridge overlooking the Rhine.
In addition to these sites, guests who opt for the longer tour will also drive on scenic roads through the Grafenberger forest, through the romantic and historic village of Kaiserswerth, and, after crossing the Rhine by ferry, past typical country roads and Meerbusch-Buderich (“billionaires-village”). Four-hour “Beetle Quickie” rentals are also available from $109. In order to drive a vehicle, guests must be at least 23 years old, and have held a valid driver’s license for five years. Dusseldorf Safari offers 10 percent commission on tour bookings. For more information, visit duesseldorf-safari.de/welcome.php.