Water activity

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

From US$ 17.62 per person

Experience a harbor cruise in Hamburg and explore the city from the water. See the warehouse district, HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, and the container terminals.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
German
Optional audio guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historical Speicherstadt and the modern Hafen City
  • Admire the new Elbphilharmonie in full glory
  • See the interesting Fischmarkt and the Docks von Blohm and Voss
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of the busy container terminals and discover the cruise ship terminal
  • Learn all the important facts about the Port of Hamburg
Full description

Discover Hamburg on a harbor cruise and admire views of the warehouse district and HafenCity. See the city with the most bridges in Europe, with approximately 2,400 structures over water, canals, channels, and docks. Climb aboard the boat and discover the many different attractions and sights in the city, depending on the tides and the day's events.

Explore the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its canals, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the Köhlbrand Bridge, and much more. Along the way, learn more about the city, its history, the incoming and outgoing ships, and anything else that interests you. Sit back and admire the views of the city on the sun deck or in the air-conditioned lounge with large panoramic windows.

Includes
  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • English commentary via free audio app download
  • Access to sun deck or air-conditioned lounge
  • Food onboard
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Please note that tours of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) are dependent on the water levels. It is not possible to cruise through the narrow waterways during high and low water levels
  • Summer & Fall: In good weather conditions and with high demand, boats depart every 5-15 minutes. In moderate to bad weather, you can board the boat at any time and boats depart every 30-40 minutes
  • During Winter & Spring: In moderate to bad weather, you can board the boat at any time, boats depart every 45 minutes
  • Boats have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions
  • Transportation of wheelchairs is only possible on a large passenger ship. Please contact the tour operator if required
  • Boarding on the barge: St. Pauli Landing Stages, Bridge 1
  • Boarding on the passenger ship: St. Pauli Landing Stages, Bridge 4-9 (please register at Bridge 4)
  •  An audio app with commentary in English can be downloaded once the tour is booked. Please bring your own headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1324 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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It was a nice and informative activity. The English audio guide was useful although the live German commentary provides more information given the many silent moments there were in the English audio while the German commentary continued. Be sure to download the app and have speakers. Drinks on board are expensive (10.50€ for an Aperol Spritz). Be sure to get a fish brötchen on one of the stands on the boardwalk after the tour!

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August 29, 2022

We left 20 minutes later than we were supposed to. But the tour was interesting. You wouldn't see these corners of the harbor otherwise. Below deck you could have opened the doors while driving, it was really very hot at over 30°. The guide is very good at entertaining and always has a casual saying. Drinks were also on board, everything was great.

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August 16, 2022

Super good experience with harbor cruise. Remember headphones for the English guide. The German "live" guide is funny and ironic (at least the one we experienced), but with only reasonable German skills, it is difficult to get the details. A bit difficult to find out which boats you have to come with, it is only stated when you have bought tickets. The directions on the website are not the same as when you bought, which is confusing.

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July 29, 2022

Product ID: 48115