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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

From US$ 27.38 per person

See Hamburg Harbor’s famous landmarks illuminated at night, navigate through the sparkling Speicherstadt, and glide past impressive container ships on a 1.5-hour evening cruise with live German commentary.

About this tour

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Explore Hamburg’s Harbor District on an evening boat cruise with live commentary in German
  • Discover the lit up waterways of Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district
  • Admire illuminated views of St. Pauli’s Pier and Hafen City on an open deck
  • Get amazing nighttime photo opportunities of famous water-side landmarks
  • Enjoy an exclusive stop to disembark at the iconic Elbphilharmonie
Full description

Admire Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions sparkling at night, marvel at the illuminated Speicherstadt District, and see impressive container ships up-close aboard a 1.5-hour evening cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your nighttime harbor adventure on land as you cross the famous "Überseebrücke" bridge to reach the pier where you will board a traditional Hamburger boat referred to as a Barkasse. Listen as your captain decides on which route the boat will take based on weather conditions, the water tides, or, if for example, a really exciting and interesting container ship or a special boat is visiting the harbor. Set off and glide into the narrow waterways of the largest warehouse district in the world known as Speicherstadt. Take in the stunning architecture of buildings standing on timber-pile foundations and oak logs beautifully lit up. Sit back and relax as you go past Hafen City. Explore the open decks and feel the cooling sea breezes as you wait for perfect photo opportunities from the boat’s many vantage points. Cruise past rows of massive container ships as the boat makes its way into St. Pauli’s Pier and the shining Hamburg Port. Learn the history of the many important landmarks from your German-speaking expert guide. As your trip comes to an end, disembark right in front of the Elbphilharmonie or you can choose to get off back at where the cruise initially took off.

Includes
  • 1.5-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Exclusive disembarkment at the Elbphilharmonie with optional disembarkment at the tour's original starting point
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, a negative rapid test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts, or proof of a booster vaccination shot. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical complications and a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Students who are over 6 years of age may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination and a negative test. Children under the age of 6 do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID

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Meeting point

Once on the tunnel-like Überseebrücke bridge, start to walk down. Through the windows of the bridge, you will be able to see the boat on the left side of the bridge named "Traute Abicht" with GetYourGuide logos. At the end of the bridge, turn left twice and look for a red GetYourGuide flag and crew members wearing GetYourGuide attire.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Please note that the live commentary on this tour is in German only
  • Boats have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions
  • Please note that the tour of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) is dependent on the water levels. Cruises are scheduled according to the tidal calendar. However, if the tide changes unexpectedly to high or low water levels, then it will not possible for any boats to enter the narrow waterways. If this is the case on the day of your tour, an alternative route will be done
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 559 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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You will need to speak German if you want to understand the commentary otherwise you can get something from the visual experience. Although it was made clear beforehand, there would be no English commentary, the guide told me that he would do some of the commentary in English for my benefit....but he didn't! This was slightly disappointing after he had said that he would, such is life! I would probably only recommend it to a German speaker.

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December 17, 2021

Wonderful tour! However, you should make sure that you sit in the back 2/3 of the boat. Otherwise you can see much worse when the boat becomes a convertible. The panes lay on top of each other and something blocks the view. With good seats, it's all the more wonderful.

October 31, 2021

It was a really great experience! Our son was also really enthusiastic about the young, cool captain with the brisk sayings! He's still talking about it today and has a new idol! It was wonderful to see the illuminated harbor, with the appropriate romantic music and brisk explanations from the captain ... really an experience! It was really fun

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August 20, 2021

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