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Hamburg Harbor: Evening City Lights Barge Cruise

Activity provider: MARITIME CIRCLE LINE

Hamburg Harbor: Evening City Lights Barge Cruise

Activity provider: MARITIME CIRCLE LINE
Likely to sell out Booked 19 times yesterday

From US$ 21.42 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 19 times yesterday

Go on an evening tour on a traditional barge and cruise through the illuminated Hamburg Harbor. Admire the romantic lights and sights of the city from the sparkling water.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Discover Hamburg in the evening and enjoy the lights of the city from the water
  • Cruise through the historical Speicherstadt on a traditional barge
  • Relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere as your hear commentary from the captain
  • Experience the lively atmosphere and crowds at the container terminals
Full description

Experience Hamburg's Harbor by the evening light on a traditional barge. Take a romantic round-trip voyage through the Hamburg Harbor and enjoy a cozy atmosphere with the illuminated silhouette of the city as your backdrop. Travel through the historic Speicherstadt (depending on the tide) and along the impressive illuminated container terminals. Hear interesting stories of the harbor's history with live moderation from the captain, while relaxing with a drink. Alternatively, pick one of the special tours that take place only occasionally. Choose the special Queen Mary II cruise to accompany Queen Mary II at the Cruise Terminal and then follow her along the River Elbe.

During the boat ride, learn all about the ship from the professional guide. Or, celebrate the Anniversary of Hamburg Harbor onboard a traditional barge. Watch the opening parade to the festival unveil, as the weekend of celebrations will then follow.

  • Barge cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Captain
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

Meet your cruise operator at Landungsbrücken, Bridge 10 and show your voucher to a staff member at the booth of the local partner, Maritime Circle Line, to pick up your boarding pass.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • A reservation for a specific time is recommended
  • The boat features undercover areas for use in the event of rain
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2898 reviews

Review summary

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I can only assume the experience was excellent and will give the activity the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately the ICE train from Amsterdam to Hamburg no longer stops at the station we needed to make one connection toward Hamburg. Instead of two trains, four trains were required, and should have been a 5 hour trip was 8.5, leaving us unable to make this event. Perhaps next time.

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September 20, 2022

Yes, on the ship you sat a little closer together. But we found it cosy/sociable, sitting at the table with a nice family. Everyone was in a good mood, the mood was great. A beer was served and so we listened to the words of the sailor, who was young but rich in stories and details and commented live on the trip for 90 minutes. We were lucky, the water level allowed us to drive through the Speicherstadt, which looked completely different from the water perspective. We drove through a lock, parked briefly between two giant containers that were just being loaded and thus captured the dimensions of these ocean giants. Everything was in the dark/twilight and everything was so beautifully lit.

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June 20, 2022

The cruise was very pleasant, and covered both the city and the harbor. It lasted 1.5 hours which was worth it price wise. The crew was very nice and you could buy drinks on the ship. Too bad that the cruise is only in German and there is no commentary in English also.

June 11, 2022

Product ID: 53801