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Hamburg: Sightseeing Cruise through the City's Waterways

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Activity provider: ATG Alster-Touristik GmbH

Hamburg: Sightseeing Cruise through the City's Waterways

Activity provider: ATG Alster-Touristik GmbH

From US$ 22.58 per person

Explore the waterways of Hamburg on a sightseeing cruise. Travel through time as you sail thorugh the UNESCO-listed Warehouse district and admire sights like the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt warehouse district from the water
  • Hear about the story of this facinating city from your guide or audio guide
  • Capture pictures of the modern architecture of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall
  • Contrast the old and the new in the city as you cruise through the old free port
  • Step back in time as you admire the old cargo-carrying sailing ship, Peking
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Experience the beauty and history of Hamburg's waterways on a sightseeing cruise. Pass through narrow channels and under old and new bridges. Take in views of the Speicherstadt warehouse district and cruise by the barque ship 'Peking.'

Meet your guide at the tour partner's shop and board the comfortable and spacious ship. Begin your sailing adventure through Hamburg's old free port area where the contrast in the city between the old and the new architecture is most apparent. 

Sail thorugh imposing rows of red-brick warehouses that store carpets, coffee, and spices in the Speicherstadt district. Listen to onboard commentary or use your audio guide to hear about the facinating history of this Hanseatic city. 

Glide through the modern face of the metropolis as you reach HafenCity, the contemporary residential and business district of Hamburg. Capture pictures of the waved-roof of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall.

Take a short detour to the steel-hulled Peking ship to view its stunning 4 masts. Return to your meeting point at the end of the cruise. 

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at 'ATG Alster-Touristik GmbH – Alsterrundfahrten.'

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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  • This tour takes place rain or shine
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Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 55 reviews

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Poor signage by the quay, was close to costing us the trip, we only reached just right, even though we were at the quay in good time. The tour itself was really good, good guidance. The windows were leaking so it was raining on the table and down along the window.

May 22, 2022

September 14, 2022

As I was born but don’t live here anymore, I learned a few things I didn’t know before

August 11, 2022

Product ID: 415879