Hamburg
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Our most recommended Hamburg Sailing Trips & Tours

  • Hamburg Harbor: Light Tour

    1. Hamburg Harbor: Light Tour

    Experience Hamburg's harbor by the evening light. Take a romantic voyage through the Hamburg harbor and enjoy an exceptional atmosphere and the illuminated silhouette of the city. 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 a lot about her 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.

    Fun and nice way to explore the city by night. Funny jokes and interesting facts about the harbor. Big boat (with toilet) which felt also safe during pandemic times (open roof and good ventilation).

  • Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

    2. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

    See Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions from a unique perspective, float past impressive container ships, and discover the historic Speicherstadt District aboard a 1.5-hour cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your 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 lo...

    The Captain was too nice. He drove extra 20 min to show us more then it is planned. Best boat experience untill now. I do not remember his name but I think hes family comes from Turkey. He explained all the things that we saw and much more. Thank you. 5*

  • Hamburg: Evening Lights Cruise

    3. Hamburg: Evening Lights Cruise

    Hop aboard a city cruise to see Hamburg’s Speicherstadt and harbor twinkle in the evening light. Enjoy the city silhouette as you navigate the city’s canals and the Elbe. Your onboard guide will be on-hand to point out all its hidden nooks and crannies. Get to know Hamburg’s historical warehouse district located within the old port. Find out how Hamburg became such a powerful harbor city in times gone by as you cruise. Contrast the old city with the new port and container terminals as they’re all lit up at night. Even glimpse the Elbphilharmonie as an added bonus for your evening jaunt around Hamburg’s waters.

  • Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

    4. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

    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 fo...

    Hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht & hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt! War lustig und interessant gestaltet :)

  • Hamburg: Harbor Cruise

    5. Hamburg: Harbor Cruise

    Explore one of the biggest and most significant ports in the world by boat. Lean back and enjoy the view of the passing landscape as you learn about the fascinating stories of Hamburg and its historic port. If the water levels allow it, you’ll go through the picturesque warehouse district or Speicherstadt, which is a recognized UNESCO world heritage site. Admire its narrow waterways and intricate canals. Discover the modern HafenCity quarter, a growing center of novel architecture and public spaces on the River Elbe. Sail past the Cruise Center, a modern terminal, and see Hamburg busy's container terminals and locks, Along the journey, hear entertaining stories and interesting facts about the city, its port, and the amazing number of incoming and outgoing vessels every day. Learn all about the importance of this bustling port, not just for the city of Hamburg but for the entire world'...

  • Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

    6. Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

    Sit back and take in the beautiful Hamburg sunset during this wine and cheese harbor cruise. Relax in the calm atmosphere aboard the comfortable ship, with limited capacities to make it the perfect romantic sunset experience for you and your other half. A dedicated server will ensure that you enjoy delicious white or red wine and a variety of locally-sourced cheese. Dine open air in warmer weather or feel cozy and warm in the heated salon during winter.   Cruise through Hamburg Harbor as your live tour guide points out picturesque monuments and teaches you about the history of this Hanseatic city. Learn all about the port facilities, shipyards, docks, container terminals, cruise ships, St. Michael's Church, the Elbphilharmonie, the new district of HafenCity and parts of the historical Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Einfach alles war so super! Guter Wein, nette Unterhaltung, einfach ein wirklich schöner Abend. Kann ich wirklich sehr weiter empfehlen

  • Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

    7. Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

    Enjoy a guided tour of Hamburg's new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie. Learn from your guide about this impressive building. Begin with a tour around the building before riding the world's longest escalator. Then admire great views of Hamburg and the harbor from the Plaza, with interesting commentary from your tour guide. Also included in this tour is an approximately 1-hour harbor boat tour. Travel close to the enormous containerships and admire the Elbphilharmonie from the water. Photograph the building from this unique perspective. If the water level is sufficient, you will also travel through the canals of the Speicherstadt – the Hamburg Warehouse District. The jetty is close to the Elbphilharmonie. Depending on your booked time, you can either visit the Elbphilharmonie first and then take the harbor tour at 11:00, or go on the harbor tour first and then visit the Elbphilharmonie.

    Tolle Reiseleiter und gute Übersicht über den Hafen und über die Architektur / Ingenieurskunst / Organisation der Elbphilharmonie (leider nur) von aussen,

  • Hamburg by Boat: 1-Hour Hanseatic Tour

    8. Hamburg by Boat: 1-Hour Hanseatic Tour

    Admire the most beautiful side of Hamburg's harbor during a 1-hour boat cruise. Starting in the famous warehouse district, or Speicherstadt, journey up the Elbe River and into the harbor with its world-famous attractions. Explore the harbor basins and quays, while observing the current ocean-going ships. See other famous sites of the harbor, including the St. Pauli landing bridges, the Blohm and Voss shipyard, the Tollerort container terminal, the cruise center in HafenCity, the large and small museum ships, and the new Hafen City itself. Learn more about the history of the harbor, and its development throughout the decades to the present day.

  • Hamburg: City Cruise on Alster Lake

    9. Hamburg: City Cruise on Alster Lake

    Sail past the famous Alster Fountain and under the Lombards bridge directly to the Outer Alster. See beautiful residential areas and sights, such as the Hotel Atlantic, Blue Mosque, U. S. Consulate General, or Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Discover the city´s stunning panorama with its church spires and bridges, as well as the natural life along the lakeside with its many water birds and rare plants.

    It was a wonderful trip. The scenery was beautiful and the Captain was very informative and witty.

  • Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

    10. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

    Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typi...

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 115 reviews

We had a very nice boat tour with perfect weather and the opportunity to go to the Speicherstadt - this is not always possible because of the ebb and flow of the tide. Our guide / captain was very friendly and funny and gave us very informative facts about Hamburg and especially its port. All in all, the boat tour was great! She is definitely to be recommended and also helps day guests to find the best fish sandwiches in Hamburg.

The Captain was too nice. He drove extra 20 min to show us more then it is planned. Best boat experience untill now. I do not remember his name but I think hes family comes from Turkey. He explained all the things that we saw and much more. Thank you. 5*

The guide was very good. Made a show from the tour and did his best to let us see as much as possible.

Hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht & hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt! War lustig und interessant gestaltet :)

Very nice trip, entertaining, fun, very informative