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Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

From US$ 19.53 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
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  • 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.

  • 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)

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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 1464 reviews

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Very inspiring and pleasant trip, with good service from the staff and the guide, who told about the harbor and knew an incredible amount about everything on the trip. We sailed with the big tour boat and it was nice and warm on board, even though it was freezing outside. We can highly recommend the trip.

December 11, 2022

This time with a passenger ship instead of a launch. We sat upstairs and had a great view through the large windows. Nice and quick service. Our "captain" was super friendly, had a typical Hamburg dialect and conveyed everything worth knowing and anecdotes in a very personable and by no means monotonous way. The information was very varied and interesting. Even if we have already done a tour through the port of Hamburg, we have discovered and experienced new things, recalled old ones and seen a lot. There was a little extra on top of that when we overtook Olivia Jones' party boat and she came out to the railing to say hello. We can only recommend all tours and are always happy to take part in the future. It never gets boring!

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October 2, 2022

With the best weather, great atmosphere and delicious drinks, we listened to the interesting, professional and extremely nicely packaged explanations of our guide and shipmaster at the same time. The boat tour took us along the Hamburg skyline, through the harbour, the warehouse district and past the ever-growing Hafencity. A highlight is the view of the Elbphilharmonie from the water. Thank you for the great experience,

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September 26, 2022

Product ID: 48115