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Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

From US$ 23.87 per person

Enjoy an evening journey from the illuminated Speicherstadt and travel through the Hamburg port. Take a look at the HafenCity, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall ,and the St. Pauli Piers.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Embark on a boat trip through the illuminated Speicherstadt
  • Enjoy fascinating panoramic views of the entire city from the water
  • Marvel at the illuminated ocean liners and container cranes
  • See the Elbe Philharmonic, HafenCity, and museum ships from the cruise
Full description

Embark on a roundtrip evening cruise from the historical and romantically-illuminated Speicherstadt through the Hamburg harbor's sea of light. Enjoy a boat tour through the Speicherstadt canals and discover the highlights of Hamburg from the water. Learn about the history behind this intriguing city.

See the Zollkanal, Wasserschloss, and the International Maritime Museum, and cruise along the modern HafenCity, the newest district in the Hanseatic city. See the HafenCity University, the Marco Polo Tower, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and the panorama of the district. 

Catch a breathtaking view of St. Pauli Piers all the way to Überseebrücke with the museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. Sail through the port's sea of light again and witness the activity around the container terminals.

  • Evening cruise
  • The detailed and specialized port statement
  • Captain
  • Live commentary
  • Audioguide via app
  • Live guide

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Trips take place every day (except Christmas)
  • Tours to 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
  • An audio app with commentary in English can be downloaded once the tour is booked
  • Since the route depends on the tide, it is the decision of the ship's master whether the tour can go-ahead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3689 reviews

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Everyone who is in Hamburg should have taken part in this light tour at least once. It was not only an incredibly beautiful experience, but also funny. Our captain could also have acted as a comedian and showed us the most beautiful areas of Hamburg in a fun but also informative way. We were lucky enough to see the Aida Prima sail, which was really great. All in all, I would book with this company again at any time, as everyone was super friendly and made something unforgettable possible for us. Gladly again!!!

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December 18, 2022

There were two different ships at the dock and it was not clear which one it was since both had the same name. We arrived 30 minutos before the time of departure but the outside tables of the boat were already full. Since it was warm we did not wanted to stay inside the boat. An employee from the boat helped us to find 3 chairs to sit outside with no table. He was very friendly and thanks to him we could enjoy a little bit of the wind and the views. I recommend arriving more than 30 minutes ahead. The audio guide is fully in German.

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August 25, 2022

A really fun and relaxing tour of the Hamburg waterway and harbour. We were given seats under the glass cover so we could barely see anything outside the boat. We switched places where we had a much better view. The guide is very nice and has a nice humor, he really tries to make the tour something fun. + Lots to see on the water + Nice guide + Drinks on board, no loud music - seats under the glass cover are bad

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August 11, 2022

Product ID: 63724