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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

1. 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 logs. Sit back and relax as you go past Hafen City. Explore the open decks and feel the cooling sea breezes as you wait for perfect photo opportunities from the boat’s many vantage points. Cruise past rows of massive container ships as the boat makes its way into St. Pauli’s Pier and the Hamburg Port. Learn the history of the many important landmarks from your German-speaking expert guide. As your trip comes to an end, disembark right in front of the Elbphilharmonie or you can choose to get off back at where the cruise initially took off.

Hamburg: Sightseeing Cruise through the City's Waterways

2. Hamburg: Sightseeing Cruise through the City's Waterways

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. 

Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

3. Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

Experience a culinary tour of Hamburg's Shanzenviertel. Characterized by the wide variety of cafes and bars, the district will delight you with endless culinary options. The Sternschanze was once a star-shaped defense structure. Today, it enjoys a cult status similar to the Reeperbahn. Nowhere else in Hamburg will you have the opportunity to see the fight against gentrification and commerce at first hand, and on the tour you will discuss current topics such as the increase in rent prices and the trade and interest of investors. Explore a district that has emerged as one of the trendiest areas in the city. With an area of 0.60 square kilometers, the Sternschanze is one of the smallest but also most exciting neighborhoods in the whole of Hamburg. Right in the heart of the district is the left-wing autonomous center, the “Rote Flora.” Follow in the footsteps of Carl Hagenbeck and the true “revolutionaries,” and visit the old piano factory. Along the way, stop at some of the local favorites in the area and enjoy the culinary diversity of the district with five different delicacies, as well as hear exciting stories and discover true craftsmanship.

Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

4. Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

Sit back and take in the beautiful Hamburg sunset on this guided wine and cheese harbor cruise. Relax in the calm atmosphere on board and enjoy the views of the sun setting behind the city. A dedicated server will ensure that you enjoy delicious white or red wine and a variety of locally-sourced cheese. Dine outside 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 the important monuments of this Hanseatic city. Learn about the docks, St. Michael's Church, the Elbphilharmonie, the new district of HafenCity, and parts of the historical Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

5. Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

See Hamburg's exciting new architectural and cultural landmark, the Elbphilarmonie on a guided walking tour, excluding its concert halls. Then see Hamburg from a different perspective on a boat cruise in the harbor. 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.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt Walking Tour with Coffee Tasting

6. Hamburg: Speicherstadt Walking Tour with Coffee Tasting

Meet your friendly guide at Wandrahmsteg Bridge before setting off on your 2-hour tour of Hamburg’s famous Speicherstadt. The Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse district in the world, nestled in Hamburg’s vibrant port. Throughout your tour, explore the rich-history of this bustling hub which for centuries has been a trading center for spices, carpets, coffee, and more. Explore one of the Speicherstadt’s vibrant spice stores and soak up the array of unique sights, scents, and flavors. Learn about the spice-trading industry and how it has played a role in shaping the Speicherstadt. The tour also visits a selection of colorful Oriental carpet stores, craft stores, and chocolate shops, where you can mingle with the locals and shop for souvenirs. The final stop of the tour is a local coffee roasting shop. Whilst there, meet 2-time European Roasting Master, Erik, and learn everything there is to know about the production of coffee. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic coffee tasting workshop and discover the versatile flavors of this beloved beverage.

Hamburg: Hanseatic Guided Boat Tour

7. Hamburg: Hanseatic Guided Boat Tour

Admire the most beautiful side of Hamburg's harbor during a relaxing 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. Continue by 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.

Family Port Tour

8. Family Port Tour

Throughout this tour you will receive the answers to your questions about Hamburg’s port, such as why are the merchants’ houses standing in the water? What is inside the famous warehouses in the Speicherstadt? How do the huge ships get into a dry-dock? And what is an “English closet”? Explore Hamburg’s waterfront on foot and by ferry and hear fascinating stories of merchants and pirates, spices and goods from all over the world, and of old ships and modern container vessels. Take a guided walk along the canals and waterways of the historic port area in the Speicherstadt and Hafencity, as well as in the historic Deichstraße. You can also see the famous Elbphilharmonie and the Landungsbrücken and enjoy impressive harbor vistas. Throughout your tour you will be able to enjoy the maritime atmosphere along the canals and the river Elbe, taking in stunning views along the way.

Hamburg: Landmarks Public City Walking Tour

9. Hamburg: Landmarks Public City Walking Tour

Discover a link between the traditional and modern landmarks of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Uncover exciting and secret places along the way. Marvel at the main church of St. Michaelis with the largest church clock in Germany. Be impressed by the modern architecture of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Begin at St. Michael's Church, then make your way to the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Explore the “Krameramtsstuben”, the oldest row of house settlements still existing in Hamburg. Stroll across the Michelwiese and through the Portugiesenviertel. Stop at the underground station Baumwall, where the flood protection will be explained by your guide. Continue to the modern side of the city and to the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Walk along the Speicherstadt, Hamburg's UNESCO World Heritage Site, and get a perspective on the city's past and present. From the modern HafenCity, characterised by its striking buildings, to Hamburg's most controversial project, the Elbe Philharmonic. Admire its striking architecture, which combines tradition and modernity. End the tour directly at the foot of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall with a breathtaking view of the Hamburg harbor and the musical theatres on the other side of the Elbe. After the tour, it is possible to explore the Elbe Philharmonic Hall Plaza on your own. (subjects to closures made by the Elbe Philharmonic Hall).

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Private Walking Tour

10. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Private Walking Tour

Meet your expert private guide and first explore the Speicherstadt district of Hamburg. Discover one of the largest warehouse complexes in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the history of the large warehouses which are used to store valuable trade goods. Visit an active carpet warehouse, and learn more about the lives of dockworkers and merchants. Afterward, continue the tour along the "Fleete" into the modern areas of the HafenCity. See contemporary buildings designed by international architects as part of an extensive urban regeneration project, which aimed to give new life to this area of Hamburg in recent decades. Stop outside the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, one of the largest concert halls in the world known for its striking modern architecture. Hear more about the controversial construction of this building. Take the world's longest curved escalator up to the observation deck of the concert hall and enjoy a magnificent view of Hamburg and its historic harbor.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Amazing boat trip of the Port Of Hamburg. You get closer than you can even imagine to the activity and huge ships in the dock. Highlight was passing the Blohm & Voss yard with the mega yachts. Andy - Edinburgh, Scotland

Hamburg is beautiful. We saw beautiful corners. The boat tour was great, there was great music and the tour guide was really funny.

It was a nice tour but would have liked to see more of the Speicherstadt.

Der Kapitän war fantastisch! Schöne gesuchten und war auch ein Humorist!

Really beautiful Tour and good fun listening to the tour guide