Water activity

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

From US$ 16.96 per person

Experience an exciting 1-hour harbor cruise in Hamburg and explore the city from the water. See the warehouse district, the HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, and the container terminals as you learn interesting facts about the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
German
Optional audio guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Experience a tour of the port on your visit to the Hanseatic city. No other city in Europe has more bridges than Hamburg, not even Venice. There are approximately 2,400 structures over water, canals, channels, and docks in the Hanseatic city. 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 you will 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.
Includes
  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • English commentary via free audio app download
  • Food onboard
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical complications and a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Students may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 6 years old do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test

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  • Passport or ID card

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 808 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Nice ship. The interior was Beautiful. We book english speaking tour but still in German. But overall a nice a quick journey around the harbour. This ship cannot go into the canals but just out to the large container terminals. The guide was good - if you are ok with German.

October 20, 2021

Tour matched ad. Boat has toilets. Guide has accent, understandable.

The staff was friendly and helpful, and the tour was as described in the ads. There were toilets on the boat, which was quite convenient. The English-speaking tour guide was a German man with a German accent, not a native speaker of English. His English was reasonably good. The loudspeaker was a loudspeaker, meaning it had a bit of static or distortion, although it wasn't bad as loudspeakers go. The combination made the narration a bit difficult for some people in our group to understand. I didn't have trouble with it, but I have a lot of experience with German accents. Still, having a tour in English was very nice.

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July 31, 2019

It was misleading what boat one was going to travel on. I wanted to travel on the paddle Steamer and that was the picture which kept appearing as I filled in the Forms online. Otherwise, the captain of the boat was great and the commentary was excellent making a great one hour harbour tour on english.

July 4, 2019

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