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Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

From US$ 27.18 per person

Experience the unique maritime flair of the Port of Hamburg on a guided cruise of the port. Discover the many facets and impressive dimensions of the port, and learn about its history and current situation.

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About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a multi-faceted tour of the Port of Hamburg
  • See the iconic HafenCity and Elbphilharmonie from another perspective
  • Ride through the port's locks and see the skyline of Hamburg from the water
  • Marvel at the exceptional contrast of tradition and modernity of the port
Full description

Enjoy the unique maritime flair and colorful crowds at the Port of Hamburg on this daily cruise that loops the docks. Thanks to your guide, learn about the history of the port and the city and take an exciting ride through the locks. Discover this gateway to the world up-close onboard a little ship, equally suited to a fleet. Find out just how huge the Port of Hamburg, the second-largest port in Europe, is. Hardly another city in the world is so tied to its port; Hamburg truly developed because of it. The most important sights and the skyline are inextricably linked to it. Experience the contrast between past and present, commerce and culture, the little fishing town along the Elbe, and the state-of-the-art container complexes. You'll also learn about the sinful stretches and fish market, old cutters, and massive cruise and container ships.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Port of Hamburg cruise
  • Audio app
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones for audio tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
  • 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 must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, a negative rapid test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts, or proof of a booster vaccination shot. 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 who are over 6 years of age may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination and a negative test. Children under the age of 6 do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the St. Pauli Piers, Pier 1. The ship departs from Pier 1 and between Piers 4 and 10.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • Small dogs are allowed onboard only with a leash and a muzzle
  • An audio app with commentary in English can be downloaded once the tour is booked. Please bring your own headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2759 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour was great! Yes, the commentary is in German (as described), and our guide was cracking a fair number of jokes which might be harder to understand for a less proficient speaker. However, most of the facts (size of port, number of containers etc) of the port should be easier to understand. You get a nice round through the river portion and industrial section of the harbor, and see huge container ships, shipyards, recycling stations, and dry docks. Definitely recommend the 2 hour tour instead of just 1 hour!

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July 5, 2020

Booking online is definitely worth it! The price of the trip offered here is 6 € more than the online price at the port. It was a bit difficult to find the right berth, but after several inquiries at jetty 1, we were then sent to the right boat. With the online voucher we were able to enjoy the boat and the trip at short notice. Unfortunately there were only a few outdoor seats and the indoor seats were very heated. But outside the view was great! The trip itself was a little over two hours long, very informative and covered a huge area of the port. We were super satisfied!

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March 9, 2020

We booked our tickets in advance, but on-site it would have been possible without a long wait. We had problems first, the described place, which was described on the tickets, to find. Upon request, we learned that we could choose a boat, which we found very good. So you still had the choice between two routes.

October 25, 2019

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