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2-Hour Hamburg Port Tour: Maritime Flair

2-Hour Hamburg Port Tour: Maritime Flair

From US$ 27.17 per person

On this tour, experience the unique maritime flair of the Port of Hamburg. Discover the many facets and impressive dimensions of the port and learn more 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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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a multi-faceted tour of the Port of Hamburg and experience the exceptional contrast of tradition and modernity
  • See the HafenCity and Elbphilharmonie and ride past the cruise terminals and Cruise Center alike
  • Experience the unique flair of the container port, ride through the locks and see the skyline of Hamburg
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Enjoy the unique maritime flair and colorful crowds at the Port of Hamburg on this daily tour of the docks. Learn about the history of the port and the city and take an exciting ride through the locks. Find out just how huge the Port of Hamburg is — the second-largest port in Europe. 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, sinful stretches and the fish market, old cutters, and massive cruise and container ships.

Discover this gateway to the world up-close onboard a little ship, equally suited to a fleet.

  • 2-hour port tour
  • Moderation in German
  • Food and drinks onboard
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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 18 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 test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts. Participants who are under 18 years old must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

By the St. Pauli Piers, Pier 1, 20359 Hamburg. Please bring your ticket to the pavilion at the St. Pauli Piers, Pier 1. The ship departs from Pier 1 and between Piers 4 and 10.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

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 2726 reviews

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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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