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Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

From US$ 18.56 per person

Explore Hamburg from the water with a harbor boat trip. Learn facts about the city as you cruise past the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, the several bridges over Elbe River, and the container terminals.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • Discover HafenCity with the Elbe Philharmonic Hall
  • Admire the famous Blohm and Voss shipyard
  • Discover the Fish Market and the Harbor Museum Oevelgönne
  • See the busy container terminals
  • Explore the interesting cruise terminals in Altona and HafenCity
Full description

Embark on a harbor cruise of Hamburg and listen closely to live German narration as you pass the Speicherstadt district, HafenCity, Köhlbrand Bridge, Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and more. See the most iconic of the city's 2,400 structures crossing over the waterways, canals, and harbor basin. Climb aboard the boat and explore the various attractions of the city, depending on the tide and the time of day. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the city and its history as well as the incoming and outgoing ships. Simply sit back and enjoy the fantastic views from the water.

Admire the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its narrow waterways, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the large Blohm and Voss shipyard, and the Köhlbrand Bridge. Finally, finish your tour and disembark at the departure point.

  • Harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (landing stages), bridge 2 or 6. Before joining the tour, please check in at the office on landing Bridge 2 (at the pontoon) or at the main office in the historical building at Bridge 6.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) are subject to water level. It is not possible to cruise through the narrow waterways when the water is at a high or low level. The activity provider will let you know when the water level will be ideal
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1065 reviews

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The comments from the guide were really funny and interesting at the same time. Was very worthwhile. Despite the missed trip at 3 p.m., we were able to join the trip at 4 p.m. without any problems. It's worth it if you haven't sailed through the port of Hamburg before

June 25, 2022

Unfortunately, I also missed the guide on this trip... At least booking through GyG was always 2 to 3 euros cheaper than on site. Also on this trip you had to be there much earlier if you wanted to sit upstairs. We were there about 45 minutes before departure and it was already quite full. Prices for drinks on board quite expensive.

June 19, 2022

Being there early is a must if you have never been to Hamburg or the Landungsbrücken. There are a few providers on site and it is worth checking twice to see if you are with the right provider. The captain was very nice, relaxed and showered us with information. WE RECOMMEND

November 10, 2021

Product ID: 41367