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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

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Admire famous sights along Hamburg’s iconic harbor, glide through the picturesque Speicherstadt, and see impressive container ships up-close on a 1.5-hour cruise with live commentary in German.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide

The Original experience

  • Explore Hamburg’s Harbor District on an day-time boat cruise with live commentary in German
  • Discover the waterways of Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district
  • Admire panoramic views of St. Pauli’s Pier and Hafen City on an open deck
  • Get amazing photo opportunities of the city’s famous water-side landmarks
  • Enjoy an exclusive stop to disembark at the iconic Elbphilharmonie
Full description

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.

  • 1.5-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Exclusive disembarkment at the Elbphilharmonie with optional disembarkment at the tour's original starting point
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Once on the tunnel-like Überseebrücke bridge, start to walk down. Through the windows of the bridge, you will be able to see the boat on the left side of the bridge named "Traute Abicht" with GetYourGuide logos. At the end of the bridge, turn left twice and look for a red GetYourGuide flag and crew members wearing GetYourGuide attire.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Food

Know before you go

  • Please note that the live commentary on this tour is in German only
  • Boats have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions
  •  Please note that the tour of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) is dependent on the water levels. Cruises are scheduled according to the tidal calendar. However, if the tide changes unexpectedly to high or low water levels, then it will not possible for any boats to enter the narrow waterways. If this is the case on the day of your tour, an alternative route will be done
  • Children under 7 don't need a test. In order to trace any infections, the staff will record contact details (via the Luca app or a paper contact form)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3308 reviews

Review summary

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The information about the meeting point was somewhat hidden on our online ticket. A call to the hotline helped us straight away, even on Sundays! The tour was just great! Our captain on the Traute Abicht had a lot of information to tell and was able to get a lot of laughs. Recommended at any time!

October 31, 2022

The tour was just great. Better than on the huge, overcrowded cutters. Our skipper, an Elyas M'barek guy, guided us through the tour in a very humorous and interesting way. He was fun to listen to and super authentic. We drove through the warehouse district and then to the port. All in all great. Take something to drink with you, there is nothing on board. The boat tour was really worth it.

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August 27, 2022

It was a great harbor tour. Very pronounced you have really seen a lot and from the water side you see everything completely differently. Our captain Marco gave a lot of informative stories about everything we saw. Captain Marco explained a lot of things worth knowing in a very pleasant, funny way. (Big thanks to you Marco) Get your guide is, as always, the must-have factor. Something for everyone, simple and uncomplicated bookings. Everything went well this time too. You can't have it any easier and more relaxed. Thank you Get Your Guide Team 100% recommendation

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August 26, 2022

Product ID: 394977