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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

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See Hamburg Harbor’s famous landmarks illuminated at night, navigate through the sparkling Speicherstadt, and glide past impressive container ships on a 1.5-hour evening cruise with live German commentary.

About this tour

Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 12 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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 evening boat cruise with live commentary in German
  • Discover the lit up waterways of Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district
  • Admire illuminated views of St. Pauli’s Pier and Hafen City on an open deck
  • Get amazing nighttime photo opportunities of famous water-side landmarks
  • Enjoy an exclusive stop to disembark at the iconic Elbphilharmonie
Full description

Admire Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions sparkling at night, marvel at the illuminated Speicherstadt District, and see impressive container ships up-close aboard a 1.5-hour evening cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your nighttime 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 beautifully lit up. 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 shining 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1007 reviews

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The tour itself took a good 1.5 hours through the port of Hamburg, with lots of information about ships, shipping and container transport. At the end we were able to drive through the warehouse district and got some historical insights. The guide was friendly and funny with a typical Hamburg snout :) I found that very appropriate. Price / performance was definitely in order.

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August 6, 2022

Brilliant harbor tour with a real Northern Lights at the wheel and microphone. Navigated everywhere, whether under the container ship, through the lock or in the beautiful warehouse district. I don't know what I liked more - the tour or the sayings, anecdotes and jokes at the right time. Absolute recommendation!

August 2, 2022

The guide had provided a lot of information about the Speicherstadt and the port. The trip was very informative and the flair of driving the ship through the harbor in the dark is really good. Why didn't I give the full 5 stars? On board the ship was a counter including a beer dispenser. I don't understand why this is not occupied in summer and you can't buy cool drinks there, I honestly think that's a bit of a shame. It's also a pity, but it's due to the tides that we couldn't drive all the way to the Speicherstadt, but a larger route was then driven. All in all, you can really recommend the evening harbor tour when you are in Hamburg. What also struck me as a bit stupid was that the tickets weren't checked and everyone could have just stood there. I just don't know that from other GetYourGuide events.

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July 19, 2022

Product ID: 395043