Water activity

Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

Water activity

Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

From US$ 23.59 per person


Enjoy an evening journey from the illuminated Speicherstadt and travel through the Hamburg port. Take a look at the HafenCity, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall ,and the St. Pauli Piers.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Embark on a boat trip through the illuminated Speicherstadt
  • Enjoy fascinating panoramic views of the entire city from the water
  • Marvel at the illuminated ocean liners and container cranes
  • See the Elbe Philharmonic, HafenCity, and museum ships from the cruise
Full description

Embark on a roundtrip evening cruise from the historical and romantically-illuminated Speicherstadt through the Hamburg harbor's sea of light. Enjoy a boat tour through the Speicherstadt canals and discover the highlights of Hamburg from the water. Learn about the history behind this intriguing city.

See the Zollkanal, Wasserschloss, and the International Maritime Museum, and cruise along the modern HafenCity, the newest district in the Hanseatic city. See the HafenCity University, the Marco Polo Tower, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and the panorama of the district. 

Catch a breathtaking view of St. Pauli Piers all the way to Überseebrücke with the museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. Sail through the port's sea of light again and witness the activity around the container terminals.

  • Evening cruise
  • The detailed and specialized port statement
  • Captain
  • Live commentary
  • Audioguide via app
  • Live guide

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Trips take place every day (except Christmas)
  • Tours to the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) are dependent on the water levels. It is not possible to cruise through the narrow waterways during high and low water levels
  • An audio app with commentary in English can be downloaded once the tour is booked
  • Since the route depends on the tide, it is the decision of the ship's master whether the tour can go-ahead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3855 reviews

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Though the tour guide doesn’t speak English, it was still an enjoyable tour. The app doesn’t give as much info as the tour guide it felt like but it felt satisfactory for me. If you have someone who can translate for you, it’s probably be even more so. But almost no boat tours here are in English so this is a good middle.

April 20, 2023

Beautiful views, great price. But just FYI, if you don’t speak German there’s an app to download for your preferred language. But the app only tells you about certain locations, and the tour guide was speaking in German the entire time and giving great stories. Even though I don’t speak German I took my headphones out after a while to try and join in on the jokes! The tour guide seemed very knowledgeable and entertaining, I just wish the app was giving more information.

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March 1, 2023

There were two different ships at the dock and it was not clear which one it was since both had the same name. We arrived 30 minutos before the time of departure but the outside tables of the boat were already full. Since it was warm we did not wanted to stay inside the boat. An employee from the boat helped us to find 3 chairs to sit outside with no table. He was very friendly and thanks to him we could enjoy a little bit of the wind and the views. I recommend arriving more than 30 minutes ahead. The audio guide is fully in German.

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August 25, 2022

Product ID: 63724