Hamburg Sailing trips & boat tours

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Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

1. Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

If you want to see where the heart of Hamburg beats, you have to take to the water. That's why the Alster and harbor tours are integral components of the sightseeing tour. Allow yourself to be whisked off into the secrets of the maritime world by a humorous 'harbor expert' on board the barge, and enjoy the sight of the magnificent villas and Hanseatic way of life during your Alster tour.

Hamburg: Private Harbor Tour by Boat

2. Hamburg: Private Harbor Tour by Boat

Come onboard and see the many different and beautiful sights of the city of Hamburg on a private harbor cruise. The itinerary of the tour is flexible, depending on the tides and daily events. Marvel at Speicherstadt, the historic warehouse complex with its fleets, and see the modern Harbor City. Admire the numerous bridges over the Elbe river, the bustling locks and container terminals. You will see the Köhlbrand Bridge and much more. Learn about the city, its history, the incoming and outgoing seagoing ships and everything else you might be interested in. Sit back and enjoy the view of the city from the water on one of the sun decks or in one of the air-conditioned salons with large panoramic windows.

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4.1 / 5

based on 115 reviews

Das Kombiticket mit Alster- und Elbschifffahrt ist absolut empfehlenswert und zum Preis von 48 € Top. Es hat alles super geklappt. Bei der Elbfahrt kann man sogar aussuchen ob man mit der Bär kasse durch die Speicherstadt oder lieber mit dem grossen Schiff zu den Containerschiffen fahren möchte. Wir hatten die Barkasse gewählt, eine tolle Rundfahrt mit Comedieprogramm genossen! In den Bussen hatten wir immer einen Platz (ausserhalb von Ferien). Tipp: Falls man in den Park Planten un Blomen möchte bei der Bustour dort aussteigen, hier sind die öffentlichen Anbindungen nicht so gut wie an anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten.

Bus drivers were informative re: boat tickets (since the website/app we’re not very detailed); neither lake or river cruises has English translation, but still very beautiful and scenic; was able to do all 3 in 1 day (we only had 1 day in Hamburg) - great way to see everything, if you don’t have a lot of time.

The offer offers the perfect price-performance ratio. It is important to know that you have to start with the bus tour and get the tickets for the boat trips there. We did the bus tour on day 1 and the two boat trips on day two. We would book this combination again and were completely satisfied :-)

We did the bus, harbor and Alster tour at the beginning of our stay in Hamburg, because the tours showed us the most beautiful and interesting corners and destinations and we saw practically everything in one go and could visit again later. Was really a great experience.

Good and educational trip. Sönke was an excellent Danish-speaking guide with good humor!