Water activity

Traditional Harbor Tour in Hamburg

Traditional Harbor Tour in Hamburg

From US$ 20.53 per person

Experience the bustling port of Hamburg on this classic harbor cruise. Get to know different areas of the city's harbor, including the historic warehouse district or the ultra-modern Hafencity, and learn all about the port's daily trade and traffic.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Take a classic harbor tour through Hamburg and its bustling port
  • Enjoy a cruise through the historic warehouse district and its charming canals
  • Admire Hamburg's Elbe Bridge, spanning right across the water
  • Drive past the ultra-modern HafenCity
  • Learn interesting facts about the harbor's trade from your skipper
Full description
Get to know Hamburg from the water on this harbor cruise along the Elbe river. Depending on the tide and day, the focus of the tour can be on plenty of different areas and topics. Visit the historic warehouse district featuring picturesque canals, see the ultra-modern Hafencity, or pass under the impressive Elbe Bridge. See Hamburg busy's container terminals and locks, the impressive Blohm & Voss shipbuilding docks, or the famous Köhlbrand Bridge, all while hearing entertaining stories and interesting facts about the city, its port, and the amazing number of incoming and outgoing vessels every day. Learn all about the importance of this bustling port, not just for the city of Hamburg but for the entire world's trade.
  • Harbor tour
  • Live commentary in German
  • 19% tax
  • Drinks (available on board)
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point is at the Landungsbrücken in St. Pauli. Please check in at our office prior to the tour, located near Bridge 6 – Meyer launch. Harbor cruise, your choice of either: Air-conditioned comfort ship, cruise route to container terminals. Departure: Aussenkante Bridge 6 - 10. or Tradition launch boat, route (depending on tides) to eastern harbor and historic warehouse district. Departure: Bridge 2. Beverage service is available on board.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • In case of changes in plans or your schedule, please arrange ticket insurance (not included).
  • Depending on the tide, it may not be possible to sail through certain canals.
Customer reviews

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based on 259 reviews

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Informative and very fun - you disembark with a laugh

Often you have announcements or something similar on ship tours - not so here. The guide on the boat was really great and found just the right amount of information and related fun. So if you want to experience a typical Hamburg seaman, you should definitely book this tour. Also very friendly staff (e.g. at the bar), so that you could feel completely comfortable. Definitely recommendable !!!

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April 8, 2015

Great tour with a very professional guide!!

The harbor tour was very interesting. The guide provided very good information, coupled with some very funny stories! Our group had 6 people in it and we really enjoyed the tour. Also the boat was very lovely, with great gastronomical options at very fair prices! Next time we go to Hamburg we'll definitely pick this provider again.

October 22, 2012

A very fun and stormy tour.

We highly enjoyed the tour out on the rough sea. Very tasty beer on board. The funny commentary got a bit old at times but was also very good at others. Unfortunately you weren't able to see very well out of the front window, but really it wasn't so bad. All in all a very good trip.

June 3, 2012

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