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Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

From US$ 14.75 per person

Enjoy an exciting 1-hour harbor cruise and explore the city of Hamburg from the water. Learn interesting facts about Hamburg as you cruise past the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, and the busy container terminals.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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  • Discover HafenCity with the Elbe Philharmonic Hall
  • Admire the famous Blohm + Voss shipyard
  • Discover the Fish Market and the Harbor Museum Oevelgönne
  • See the busy container terminals
  • Explore the interesting cruise terminals in Altona and HafenCity
  • Cruise through the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district)
  • Discover interesting facts about the sights in Hamburg
Full description
A visit to Hamburg without a tour through the harbor is almost unthinkable. No other city in Europe has more bridges than Hamburg, not even Venice. Approximately 2,400 structures cross over the waterways, canals, and harbor basin. Climb aboard the boat and explore the various attractions in the city, depending on the tide and the time of day. Admire the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its narrow waterways, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the large Blohm and Voss shipyard, the Köhlbrand Bridge, and much more. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the city and its history as well as the incoming and outgoing ships. Simply sit back and enjoy the fantastic views from the water.
  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • VAT
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants who are over 18 years and older must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts and proof of medical complications. Students who are under 18 years old may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 7 years old and not in school do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Each day, the barges and passenger ships depart about once an hour between 11:00 and 15:00 from the St. Pauli Landing Stages, at Bridge 2 or at Bridge 6.
  • Tours of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) are subject to water level. It is not possible to cruise through the narrow waterways when the water is at a high or low level. The tour operator will let you know when the water level will be ideal.
  • You need a smartphone to use the English audio guides. The free version of the app is available from the App Store and Google Play.
  • This tour is suitable for wheelchair-bound participants.
Customer reviews

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based on 889 reviews

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Overall, the trip was very amusing because the captain Jannik told everything with a lot of humor and charm. Since it was very warm that day, we would have liked to have more open windows. Unfortunately, that didn't work. Nevertheless it was a nice tour that we would do again.

July 27, 2020

Nice view of the harbor

The view is nice, you get a good look at the harbor activities. However, it's not clear how to get the English version of the tour. The tour is advertised in English as well, but you get on the boat, we're greeted by the crew, then you await the departure and throughout the ride you enjoy a pleasant background voice in German. No indication on how you could get a translation.

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November 14, 2016

The trip was good and pleasant

It was a nice pleasant trip through the Hamburg harbour. But the boat which was used were not expected. I saw some pictures on the page as a larger boat but the real one was small and not so comfortable. Update the web page with the real boat which will be used

August 29, 2016

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