Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise

From $28.41 per person

Admire famous sights along Hamburg’s iconic harbor, glide through the picturesque Speicherstadt, and see impressive container ships up-close on a 1.5-hour cruise with live commentary in German.

About this tour

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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The Original experience

  • Explore Hamburg’s Harbor District on an day-time boat cruise with live commentary in German
  • Discover the waterways of Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district
  • Admire panoramic views of St. Pauli’s Pier and Hafen City on an open deck
  • Get amazing photo opportunities of the city’s famous water-side landmarks
  • Enjoy an exclusive stop to disembark at the iconic Elbphilharmonie
Full description

See Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions from a unique perspective, float past impressive container ships, and discover the historic Speicherstadt District aboard a 1.5-hour cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your 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. 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 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
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • 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
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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
    • Food and drinks

    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

    4.8 /5

    based on 278 reviews

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    The harbor tour was a real experience! Our captain John was brilliant with his specialist knowledge, but he brought it across in a very relaxed and informative manner. Above all, he was able to draw the bow from history to the modern era of container ships. Clear booking recommendation if you are looking for a special tour.

    July 10, 2021

    The experience was great, saw everything that was planned to see and captain Michael was a super guide. Note, as a tip, if you want to visit the Speicherstadt, you must check directly at the dock if the water level allows the ride to take place. Again, nice service, good booking experience and a friendly captain.

    June 28, 2021

    Reiner Abicht has several smaller and larger boats with which various trips are offered at the port. You seem to have only recently been working with GetYourGuide, so not a lot of comments have come together here. The 1.5 hour trip was very pleasant and the captain Jon gave interesting information about Hamburg and the port. I would definitely recommend it to others, but would also be there early to get a comfortable place.

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    June 26, 2021

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