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Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

Activity provider: Hamburger Stadtrundfahrt -
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From US$ 45.41 per person

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Experience the best of Hamburg by land & water. This combo ticket includes a 1-day ticket hop on hop off bus tour, a harbor cruise and a cruise on the Alter Lake. Get on or off the bus at any of the tour's 20 stops, such as Harbor Piers or the Reeperbahn.

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Duration 3 days
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Audio guide included
English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese


  • See the highlights of Hamburg from a double-decker bus on Line A
  • Enjoy onboard narration with a headset and choice of 11 languages
  • Hop on and hop off during the bus tour for one day
  • Take a 1-hour harbor cruise
  • See the magnificent villas on a 1-hour Alster Lakes cruise
  • Enjoy a fish appetizer at Tom & Konsorten
Full description
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.
  • 1-day ticket for sightseeing bus tour
  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • 1-hour Alster Lake cruise
  • Voucher for a cup of tea
  • Narration via headsets (German, English, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese)
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Board at any of the 20 stops on the route. A detailed link is provided after booking.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The 3 sections of the tour (bus tour, harbor cruise, Alster Lake cruise) can each be done once within a 3 day period. However, you do not need to participate in all 3 on the same day.
  • Line A Entrance: Central Station/Kirchenallee & St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1-2
  • (or start your sightseeing tour at 20 other bus stops of line A)
  • Duration without exit: 90 minutes
  • Harbor Cruise Entrance: St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, Bridge 1 or 4
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Alster Round Trip Entrance: Jungernstieg jetty
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Harbor Cruise in English: April to October daily at 12 noon
  • The Alster steamers have an Audio Guide System in English.
  • The Line A sightseeing tours are presented live by certified guides in German (in addition, further languages are offered in some buses through a GPS-controlled audio system and headphones: English, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese. Headphones will be provided free of charge on the bus.)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 167 reviews

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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.

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July 24, 2022

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.

October 9, 2021

The live presentations in the hop buses and on the boats were great, but unfortunately, at least in the buses, they should no longer be available from next year. It should also be noted that this is not a ticket for 3 days, but a day ticket that can be used on one of 3 days.

November 7, 2019

Product ID: 25821