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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

1. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

Admire Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions sparkling at night, marvel at the illuminated Speicherstadt District, and see impressive container ships up-close aboard a 1.5-hour evening cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your nighttime 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 beautifully lit up. 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 shining 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.

Hamburg: Easter Fire Evening Cruise

2. Hamburg: Easter Fire Evening Cruise

Navigate down the Elbe River on a scenic evening cruise in Hamburg. Marvel at the iconic Easter fires and take part in a local tradition. Watch how the pyres are lined up and see the fires start, in a unique annual experience that can only be seen in select areas of Germany. Climb aboard the spacious boat at twilight and begin sailing along the harbor. Take in the smaller Easter fires from your seat as you travel toward Blankenese. Once you arrive, admire how the four traditional pyres are set up, with people lining the shores of the Lower Elbe. Witness how residents burn away the winter with the symbolic fires. Finally, enjoy a safe ride back in the night atmosphere.

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4.3 / 5

based on 49 reviews

The tour was great, the guide was great. However, you should first think about what to expect. Due to the energy crisis, Hamburg is no longer as illuminated as before. Correspondingly dark z. B. the warehouse district. Below deck, cozy and warm at a table, you really don't see that much, despite the glass roof. Rather only shadowy outlines. I was actually a bit frustrated at the time and would have missed the tour at most 1 or 2 stars at this point. However, if you are weatherproof, you can leave the passenger compartment and then have a wonderful view of Hamburg. In the typical gray Hamburg weather, of course, not always so pleasant. We only had a little drizzle, which was easy to bear. The perseverance on deck was actually rewarded with insane views. Conclusion: Light ride in good to moderate weather highly recommended.

The tour itself took a good 1.5 hours through the port of Hamburg, with lots of information about ships, shipping and container transport. At the end we were able to drive through the warehouse district and got some historical insights. The guide was friendly and funny with a typical Hamburg snout :) I found that very appropriate. Price / performance was definitely in order.

Brilliant harbor tour with a real Northern Lights at the wheel and microphone. Navigated everywhere, whether under the container ship, through the lock or in the beautiful warehouse district. I don't know what I liked more - the tour or the sayings, anecdotes and jokes at the right time. Absolute recommendation!

The harbor cruise at night was absolutely amazing! Insanely beautiful to look at and the tour guide commented on the tour with a lot of interesting facts and a lot of wit and good humor. We were all thrilled and would do this tour again in a heartbeat.

Captain Michael professionally guided us through the tour. His calm, clear, friendly and approachable manner, peppered with humor and knowledge, was very enriching. We also had great weather and a bright full moon. A highly recommended tour.