1. Germany
  2. Hamburg
  3. Alster Lake

City Tour with Harbor and Alster Cruise

Product ID: 41480
Explore Hamburg with a 1-day ticket for a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get on and off the bus at any of the stops and explore the Hanseatic city at your own pace. Enjoy a boat cruise in the harbor and on the Alster River with the best views of the city.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy the benefits of a combo ticket for a hop-on hop-off bus tour, harbor cruise, and Alster boat cruise
  • Discover Hamburg at your own pace on the hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Get on and off at any of the stops as often as you want
  • Spend as much time as you wish at the interesting sights in the city
  • See the beloved St. Michael's Church and admire the views of Hamburg from above
  • Stroll around the Outer Alster Lake and be amazed by the number of green areas in the Hanseatic city
  • Visit the bustling landing stages
  • Enjoy a wonderful end to your day with a fantastic cruise in the harbor and on the Alster River
Full description
Discover Hamburg at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Get on and off at the stops as often as you want and explore the most interesting sights in the city on your own. Alternatively, you can stay seated on the bus and admire the scenery of the city during the tour.

See the beloved St. Michael’s Church and enjoy the views over Hamburg. Marvel at the impressive Hamburg Rathaus and enjoy shopping on the magnificent Jungfernstieg. Stroll around the Outer Alster Lake and discover the green areas of the Hanseatic city.

Stop at the landing stages and visit the Hard Rock Café or the Speicherstadt (warehouse district). Finish off the day with a harbor cruise with fantastic views of the city. Be enchanted by the charming “St. Georg” steamboat and admire the wonderful view of the Jungfernstieg.
  • Hop-on hop-off bus day-ticket
  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • 45-minute boat cruise on the Alster River

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Meeting point

Hamburg Central Station/Kirchenallee (blue line bus stop) Hop-on hop-off bus tour: start at Hamburg Central Station or the Landing Stages (scheduled departures) Harbor cruise: start at the St. Pauli Landing Stages between bridges 1-4 - look out for the “Abicht” boats (scheduled departures) Alster boat cruise: start at Jungfernstieg, pier 4 (scheduled departures)

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Important information
Know before you go
Hop-on hop-off bus tour:
Start at Hamburg Central Station (scheduled departures)
Tours run hourly between 09:45 and 16:45

Harbor cruise:
Start at the St. Pauli landing stages between bridges 1-4 (look out for the “Abicht” boats)
In the winter, tours run hourly between 11:00 and 16:00
In the summer, tours run every 30 minutes between 10:00 and 18:00

Alster cruise:
Start at Jungfernstieg, pier 4 (train station: Jungfernstieg)
Starting times can vary from season to season.
Summer: 25 March – 30 October, tours run hourly between 10:45 and 16:45
Winter: 01 November – 31 December, tours run daily at 11:15, 12:45 and 14:15 from Pier 2
Duration: 45 minutes (Summer)/1 hour (Winter)

Departure times and points are subject to change.

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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A waste of time

The harbour tour only went round the container terminal and then quickly past any sights worth seeing. And there was not English commentary offered. The English guide forgot to give the English interpretation at times. We had to get off the tour in the middle to get our tickets, so we had very little time for the Alster trip. The bus was very run down when compared to other companies buses, and the tour starts 45 mins later than the others. I would never recommend this tour.

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July 21, 2014


Actually Very good guide !

June 23, 2014

Sehr informativ und nett

October 19, 2019

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HCT Hamburg Citytours GmbH

Product ID: 41480