1. Germany
  2. Hamburg
  3. Hamburg Port

Hamburg: Evening Illumination Cruise through Harbor

Product ID: 63724
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Enjoy an evening journey from the illuminated Speicherstadt and travel through the Hamburg port. Take a look at the HafenCity, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the St. Pauli Piers.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a romantic boat trip through the illuminated Speicherstadt and the Hamburg port sea of light
  • Enjoy fascinating panoramic views of the entire city and take a look at the famous highlights of Hamburg
  • Marvel at the illuminated ocean liners and container cranes, see the Elbe Philharmonic, HafenCity and museum ships
Full description
Experience a beautiful evening cruise from the historical and romantically-illuminated Speicherstadt through the sea of light that is the Hamburg harbor. Enjoy a great boat tour through the canals of the historic Speicherstadt and discover the highlights of Hamburg from the water. Listen to your expert live German commentator to hear the history behind this intriguing city.

See the Zollkanal, Wasserschloss and the International Maritime Museum and cruise along the modern HafenCity, the newest district in the beautiful Hanseatic city. Take a look at the HafenCity University, the Marco Polo Tower, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the panorama of the district. Also have a breathtaking view of the St. Pauli Piers all the way to Überseebrücke with the museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego.  

Sail through the port's sea of light again and be amazed by the activty around the container terminals.
Includes
  • Evening cruise - Speicherstadt section subject to water levels
  • Detailed and specialized port statement
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

St. Pauli Piers, Bridge 4. Please meet at the tour operator's, Rainer Abicht, sales pavilion on the promenade, not at the water's edge.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Trips take place every day (except Christmas)
• Departure times vary depending on sunset and tidal calendar. You can see the exact departure times on your ticket in the booking confirmation
• Please note that tours to the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) are dependent on the water levels. It is not possible to cruise through the narrow waterways during high and low water levels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2302 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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It was a bit difficult to find the right meeting place and the small boat that we had booked on wasn’t running due to high water levels. We were lucky that another larger paddle wheeler was accepting our tickets . The tour was all in German which we knew ahead of time but it was not the route we had bought tickets for. So instead of the canal we got the the shipping port . It was a good evening activity but not what we expected.

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March 15, 2020

I got there quite early so I could get some food and drink at a restaurant before boarding. You can check at the kiosk the exact departure time and dock that it leaves from. The boat actually comes in about 1 hour before it departs so you can board early and get a good seat and a beer. The tour is very lovely with views of the old and new harbour. Even though I understand little German intuitively you can get a sense of what is being said and the host is quite funny! Would definitely recommend.

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November 26, 2019

We were in Hamburg for work with a client. This Illumination tour that we booked through Get Your Guide was to close our few days work and was a lovely experience. The tour is well organised, a good length and lots of interesting local information shared by the guide. The booking experience in Get Your Guide was very intuitive, easy, fast and efficient. Great online travel service.

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November 13, 2019

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