Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

Activity provider: Hamburg-Stadtführung

Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

Activity provider: Hamburg-Stadtführung

From US$ 31.35 per person

Enjoy a guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie (excluding concert halls) as well as a 1-hour harbor cruise with this combination ticket. Learn exciting information about the Elbphilharmonie from your guide and marvel at the views of Hamburg from the water.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Experience a guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie with a professional guide
  • Enjoy a boat tour of the River Elbe
  • Explore the harbor and the canals of the Speicherstadt
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See Hamburg's exciting new architectural and cultural landmark, the Elbphilarmonie on a guided walking tour, excluding its concert halls. Then see Hamburg from a different perspective on a boat cruise in the harbor.

Enjoy a guided tour of Hamburg's new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie. Learn from your guide about this impressive building. Begin with a tour around the building before riding the world's longest escalator. Then admire great views of Hamburg and the harbor from the Plaza, with interesting commentary from your tour guide. Also included in this tour is an approximately 1-hour harbor boat tour. Travel close to the enormous containerships and admire the Elbphilharmonie from the water. Photograph the building from this unique perspective. If the water level is sufficient, you will also travel through the canals of the Speicherstadt – the Hamburg Warehouse District. The jetty is close to the Elbphilharmonie. Depending on your booked time, you can either visit the Elbphilharmonie first and then take the harbor tour at 11:00, or go on the harbor tour first and then visit the Elbphilharmonie.

  • Ticket for a guided tour at the Elbphilharmonie (if option selected)
  • Ticket for a harbor boat cruise
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Guided tour through the concert halls

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the corner of Am Sandtorkai and Am Kaiserkai. This is right in front of the Mahatma Gandhi bridge. Please do not go directly to the Ebphilharmonie.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The concert halls cannot be visited on this tour because there are several orchestral rehearsals during the day
  • At low tide, the canals of the Speicherstadt cannot be used during the harbor tour
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 698 reviews

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First we had the Elbphilharmonie tour. Start 10:00. The guide was very nice and explained everything very well, until we got to the Elbphilharmonie itself it was 10:40 and at 11:00 you had to be back at the meeting point for the harbor tour. It was a bit hectic. First harbor tour is better. However, after the harbor tour you could go back to the Elbphilharmonie, but you had to get new admission tickets (free of charge).

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October 19, 2021

The sailing trip: we saw a lot of container port and skipper was very knowledgeable about containers and container ships…., But an ok trip. Elbphilharmonie: the guide told a lot about the building and the stories behind it, ok info. if you want to enter the building and think you want to attend a concert at some point. The actual visit to the concert hall, the long escalator and the lookout post are approx. in the middle of the building. The cafe was closed (strangely a high summer in the rain).

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August 2, 2021

The harbor tour that took place at the beginning of the tour was very well organized and the information was conveyed competently and clearly by the captain. We can only thank you again for that. The subsequent tour with guide "Hannes" was incredibly empathetic and responsive to the group. He spanned a great and informative arc around Hamburg, Speicherstadt, flood protection, Elbphilharmonie and Hafencity. We would also like to thank Hannes for the excellent tour. Very competent and selfless. I can only recommend him very much.

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September 20, 2020

Product ID: 97464