Water activity

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Water activity

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

From US$ 19.50 per person


Experience a harbor cruise in Hamburg and explore the city from the water. See the warehouse district, HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, and the container terminals.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide


  • Explore the historical Speicherstadt and the modern Hafen City
  • Admire the new Elbphilharmonie in full glory
  • See the interesting Fischmarkt and the Docks von Blohm and Voss
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of the busy container terminals and discover the cruise ship terminal
  • Learn all the important facts about the Port of Hamburg
Full description

Discover Hamburg on a harbor cruise and admire views of the warehouse district and HafenCity. See the city with the most bridges in Europe, with approximately 2,400 structures over water, canals, channels, and docks. Climb aboard the boat and discover the many different attractions and sights in the city, depending on the tides and the day's events.

Explore the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its canals, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the Köhlbrand Bridge, and much more. Along the way, learn more about the city, its history, the incoming and outgoing ships, and anything else that interests you. Sit back and admire the views of the city on the sun deck or in the air-conditioned lounge with large panoramic windows.

  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • English commentary via free audio app download
  • Access to sun deck or air-conditioned lounge
  • Food onboard
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Please note that tours of 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
  • Summer & Fall: In good weather conditions and with high demand, boats depart every 5-15 minutes. In moderate to bad weather, you can board the boat at any time and boats depart every 30-40 minutes
  • During Winter & Spring: In moderate to bad weather, you can board the boat at any time, boats depart every 45 minutes
  • Boats have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions
  • Transportation of wheelchairs is only possible on a large passenger ship. Please contact the tour operator if required
  • Boarding on the barge: St. Pauli Landing Stages, Bridge 1
  • Boarding on the passenger ship: St. Pauli Landing Stages, Bridge 4-9 (please register at Bridge 4)
  •  An audio app with commentary in English can be downloaded once the tour is booked. Please bring your own headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1518 reviews

Review summary

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wonderful ship, comfortable and spacious. tour was exciting. Have to say though that an English guide was advertised and it really left a lot out. It was not exciting and there were long intervals of silence. You can't rewind or hear parts you missed either, which for a recording seems like it should be available, The English audio guide should be updated so everyone can enjoy the tour description and not just German speakers.

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March 24, 2023

It was a nice and informative activity. The English audio guide was useful although the live German commentary provides more information given the many silent moments there were in the English audio while the German commentary continued. Be sure to download the app and have speakers. Drinks on board are expensive (10.50€ for an Aperol Spritz). Be sure to get a fish brötchen on one of the stands on the boardwalk after the tour!

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March 24, 2023

Nice ship. The interior was Beautiful. We book english speaking tour but still in German. But overall a nice a quick journey around the harbour. This ship cannot go into the canals but just out to the large container terminals. The guide was good - if you are ok with German.

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 48115