Water activity

Hamburg Harbor: Evening City Lights Barge Cruise

Activity provider: MARITIME CIRCLE LINE
Water activity

Hamburg Harbor: Evening City Lights Barge Cruise

Activity provider: MARITIME CIRCLE LINE

From US$ 27.98 per person

Go on an evening tour on a traditional barge and cruise through the illuminated Hamburg Harbor. Admire the romantic lights and sights of the city from the sparkling water.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover Hamburg in the evening and enjoy the lights of the city from the water
  • Cruise through the historical Speicherstadt on a traditional barge
  • Relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere as your hear commentary from the captain
  • Experience the lively atmosphere and crowds at the container terminals
Full description

Experience Hamburg's Harbor by the evening light on a traditional barge. Take a romantic round-trip voyage through the Hamburg Harbor and enjoy a cozy atmosphere with the illuminated silhouette of the city as your backdrop. Travel through the historic Speicherstadt (depending on the tide) and along the impressive illuminated container terminals. Hear interesting stories of the harbor's history with live moderation from the captain, while relaxing with a drink. Alternatively, pick one of the special tours that take place only occasionally. Choose the special Queen Mary II cruise to accompany Queen Mary II at the Cruise Terminal and then follow her along the River Elbe.

During the boat ride, learn all about the ship from the professional guide. Or, celebrate the Anniversary of Hamburg Harbor onboard a traditional barge. Watch the opening parade to the festival unveil, as the weekend of celebrations will then follow.

  • Barge cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Captain
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your cruise operator at Landungsbrücken, Bridge 10 and show your voucher to a staff member at the booth of the local partner, Maritime Circle Line, to pick up your boarding pass.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • A reservation for a specific time is recommended
  • The boat features undercover areas for use in the event of rain
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 3192 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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Overall good experience. Beautiful view of the city from the water . Very interesting for ship/Harbour enthusiasts as there is a lot of information regarding this . Would be good if the cruise was offered in English as well . The guide was fun and made the experience enjoyable for those onboard .

March 25, 2023

It’s an indoor, fairly warm, small barge; not the big boats shown in the pictures. The office and boat staff did not arrive until fairly near departure time so don’t panic if you don’t see them when you’re early. It should be noted that the whole tour is taken with a knowledgeable guide.. in German. That’s not a criticism, of course - you’re in Germany, after all - but it just meant that we didn’t always know what we were supposed to be looking at or what was being said about it. Some other people on the tour chose to talk all the way through. This became really, really annoying (and disrespectful to the tour guide) but they were not asked to pipe down. Even though it was in German, it was still very disruptive to the tour as a whole and other groups of guests were clearly fed up with the noise as well.

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March 25, 2023

Good value - best available; gave us very good views of warehouse district, Elbphilharmonie, city scape at sunset; also went down river to container port - the ships are even bigger close up. Boat was very crowded, with some people selfishly using 2 seats; I noticed that some people were turned away at departure - maybe they had not prebooked, or you need to turn up early to be sure. Seat quite uncomfortable. Talk in German only (but Googletranslate did it's best for us!)

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 53801