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Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

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From US$ 23.14 per person

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.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Embark on a boat trip through the illuminated Speicherstadt
  • Enjoy fascinating panoramic views of the entire city from the water
  • Marvel at the illuminated ocean liners and container cranes
  • See the Elbe Philharmonic, HafenCity, and museum ships from the cruise
Full description

Embark on a roundtrip evening cruise from the historical and romantically-illuminated Speicherstadt through the Hamburg harbor's sea of light. Enjoy a boat tour through the Speicherstadt canals and discover the highlights of Hamburg from the water. Learn about 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 Hanseatic city. See the HafenCity University, the Marco Polo Tower, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and the panorama of the district. 

Catch a breathtaking view of 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 witness the activity around the container terminals.

  • Evening cruise
  • The detailed and specialized port statement
  • Captain
  • Live commentary
  • Audioguide via app
  • Live guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the tour operator's office, Rainer Abicht, sales pavilion on the promenade at St. Pauli Piers, Bridge 1, not at the water's edge. Show your ticket when boarding the boat, it will be scanned by a member of staff.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Trips take place every day (except Christmas)
  • 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
  • An audio app with commentary in English can be downloaded once the tour is booked
  • Since the route depends on the tide, it is the decision of the ship's master whether the tour can go-ahead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3345 reviews

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The most beautiful cruise. We just loved learning about how the harbour works and seeing the city from a different angle. If you are English, make sure you download the app before hand and take with your own earphones otherwise you’ll be listening to a guide in English. The app runs very smoothly.

May 8, 2022

The tour was really nice and the guide was both informative and funny! Highly recommend! However, one complaint: it says to be there 30 minutes beforehand to check in (tour scheduled for 21.00, so, 20.30 for us); however, the boat arrived to pick us up 30 minutes late (at 21.30). We were asked to queue up at 20.50, so we expected to be going soon. 21.00 came and went, but there was no boat and the crew did not say anything to us. For me this is not so much a problem, but for my elderly father who has trouble standing for so long, this was not so much of a great start. There are not any convenient places to sit down by the destination point, either. Not much of this would have been a problem, but my real complaint is that there was no communication from the tour guide about this delay. It would have been ideal had the tour guide staff given us a notice that there was a delay, possibly with a time estimate. It's fine if there are delays, I understand this, but please let us know!

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April 21, 2022

Highly recommended with a mega friendly, helpful captain! A breathtaking sight on one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Book the harbor tour here, of course there are also sales on site, but they are cheaper here and it's just as quick and very uncomplicated! Tip is worth it!

August 20, 2021

Product ID: 63724