Water activity

Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

Water activity

Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

From US$ 30.41 per person


Experience the unique maritime flair of the Port of Hamburg on a guided cruise of the port. Discover the many facets and impressive dimensions of the port, and learn about its history and current situation.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a multi-faceted tour of the Port of Hamburg
  • See the iconic HafenCity and Elbphilharmonie from another perspective
  • Ride through the port's locks and see the skyline of Hamburg from the water
  • Marvel at the exceptional contrast of tradition and modernity of the port
Full description

Enjoy the unique maritime flair and colorful crowds at the Port of Hamburg on this daily cruise that loops the docks. Thanks to your guide, learn about the history of the port and the city and take an exciting ride through the locks. Discover this gateway to the world up-close onboard a little ship, equally suited to a fleet. Find out just how huge the Port of Hamburg, the second-largest port in Europe, is. Hardly another city in the world is so tied to its port; Hamburg truly developed because of it. The most important sights and the skyline are inextricably linked to it. Experience the contrast between past and present, commerce and culture, the little fishing town along the Elbe, and the state-of-the-art container complexes. You'll also learn about the sinful stretches and fish market, old cutters, and massive cruise and container ships.

  • Guide
  • Port of Hamburg cruise
  • Audio app
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones for audio tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the St. Pauli Piers, Pier 1. The ship departs from Pier 1 and between Piers 4 and 10.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • Small dogs are allowed onboard only with a leash and a muzzle
  • An audio app with commentary in English can be downloaded once the tour is booked. Please bring your own headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3771 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Great unique experience with nice views and some sights not on the usual tourist path. However the English audio guide app we relied on was hit and miss and sometimes we were left sitting there for ages with no understanding of where we were. It seemed shorter and less detailed than the live German tour guide - who spoke in depth about each particular site. Needs work to get the English accessibility improved.

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March 23, 2023

The boat was comfortable, the range of sights was great, the food and drink available was adequate. Not speaking German was a definite disadvantage; the commentary in English was very brief compared to the spoken German commentary. Also, the service started 35 minutes late (although it did ten last 2 hours) with no explanation.

March 23, 2023

The tour was good, but I had booked it to get the English translation on my phone. Could not make the app work, so just enjoyed the view since the live commentary was in German and geared to a German audience. Discovered later there was a brochure downstairs in English with description of main sites. Worth the tour, though, since the Hamburg harbour area is quite amazing and the longer tour is worthwhile.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 48450