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2-Hour Hamburg Harbour Cruise

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Set sail on an extended cruise along the Hamburg Harbour stretch and witness it from different angles while you discover a unique maritime flair. With live commentary in German, gain a new perspective on the industrial port of Hamburg.


  • With free choice between a traditional barge and a spacious salon, you can sail on the river Elbe and explore the iconic port of Hamburg!

  • A professional and experienced captain on board will narrate interesting anecdotes in German about your surroundings, introducing you to Hamburg’s history and appeal

  • Explore the historic warehouse district of Speicherstadt and discover why it isn’t just open at any time of the day

  • See the HafenCity along with the impressive Elbphilharmonie offering a treat of visual and architectural otherworldliness

  • On this cruise, you will witness a striking contrast between the past and present as you discover the massive container terminals

  • Enjoy a free downloadable audio guide for additional context on the cruise.


  • 2 hr harbour cruise

  • Live commentary in German

  • Choose between a barge or a passenger ship

  • Audio guide available to download


  • Drinks and food

  • Additional gratuities

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

1K Ratings
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Denmark
  • United States
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Denmark
  • United States
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
Guests from Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom and over 9 countries have loved this experience
Thomas Scheel



May, 2024

The harbor tour was very informative and the captain did not lack humor. The only drawback was that we had asked 14 days before our tour whether there was anything to drink on board and were told yes. Well, that wasn't the case and at least we were able to get a little something at the last minute. But otherwise top
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Katja Seiffert



May, 2024

Saw lots of interesting details and heard explanations. Visited areas that are otherwise inaccessible. 100% recommendation!
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Jacob Klinck



Apr, 2024

Nice trip. Please make trips with English guide. In Denmark they tell the story in both danish and English. That works great. English guide on phone sucks.
Josef Haberthuer



Oct, 2023

The no-frills narration made the afternoon a great experience for us. The port and the Speicherstadt are thanks to numerous anecdotes and information paired with the rich drinks menu one a must for every Hamburgerkunder. Thank you and good luck!
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Karen Woods



Jun, 2023

Lovely cruise and efficient booking process. However the App didn't work, even when I managed to download it. Maybe the crew should consider making some of the commentary in English?

Handling more than eight million containers in a year, and lined with a fleet of romantic tour barges and elegant salon ships, Hamburg harbour is the largest seaport in all of Germany! For centuries, this port has been the driving force behind Hamburg’s rising economy. While the port presents itself as a striking image of urbanization and development, it also, much like Venice, has a labyrinth of canals, inducing a feeling of medieval times. Hamburg owes much of its worldly character to the mighty Elbe, the river on which the port is situated.

The extended 2-hour tour of the port of Hamburg is nothing short of an adventure. With informative and interesting facts imparted by an experienced captain on board the cruise, you will leave with a better and deeper understanding of the affairs that take place within the harbour shores. By the time you’re done with the cruise, you’ll be thorough with container terminals, having a better understanding of terms like dry dock, TEU, RoRo, and more. A detour to the historic Speicherstadt will take you through narrow crisscrossing canals and numerous bridges offering picturesque views of Neo-Gothic brick buildings.

What to bring

  • A passport or ID is required.

  • You are welcome to bring your own headphones or purchase some on-site.


  • The passenger ships MS RIVER STAR and MS HAMBURG as well as the paddle wheeler MS LOUISIANA STAR can be accessed barrier-free via a gangway and have corresponding sanitary facilities. Due to the conditions on-site, no information can be provided in advance regarding the exact time the above ships are used in the harbour cruise (no fixed departure times).

  • The luxury barges, as well as the traditional barge, can not be accessed barrier-free.

  • Transportation of wheelchairs is only possible on a large passenger ship.

Additional information

  • Note: If you want to cruise through the Speicherstadt, you should opt for the barge as the bridges in the Speicherstadt region are too low for large passenger ships to get through.

  • Outside food is not allowed.

  • Please note that all harbour cruises aboard little barges are subject to the tide.

  • The boats will have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly after purchase.

  • Please display the same along with a valid photo ID at the time of redemption.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your voucher at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, Brücke 1 Hamburg, 20359 Germany.

  • You will receive the access code directly from the staff on-site when boarding, or on the brochures laid out on-site.

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

  • These Bus lines stop near St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken: 112.

  • These Subway lines stop near St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken: U3.

  • These S-Bahn lines stop near St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken: S1, S3.

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