Classic 1-hour Hamburg harbor cruise with live commentary
Cruises and boat tours

Classic 1-hour Hamburg harbor cruise with live commentary

Free cancellation
Language: English , German
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Do this because
  • Explore the historic Speicherstadt and the modern Hafen City
  • Admire the famous Elbphilharmonie
  • See the fish market and the container terminal
  • Learn all the important facts about the harbor from your captain
  • Enjoy a daily tour with live commentary from April to October
What to expect

Go on a 1-hour-harbor cruise and experience the fascinating port of Hamburg from the water. Enjoy the maritime atmosphere of the city while you marvel at the Speicherstadt, the Elbphilharmonie or the busy container terminal and pass by the fish market. A harbor cruise is for sure a must-do while in Hamburg!

Learn a lot about the history, future, and development of one of the most important container handling centers in Europe. The experienced captains and deckhands will tell you the highlights, anecdotes and some insider tips about the harbor with much wit and charm.

Buy your open ticket now and go on the cruise within a year from the purchase.

Live commentaries are in German. Every day at 12:00pm live commentary is offered also in English.

English audio guide commentaries can be always accessed through the Rainer Abicht app on your mobile phone. (You have to download the free app before and get the access code on site.)

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What's included
  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • Free choice of the ship
  • Live commentary in German or English (12.00pm April to October)
What's not included
  • Headphones
Reduced price
  • Children (ages 4-14): reduced
  • Infants (ages 0-3): free

St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1, Hamburg, Germany

Meeting point:

Please be at the "Ticket Pavilion" of the Landungsbrücken at least 15 minutes before the chosen start time to be informed about the place of departure.

What to remember
  • You don´t have to choose a time or date yet. Your ticket is valid within a year from the date of purchase
  • For the audio guide in English: before undertaking the cruise, you'll have to download on your phone the free Rainer Abicht app. (Open Google Play Store and search for "Rainer Abicht Audio Guide Hamburg" then click on the green "Install" button. It is recommendable to do this some days in advance taking time and having a stable internet connection.) On site, before the start of the cruise, you will then get from the tour operator the code you need to access the audio guide commentaries
  • English live commentary daily at 12.00pm from April to October, at other starting times, live commentaries are in German
  • Tours to the Speicherstadt are dependent on the water level. At high and low water levels, it is not possible to drive through the narrow waterways
  • Seats are not assigned when buying. You can choose where you want to sit
  • Free choice of bigger or smaller ships for your tour
  • In good weather and heavy demand, the ships depart at least every 5-15 minutes
  • In moderate to bad weather, departure then takes place every 30-40 minutes
  • Depending on the weather, the ships are open or with a closed glass roof
  • The transport of wheelchairs is only possible on some large passenger ships
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German tour departures in summer (Easter to end of October)

  • Mondays to Thursdays between 10.00am and 6.00 pm approximately every 30 minutes
  • Fridays to Sundays: between 10.00am to 6.00pm approximately every 15-30 minutes

German tour departures in winter (November to Easter)

  • Mondays to Fridays between about 10.00am and 5.00pm every 30-45 minutes
  • Saturdays and Sundays between about 10.00 am and 5.00 pm approximately every 30 minutes
  • On 24 December (Christmas Eve), the last round trip will take place at 2.00pm

English tour from April to October

  • Daily at 12.00pm
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Rainer Abicht Elbreederei GmbH & Co. KG
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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