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  • Hamburg: Line A Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    1. Hamburg: Line A Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    The Line A sightseeing tour leads you through Hamburg's highlights: along the Speicherstadt (warehouse city) and harbor city to the shopping areas of the town! Experience the wonderful villas in Harvestehude, the Outer Alster lake, the city hall, several museums, the famous Reeperbahn and the harbor. Your day ticket enables you to hop on and hop off at 20 bus stops. All Red Double Decker bus tours are fully escorted. A GPS steered audio system offers narration in 11 languages via headsets: English, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese. Lean back and enjoy the all-round view. In nice weather the bus goes open top!

    Good easy to find, Fr. Schmidt and her employees where absolutely friendly and helpful. Aa the 20 stops or the final get on-get-off time wasn't available on get your guide and not via telephone service, the best idea was to ask Frau Schmidt directly. Recommended sightseeing tour!

  • Hamburg: Hop-On/ Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Classic Line

    2. Hamburg: Hop-On/ Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Classic Line

    Begin your guided sightseeing tour of Hamburg by boarding a wonderful yellow and red double-decker bus. You’ll then drive around the vast Alster Lakes, over the Jungfernstieg, and to the town hall on this hop-on-hop-off tour.  Along your journey, you’ll make 15 stops and have the chance to pause at each location, continuing on with a later bus if you wish. You’ll see many tourist attractions along the way, including St. Michel Church, the court of justice district, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Hafencity. You'll also visit the fish market, St. Pauli Piers, and the beloved St. Georg district as your expert guide provides interesting facts and useful tips along the way. Weather permitting, the roof of the bus will be opened for fantastic city views.

  • City Tour of Hamburg with Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket

    3. City Tour of Hamburg with Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket

    Discover Hamburg your own way with a hop-On hop-Off ticket. Get on and off the bus whenever you want, at any of the stops, and take as much time as you like to see the interesting attractions. You can also take it easy, stay on the bus, and enjoy the view as you ride around the city. Take a break at the St. Pauli Piers and visit the Hard Rock Café. Visit the exciting historical warehouse district and the Miniatur Wunderland model railway, or take a tour around the harbor. Stroll across Hans Albers Square along the Reeperbahn, all the way to Große Freiheit (Great Freedom) on the newly dedicated Beatles Square. Scale the beloved St. Michaelis Church and admire Hamburg from above. Admire the imposing City Hall, and give in to your shopping urges in the stores along magnificent Jungfernstieg. Stroll around the Outer Alster Lake and admire its beautiful views, and find out how much green sp...

    Read the ticket in detail as it is only in small print that it identifies exactly which of the many bus tours that leave from outside the station you are actually booked on.

  • Hamburg: City Cruise on Alster Lake

    4. Hamburg: City Cruise on Alster Lake

    Sail past the famous Alster Fountain and under the Lombards bridge directly to the Outer Alster. See beautiful residential areas and sights, such as the Hotel Atlantic, Blue Mosque, U. S. Consulate General, or Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Discover the city´s stunning panorama with its church spires and bridges, as well as the natural life along the lakeside with its many water birds and rare plants.

    It was a wonderful trip. The scenery was beautiful and the Captain was very informative and witty.

  • Hamburg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Family Ticket

    5. Hamburg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Family Ticket

    Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Hamburg to explore the city’s highlights with a family ticket, valid all day long for up to 2 adults and 3 children aged 6 to 14. Hop on and off wherever you want to discover all the sights. Make multiple stops and create your own itinerary for a perfect day of sightseeing. Stop to learn more about the exciting history of the Speicherstadt or visit the Miniatur Wunderland model railway. Visit the famous Reeperbahn, climb the beloved St. Michaelis Church to admire Hamburg from above, or browse the shops along Jungfernstieg. With this family ticket you can experience it all. Bus stops: 1: Kirchenallee/Main station 2: Marco Polo Terraces/HafenCity 3: Kehrwiederspitze (Historic warehouse district) 4: The piers of St. Pauli 5: Reeperbahn 6: St. Pauli Piers/S railway station 7: St. Michaelis Church (Michel) 8: Rathaus/Reesendamm - opposite ...

  • Hamburg Combo: Hop On Hop Off & Water Ticket / Harbor Cruise

    6. Hamburg Combo: Hop On Hop Off & Water Ticket / Harbor Cruise

    Create your own sightseeing tour: wherever you want to stop, you can just hop off the bus and then hop back on later. Combine your 1-day ticket for sightseeing tour Line A with a water ticket. You can choose a  water program on the Elbe or Alster.  You can choose between: • 1-hour harbor cruise (St. Pauli piers 1+4) • 1-hour Alster tour (Jungfernstieg jetty)

    Well organised tour, friendly staff, good value for money. What more can you ask for? 5 stars!

  • Hamburg: Downtown, Alster & Alternative Areas Bike Tour

    7. Hamburg: Downtown, Alster & Alternative Areas Bike Tour

    Discover the contrasts of Hamburg on an exciting bike tour through the Hanseatic city. The tour convenes at Dammtor, just 10 minutes from the bike shop. After you have chosen a suitable bike for yourself, ride towards Sternschanze, through the historical neighborhood of Schröderstift, Sternschanzenpark, and the actual district with its alternative cultural activities. Continue on along Hafenstrasse in St. Pauli through the Portuguese quarter to Neustadt. Find out more about the project of the artist cooperative “Komm in de Gänge” and pass through the sophisticated boutique scenery along the Inner Alster Lake. Visit the Kontorhaus district from the 1920s and visit the “Münzviertel” in Hammerbrook, a representative case for the discussion on socially responsible city use. Ride on to St. Georg, where you will find contrasts of multicultural life. The route takes you on to the Inner Alster...

    The tour was fun and is recommended to get a fast overview of the city and see the alleys where you usually do not come. The guide was energetic, but not very knowledgeable about history or architecture, and did speak only moderate english.

  • Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

    8. Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

    The crew will welcome you aboard the sailing ship for your private cruise on the Alster River in Hamburg. Under the guidance of your experienced skipper you’ll enjoy, explore, and experience Hamburg from the water. Experience a fantastic sailing trip with a unique maritime flair in the heart of Hamburg. The skipper can customize the tour to suit your interests. You can decide how much time you want to allot to water sports, entertainment, and information. Discover a pirate treasure at the top of a church tower, a bridge named after a U.S. president, the White House in Hamburg, a seamen’s church far away from the harbor, and a mosque far away from the Islamic world. This and much more awaits you on the tour!

  • Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

    9. Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

    Explore the northern German metropolis of Hamburg on foot and learn more about the fascinating stories of the city and its history. With a trusty guide, discover the HafenCity district, a growing area of novel inner-city architecture and public spaces on the Elbe. Admire the fascinating Elbphilharmonie and impressive harbor vistas. As Europe’s second biggest port, Hamburg has always been open to adventurers and travelers from around the world. You’ll also visit the UNESCO-listed warehouse district called Speicherstadt, which translates from German to ‘City of Warehouses’. Spend some time admiring its unique charm and listen to facts about the largest warehouse district in the world to be built on timber pile foundations. Tour the city center, home to the beautiful town hall. Here the architecture and the symbolism of the sculptures will tell you a lot about Hamburg's tradition and pas...

  • Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    10. Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    Explore Hamburg on this 3.5-hour bike tour. From the Reeperbahn to the Alster River – experience the charm of this port city. The tour begins at the office in St. Pauli. From here you ride through Heiligengeistfeld to the Outer Alster Lake and the Inner Alster Lake. Ride past the Town Hall, the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and St. Michael's Church. Back in St. Pauli, you head to the piers and the world-famous Reeperbahn. You make a stop at each attraction, where you’ll discover interesting facts and information from your guide, take photos, and ask questions. During the tour you’ll have a coffee break, where you can soak up the atmosphere of the city. Hamburg is very flat and the ride is easy going. This tour is therefore suitable for all ages and riding abilities.

    Einfach super! Sehr gut organisiert und extrem nett und freundlich durchgeführt.

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What people are saying about Alster Lake

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,813 reviews

The tour was very good. Unfortunately, the times given here at Getyourguide do not match. It was stated until 4.45 p.m. but that is the time when the last tour ends. But the people on site were so friendly, because there were more people who booked through this portal that the guys packed the bus again and then we went. A clean affair and thanks again to the team on site who handled the portal's error so confidently ... a 6 for the portal. Used once and never again. Better to arrange everything on site.

Bus drivers were informative re: boat tickets (since the website/app we’re not very detailed); neither lake or river cruises has English translation, but still very beautiful and scenic; was able to do all 3 in 1 day (we only had 1 day in Hamburg) - great way to see everything, if you don’t have a lot of time.

We were very satisfied, our guide "Kev" did a great job as a Hamburg original and entertained us consistently.

Great day thank you very much. Exellent guide and driver!!!!

The driver and tour guide were very nice and friendly.