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Hamburg: Evening Illumination Cruise through Harbor

Hamburg: Evening Illumination Cruise through Harbor

From £17.10 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German
Optional audio guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a romantic boat trip through the illuminated Speicherstadt and the Hamburg port sea of light
  • Enjoy fascinating panoramic views of the entire city and take a look at the famous highlights of Hamburg
  • Marvel at the illuminated ocean liners and container cranes, see the Elbe Philharmonic, HafenCity and museum ships
Full description

Experience an 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.

Includes
  • Evening cruise - Speicherstadt section subject to water levels
  • Detailed and specialized port statement
  • Food and drink
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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical complications and a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts. Participants who are under 18 years old must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note that additional ships that do not enter the Speicherstadt can be used
  • The ship will be assigned to you on site
  • Trips take place every day (except Christmas)
  • Departure times vary depending on sunset and tidal calendar. You can see the exact departure times on your ticket in the booking confirmation
  • Please note that 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
  • Note that there is limited outdoor seating, you can freely choose the places
  • An audio app with commentary in English can be downloaded once the tour is booked. Please bring your own headphones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3009 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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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!

20 August 2021

It was a bit difficult to find the right meeting place and the small boat that we had booked on wasn’t running due to high water levels. We were lucky that another larger paddle wheeler was accepting our tickets . The tour was all in German which we knew ahead of time but it was not the route we had bought tickets for. So instead of the canal we got the the shipping port . It was a good evening activity but not what we expected.

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15 March 2020

I got there quite early so I could get some food and drink at a restaurant before boarding. You can check at the kiosk the exact departure time and dock that it leaves from. The boat actually comes in about 1 hour before it departs so you can board early and get a good seat and a beer. The tour is very lovely with views of the old and new harbour. Even though I understand little German intuitively you can get a sense of what is being said and the host is quite funny! Would definitely recommend.

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26 November 2019

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