Hamburg Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour on Red Double Decker Bus

Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg Hop on Hop off Tour Red Double Decker
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Paper ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover vibrant and historic Hamburg on this hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour.  With your single-day pass, relax for the full loop, or design an itinerary with 29 possible stops like St. Michael Church, St. Pauli Fish Market, and the renowned Reeperbahn red-light district. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-air viewing deck (weather permitting) and onboard commentary in English and German. Upgrade to add a harbor cruise.
  • The most convenient and comprehensive way to see the city
  • Hop on and off the open-top, double-decker bus as many times as you like
  • Visit top Hamburg attractions including Reeperbahn and St. Michael Church
  • Upgrade your ticket with a harbor cruise

What's Included

  • 11 languages Audio Guide commentary on the bus
  • Sightseeing Tour Hop on Hop off – Dayticket
  • Gratuities
  • Restroom on board

Meeting and Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 5/8/2024 - 10/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

  • 11/1/2024 - 6/6/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

What To Expect

With your day tour ticket, see the best of Hamburg by bus with onboard commentary offering snippets of local history in English and German. Hop aboard the bus at St. Pauli port or at Central Station, and enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own schedule, pace and tour duration. 

Grab a comfortable seat in either the indoor or open-air seating section (weather dependent) and take in the sights along the full route. Sit through the entire loop, or hop off at any of the 29 stops (full itinerary listed below) to explore top city landmarks.

Soak up the prestige of Town Hall and get a dose of German expressionist architecture at the elaborate Chilehaus. Then tour the lively St. Pauli fish market—visited by some 70,000 people every Sunday—and Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn red-light district. For a glimpse of Hamburg’s maritime history, upgrade to include a cruise through the city harbor. Float by container ship terminals, the picturesque warehouse district and the eye-catching Elbphilharmonie concert hall. (Cruise runs from April to October only.)

Disembark at any stop along the route to end your tour. Easy!
Hop-on-Hop-off Sightseeing Tour Line A

20 Stops

7 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: Hop-on-Hop-off Sightseeing Tour Line A : Departures Monday to Thursday St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1-2, stop no. 1: 9:55 a.m. to 14:55 p.m. every 60 minutes // Hauptbahnhof/Kirchenallee, stop no. 7: 10:05 a.m., to 15:05 p.m. every 60 minutes // Departures Friday & Sunday St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1-2, stop no. 1: 9:25 a.m. to 14:55 p.m., every 30 minutes. // Hauptbahnhof/Kirchenallee, stop no. 7: 09:35 a.m. to 15:05 p.m., every 30 minutes.// Departures Saturday St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1-2, stop no. 1: 9:25 a.m. to 15:55 p.m., every 30 minutes. // Hauptbahnhof/Kirchenallee, stop no. 7: 09:35 a.m. to 16:05 p.m., every 30 minutes. //

Port of Hamburg



Auf dem Sande









Planten un Blomen

Hamburg Messe (Eingang Mitte)


Neuer Jungfernstieg


Großer Burstah

St. Michael's Church


Points of interest passed by on this route

Port of Hamburg




Planten un Blomen

St. Michael's Church


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Are pets allowed on board?

A:Well-behaved dogs are permitted but must be on a leash at all times and may not sit on the seats.

Jun 2023

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334 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Great city to explore
RICK_L, Mar 2024
City Hall square & the Parliament are beautiful. Many historical places to visit. The hop on & off stops are in good walking distance.
Terrible! No show
Joseph_T, Dec 2023
It wasn’t there when we arrived. On the day they only had two tours, one at 10am and another at 12pm. This was not stated when I booked the tour so I want my money back please
Miskir_A, Dec 2023
It was one of my best travel experiences. Great service! If anyone wants a tour I’d say viator is the best Thank you
The first longharied Bus Driver was rude and stupid. He did not stop at all required stops. The second driver did not tr
Jeff_B, Oct 2023
Nothing much was memberable about Hamburg except when got off one stop and did some shopping downtown. Overall Hamburg doesn't offer that much to see.
Would have been 5* had the English commentary not stopped working.
David_L, Oct 2023
Walked from cruise ship, through the Elba tunnel to bus stop 1. Gt way to see Hamburg. 4* due to English commentary/channel one, stopped working.
Terrible communication and tour
Curt_K, Oct 2023
That we were told the bus would be waiting at the ship terminal. Total fabrication! We all had to pay an additional amount to take the train into town AND the earphones did not work on English!? Tour was pretty worthless. Would like a refund!
Mark_D, Oct 2023
Driver at stop 19, didn't stop despite our waving and yelling. Leaving in in a very cold rain. Overall a very nice route
From the cruise ship, a...
Robert_H, Oct 2023
From the cruise ship, a group of us could not find the stop, not clearly marked by St Michael's Church, wrong side of the street, not obvious. Was feardful to get off, not confident another bus would come by in a timely manner. The dialogue was limited with too much empty time. Surely there was more to talk about
Hop on bus
John_P, Sep 2023
Earbud listening was difficult due to German language broadcasting over the loudspeaker. The ride was nice.
Take your focus meds!
AnneMarie_A, Sep 2023
Even though you could hear the English language on the earphones, the German language on board is so loud it’s distracting to you. Driver was nice, bus was clean.
Disappointing experience
Warren_R, Jun 2023
The stop nearest our hotel (stop 16) has been taken off the route, but it is still on the brochure and also was not mentioned on our printed voucher. We spent time looking for the sign and in frustration, walked to the next stop where we saw the bus coming. The stop location sign was not easily located, but the driver had seen us wave and waited as we ran across the square to the stop. The driver was very nice. We used the headphones provided to listen to the information in English, but quite a few times, the pre recorded itinerary did not match the buildings we were passing. When we passed the former stop 16, the pre recorded itinerary still included it and the only indication that it was no longer a stop was said by the driver in German, which my husband understood.
Would skip city next time.
Caitlin_C, Jun 2023
As we arrived in the city and started heading to one of the locations we noticed that the tour required printed voucher which we did not have as all other hop on hop off tours worked with us using our phones to show we purchased the ticket. It then began downpouring rain, thunder and lightning. The voucher said it was good for 24 hours so we were going to attempt it again in the morning as our time was from 2pm and was supposed to be for 24 hrs but the next day it showed completed at 9am. We reached out the day before to check if they would take a digital voucher but never heard back. Ended up just leaving the city and heading to our next destination.
Overall a fun tour, some challenges
Elizabeth_Y, Jun 2023
We found it difficult to find the stops, and to initially board the bus. Even though the front desk staff gave us good directions to get to the stop closest to us, it took an hour to finally find a bus stop. I never saw numbers on the signs to mark the stops, so I found that part equally challenging. Listening to the audio in English was hard to hear over the recored info that was in German.
Hop on hop off in Hamburg
Evelyn_C, May 2023
We had fun taking this hop on hop off with other friends from the cruise. We have to take it around one time and find out which one we like to take off so it’s worth the pay.
Beautiful day in hamburg
sharon_b, May 2023
Went around twice the weather was beautiful got off and on as scheduled bus was always on time only hard part was finding the number one stop from cruise ship
Awesome bus ride
MaCeleste_O, May 2023
The Hamburg hop on hop off bus was an awesome experience. The Bus driver was funny. He and his colleague were very helpful upon boarding and leaving the bus. They were also very knowledgeable about side storues of each of the stops and everything in between other stops.
Great way to see the city but audio didn’t work
Manon_L, Mar 2023
We used the hop on/hop off to see Hamburg whilst docked from a cruise ship for the day! A great way to see a fair bit of the city and easy to use with a pram But Our headphones to give us a bit of info as we went around didn’t work ( could hear multiple languages no matter which number on the dial we used) and we tried moving seats to try another.
Excellent value for money way to see Hamburg.
Robert_W, Jan 2023
Efficient service and a lovely city. The city is way better than expected. The hop on hop off experience was the best and most reasonable method of seeing what Hamburg has to offer. Thoroughly recommend.
Hamburg in an hour.
Herbert_M, Dec 2022
Great way to see the city. We did it coming off the cruise ship. It was 1/2 hour walk from the ship to the start at Landungsbrucke but well worth it as it takes you right into city centre. Most of the main sights covered. Very good commentary.
It was interesting trip,...
Shirin_R, Jul 2022
It was interesting trip, thanks. I recommend it to other people. Nice that english explanation was provided.

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