Hamburg

Harbor cruise on the beautiful Elbe

Hamburg, Germany
Harbor cruise on the beautiful Elbe
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See the sights of Hamburg’s UNESCO-listed Warehouse District (Speicherstadt) and the container port with this daytime cruise. Perfect if you're short on time, the express boat ride shows off the city’s handsome canals along with other notable landmarks; the Elbe Tunnel and Hamburg Fish Market are two of the sights en route.
  • Secure your place in advance for a popular Hamburg boat cruise
  • Learn about the Speicherstadt from the onboard commentary
  • Avoid the sidewalk crowds with a fun yet short sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of Hamburg attractions as you travel

What's Included

  • 1 hour harbor cruise
  • Live comment
  • tip

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Brücke 1, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

    Organizer: Reiner Abicht, Landungsbrücken, Bridge 1, Hamburg OUR DEPARTURES: Monday to Sunday: between approx. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ship departures every 30 minutes. On December 24th (Christmas Eve) the last tour takes place at 2:00 p.m.

Start time

Opening hours

  • 10/24/2019 - 6/2/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Rene_Z
Excellent river cruise at river Elbe. Tour guide was in German so be prepared. Mobile app in English was unreliable so I recommend highly for german speakers. 1 hour tour was enough to enjoy the wonderful weekend day in Hamburg!

Reviews

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Perfect length. Comfortable ride
Sharon_C, Apr 2024
Glad I booked the tour on a large boat. The smaller boats looked cold and wet. Great drink service. Learned a lot about Hamburg.
Interesting but raining !
Joanna_W, Feb 2024
Lovely boat , very warm, comfortable, interesting scenery but the main issue was it was impossible to download the guide onto our phones and the talk was unfortunately in German
River Elbe cruise in Hamburg: spectacular view
Rene_Z, Sep 2023
Excellent river cruise at river Elbe. Tour guide was in German so be prepared. Mobile app in English was unreliable so I recommend highly for german speakers. 1 hour tour was enough to enjoy the wonderful weekend day in Hamburg!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear guests, Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful rating like yours. It's nice to know that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
Cruise on the Elbe
mark_l, Mar 2023
The guy we first spoke to was very Informative and explained the two options available to us. We chose the one we thought was going to take us through the old town however it didn't really go very far in before turning around and heading back to the main river. We then got taken past some large containers and a few boats before heading back. The boat was comfortable and the staff friendly however we were unable to download the android app which would have provided an English translation of what was being said as it was built for an older version of android and didn't work. This made most of this pretty difficult as we had not idea what the significance of the boats was. All it all it was still a good way to spend an hour and I would recommend
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful rating like yours. It's nice to know that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
Pointless
Michael_V, Jan 2023
No English audio mentioned. The guide said that he would answer any questions that I may have but didn't see him again until we docked. Pretty pointless. Maybe busier than Rotterdam. I don't know. Highlight was the bar staff drinking beer.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. As mentioned in the instructions on your ticket, to get the audio in English you need to download the app on your phone. The boat guide provides information only in German. Best regards,
Harbour of sites
Timothy_W, Oct 2022
The tour was very interesting showing the port of Hamburg. The harbour was busy with lots of posts but wet weather set in.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review like yours. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards, Sightseeingforyou team
Must-try tour
TuLinh_N, Jun 2022
Absolutely perfect experience & worth all the cost. The ship is big & spacious, I was lucky to grab a good spot. Just the weather can be quite "flexible", you should bring a hat & a jacket because it will be sunny & quite cold at the same time when the ship is more in the middle.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful rating like yours. It's nice to know that you enjoyed our tour. Best regards,
Not happy at all.
Michele_E, Aug 2021
We were looking forward to this boat tour! We’ve done them in other cities & have enjoyed them…till this one. Part of the package was to include being able to purchase head-sets so that we could hear the tour in English. The man at the gate informed us there were no head-sets to purchase…he actually seemed confused by the notion. I was able to decipher some of what was being said as I am currently learning Deutsch, but I couldn’t exactly tell my husband what was being said because then it would disrupt the group. We couldn’t take any photos because of the water on the windows…and even the dry parts of the windows were streaked to the point that the photos were ruined. We were so happy we only picked the 1 hour tour!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear customers, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Headphones can be bought at the gift shop next to our sales office. The staff were probably new and were unaware of this detail. Best regards,
There was no headphones...
Christina_O, Aug 2021
There was no headphones available, and as we don’t speak German we didn’t understand anything being said. Also, we booked a cruise to see different things in Hamburg, but this cruise only focused on the container part.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear customers, we thank you for taking part in our boat tour and for taking the time to leave your review. Information regarding the headphones and commentary in English can be found on your voucher and is as follows: Important information for the English audio guide: please download our audio app. This is available for free from Google Playstore and Applestore. Important facts at a glance: - Available in Play and Apple Store (search for "Rainer Abicht") - Free download - Language: English (more on the way) - Valid for all Rainer Abicht Elbreederei tours - Please bring headphones or purchase them locally - Ask our team at the entrance for the security code to activate the translator As for the boat ride, we have two different boat rides. One is done with the small boats called BARKASSE, which cross the canals (called FLEETE) of the Speicherstadt, and the ships instead which pass through the container terminals. Your voucher gives you the opportunity to choose between these two possibilities before departure. However, I think that the trip to the container terminals was the right choice, since the canals of the Speicherstadt can also be visited on foot or by car without problems, while the container terminal is only possible by sea. This way you have absolutely seen all the important sightseeing of Hamburg. Best regards,
short+only german
Balsam_B, Jul 2020
Too short tour, exactly like a taxi boat but more expensive + no english traduction even if they said so.. it's through their application that doesn't work..so i didn't learn a lot about the port
Toller Spaß mit lustiger und netter Kapitänin 😀
Alexander_W, Jul 2022
Es hat uns eine Menge Spaß gemacht. Die Kapitänin hat viel erklärt und uns öfter mal zum Lachen gebracht. Kann man nur empfehlen und gerne wieder :-)
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Sehr geehrte Gäste, vielen Dank dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben uns eine wundervolle Bewertung wie Ihre zu geben. Es ist schön zu wissen dass Sie unsere Tour gefallen hat. Mit freundlichen Grüße,
Très bien sous le soleil
Patrick_L, Mar 2022
Belle promenade, dommage que l’application ne délivre le commentaire que d’une façon approximative par rapport au lieu exact où se trouve le bateau
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Chers clients, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous donner un avis aussi sympathique que le vôtre. Nous sommes heureux d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié notre visite. Cordialement,
Empfehlenswert
Tatsiana_R, Jul 2021
Die online Buchung war unkompliziert und schnell. An der Kasse wurden wir weiter zum Schiff geleitet, der akkurat und sauber war. Die Erläuterungen waren klar ins deutlich zu hören.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Sehr geehrte Gäste, vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, uns eine wundervolle Bewertung wie Ihre zu geben. Es ist schön zu wissen, dass Sie unsere Tour gefallen hat. Mit freundlichen Grüße,

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