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Harbor cruise on the beautiful Elbe
3.5

Harbor cruise on the beautiful Elbe

By Sightseeingforyou
from
$22.97
per adult
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$22.97
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 500 per group
Duration: 1h
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Mobile ticket
German, English


  • 1 hour harbor cruise
  • Live comment
What's not included
  • tip


Departure details
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 105719P14

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Brücke 1
    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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Elbphilharmonie
    Alter Elbtunnel
    Speicherstadt
    Harbor Piers
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

camillabeske
camillabeske
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False advertisement. Not worth your time or money.
This did not live up to the what is shown and written here on Tripadvisor. First of all, it is a regular small boat
thistleja
thistleja
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Don't go thete
Waste of time. Nothing to see in Hamburg. Felt the city was dirty, full of graffiti and nothing to see on tour. Do
Allanw1973
Allanw1973
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Very dull trip unless you understand German
Tour was in German with an English App to give commentary. This only told facts about the various points of interes
951nilss
951nilss
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Not great, poor service
Very unpleasant service. We were with 8: one forgot a hardcopy of his passport, so could not join (fully our own mi
Björn W
Björn W
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Bus sightseeing
The trip just takes you around the lux houses and a fast trip close to reperbahn and the port. The language was onl
luxoleah
luxoleah
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Definitely recommended - but bring a German speaker!
We booked the boat tour as a teambuilding activity during our offsite, and loved the experience. The harbour itself
Sarakbi
Sarakbi
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Tour the canal with family
It was a nice tour I did on my first night, one advise, I like the ship and the view, I have is to arrive early to
340ramonat
340ramonat
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Very interesting and funny
We really enjoyed the tour. Very informative with a very knowledgeable and funny tour guide. We came across many ci
Tonya A
Tonya A
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Don’t skip this tour!
The tour guide, whom I believe is also the owner, was extremely knowledgeable and seemed to instinctively know what
Kath_Pollak
Kath_Pollak
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Very thorough and lovely tour of Hamburg
My 14-year old daughter and I took this 3+ hour tour. Barnd was a lovely guide. He tailored the tour to our interes
giselao842
giselao842
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Great tour with a great guide to places we would never find ourselves
Great tour with our guide Bernt, with great experience and lots of fun things to tell us. We were taken to places w
Larry M
Larry M
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Hamburg hop on hop off
Have busses stop to pick up passengers We were standing at bus stop. Bus stopped for 30 seconds at most and contin
Malene P
Malene P
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Beautiful, but not good enough
Beautiful trip, nice boat, once we found it; All were full, send on and on to five different boars AND , it sails
J4379YKjackc
J4379YKjackc
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This is a scam
The information provided on this page is not accurate. There is not English audio provided. You need to provide you
roneanthon
roneanthon
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Not a romantic trip
The fantastic stern wheeler, romantic ship. But the route is to look at containerships and that's it. If you want a
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
21 reviews
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PR Vagabond
San Juan, Puerto Rico246 contributions
Aug 2021
A very basic harbor tour on a Mississippi style paddle wheel boat (could be an original, not sure), beautiful two interior decks, but in the end, you wind up sitting on the top deck which is all steel with cafeteria style steel table seating and one waiter serving way too many. By the time the drinks arrived, the tour was half order, and we were one of the first to order. The Hamburg harbor is full of smaller canals, but with a large boat like this you only enter one of the largest canals and get to see the largest container ships in the harbor. There is so much more worth seeing, but not on this or any of the larger tour ships. The rest of the trip is on the Elbe River, everything interesting, ranging from mansions and a beach area to the docks where cruise ships disembark. But you get to see the exact same thing for a lot less, or for free if you have a day city transportation ticket, which includes the boats that go up and down the Elbe River (along with subways and buses), with a stop on the other side as well (where Airbus has an assembly plant and where there are a lot of apple and other fruit farms, restaurants, things to see). You can take a bike on the public boats and get off on the other side to ride around or take a bus to another stop that has a public ferry crossing back over to the city side. Point is, if you really want to see the harbor, take one of the small open deck boats, not this one or any of the other large ones. And yes, if it rains, the paddle boat has a very nice interior where you can sit, but you see very little to nothing through the windows. It is handled well Covid wise, you have to have a negative test or vaccination card (almost every business in Hamburg excepts a PDF copy of your CDC card), and right where you buy your ticket for the paddle boat, and all the other boats, there is free rapid testing available, free even for non-residents, with results in less than 20 minutes. No matter what boat you wind up using, check the forecast - if it calls for rain, do an indoor activity that day, like the Miniature Train Exhibit, skip the boat for another day. PS - all the announcements on this boat about what you see, etc., are in German, with no other language options. If you don't speak German, you are missing 50% of what this trip is about. Another reason to look for another boat option if you don't speak the language.
Written August 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SIGHTSEEINGFORYOU
Dear customers, we thank you for taking part in our boat tour and for taking the time to leave your review. Information about the headphones and comments 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 information to come) - Valid for all Rainer Abicht Elbreederei tours - Please bring headphones or buy them locally - Ask our team at the entrance for the security code to activate the translator Best regards,
Written August 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tim R
Hampton, VA429 contributions
We found this boat tour on TA. It was a little hard to find the office on Brueke 1, but we found it. Although the picture showed a paddle wheel boat, we took one of the smaller ones as the paddle wheel only ran once in a while. Regardless, we really enjoyed the tour, which lasted 1 hour. We got to see houses on the river, Hamburg beach and several large container ships. It was really cool!

Overall, a great boat tour. Our only recommendation would be for the company to highlight items in both German and English. They definitely had enough time, as the downloadable English app was a bit clunky to use. Anyway, we recommend you try it.
Written September 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SIGHTSEEINGFORYOU
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. With best regards,
Written October 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

iokasti_8
Hamburg, Germany59 contributions
nice, interesting, comfortable, great experience, corona rules respected, outer space tosit
not easy parking and access, too crowded, only in german
Written August 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SIGHTSEEINGFORYOU
Dear customers, we thank you for taking part in our boat tour and for taking the time to give us a wonderful rating like yours. It's nice to know that you enjoyed our tour. 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. Best regards,
Written August 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nancy P
Bradley Beach, NJ6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
The Elbe is not so beautiful. Very industrial. They put me on a boat with all German narration even though it was clear that I did not speak German. Didn’t discover this until we were underway. Unless you want to see shipping containers, skip this trip!
Written June 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SIGHTSEEINGFORYOU
Dear Customer, We are sorry that you did not like the Port of Hamburg and the Elbe. A boat trip through the port of Hamburg is not comparable to a gondola tour in Venice. The port of Hamburg is the second largest port in Europe and it is logical that container terminals with their huge ships, cranes and tugboats can be found here. But that is exactly what makes this tour interesting and unique. Regarding the translation of the tour in English, you have received the instructions for downloading the app for translation via email, and in addition, on each ship there are also posters with information and the activation code for the app on the ship walls. Unfortunately, as in this case, very often this information is not read, which leads to problems of this type. And this cost us a bad review like yours. Kind regards,
Written June 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

H. Nilüfer K
7 contributions
Dec 2019
Unfortunately the whether was awful, raining and cold. This is why one has to check the whether well before doing this trip. The harbour was incredible, big, massive. To see the huge cranes, the colossal cargo ships and the way they are loading by these cranes were very interesting.
If you are interested in machines you must do this trip.
The cappuccino they served before the boat leaves, was terrible. They charged 4 Euros for this. :-(
Written December 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SIGHTSEEINGFORYOU
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. With best regards,
Written December 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

2023 Harbor cruise on the beautiful Elbe (w/Photos)