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Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

Product ID: 25821
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Experience the best of Hamburg by land & water. This combo ticket includes a 1-day ticket hop on hop off bus tour, a harbor cruise and a cruise on the Alter Lake. Get on or off the bus at any of the tour's 29 stops, such as Harbor Piers or the Reeperbahn.
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Duration 3 days
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Russian

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  • See the highlights of Hamburg from a double-decker bus on Line A
  • Enjoy onboard narration with a headset and choice of 10 languages
  • Hop on and hop off during the bus tour for one day
  • Take a 1-hour harbor cruise
  • See the magnificent villas on a 1-hour Alster Lakes cruise
  • Enjoy a fish appetizer at Tom & Konsorten
Full description
If you want to see where the heart of Hamburg beats, you have to take to the water. That's why the Alster and harbor tours are integral components of the sightseeing tour.

Allow yourself to be whisked off into the secrets of the maritime world by a humorous 'harbor expert' on board the barge, and enjoy the sight of the magnificent villas and Hanseatic way of life during your Alster tour.

The Discovery Tour also includes a fish appetizer at Tom & Konsorten Am Kaiserkai at the HafenCity near by the Elbphilharmonie.
  • 1-day ticket for sightseeing bus tour
  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • 1-hour Alster Lake cruise
  • Voucher for a cup of tea
  • Narration via headsets (German, English, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Board at any of the 29 stops on the route. A detailed link is provided after booking.

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Important information
Know before you go
The 3 sections of the tour (bus tour, harbor cruise, Alster Lake cruise) can each be done once within a 3 day period. However, you do not need to participate in all 3 on the same day.

Line A Entrance: Central Station/Kirchenallee & St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1-2
(or start your sightseeing tour at 27 other bus stops of line A)
Duration without exit: 90 minutes

Harbor Cruise Entrance: St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, Bridge 1 or 4
Duration: 60 minutes

Alster Round Trip Entrance: Jungernstieg jetty
Duration: 60 minutes

Harbor Cruise in English: April to October daily at 12 noon

The Alster steamers have an Audio Guide System in English.

The Line A sightseeing tours are presented live by certified guides in German (in addition, further languages are offered in some buses through a GPS-controlled audio system and headphones: English, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic. Headphones will be provided free of charge on the bus.)

From US$ 53.16 per person

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Product ID: 25821