Water activity

Hamburg Harbor: Light Tour

Hamburg Harbor: Light Tour

From US$ 22.62 per person

Go on a light tour with a traditional barge and cruise the illuminated Hamburg harbor for approximately 90 minutes. Admire the romantic lights and sights of the city from the water.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover Hamburg in the evening and enjoy the romantic lights of the city from the water
  • Cruise through the historical Speicherstadt and experience the lively crowds at the container terminals
  • Relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere as your hear commentary from the captain
Full description

Experience Hamburg's harbor by the evening light. Take a romantic voyage through the Hamburg harbor and enjoy a cozy atmosphere and the illuminated silhouette of the city. Travel through the historic Speicherstadt (depending on the tide) and along the impressive illuminated container terminals. Hear interesting stories of the harbor's history with live moderation from the captain, while relaxing with a drink. Alternatively, pick one of the special tours that take place only occasionally. Choose the special Queen Mary II cruise to accompany Queen Mary II at the Cruise Terminal and then follow her along the River Elbe.

During the boat ride, learn all about her from the professional guide. Or, celebrate the Anniversary of Hamburg Harbor onboard a traditional barge. Watch the opening parade to the festival unveil, as the weekend of celebrations will then follow.

  • 90-minute cruise through the Hamburg harbor
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Meeting point

Please come to Landungsbrücken, bridge 10 and show your ticket to a member of staff at the booth of the Maritime Circle Line to pick up your boarding pass.

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  • A reservation for a specific time is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2351 reviews

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Really nice boat ride - you are on a small boat which can also enter in more remote parts of the harbour. They really went close to the big container ships. I really appreaciated the explanations around the Köhlbrandbrücke. I personally would have enjoyed a bit less flat jokes and more information, but I see that other people really liked that so allright. But the staff was really nice and knew how to entertain.

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October 11, 2021

Decent boat with friendly employees! The captain is describing the sights and adjusts his commentary to the ships that currently lie in the harbour, this makes it a great experience! We got to see both the city of Hamburg as well as the impressive harbour at the other side of the river! Highly recommended!

September 18, 2020

The tour was very interesting - we saw a. one of the world's largest container ships, not from Maersk, but from Cosco, the Chinese state shipping company, which holds 21,000 TEW / 20-foot container equivalents. And an hour and a half sailing around a harbor that is so huge that it is difficult to understand, especially as it is so far from the sea.

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January 3, 2020

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