Hamburg Harbor Cruise, an Extension to the Private Tour of Hamburg
- Port of Hamburg: Founded in 1189 by Frederick I, the port served as a strategic trade location for Central Europe. Admire the numerous bridges as you cruise Germany's largest port.
- HafenCity: This neighborhood of old port warehouses is undergoing a huge transformation and becoming an urban hotspot. Expected completion is in 2030.
- Elbe River Shore Villages: Take in some of the most stunning views of some fishing villages, including Blankenese, once a fishing village, now one of Hamburg's most desirable neighborhoods.
- Elbe Philharmonic Hall (Elbphilarmonie): Scheduled to open in January 2017, this concert hall is the epitome of Hamburg's inventive spirit. This new, modern building sits on top of an old warehouse building.
- Convenient drop-off: Upon completion of your cruise, a driver will pick you up from the jetty docks and bring you back to your hotel or any other point of your choosing in the city center of Hamburg.
- Totally Private: Hey we love group tours. But we know sometimes you want to explore with just your friends and family. Customized to fit your whole crew - just let us know if you want to invite more peeps.
About This Hamburg Tour
After you've taken a private guided driving tour around Hamburg, the next best thing to do is take to the water. Aboard a vessel, you'll see why the Port of Hamburg is the country's "Gateway to the World." Take in the incredible views of Germany's largest port city as you learn about the extraordinary richness of this historic city. Hamburg boasts over 800 years of history, but it's not content to remain as is. This intriguing tour explores Hamburg City plans and redevelopment, a sneak peek into the future.
Before your harbor cruise, be sure to try a delicious fish roll (own expense), a Hamburg specialty! Locally known as fischbrotchen, this fish sandwich is accompanied by components like onions, pickles, remoulade, horseradish sauce, ketchup, or cocktail sauce. You can find fish rolls served at fast food stands or many take-out restaurants around Hamburg. Your guide will tell you where to get them und will stay with you on board during the cruise so that you won't miss any important information.
See first-hand the fantastic development of HafenCity. This area is undergoing a great deal of advancement. Hotels, shops, office buildings, and residential areas are replacing old port warehouses. The expected completion date is around 2030. The most striking landmark of this growing area is the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Construction began in 2007 and this modern building is expected to open in January 2017. This is just one of the many areas of the city that is being re-imagined. Notice the blend of historical architecture mixed with modern design as you cruise around Germany's biggest harbor.
I'll sing to that
Hamburg's first public opera house opened in 1678, making it the oldest opera in Germany. The Hamburg State Opera auditorium was completely destroyed during World War II by a bombing raid, and thankfully it was rebuilt a few years later. Since its inception, the goal of the Hamburg State Opera is to make its productions accessible to a wide variety of audiences. Admission costs are between 4 and 160 Euros, making it affordable for everyone.
Please meet in the lobby/reception area of your hotel. Be sure to indicate the name of your hotel at check-out, or email Hello@GoBe.com so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Bring small coins for the restroom.
In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.
Walking is at your own pace and the amount is at each person's discretion. Most modern areas' are wheelchair accessible but the historic ones are not. Expect some obstacles. Bring a companion to offer any assistance. Folding wheelchairs only, please.
Cruise Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Private Tour
Vehicles? We have all kinds for all sizes of groups, from cars to buses. Vehicles vary based on the number of travelers.
English, Spanish, Russian, French, German
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
If you use a folding wheelchair, we can accommodate you with at least 7 days' advanced notice, providing you have someone along to assist you. Email us at Hello@GoBe.com. Accessibility at all venues cannot be guaranteed.
Non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of requested services.
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