Hamburg Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Harbor Cruise And Lake Alster Cruise

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Key Details

  • Printed Voucher Required
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    Hamburg Hop-on Hop-off Tour: April - October: 9:30am to 5pm, every 30 minutes  Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 5:10pm, every 20 minutes  Friday, Saturday and Sunday November - March: 10a.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    • Make sure that you first present your voucher to the bus driver. The driver will collect the voucher and you will receive a ticket, also for the cruise. • Hop-on hop-off tour departs from the p.. read more
  • Return Details :
    You may disembark at any of the available stops
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See the best of Hamburg on an easy and convenient hop-on-hop-off tour, including two cruises - a harbor cruise and a panoramic sightseeing cruise on Lake Alster! The hop-on hop-off tour allows you to see Hamburg's top attractions at your own pace aboard a comfortable double-decker bus, while the one-hour harbor cruise and one-hour Lake Alster sightseeing cruise provide great views from the water. See all the major attractions, including St Michael Church, the newly built Hamburg Harbor City, and the infamous Reeperbahn red-light district!


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Know More about this tour

Set your own itinerary and explore Hamburg at your own pace. The hop-on-hop-off bus tour allows you to simply hop off at the stop you want and return to any stop to continue your tour!

Board one of the red double-decker buses at any of the available stops, and begin your sightseeing adventure, hopping off at Town Hall Square, the main train station or at any other stop on the route. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day.

Then, get another perspective of Hamburg on your pre-included one-hour harbor sightseeing cruise with English commentary (April to October only). The boat leaves daily from the landing piers of the Hamburg port.

Cruise along Hamburg's picturesque warehouse district to Hamburg's Harbor City, one of Europe's biggest urban development projects with the new concert hall, Elbphilharmonie, built on the roof of a storehouse. Sit back and relax while you enjoy these architectural highlights of Hamburg.

When you are back on land, head out on another sightseeing cruise! Your pre-included one-hour Lake Alster cruise leaves from the Jungfernstieg Passage in central Hamburg, only a short walk from Town Hall Square.

The boat will take you along the shoreline of Hamburg's inner-city lake, lined with impressive villas and beautiful garden areas. Multi-lingual audio commentary is available onboard (English, French, Spanish).

Enjoy a traditional cup of tea (included) at the teashop in the heritage-listed Krameramt district, an area of former merchants' homes built in the 17th century (hop-on-hop-off stop is St Michael Church).

Your sightseeing tickets are valid for three consecutive days, but you can take each tour only once.

See the Itinerary section below for a full list of hop-on hop-off tour stops.


Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour Stops - Departure Main Train Station

• Main train station - Kirchenallee
• Ferdinandstor
• Holzdamm - Hotel Atlantik
• Fontenay - Hotel Intercontinental
• Hallerstrasse 
• Rothenbaumchaussee
• Johnsallee
• Moorweidenstrasse - Hotel Elysee
• Marseille Strabe - Hotel SAS Plaza
• Bei den Kirchenhofen
• Sievekingplatz
• Gansemarkt
• Dammtorstrasse - Hotel Oper
• Esplanade - Hotel Baseler Hof
• Neuer Jungfernstieg - Hotel Four Seasons
• Townhall square
• Rodingsmarkt - Hotel Steigenberger
• St Michaelis Church
• Seewartenstrasse - Hotel Hafen Hamburg
• Reeperbahn
• St. Pauli Fishmarket
• Port landing piers 1-2 (departure harbor cruise)
• Auf dem Sande
• Shanghaiallee
• Tube Steinstrasse
• Main train station - Spitalerstrasse


a fish appetizer at Tom & Konsorten in the HafenCity

1-hour Lake Alster cruise with multi-lingual audio-guide

1-hour harbor cruise with English commentary (April to October only)

Live commentary on board (German)

Audio Guide commentary (English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Danish, Italian, Arabic)



Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Your sightseeing tickets are valid for three consecutive days, but you can take each tour only once.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Aug-2018

    Hamburg is a pretty boring place. We took the Harbour cruise which was only available in German. The Lake Alster cruise was also in German. We sat there feeling so bored. The hop on hop off tour did have other language available, but probably only 30 of what they talked in local language, while half of the time music only. I guess this what they can do best in Hamburg, not much alternatives. Don't think I will ever return to Hamburg.

  • 19-Jul-2018

    The bus does not stop at all stops automatically, and there's not enough time to request a stop if you are on the top. Despite having automated narration in different languages, you cannot hear over the live German narration. Do not recommend this option.

  • 19-Feb-2018

    You need to make sure your bus has the earphone listening system,our 1st bus didnt and it was really hard to gather information, however the buses with earphones were so much better thoroughly enjoyed it then. Harbour cruise we did on the Louisiana paddle boat very nice boat, we stood on deck so therefore couldnt really hear the commentary but have to say I still enjoyed it, it goes right into the heart of the working docks and right besides the huge container ships. The lake Alster cruise, well what can I say ...... beautiful scenery, however, a massive let down that not a word of English was spoken!! Didnt even try to communicate with us this absolutely ruined it for us as we went on it to get information about the surroundings ....... so big disappointment! We felt very out of place especially when others are laughing and youre just sat there is not a pleasant experience.

  • 13-Feb-2018

    Waited for hours in the cold, called numerous times and the bus never arrived. Eventually paid for tour bus from another tour company.

  • 14-Nov-2017

    Quick way to cover Hamburg.. Lake Alster is really beautiful

  • 30-Sep-2017

    Lake Alster was really nice. Very peaceful and relaxing. Hamburg is really nice city.
    I would recommend to go there if you are in Germany.

  • 23-Aug-2017

    One of the highlights of our holiday. A great city to visit and look around.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    We were in Hamburg 4-6 Jul, prior to the G20 meeting was kicking off which was poor planning on our part. When we arrived at the bus to exchange our 2 day ticket we were informed that the bus would operate on a limited basis on 5 Jul with the last one leaving at 2-2:30pm. They would alter the route without notice during the day and the 2nd day 6 Jul was in complete question due to increased police presence and road closures. We did experience route changes on the 5th as the bus just did not show up at the designated spot. We also experience either a very late start or no operations on the 6th from the central station stop...our boarding point. The other Hop-On Hop-Off operators did not seem to run into the same operational problems and ran more of their published schedule. We would not do this tour again!

  • 04-Aug-2017

    The city tour was very interesting and enjoyable. The bus route was well marked and very convenient to our hotel. When we arrived at the Alster boat ride we were informed the bus driver did not provide us with the additional tickets required to board the boat ride. We felt cheated since the tickets would have been cheaper without the cruise included.

  • 04-Aug-2017

    What a great city Hamburg is? We were so happy we had purchased the Essential Hamburg Combo as each section was thoroughly enjoyable and we were able to see this on each section as they were completely different and gave us some idea of what a great place Hamburg is.

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