Hamburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Lake Alster Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in St Georg

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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! Set your own itinerary on this perfect do-it-yourself combination tour when in Hamburg. 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!
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 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’re back on land, head out on another sightseeing cruise! Your 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 on board (English, French, Spanish). Enjoy a fish appetizer at Tom & Konsorten in the HafenCity next to the Elbphilharmonie. 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.

What’s included

  • Live commentary on board (German) / Audio Guide commentary ( English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Danish, Italian, Arabic)
  • 1-hour harbor cruise with English commentary (April to October only)
  • 1-hour Lake Alster cruise with multi-lingual audio-guide
  • a fish appetizer at Tom & Konsorten in the HafenCity

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off


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