• Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
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Enhance your Hamburg experience with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by land and water! Aboard a double-decker bus, pass main city attractions and disembark at any of the 28 stops for close-up views of sights like St Michael Church and the renowned Reeperbahn red-light district. Your ticket includes two 60-minute boat trips through Hamburg’s historic harbor and Lake Alster. Do everything in one day, or spread the three activities over three consecutive days!


  • Hamburg hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
  • 1-hour harbor cruise and 1-hour Lake Alster cruise included
  • The most convenient and comprehensive way to see the city!
  • See top Hamburg attractions including Reeperbahn, Harbor City and St Michael church
  • Tickets are valid for 3 consecutive days

What You Can Expect

Essential Hamburg Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Cruise and Lake Alster

Essential Hamburg: Lake Alster Cruise

Discover the highlights of Hamburg by double-decker bus and boat with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass! To start your land adventure, head to St Pauli port or Central Station and hop on the bus. Grab a comfortable seat, relax and enjoy the flexibility of determining you own itinerary and pace. 

You'll have the option to ride the entire 90-minute loop or disembark at any of the 28 stops (full itinerary listed below) to explore top city landmarks like Town Hall, the German expressionist Chilehaus, St. Pauli fish market and Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn red-light district. Bonus: Head to a 17th century teahouse in the historic Krameramt district (St Michael Church stop) for a complimentary cup of tea!

For a glimpse of Hamburg’s maritime history, hop off at St Pauli port and transfer to a harbor cruise boat. (Cruise runs from April to October only.) Along the 60-minute roundtrip cruise, enjoy commentary in German and English about the rich history of Hamburg’s international trade. Catch impressive views of the city’s key harbor-side landmarks such as Harbor City, the picturesque warehouse district and the eye-catching Elbphilharmonie concert hall. 

Enrich the day by adding on another leisurely cruise through Lake Alster. Ride the sightseeing bus to Jungfernstieg Passage, where your lake float begins. Settle in for an hour of panoramic sightseeing, listen to an interesting audio tour, and snap photos of Hamburg’s lovely lakeside neighborhoods. 

To end your tour, simple disembark at any of the stops. Easy!

Note: Your single-day ticket offers the option of splitting up your tour across three separate (consecutive) days. Each leg may only be taken once.


Customer Reviews

Stuart B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

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

Mrs. .J.A. W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Melissa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

I highly recommend this package. Hamburg is a beautiful city. I did the Hop-on Hop Off bus tour first, to get the lay of the land. First I did the full round trip and then the 2nd time around, I stopped and got off at the places I wanted to explore. I followed up with the harbor cruise after that, and the next day I did Lake Alster. I was fortunate because we had beautiful weather. It was a perfect weekend.

Olympia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I loved the trip around the pier and the boat trip on Lake Alster. It is a great combination and one learns a lot about Hamburg.

Jim D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really good value for money.

Maximiano F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I booked online and did have any printed voucher. The lady inform us we need a paper voucher I requested to speak with her supervisor and they help us to get with our tour hassle free. Excellent customer service.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was a great combination. We started with the hop-on hop-off tour, so we saw very much of the city on the first day. Next day we enjoyed the harbour cruise and the Lake Alster tour. As it was a bit colder we went below deck and you could warm up with drinks.
Each time its a joyful experience to be in possession of this combo card.

Rebecca L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great tour! Especially enjoyed the boat trips although the lake trip is only in German. It was nice to relax on the boat as our feet were tired. The river trip has one in English. That was very interesting as Hamburg is a busy port with a lot going on. We saw one container ship that was enormous. Actually don't know how it stayed afloat! St Michael's Church is not to be missed. It doesn't look like much from the outside but is truly a feast for the eyes inside. You can also go up the tower for a fee and have a 360 degree view of the city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

very nice we enjoyed it we do it again

Vasiliki K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great experience! I visited Hamburg by hop on hop off bus and by boat, port-lake cruises, in one day. Very good value for money. I am glad I saw so many things in such a short period of time!

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