The Discovery Tour

The Discovery Tour is the ultimate way to experience Hamburg. This program combines 3 must-do tours while visiting Hamburg!

  • LINE A city tour day pass with a red double-decker bus
  • 1-hour Harbour Boat Tour or Evening Light Cruise by the Abicht shipping company
  • 1-hour Alster Round Trip by the ATG Alster-Touristik shipping company

Getting around all over the city! These three tours will take you to the city’s most renowned tourist attractions so you can get off the bus wherever you want to explore the city in depth. Whether you have little or a lot of time in Hamburg – the discovery ticket gives you the option of planning the programs freely - either all on one day or spread over up to 4 days.

Each tour can be taken once.
All Line A tickets are day passes. Once activated, the ticket is valid on the day you have selected and expires when the daily services of Line A terminate.

Please note:
Prior to taking the 1-hour harbour boat tour and the Alster Round Trip, you must redeem your voucher or ticket at one of the LINE A buses. The tickets for the 1-hour Harbour Boat Tour and the Alster Round Trip are open tickets. You can take them on any day or time you want.

1h - harbour cruise: On board of the vessel there is German live commentary available and English commentary can be obtained via the Abicht audio guide app.
1h- Alster round trip: On board German live commentary and English audio guide.

Departure & duration

Line A city tour: Hauptbahnhof/Kirchenallee & St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1–2 or at the other 18 stops of the Line A
Click here for LINE A bus stops, route & timetables

Harbour Boat Tour: St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1 or 4
For a detailed schedule please visit the Abicht website:

Alster Round Trip: Jungfernstieg jetty
For a detailed schedule please visit the ATG Alster-Touristik website:

Line A city tour (uninterrupted) – approx. 90 minutes
Harbour Boat Tour: approx. 60 minutes
Alster Round Trip: approx. 60 minutes


Departure times, sightseeing tour: The Red Double-deckers

Plan where to get on, get off or change buses on the Line A sightseeing tour here: Hop on – Hop off Line A & Schedule


Departure times, harbour tour: Abicht shipping company

from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1 or 4

1-hour harbour tour

Summer schedule, April to October
Mon.-Thur. | 10.00 a.m. to 6 p.m., every 30 minutes approx.
Fri., Sun. | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., every 15-30 minutes approx.

Winter schedule, November to March
Mon.-Fri. | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., every 30-45 minutes approx.
Sat., Sun. | 10.00 a.m. to 6 p.m., every 30 minutes approx.

Further information on the harbour tour:


Departure times, Alster tour: Alstertouristik Alster trips

From the Jungfernstieg jetty

01.11. - 29.11.

daily 11am, 12:30, 2:30pm, 6pm

30.11. - 31.12.
daily 11am, 12:30, 2:30pm, 3pm, 4pm, 4:30pm

01.01. - 27.03.
daily 11am, 12:30, 2:30pm, 6pm

Further information on the Alster tour:

Current timetable changes can be viewed here.

Adult € 56.00
Reduced (Groups from 10 persons and more / Schoolchildren / students / apprentices / senior citizens ages 65+) € 53.00
Children ages 6-14 € 29.00
Family with children (max. 2 adults and max. 4 children of the family up to 14 years) € 128.00

Price includes:
Day pass for the Line A city tour – valid on date of start of tour
Harbour and Alster tour – valid for the day of the city tour or on any of the following three days.
The day pass for the city tour is valid for unlimited journeys with the Line A buses on the date of validity.
The ticket is non-transferable. Misuse is punishable.

Subject to change without notice.

All tickets can be purchased in our online shop. You can also buy tickets directly on site at the Rote Doppeldecker kiosk at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 2 or, of course, on the bus at any time. Cash or card payment is possible directly on site.