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Copenhagen: 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Ved Stranden or Nyhavn

1. Copenhagen: 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Ved Stranden or Nyhavn

Experience Copenhagen from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise and see how the past and present merge as you travel along idyllic canals, passing many of the city’s most famous landmarks, old and new. Depart from Ved Stranden or Nyhavn before naviagting some of the city’s many waterways. Admire the palaces of Christiansborg and Amalienborg, see the sights of the Nyhavn waterfront, and marvel at the financial centers, such as the Central Bank and the former Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Cruise past the Little Mermaid statue in Langelinie as your tour guide tells the history of the statue and other landmarks and buildings you pass. Commentaries are available in Danish and English, as well as an additional 3rd language on request.

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Copenhagen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

2. Copenhagen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

Get your full-access pass to Copenhagen with a choice of 4 different tickets, all of which are valid for 72 hours which gives you the chance to see the best of what Copenhagen has to offer. See the city at your own pace, and hop off at any of the 30 stops to explore further. Find out why people exclaim “Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen” while on board the double-decker sightseeing bus, offering panoramic views of sights such as the Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, and Botanical Gardens. An on board pre-recorded commentary is available in English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Polish.  Classic Copenhagen Route: Stop 1 - Ved Stranden Stop 2 - Nyjhavn Stop 3 - Amalienborg Palace Stop 4 - Gefion Fountain Stop 5 - The Little Mermaid Stop 6 - Langelinie N Stop 7 - Langelinie M Stop 8 - Langelinie S Stop 9 - Rosenborg Castle Stop 10 - Gammel Torv Stop 11 - City Hall Square Stop 12 - Radisson Royal Hotel/Tivoli Stop 13 - Tivoli Hotel/Fisketorvet - Copenhagen Mall Stop 14 - Marriott Hotel/Kalvebod Waves Stop 15 - The Black Diamond

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Copenhagen: 1 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

3. Copenhagen: 1 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

The guided Segway tour gives you the opportunity to explore Copenhagen in a fun and unique way in just 1 or 2 hours. As the only officially authorized Segway tour provider in Denmark, you will benefit from touring on the newest Segway machines with experienced guides, ready to give you first class customer service — as a bonus, you will help keep Copenhagen green & clean as Segways are zero-emissions. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start for check-in and training where you will receive your helmet, sign our waiver, get your radio, and meet your guide. You will then be individually trained in driving a Segway on a spacious and quiet training ground until you're comfortable to take to the streets. Don't worry if you haven't tried it before — it is super easy and most people learn it within minutes. The Segway is an incredibly intuitive machine. Some great routes are planned for you on both the 1 and 2-hour tour. All tours begin along the water for a nice stretch in a no-car zone. This is a great way to take off and still see iconic sights such as The Little Mermaid, which is one of the first photo stops. In fact, you will see famous must-see sights on both these tours including Nyhavn, The Royal Opera House, Amalienborg Palace, The Marble Church, Kastellet (The Citadel), as well as some hidden gems. The 1-hour tour covers over 10 of the major monuments and is a fast and fun way to see the city center from Langelinie Kaj all the way to Nyhavn. The 2-hour tour also ventures in to the inner city and you'll cruise by The Black Diamond, The Royal Library Garden, Christiansborg Palace, City Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, the cosy Latin Quarter, and Kongens Nytorv. You'll also take a small break halfway through at the cafe in the Royal Danish Theatre, where there will be some special offers exclusive for you, if you wish (no purchase required). A Segway tour is a really great way to get acquainted with Copenhagen, plus you'll get up close to sights where cars are not allowed, and you can cover much more ground faster than you could by foot. You will truly feel the rich history of Copenhagen. But don't worry, the stories are light and fresh but still with substance, like everyone should be on a good day. Just imagine cruising right up on the square at Amalienborg Palace and waving to the Queen, if she's home. Or driving right through Kastellet (The Citadel) — a still functioning military site from the 1600s.  After your tour, you will receive a fun Segway Souvenir and you are very welcome to join your guide for a complimentary organic refreshment, and stay to enjoy the water front view. All tours include photo stops and only consist of small groups for your comfort and safety. Hope you are now ready to Segway cruise Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

4. Copenhagen: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Copenhagen. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Copenhagen on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn exciting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. Discover another side of Copenhagen on this fun tour. Walk around and explore this iconic city. Be sure to take photos of the Church of Our Lady and Amalienborg Palace, home to the Danish royal family. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

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Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

5. Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Discover the sites of central Copenhagen on a 2-hour walking tour. With a local by your side, you’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and stop by lesser-known gems.  The tour kicks off from Kafferiet, one of Copenhagen’s most charming coffee houses. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time and you can grab a cup of coffee or another beverage if you’d like to take it along. From the coffee house, your expert guide will take you on a historical highway with tales that will enthrall you. Hear about the greatest moments of Copenhagen’s rich 1000-year long history. It all starts at one of the most iconic fortifications called Kastellet. From there head through a lush, green park that commemorates the heroes of World War II. Encounter one of Copenhagen’s most impressive fountains called the Gefion Fountain. As you walk past, go by a boardwalk with an amazing view of the harbor. Say hi to the iconic Little Mermaid and hear why she’s more epic than you might imagine. Afterward, visit Amalienborg and see the Royal Palace. Here your guide will let you in on insider stories about the Royal Guards and awe-inspiring tales about the royals that only those who have been in the guard know about. You will even get to play a little game that will test your observational skills about where the current head of the Danish royal family, Daisy, lives. Next, walk to the picturesque harbor canal, New Harbor. Get a very special point of view for a memorable photo. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide in assisting in capturing that picture-perfect image. Continue down a little alleyway and walk across one of Copenhagen's most famous squares. Stretch your neck back and admire the spire of one of Copenhagen's most spectacular churches. This will conveniently lead you to the palace that serves as the Danish parliament today. Learn all about Danish politics and its all-encompassing welfare society. Also hear why it has helped earn the Danish the title as some of the happiest people in the world years in a row. The tour ends here at a beautiful square, conveniently located right next to the main pedestrian street right in the heart of Copenhagen close to busses, taxis, and metro lines.

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Copenhagen: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

6. Copenhagen: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

Discover the magic of Copenhagen on a private walking tour with a local guide. Experience Copenhagen's culture, history, incredible modern architecture, and pioneering social and urban development. Combine the highlights of the city with hidden spots that only a local can show you. Stroll the narrow streets of Old Town, the colorful port of Nyhavn, and Admire St. Nicholas Church (now the Contemporary Art Center). Walk around Kongens Nytorv, the favorite meeting place of the Danish people to observe their relaxed lifestyle. Wander the gardens of Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the kings of Denmark. See the incredible Marble Church, learn about its fascinating history, and taste a Danish pastry inside a traditional pastry shop. Visit the canals and the Gefion Fountain, the entrance to the old Kastellet fortress. See the famous statue that represents the symbol of Copenhagen and the most visited monument in Denmark: The Little Mermaid. From the endpoint of the tour, your guide will accompany you to the nearest station if you're in need of assistance and will offer insights and tips to make the most of your visit to Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

7. Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

Your guide will  show you the way through the city to the best attractions, while telling you all about the history of Copenhagen along with fun stories about the sights and Danish culture. The tour is primarily biking but also involves some walking through parks and areas where biking is not allowed. The usual route is to the lakes, Rosenborg castle in the King's Garden, the New Houses, the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, Amalienbrog castle and Nyhavn. Your guide will take wishes to visit other attractions or skip some if a majority of the group would like that. There will be bathroom and water breaks throughout the tour and it will be conducted at an average pace in which everyone is able to keep up.

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Copenhagen: City Highlights and Canal Cruise Private Tour

8. Copenhagen: City Highlights and Canal Cruise Private Tour

Don't miss this walking city tour of Copenhagen coupled with a relaxing canal tour. The city of Copenhagen is small enough to be discovered on foot, which is also the best way to get the most up-close and personal experiences of the city. Your journey starts as you meet your guide at City Hall Square, where he will briefly introduce the city. Make your way through the old and new streets, bringing history and the present together. See the Amalienborg Palace, the square of Kongens Nytorv and Christiansborg Castle, among other beautiful sights. Then, continue on your journey through the city with a boat tour through the canals of the city. Departing from Nyhavn, pass by the famous Little Mermaid statue; the Royal Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen for culture fans and daredevils alike; Christiansborg Palace, the center of Copenhagen's power for more than 800 years; Paper Island, full of everything from warehouses to international street food and the Circle Bridge, more of an art installation than a bridge. Pass by these beautiful parts of the city and more on this relaxing cruise, the perfect way to finish off your day exploring Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

9. Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

Visit one of the most impressive monuments in Copenhagen on a private half-day walking tour of the city center. Look behind the scenes of the seat of the Danish Parliament and discover the hidden grandeur of Christiansborg Palace on a guided tour of the historical monument. Then, explore the streets of the city to get to know the locals. Experience first-hand why the Danish are known as the happiest people in the world and their capital city is acclaimed for its high quality of life.  See the colorful houses of the 17th-century waterfront Nyhavn district. Discover where the author of The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen lived, and go to pretty Grey Friars Square (Gråbrødretorv) to look at the pastel-colored buildings.

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Copenhagen: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

10. Copenhagen: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Get an introduction to Copenhagen on a private 2-hour walking tour that is perfect for first-time visitors and those on a tight schedule. Discover where the young people spend their time at the University of Copenhagen campus buildings. Visit the seat of the Danish Parliament at the historical Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen islet, and see where the longest outdoor bar in Copenhagen can be found in the Nyhavn area. Check out the marble church, neighbor to Amalienborg Palace, home of Queen Margarethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Finish the inner-city tales of this private walk by the waterside at Kongens Nytorv, where you're just a couple of minutes walk from Nyhavn, one location to pick up a canal tour (if you haven't done so already, now's the time).

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What people are saying about Nyhavn

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,613 reviews

It was really really nice, the guide was explaining everything in 3 different languages which was very inclusive.

Well organised. Lots of useful information. Friendly staff. Worth the money. Nice to see the mermaid.

Really fun way of explaining the history of Copenhagen and the main sights

Very nice ride, the guide on the boat is very nice and speaks French!

Really great tour. Very enjoyable and lots of helpful information