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Copenhagen: Canal Cruise from Nyhavn

1. Copenhagen: Canal Cruise from Nyhavn

Experience Copenhagen from the water on a 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 Nyhavn before navigating 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. Afterward, return to Nyhavn. Commentaries are available in Danish and English, as well as an additional 3rd language on request.

Copenhagen: 1 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

2. 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. 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 taking 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 into the inner city and you'll cruise by The Black Diamond, The Royal Library Garden, Christiansborg Palace, City Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, the cozy 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 exclusively 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 on foot. You will truly feel the rich history of Copenhagen. And don't worry, the stories are light and fresh but still with substance. 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 waterfront 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.

Copenhagen: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Bus Tour

3. Copenhagen: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Bus Tour

Enjoy beautiful Copenhagen at your own pace with the popular hop-on hop-off bus tour. The tour covers all of the highlights in Copenhagen while allowing you to hop on and off as much as you like. The buses are adapted with an electric roof that is used in the event of rain. Naturally, the buses are heated during winter. Some of the most important sights to explore are: the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, Rosenborg Palace, Nyhavn, Gammel Strand, Gefion Fountain and Christiansborg Palace. The open-top tour ticket is also loaded with discounts to several popular attractions, guided tours and restaurants. You will receive more information upon departure from the tour personnel. 

Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

4. 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.

Copenhagen Highlights: 3-Hour Bike Tour

5. Copenhagen Highlights: 3-Hour Bike Tour

Explore Copenhagen on a 3-hour guided bike tour. Ride along the city's bike lanes, discovering hidden spots and historical highlights. Discover the famous marble-built Frederiks Kirke and the popular Tivoli Gardens. Explore the historic Christiansborg neighborhood, bike along the picturesque waterfront at Nyhavn and spot the famous Little Mermaid statue. See the majestic Rådhuspladsen, or City Hall Square, and the Amalienborg Royal Palace and enjoy a spot of greenery around Copenhagen's famous lakes. There will be many photo opportunities along the way. The friendly local guide will answer your questions about the city and give you personalized tips for your stay in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

6. Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

Take a 1 or 2-hour Segway tour of Copenhagen and experience the city via a unique mode of transport that is both fun and great for the environment. The 2-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles are easy to use. You will have live commentary all the way through the tour via wireless helmet headsets linked directly to your expert guide. They will share a unique perspective on what life is like in one of the world’s most livable cities. Set out to experience one of the most environmentally friendly destinations in the world first-hand. Glide through the city’s vibrant streets on an eco-friendly Segway alongside cyclists and pedestrians. Enjoy the cool breeze on your face as you take in the stunning architecture, and views of the harbor front. Before you begin settle in at the conveniently located office within the heart of the inner city. Inside you'll find a quiet, spacious, and beautiful indoor track where you will get familiar with driving a Segway before taking to the streets. Choose between either a 1 or 2-hour option. The 2 hour option is the most popular, as you get to cover 80% of all the sights Copenhagen has on offer. See the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, settle in at Amalienborg - The Royal Palace, and learn everything worth knowing about why Danes are considered some of the happiest people at The Parliament at Christiansborg Palace, among other fun and interesting stories. You can expect to experience The Old Stock Exchange, Nyhavn, the Gefion Fountain and the Game of Thrones worthy Citadel. The 1 hour option feature some of these places but not all of them. You will still get to visit the picturesque Nyhavn, Strøget, The Parliament - Christiansborg Palace, small cute hidden alleyways and the stunning Old Stock Exchange while you also get to ride in captivating green havens. No matter what you choose, a Segway tour is a really great way to get your bearings over Copenhagen and guests often comment that it as a must-do early in your visit. Plus you’ll be able to get so much closer to the sights than cars and busses can while you experience the city in a cool and fun way. Of course you will also be able to stop at some of the largest sights for photo opportunities, where you’re most welcome to ask your guide about anything you like. The tour ends, conveniently, right next to the main pedestrian street Strøget. You can then rent a bike and store your luggage for free for the day. Before you head off, ask your guide for 1-on-1 recommendations.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

7. 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.

Copenhagen: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour

8. Copenhagen: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt 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. Learn interesting information about the city and its attractions. Start the activity any time, the schedule is indicative. Visit City Hall, Church of Our Lady, Round Tower, Christianborg, Borsen, Royal Theater, Nyhavn, Amalienborg, Frederik’s Church, and more. 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.

Copenhagen: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

9. Copenhagen: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Explore the historic sights and neighborhoods of Copenhagen on a comprehensive city walk, and marvel at monuments such as Christiansborg Palace, and Amalienborg Palace, Home to the queen of Denmark. Ideal for those with limited time in the Danish capital, or for those that want to get their bearings before a more detailed trip. Marvel at the vast public space where concerts and celebrations are frequently held. Continue along the main shopping street of Ströget, and look in the windows of luxury boutiques and high street stores. Next, go to the islet of Slotsholmen to see the impressive Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget), Danish Prime Minister's Office, and Supreme Court of Denmark. Along the way, experience everyday life in the city and learn about local customs. Take a quick look at the colorful canal-side townhouses of Nyhavn (New Harbour), and look for some of the historic wooden ships anchored in the harbor.

"Cph best sights" - Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. "Cph best sights" - Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start your audio adventure whenever and wherever you want. We have put together stories from the most popular sights in Copenhagen. The voice from the audio guide is automatically triggered when you are near the places we have selected for you. During this almost two-hour audio guide you will experience and hear stories about Christiansborg Palace, which formed the framework for Copenhagen's first castle from 1167 and the first royal castles from the Middle Ages to the current castle from 1927. Among other things, you will be led to and hear the stories of one of Denmark's oldest gardens and castles - The royal garden and Rosenborg Castle. In addition, you will follow in the footsteps of the world-famous Danish fairytale poet Hans Christian Andersen in Nyhavn and hear where he has lived in his time in Copenhagen. We will also pass Amalienborg Castle, where Denmark's royals live today. You also get close to the fairytale poet's mermaid, who looks out over the harbor entrance to the Port of Copenhagen. The audio guide also contains stories about the social experiment freetown Christiania, which is the second most visited place after Tivoli. This was just a selection of the stories of the stories in the audio guide, which contains both facts, dramatic stories and stories about important people who have helped to make Copenhagen and Denmark the country we know today.

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What people are saying about Nyhavn

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We were lucky enough to be the only guests that day so we had a true private tour. Edgar our guide was very enthusiastic about the history of Copenhagen and passed it on very well. Great!

Varied and interesting tour of the highlights in Copenhagen. However, the meeting point is near the cruise terminal and therefore a little outside of the city center. Recommended!

Very funny and informative guide and excellent helmsman (in very windy conditions). Even brought out the ponchos when we had a bit of rain

We had an interesting and entertaining tour of Copenhagen. The guide took us safely through the city. We had lots of fun.

Excellent guide - English/Danish/German info. Easy way to see the main highlights in one hour.