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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Copenhagen: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

6. 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.

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: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

8. 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.

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.

Copenhagen: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour in the Historical City

10. Copenhagen: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour in the Historical City

See the historic sights of Copenhagen by pedal power on a small group tour of the city center. Cycle along the banks of the beautiful canals, marvel at the majestic Amalienborg Palace, official residence of the Danish royal family, and see the famous Little Mermaid statue on the Langelinie promenade. Learn the history of the city, and hear about current events at each attraction. Cycle to Rosenborg Castle in the oldest and most visited park in the city center. Continue to The Black Diamond building, where the Royal Library is now located. Move on to the Kongens Nytorv public square before entering the Old Town and colorful canal district of Nyhavn. Take souvenir photos of Amalienborg Palace before ending back at the starting point, where you are free to keep the bike to explore at your own pace until 10:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Nyhavn

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Most of our fellow travellers were American. Our guide Anne was very knowledgeable, kind, humourous, and had the perfect attitude that helped set the mood and pace of our tour. She stopped for pictures, told us little snippets and gave us additional information about places to check out or dine in. 10/10 recommend this tour for everyone wanting to learn about this city.

I absolutely loved this tour. Stuart is incredibly knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor. The tour was interactive, fun, interesting and really informative. I totally recommend it to anyone who wants to know Denmark through the eyes of someone who chose to have his home here after visiting 70 countries and living in more than than 20 of them.

Very nice visit off the beaten track. Lesley is a guide who knows Copenhagen very well. Masters the history of the city and the region. She is very friendly. You want to know more and in no time, Lesley is the best guide for that. I recommend his company without hesitation.

We had a great time on our bike tour. Derrick was fun, informative, and gave us a good understanding of the layout of the city. I highly recommend this tour!

Wonderful, entertaining and informative tour, guided by a skilled guide and guide.