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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.

Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

2. Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the digital Copenhagen Card-Discover and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Redeem the 8-character Copenhagen Card code in the Copenhagen Card app whenever you want to and then activate when you need to start using the card. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains, the harbor buses, and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens (gardens access only, rides not included) • Canal Tours (Classic Canal Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • The Round Tower • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo • Casino Marienlyst • The Cisterns • Design Museum Denmark

Copenhagen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Tour Option

3. Copenhagen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Tour Option

Experience the beauty of Copenhagen from an open-air double-decker sightseeing bus. With your ticket, you can hop on and off as much as you like at any of the conveniently located stops around the city. Discover the city’s must-see attractions at your own pace. The tour is made even more entertaining and informative with digitally recorded commentary available in 10 languages. With 22 stops around the city, the bus stops near all of Copenhagen's attractions and must-see sights. From the second oldest amusement park in the world, Tivoli, to the winter residence of the royal family, Amalienborg Palace, and many other top attractions. Choose the bus and boat tour option for the complete sightseeing package. Sit back and relax in the excellent, blue sightseeing Nettobådene boats. Enjoy a trip through the many harbors and canals of the city and see a different side of Copenhagen. During this 1-hour boat tour, pass the colorful Nyhaven, the hip and happening Christianshavn, and even the world-famous statue of the Little Mermaid.

Copenhagen: 48-Hour Sightseeing Bus Ticket, 1-Hour Boat Tour

4. Copenhagen: 48-Hour Sightseeing Bus Ticket, 1-Hour Boat Tour

Explore Copenhagen at your own pace with a 48-hour pass to the city’s double-decker sightseeing bus and complimentary access to a 1 hour Classic Canal Tour in the canals of Copenhagen. You can hop off at up to 30 city center stops, including the Gefion Fountain, The Marble Church and the legendary commune of Freetown Christiania. Hop off at the zoo, explore Frederiksberg Castle, marvel at the Liberty Monument, or hop off at the Meatpacking District. Copenhagen's palaces and museums are laid out for you as the bus cruises through the graceful Danish capital’s streets. On warm days, take to the open-top deck and relax on comfortable seats. You can hop on and hop off as many times as you like, for as long as your ticket is valid. On cold days, buses are heated to keep you warm during the great experience. Go down to the harbor side and catch the cool breeze and breathe in the fresh air. See the famous Little Mermaid and the stunning Black Diamond building, home to the Royal Library, Denmark’s national library. You can join our Classic Canal tour from either Nyhavn or Ved Stranden to see the city from the water. here you will see some of the major attractions, such as Christiansborg Palace, the striking new Opera House* Remember to go the the ticket office to get a ticket for a specific departure time for the Canal Cruise. A small selection of bus stops: The Little Mermaid The Marble Church Kongens Nytorv Christianshavn Christiansborg Palace Carlsberg Christiania The Opera* Planetariet* and Langelinie (Cruise Terminals) Audio guides and headphones are provided with pre-recorded commentary in various languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, Polish and Ukranian. Boat stops: Ved Stranden Nyhavn

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: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

6. Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

Get an up close and personal experience of the many attractions and beautiful sights of Copenhagen on this relaxed and easygoing tour. Copenhagen is practically made for biking, with excellent infrastructure and almost no hills on the tour, the conditions cannot get any better. Meet up with your charismatic guide at a central meeting point and get settled in your traditional, easy-to-handle bicycles. Ride through the city in style and enjoy the views with your fellow tour companions. Let yourself get carried away with the guide's unique storytelling and learn what Copenhagen is all about. Wave hello to The Little Mermaid, see Christiansborg Castle, and many other sights on this 3-hour City Highlights bike tour.

Copenhagen: City Card with 40+ Attractions & Sightseeing Bus

7. Copenhagen: City Card with 40+ Attractions & Sightseeing Bus

Free access to more than 40 attractions in central Copenhagen Unlimited access to Stromma's Hop On - Hop Off buses (varies with season) Hop On - Hop Off buses include an audio-guide in 12 different languages The Official Copenhagen Card is 100% digital. Download the Copenhagen Card app on your smartphone and tap in the card code. After redeeming and activating the card you are ready to explore Copenhagen. Please be aware NOT to activate (swipe) the card before you are ready to start exploring. When you activate your card the hours start counting! You cannot use the Get Your Guide voucher as a valid card. It must be the activated Copenhagen Card in the Copenhagen Card app. With the Copenhagen Card-Hop you get unlimited transportation with the Hop On - Hop Off buses by Stromma around in Copenhagen from attraction to attraction. Three different bus routes take you around in Copenhagen, and it is up to you, which area you want to explore the first. You can hop on and off the buses as much as you like as long as your Copenhagen Card-Hop is valid. Please note that the Classic Copenhagen route runs daily all year around. Urban Green Copenhagen and Colorful Copenhagen bus routes are seasonal (everyday from May 5th-Sep 3rd, Friday-Sunday from March-May 4th and Sep-Dec). Enjoy activities like: Tivoli Gardens Canal Tours Copenhagen, Stromma The Round Tower Rosenborg Castle Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms Copenhagen Zoo Amalienborg Palace The National Museum Christiansborg - Ruins Under Christiansborg Palace Church of Our Saviour Guinness World Records & The Mystic Exploratorium The Botanical Garden Ripley's Believe It or Not! & Hans Christian Andersen Experience Christiansborg - The Royal Kitchen Glyptoteket SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark Planetarium Danish Architecture Center Design Museum Denmark Christiansborg - The Royal Stables Netto Boats Museum of Copenhagen Cisternerne Copenhagen Train Tours Medical Museion The Museum of Danish Resistance Thorvaldsens Museum The Black Diamond Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen Contemporary Nikolaj Kunsthal The Workers Museum Solve a Mystery Storm – Museum for Humor and Satire Hop On - Hop Off Buses by Stromma Bakkehuset The Danish Jewish Museum Please note that opening hours can fluctuate over the year due to seasonality or special events. Approximately half of the included museums and attractions are closed on Mondays and several are also closed on public holidays. We recommend staying updated on the websites of the attractions. Furthermore, please note that a few attractions recommend that you pre-book a time slot.Copenhagen Card entitles the cardholder to one visit per attraction. Re-visits are not possible.Finally, please be aware that the attractions included in the Copenhagen Card are revised regularly. This means, e.g., that the National Aquarium (Den Blå Planet) is no longer included in the Copenhagen Card.

Copenhagen: Small-Group Hygge and Happiness Culture Tour

8. Copenhagen: Small-Group Hygge and Happiness Culture Tour

Embark on a 3.5-hour walking tour of Copenhagen. Get to the root of hygge, and get to know Danish culture. The concept of hygge is hard to describe, but easy to experience. See why Danes are some of the world’s happiest people, and experience hygge for yourself. “Hygge” is a concept that is an all-encompassing ingredient for the Danish way of life. Set out on a slow-paced walking tour with a born-and-raised local to appreciate this unique Copenhagen vibe. Glimpse this concept from a local perspective, and recognize why hygge is so important in today’s society. Begin the tour in the charming neighborhood of Nyboder, a local gem beloved by residents for its irresistible calmness. Here, start with introductions, and get close with those of whom you’ll experience hygge. Afterwards, amble through the small, picturesque streets of Nyboder, one of the oldest parts of Copenhagen, filled to the brim with cobblestone streets, timber-framed houses, and green spaces amongst the urban sprawl. Take your time to wander through, as that is a great way to kick off the hygge experience. Engage your taste buds along the way with bites of world-renowned pastries, delicious traditional Danish flødeboller, and a cup of liquid joy. Learn how these play into the Danish traditional way of life through historical accounts from your knowledgeable guide. Escape the urban sprawl with stops in green spaces or hidden alleys, only known to the locals. Settle in for a bit of relaxation, and hear the history of how Copenhagen came to be. Take Instagram worthy photos with the stunning backdrops of this city, as well as miniature and grand castles with great views. Discover the secrets of why some people say Denmark is a utopia and fairytale-like, consistently being ranked amongst the happiest people in the world year after year. Conclude the tour with a sit-down with your group at a local café in Copenhagen to enjoy a cup of coffee. Want to explore further? Feel free to ask your local guide for personal recommendations.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

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

Step into the captivating world of Copenhagen as you embark on a thrilling 2-hour walking tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you'll unlock the secrets of the city's culture, immerse yourself in its rich history, and discover hidden gems that will leave you enchanted. Prepare to be captivated by the hidden wonders and historical marvels that await you on this unforgettable journey through central Copenhagen as your expert guide leads you along a historical highway brimming with captivating tales. Experience the highlights of Copenhagen's remarkable 1000-year history, starting with a visit to the iconic Kastellet fortification. Venture through a lush, green park that pays tribute to the heroes of World War II and behold the awe-inspiring Gefion Fountain, a true marvel of Danish craftsmanship. As you stroll along the boardwalk, relish breathtaking harbor views and make a memorable encounter with the iconic Little Mermaid, who holds an even more epic tale than you can imagine. Next, it's time to witness the grandeur of Amalienborg, the Royal Palace. Your guide will regale you with insider stories of the Royal Guards and unveil awe-inspiring tales about the royal family, known only to those who have served in the guard. Test your observational skills in a playful game as you uncover the whereabouts of the current head of the Danish royal family, Daisy. As we continue our journey, we'll reach the picturesque New Harbor, a charming canal that exudes undeniable charm. Capture a truly special perspective for a memorable photo, and don't hesitate to seek assistance from your guide to ensure the perfect shot. Our adventure culminates at one of Copenhagen's most renowned squares, conveniently situated next to the bustling pedestrian street at the heart of Copenhagen. From here, you'll have easy access to buses, taxis, and metro lines, allowing you to continue your exploration of this vibrant city.

Copenhagen: Grand Canal Tour with Live Commentary

10. Copenhagen: Grand Canal Tour with Live Commentary

Discover the fascinating history of Copenhagen on our Grand Canal Tour! Our experienced guide will take you on a journey from the Stone Age to the modern day. This sightseeing tour combines famous, must-see sights with lesser-known areas and landmarks in Copenhagen. This tour will also take you a little south and to the northeren part of the harbour where you will experince some of the new areas, which is know for being both hip and raw. The tour is always live-guided in both English and Danish. The duration of the tour is 1 hour and 45 minutes and departs from Ved Stranden.

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Amazing tour covering so many sights. We had a wonderful guide annaliese who was personable, knowledgable and so accomodating. Copenhagen has so much to offer we can’t wait to come back!

Guide Theresa was fabulous. Great impressions, stroll through the city with lots of explanations about the Danish way of life. We felt very comfortable.

I had a great and spooky experience, walking this ghost walk, highly recommend, if you like paranormal things!

Great stories and sound design. Also lots of historical info about Copenhagen.

Great card. Quite reasonable price. Was used 100%. Required purchase