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

2. 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: 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. 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.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

Copenhagen: 1- or 2-Hour Boat Rental - No License Required

6. Copenhagen: 1- or 2-Hour Boat Rental - No License Required

Drive your own boat around Copenhagen Harbor. Choose your own route through the picturesque surroundings as you captain your boat on a 1 or 2-hour ride. Start your adventure at the meeting point where the local operator will show you how to drive the boat. After a brief safety chat, set out on the water. Travel on the peaceful waters of Copenhagen Harbour and Canals as you witness local landmarks and historical sites from the water. Use the map given to you during your orientation to help you navigate around. Pack your own picnic or buy snacks and drinks to take with you. Create memories with your friends and family as you behold the exciting atmosphere of Copenhagen Canals.

Copenhagen: City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

7. Copenhagen: City Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Take 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. The 2 hour option is very popular, as you get to cover 90% 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. 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: Guided E-Bike Tour

8. Copenhagen: Guided E-Bike Tour

Arrive 10 min prior to tour start to meet your guide and get familiar with the e-bike. You will get your helmet and radio system so you can hear your guide while cycling - this also ensures you see as much as possible in just 2 hours. Your guide will take you to the most iconic places in the Copenhagen including The Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain and much more! There will also be a short stop at the unique Freetown Christiania where you can roam around on your own. Please note your guide will not accompany you in here as it is not allowed for out-side guides. So you will get a chance to experience this oasis in the city on your very own. Grab a coffee in one of the many cafes and soak up the atmosphere of Christiania - which is unlike any other place in Copenhagen! You will also cross the cycle bridges and on the e-bike you can cover as much in 2 hours as you could on a 3-hour normal bike tour. Also the radio system ensures for a smooth ride so your guide can speak while driving. Each bike also has a basket so you can store small items while on the tour. The E-Bike is a Danish designed cycle with 7 gears, cruise control and a speed of up to 30km/hour. You will both get sightseeing and fun in one tour! If you wish to bring the children there are a few option - please read before you book so there are no misunderstandings: 1) If your child is between 2-5 years old: We will provide either a child seat or cargo trailer attached to the parent's bike. If you have a preference for child seat or cargo trailer please call or email us so we can reserve. 2) If your child is between 6-11 years old: We will provide the popular cargo bike - the so-called Danish Christiania cycle. The parent will be upgraded to this cycle and up to 2 children can sit in the front cargo compartment. The upgrade to use this cargo bike will include the price of 1 child, and there is a small extra fee if you wish to have 2 kids in the same cargo bike. So please note if your child is between 6 and 11 years old, you have to choose the number of children. 3) Children have to be minimum 155 cm or 12 years of age to ride the ebikes. We do have a limited number of smaller bikes but please contact us in advance. If the child is 12 years of age but does not meet the minimum height requirement of 155cm, please book the christiania cargo bike. No heavy peddling or struggles to keep up with the group - just get on your e-bike, follow your guide and enjoy Copenhagen!

Copenhagen: Guided Tour on Electric KickBike. All Highlight

9. Copenhagen: Guided Tour on Electric KickBike. All Highlight

The brand new 2023 Electric Kick-Bikes are the first of their kind in Denmark. Come join this exciting guided tour around Copenhagen. You will see 90% of the highlights of the city with your own guide. See the Mermaid, The Royal Castle, The Parliament, Opera House, Nyhavn, The Citadel, Waterfront, Gefion Fountain, The old streets, and beautiful buildings, and listen to your guide while he/she tells you anecdotes and facts about the proud Capital of Denmark. Helmets are mandatory. Full introduction and training before the tour start. The guide will be with you on the tour. Radio systems are provided. St. Nicholas Church Absalon Statue Old Beach Waterfront The Latin Quarter Christiansborg Castle The Parliament The Royal Library The Library Garden The Black Diamond The Old Stock Exchange Small cozy Danish streets The Canals of Copenhagen Ofelia Beach Actors' House Waterfront New Harbour (Nyhavn) Amalienborg Royal Castle Gefion Fountain The Citadel The Little Mermaid Kings New Square The Royal Theatre

Copenhagen: Private Sightseeing Tour by Car and Walking

10. Copenhagen: Private Sightseeing Tour by Car and Walking

Get to know Copenhagen and enjoy a tour on foot and by private vehicle through this stunning Scandinavian treasure. Learn about the region's rich history, from the Vikings to modern day Denmark from your local guide. Start your tour with a panoramic drive along the harbor. Stop at all of the legendary symbols of the world’s oldest monarchy for a proper introduction to the old Viking nation's capital. Admire the Residence of the Danish Royal Family at the impressive Amalienborg Castle, boasting wonderful views of the Opera House and the Marble Church nearby. Then, see a must-see symbol of the city: the Little Mermaid statue. Look as she elegantly watches over her waterfront home. The charming fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen become alive when paying a visit to this statue created by the famous fable itself. Towards the old town center, enjoy a walk on the celebrated pedestrian street, Stroget. The world’s longest strolling lane begins with the lively Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens next door and leads on to the splendid Kings New Square. Half way down the street, enjoy a walk through the magnificent courtyard of the Christiansborg Castle. This is considered home for both by Danish Parliament, Prime Ministers Offices, as well as the Royal Reception Rooms. Afterwards, take some time to admire the charming district of Nyhavn. The graceful swans and stunning old boats lining the canal are a perfect balance to the colorful townhouses up on the street level. Here, stop for a short coffee break or stroll along the harbor filled with inviting cafés and restaurants. End with a short drive back to your hotel or your cruise ship. If wish, you can also stay in the city center.

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Amelia was knowledgable and personable, hit all the right spots and answered all my questions! 100% would recommend. Even though it happened that the rest of the group cancelled, Amelia still held the tour just for me, which I thought to be very professional.

This is one of the best experiences I have ever done in Copenhagen. This was my first time and with the few minutes of training I was upto the speed. I would highly recommend this activity. The staff were super helpful and kind. Cheers

This is the best tour I have taken in Copenhagen. The guide Mikel is just too good, lovely hospitality, and fabulous knowledge.

The tour was great, just very cold lol. The gent was knowledgeable and super handsome, the kind of guide you would like

Thanks for this very interesting Tour. Amalie was our guide and she did a great job!