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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 Highlights: 3-Hour Bike Tour

3. 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: Danish Folk Legends Self-Guided Walking Tour

4. Copenhagen: Danish Folk Legends Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the fantastical world of Danish myths and folk legends with this self-guided audio tour in Copenhagen. See the National Museum of Denmark, Christiansborg Palace, and many other sights at your own pace with the magic of GPS playback. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. It will guide you on a journey from the Tivoli amusement park over the Copenhagen Stock Exchange to the canals. Pass by the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Royal Library of Denmark, and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Hear interesting stories and facts while exploring the capital of Denmark. You will know the history and culture of the city while marveling at the beautiful architecture of the area. Walk through the gorgeous lanes of the city and uncover iconic sights and hidden gems of the city.

Copenhagen: Slotsholmen Royal History Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Copenhagen: Slotsholmen Royal History Self-Guided Audio Tour

Slotsholmen, the island in Cophenhagen’s harbour, has been a power base for nearly 900 years, for Copenhagen’s founder, Denmark’s kings and today’s Danish parliament, housed in the beautiful Christiansborg Palace. This walking tour starts at the very spot where Copenhagen’s story began in the 1100s, Højbro Plads, before crossing over to ‘the Castle Island’, as Slotsholmen is known. There are centuries worth of fascinating tales to listen to and several historical buildings to take in before our tour ends in front of Thorvaldsen Museum, dedicated to Bertel Thorvaldsen who inspired kings and nobles. You’ll hear how the original fortress evolved over the centuries into a series of castles and, later, spectacular palaces. I’ll show you how to spot where earlier palaces have been blended into the current complex, and I’ll tell you how to access the underground ruins of the medieval castles. You’ll also hear about Denmark’s rulers, including Christian IV, the larger-than-life “builder king” who created beautiful buildings but bankrupted the country. Then there’s Frederik VII, the unlikely hero king who avoided a revolution, and Christian VI, the shy king who created northern Europe’s largest and most awe-inspiring palace. You’ll also discover a secret garden! Other highlights you can look forward to on this tour include: • Seeing the statue of Copenhagen’s founder, Bishop Absalon • Taking in the Palace Chapel, where for generations monarchs have been baptised, married, and lain in state after death • Spotting the Christiansborg Palace balcony, from which new monarchs are proclaimed to the people • Finding out about the doorway to Folketing, the Danish Parliament, with its controversial engravings • Discovering the peaceful tranquility of the Royal Library Garden, one of the city’s best kept secrets with an unlikely history • Hearing about the Royal Library and its bold modern extension, the Black Diamond • Travelling back to 1943, when the Danes united to rescue almost all of the country’s Jewish population before they could be seized by Nazi occupiers • Passing the ornate and historic Court Theatre Allow at least 90 minutes to get the most out of this tour. Music and sound effects, including a magnificent royal pageant with hundreds of white horses, help bring the stories to life.

Copenhagen: Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Copenhagen: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the enchanting city of Copenhagen, where history, culture, and modernity seamlessly blend to create a truly unique experience. As you embark on this self-guided audio tour, you will uncover the rich tapestry of Copenhagen's past and present, exploring its iconic landmarks, charming neighborhoods, and vibrant atmosphere. With your trusty audio guide in hand, you'll navigate the city at your own pace, immersing yourself in the fascinating stories that have shaped Copenhagen into the captivating destination it is today. From the historic Tivoli Gardens to the iconic Little Mermaid statue, each stop on this tour reveals a piece of Copenhagen's identity, inviting you to delve into the city's royal heritage, architectural marvels, and progressive spirit. Whether you're strolling along the picturesque Nyhavn Harbor, admiring the breathtaking architecture of Rosenborg Castle, or experiencing the lively energy of the city's bustling streets, this self-guided audio tour ensures a personalized and enriching exploration of Copenhagen. Let the narrations transport you through time and culture, providing insights into the Danish way of life and the city's significant role in shaping European history. Prepare to be captivated by Copenhagen's charm as you uncover hidden gems, learn intriguing facts, and appreciate the seamless blend of tradition and innovation that defines this Scandinavian gem. Learn more about the top 20 tourist attractions in Copenhagen. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Copenhagen Central Station 2. Tivoli Gardens 3. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 4. Copenhagen City Hall 5. The National Museum of Denmark 6. Christiansborg Slot 7. Royal Library 8. Saviour's Church 9. Nyhavn 10. Royal Danish Theater 11. Amalienborg Museum 12. Frederiks Kirke 13. Designmuseum Danmark 14. Gefionspringvandet (Gefion Fountain) 15. Kastellet 16. Botanical Garden 17. Rundetårn (Round Tower) 18. Frederiksberg Palace 19. Søndermarken 20. National Aquarium Denmark (Den Bla Planet) So, put on your headphones, hit play, and let the Copenhagen Self-Guided Audio Tour be your companion on this unforgettable journey through one of Europe's most captivating cities.

Copenhagen: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

7. Copenhagen: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

Experience Copenhagen through the lens of a local, capturing both the iconic views and the photogenic charm of hidden corners. Navigate from the iconic Havnepromenade capturing its serene waterfront and vibrant atmosphere to the emblematic Rosenborg Castle renowned for its majestic spires and lush gardens. Uncover their unique roles in the daily life of locals, from being a beloved meeting point to a scene straight out of a postcard. Experience Copenhagen intimately, as your Local reveals the stories behind famed postcard scenes, blending photogenic imagery with personal anecdotes. This experience offers a distinctive view of Copenhagen, combining picturesque highlights with authentic cultural insights, making it a can't-miss experience for any visitor.

Copenhagen Sights & Stories - 3 hrs Walking Tour

8. Copenhagen Sights & Stories - 3 hrs Walking Tour

We meet on the City Hall Square. Walk through the Piss canal, which, in spite of its name, is perhaps the most charming neighborhood in Copenhagen. Hear the stories from the past thousand years and experience the modern culture of the city. We walk through the Medieval Town out to the Island of Power where we see palaces and the wonderful Library Gardens. We look the Harbour from the Black Diamond and head back into the Old Town, walking past the 400 year old Exchange with its incredible Dragon Spire. On our way we see world class architecture, old and new, as well as we experience the magic of the laid back bicycle lifestyle of the the city. Our tour will end at the grand Kings New Square and the magical New Harbour.

Private Segway Tour Copenhagen 1-and 2-hr tour options

9. Private Segway Tour Copenhagen 1-and 2-hr tour options

Our office is located at Langelinie alle 58, few minutes away from the Famous statue of the little mermaid. Please arrive to our office 15 min prior to departure for training and check-in. Here you will receive helmet, radio, sign our waiver and meet your guide. You will then go to our spacious training ground where we teach you how to manoeuvre the Segway - it is super easy and majority of our guests have never tried it before. Once you are comfortable we begin the tour in a traffic free area. 1-Hour tour: Majority of this tour takes place in a car-free area - you will still get to see major sights. In fact, due to our great location you can see over 10 of the iconic monuments in Copenhagen including The Little Mermaid, The Queen's Palace, The Marble Church, colourful Nyhavn and the Citadel - our military fortress. It's a fast and fun way to get to see these things in Copenhagen. 2-Hour tour: If you opt for our 2-hour tour (most popular) - you will enjoy to see most of the sights in the inner city. In addition to the sights from the 1-hr tour, you will also get to see the parliament, Christiansborg Palace, the Black Diamond, the Library garden - you will get to cruise through the old latin quarter and cosy streets of Copenhagen. We take a short cafe break at the Royal Theatre where we have some special prices exclusively for our guests (no purchases are necessary). This is a great option to see most of the city in just 2-hours! Both tours end back at our office with a complimentary beverage and a fun Segway souvenir. On this private VIP tour you will have the guide exclusively to your group and you control the pace, the photo stops, and so on. Segways are a fun activity for the entire family - plus you get to see so much of the city in just an hour! We look forward to welcoming you.

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Our 3-hour Copenhagen tour was made into an experience by our tour guide Hrannar. He speaks excellent German, is competent and gave us an overview of the city in an interesting and humorous way. We would love to come here again and can absolutely recommend this tour. Thank you!

Both the bus and boat trip were excellent. The only downside was that it was not clear which bus company belonged to which boat trip. Finally found the right bus and also a good boat trip starting point.

The sights were explained in detail and yet relaxed. Very pleasant guide. I can only recommend the combination bus and boat tour ticket. We had the 48 hour ticket, which we used very intensively.

The bus was amazing, so informative and took us all around Copenhagen! The river cruise was fantastic, definitely an experience to participate in!

I loved getting an overview of Copenhagen and especially the canal boat ride.