The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

2. Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

Explore Copenhagen at your own pace with a 48-hour pass to the city’s double-decker sightseeing bus and complimentary access to a boat tour of the canals. You can hop off at up to 25 city center stops, including the Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Royal Palace and the legendary commune of Freetown Christiania. Hop off at the zoo, explore Frederiksberg Castle, marvel at the Liberty Monument, or stop off at the Carlsberg Brewery. 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. Then hop onto a boat 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* A small selection of the bus stops:  The Little Mermaid Amalienborg Palace Nyhavn 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, and Polish. Boat stops:  Ved Stranden Nyhavn

Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

3. Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

Once everyone has been partnered with a bike that suits them, the tour will begin. You will visit such sights as the New Houses, the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, the English Church, Amalienborg Castle, the Marble Church, the Opera house, and many more. In between, there will be the opportunity to rest your legs and grab a snack as you take a short lunch or coffee break at Torvehallerne, a local food market. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you all the history of the places we see, along with a lot of fun stories surrounding them and Danish culture in general. Once the tour is over, your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on where to go next or perhaps revisit sights that you saw along the tour.

Copenhagen: Red Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

4. Copenhagen: Red Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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. In all, there are over 25 stops at major landmarks, monuments, and attractions. The Mermaid Line is the main route, and you can also ride the Orange Line, which stops at Christiania and Reffen Street Food. In Copenhagen, there are 3 exciting tour lines to explore the city with, all included in your ticket. Mermaid Tour (red line): This tour gives you a good overview of the history and fun facts of Copenhagen through the centuries. The route offers spectacular views of the various castles, historic monuments, churches, the modern architecture buildings, historic parks, canals and much more. Christiania Tour (orange line): The orange route takes you from the city centre to the diverse neighbourhood of Christianshavn. We pass by the famous Christiania Freetown and offer an amazing view from the Opera House. This line is in operation from May - September. The Blue Planet / National Aquarium of Denmark (blue line): There is a shuttle service to both the Blue Planet and the Airport. This line is in operation from April - September.

Copenhagen: 1 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

5. 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: 3 Hour Private Bike Tour

6. Copenhagen: 3 Hour Private Bike Tour

Meet with your group at a time of your choosing at Inderhavnsbroen bridge, where your bikes will be ready waiting for you. From here you will explore the city and learn a great deal about Danish culture and history with some traditional food and folklore thrown in as well. The tour will travel along a planned route and will include a lunch/coffee break if required, before resulting back at the starting spot.  Along the course of the tour, you can expect to see such sights as The little mermaid, Christiania, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Castle, the marble church, and many more.

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

7. 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: Guided City Bike Tour

8. Copenhagen: Guided City Bike Tour

Start your adventure and jump right on to your stylish bikes when you arrive. Once you've been fitted with your bike and had a brief safety talking, you're ready to set-off and explore the greatest bicycle city in the world. On your way, experience some of Copenhagen’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems, while you get to tune into fun and interesting stories from a local. As you drive, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hop-off your bike and capture some picture-perfect snapshots of you at Copenhagen's green gardens, tucked-away cobble-stoned streets, grand castles and blazing colorful streets. During your tour, feel free to strike up a conversation with your guide about life in Copenhagen and just about anything else you want to discuss.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

9. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

10. Copenhagen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

Get your full-access pass to Copenhagen with a choice of 3 different tickets, all of which are valid for 72 hours which gives you the chance to see the best of what Copenhagen has to offer. See the city at your own pace, and hop off at any of the 30 stops to explore further. Find out why people exclaim “Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen” while on board the double-decker sightseeing bus, offering panoramic views of sights such as the Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, and Botanical Gardens. An on board pre-recorded commentary is available in English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Polish.  Classic Copenhagen Route: Stop 1 - Ved Stranden Stop 2 - Nyjhavn Stop 3 - Amalienborg Palace Stop 4 - Gefion Fountain Stop 5 - The Little Mermaid Stop 6 - Langelinie N Stop 7 - Langelinie M Stop 8 - Langelinie S Stop 9 - Rosenborg Castle Stop 10 - Gammel Torv Stop 11 - City Hall Square Stop 12 - Radisson Royal Hotel/Tivoli Stop 13 - Tivoli Hotel/Fisketorvet - Copenhagen Mall Stop 14 - Marriott Hotel/Kalvebod Waves Stop 15 - The Black Diamond

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What people are saying about The Little Mermaid

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Alex was an incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic tour guide. We were architects wanting to go see great architecture and he developed the tour just for us as we went along! Has a great knowledge of Copenhagen's urban history. Would highly recommend this tour to all architects and Urban planners! A must if you want to understand this great city and it's people and how they live!

Such a great way to see Copenhagen! Really enthusiastic and knowledgable tour guide. Loved seeing the ‘Freetown’ part and just generally cycling round Copenhagen was brilliant. Highly recommend!

The bike tour was great. Our guide was really informed with an added wonderful sense of humor. Very proud of his country.

Absolutely fantastic experience with super friendly, informative and funny guide Sabi. Highly recommended.

Great tour. Easy paced, funny guide, nice way to get an initial flavour of the city.