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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: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

2. 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

3. 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.

Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

4. 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: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour of the Must See Sights

5. Copenhagen: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour of the Must See Sights

Practice your royal manners as you discover the must-see sights of Copenhagen and learn about local customs and culture on this 2.5-hour guided walk. On the way to Christansborg Palace your guide will help you step back into the days of Hans Christian Andersen and the tales of the fishermen of Nyhavn. You’ll hear stories and legends from days gone by mixed with current history as your guide makes Copenhagen come alive. As you approach Christiansborg Palace you’ll learn how this magnificent building functions both as a palace and a government building that houses the Danish Parliament, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court. Several parts of the palace are used by the Danish monarch, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the Chapel and the Royal Stables.

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What people are saying about Folketinget

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,401 reviews

Perfect amount of time for the activity and wonderful starting point in city centre. Stick to the right side of the boat for the best views though.

Very funny and informative guide and excellent helmsman (in very windy conditions). Even brought out the ponchos when we had a bit of rain

Excellent guide - English/Danish/German info. Easy way to see the main highlights in one hour.

Great guided canal tour! One full hour. A very pleasant way to see Copenhagen.

An alternative way to see Copenhagen in short time.