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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: Public 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour in French

4. Copenhagen: Public 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour in French

Embark on a captivating journey through Copenhagen with a private walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Copenhagen's culture, delve into its fascinating history, admire its cutting-edge modern architecture, and explore pioneering social and urban developments. This tour seamlessly combines the city's iconic highlights with hidden gems that only a local expert can unveil. Our tours are conducted exclusively in French and are restricted to a maximum of 14 participants.

Copenhagen: Danish Folk Legends Self-Guided Walking Tour

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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 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.

Kayak Tour in Copenhagen Harbor - June, July and August

9. Kayak Tour in Copenhagen Harbor - June, July and August

Please arrive at the location 10 min prior to departure for check in. Here you will need to sign our waiver, meet your guide who will give you some instructions, help you with equipment and how to get into the kayak. The kayaks are stable double sea kayaks, which means that anyone can sail them. For larger groups, double Sit-on-Top and single sea kayaks are also used. Persons under the age of 15 sail together with an adult in a double kayak. Once you are comfortable in the kayaks we begin the tour from Kalvebod Bølge. 2 hour tour: Sailing to Slotsholmen past Gammel Strand, Thorvaldsens Museum, Christiansborg, Børsen and the Royal Library and through Christianshavns cozy canals. Experience the beautiful buildings in Copenhagen's city centre and the history as well as the old buildings and the special atmosphere of Christianshavn. The tour ends at Kalvebod Bølge again. The length of the tour is incl. instruction and a refreshment.

Copenhagen: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

10. 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.

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Thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly & engaging. We felt so much more familiar with Copenhagen by the end of the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Very nice activity to discover the city and part of its history. The guide was very nice but Be careful only speaks in English so it's better to understand it. I recommend

The service (quickly got a children's bike) was great, the tour was very informative, the length was ok and the guide Jörn was very attentive! Gladly again!

It's a one-hour tour, but it's very informative, so I'm very satisfied. I think this is a must-see tour when you come to Copenhagen.

Not only was something told, but the questions asked were also answered.