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Gammel Strand: 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: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Bus Tour

2. 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. 

"Cph best sights" - Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. "Cph best sights" - Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start your audio adventure whenever and wherever you want. We have put together stories from the most popular sights in Copenhagen. The voice from the audio guide is automatically triggered when you are near the places we have selected for you. During this almost two-hour audio guide you will experience and hear stories about Christiansborg Palace, which formed the framework for Copenhagen's first castle from 1167 and the first royal castles from the Middle Ages to the current castle from 1927. Among other things, you will be led to and hear the stories of one of Denmark's oldest gardens and castles - The royal garden and Rosenborg Castle. In addition, you will follow in the footsteps of the world-famous Danish fairytale poet Hans Christian Andersen in Nyhavn and hear where he has lived in his time in Copenhagen. We will also pass Amalienborg Castle, where Denmark's royals live today. You also get close to the fairytale poet's mermaid, who looks out over the harbor entrance to the Port of Copenhagen. The audio guide also contains stories about the social experiment freetown Christiania, which is the second most visited place after Tivoli. This was just a selection of the stories of the stories in the audio guide, which contains both facts, dramatic stories and stories about important people who have helped to make Copenhagen and Denmark the country we know today.

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What people are saying about Gammel Strand

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,160 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.

Bus stop was right outside our hotel. Can’t ask for more than that

An alternative way to see Copenhagen in short time.