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Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

1. 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: 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. 

Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

3. Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

Your guide will  show you the way through the city to the best attractions, while telling you all about the history of Copenhagen along with fun stories about the sights and Danish culture. The tour is primarily biking but also involves some walking through parks and areas where biking is not allowed. The usual route is to the lakes, Rosenborg castle in the King's Garden, the New Houses, the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, Amalienbrog castle and Nyhavn. Your guide will take wishes to visit other attractions or skip some if a majority of the group would like that. There will be bathroom and water breaks throughout the tour and it will be conducted at an average pace in which everyone is able to keep up.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

4. 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: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

5. Copenhagen: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

Discover the magic of Copenhagen on a private walking tour with a local guide. Experience Copenhagen's culture, history, incredible modern architecture, and pioneering social and urban development. Combine the highlights of the city with hidden spots that only a local can show you. Stroll the narrow streets of Old Town, the colorful port of Nyhavn, and Admire St. Nicholas Church (now the Contemporary Art Center). Walk around Kongens Nytorv, the favorite meeting place of the Danish people to observe their relaxed lifestyle. Wander the gardens of Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the kings of Denmark. See the incredible Marble Church, learn about its fascinating history, and taste a Danish pastry inside a traditional pastry shop. Visit the canals and the Gefion Fountain, the entrance to the old Kastellet fortress. See the famous statue that represents the symbol of Copenhagen and the most visited monument in Denmark: The Little Mermaid. From the endpoint of the tour, your guide will accompany you to the nearest station if you're in need of assistance and will offer insights and tips to make the most of your visit to Copenhagen.

Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

6. Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

Explore Copenhagen on this private full-day tour with a guide. Admire the city's culture, history, gastronomy, architecture, and pioneering social and urban development. Combine the highlights of the city with hidden spots that only a local can show you. From the iconic Round Tower to the oldest streets and corners of Copenhagen's old town. Meet your guide at the central fountain in Kultorvet Square and begin your tour of Copenhagen. Visit Christiansborg Palace, the former Royal residence and now the headquarters of the Danish Parliament. Enjoy a tasting of the Danish cuisine in its magnificent tower while having a privileged view of the city. Walk between canals on the island of Christianshavn. Visit the Church of Our Saviour, a baroque building famous for its spiral outdoor staircase. Explore Freetown Christiania, a community located in the heart of the Danish capital. Learn about this self-governing and independent community, where more than a thousand people live together in peace and away from social norms. After your visit to Christianshavn, relax by the canal and watch the boats as they pass by in the colorful port of Nyhavn, one of Copenhagen's more famous travel destinations. Then visit Rosenborg Castle, King's Gardens, and the Marble Church. Make your last food-tasting stop for a Danish pastry. Savor your delicious pastry and have a coffee before visiting Amalienborg, the official residence of the Kings of Denmark. From the gardens, you can admire an architectural gem on the other side of the canal, the Copenhagen Opera House. Go along the river and see the Kastellet, a fortress built in the 17th century. Visit the Gefion Fountain, a symbol of the history of the Danish capital, where you can make a wish. Your last stop is the Little Mermaid, a symbol that represents Copenhagen. Before saying goodbye, your guide will take you to the train or boat station to make sure you can get back to the city center without any problems.

Copenhagen: 4-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Copenhagen: 4-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Copenhagen’s most vibrant downtown neighborhoods on a 4-hour group walking tour of the Little Mermaid statue, Nyahvn Port, and Christianborg Castle. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the iconic Little Mermaid statue. Take in views of the bay, and the surrounding state-of-the-art buildings. Continue your tour and visit Copenhagen's best sights, including the Church of Holmens right by the water's edge, Christianborg Palace and its stunning gardens, the colorful and vibrant Nyhavn port, and the impressive Gelfion Fountain with its charging bulls, as you learn all about Denmark's capital city from your local guide.

Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid's Story, Self-Guided Tour

8. Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid's Story, Self-Guided Tour

A brand new way to explore Copenhagen, as you step into the story of The Little Mermaid. This self-guided walking tour game takes you from Kongens Nytorv, and the theatre where author H. C. Andersen worked in his early years, via Nyhavn and out to Langelinie – where the Little Mermaid sits on a rock looking out over the ocean. Experience the classic tale of The Little Mermaid as a StoryKeeper recruit. The tour is narrated by Frederik, a Danish StoryKeeper eager to share this adventure with you. Together with Frederik you will explore some of the most famous sights in Copenhagen, while you help him search for clues hidden in the buildings and statues in your surroundings. When you find the hidden clues, interactive elements and puzzles will pop up on the screen of your smartphone. Once you solve those puzzles, further parts of the mermaid's tale will unlock and bring you closer to the conclusion of the story. Your smartphone is your guide on this tour. When you purchase the tour, you will receive instructions on how to download the tour to your phone. The GPS-based app makes sure you walk in the right direction and keeps you on the right path, using both a map and verbal directions. Go to the starting point of the tour, open the app, put your headphones on - and your Copenhagen adventure will begin! This tour is perfect for the solo traveler, as well as for families or couples. Since the tour is self-guided, you are able to start, pause and finish the tour whenever you like, and it will be a 100% private experience. You can choose between listening to the audio while you walk, or reading the story yourself/to your group. If you plan on listening to the audio, it is recommended that each participant have their own phone with headphones for the best possible experience.

Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour in English

9. Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour in English

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 will receive a well-deserved souvenir and a complimentary beverage. You can then rent a bike, store your luggage for free for the day, or buy some fast-track Tivoli Tickets to continue the fun. Make sure to ask your guide for 1-on-1 recommendations. Just remember, all these tours include photo stops and only consist of small groups for your comfort and safety.

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What people are saying about Gefion Fountain

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 818 reviews

It was a good and in some sense a fast tour as you are on the move all the time , Billal is a friendly and chirpy guide with a smile permanently plastered on his face a welcome change from the guides you sometimes get. Would definitely recommend the tour to someone who wants a brief snap shot of Copenhagen

Our guide, Sebastian, was amazing. Whe was able to show us things we would not have found on our own. Shared amazing facts and history or Copenhagen. Would absolutely recommend

We had an interesting and entertaining tour of Copenhagen. The guide took us safely through the city. We had lots of fun.

Alec was an informative and knowledgeable guide - bike tour is a great way to explore the city!

A superb tour to discover Copenhagen and its history. An excellent guide