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Our most recommended Copenhagen Cruises & Boat Tours

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: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

2. 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: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

3. Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of North Sealand on an 8.5-hour excursion from Copenhagen, and visit the royal monuments of Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and the World Heritage site of Roskilde Cathedral. Ideal for those who want to explore further than the city center to see as much as possible of historic Denmark, but are short of time, you will travel in a small group for a more personalized experience. The tour includes time to explore the imposing exteriors and interiors of Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles, the latter set on the banks of the Sund between Denmark and Sweden, and most notable as the site of Elsinore in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens. The guide will take you to Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, the burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens, including Ingrid of Sweden, spouse of Denmark’s Frederick IX, father of the current Queen Margrethe II. The last stop on your tour will be the Viking Ship Museum to see rebuilt models and excavated ships from the days when the Vikings rampaged their way - and conquered - much of Western Europe and the North Atlantic. Please note, that between November and March and most of April, the tour does not include a visit to the Cathedral's interior but rather a walk around the impressive structure and an introduction to the Cathedral's place in history.

Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

4. Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

Discover Cophenhagen's top sights in less time with a guided bike tour. Travel on a well-maintained bike to see sights like the Little Mermaid statue, the Gefion Fountain, and Amalienbrog Castle. Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point and get fitted with your bike. Follow your guide through the city to its best attractions while hearing about the history of Copenhagen. Immerse yourself in the city fun stories about the sights and Danish culture. Peddle through most of the site but get off the saddle and enjoy walking through parks and areas where biking is not allowed. Travel to scenic lakes, Rosenborg castle in the King's Garden, the New Houses, the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, Amalienbrog castle and Nyhavn. Have the chance to ask your guide if you can visit other attractions or skip some if a majority of the group would like to. 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.

Copenhagen: 2-hour “Hidden Gems” Canal Tour

5. Copenhagen: 2-hour “Hidden Gems” Canal Tour

Discover Copenhagen on this 2-hour comfortable canal tour and discover what life in the city is all about. You'll be taken off the beaten track to see some of the city's best hidden gems in either the North or South Harbor. Sit back and relax as you explore upcoming areas and see how former industrial buildings are being transformed into new spaces. See the idyllic Venice-inspired homes and learn how the Danish lifestyle has influenced the design of the harbor.  Enjoy a social and friendly atmosphere on the boat with a small tour group. Your guide will show you their favorite spots and give you local tips for your vacation. Whether you are looking for somewhere to have an afternoon beer in the sun, a relaxed morning coffee, or a quiet place to get away from it all — your guide will know a place.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

6. 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: Small-Group Hygge and Happiness Culture Tour

7. Copenhagen: Small-Group Hygge and Happiness Culture Tour

Embark on a 3.5-hour walking tour of Copenhagen. Get to the root of hygge, and get to know Danish culture. The concept of hygge is hard to describe, but easy to experience. See why Danes are some of the world’s happiest people, and experience hygge for yourself. “Hygge” is a concept that is an all-encompassing ingredient for the Danish way of life. Set out on a slow-paced walking tour with a born-and-raised local to appreciate this unique Copenhagen vibe. Glimpse this concept from a local perspective, and recognize why hygge is so important in today’s society. Begin the tour in the charming neighborhood of Nyboder, a local gem beloved by residents for its irresistible calmness. Here, start with introductions, and get close with those of whom you’ll experience hygge. Afterwards, amble through the small, picturesque streets of Nyboder, one of the oldest parts of Copenhagen, filled to the brim with cobblestone streets, timber-framed houses, and green spaces amongst the urban sprawl. Take your time to wander through, as that is a great way to kick off the hygge experience. Engage your taste buds along the way with bites of world-renowned pastries, delicious traditional Danish flødeboller, and a cup of liquid joy. Learn how these play into the Danish traditional way of life through historical accounts from your knowledgeable guide. Escape the urban sprawl with stops in green spaces or hidden alleys, only known to the locals. Settle in for a bit of relaxation, and hear the history of how Copenhagen came to be. Take Instagram worthy photos with the stunning backdrops of this city, as well as miniature and grand castles with great views. Discover the secrets of why some people say Denmark is a utopia and fairytale-like, consistently being ranked amongst the happiest people in the world year after year. Conclude the tour with a sit-down with your group at a local café in Copenhagen to enjoy a cup of coffee. Want to explore further? Feel free to ask your local guide for personal recommendations.

Copenhagen: Guided City Bike Tour

8. Copenhagen: Guided City Bike Tour

Start your adventure and jump right on to your stylish JOPO 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 together. 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.

Copenhagen: Guided 2 Hour E-Bike Tour

9. Copenhagen: Guided 2 Hour E-Bike Tour

Arrive 10 min prior to tour start to meet your guide and get familiar with the e-bike. You will get your helmet and radio system so you can hear your guide while cycling - this also ensures you see as much as possible in just 2 hours. Your guide will take you to the most iconic places in the Copenhagen including The Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain and much more! There will also be a short stop at the unique Freetown Christiania where you can roam around on your own. Please note your guide will not accompany you in here as it is not allowed for out-side guides. So you will get a chance to experience this oasis in the city on your very own. Grab a coffee in one of the many cafes and soak up the atmosphere of Christiania - which is unlike any other place in Copenhagen! You will also cross the cycle bridges and on the e-bike you can cover as much in 2 hours as you could on a 3-hour normal bike tour. Also the radio system ensures for a smooth ride so your guide can speak while driving. Each bike also has a basket so you can store small items while on the tour. The E-Bike is a Danish designed cycle with 7 gears, cruise control and a speed of up to 30km/hour. You will both get sightseeing and fun in one tour! If you wish to bring the children there are two add-on options: 1) Child Seat - this holds a child up to 8 years old 2) Cargo Trailer - this holds two children up to 8 years old No heavy peddling or struggles to keep up with the group - just get on your e-bike, follow your guide and enjoy Copenhagen!

Copenhagen: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour

10. Copenhagen: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Copenhagen. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Copenhagen on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn exciting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. Learn interesting information about the city and its attractions. Start the activity any time, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at the impressive City Hall Square. Visit Copenhagen Cathedral with its magnificent interior. Photograph The Round Tower one of the oldest observatories and admire Christiansborg Palace with its unique architecture. Stop by the Old Stock Exchange, one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen, and see the Royal Theater which has great acoustics. Walk around the beautiful Nyhavn and admire the Kissing Bridge with its innovative design. Discover Amalienborg, the highly embellished home of the Danish royal family, and be amazed by the rococo design and 4 palace facades. Finally see the enchanting Frederick’s Church made of marble.

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What people are saying about Copenhagen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,049 reviews

Gustav was a young but engaged guide and we had an amazing food and cycling tour. We were 12 people from many different nations (including Danish) and the tour was a bit shorter than 3 hours. We tasted different food and all seemed to be very authentic.

This was a really fun tour. Our host was funny and informative. We learned about many of the buildings and bridges. It is a nice relaxing way to see Copenhagen from the canals.

Just before we left Copenhagen, we had a spare hour and did the canal cruise. We were surprised how many new angles from the city you see. Definitely a nice experience.

Excellent, the tour guide speaks very good English and introduces everything very well.

Easy to book online. Good location. Professional and friendly crew.