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Copenhagen

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Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Admission Ticket

1. Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Admission Ticket

Skip the ticket-purchasing line and enjoy faster access into Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens with your pre-booked ticket. Choose from weekday, weekend, and early bird ticket options.   Founded in 1843 by the multi-talented and well-traveled Georg Carstensen, Tivoli is the second-oldest amusement park in the world. Enjoy the lovely flowers and gardens, restaurants and cafés, and maybe take a ride on one of the park’s roller coasters. Whether you’re visiting Copenhagen on your own, as a couple, or with your family, Tivoli Gardens has so much to offer. You could easily spend the entire day simply walking around and taking in the sights. Have a cup of coffee in the sun or enjoy the Tivoli Youth Guard playing their instruments. Located in the heart of Copenhagen, this is truly an oasis in the city and one that you don’t want to miss.

Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens and Unlimited Rides Combo Ticket

2. Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens and Unlimited Rides Combo Ticket

Save your time with skip the line access to the Tivoli Gardens during Christmas season and enjoy a day of exciting rides with this attraction ticket to the Tivoli theme park in Copenhagen. Admire the beauty of the decorated Tivoli Gardens during Christmas season. Take advantage of your access to unlimited rides to explore the Villa Vendetta haunted house ride. Get an adrenaline rush as you ride the roller coaster, the Flying Trunk, the Mine, or the Demon ride. Have fun on the Vintage Cars and the Milky Way Express roller coaster. See the exhibits at the Aquarium. Take a spin on the Hyggehjulet for a taste of something sweet or place a bet at the Grand Prix game.

Copenhagen: Canal Cruise from Nyhavn

3. 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 City Card (including transportation)

4. Copenhagen City Card (including transportation)

Get your personal passport to Copenhagen with a Copenhagen City Card and enjoy free entrance to more than 80 different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens • Canal Tours (Grand Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg • ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst • Dansk Arkitektur Center • Geologisk Museum (Statens Naturhistoriske Museum) • Museet for Samtidskunst • Roskilde Museum • Zoologisk Museum (Statens Naturhistoriske Museum) • The Round Tower • Christianborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo In the coming season, April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023, there are 89 attractions included in the card. Seven new or returning attractions are also now included: • Casino Marienlyst• Casino Vesterport• The Cisterns • Design Museum Denmark • ENIGMA • The Museum of Danish Resistance • Elsinore Museum

Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

5. Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

Explore Copenhagen at your own pace with a 48-hour pass to the city’s double-decker sightseeing bus and complimentary access to a boat tour of the canals. You can hop off at up to 25 city center stops, including the Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Royal Palace and the legendary commune of Freetown Christiania. Hop off at the zoo, explore Frederiksberg Castle, marvel at the Liberty Monument, or stop off at the Carlsberg Brewery. 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. Then hop onto a boat tour to see the city from the water. Cruise along the main canals and hop off at city attractions, such as Christiansborg Palace, the striking new Opera House* and the Cruise Terminal at Langelinie Pier. A small selection of the bus stops:  The Little Mermaid Amalienborg Palace Nyhavn Christianshavn Christiansborg Palace Carlsberg Christiania The Opera* Planetariet* and Langelinie (Cruise Terminals) A small selection of the boat stops:  Ved Stranden Amalienborg Palace* and Christianshavn  The Little Mermaid Strret Food - Reffen Audio guides and headphones are provided with pre-recorded commentary in various languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, and Polish.

Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Unlimited Rides Ticket

6. Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Unlimited Rides Ticket

Tivoli is the most visited theme park in Scandinavia, and the third most visited theme park in Europe. This 1-day, unlimited pass makes it easier than ever to take advantage of all the thrilling rides. Release your inner child and try more than 30 roller coasters as many times as you’d like. Book your wristband before you travel to avoid any hassle, and enjoy unlimited access to Tivoli Gardens’ roller coasters and other rides with this wristband. Explore the highlights of this top Copenhagen attraction. Whether you’re visiting Copenhagen on your own or with your family, Tivoli Gardens has so much to offer. You could easily spend the entire day simply walking around, taking in the sights. Please note that this ticket does not include the entrance fee, which has to be purchased separately.

Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

7. 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, The Gefion Fountain, The English Church, The Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Castle, The Marble Church, The Opera house, The New Harbor, Christiania, Our Saviors Church, Christiansborg, The Lakes of Copenhagen, The King's Garden and Rosenborg Castle. In between there will be the opportunity to have a small lunch/coffee break at  at Torvehallerne- a local food market, to rest the legs and get a snack. 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. The tour involves biking for most of the tour, as well as walking in a few areas where biking is not allowed. We have the most knowledgeable guides in Copenhagen who take pleasure in passing on their knowledge to you. 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.

Lund & Malmö: Guided Tour of 2 Countries in One Day

8. Lund & Malmö: Guided Tour of 2 Countries in One Day

Start your day of adventure in front of the Grand Hotel, here you will meet your friendly and informative guide. After a short meet and greet you will hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and set off on your adventure.  Commence your tour with a visit to Hamlet's Castle, one of the most famous tourist landmarks in this area. Shortly after this take a scenic drive down the coastal road of Strandvejen and arrive in the charming old town of Helsingør, known as Elsinor in English. Whilst in Elsinor you will be given time to peruse the fascinating streets of this beautiful city before boarding a boat to head to Sweden.  Aboard your boat, you will sail across the Øresund, travelling to the shores of Sweden. Once you arrive in Sweden you will drive down the picturesque country roads to the ancient city of Lund. Here you can visit the Lund Cathedral, a church built in 1145. Behind the Cathedral there is the chance to explore the tiny streets, with houses that date back to the 1700s! Follow this with a trip to Malmö, Sweden's third largest city. Here you will have some time to do some shopping and take advantage of Sweden's lower purchase taxes, making this a great place to get some fantastic low prices on goods to take home with you. End your tour back in Copenhagen, en-route you will pass the impressive Øresund Bridge - taking in the beautiful views whilst you do. 

Copenhagen: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Bus Tour

9. 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: Tivoli Gardens Ultimate Package Deal

10. Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Ultimate Package Deal

Skip the lines and enjoy fast-track admission to Tivoli Gardens with your pre-booked ticket. Founded in 1843 by the multi-talented and well-traveled Georg Carstensen, Tivoli is the second-oldest amusement park in the world. After entering, let your inner child guide you through the many fun and crazy options. Discover a large number of rides catering to all age groups, as well as stalls and games to be enjoyed together with friends or family. Make sure to take in the seasonally themed flowers and gardens, too. As well as fast-track entrance, this Ultimate Package Deal includes an Unlimited Ride Ticket Plus with included access to the aquarium, Villa Vendetta, the Choco Wheel of Fortune, and Mobile Ride photos. Freshen up during the day with 1 included small soft drink and 1 cotton candy or popcorn from the Vaffelbageriet or Tivoligrillen. For Children aged 3–7, the deal includes fast-track entrance and the regular Unlimited Ride Ticket. They will also be able to enjoy 1 small soft drink, 1 pancake, and a small surprise gift to be collected at Rasmus Klump´s Pancake House.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How long should I stay in Copenhagen?

    Four days or so will suffice to take in the architecture, coffee, and cultural activities of Copenhagen!

  • How walkable is Copenhagen?

    Absolutely walkable - and it's even better by bike.

  • When should I go to Copenhagen?

    Anytime between April and October - rain is still to be expected, though!

  • Anything else I should know?

    It's pretty easy to take a trip across the bridge into the Swedish city of Malmo, but make sure you're set up with Swedish currency first!

Good to know

  • Language
    Danish
  • Currency
    Danish krone (kr.)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +45
  • Best time to visit
    From April to October the temperatures are most pleasant and the long days are great for sightseeing!

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What people are saying about Copenhagen

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,854 reviews

The tour was fantastic and a great way to learn the layout of the city. Edgar was our guide and he did a wonderful job! He was very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and helped us understand the history of Copenhagen.

It was great! We only bought the entry ticket because I'm pregnant and couldn't go on a roller coaster. The park is beautiful and the food there is delicious. The aquarium is not worth the money.

Wir hatten die Tour im April ( noch nicht soviele Touristen) auf Englisch gebucht, ein angemeldetes Paar ist nicht erschienen und da der Guide auch Deutsch konnte, war es für uns noch verständlicher.

Stuart, our guide, did a wonderful tour with a lot of interesting information. Would recommend.

What a great tour. So much wonderful food to sample. Highly recommended!!