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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 on request.

Copenhagen Card: Access to 89 Attractions and Transportation

2. Copenhagen Card: Access to 89 Attractions and Transportation

Get your personal passport to Copenhagen with the Copenhagen Card and enjoy free entrance to 89 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 Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War 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

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

3. 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: Tivoli Gardens Unlimited Rides Ticket

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Bus Tour

7. 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

8. 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: 3 Hour Private Bike Tour

9. Copenhagen: 3 Hour Private Bike Tour

Meet with your group at a time of your choosing at Inderhavnsbroen bridge, where your bikes will be ready waiting for you. From here you will explore the city and learn a great deal about Danish culture and history with some traditional food and folklore thrown in as well. The tour will travel along a planned route and will include a lunch/coffee break if required, before resulting back at the starting spot.  Along the course of the tour, you can expect to see such sights as The little mermaid, Christiania, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Castle, the marble church, and many more.

Copenhagen: Culinary Experience Tour

10. Copenhagen: Culinary Experience Tour

Travel around Copenhagen and fill up on the delicacies of the city! This half-day tour gives you a taste not only of the culinary highlights of Denmark, but also of its culture. You'll enjoy several fabulous tastings of edible icons, complete with intriguing stories and insights into the evolution of the land's food culture.   Tastings of the day include cheeses, meat, fish, and famous open-faced sandwiches; wines, liqueurs and spirits; and chocolates, honey and candies for those with a sweeter tooth. For any foodie abroad, this tour is absolutely unmissable. Come today and leave with a full stomach and a broad smile. Detailed Tasting Itinerary • Arla Unika, 3 award-winning cheeses • Rørt, 2 small tastings of spread salads on rye bread, along with a drink of wine or beer (tastings and drinks vary) • Aamanns Deli, 4 different types of open-faced sandwiches. Soft drink • Nørrebro Bryghus, 3 tap beer of 10 cl each • Den økologiske pølsemand, Organic hotdog • Sømods bolcher, 2 different types of rock candy • Summerbird, Chocolate treat, flødebolle

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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.

krispin was absolutely great as a tour guide. great system set up. a lot of information and enough time at each stop. would definitely recommend

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