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

1. 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 from either Nyhavn or Ved Stranden to see the city from the water. here you will see some of the major attractions, such as Christiansborg Palace, the striking new Opera House* 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) 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. Boat stops:  Ved Stranden Nyhavn

Copenhagen: 1 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

2. Copenhagen: 1 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

The guided Segway tour gives you the opportunity to explore Copenhagen in a fun and unique way in just 1 or 2 hours. As the only officially authorized Segway tour provider in Denmark, you will benefit from touring on the newest Segway machines with experienced guides, ready to give you first class customer service — as a bonus, you will help keep Copenhagen green & clean as Segways are zero-emissions. Arrive 15 minutes prior to start for check-in and training where you will receive your helmet, sign our waiver, get your radio, and meet your guide. You will then be individually trained in driving a Segway on a spacious and quiet training ground until you're comfortable taking to the streets. Don't worry if you haven't tried it before — it is super easy and most people learn it within minutes. The Segway is an incredibly intuitive machine. Some great routes are planned for you on both the 1 and 2-hour tour. All tours begin along the water for a nice stretch in a no-car zone. This is a great way to take off and still see iconic sights such as The Little Mermaid, which is one of the first photo stops. In fact, you will see famous must-see sights on both these tours including Nyhavn, The Royal Opera House, Amalienborg Palace, The Marble Church, Kastellet (The Citadel), as well as some hidden gems. The 1-hour tour covers over 10 of the major monuments and is a fast and fun way to see the city center from Langelinie Kaj all the way to Nyhavn. The 2-hour tour also ventures into the inner city and you'll cruise by The Black Diamond, The Royal Library Garden, Christiansborg Palace, City Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, the cozy Latin Quarter, and Kongens Nytorv. You'll also take a small break halfway through at the cafe in the Royal Danish Theatre, where there will be some special offers exclusively for you if you wish (no purchase required). A Segway tour is a really great way to get acquainted with Copenhagen, plus you'll get up close to sights where cars are not allowed, and you can cover much more ground faster than you could on foot. You will truly feel the rich history of Copenhagen. And don't worry, the stories are light and fresh but still with substance. Just imagine cruising right up on the square at Amalienborg Palace and waving to the Queen, if she's home. Or driving right through Kastellet (The Citadel) — a still-functioning military site from the 1600s.  After your tour, you will receive a fun Segway Souvenir and you are very welcome to join your guide for a complimentary organic refreshment, and stay to enjoy the waterfront view. All tours include photo stops and only consist of small groups for your comfort and safety. Hope you are now ready to Segway cruise Copenhagen.

Copenhagen: Palace, Fountain, and Church Guided E-Bike Tour

3. Copenhagen: Palace, Fountain, and Church Guided 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

4. Copenhagen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

Get your full-access pass to Copenhagen with a choice of 3 different tickets, all of which are valid for 72 hours which gives you the chance to see the best of what Copenhagen has to offer. See the city at your own pace, and hop off at any of the 30 stops to explore further. Find out why people exclaim “Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen” while on board the double-decker sightseeing bus, offering panoramic views of sights such as the Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, and Botanical Gardens. An on board pre-recorded commentary is available in English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Polish.  Classic Copenhagen Route: Stop 1 - Ved Stranden Stop 2 - Nyjhavn Stop 3 - Amalienborg Palace Stop 4 - Gefion Fountain Stop 5 - The Little Mermaid Stop 6 - Langelinie N Stop 7 - Langelinie M Stop 8 - Langelinie S Stop 9 - Rosenborg Castle Stop 10 - Gammel Torv Stop 11 - City Hall Square Stop 12 - Radisson Royal Hotel/Tivoli Stop 13 - Tivoli Hotel/Fisketorvet - Copenhagen Mall Stop 14 - Marriott Hotel/Kalvebod Waves Stop 15 - The Black Diamond

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

5. 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. The tour ends here at this 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: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

6. Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

Take 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. The 2 hour option is very popular, as you get to cover 90% 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. 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 can then rent a bike and store your luggage for free for the day. Before you head off, ask your guide for 1-on-1 recommendations.

Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

7. 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: Guided Walking Tour

8. Copenhagen: Guided Walking Tour

After gathering with your guide at Copenhagen Central Station, exit in the direction of Tivoli Gardens. Whilst there, visit the most beautiful highlights of Copenhagen. These highlights may vary according to your preferences and the guide's itinerary. Some of the highlights you encounter are Tivoli (outside), the City Hall, Ny Torv and Gammel Torv, Copenhagen's Cathedral, Strøget, Christiansborg Castle, the Old Stock Exchange, the Round Tower, Rosenborg Castle, Nyhavn, and Amalienborg Castle.

Copenhagen: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

9. Copenhagen: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

What makes Denmark the happiest nation on earth? Find out on our shore excursion of Copenhagen! Our bus tour starts promptly after your ship’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare. Our expert team has led thousands of passengers through the city and never missed a departure! We'll start the day with a panoramic drive along the harbor, accompanied by stunning views of the waterfront. Along the way, our expert local guide will fill you in on the city’s history, from the Vikings to the present. First stop: the Amalienborg Castle, residence of the Danish Royal Family. Across the water you’ll see the glass facade of the Opera House, a striking example of modern Danish architecture. Then, it's off to the Little Mermaid. This iconic statue is a beloved symbol of Copenhagen and a must-see for any visitor. Take a stroll down Stroget, Europe’s longest pedestrian street. The lane starts at the lively Town Hall Square and features Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. Walk through the courtyard of the impressive Christiansborg Castle. The home of the Danish Parliament, Supreme Court and Royal Reception Rooms, it is synonymous with the Danish government. We'll end the tour with a visit to Nyhavn, a picturesque waterfront area with colorful houses and a lively atmosphere. Here, you can enjoy a coffee while taking in the views of the harbor. By the end of the tour, you'll have seen Copenhagen's most iconic landmarks and experienced the city's rich history and culture, from Hans Christian Andersen to Lego. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this Scandinavian treasure!

Copenhagen: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Must-See Sights

10. Copenhagen: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Must-See Sights

The tour begins at the steps in front of the Royal Danish Theatre on Kongens Nytorv where your guide will be waiting for you. One of the first stops will be at the colorful Nyhavn, the most-photographed place in Copenhagen. Journey down the gallery-filled Bredgade all the way to the impressive Frederik's Church, the Amalienborg Palace, and the Copenhagen Opera House. Reach the Amalienborg Palace in time to enjoy the Changing of the Guard ceremony and wave to Her Highness if she is home. Take a stroll down the car-free zone along the promenade with so much to see, including the I Am Queen Mary statue, the Royal Danish Playhouse, the Ofelia Plads, the Maritime Monument, and much more. You will soon reach the most famous lady of Denmark: The Little Mermaid. Hear the true fairytale as written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and see where he lived for over 20 years of his life. At the waterfront, you'll also experience the lovely Greenland Monument and can sneak a kiss on the love steps if you wish to seal a relationship. Peak through the Kastellet, a military site from the 1600s that is still active, and walk on the embankment of the pentagon-shaped fortress giving you a great view of Copenhagen to end the tour.

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We booked the bus & boat tour on the same day as we were only in Copenhagen for 3 days and unfortunately it rained most of the time. At least that's how we saw the most important sights since we did the Classic Tour. All drivers were very nice and helpful. Only once was a stop announced, but we couldn't get up from our seats that quickly, so we drove on. The only thing that could be improved would be a table with the arrival times at each stop, because they only said "every half hour". The guide on the boat named Patrick was very friendly and explained everything in a fun way! We personally liked the boat tour even better than the bus tour.

Our Tour guide, Amalie (typical danish name, so apologies if misspelt) was fantastic! she was giving us very interesting stories and fact for the different stops of the tour - even be able to spot where the Queen leaves based on the number of chimney on a rooftop! Overall, very recommended to spent some quality time aroud the city.

Great guide (Paulina) with fun stories about the city and sites. Our teens loved being on the move on the segways!

so much fun and so safe. They teach you before you go on the road

Good fun in the snow. Cold but the coffee stop was ideal for us.