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Kastellet, Copenhagen

Kastellet, Copenhagen: Our most recommended tours and activities

Copenhagen: 1 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

1. 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.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

2. 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: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

3. 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: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

4. 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: E-Scooter Private City Highlights Tour

5. Copenhagen: E-Scooter Private City Highlights Tour

The newest trend in sightseeing has come to Copenhagen: The E-Scooter Guided Tour! This is such a fun and new way to explore Copenhagen's beautiful sights. The tour is private meaning you will have the guide exclusively for you and your group. On this private tour you will start out with a quick demonstration on how the Electrical scooter operates - it is super easy and only takes a few minutes to get familiar with. You will exclusively be driving on the well-known American e-scooter brand: Bird. Enjoy the smooth and easy ride on its unique and sleek aluminium chassis. Your guide will provide you with helmets and a radio system so you can hear the stories as you zoom through the city. E-Scooters follow the cycle laws in Denmark which means ample of cruising on the cycle paths in a safe and fun manner! This is a great combo of sightseeing, fun scooter riding and also has a short cafe stop midway through. One of the first stops is actually a hidden gem and you will not only see ONE mermaid on the tour, you will see TWO! From then on you will explore all the famous sights in Copenhagen including The Royal Palace (Amalienborg), The Marble Church, The Opera House, Nyhavn (New Haven), the Gefion Fountain, The Citadel (Kastellet) - not to mention all the hidden gems and stories your guide will show you along the route! In Copenhagen, Electrical scooters go by the cycle law so the safety aspect of the tour is always prioritised. About halfway through the tour there is a cafe stop at The Royal Theatre - right at the epi-center of Copenhagen King's New Square (Kongens Nytorv) where you can enjoy the famous Danish pastries and coffee if you wish (no purchase necessary but they do have some special prices exclusively for you!). The private kickscooter tour is an informal tour with emphasis on seeing the city in a fun and new manner! You will hear about all the sights you pass and really get familiarised with the city. There will be photo stops along the tour also. Perfect tour for families and friends just wishing to spice it up! Please note that helmets are mandatory by law. There must be at least one participant over the age of 18 on the tour Minimum age: 12 years Maximum weight: 90kg

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

6. 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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What people are saying about Kastellet, Copenhagen

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 197 reviews

Segway tours are such fun! Don't worry whether you'll be able to manage the Segway or not, you will. It's a great way to see a city and to cover a lot in a relatively small time and it's such a laugh watching people zip around. One tip is, dress a little warmer than you expect to need too, there is a bit of a wind chill as you zip around and as you're not moving your body much (like running/walking) you can easily get cold.

Very nice visit off the beaten track. Lesley is a guide who knows Copenhagen very well. Masters the history of the city and the region. She is very friendly. You want to know more and in no time, Lesley is the best guide for that. I recommend his company without hesitation.

A great tour and tour guide who showed us some very interesting locations which we would never have seen or even noticed, on an easy to operate Segway. Very informative and very enjoyable morning. Thanks very much for a great experience

Was very good but the meeting point was too far. Great guide Andrej, thanks!

Excellent equipment, knowledgeable guide. What more can be said.