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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: 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, 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.

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

3. 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 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

4. 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. Please 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 to take 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 in to the inner city and you'll cruise by The Black Diamond, The Royal Library Garden, Christiansborg Palace, City Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, the cosy 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 exclusive 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 by foot. You will truly feel the rich history of Copenhagen. But don't worry, the stories are light and fresh but still with substance, like everyone should be on a good day. 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 water front 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: Guided City Bike Tour

5. 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: 3 Hour Private Bike Tour

6. 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: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

7. Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

Your guide will  show you the way through the city to the best attractions, while telling you all about the history of Copenhagen along with fun stories about the sights and Danish culture. The tour is primarily biking but also involves some walking through parks and areas where biking is not allowed. The usual route is to the lakes, Rosenborg castle in the King's Garden, the New Houses, the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, Amalienbrog castle and Nyhavn. Your guide will take wishes to visit other attractions or skip some if a majority of the group would like that. 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.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

8. 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: Little Mermaid Charming Game and Tour

9. Copenhagen: Little Mermaid Charming Game and Tour

Each clue on this quest will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS, or a guide. After you buy the quest, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. The quest will take you about 2 hours to complete, but there is no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace. During the quest, you will play the role of a young child who doesn’t believe in fairytales. You have just arrived in Copenhagen to visit your grandmother. As you follow your way towards her house, you are guided by a strange luring voice. Along the way, you encounter enchanted creatures from fairytales and old Norse legends, still lingering in the hidden corners of the city. To play as a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group or each person can purchase their own ticket. Either way, all group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against each other. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Copenhagen: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about The Little Mermaid

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We booked this experience last minute to explore the city and get used to cycling in Copenhagen. The tour was really fun, informative and relaxed. Alex was a great tour guide and made sure that everyone was kept together and told us lots of interesting facts. Would recommend, especially when starting your Copenhagen trip!

very good. The only thing I would say is that preparation and explanations are too long at the beginning, a waste of time when you are already used to segways.

Perfect amount of time for the activity and wonderful starting point in city centre. Stick to the right side of the boat for the best views though.

A great way to see all that Copenhagen has to offer. Hop on/off wherever you like.

Excellent. Peter was informative and welcoming and interesting. Thanks Peter