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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: 2-hour “Hidden Gems” Canal Tour

2. Copenhagen: 2-hour “Hidden Gems” Canal Tour

Discover Copenhagen on this 2-hour comfortable canal tour and discover what life in the city is all about. You'll be taken off the beaten track to see some of the city's best hidden gems in either the North or South Harbor. Sit back and relax as you explore upcoming areas and see how former industrial buildings are being transformed into new spaces. See the idyllic Venice-inspired homes and learn how the Danish lifestyle has influenced the design of the harbor.  Enjoy a social and friendly atmosphere on the boat with a small tour group. Your guide will show you their favorite spots and give you local tips for your vacation. Whether you are looking for somewhere to have an afternoon beer in the sun, a relaxed morning coffee, or a quiet place to get away from it all — your guide will know a place.

Copenhagen: Private City Walking Tour with Canal Tour Ticket

3. Copenhagen: Private City Walking Tour with Canal Tour Ticket

Don't miss this walking city tour of Copenhagen coupled with a relaxing canal tour. The city of Copenhagen is small enough to be discovered on foot, which is also the best way to get the most up-close and personal experiences of the city. Your journey starts as you meet your guide at City Hall Square, where he will briefly introduce the city. Make your way through the old and new streets, bringing history and the present together. See the Amalienborg Palace, the square of Kongens Nytorv and Christiansborg Castle, among other beautiful sights. Then, continue on your journey through the city with a boat tour through the canals of the city. Departing from Nyhavn, pass by the famous Little Mermaid statue; the Royal Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen for culture fans and daredevils alike; Christiansborg Palace, the center of Copenhagen's power for more than 800 years; Paper Island, full of everything from warehouses to international street food and the Circle Bridge, more of an art installation than a bridge. Pass by these beautiful parts of the city and more on this relaxing cruise, the perfect way to finish off your day exploring Copenhagen.

Copenhagen: Boat Trip on Lyngby Lake and Millstream

4. Copenhagen: Boat Trip on Lyngby Lake and Millstream

Enjoy a lovely sailing trip on a charming wooden boat that has been sailing Lyngby Lake and Millstream since the early 1890s. Sail on 3 lakes in North Zealand, approximately 20 minutes outside of Copenhagen. Your ticket is valid all day, so you can enjoy the 55-minute round trip, or hop off at Lyngby/Sorgenfrivej, Nybro, or Frederiksdal. Hop back on the boat when you're done exploring to finish the rest of the boat trip. This tour takes you to Lyngby Lake and Millstream, a natural stream that emerged after the Ice Age and is more than 30 kilometers long. It was excavated in the 1880s as part of Copenhagen’s defense efforts. The boat trip passes a swampy forest area, where more than 300 plant species grow. Frederiksdal also lies along the Millstream, a popular excursion spot that is full of history.

Copenhagen: Boat Trip on Furesøen Lake

5. Copenhagen: Boat Trip on Furesøen Lake

Enjoy a lovely sailing trip on a charming wooden boat that has been sailing since the early 1890s. This tour takes you around Furesøen, Denmark’s deepest lake. Your ticket is valid all day, so you can simply enjoy the 1 hour and 50 minute-trip or hop on and off at any of the stops along the route.   Enjoy the marvelous and lush nature surrounding the lake, and discover the hidden gems that locals love to visit on sunny summer days. In the middle of the forest area you’ll find Furesøbad, where guests have been relaxing, sunbathing, and enjoying lunch at its restaurant since the beginning of the 20th century. Or, enjoy the wide-open fields and old historic buildings along the lake front, such as Næsseslottet and the Old Mill.   The stops around the lake include: • Frederiksdal • Jægerhuset • Holte Havn • Birkerød Sejlklub • Furesøbad

Bagsværd Lake: Baadfarten Boat Ride

6. Bagsværd Lake: Baadfarten Boat Ride

Enjoy a scenic boat ride that is a perfect idea for a day out with the family. Combine your love of sightseeing and activities with this boat ticket that will have you sailing along the relaxing Bagsværd Lake. Onboard the Baadfarten you will get to sail down Bagsværd Lake, whilst you and your family take in the stunning lake-side views. The banks of the lake are painted with lush green forest areas and wide open spaces, such as the wonderful Aldershvile park. The lake has been a popular destination for rowing competitions for decades and there is always bustling activities happening by the lake for you and your family to take part in. On one particular stop down the lake, Sophienholm, you will be able to witness art exhibitions, concerts and events all throughout the summer. Your boarding pass allows you to stop at one of the following locations: Lyngby Sorgenfrivej, Nybro, Bagsværdvej, Aldershvile or Sophienholm. Your ticket is valid all day, allowing you to hop on the boat after you have explored the shoreside. You can also stay on the boat and enjoy the round trip which takes approx. 55 minutes.

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This was a great and educational tour! I would recommend showing up more than 15 minutes early though, as some people think it’s appropriate to split their group up so everyone gets a window seat, leaving the rest of the patrons to sit in the middle of the boat, and not get good pictures. Not an issue on the tours part, though!

I booked for 10 people and got the day wrong! We’d missed our booking but went to the booking office and very kindly they let us transfer the booking. The water was too high to go under the bridges so we ended up doing a harbour tour. The guide was very informative and amusing, we all had a lovely time.

This was a very enjoyable canal cruise. Our guide (Tony?) was very funny and he shared interesting tidbits about Copenhagen (why so many fires??) throughout the 1 hr trip. Highly recommend!

Really good trip around Copenhagen- got to see a lot of sights and had a wonderful guide (Tony)

Great tour ! Very knowledgeable and interesting guide.