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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: City Pass to 89 Attractions and Transportation

2. Copenhagen: City Pass to 89 Attractions and Transportation

Get your personal passport to Copenhagen with a Copenhagen City 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

Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Unlimited Rides Ticket

3. 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.

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

4. 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: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

5. 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: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

6. 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: 3-Hour Culinary Bike Tour

7. Copenhagen: 3-Hour Culinary Bike Tour

Experience the sights and flavors of Copenhagen on this guided bike tour. Ride along the well-maintained bike paths like a local on a comfortable, stylish, and easy-to-handle bicycle. Head to 6 local eateries and for some delectable bites.  Meet up with your guide at a central meeting point in the city. From here, get fitted with your bike and helmet. Let your guide lead the way to through the streets. Discover why cycling is so popular in the city as you peddle on some of the world's best urban bike lanes. Stop to dig into an award-winning hot dog in true Danish fashion. Visit one of the best food markets the city for a traditional Danish fish-meatball paired with some locally brewed beer. Indulge in a Danish chocolate dessert called Flødebolle.  Complement your food with your guide's storytelling. Continue to a restaurant that serves some delicious Danish Smørrebrød, which are open faced sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients you can find. End the tour with some freshly-made Danish pastries.

Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

8. 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.

Copenhagen Highlights: 3-Hour Bike Tour

9. Copenhagen Highlights: 3-Hour Bike Tour

Explore Copenhagen on a 3-hour guided bike tour. Ride along the city's bike lanes, discovering hidden spots and historical highlights. Discover the famous marble-built Frederiks Kirke and the popular Tivoli Gardens. Explore the historic Christiansborg neighborhood, bike along the picturesque waterfront at Nyhavn and spot the famous Little Mermaid statue. See the majestic Rådhuspladsen, or City Hall Square, and the Amalienborg Royal Palace and enjoy a spot of greenery around Copenhagen's famous lakes. There will be many photo opportunities along the way. The friendly local guide will answer your questions about the city and give you personalized tips for your stay in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen: Scandinavian Delights Food & Drink Private Tour

10. Copenhagen: Scandinavian Delights Food & Drink Private Tour

Discover the true taste of Scandinavia on this gastronomy tour. Follow your local guide to traditional food stands and restaurants in the Danish capital. Stop at a 'Kiosk' and enjoy the exquisite Ristepølse, a classic Danish hot dog with a combination of flavors and textures, accompanied by a traditional Danish elder juice. Sit in one of the most beautiful and famous squares to taste a Smørrebrod, considered the most typical dish of Danish cuisine, an open sandwich with rye bread combined with various cold ingredients like salmon, egg, cold meats, fish such as herring, and other variations. Pair it with a traditional Danish beer. Visit the Torvehallerne Market to delve deeper into Danish gastronomy, a pleasure for the eyes and all the senses. Taste another delicacy of Scandinavian cuisine, Flæskestegssandwich, a sandwich with sliced pork, with pickles, hot purple cabbage, accompanied by one of the most recognized Danish craft beers. Continue to the market to try another traditional delicacy that Copenhagen has to offer, Fiskefrikadeller, a fish meatball served with the best Danish beer. End your private tour on a high note with Danish pastry. Enjoy a cinnamon roll and a coffee in a charming pastry shop in Copenhagen.

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What people are saying about Copenhagen

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4.7 / 5

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Nick did an amazing job, was super knowledgeable, and made the 8.5 hour trip go by super fast with his expert understanding of the history of Denmark. highly recommended!

Fun, fantastic, friendly foodie Festivities! Our guy was so good. He was informed, conversationally adept, and patient.

Very nice excursion to see Copenhagen from the water. The guide has a lot to tell about Copenhagen's sights.

Nice ride and a humorous guide. The weather was super nice.

Very interesting tour with great background knowledge