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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

2. 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: Red Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

3. Copenhagen: Red Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Experience the beauty of Copenhagen from an open-air double-decker sightseeing bus. With your ticket, you can hop on and off as much as you like at any of the conveniently located stops around the city. Discover the city’s must-see attractions at your own pace. The tour is made even more entertaining and informative with digitally recorded commentary available in 10 languages. In all, there are over 25 stops at major landmarks, monuments, and attractions. The Mermaid Line is the main route, and you can also ride the Orange Line, which stops at Christiania and Reffen Street Food. In Copenhagen, there are 3 exciting tour lines to explore the city with, all included in your ticket. Mermaid Tour (red line): This tour gives you a good overview of the history and fun facts of Copenhagen through the centuries. The route offers spectacular views of the various castles, historic monuments, churches, the modern architecture buildings, historic parks, canals and much more. Christiania Tour (orange line): The orange route takes you from the city centre to the diverse neighbourhood of Christianshavn. We pass by the famous Christiania Freetown and offer an amazing view from the Opera House. This line is in operation from May - September. The Blue Planet / National Aquarium of Denmark (blue line): There is a shuttle service to both the Blue Planet and the Airport. This line is in operation from April - September.

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

5. 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: Guided City Bike Tour

6. Copenhagen: Guided City Bike Tour

Start your adventure and jump right on to your stylish 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. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

7. 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

Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

8. Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

Get an up close and personal experience of the many attractions and beautiful sights of Copenhagen on this relaxed and easygoing tour. Copenhagen is practically made for biking, with excellent infrastructure and almost no hills on the tour, the conditions cannot get any better. Meet up with your charismatic guide at a central meeting point and get settled in your traditional, easy-to-handle bicycles. Ride through the city in style and enjoy the views with your fellow tour companions. Let yourself get carried away with the guide's unique storytelling and learn what Copenhagen is all about. Wave hello to The Little Mermaid, see Christiansborg Castle, and many other sights on this 3-hour City Highlights bike tour.

Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

9. Copenhagen: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

Discover Cophenhagen's top sights in less time with a guided bike tour. Travel on a well-maintained bike to see sights like the Little Mermaid statue, the Gefion Fountain, and Amalienbrog Castle. Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point and get fitted with your bike. Follow your guide through the city to its best attractions while hearing about the history of Copenhagen. Immerse yourself in the city fun stories about the sights and Danish culture. Peddle through most of the site but get off the saddle and enjoy walking through parks and areas where biking is not allowed. Travel to scenic lakes, Rosenborg castle in the King's Garden, the New Houses, the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, Amalienbrog castle and Nyhavn. Have the chance to ask your guide if you can visit other attractions or skip some if a majority of the group would like to. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about The Little Mermaid

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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.

The tour was refreshing and enjoyable. I was technically alone but it felt like I had a funny well informed friend walking with me the entire time. My expectations were completely surpassed and I am looking forward to checking out the tour options in other places. The games were a very nice touch

The tours (3) went all around the most popular tourist attractions. Stopped conveniently outside or close by to them. I was able to take all 3 options over 3 days which made sure I could visit places I really was interested in. I also completed the boat tour which I highly recommend as well.

I’d say this tour was one of the best tours I have been on. Really informative and the tour guide was excellent. Great sense of humour too!

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