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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 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 to see the city from the water. Cruise along the main canals and hop off at city attractions, such as Christiansborg Palace, the striking new Opera House* and the Cruise Terminal at Langelinie Pier. 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) A small selection of the boat stops:  Ved Stranden Amalienborg Palace* and Christianshavn  The Little Mermaid Strret Food - Reffen 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.

Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

3. 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

4. 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: Red Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Boat

5. Copenhagen: Red Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Boat

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. You also have the opportunity to see Copenhagen from another angle with the optional booking of a 60-minute harbor and canal cruise on one of the blue boats. 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. Don’t forget the relaxing canal tour as an optional upgrade while making the booking. Kick your feet up and relax in our excellent sightseeing boat. This trip takes you through the many harbors and canals and shows you a different side of Copenhagen. During this 60-minute tour, you’ll pass the colorful Nyhavn, the hip and happening Christianshavn and even the world-famous statue of the Little Mermaid.

Copenhagen: 1 or 2-Hour Segway Tour

6. 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: 3 Hour Private Bike Tour

7. 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

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: Guided City Bike Tour

9. 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: Little Mermaid Charming Game and Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about The Little Mermaid

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4.5 / 5

based on 2,765 reviews

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