Tour code: 2158CANAL
Get acquainted with Denmark’s wonderful capital from the water on this 1-hour Copenhagen boat tour. Glide along the city’s picturesque canals and harbor waters, and soak up stellar views of top Copenhagen attractions. Pass landmarks such as the Amalienborg Palace, the Little Mermaid statue and stunning Copenhagen Opera House; and drift around the canals of the Christianshavn neighborhood past colorful townhouses, cobbled lanes and houseboats. Plus, as you sit back and admire the sights on your Copenhagen canal tour, hear interesting tales about their history from the informative onboard guide.


  • 1-hour sightseeing cruise around Copenhagen’s canals
  • Look out for top Copenhagen attraction like the Little Mermaid statue
  • Glide past Amalienborg Castle, home to the Danish royal family
  • Cruise through the canal quarter of Christianshavn and learn about King Christian IV
  • Hear tales and trivia about the city from an onboard guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A sightseeing cruise is one of the best ways to get to know a new city; it gets you away from the crowds and helps you find your bearings. This Copenhagen cruise is a fantastic option as it has lots of different start times, meaning you can fit it into your schedule!

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What You Can Expect

Copenhagen Canal Tour

Relax on your Copenhagen sightseeing cruise as you pass through the neighborhood of Christianshavn

Make your own way to the cruise jetty in central Copenhagen in time for your preferred departure slot.

Step aboard your boat and find a comfortable spot in the saloon or on the outdoor deck for your 1-hour journey. Then, sit back and take in the picturesque sights as you glide along Copenhagen’s canals and harbor waters. These pretty waterways weave through the history-steeped center, so every turn and twist reveals a new, photo-worthy sight.

Watch for must-sees such as the Little Mermaid statue, inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale; and as you cruise, learn about Copenhagen’s rich history from the onboard guide, who will share illuminating facts and background on the sights.

Drift by the Amalienborg Palace – the winter residence of Denmark’s royals since the 1700s – and pass Copenhagen Opera House, a stunning contemporary building that stands imperiously on the harborside.

Cruise around the pretty canals of Christianshavn, with its cobbled streets, pastel-colored houses and old warehouses. Admire the area’s lovely landmarks, such as the Church of Our Saviour with its winding-staircase spire, and hear how King Christian IV established the district in the 1600s as part of his plans to fortify Copenhagen. 

Pass a host of other famous buildings, and snap pictures of the Old Stock Exchange, famous for its unusual spire, as you sail by the island of Slotsholmen in the city center.

Finally, return to the starting jetty at either Nyhavn or Gammel Strand, where your cruise finishes.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The weather was perfect-the tour was in English-exchanging our vouchers was simple


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Brilliant tour, our guide Oliver was fantastic he gave us a wonderful account of all the sights and he could sing too! Lovely way to see Copenhagen.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Comprehensive and informative tour of Copenhagen waterways

david d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

great tour

Holly A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Brilliant tour, pouring of rain and freezing cold but the canal tour was really good :)

Pete C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Enjoyed this, nice way to see some of Copenhagen. We ended up spotting a few places we liked to visit later that day!

Sally W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lovely introduction to this beautiful city. Would highly recommend for anyone who is a first time visitor.

Benjamin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. Took an hour and 20 minutes.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


Daniel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very enjoyable and a real bargain!!

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