Copenhagen, Denmark

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Overview

Explore Copenhagen's most important landmarks aboard an open air, double-decker bus during this hop-on, hop-off tour. With a ticket that is valid for 24 hours, disembark at attractions like Amalienborg, Little Mermaid, Nyhamvn and Strøget. Spend as much or as little time as you like at each stop and enjoy a beautiful panoramic views of the city on the way. Listen to the audio tour in 8 different languages for engaging commentary on Copenhagen's history and culture.

  • 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus ticket in Copenhagen
  • Buses pick up right from the cruise port
  • Stop at all of Copenhagen's highlights
  • Comprehensive city tour at your own pace
  • Children under 15 travel free
When your cruise ship docks in port, make your way to the port gate to meet your bus. There are departures from the port every 10 to 20 minutes throughout the day. On board the bus, listen to recorded commentary in eight languages during the loop around the city. The bus stops at all Copenhagen highlights, including Strøget, Nyhamvn, the Little Mermaid statue, and Amalienborg. 

Please see complete list of stops in the Itinerary section below. 

Itinerary

List Of Stops:

We have over 30 stops including the major sights and attractions.

The main tour is the Mermaid line with 22 stops!

You can also explore our purple, blue and green lines, which stop at Christiania, the Zoo, Carlsberg Brewery, National Stadium and the National Aquarium of Denmark!

Mermaid Tour

1. Palads/Axel Torv
2. Tivoli/Central Station
3. New Carlsberg Glyptotek/National Museum
4. 5. Tivoli Hotel/Copenhagen Mall
6. Marriott Hotel
7. Christianshavns Square
8. Christiansborg Palace/Holmens Church (switch here for the boat tour)
9. Højbro Plads / Strøget
10. Nyhavn
11. Amalienborg Palace
12. Gefion Fountain
13. The Swedish Church
14. The Little Mermaid
15. 16. 17. Cruise Terminal Langelinie
18. America Kaj
19. 20. 21. Cruise Terminal Oceankaj/connecting shuttle bus to stop 14
22. Rosenborg Castle / Botanical Gardens
23. Reflections Ice Bar
24. Latin Quatert / City Hall

Carlsberg / Zoo

42. Central Station / Changing Point
43. Zoo
44. Carlsberg Brewery

*ZOO and Carlsberg line is operating only from April 1 to December 30.

Christiania, Beach and Modern Architecture 

25. Central Station / Changing Point
26. Christiansborg Palace
27. Christianshavn
28. Church of Our Saviour
29. Christiania
30. Opera House
31. Amager Beach
32. Amager Beach
33. Den Blå Planet / National Aquarium
34. Hilton / Airport
35. Ørestad
36. Bella Sky
37. Dan Hostel
38. Islands Brygge
39. Bryggen / Harbour Bath

* Stop no. 15-16-17 only if there are cruise ships.

* Shuttle bus to cruise ships at Oceankaj departs from Stop 14 (The Little Mermaid) – Departs between 11am and 5pm, every 30 minutes

Tickets are valid on both Red Buses and Red Blue Bus Tours

-------------- Children's Policy-------------- 
Children up to 15-year travel for free when accompanied by paying adult (maximum 2 children per adult).

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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c
, Jul 2018

Hop on hop off is excellently planned. Drivers were helpful and friendly. I would recommend Red Buses Hop on Hop off without hesitation.

m
, Jul 2018

We thought it would help to reserve this before getting to Copenhagen. NO NEED!!! We had a very difficult time finding the red bus stopping points. There are so many different bus lines. It would of been easier to just wait and get the tickets. In fact, we ended up purchasing new tickets because of the inconvenience.

l
, Jun 2018

If it were possible to give this tour NO STARS I would do so. The tour offered by the RED BUSES route is nothing more than an expensive hotel shuttle. The bus as advertised picked us up yards from the ship. In fact there are 2 companies offering a Hop-on Hop-off tour, the one offered by Viator which is the Red Buses trip subject of this review and the city sightseeing company which seems more genuine according to fellow travellers. We got unto the Viator Red Buses bus which from the start seemed rather amateurish. The conductress failed to issue any headphones or map. When this was queried the driver announced we should tune into the tour commentary. This was banal and uninformative at best and ignores any information about sites we passed rather rapidly it must be said in favour of sparse comments about how many Danes cycle to work, the Danish Gender pay gap and similar generic social statistics. In between these sparse comments was an electronic music track which was loud and repetitive. The driver seemed more interested in stopping at hotels to pick up more unlucky punters than visiting the sites of Copenhagen. Finally my wife and I could take it no longer and alighted from the bus and explored what is a compact town on foot with more luck and interest. The final insult was a failure by this company to provide an adequate return shuttle to the ship. Outbound had been a double deck bus every 30 minutes, return was a single decker every hour. The maths are self explanatory resulting in long bad tempered queues and exasperated guests. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS TOUR. VIATOR GET ANOTHER TOUR PROVIDER.

t
, Oct 2017

Our group can't really complain about this tour. We did not allow enough time to experience Copenhagen before getting to our cruise ship. Also, the weather was a little cool and that may have led to us aborting sooner than we had expected. The bus was fine and so was the driver, but we generally didn't think the route driven in Copenhagen did much to make the city seem great.....nor bad, either.

r
, Sep 2017

It was helpful to get around while we were in port.

A
, Sep 2017

Since there're two ports sort of close to each other, it was confusing not for us but for the drivers. We asked them which one we were supposed to take since they were just identical buses, drivers acted careless and send us in the wrong bus. When we got to the wrong port it was one of the workers there who told us exactly what to do while the driver looked and acted annoyed. Will Not Ever book a tour with this company again. Yelp, here we come!

A
, Sep 2017

Really good bus excursion, good route's very easy to get on at the port.
only problem was one stop was shifted and we had difficulty locating where it was.
No problem as city very easy to walk around.

S
, Jun 2017

Our family had a good time with Red Buses in Copenhagen. They have 3 bus routes and a hop-on hop-off boat route that you can use to see the sites, depending on the ticket your purchase. We stayed mostly to the main route due to time constraints as we had to get back to our cruise ship. The bus was at the port when we arrived. We did sit on the bus for about 45 mins or so until there were enough people to start, but that wasn't a huge deal due to the routes not really opening until 9am. The company did offer a walking tour as well, at 2 and 4pm. We did the 2pm tour and my family was the only one on the tour, which turned out to be a great little tour of part of the city. To the company, I would suggest possibly moving one or both of these walking tours up to suit the cruise schedules better, if that is at all possible. My only complaint was that we almost missed our ship due to not being told to be at the Little Mermaid stop by 4pm. We actually were there at 4, but the other bus that transferred people back to the ship had already left it was a bus that made the loop back to the ships docked further away throughout the day. Luckily, the driver of the bus that brought us to the Little Mermaid was able to coordinate for the bus to come pick us back up and we made it to our ship 10 minutes before it left. So, I thank the drivers for making it work, but we were never told the last bus back was at 4pm, so the communicating that would have been ideal. But overall, the day was very nice and we had a great time exploring Copenhagen.

J
, Jun 2017

It was wonderful to get this bus on the pier. However during the day, some incident affected the buses and led to extreme wait times. When buses did arrive all those waiting were unable to board. Nearby company reps were less than helpful

H
, Jun 2017

The buses are so crowded we could not find a decent spot. Our aim was to stay on the bus, see what's available and then hop om and off. It was a disaster. We could see nothing, the commentary was woefully inadequate and all in all, it was a waste of our money. Still, I am glad we went on the tour, because now we know never, ever to use this company, anywhere we go.


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