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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 Travellers Choose 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!
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.
Our guide was delightful! Happy, smiling, lots of interesting information all delivered in an upbeat manner. Yes, it rained while we were on tour but we had a great time in the orange plastic rain ponchos she gave us.
Very pleasant boat ride to see all the sights. These boats are not covered, so be prepared if it rains. We got caught in the rain, the guide did hand out rain ponchos before the boat left the dock. It did help, but you can get wet. The guide did a great job under the circumstances.
Travelled with the family, red plastic rainwear was provided when it started to rain, but wasn’t needed for more than five minutes. Tour took in several sights with a good commentary. The highlight for many is the Little Mermaid, but bear in mind that although the boat goes close, you only see her from the side and back, plus there are often many tourists on the land who will be in the photos you take of the statue.
It was a pleasant way to spend an hour.
The tour leader was very knowledgeable and eloquent. I learned far more about Hungary than if I took a lesser tour or just walked around a museum. He found creative ways to infuse valuable knowledge about Budapest History while showing us interesting sights and we also stopped for coffee and strudel and had a chance to talk and socialize with other travelers. I would strongly recommend doing a walking tour in any visit to an old city, and I can’t imagine finding a better one than this.