Copenhagen, Denmark
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Offered in: English and 1 more


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 Travelers 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.

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, Dec 2018

Was good value for money and to see It from a different perspective. Could do with the voiceover being louder outside.

, Oct 2018

A very good way to enjoy the sites of Copenhagen ! Happy we chose this tour ! Highly recommended.

, Aug 2018

Nice ride!

, Aug 2018

More than 30 min. to wait and groups was prioritiezed before us in the queue. No info that we needed to go to counter to release tickets. We were told when approaching the boat - and had to go out of line and enter the queue again. What was the point of buying tickets online?

, Jul 2018

Fabulous tour of Copenhagen as seen from the canals! This was the heat way to see the city - and very inexpensive!!!

, Jul 2018

We lucked out with a gorgeous, sunny day and having a fantastic guide. The canal perspective of Brugge, is a must to truly learn about the city, the history and the current political and social view. We were fortunate to have had seats in front of the boat, near the captain, and were able to have some casual conversations with him that made it seem very up close and personal.

, Jul 2018

This is an excellent way to see the harbour area and surrounding sites.

, Jul 2018

We had a group of seven adults during this tour and it was exactly as described. We had great weather and the trip was relaxed and worth the time and minor expense. Our guide and captain were very nice and made sure everyone was comfortable. The vessel has windows so that you protect yourself from getting soaked during certain parts when they get crosswinds. I also recommend sitting in the front (uncovered) to have unobstructed views of the canals and landmarks along the way. Other friends who sat towards the back, could not hear the tour guide due to the noise from the boat's motor. Our tour guide made sure to let us know when to move to the covered area so that we wouldn't get soaked. She even had a towel to dry the seats once the

, May 2018

This is a very nice and probably the best way to get to know the city and it's history from the water. We were amazed by the wonderful architecture and enjoyed knowledgeable guidance of our tour guide in pleasant atmosphere.

, May 2018

A must see and do tour while in Copenhagen. Value of money. High recommended.

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