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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 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

Nathan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Other than the rain the experience went off without a hitch. The guide was knowledgeable, funny and was easy to understand. She had rain ponchos ready when it started to pour.

Margaret J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was nice relaxing way to see the city from the water.

Beth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved it! took it 3 times lol

Rick Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A great experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really enjoyed the canal cruise. Great tour guide, weather was excellent and loved Denmark! Would do it again for sure.

Ralph M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great tour. our guide was a local boy so that made it even better.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good guide and easy way to see a lot. Good value


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a fabulous way to see a bit of the city. Much better than the bus

Constanse M S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very informative and great way of seeing and learning more about CPH top sights!

Madeleine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My mom and me went to Kopenhagen for a Weekend Trip. We did the Canal Tour 2 times because we liked it so much.
You can get chep tickets at Nyhavn if you don't want to book it in advance. The tickets there were about 5.

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