• Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
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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

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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

Paul E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Outstanding excursion! The perfect way to get to see and know your way around Copenhagen. Excellent value, in fact better than excellent. Do yourself a great favour and take an excursion as one of your first outings in the Danish capital. Boat was warm and dry for our winter tour. And the guide provides a really informative and entertaining commentary.

Jean J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We booked our canal tour with viator. Actually it would not have been necessary. There are many canal tours scheduled and the best option is to go with your group first thing in the morning half hour before the tour and wait for a place. The later in the morning and day of course the less your chances are to get a place for everyone on the same boat if you are a group. we were 7 persons. one or two persons will not have any problems getting a space but you will always have to wait for a certain amount of time.
The tour guide on the canal tour was excellent! He gave a very good overview and interesting historical points that are more likely to stick in one's memory. The canal tour is a must for Copenhagen - a great way to get a general feeling and lay out of this wonderful and historical place.

Janice P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Well worth a trip on this tour, very enjoyable!

Dorothy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

a fun tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great Experience having taken this tour with my wife and two kids. Guys were fun and knowledgeable. Nice views

Kenneth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is must see and do while in Copenhagen. Great value Great price. Highly recommend

Anne N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Awesome tour!!! I purchased our tickets online, which was an easy process. We arrived by cruise ship and the boarding location for the tour was an easy 20 minute walk away. Lars was very informative about all the sights of Copenhagen and Christian was an expert captain and steered us safely through the canals.

Lori G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was fun and exciting. We saw many of the must-see places in Copenhagen. The Little Mermaid was exciting to see and hear about the reason she was put there. Also the Black Diamond Royal Danish Library was spectacular from the water view. Great tour!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It was perfect!

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great trip too bad it was raining

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