Copenhagen Canal Tour
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Copenhagen Canal Tour

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About this activity
Hop aboard your sightseeing cruise boat in Nyhavn or Ved Strand in central Copenhagen. Take a seat in the boat’s lower saloon or stroll around the deck, admiring the city sights as you cruise. Canals zigzag through Copenhagen, and the city’s top waterfront sights appear around every twist and turn.

Watch out for attractions like the Little Mermaid, an iconic Edvard Eriksen statue, carved to look like a character from a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. Learn the history of Copenhagen as your onboard guide points out key sights.

Hear about Amalienborg Castle – seat of the Danish royal family since the 18th century – while admiring the site’s elegant façade, and gaze at Copenhagen Opera House, a futuristic-looking building that juts out onto the waterfront.

Glide through Christianshavn canal quarter and hear trivia about King Christian IV, who established the neighborhood in the early 17th century. The area is home to several of the city’s quirky sights such as the Church of Our Saviour (Vor Frelsers Kirke) with its elaborate spire.

Pass the Old Stock Exchange near the island of Slotsholmen, and then return back to the start point – hopping off your boat at either Nyhavn or Ved Strand.
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  • Commentary from onboard guide
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets are open departure. Exact departure times are displayed on site every morning. Choose your preferred departure time on the day
  • In the winter, the boats are covered and heated
  • Live guided in Danish and English. A third language (German, French, Italian or Spanish) may be added.
Susan s
5 | 2019-09-30

The Canal cruise is a must if you visit Copenhagen. A wonderful way to see the city we were lucky the weather was perfect and Copenhagen is such a pretty place.

james v
5 | 2019-09-27

Easy to find. Short lines to get on the ship. Friendly staff. Throughly enjoyed the tour. If I go back I will take tour again.

5 | 2019-09-11

The Copenhagen canal tour was great! We stayed in a hotel near the Central Station (train) and we were able to walk to the canal tour.

Rafael M
4 | 2019-08-30

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.

Wendy C
4 | 2019-08-29

The guide was informative. good value for money. something to do on a rainy day in Copenhagen. An easy way to see the sights.

Martin P
4 | 2019-08-26

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.

Wendy L
5 | 2019-08-08

We were very surprised at how great this tour was. The guide was funny and pointed out all the sights with explanations. This tour is weather specific and it was perfect weather for our tour.

5 | 2019-07-24

A very nice way to spend an hour learning more about the city. We had a fantastic guide and captain. It had rained in the morning and was still a possibility. We were given a choice to wait a half hour for a covered boat or go with the topless boat. We wiped off the seats and no more rain. There were only 3 of us who stayed so a perfect private tour! We saw, we learned!

Kevin J
2 | 2019-07-19

Long queues and wait to get on board and off. We got the open boat , cramped. There were covered boats and tables on other boats. So not comfortable , pretty ordinary.

5 | 2019-07-18

The canal cruise was great, very nice well informed guide and driver. It showed us the best of Copenhagen

5 | 2019-07-03

We had very limited time in Copenhagen as we were visiting off a cruise. This Copenhagen canal tour was excellent with friendly staff, great commentary and beautiful must see sites in and around the city. It was great value for money as well.

Betty C
5 | 2019-04-09

Would highly recommend this tour. See some lovely sights and the guides are excellent. Very busy at weekends but plenty of boats available

Agnes W
5 | 2018-10-05

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

4 | 2018-08-06

Nice ride!

Roger H
2 | 2018-08-02

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?

Lauri C
5 | 2018-07-26

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

Eliana S
5 | 2018-07-10

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

5 | 2018-07-10

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

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