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Copenhagen Canal Tour

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US$ 14.39
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See the sights of Copenhagen from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise! Relax inside the lower saloon or out on deck, and admire the city’s key waterfront attractions like the Little Mermaid statue, Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen Opera House and the Old Stock Exchange. Hear history about the city and its monuments from an onboard guide and discover fascinating neighborhoods like the Christianshavn canal quarter.
  • Live commentary on Copenhagen's culture and history
  • A relaxing cruise of the canals, covering lots of ground in a short time
  • Get different views and photo angles than you would from land
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Book your preferred departure time. Cruises leave throughout the day, making it easy to fit this tour into your schedule. Step aboard, sit on the deck or inside the saloon, and then relax and enjoy the ride. Traveling the canals allows you to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time and get different views and photo angles than you would if traveling by land. You’ll pass must-see highlights, such as Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen Opera House, the cobblestone-paved Christianshavn neighborhood, the island of Slotsholmen, the Old Stock Exchange, and the spires of the Church of Our Savior. As you travel, listen to engaging commentary from the guide, covering topics from ancient history to modern culture; walk away with knowledge and little-known facts that you otherwise would not be privy to. Customize the end of your tour by choosing drop-off in either Gammel Strand or Nyhavn.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ved Strand or Nyhavn, Copenhagen
Departure Time
Regular departure times from 9:30am. Choose your preferred time on the day. Please check for exact departure time on location at the ticket office in Nyhavn or Ved Strand.

All times are preliminary until 2 months before departure. Please check to ensure the departure time. 

June 16 - August 31, 2018:
Ved Stranden /Nyhavn: 9.30am - 9.00pm. Every 10-30 min.

September 1 - October 21, 2018:
Ved Stranden /Nyhavn: 9.30am - 6.00pm. Every 10-30 min.

October 22, 2018 - March 15, 2019:
Ved Stranden: 9.30am - 3.00pm. Every 20-45 min.
Nyhavn: 10.00am - 3.25pm. Every 20-45 min

March 16 - May 3, 2019:
Ved Stranden /Nyhavn: 9.30am - 5.00pm. Every 20-45 min.

May 4, 2019 – September 15, 2019:
Ved Stranden /Nyhavn: 9.30am - 6.00pm. Every 10-30 min. 

September 16, 2019 – May 1, 2020:
Ved Stranden/Nyhavn: 9.30am - 3.00pm. Every 20-45 min. 

May 2, 2020 – September 13, 2020:
Ved Stranden /Nyhavn: 9.30am - 6.00pm. Every 10-30 min. 

September 14, 2020 – April 29, 2021:
Ved Stranden/Nyhavn: 9.30am - 3.00pm. Every 20-45 min. 

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Commentary from onboard guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

... and it takes you to areas you'd otherwise miss. I don't know if I'd pay for it, but it's certainly worth doing if you have a Copenhagen Card. You can't book ahead with the card, but I had no problem getting a seat.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

During our canal tour we sat next to a local who said that she enjoys the ride every time she is in the city because it always seems to offer up a new experience. The tour was well narrated, not too much talk, but enough...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank merlinsurrietrekker
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a recent cruise around the Baltic we ported in Copenhagen. we arranged an excursion visiting "The Little Mermaid" by boat also toured the "Canals of Copenhagen & "Tivoli Gardens".......... this is definitely one of the best ways to see Copenhagen. when abroad we do...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pengys_of_Leigh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the whole canal experience and we had great weather which I'm sure helped. You get a different perspective of the area and we did this first to help choose where we went in the next few days. Great guide & captain.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank joolsps
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very relaxing way to see different parts of the City by way of the canals. The tour guide we had was great-she shared numerous great historical facts as well as pointing out the sights

Date of experience: September 2019
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Marilyn C
13 September 2019|
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Response from triciaf886 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with jobenn9936. Not enough time for the canal boat tour and making your flight. Take the train in and spend time walking around. Great shops and seeing the old city.
24 August 2019|
Response from CS243 | Reviewed this property |
The boat on which we sailed had stairs and would not be handicap accessible, however I don't know if they have boats that would be. Sorry I can't provide bette information.
21 August 2019|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they accept card , but book it online before you leave and just take a voucher. Can be cheaper.
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