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Address: Gammel Strand | Nyhavn, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark (Formerly DFDS Canal Tours)
Phone Number: +45 32 66 00 00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: For once, it's the tourists who get it right – locals almost never...
For once, it's the tourists who get it right – locals almost never experience Copenhagen in this way, and they're missing out on a treat, experiencing the old city centre from a different perspective and seeing almost all the downtown attractions from the water. Canal Tours Copenhagen offer four different tours of the city, ranging from 60-75 minutes in duration, both with or without a guide. They leave from Gammel Strand and Nyhavn, with longer ones taking you as far as the Little Mermaid and out into the Oeresund Channel to the tiny fortress island of Trekroner. On Sunday and Thursday evenings during summer months there's even a 90-minute jazz cruise, with live music aboard the boat.Armed with a strong fleet of 16 comfortable boats, six of which are heated and covered, the Canal Tours takes you through a guided journey along the city s harbor and canal. At least one of the multilingual staff members is always onboard, enlightening guests on the picturesque surroundings. Choose from the various tours available. And for something unusual, go for the Dinner Cruise, where you can enjoy a delectable meal as you cruise along the waters. And if you have charted your own itinerary, then just go ahead and rent one of our boats.
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A very pleasant way to see the city

This is a good way to see the city. The guide was very good and informative.....you will learn a lot about the city on this trip. It costs around £7.50 per person and lasts around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a good way to see the city. The guide was very good and informative.....you will learn a lot about the city on this trip. It costs around £7.50 per person and lasts around an hour. The boats are very wide and glass covered, so the view is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is too bad that there is no slot on Trip Advisor to review the Copenhagen Card, but this canal tour was one of the perks that was included in that card -- which was really one of the best things to get when going to Copenhagen. Our hotel was a short walk away from the piers and because of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the Grand Tour from Gammel Strand. The guide was friendly and gave a good commentary. Excellent photo opportunites and great value. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Much of the centre of Copenhagen is blighted by construction of a new Metro link. We took a canal tour from neuhavven and the guide spoke excellent English and we saw all the main sights from the waster. Good way to orientate yourself if it is your first visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very picturesque and good guides. Well worth seeing the canals via water than walking incredibly long distances. Brings you to take great shots of Black Diamond and Opera House etc from water. Free with Copenhagen card. Well worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We found the canal tour an excellent way to see many of the city sites and get a good overview of the area. We did one full loop first to acquaint ourselves with the canal and then since it was such a beautiful day, we went around again and got off in Nyhavn to explore it. The staff were quite... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

An enjoyable, relaxing way to see a lot of the city. We were expecting an actual tour guide, but instead were given headphones, which was informative, but occasionally sparse in comment. We were picked up from Gammel Strand and it stops briefly in Nyhavn to pick up more passengers where you can also step off for 20mins and have walk... More 

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Pia M, Chef  at Canal Tours Copenhagen, responded to this review

Dear Son93423, Thank you for reviewing our tour. We actually have both audio guided and live guided tours - so next time you visit Copenhagen try one of our live guided tours: offered in Danish, English and a third language. We are glad to hear that you appreciated our staff - we will pass on the message to them! Best... More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

good way to explore the main attractions of the city from the canal and then decide where to go for. The guides are quite entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Well worth doing and if you have bought a Copenhagen Card for travel then this is included so no extra cost. The guide spoke excellent English and the tour really showed you the different styles of architecture along the waterways. Went passed the Liitle Mermaid although only the rear view so if you want to see it properly you should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We spent a very pleasurable hour on the canal tour. We learnt lots about the city and it gave us our bearings for the rest of the weekend. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Would definitely recommend.

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