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Canal Tours Copenhagen

Gammel Strand | Nyhavn, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark (Formerly DFDS Canal Tours)
+45 32 66 00 00
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As featured in Copenhagen for young kids
Ranked #15 of 70 Activities in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a one hour "grand tour" and were quite satisfied. Tour gives a good overview of the city with all its channels, different styles of architecture and house boats. The guide was good, translating everything to English and Spanish. One hour was quite enough, you don't get too cold but still see quite many parts of the city. Can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We took a grand canal tour in Copenhagen in an open top boat. The tour we took was hosted by a pleasant young lady that pointed out the highlights in Danish, German and English. The tour lasted approximately 1 hour & the cost was very reasonable (approximately $ 15 per person). We took the tour early in the morning which... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I had heard brilliant things about this canal boat tour from a number of different people. Despite a little rain, we still braved a seat in the open. Although we didn't need to wait long before we embarked, the actual tour was fairly disappointing - I felt the guide could have delivered the tour with a lot more enthusiasm and... More

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aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

i loved this my wife who is pretty picky about tours felt the same way,,,,lots of info telling you about all the history of the area and taking you on a very informative lesson of the dockland area and the buildings that surround it,,,great value a must do.

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable 1 hour tour with 3 language live narration. I can highly recommend it for getting a good impression of the downtown area. There was another less expensive tour starting close by on the right side of the New Harbor canal but I am not sure if they cover the same route.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We were dropped off at the end of our land-based Panorama Tour. This was to be a 1 1/2 hour canals tour. The guide was very informative and quick witted. She gave the tour in Danish, English and Italian for four of her home country's visitors. She was knowledgeable and imparted some insights that you don't learn in books. The... More

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Indio, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great way for anyone to explore the canals and harbors of the city. we enjoyed the different neighborhoods shown during the canal ride and this tour brought us back to our ship. (note: this was part of a ship excursion tour)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had researched the options for doing a tour of Copenhagen, and having read the many less than enthusiastic reviews of the Hop On Hop Off bus offerings, already knew that a boat tour appeared a better choice. Well we were not disappointed. We were early enough that the boat was not too full, the English commentary was very good,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the 1 Hr boat tour. We went during lunch time, and the boat was only 1/2 full, which was great for taking pics! When we went back to the pontoon, there was a long queue, so we were very lucky. One must experience this way of travel around the city in order to get a good feel of... More

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Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A good way to understand the geography of Copenhagen. Guiding excellent in the harbor area. Well worth the time and money

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