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City Sightseeing Copenhagen
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Copenhagen Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing...
Ranked #159 of 207 Tours in Copenhagen
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: City Sightseeing - the world's leading sightseeing concept in open-top bus - is of course also to be found in Copenhagen. The tours are guided in up to 8 languages ​​that you choose via the audio system. With up to 3 routes and 21 stops you can hop on and off as much as you like and exactly the 'Hop on hop off' the idea is that you decide what you want to take a closer look at and perhaps indulge in - and entirely at your own pace. The stops along the routes are by all the best sights and attractions that Copenhagen has to offer.
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Have done many hop on hop off tours in various cities worldwide but this was the worst. Commentary very poor. Avoid the red bus and suggest go with the green bus instead which is Open Top Tours.

3  Thank 576Rosie
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were in Copenhagen June this year. We bought the 24 hr combined bus and boat hop on/hop off tickets. It was great. We hop off the bus and hop on the boat. it took us to all major attractions with tour guide through headphone in various languages. Pay attention to the last departure bus/boat from different stops. We were stranded in Christianshavn. The last departure bus was 17.45. After visiting Christiania, we missed the bus. So we had to catch public transport.

2  Thank angedmd
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We try to do Hop On / Hop Off bus type tours in every city we go to. We've been on them in Paris, Stockholm, San Francisco, Washington DC, etc. This one is terrible.

First of all it takes a VERY long time to get around each route. The routes go over much of the same territory within themselves and between the two routes. Second, except for the main cluster of museums, castles, and attractions downtown, they don't go many places you want to see. Besides downtown, the distances between the various "highlights" is quite far.

They are very poorly timed and unorganized. Don't believe they come every twenty minutes and don't believe they run during the hours the ticket sellers claim. They green line, especially, comes sporadically and often quits early (leaving you stranded in a far part of town.) Additionally, the green line actually goes on two different routes so if you get off and back on at one of the many places they overlap, you'll wind up in a remote area you've already been to.

To emphasize, you will lose a lot of precious time if you are on these buses.

Many of the headphone jacks are out of order and, because of poor timing, the tour switches to another commentary before finishing the one you are listening to.

You'd be much better off taking a taxi or public transportation to the center of a cluster of museums and castles and walking.

The ONLY good thing about the buses is you can game your tickets. The "tickets" are plastic cards like credit cards that have data put on them telling the bus drivers when you got your ticket and how long it is good for. They need to use datacard readers to check this and they never do. Just flashing your card gets you on the bus (if they are even paying attention.) We used our two day pass for four days.

2  Thank Michael C
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We love the hop on/hop off service. We took advantage of the hop on and off bus/boat combination. We started the tour with the bus from Tivoli to the Little Mermaid and then took the boat all the way around to town. We walked the town then hopped on the bus back to Tivoli. In 4 hours, we had an awesome snap shot of the city and by the end, we were comfortable investigating on our own. A much better deal the set group tours.

3  Thank TravelingSuz
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We thought this would be a good idea as we have used similar services in Edinburgh, London, Dublin and Auckland for example, and have always found them to be informative, easy to use and value for money. This tour was expensive, uninformative and we were astounded to discover that the last bus left at 1:30 leaving us stranded at 2:30 after hopping off in Nyhavn to look at the lovely area. This meant the buses only actually ran from 10:30 till 1:30 hardly a 24 hour service and we had to walk back to our hotel on the otherside of the city.
The buses also only run every hour so are very infrequent so if you get off to look at anything you will not be able to get back to the start!!!!!!

This is poorly advertised and when we complained we were just told that the leaflets did have the information telling us the buses stopped this was not made clear when we purchased the tickets.


7  Thank Steven W
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