Canal & Harbour Tours, Copenhagen

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    Boat tour

    by chinotraveller Written Mar 1, 2007

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    We did this boat tour as part of our excursion from the ship and we had truely wonderful trip. THis tour was specific for our ship but you can have similar harbour tours and ones were you can hop on and off.

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    Canal boat tour

    by mauro_pd Updated Nov 30, 2006

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    Yes, it's touristic ... but they not rape you with the money and they not koke you wit hthe tour itself; in my opinion it is well worthy the price, you can see lot of corner "from outside" instead of from the street, lots of new architectures and hidden relaxed neighborhoods.
    Go, go go !!

    ... and you can also sleep if you are tired :-) Departing station At the departure
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    by Amathus Updated Sep 9, 2006

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    One of the most interesting parts of my stay in Copenhagen was the tour in the noumerous canals of the city. One can get on a boat in Nyhavn and have an excellent tour of the city from inside the canals. The trips usually take about an hour and are sure worth the time spent. There are 2 companies offering canal touring services. One of them is private - which means more expensive ticket but better boats - whereas the other one belongs to the city of Copenhagen - which means cheaper ticket but a bit older boats. Personally i chose the second one -the tour was great and the tour guide spoke 3 languages simultaneously, including Japanese.

    Touring the canals
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    Nyhavn Canal Tour

    by JulesH Written Jul 30, 2006

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    We chose a one day (blue) ticket costing 50 DKK per person (about £5) enabling you to hop on and hop off at whatever stop you require. The route we took travelled along Nyhavn out into open water toward the Opera House. Here we stopped to enjoy a few beers and champagnes before carrying along the route, past the Fortress and the Little Mermaid to the Copenhagen Beach Club where we relaxed for the rest of the day drinking Sol from an ice bucket in the sun. Luckily we just managed to catch the last boat back, otherwise it would have been a cab back to the Centre of Copenhagen!

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    Hop on hop off tours

    by Rusket Updated Jul 30, 2006

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    A nice way to see a new city is hop on hop off tours, you get to see the main attractions in an easy way. Copenhagen has several options: Three different routes with double deck London buses, and the canal and harbour tours by boat. We had too little info before we started looking for the bus tour: According to our map there were several stops downtown Copenhagen, and we walked from one to the other without finding them. Not an easy task with a four year old with shorter legs than us! Finally we agreed to take a taxi to the Little Mermaid, and once there we found one of the buses! We entered it, and bought part paid tickets at a cost of DKK 100 each. The little one and the moose went for free. This way we got to see the mermaid twice, cause we took it all the way round :-) In fact we saw her four times, cause it was a stop on the harbour tour by boat, too, that we took with the whole VT group the next day, both to and from the beach club (see TLs).

    Backpackermoose has a TL with pictures from the bus tour on his Copenhagen page.

    Facts
    - A two day ticket costs DKK 150 and is valid on all three routes.
    - All three routes start from Town Hall Square, the easiest place to find them.

    The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
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    Canal trip

    by jo104 Updated Jul 26, 2006

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    As part of our well organised VT meet we all took a hop on hop off canal tour
    The first stop was champagne at the Opera house which is a cool piece of architecture also you get stunning views of the palace across the water.
    A short stop at the very little mermaid
    Then onto Copenhagen's Beach club which seems to be a very trendy spot, we induldged in some sun & sol
    The cost was DKK 50

    You have to watch out for your boat back otherwise you may be stranded & have to call a cab
    We were very fortunate to get the last boat back

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    Canal and harbour tour

    by Sjalen Updated Jul 26, 2006

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    A 50 minute tour of the harbour and canals of Copenhagen. During the trip you will see typical sights like the Christiansborg Castle and the Little Mermaid but also more unusual parts of the city such as the old naval areas where people today live on barges or in luxury flats along the water front. You also follow the canals of Christianshavn. Very informative guides too. Remember to keep your head down under the sometimes very low bridges :-) 50 DKK per person is good value for money. Not far away, Netto boats do an even cheaper tour but I haven't tried them. You can also put together you very own harbour tour with the help of the water buses - see transport tip below.

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    Canal tous: hop on - hop off

    by metteks Written Jun 28, 2006

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    The boats have 3 different routes and a number of stops. There are no guides, but the great things about these boats are that they allow you to get off and explore the places and get back on when you are done.

    The prices are 30 kr for one trip and 50 kr for a day-ticket. On the homepage you can see the different routes, but here I will point out that the green route allows you to get of at Trekroner Fortress just outside the harbour. It is a nice place and it shows how Copenhagen used to defence itself against enemies arriving from the sea. You can also get off at The Little Mermaid or the opera house.

    The orange route is more or less the same route as the guided canal tours, here you can get of at Christianshavn and explore the many cafés, Nyhavn or Gl. Strand, where you can see Chritiansborg Castle.

    The blue route also takes you to Nyhavn and Gl. Strand, but also to Islands Brygge, where there is a swimming area in the harbour or to Fisketorvet, which is a shopping centre.

    The routes are open from 25. May – 3 Sep. 2006 and runs from around 10 – 17 with a stop once an hour at each location.

    The green route (from www.canaltours.dk) The orange route (from www.canaltours.dk) The blue route (from www.canaltours.dk)
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    2 companies, 2 prices, similar tour

    by metteks Updated Jun 28, 2006

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    In Copenhagen two companies makes canal tours of the canals and harbour. The trips are very similar, they take 1 hour and the guides tell the same about the places in Danish, English, German and sometimes French.

    Nettobådene have the cheapest trip. The price is 30 kr. You can get on the boat either at Holmens Kirke (Holmens Church) opposite Børsen (Stock Exchange) or at Nyhavn (At Heibergsgade, walk up 100 meters on the right side of the canal, opposite the colourfull houses). No matter where you get on, the trip is the same. The qualities of the boats are good, but the plastic of the seats is a little sticky to sit on, on warm days.

    DFDS Canaltours have the most expensive trips. The price is 60 kr. You can get on at Gl. Strand (opposite Christiansborg Slot – Christiansborg Castle) or at Nyhavn (Where the canal begins). The two trips differ a little. The one from Gl. Strand goes around the island where the opera house is located, the one from Nyhavn just passes by the opera house. The one from Gl. Strand goes to The Little Mermaid and the returns, the one from Nyhavn sails on further to Langelinje, where it turns around.
    The quality of the boat is a little better that nettobådene and they also have boats with roofs to rainy days.

    Nettob��denes tour (from www.netto-baadene.dk) DFDS from Gl. Strand (from www.canaltours.com) DFDS from Nyhavn (from www.canaltours.com)
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    Rained Out on Our Canal Cruise!!

    by starship Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    One day when walking the Stroget we took a little detour from that interesting street and wandered around and down until we came upon a canal. We were very weary at this point and longed to sit down for awhile when we saw the departure point for the DFDS Canal Cruises. Our tour was given by a nice young woman in English, Danish and German. She pointed out the Little Mermaid statue, Amalienborg Slot, the National Bank and Maersk Shipping Headquarters, the Stock Exchange and other notable buildings while giving us a little history or fact about each.

    The skies were sunny when we departed on our cruise/tour lasted which was supposed to last about 50 minutes. Close to the end and just when we were entering the Nyhavn Canal, the skies burst forth in a drenching, cold rain! Of course, we didn't have one of the covered tour boats!! The 4 of us tried to stay dry under the one, lone umbrella I had brought but that was impossible! We were all soaked!! ADVICE: Always carry an umbrella in Copenhagen!! You never know when the weather will change!

    We had planned at some point to take one of these canal tours, but with a less expensive company than DFDS. While it was nice to see some of Copenhagen from the water, we felt this canal tour was overpriced. Tickets for adults were DKK 50; Children DKK 20. The first boat from Gammel Strand leaves about 10:00 am with departures every half hour during the summer. Check the DFDS sight for Winter timetables.

    DFDS Canal Tours from Gammel Strand
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    boat trips

    by sparkieplug24 Updated May 29, 2006

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    I did a special canal tour with the cruise ship I was on which meant that we did all the sights but there were no stop offs. Like the hop and off tours. However I found this trip that I did very interesting as copenhagen is also beautiful from the canals. The website link below takes u to a website of a company who do canal tours.

    view of copenhagen form the canal
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    Canal Tours - interesting and refreshing

    by Live2Go Updated Oct 2, 2005

    The canals of Copenhagen are charming and offers a rich history and a variety of architechture. Take a canal tour from Nyhavn and see the city from a different angle. You'll see the Little Mermaid, the new opera house, the royal Amalienborg Castle and "the Black Diamond", to mention a few sights. The cost is about DKK50 pp and the tour lasts 1 hour.
    Suits all ages.

    An hour of fresh air in the summer heat
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  • Cruise the Canals

    by sharih Written May 18, 2005

    In the spring and summer months you can take a boat tour of the canals around Copenhagen. The cruise takes you past all the major sights such as the Opera House, Amalienborg Palace, Little Mermaid, Christianshavn, etc. It lasts about an hour and costs a mere 30dkk - definitely a steal. It gives a nice overview of the city and a little history as well.

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    Copenhagen Canal Cruise

    by littlesam1 Updated Apr 26, 2005

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    Although Copenhagen is unique and has it own nature and sights, there are times when it is reminiscent of Amsterdam. One of these is when you tour the beautiful canals. There are several canal cruises available. I would suggest you check them out and take the least expensive. They all seem to follow a similiar tour. You go up into Nyhavn, then out into the harbor to see the new opera house, and eventually up the coast to the Little Mermaid. Its a pleasant way to spend an hour on a sunny day.

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    FOR THOSE WHO LOVE WATER.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Jul 15, 2004

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    Of course there are more tours: the TOURIST OFFICE can provide you with all info you will need, so go there first!

    1.GAMMEL STRAND TOUR

    2. WATERBUS HOP ON AND OFF TOURS
    WITHOUT GUIDE

    3. DINNER CRUISE in JUNE - AUGUST

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