One of the best ways to spend an hour in Copenhagen is taking a canal tour of the city. There is so much to see in Copenhagen, and while I still highly recommend visiting the sights on foot, it certainly is nice to have a break and just sit back and enjoy the ride. You’ll notice the local Copenhagener’s like to wave and stare at the people in the boats as they cruise by. It’s a very friendly experience, and you feel a little like you are an attraction for them to view instead of the other way around. The tour guides are really great about sharing interesting stories and facts about the city. I would rate this 5 out of 5 “Taks” as far as things to do in Copenhagen.
Here are some tips from me to you for when taking your canal tour in Copenhagen:
-Catch the boat in Nyhavn.
-The tours starting on the left-hand side of the harbor (vs the end of the harbor) cost 40 DKK, or $8 CAD, and I have always had really great tours with them.
-Bring a jacket as it can be windy and a little cold, even on the sunny days.
-There are many low bridges that the boat sails under, so stay seated!
-The tour guides will always speak in Danish and English, and sometimes German.
-Remember your sunglasses! -there is a lot to see.
-Sit near the front of the boat if people-free pictures are important to you. Otherwise, you may have other people’s arms and cameras in your photos, too.
-Have a cold beer in Nyhavn and enjoy the live outdoor music usually playing before taking the tour!
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