NileGuide Expert Says:
See Copenhagen from the water and get a whole new perspective of the city.
1051 Copenhagen, Denmark
Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn
tel: +45 3296 3000
fax: +45 3296 9350
NileGuide Expert tip:
Try the hop on, hop off water bus service, allowing you to get off and on as many times as you want at any of the many attractions along the way, with a full day pass.
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. DFDS Canal Tours offer five 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 Øresund 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.