Gammel Strand

Gammel Strand: Our most recommended tours and activities

Copenhagen: Canal Cruise from Nyhavn

1. Copenhagen: Canal Cruise from Nyhavn

Experience Copenhagen from the water on a canal cruise and see how the past and present merge as you travel along idyllic canals, passing many of the city’s most famous landmarks, old and new. Depart from Nyhavn before navigating some of the city’s many waterways. Admire the palaces of Christiansborg and Amalienborg, see the sights of the Nyhavn waterfront, and marvel at the financial centers, such as the Central Bank and the former Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Cruise past the Little Mermaid statue in Langelinie as your tour guide tells the history of the statue and other landmarks and buildings you pass. Afterward, return to Nyhavn. Commentaries are available in Danish and English, as well as an additional 3rd language on request.

Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

2. Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

Explore Copenhagen at your own pace with a 48-hour pass to the city’s double-decker sightseeing bus and complimentary access to a boat tour of the canals. You can hop off at up to 25 city center stops, including the Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Royal Palace and the legendary commune of Freetown Christiania. Hop off at the zoo, explore Frederiksberg Castle, marvel at the Liberty Monument, or stop off at the Carlsberg Brewery. Copenhagen's palaces and museums are laid out for you as the bus cruises through the graceful Danish capital’s streets. On warm days, take to the open-top deck and relax on comfortable seats. You can hop on and hop off as many times as you like, for as long as your ticket is valid. On cold days, buses are heated to keep you warm during the great experience. Go down to the harbor side and catch the cool breeze and breathe in the fresh air. See the famous Little Mermaid and the stunning Black Diamond building, home to the Royal Library, Denmark’s national library. Then hop onto a boat tour from either Nyhavn or Ved Stranden to see the city from the water. here you will see some of the major attractions, such as Christiansborg Palace, the striking new Opera House* A small selection of the bus stops:  The Little Mermaid Amalienborg Palace Nyhavn Christianshavn Christiansborg Palace Carlsberg Christiania The Opera* Planetariet* and Langelinie (Cruise Terminals) Audio guides and headphones are provided with pre-recorded commentary in various languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, and Polish. Boat stops:  Ved Stranden Nyhavn

Copenhagen: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Bus Tour

3. Copenhagen: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Bus Tour

Enjoy beautiful Copenhagen at your own pace with the popular hop-on hop-off bus tour. The tour covers all of the highlights in Copenhagen while allowing you to hop on and off as much as you like. The buses are adapted with an electric roof that is used in the event of rain. Naturally, the buses are heated during winter. Some of the most important sights to explore are: the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, Rosenborg Palace, Nyhavn, Gammel Strand, Gefion Fountain and Christiansborg Palace. The open-top tour ticket is also loaded with discounts to several popular attractions, guided tours and restaurants. You will receive more information upon departure from the tour personnel. 

Copenhagen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

4. Copenhagen: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

Get your full-access pass to Copenhagen with a choice of 3 different tickets, all of which are valid for 72 hours which gives you the chance to see the best of what Copenhagen has to offer. See the city at your own pace, and hop off at any of the 30 stops to explore further. Find out why people exclaim “Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen” while on board the double-decker sightseeing bus, offering panoramic views of sights such as the Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, and Botanical Gardens. An on board pre-recorded commentary is available in English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Polish.  Classic Copenhagen Route: Stop 1 - Ved Stranden Stop 2 - Nyjhavn Stop 3 - Amalienborg Palace Stop 4 - Gefion Fountain Stop 5 - The Little Mermaid Stop 6 - Langelinie N Stop 7 - Langelinie M Stop 8 - Langelinie S Stop 9 - Rosenborg Castle Stop 10 - Gammel Torv Stop 11 - City Hall Square Stop 12 - Radisson Royal Hotel/Tivoli Stop 13 - Tivoli Hotel/Fisketorvet - Copenhagen Mall Stop 14 - Marriott Hotel/Kalvebod Waves Stop 15 - The Black Diamond

Copenhagen: 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Copenhagen Route

5. Copenhagen: 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Copenhagen Route

Welcome to the home of the Little Mermaid; the famous seaside sculpture of the renowned Hans Christian Andersen character, the Little Mermaid, resides in Copenhagen. The city is also famous for its beautiful sights, exquisite shopping, marina life, royal grandeur, and fine art. Copenhagen is a major regional center of culture, business, media, and science. Find out why they call it 'wonderful Copenhagen' on this sightseeing tour of Denmark's vibrant and graceful capital. View Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, and Rosenborg Castle, to name but a few of the attractions you'll be able to visit along the way.  Hop-on and hop-off at any of the tour stops along the route.  Classic Copenhagen Tour stops:  1 Ved Stranden / Strøget 2 Nyhavn 3 Amalienborg Royal Palace 4 Gefion Fountain 5 The Little Mermaid 6 Langelinie N (05/05 - 30/09) 7 Langelinie M (05/05 - 30/09) 8 Langelinie S (05/05 - 30/09) 9 Rosenborg Castle / SMK 10 Gammel Torv 11 City Hall Square / National Museum of Denmark 12 Tivoli / Radisson Royal Hotel 13 Fisketorvet - Copenhagen Mall / Tivoli Hotel 14 Kalvebod Waves / Marriott Hotel 15 The Black Diamond / DAC / Blox

Copenhagen: Stories of the City Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Copenhagen: Stories of the City Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start your audio adventure whenever and wherever you want. We have put together stories from the most popular sights in Copenhagen. The voice from the audio guide is automatically triggered when you are near the places we have selected for you. During this almost two-hour audio guide you will experience and hear stories about Christiansborg Palace, which formed the framework for Copenhagen's first castle from 1167 and the first royal castles from the Middle Ages to the current castle from 1927. Among other things, you will be led to and hear the stories of one of Denmark's oldest gardens and castles - The royal garden and Rosenborg Castle. In addition, you will follow in the footsteps of the world-famous Danish fairytale poet Hans Christian Andersen in Nyhavn and hear where he has lived in his time in Copenhagen. We will also pass Amalienborg Castle, where Denmark's royals live today. You also get close to the fairytale poet's mermaid, who looks out over the harbor entrance to the Port of Copenhagen. The audio guide also contains stories about the social experiment freetown Christiania, which is the second most visited place after Tivoli. This was just a selection of the stories of the stories in the audio guide, which contains both facts, dramatic stories and stories about important people who have helped to make Copenhagen and Denmark the country we know today. Support line (9am-4 pm): +4540600440

Copenhagen: Self-Guided Treasure Hunt City Tour

7. Copenhagen: Self-Guided Treasure Hunt City Tour

Friendly alien Skyla came with a mission to Earth but has crashed in Copenhagen and needs your help. It's a walking tour wrapped into a rescue mission. You'll get clues like in a treasure hunt via the smart phone and together with the kids you search in the nearby area for the answers and spare parts to help Skyla build a new spaceship. It's a fun and unique way making exploring Copenhagen and seeing it from a new perspective fun for parents and kids. Let the kids take the lead, soak up the atmosphere and be surprised how far your kids can walk when having fun and being engaged. We have hand-picked a fantastic route suitable for families, showing you some of Copenhagen's highlights from a new perspective as well as off the beaten path gems, often only known to some locals. The route is beautiful and family-friendly, where kids can roam, climb and jump (works also with a stroller). Good to know •Who: Ideal for families with kids 3-10 years old, local as well as traveling families •What: Treasure hunt inspired city walk (city center and Christianshavn) •When: Whenever it suits you, just click on the link •Start: Højbro Plads, Bishop Absalon (horse) statue (next to metro station "Gammel Strand") •Finish: Street Food Marked (close to Nyhavn) •Distance: 1,5-2 km •Duration: 1-2,5 hours •Languages: English and Danish How does it work? It's super simple: 1) Buy your voucher here 2) Then go to our website seeknsee.com 3) Add the Copenhagen treasure hunt to the shopping cart 4) Reclaim your voucher with the code “getyourguide” (no additional charges!) 5) Receive an email from Seek+See with the e-book and the link to get the app with the treasure hunt clues 6) Click start, when you are at the start location Web: https://seeknsee.com/product/copenhagen-mission Insta: seek_n_see Fb: Seek+See Happy hunting! :) Inga Founder Seek+See

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What people are saying about Gammel Strand

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,770 reviews

It should be noted that the bus has yellow stripes, then there is no confusion with the other company

Great trip, everything worked out great, the boat trip was great too, highly recommended

Everything worked perfectly and the weather was great too. gladly again!

Great tour, hits all the landmarks and offers an amazing boat tour.

very good way to discover the city. The canal ride is great