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The Best Guided Tours in Copenhagen

The Very Best Guided Tours in Copenhagen, Denmark.


So you're traveling to Copenhagen, Denmark, and might be interested in a sightseeing tour? Take one of these interesting tours for travelers - I have found them to be the best guided tours in Copenhagen and think they offer sightseeing at its best. I also like that the tour operators offer payment in USD, EUR, AUD and GBP. Keep in mind that if a tour is seasonal and does not operate at the time of your trip, you can always check out the list of all available Copenhagen tours here.

1. The Grand Tour of Copenhagen

Royal guards Denmark. Copenhagen. Amalienborg Palace
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The Grand Tour of Copenhagen covers all the major sights of the Danish capital in my opinion. Traveling in a comfortable bus on this tour, I visited Amalienborg Palace (the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family), the Little Mermaid in the harbor, and much more.

Tour departs daily year-round from City Hall Square (in front of the Palace Hotel).
2.5 hours. Tour price about $38 USD / £27 GBP.

2. The Hamlet Castle Tour from Copenhagen

Frederiksborg Castle Garden
Ted Fahn
Listen to old tales of Shakespeare at Elsinore Castle, see Queen Margrethe's summer castle Fredensborg and bring your camera to photograph the beautiful nature of the Danish Riviera. This tour was really interesting, I thought, and I like that it brings you close to Denmark's history. After the Grand Tour of Copenhagen shown above, this is one of the best guided tours in Denmark I've been on and a great value for the price. Departs daily in summer, 3 times weekly in winter.
5 hours. Tour price about $69 USD / £48 GBP.

3. Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour (with Cruise)

The Oresund Bridge
Frederik Tellerup
You will see A LOT of typical, idyllic Denmark on this tour and it includes a bus trip and a cruise along the historical harbor. One of the best short guided tours ever, this tour operates May through September (at least!). It concludes in the very heart of Copenhagen at Gammel Strand.
3 hours. Around $65 USD / £39 GBP.

4. The "Hop On Hop Off" Bus Tour of Copenhagen

City of Copenhagen
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What a unique way to see Copenhagen. This guided tour "guides" visitors to each attraction in Copenhagen. You can hop on and off as many times as you want, on this fun-to-ride open-top double-decker bus - and we did it all day long! Each of the three routes offered takes about an hour. The Hop On Hop Off ticket is valid for 24 hours from first use, for all routes and as many rides to sights as you want to see.
Variable tour length. Sightseeing bus ticket price for 24 hours is around $26 USD / £18 GBP.

5. A Guided Tour Using the Copenhagen Card (CPHCard)

Building in Copenhagen
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I love these cards. The Copenhagen Card can serve visitors nicely as a low-cost tour guide: it includes a comprehensive guide of Copenhagen and gives travelers free local transportation, free admission to sights and attractions (for example, more than 60 museums are free!), and many other traveler-related discounts. Free transportation includes getting to and from the airport and discounts on car rental. Just do it like I did it, and use the tour guide to organize all your free sightseeing trips!

Options: 24 hour CPHCard or 72 hour CPHCard. From $43 USD / £29 GBP.

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