Copenhagen: Visit Canal Cruise from Nyhavn Entrance


Welcome to Canal Cruise from Nyhavn in Denmark. Discover Copenhagen’s easygoing charm from refreshing on-water perspectives with this laidback canal sightseeing cruise looping past beloved landmarks and regal riverfront facades. Depart photogenic Nyhavn harbor and trace tranquil passages revealing 17th-century Christiansborg Palace’s copper spires, the Little Mermaid statue overlooking a citadel-crowned bay, and Amalienborg’s royal nest of Rococo palaces still home to Denmark’s Queen today.
Learn insider stories behind striking contemporary buildings like Copenhagen Opera House’s angled geometry as your vessel slips through pockets of the past tucked along sleepy byways. Whether basking in sunshine or bathed by streetlights as evening encroaches, begin to know this walkable.


Take a tour around Copenhagen’s main harbor and surrounding canals to see the sights. As you leave Nyhavn, you’ll pass by charming homes, historic castles, and stunning churches.

  • See the colorful Nyhavn waterfront, dating from the 17th century
  • Pass the famous Little Mermaid statue
  • Enjoy views of Amalienborg Palace, winter home of the Danish royal family
  • Cruise past the home of the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg Palace


  • Round-trip canal cruise
  • Services of a guide
  • Route map
  • Poncho (in the event of rain)

Tour Plan

What to Expect

Northern European capital as progressive yet profoundly tied to storied origins revealed along its meandering urban waterways.
Guided or solo, this canal cruise lets Copenhagen’s layered present and past converge before your eyes from novel liquid perspectives.

Meeting Point

Please present your voucher at the boat at Canal Tours Copenhagen.

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Additional Info
Not suitable for:
  • Wheelchair users

Know before you go:

  •  Prolonged hours of operation on long sunny days
  • A third language (between German, Spanish and Italian) is generally provided on the boats based on availability. The conduction in a specific language other than Danish or English cannot be guaranteed.

What landmarks will I see on the Copenhagen canal cruise?

  • You'll see many of Copenhagen's famous landmarks including the palaces of Christiansborg and Amalienborg, the Nyhavn waterfront, the Central Bank, the former Copenhagen Stock Exchange, and the iconic Little Mermaid statue.

How long is the canal cruise and where does it depart from?

  • The cruise departs from Nyhavn and navigates through the city's waterways, returning to Nyhavn after passing by the city's landmarks.

In which languages are the commentaries available on the cruise?

  • Commentaries are available in Danish and English, with an additional third language (German, Spanish, or Italian) on request, based on availability.

What should I do upon arrival for the canal cruise?

  • You should arrive 15 minutes before your departure time and present your ticket with the QR code at the dock for scanning to gain access to the boat.

Are there extended hours of operation for the canal cruise?

  • Yes, there are prolonged hours of operation on long sunny days, allowing you to enjoy the cruise for an extended time.
Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.


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