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King's New Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

Copenhagen: Palace, Fountain, and Church Guided E-Bike Tour

1. Copenhagen: Palace, Fountain, and Church Guided E-Bike Tour

Arrive 10 min prior to tour start to meet your guide and get familiar with the e-bike. You will get your helmet and radio system so you can hear your guide while cycling - this also ensures you see as much as possible in just 2 hours. Your guide will take you to the most iconic places in the Copenhagen including The Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain and much more! There will also be a short stop at the unique Freetown Christiania where you can roam around on your own. Please note your guide will not accompany you in here as it is not allowed for out-side guides. So you will get a chance to experience this oasis in the city on your very own. Grab a coffee in one of the many cafes and soak up the atmosphere of Christiania - which is unlike any other place in Copenhagen! You will also cross the cycle bridges and on the e-bike you can cover as much in 2 hours as you could on a 3-hour normal bike tour. Also the radio system ensures for a smooth ride so your guide can speak while driving. Each bike also has a basket so you can store small items while on the tour. The E-Bike is a Danish designed cycle with 7 gears, cruise control and a speed of up to 30km/hour. You will both get sightseeing and fun in one tour! If you wish to bring the children there are two add-on options: 1) Child Seat - this holds a child up to 8 years old 2) Cargo Trailer - this holds two children up to 8 years old No heavy peddling or struggles to keep up with the group - just get on your e-bike, follow your guide and enjoy Copenhagen!

Copenhagen: Private City Walking Tour with Canal Tour Ticket

2. Copenhagen: Private City Walking Tour with Canal Tour Ticket

Don't miss this walking city tour of Copenhagen coupled with a relaxing canal tour. The city of Copenhagen is small enough to be discovered on foot, which is also the best way to get the most up-close and personal experiences of the city. Your journey starts as you meet your guide at City Hall Square, where he will briefly introduce the city. Make your way through the old and new streets, bringing history and the present together. See the Amalienborg Palace, the square of Kongens Nytorv and Christiansborg Castle, among other beautiful sights. Then, continue on your journey through the city with a boat tour through the canals of the city. Departing from Nyhavn, pass by the famous Little Mermaid statue; the Royal Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen for culture fans and daredevils alike; Christiansborg Palace, the center of Copenhagen's power for more than 800 years; Paper Island, full of everything from warehouses to international street food and the Circle Bridge, more of an art installation than a bridge. Pass by these beautiful parts of the city and more on this relaxing cruise, the perfect way to finish off your day exploring Copenhagen.

Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

3. Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

Explore Copenhagen on this private full-day tour with a guide. Admire the city's culture, history, gastronomy, architecture, and pioneering social and urban development. Combine the highlights of the city with hidden spots that only a local can show you. From the iconic Round Tower to the oldest streets and corners of Copenhagen's old town. Meet your guide at the central fountain in Kultorvet Square and begin your tour of Copenhagen. Visit Christiansborg Palace, the former Royal residence and now the headquarters of the Danish Parliament. Enjoy a tasting of the Danish cuisine in its magnificent tower while having a privileged view of the city. Walk between canals on the island of Christianshavn. Visit the Church of Our Saviour, a baroque building famous for its spiral outdoor staircase. Explore Freetown Christiania, a community located in the heart of the Danish capital. Learn about this self-governing and independent community, where more than a thousand people live together in peace and away from social norms. After your visit to Christianshavn, relax by the canal and watch the boats as they pass by in the colorful port of Nyhavn, one of Copenhagen's more famous travel destinations. Then visit Rosenborg Castle, King's Gardens, and the Marble Church. Make your last food-tasting stop for a Danish pastry. Savor your delicious pastry and have a coffee before visiting Amalienborg, the official residence of the Kings of Denmark. From the gardens, you can admire an architectural gem on the other side of the canal, the Copenhagen Opera House. Go along the river and see the Kastellet, a fortress built in the 17th century. Visit the Gefion Fountain, a symbol of the history of the Danish capital, where you can make a wish. Your last stop is the Little Mermaid, a symbol that represents Copenhagen. Before saying goodbye, your guide will take you to the train or boat station to make sure you can get back to the city center without any problems.

Copenhagen: Guided Walking Tour

4. Copenhagen: Guided Walking Tour

After gathering with your guide at Copenhagen Central Station, exit in the direction of Tivoli Gardens. Whilst there, visit the most beautiful highlights of Copenhagen. These highlights may vary according to your preferences and the guide's itinerary. Some of the highlights you encounter are Tivoli (outside), the City Hall, Ny Torv and Gammel Torv, Copenhagen's Cathedral, Strøget, Christiansborg Castle, the Old Stock Exchange, the Round Tower, Rosenborg Castle, Nyhavn, and Amalienborg Castle.

Copenhagen: Christmas and City Highlights Segway Tour

5. Copenhagen: Christmas and City Highlights Segway Tour

Your Segway experience begins with a training session in a spacious, friendly environment before you take off on your seasonal Copenhagen Christmas adventure! The majority of your tour takes place in a no-car zone, including the first half of the tour, so you will have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy the fun stories of Copenhagen your guide will provide on your personal hifi radio system. You will get to explore more than 10 of the major sights of Copenhagen including the iconic Little Mermaid, the colourful Nyhavn, the beautiful Amalienborg Palace (the Queens residence) and the Citadel. Halfway through your tour you will make a stop at the cafe in the Royal Danish Theatre where you will park your Segway. You are then free to take about 30-minutes to roam around the two adjacent Christmas markets or sit in the cafe of the theatre and enjoy an organic cup of hot chocolate! Your guide will be more than happy to transport any purchases made on the markets back to the store for you. You'll end your segway experience back in the store where you can enjoy an organic hot beverage to warm up - as well as a fun Segway souvenir. You can also add the option of purchasing a glass of the infamous Danish mulled wine (gløgg) which will be ready for you when you return. You must be 18 years or over to purchase this add-on.

Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid's Story, Self-Guided Tour

6. Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid's Story, Self-Guided Tour

A brand new way to explore Copenhagen, as you step into the story of The Little Mermaid. This self-guided walking tour game takes you from Kongens Nytorv, and the theatre where author H. C. Andersen worked in his early years, via Nyhavn and out to Langelinie – where the Little Mermaid sits on a rock looking out over the ocean. Experience the classic tale of The Little Mermaid as a StoryKeeper recruit. The tour is narrated by Frederik, a Danish StoryKeeper eager to share this adventure with you. Together with Frederik you will explore some of the most famous sights in Copenhagen, while you help him search for clues hidden in the buildings and statues in your surroundings. When you find the hidden clues, interactive elements and puzzles will pop up on the screen of your smartphone. Once you solve those puzzles, further parts of the mermaid's tale will unlock and bring you closer to the conclusion of the story. To walk this tour, you will download a separate app to your phone. An e-mail with all instructions will be sent to you after the purchase is complete. Please make sure to read through it before you go. You will be guided through the city with both visual and audio aid to ensure that you walk in the right direction. The tour will be yours to keep. You can use it at any time and as many times as you wish. Go to the starting point of the tour, open the app, put your headphones on - and your Copenhagen adventure will begin! This tour is perfect for the solo traveler, as well as for families or couples. Since the tour is self-guided, you are able to start, pause and finish the tour whenever you like, and it will be a 100% private experience. You can choose between listening to the audio while you walk, or reading the story yourself/to your group. If you plan on listening to the audio, it is recommended that each participant have their own phone with headphones for the best possible experience.

Copenhagen: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Must-See Sights

7. Copenhagen: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Must-See Sights

The tour begins at the steps in front of the Royal Danish Theatre on Kongens Nytorv where your guide will be waiting for you. One of the first stops will be at the colorful Nyhavn, the most-photographed place in Copenhagen. Journey down the gallery-filled Bredgade all the way to the impressive Frederik's Church, the Amalienborg Palace, and the Copenhagen Opera House. Reach the Amalienborg Palace in time to enjoy the Changing of the Guard ceremony and wave to Her Highness if she is home. Take a stroll down the car-free zone along the promenade with so much to see, including the I Am Queen Mary statue, the Royal Danish Playhouse, the Ofelia Plads, the Maritime Monument, and much more. You will soon reach the most famous lady of Denmark: The Little Mermaid. Hear the true fairytale as written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and see where he lived for over 20 years of his life. At the waterfront, you'll also experience the lovely Greenland Monument and can sneak a kiss on the love steps if you wish to seal a relationship. Peak through the Kastellet, a military site from the 1600s that is still active, and walk on the embankment of the pentagon-shaped fortress giving you a great view of Copenhagen to end the tour.

Copenhagen: Royal History Self-Guided Walking Tour

8. Copenhagen: Royal History Self-Guided Walking Tour

Discover how Copenhagen transcended its medieval past to become a great power, on a walking tour between two famous city sites. Our walk starts at Kongens Nytorv, the King’s New Square and ends at Amalienborg, home of the Danish royal family. Along the way, you’ll hear stories of the triumphs and disasters that have enriched the city. I’ll share some of the dramatic tales that helped shape Copenhagen, including the catastrophic fire of 1795, the deadly bombardment of 1807, and the secret tunnel built to rescue a king. Copenhagen’s history is one of constant threat of attack by rivals – and, at one point, a plague of rats! Highlights include: • Charlottenborg palace, with its restrained baroque aesthetic • Amalienborg palace’s resplendent grandeur • The glittering dome of the Marble Church, the largest dome in Scandinavia • Thott and Erichsen mansions • Copenhagen’s modern playhouse and opera house, with their bold design During the course of this walk, you’ll also hear stories of important characters from the city’s past. There’s the queen who rallied a frightened people and made them heroes in a time of war, the builder king who transformed Denmark, and the king who rode on horseback with his people and defied Nazi occupiers. And let’s not forget the drunken king who let the arts flourish, and the mad king who was confined to his glittering palace. All along our route, take in the majesty of the city’s architecture and the colourful jollity of Nyhavn’s famous harbourfront buildings, revealing clues of times gone by on their walls. Music and sound effects help bring the past to life during this walking tour, and much of the walk takes place on traffic-free routes.

Copenhagen: Private Sightseeing Tour by Car and Walking

9. Copenhagen: Private Sightseeing Tour by Car and Walking

Get to know Copenhagen and enjoy a tour on foot and by private vehicle through this stunning Scandinavian treasure. Learn about the region's rich history, from the Vikings to modern day Denmark from your local guide. Start your tour with a panoramic drive along the harbor. Stop at all of the legendary symbols of the world’s oldest monarchy for a proper introduction to the old Viking nation's capital. Admire the Residence of the Danish Royal Family at the impressive Amalienborg Castle, boasting wonderful views of the Opera House and the Marble Church nearby. Then, see a must-see symbol of the city: the Little Mermaid statue. Look as she elegantly watches over her waterfront home. The charming fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen become alive when paying a visit to this statue created by the famous fable itself. Towards the old town center, enjoy a walk on the celebrated pedestrian street, Stroget. The world’s longest strolling lane begins with the lively Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens next door and leads on to the splendid Kings New Square. Half way down the street, enjoy a walk through the magnificent courtyard of the Christiansborg Castle. This is considered home for both by Danish Parliament, Prime Ministers Offices, as well as the Royal Reception Rooms. Afterwards, take some time to admire the charming district of Nyhavn. The graceful swans and stunning old boats lining the canal are a perfect balance to the colorful townhouses up on the street level. Here, stop for a short coffee break or stroll along the harbor filled with inviting cafés and restaurants. End with a short drive back to your hotel or your cruise ship. If wish, you can also stay in the city center.

Copenhagen: E-Scooter Private City Highlights Tour

10. Copenhagen: E-Scooter Private City Highlights Tour

The newest trend in sightseeing has come to Copenhagen: The E-Scooter Guided Tour! This is such a fun and new way to explore Copenhagen's beautiful sights. The tour is private meaning you will have the guide exclusively for you and your group. On this private tour you will start out with a quick demonstration on how the Electrical scooter operates - it is super easy and only takes a few minutes to get familiar with. You will exclusively be driving on the well-known American e-scooter brand: Bird. Enjoy the smooth and easy ride on its unique and sleek aluminium chassis. Your guide will provide you with helmets and a radio system so you can hear the stories as you zoom through the city. E-Scooters follow the cycle laws in Denmark which means ample of cruising on the cycle paths in a safe and fun manner! This is a great combo of sightseeing, fun scooter riding and also has a short cafe stop midway through. One of the first stops is actually a hidden gem and you will not only see ONE mermaid on the tour, you will see TWO! From then on you will explore all the famous sights in Copenhagen including The Royal Palace (Amalienborg), The Marble Church, The Opera House, Nyhavn (New Haven), the Gefion Fountain, The Citadel (Kastellet) - not to mention all the hidden gems and stories your guide will show you along the route! In Copenhagen, Electrical scooters go by the cycle law so the safety aspect of the tour is always prioritised. About halfway through the tour there is a cafe stop at The Royal Theatre - right at the epi-center of Copenhagen King's New Square (Kongens Nytorv) where you can enjoy the famous Danish pastries and coffee if you wish (no purchase necessary but they do have some special prices exclusively for you!). The private kickscooter tour is an informal tour with emphasis on seeing the city in a fun and new manner! You will hear about all the sights you pass and really get familiarised with the city. There will be photo stops along the tour also. Perfect tour for families and friends just wishing to spice it up! Please note that helmets are mandatory by law. There must be at least one participant over the age of 18 on the tour Minimum age: 12 years Maximum weight: 90kg

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What people are saying about King's New Square

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Alex was an incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic tour guide. We were architects wanting to go see great architecture and he developed the tour just for us as we went along! Has a great knowledge of Copenhagen's urban history. Would highly recommend this tour to all architects and Urban planners! A must if you want to understand this great city and it's people and how they live!

Lucy was an excellent tour guide. She contacted us the night before to make sure we were all set and gave us a very detailed explanation as to where we would meet. Her knowledge was exceptional and we had a fabulous walk with her. She is quite the royal expert! She is very lovely and wonderful to chat with. Highly recommend.

The tour was refreshing and enjoyable. I was technically alone but it felt like I had a funny well informed friend walking with me the entire time. My expectations were completely surpassed and I am looking forward to checking out the tour options in other places. The games were a very nice touch

Stuard was a great guide.It was a rainy and windy day and we were only 2 people but he took time to explain everything in detail and he responded to all of my many questions.

We had such an amazing time. Our guide was amazing. Such a wonderful city. Get ready for a lot of walking.