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City Sightseeing Copenhagen: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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from US$ 30.50 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Explore Copenhagen at your own leisurely pace with the 72-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour!
  • With 3 routes covering over 30 stops, visit the most popular attractions of Copenhagen
  • See Copenhagen’s top attractions including the Little Mermaid, Tivoli garden, Zoo and The Black Diamond
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops and visit attractions of your choice
  • Choose between the Mermaid route or all the 3 routes that showcase the best experiences of the city
  • Audio commentary in 11 languages ensures that you don’t miss a thing!
  • Overview
    This Hop-On Hop-Off tour is the perfect way to explore the incredible city of Copenhagen. Enjoy the gardens, museums, churches, and waterfront of the Danish capital, with the freedom to hop off the bus when something catches your eye and hop back on when you’re ready for something new.

    Copenhagen is a city of layered histories and cosmopolitan flair - a once humble fishing village that grew into the shimmering capital of Denmark. Experience the best of Copenhagen on a hop-on, hop-off tour valid for 72 hours and travel in comfort without worrying about parking problems.

    You can choose to explore the city by the Mermaid route or enjoy access to all 3 routes covering over 30 stops.

    Dive below the sea or venture into the jungle at the IMAX theatre in Copenhagen’s futuristic planetarium and behold the gold leaf ceilings, marble floors, and maple balconies of the Copenhagen Opera House.

    See the majestic Parliament building, admire the 17th century pulpit at Holmen Church, or get lost among the shops, restaurants and cafes of Strøget, the most expansive pedestrian street in Europe.

    From where to begin your Copenhagen hop-on, hop-off tour? Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Classic Mermaid Tour: Daily
    All Lines (Mermaid Route, Christiania Route & Carlsberg Route):
    01 May - 30 Sep:
    01 Oct - 30 Apr: Fri - Sun


    Your ticket is valid for 72 hours.

    Start time

    Buses depart at the following times:
    Mermaid route: 9:30am to 5:00pm, every 30 minutes. 1 loop takes 80 minutes.
    Christiania route: 10:00am to 4:00pm, every 60 minutes. 1 loop takes 45 minutes.
    Carlsberg route: 11:15am to 3:15pm every 60 minutes. 1 loop takes 30 minutes.

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Cruise passenger information: Please check with your cruise line as to which berth and port your ship will be arriving into Copenhagen.
    For more information, go to the Please Note section.

    Ending Point

    You can end the tour at any of the designated stops


    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start your Copenhagen hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Valid for 72 hours, the tour gives flexibility to your sightseeing experience allowing you to customize your own sightseeing itinerary. Hop off at any of the stops and see attractions of your choice before hopping back on the next bus to go to the next destination.

    The 3 routes are Mermaid route, Christiania route and Carlsberg route. Covering over 30 stops, this hop-on, hop-off tour boasts the best experiences and attractions of Copenhagen. Enjoy audio commentary in 11 languages and enjoy panoramic views of Denmark’s charming capital from open top, double-decker buses.

    Visit attractions like Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace, The Little Mermaid, Langelinje, Rosenborg Castle, and City Hall Square and explore the city without worrying about commuting and parking problems.

    You can choose from the following 2 options:
    Hop-on Hop-off Ticket - Classic Mermaid Route
    Hop-on Hop-off Ticket- All Routes

    Here’s a list of some of the many attractions covered by the routes:

    Mermaid route:
    Amalienborg Royal Palace
    Gefion Fountain
    The Little Mermaid
    Rosenborg Castle
    The Black Diamond
    City Hall Square

    Christiania route:
    Gammel Strand
    Christiania Freetown
    The Black Diamond
    The Opera

    Carlsberg route:
    Tycho Brahe Planetarium
    Frederiksberg Garden
    Copenhagen Zoo
    Vesterbro Square

    Hop off at any of the stops to end the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 72 hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket (Option based)
    • Audio commentary in Danish, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese. German, and Polish
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

    The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    7 of the buses have ramps and are therefore fully wheelchair accessible.

    Cruise information: Cruise guests whom are arriving into Frihavn will have access to the City Sightseeing shuttle bus collecting guests to join the Mermaid route at the Little Mermaid. A shuttle will be offered to return guests to their ship which departs from City Sightseeing bus stop 6 Little Mermaid. This service will only be free of charge with a City Sightseeing Copenhagen ticket and guests will be required to show their cruise identification as Frihavn is a restricted port. Please allow yourself plenty of time to return to the ship.

    Cruise guests whom are arriving into Langelinikaj will be able to join the Mermaid route through its tour every half-hour. The Mermaid route starts and finished at stop 1 which will take guests approx. 45 minutes to get back to the ship.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Customer Reviews
    • Awesome Experience

      The buses were good and on time. The drivers were friendly and polite and gave good commentary on occasion. And the audio commentary in multiple languages was also quite...

      Rajesh shah, India, 24/Oct/2017
    • Excelent way to tour Copenhagen


      Jean-Claude Robichaud, Canada, 19/Oct/2017
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      Rhian Heaton, United Kingdom, 11/Sep/2017
    • Great experience with lots of good stops. Audio was excellent but could have used headphones for my husband who wears hearing aids.

      Bonnie Gray, Canada, 31/Aug/2018
    • They processed our order for four ports. When we located the vendor Bus companies our vouchers were honored. There remains confusion on what was ordered and delivered, the quality of english being spoken by their Rep may have contributed to the problem.Call your bank about charging with them as the transaction was initially declined due do suspected fraud. I would not knowingly use them again, because their Hop on Hop Off Bus partners are located furthest from the cruise ships and many of the sights of interest do not have stops convenient to the actual place. In Europe I would avoid the "Gray Line" associated Hop on Hop Off Bus companies.

      Harry Freer, United States, 21/Aug/2018
    • Very easy to book in uk and pay in stirling. The web site is easy to operate. Just download a bus map so you know where to catch the bus.

      BARBARA CARA, United Kingdom, 19/Jun/2018