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Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 24, 2012
by UK Flower Girl
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
January 29, 2004
You must do a harbour tour in Copenhagen to learn some history and see the city from a different view. It had rained earlier in the day and it appeared to be clear so we made our way over to the ticket counter and purchased four tickets for DKK 50.- each for a one hour tour.
The boat was about a quarter full as we set out into the harbour. We weren't in the boat five minutes when it started to sprinkle on us. No problem: umbrellas!! Were heading out of Nyhavn into the harbour when we all had to duck down so we could fit under the bridge. We knew we were in for an interesting ride.
At this point we were informed that the water in the harbour and canals was a bit high today so we would have to skip part of the canals and go look at other things in the harbour. We did get to see some interesting things. We went by "The Little Mermaid" (Den Lille Havfrue), the Queen's yacht, Amalienborg Slot, the new Marriott and library extension, and all kinds of other interesting things that I don't remember. Why don't I remember, you ask? Most of the hour we were in the boat it was pouring rain and windy. Three of us were trying to shield the four of us from rain. The wind was blowing the umbrellas backwards and water was pouring off of the umbrellas right back onto us. Quite humorous now . . . not at the time.
Our guide thanked us for being troopers before we had to duck down again to get back into Nyhavn. We were absolutely freezing and mad because we chose a horrible time to go.
This aside, we decided we all deserved a little treat when we were done and headed over to purchase a Polser with remoulade, mustard, ketchup, cucumber slices, and crisp onions. Yum yum. Another thing that is highly recommended in Denmark!!
Even though we froze and got soaked, we had a good laugh about it. I would still recommend the tour (just try to go on it when it isn't going to rain).
From journal Adventure in Copenhagen
May 8, 2002
The DFDS Canal tour takes approximately an hour and gives a water level persepctive to many of the cities sights including, The Little Mermaid, the Royal Library and Amelienborg Slot.
Rather than the specific sights however it's real strength is that it gives you a glimpse of copenhagen living. We went on a saturday afternoon and as our tour boat wound through the boat lined canals, almost every boat large or small had a group of copenhagen natives, drinking, chatting playing cards and generally enjoying their weekend.
The commentary is informative rather that entertaining, and is given live in three languages. Accordingly it can be easy to miss what is being said.
In summer the tour is run as a hop on, hop off tour.
From journal Copenhagen in Three Days
September 26, 2001
From journal Wonderful Copenhagen