Join your sightseeing boat at Nyhavn or Gammel Strand in central Copenhagen, and take your seat on board. Before your cruise ends, you’ll receive your skip-the-line ticket to Tivoli Gardens to use independently after your boat tour. Your ticket is valid only for the same day of your cruise.
Have your camera ready as your boat leaves the dock, and listen to informative commentary from your onboard guide as you pass Copenhagen’s waterfront sights. See The Little Mermaid, the harbor statue that honors Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s famous folk tale. Learn interesting facts about the statue and hear about Andersen’s life in Copenhagen in the late-19th century.
View the Danish Parliament and other buildings, and watch for Amalienborg Palace — the seat of Denmark’s royals since the 18th century. Look out, too, for the futuristic Black Diamond, home to Copenhagen’s Royal Library and arts hall.
Bob along the Christianshavn canal through the picturesque Christianshaven neighbourhood, one of Copenhagen’s sought-after addresses, and admire the colorful gabled houses that typify the area.
After an hour, end your cruise at Nyhavn or Gammel Strand, and make your way independently to Tivoli Gardens. Armed with your skip-the-line ticket, avoid the main entrance lines and head inside. Brimming with fairground rides and attractions, Tivoli opened in 1843, making it the world’s second-oldest theme park.
Spend however long you want in the park — your ticket lets you stay until the evening closing time. Ride the ferris wheel, take a spin on some of the world’s highest chain carousels, and enjoy white-knuckle rides and gentler attractions at your own pace. When you need a break, there’s plenty else to see and do, from shows and concerts to cafes, restaurants and more.