With its compact size, its canals and its cycle paths, Copenhagen is ideally suited to a wide range of sightseeing tours, either independently or with a guide. Sightseeing buses and canal boats take visitors around the city's major sights throughout the year - including hard-to-get-to attractions like The Little Mermaid and the Opera House - with audio guides in a wide variety of languages and most operating on a hop on, hop off schedule. You set the pace and you can even buy a combi ticket for both bus and boat.
Those feeling like something more active can try seeing Copenhagen like the locals do - from the seat of a bicycle on a 'Bike Copenhagen with Mike' tour. Alternatively, Running Tours of Copenhagen are becoming increasingly popular, while more specific tours include the self-guided tour of the old Carlsberg brewery run from the Carlsberg Visitor Centre or even a spooky nighttime tour from ghosttours.dk.
Day trips from Copenhagen are easy to make if you have the time, either on a guided bus excursion around north Zealand's historic castles or independently using Denmark's excellent train connections. Thanks to the bridge, a daytrip to Malmo in Sweden couldn't be easier, while the attractive city of Odense on Funen is a must for any fans of storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.