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Copenhagen for 1 day - HoHo bus

We will only be in Copenhagen for one day as a stop on a cruise. We arrive in Oceankaj port. We were considering a HoHo bus and walking around the various areas where the buses stop. Does anyone know if either the Red buses or the City sightseeing buses are better or have more buses operating?

Thank you
Laurie.

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Do a boat Tour of the harbour instead of the HOHO bus.

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Thank you. I was considering doing both. I will be with elderly parents and need a way to get around the city to see the sites. Any ideas?

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As you can guess I'm not really a fan of HOHO busses in general. They only allow you to get a glimpse of the sights from a distance and they don't go into the old, pedestrianized parts of the city. But of course they do have their merit if you are short on time and travel with elderly people and just want to get a glimpse of everything. If you merely need to get from sight A to B, there is excellent public transport for a fraction of the price of the HOHO. You can look up all public transport on www.rejseplanen.dk

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You don't want to do the HoHo bus, do a walking tour of the city and take a canal cruise (from Nyhaven)..

Visit the Royal Palace and some castles.

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The good thing about the HOHO bus is that it has a stop at the cruise terminal. You can buy a combination bus/canal trip ticket and the bus stops at the canal boat dock. (If I remember correctly City sightseeing stops at two different canal boat stops.)

Both companies basically run the same route. If you only have one day, then the HOHO bus will give you an overall look at the city. Just don't expect to stop and see everything.

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Another option is to hire a bicycle taxi which can get everywhere. In summer you see them in the centre. In winter a regular taxi might be better.

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My son and I used the HOHO bus last year for a reason that Morten pointed out - we had limited time. There was a stop near our hotel which was convenient. Another upside was the availability of an audio recording (in multiple languages) on the bus that provided a short history of each sight as we passed it. Earbuds were available at no additional cost. We had enough time to get off/on at the Little Mermaid but that was it. Otherwise, it was a glimpse of other sights as others have mentioned.

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My dad and I did the HOHO bus as he is elderly and we try to minimize the walking. It was OK. As others have said, much of the sights are in the pedestrian zone so you tend to see the "backs' of things. That said- we enjoyed it. We did get off near the harbor amd took the harbor tour.

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We were also on a cruise (our last destination was in Copenhagen though) at Ocean Quay. We had booked a tour with Segway Cruise Copenhagen and had so much fun on the 2-hr tour. Can highly recommend. For my elderly parents, who cannot go on a Segway, they had arranged a rickshaw that followed along the tour with us, and my parents got radios so they could hear what the guide was saying. This was an excellent solution, and much better than the HoHo busses - which we actually also did on day 2 as I had already purchased tickets.
We booked the Segway tour via TripAdvisor (as we wanted the 24 hour cancellation period), but we found out that if you book directly with the company they pay for your taxi from ocean quay. They are 10 minutes away. Segway Cruise Copenhagen

HoHo wasn't great as it was so warm the day we were there and for some reason there was a lot of the closed busses and not the open roof ones. I guess because the weather is so unpredictable there.