Why I love Denmark
“My first experience of Denmark came as a teenager, living there for a year as an exchange student. My first youthful Danish loves were the pastries, the furniture design, and the long summer nights. These days I return with the same passions, enriched with an adult appreciation for Denmark's egalitarianism, its belief that cities belong to people not cars, and its endless quest for hygge. It helps that everything is...” Read More
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Choose between a 24-, 48-, 72- or 120-hour Copenhagen Card when you book, and then collect your card and free Copenhagen map at Copenhagen Airport or a central redemption point in the city.Valid for the set number of hours from the time you first use it, your card helps you get the best from your time in Denmark’s lovely capital, with included public transport and free admission to 73 top Copenhagen attractions. Additional, valuable discounts on exciting activities, tours and other transport, plus money-off deals at museums, shops and restaurants are also included.You can use your card to travel quickly and easily between the sights, enjoying free, unlimited transport on the Copenhagen region's Metro, buses and trains, including journeys to and from Copenhagen Airport. Plus, show your card to get free entry to the Tivoli Gardens, the city’s legendary amusement park, with its white-knuckle rides, wooden coaster, carousels, parades and beautiful gardens.In addition, perhaps use your card to enjoy complimentary admission to Den Blå Planet, Copenhagen’s spectacular aquarium; take a hop-on, hop-off bus sightseeing tour; and admire the city from the water on a relaxing canal cruise. What's more, your card entitles you to free entry to historical highlights such as the fascinating Amalienborgmuseet (Amalienborg Museum) with its recreated royal palace interiors, and the grand Rosenborg Slot (Rosenborg Palace), built by King Christian IV in the 17th century.See the Itinerary below for a full list of attractions and discounts included on the card.
Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle
Leave Copenhagen behind as you head north through magnificent Danish countryside and coastline towards Elsinore and Kronborg Castle. Chosen as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, this magnificent renaissance castle is on the UNESCO world heritage list.After lunch (own expense), your tour continues towards Fredensborg, where the Queen's summer residence of Fredensborg Palace is attractively located in the middle of a lovely park, bordering the idyllic Esrum Lake.The next highlight on your tour is Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV in 1601 - 1625. This pearl of history, built in magnificent Renaissance style with a touch of baroque, is now a national historical museum, containing treasures of painting, tapestry, porcelain, silver and furniture.
Copenhagen Food Tour
After meeting your guide near Frederiksborggade in central Copenhagen, stroll around the city to learn about Danish cuisine and its gastronomic heritage. Throughout the past few decades, Denmark gained quite a conservative reputation when it came to food. However, its cuisine is experiencing a food revolution and many Copenhagen restaurants are replacing the heavy dishes of bygone decades with meals cooked from seasonal, local ingredients that sing with clean and pared-down flavors.The best place to sample the new Nordic cuisine is, of course, in Copenhagen, so let your guide introduce you to the locals’ favorite eateries. The city’s burgeoning food scene is constantly evolving, so restaurants and delicatessens may be swapped on the day of your tour. Places mentioned are just intended to give you an idea of where you may visit.Start with a stroll to Torvehallerne covered market halls to see Arla Unika, Copenhagen’s flagship cheese shop. Sample artisan cheese, developed in collaboration with the city’s Michelin-starred chefs, and admire the pungent wares on offer before strolling to Bornholm Shop to try liquorice, caramels and preserves. Wander through Copenhagen Botanical Gardens and stop for a sample of of Danish apple wine while relaxing in the beautiful green surroundings. Then, take a break in Aamanns café – a hotspot for locals enjoying hearty open sandwiches called smørrebrød made from sourdough rye bread and predominantly organic and free range produce. Continue to a nearby restaurant called Nørrebro Bryghus to sample three different types of home-brewed beer, and then soak up the alcohol with an organic hotdog sample from Copenhagen’s Ecological Hotdog Stand.Finish your tour at Summerbird Chocolate. Producing Copenhagen’s most luxurious chocolate and candy, the shop is also popular for its (highly addictive) flødeboller – chocolate-coated marshmallows.Having eaten your way around Copenhagen, return to the start point where your tour finishes.
Copenhagen Canal Cruise
Hop aboard your sightseeing cruise boat in Nyhavn or Gammel Strand in central Copenhagen. Take a seat in the boat’s lower saloon or stroll around the deck, admiring the city sights as you cruise. Canals zigzag through Copenhagen, and the city’s top waterfront sights appear around every twist and turn. Watch out for attractions like the Little Mermaid, an iconic Edvard Eriksen statue, carved to look like a character from a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. Learn the history of Copenhagen as your onboard guide points out key sights. Hear about Amalienborg Castle – seat of the Danish royal family since the 18th century – while admiring the site’s elegant façade, and gaze at Copenhagen Opera House, a futuristic-looking building that juts out onto the waterfront.Glide through Christianshavn canal quarter and hear trivia about King Christian IV, who established the neighborhood in the early 17th century. The area is home to several of the city’s quirky sights such as the Church of Our Saviour (Vor Frelsers Kirke) with its elaborate spire.Pass the Old Stock Exchange near the island of Slotsholmen, and then return back to the start point – hopping off your boat at either Nyhavn or Gammel Strand.
Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour with Harbor Cruise
Board a coach near Copenhagen City Hall for the first part of your tour. Driving through the city, view the Tivoli Gardens, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum and the magnificent Gefion Fountain and Kongens Nytorv. Morning tour-goers will spend 30 minutes at Amalienborg Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards ceremony; afternoon tour-goers will instead stop at Christiansborg Palace to view its beautiful gardens. Both tours continue exploring Copenhagen afterwards, with a stop at the The Little Mermaid statue, a cultural city icon based on the beloved fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen.At the old fish market at Gammel Strand, your canal boat awaits to take you on the second portion of your tour: a cruise through Copenhagen's bustling harbor. Glide past the capital's towers and palaces, and drift along the picturesque canals of Christianshavn and Frederiksholm, where colorful historical buildings stand side-by-side with modern structures. Some sights of the Danish capital are best viewed from this vantage point.Your tour concludes back at Gammel Strand, just a few minutes' walk from Stroget, the main shopping street in the city.
City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Mermaid Tour The entire tour takes 1 hour and you will see such highlights as: Amalienborg Palace, The Little Mermaid and Rosenberg Castle. All Lines Tour (May 14 to September 13) Includes the Mermaid Tour and the following two routes: Carlsberg Tour - The entire tour takes 1 hour and you will see such highlights as: The Zoo, Carlsberg Breweries, Frederiksberg Castle and the Theater district. Christiana Tour - The entire tour takes 1 hour and you will see such highlights as: Tivoli, The Black Diamond and Christiania. You may choose the Mermaid Tour or the All Lines tour which will combine all three City Sightseeing routes and is valid for 72 hours!