Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park. It opened is 1843 which makes it the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken, also in Denmark. The park is best known for its wooden roller coaster, Rutschebanen, built in 1914, still operating today.
Stroget pedestrian street
Technically speaking Stroget isn't one street, but the chain of pedestrian streets and small plazas making the longest shopping promenade of Europe. It's the major must see of Copenhagen. The stroll along the street, picking into the shops or stopping for a cup of coffee is one of Copenhagen's greatest experiences.
Nyhavn means a New Harbor, it is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district, one of most beautiful areas of the city. It's famous for brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The canal harbors many historical wooden ships, which are definitely worth seeing.
The Little Mermaid at the seashore is something you shouldn't miss. Bases on Andersen's story character; she appeared here in the beginning of the 20th century and since then had become the symbol of Copenhagen and Denmark. She's sitting on the stone not far from the castle, observing with a little sadness the wide panorama of the bay.
Kronborg is a castle in the town of Helsingør, not far from the border of Denmark and Sweden. The castle's story dates back to the 1420s. It’s a textbook fortification with thick walls and sharp bastions. Kronborg is known to many the setting of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet.
Kongens Nytorv Square
Kongens Nytorv (New Kings square) is located at the end of the Stroget street. It's the largest square of Copenhagen. Important buildings facing the square include the Royal Danish Theater, the Charlottenborg Palace (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), the Thott Palace (now the French Embassy), the Hotel D'Angleterre and the Magasin du Nord department store.
Frederiksborg is a royal castle, located in the town of Hillerod. It’s one of most beautiful 16-17th century castles of Denmark. It is occupied by the National History Museum, founded in 19th century.
Christiansborg Palaceis a palace and government building on the islet of Slotsholmen . It is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court of Denmark. Also, several parts of the palace are used by the Danish king, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the Palace Chapel and the Royal Stables. The palace can be visited with the pre booked tour.
Amalienborgis the home of the Danish royal family. The palace is named after Amalia, the wife of Friederich the 3rd, who was the first one to here. It's unique because it isn't just a building, but a whole plaza, composed of the identical buildings, each named after different kings of Denmark with Friederich 5th statue in the middle. The green embankment in front of the palace complex had the great view on the Ekvipagemestervej opera theater.
08:45 - 09:00
Meet your guide and driver outside the main port gate
09:00 - 10:00
We start our tour with exploring local culture & history while driving. Photo stops near the Little Mermaid statue, Amalienborg Castle, where the Royal Family lives, are planned.
10:00 - 11:00
Our way continues with visits to such highlights as the Tivoli Gardens and the Town Hall Square. We go on to Christiansborg Palace, however, this is just a photo stop - no visit included. This Palace is located on a small island just a few hundred meters away from the main street of the city, and this is also a unique place where three government branches seat - the PM's office, the Supreme Court and the Parliament's House.
11:00 - 12:00
After we see the Christiansborg Palace (photo stop), then we go on to Stroget - the most famous street of Copenhagen. Both locals and visitors enjoy walking along this street, which is often called the backbone of the Danish capital. Coming to Kongens Nytorv, the open public square, we will continue to an entertainment district, built around the 300-year-old canals of Nyhavn. Nyhavn is translated as the "New Harbour" and it impresses most of its visitors with elegant boats and very lively colored townhouses.
12:00 - 12:45
Some time is reserved for you to explore the central Copenhagen on your own. You can use it either for some souvenir shopping or for a coffee break (self-pad) in one of Danish cafes before heading back to the port of Copenhagen.
12:45 - 13:00
Transfer back to the port of Copenhagen
13:00 - 13:15
Return back to the ship
Attention! The specified tour start time is the earliest available or an example! Usually, all tours start 30 minutes after your ship docks. Your tour start time will be adjusted accordingly after you book. If you have questions, please talk to our Shore Excursion Specialist to find out the exact tour start time for your ship.
Included in tour
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Pick-up from port of Copenhagen by tourist-class vehicle
- Panoramic driving tour of Copenhagen
- Guided walking tour of Nyhavn area
- Drop-off at the port of Copenhagen
not Included in tour
- Meals / snacks
- Drinks / coffee break
- Any admissions / donations
- Tips / Gratuity
Due to the join-in group nature of this tour, it is NOT Suitable for :
- Families with little kids: If your child is disturbing other tour participants, you will be kindly asked to leave the tour.
- Persons using a wheelchair / scooter