Copenhagen is one of the best small cities in the world. Walk down the shopping street Strøget, visit the Nyhavn area of lively bars and restaurants and sample some of the famous new Nordic Cuisine! Enjoy guided excursion to historic Frederiksborg and Kronborg Castles and see landmarks such as Tivoli Gardens, Christiansborg Palace and the Little Mermaid.
On arrival, make your own way to your hotel; time at leisure. Copenhagen, the capital city of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1417, is one of Europe's most ancient capitals. It also has a royal touch - the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world. This is a place where old fairytales blend with innovative new architecture and world class design. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities and one of the best places to cycle. Most of the city's attractions can be reached on foot or bike, offering the opportunity to experience a lot of things in a short time. Three nights in Copenhagen at Hotel Alexandra or similar.
Today enjoy a 3.5 hour combination sightseeing tour by coach and canal boat. Pass many of the city's statues and landmarks such as the Tivoli Gardens, Christiansborg Palace and the Round Tower. Arrive at the Little Mermaid for a photo stop, before reaching the Royal Residence of Amalienborg Palace and the Changing of the Guards Ceremony. Then board your vessel for a canal tour around the harbour and idyllic waterways, past beautiful churches, castles, listed houses and modern architecture, including the Opera House, Black Diamond, old Stock Exchange, Our Saviour's Church and more.
Today's 6.5 hour guided tour visits the fabulous Frederiksborg and Kronborg Castles, with a photo stop along the way at Fredensborg Castle. This is a great way to see the countryside to the north of the city as you travel through the Danish Riviera, with views across the Øresund Strait to the coast of Sweden. The first stop is Hillerød and magnificent Frederiksborg Castle, including the Chapel of Orders, Knight's Hall and the National History Museum's Royal Art Collection. Continue to the Royal summer residence, Fredensborg Castle, for a brief photo stop. Our next stop is at Helsingør (Elsinore) to visit impressive Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet. It was built between 1574 and 1585 to protect Danish interests and to collect tolls from ships passing through the narrow strait. Then we return to the city.
Your arrangements conclude today after breakfast.
*if you are travelling outside of these dates, excursions will be with a private car and driver/guide - please ask us for details.
You can also upgrade to 4 star accommodation.
Add more nights and other guided excursions:
Hey Captain Canal Cruise (1hr): Explore the wonderful city of Copenhagen, by cruising through the canals with a drink in your hand. Your captain will tell you memorable stories as he guides you through the historic centre of Copenhagen. During the tour your captain will take you around for 60 minutes, and show you all the most interesting sights of the city from the harbour. NB: Boats fit a maximum of 12 guests. Convertible roof and blankets for cold or rainy days. Rosé included.
Nordic Essentials Culinary Tour (2hrs): Centred mainly around the New Market halls, this great tour is all about the recent rise of Nordic cuisine and indulging in some Danish gastronomic delights - an ideal way to enjoy time in this wonderful city! Light tastings include organic cheeses, apple wine, a Bornholmer plate (mustard, crackers, juice, various lollies), smoked ham or beef, 1 x craft beer/juice, bonbons, hot dog, flødebolle (chocolate treats) and seasonal spices and herbs. Leisurely .05km walk with stops along the way.
Culinary Experience Tour (4hrs): Centred mainly around the New Market halls, this great tour is all about the recent rise of Nordic cuisine and indulging in some Danish gastronomic delights - an ideal way to enjoy time in this wonderful city! Tastings include organic cheeses, apple wine, a Bornholmer plate (mustard, crackers, juice, various lollies), smoked ham or beef, four types of open faced sandwiches, 3 x craft beer/juice, bonbons, hot dogs, flødebolle (chocolate treats) and seasonal spices and herbs. Leisurely 4km walk with stops along the way.
Footsteps of the Vikings Tour (5.5hrs): Discover Danish history on a visit to the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde Cathedral and Lejre Museum. At the Viking Ship Museum you will see original Viking ships, which were used for travelling to far off lands for trading and war. At the UNESCO listed Roskilde Cathedral, hear stories about the Viking Kings, Harald Bluetooth and Sweyn Forkbeard. Also visit Lejre Museum, located in the national park Skjoldungernes Land, where you will taste the Viking drink mead. We will also explore one of the best kept burial chambers from around 3000BC.
Magnificent Malmo Tour (6hrs): Join this deluxe tour to our Swedish neighbours and discover two countries in one day! Since the building of spectacular ‘Øresund' Bridge, connecting Denmark to Sweden, the city of Malmö has become one of the most popular destinations to the inhabitants and visitors of Copenhagen area. You will find a wealth of cultural attractions, including the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art. Upon arrival in Malmö, your local guide will provide information about some of the attractions to see and places to visit. Afterwards, there is time to explore the city on your own, plus a beautiful boat tour through canals and under bridges.