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Copenhagen Card: Access 80+ Attractions and Transportation

1. Copenhagen Card: Access 80+ Attractions and Transportation

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the Copenhagen Card and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens • Canal Tours (Grand Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • The Round Tower • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo In the coming season, April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023, there are 80+ attractions included in the card. Seven new or returning attractions are also now included: • Casino Marienlyst• Casino Vesterport• The Cisterns • Design Museum Denmark • ENIGMA • The Museum of Danish Resistance • Elsinore Museum

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

2. Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of North Sealand on an 8.5-hour excursion from Copenhagen, and visit the royal monuments of Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and the World Heritage site of Roskilde Cathedral. Ideal for those who want to explore further than the city center to see as much as possible of historic Denmark, but are short of time, you will travel in a small group for a more personalized experience. The tour includes time to explore the imposing exteriors and interiors of Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles, the latter set on the banks of the Sund between Denmark and Sweden, and most notable as the site of Elsinore in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens. The guide will take you to Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, the burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens, including Ingrid of Sweden, spouse of Denmark’s Frederick IX, father of the current Queen Margrethe II. The last stop on your tour will be the Viking Ship Museum to see rebuilt models and excavated ships from the days when the Vikings rampaged their way - and conquered - much of Western Europe and the North Atlantic. Please note, that between November and March and most of April, the tour does not include a visit to the Cathedral's interior but rather a walk around the impressive structure and an introduction to the Cathedral's place in history.

Copenhagen: Small-Group Roskilde Day Trip

3. Copenhagen: Small-Group Roskilde Day Trip

You will meet your guide at Copenhagen Central Station. From there you guide will assist you in buying a ticket for the train. You will then travel to the town of Roskilde, where once you have arrived your guide will take you to the Viking Ship Museum. There you will learn about the vikings´ ability to build ships, an will also gain insight into their everyday lives. Once you have finished exploring the Viking Ship Museum, you will walk towards Roskilde Cathedral where you will learn about some of the kings and queens who are buried there. At the conclusion of your Roskile experience, you will be return to Copenhagen by train.

Astonishing Family Walking Trip Around Roskilde City

4. Astonishing Family Walking Trip Around Roskilde City

Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on our exclusive family walking tour. Our family-friendly local professional guide will make sure the kids have as much fun sightseeing as adults. The tour has an easy pace and includes a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural sites. The whole family will have fun learning about Roskilde’s fascinating and interesting sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide a few giggles as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city. Is it true that Roskille was the place where the dead Danish Kings are buried? Explore the city and you will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Roskilde!

Romantic journey in Roskilde

5. Romantic journey in Roskilde

Looking for an exclusive romantic tour?  Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city.  Roskilde was once the capital of Denmark, and it is a city full of vibrance and rich cultural heritage. The city is warm and friendly for tourists, making it the perfect place for you and your partner to be amazed by its beauty. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Do you know that Roskilde holds an annual music festival, normally enjoyed by couples? You and your partner can join the history of romance there. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!

Special Christmas Tour Around Roskilde

6. Special Christmas Tour Around Roskilde

How does Roskilde celebrate Christmas? Visit the most beautifully decorated places in Roskilde. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere, which you can feel only this time of the year! Roskilde is a charming and historic city on its own, but during the Christmas season, it is utterly enchanting. Follow your local guide along on a festive, heartwarming tour as you visit the most beautiful displays in the city. You will visit a large and magnificent Christmas market at the creative district Musicon and another one in Stændertorvet. What makes it so popular? What local products must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Roskilde.

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What people are saying about Roskilde

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,019 reviews

This was a wonderful experience. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable, organised and with a great sense of humour. A great balance was struck between the guided aspects and those times when we were free to roam. The sites were beautiful and incredibly interesting, with just enough time at each to absorb the atmosphere. Highly, highly recommended.

The card really includes EVERYTHING you have to see in Copenhagen. We went to the round tower, to Tivoli, took a boat trip, visited many museums and used the metro. I know 60€ per day sounds like a lot but otherwise we would have paid a lot more for the attractions.

After 2 attractions we had already paid the costs. In addition, you go to attractions that you would normally not do so quickly because of the high and many costs. Very nice to experience!

Initially i could not activate card. Get your guide were good with response and getting this resolved. No issues using card in copenhahen. Map was really useful to navigate

Well organized, great experience. Our driver and guide was excellent. Highly recommended!