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  • Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

    1. Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

    Once everyone has been partnered with a bike that suits them, the tour will begin. You will visit such sights as the New Houses, The Little Mermaid, The Gefion Fountain, The English Church, The Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Castle, The Marble Church, The Opera house, The New Harbor, Christiania, Our Saviors Church, Christiansborg, The Lakes of Copenhagen, The King's Garden and Rosenborg Castle. In between there will be the opportunity to have a small lunch/coffee break at  at Torvehallerne- a local food market, to rest the legs and get a snack. Throughout the tour your guide will tell you all the history of the places we see, along with a lot of fun stories surrounding them and Danish culture in general. The tour involves biking for most of the tour, as well as walking in a few areas where biking is not allowed. We have the most knowledgeable guides in Copenhagen who take pleasure in pa...

    Alex was a fantastic tour guide! Very welcoming as soon as we joined him. The tour was very interesting and we got to ask loads of questions, Alex gave great tips of where to eat and drink and different places to check out when wondering the city after the tour. I would highly recommend as it showed us the highlights of the city

  • Copenhagen: Small-Group Hygge and Happiness Culture Tour

    2. Copenhagen: Small-Group Hygge and Happiness Culture Tour

    Embark on a 3.5-hour walking tour of Copenhagen. Get to the root of hygge, and get to know Danish culture. The concept of hygge is hard to describe, but easy to experience. See why Danes are some of the world’s happiest people, and experience hygge for yourself. “Hygge” is a concept that is an all-encompassing ingredient for the Danish way of life. Set out on a slow-paced walking tour with a born-and-raised local to appreciate this unique Copenhagen vibe. Glimpse this concept from a local perspective, and recognize why hygge is so important in today’s society. Begin the tour in the charming neighborhood of Nyboder, a local gem beloved by residents for its irresistible calmness. Here, start with introductions, and get close with those of whom you’ll experience hygge. Afterwards, amble through the small, picturesque streets of Nyboder, one of the oldest parts of Copenhagen, filled to th...

    This was the perfect way to spend my first full day in Denmark! This tour is fun, informative and you get to see A LOT of fun local hidden corners that are surrounded by the tourist locations

  • Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

    3. Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

    Discover the sites of central Copenhagen on a 2-hour walking tour. With a local by your side, you’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and stop by lesser-known gems.  The tour kicks off from Kafferiet, one of Copenhagen’s most charming coffee houses. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time and you can grab a cup of coffee or another beverage if you’d like to take it along. From the coffee house, your expert guide will take you on a historical highway with tales that will enthrall you. Hear about the greatest moments of Copenhagen’s rich 1000-year long history. It all starts at one of the most iconic fortifications called Kastellet. From there head through a lush, green park that commemorates the heroes of World War II. Encounter one of Copenhagen’s most impressive fountains called the Gefion Fountain. As you walk past, go by a boardwalk with an amazi...

    The tour was totally magnificent, I have enjoyed every single minute of it, you get to know everything about Copenhagen and the history of the city. My tour guide Mei was totally magnificent and nice, she has done everything to get me a wonderful experience, it couldn’t be better. I was impressed with her wide knowledge and her full explanation of every question of mine. She gave me a lot of Tipps and recommendations about Copenhagen. I traveled a lot and I can say that Mei is one of the best tour guides I ever met. I totally recommend this tour and if I came back to Copenhagen again I would love to take the same tour again.

  • Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

    4. Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

    Visit one of the most impressive monuments in Copenhagen on a private half-day walking tour of the city center. Look behind the scenes of the seat of the Danish Parliament and discover the hidden grandeur of Christiansborg Palace on a guided tour of the historical monument. Then, explore the streets of the city to get to know the locals. Experience first-hand why the Danish are known as the happiest people in the world and their capital city is acclaimed for its high quality of life.  See the colorful houses of the 17th-century waterfront Nyhavn district. Discover where the author of The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen lived, and go to pretty Grey Friars Square (Gråbrødretorv) to look at the pastel-colored buildings.

  • Copenhagen: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    5. Copenhagen: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Avoid the restricted schedules of organized walking tours and explore Copenhagen at your own pace. Famous for its churches, castles and colorful houses, the walkable city is waiting for you to discover. Download a lively MP3 audio tour and fully detailed map to use on your personal device at leisure. Be led through the city center and learn its rich history and fascinating lifestyle. Meet legendary characters, such as Hans Christian Andersen, writer of The Little Mermaid. See decadent palaces and grand halls, the impressive Frederik's Church – popularly known as the Marble Church – and the residence of the Danish Royal Family at Amalienborg Palace. Linger at City Hall and the 17th-century Rundetaarn (Round Tower). Go to Rosenborg Castle and the Royal Danish Theater. Look at the equestrian statue of Absalon on Højbro Plads and marvel at Christiansborg Palace. Pass the Danish Jewish Muse...

    Was worried travelling on my own that I might have difficulty in negotiating the map but found it super easy and the tour had just the right amount of content that was interesting and entertaining without being boring. I recommend doing this tour when you visit this beautiful city.

  • Copenhagen: City Highlights and Canal Cruise Private Tour

    6. Copenhagen: City Highlights and Canal Cruise Private Tour

    Don't miss this walking city tour of Copenhagen coupled with a relaxing canal tour. The city of Copenhagen is small enough to be discovered on foot, which is also the best way to get the most up-close and personal experiences of the city. Your journey starts as you meet your guide at City Hall Square, where he will briefly introduce the city. Make your way through the old and new streets, bringing history and the present together. See the Amalienborg Palace, the square of Kongens Nytorv and Christiansborg Castle, among other beautiful sights. Then, continue on your journey through the city with a boat tour through the canals of the city. Departing from Nyhavn, pass by the famous Little Mermaid statue; the Royal Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen for culture fans and daredevils alike; Christiansborg Palace, the center of Copenhagen's power for more than 800 years; Paper Island, full...

    Even though it was a rainy day, we enjoyed the tour. Very informative with lots of folklore we never would have known.

  • Copenhagen: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    7. Copenhagen: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    Get an introduction to Copenhagen on a private 2-hour walking tour that is perfect for first-time visitors and those on a tight schedule. Discover where the young people spend their time at the University of Copenhagen campus buildings. Visit the seat of the Danish Parliament at the historical Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen islet, and see where the longest outdoor bar in Copenhagen can be found in the Nyhavn area. Check out the marble church, neighbor to Amalienborg Palace, home of Queen Margarethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Finish the inner-city tales of this private walk by the waterside at Kongens Nytorv, where you're just a couple of minutes walk from Nyhavn, one location to pick up a canal tour (if you haven't done so already, now's the time).

    In a 2 h tour I got an idea of Danish history and visited all the main monuments . Lesley was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the culture of the northern countries and the relation between them through the centuries . It was also an amusing tour thanks to Lesley !

  • Copenhagen: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

    8. Copenhagen: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

    Explore the historic sights and neighborhoods of Copenhagen on a comprehensive city walk, and marvel at monuments such as Christiansborg Palace, and Amalienborg Palace, Home to the queen of Denmark. Ideal for those with limited time in the Danish capital, or for those that want to get their bearings before a more detailed trip. Marvel at the vast public space where concerts and celebrations are frequently held. Continue along the main shopping street of Ströget, and look in the windows of luxury boutiques and high street stores. Next, go to the islet of Slotsholmen to see the impressive Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget), Danish Prime Minister's Office, and Supreme Court of Denmark. Along the way, experience everyday life in the city and learn about local customs. Take a quick look at the colorful canal-side townhouses of Nyhavn (New Harbour), and look ...

    Silte , My guide was extremly knowledgeable, interesting but also with a good sense of humour and a feeling for people. As I am a guide and tour leader myself I recognize the qualities of a good guide - and she is more than good , she is excellent. I enjoyed My tour a lot and learned a lot about Copenhagen, despite the fact that it was far from the first time I visited the city.

  • Copenhagen: Inner City Day Trip

    9. Copenhagen: Inner City Day Trip

    See all the key sights in the city with a knowledgeable, English-speaking local guide. Travel in small groups, jump off the bus and walk around, enjoy a short lunch break, and see the city from a canal boat. Your guide will tell you all you need to know about Copenhagen and Denmark and will be happy to answer all your questions.  Tour Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, and see the beautiful reception rooms. See Amalienborg Palace Square, the most beautiful in the city, and the home of the Royal Family. Jump on a boat and spend an hour sailing around the old idyllic canals. The tour will also pass the Little Mermaid from the water, Nyhavn (New Port), Christianshavn, Copenhagen Opera House, Børsen (the 17th-century stock exchange) and Kongens Nytorv (King’s Square). Visit Rosenborg Palace, an original Renaissance palace that houses the Danish Crown Jewels among ...

    We were picked up at our hotel which was very convenient. Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The tour was great we had a very nice day. Our guide was very informative and interactive. His name was Jorgen Madsen.

  • Copenhagen: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour of the Must See Sights

    10. Copenhagen: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour of the Must See Sights

    Practice your royal manners as you discover the must-see sights of Copenhagen and learn about local customs and culture on this 2.5-hour guided walk. On the way to Christansborg Palace your guide will help you step back into the days of Hans Christian Andersen and the tales of the fishermen of Nyhavn. You’ll hear stories and legends from days gone by mixed with current history as your guide makes Copenhagen come alive. As you approach Christiansborg Palace you’ll learn how this magnificent building functions both as a palace and a government building that houses the Danish Parliament, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court. Several parts of the palace are used by the Danish monarch, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the Chapel and the Royal Stables.

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What people are saying about Christiansborg Palace

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 207 reviews

Alex was a fantastic tour guide! Very welcoming as soon as we joined him. The tour was very interesting and we got to ask loads of questions, Alex gave great tips of where to eat and drink and different places to check out when wondering the city after the tour. I would highly recommend as it showed us the highlights of the city

Great bike ride through Copenhagen. Allows you to feel the atmosphere of the city and how much it is bike oriented! Very interesting guide who gave us a very nice visit, very cultivated on all subjects! I recommend this visit!

Really awesome experience. The bikes, guide and sights were all great. Special thanks to our guide Alex, who knew so much about the city and recommended so many things we could do after the tour. Thanks!

This was the perfect way to spend my first full day in Denmark! This tour is fun, informative and you get to see A LOT of fun local hidden corners that are surrounded by the tourist locations

It was an interesting hike where I also got to learn a lot about the history of the city. Also got tips on museums to visit, affordable restaurants etc.