SPECIAL SOUVENIRS FROM COPENHAGEN
We visit Denmark's wonderful capital - with its royal palaces and distinctively Danish landmarks that are full of historical significance - and treat ourselves to a special visit, discovering 240 years of passion for quality and beauty in the blue and white ceramics of the Royal Copenhagen porcelain works.
What we will see
- The statue of the Little Mermaid
- Amalienborg Palace, the Royal Guard and the statue of King Frederick V
- Nyhavn District
- The Stock Exchange and Christiansborg Palace
- Royal Copenhagen Shop (free time)
- City Hall, Tivoli Gardens and Rosenborg Castle (panoramic)
What we will do
- We reach Copenhagen, the enchanting capital of the world's oldest kingdom, a city where history, tradition and the modern world are interwoven with the magic of fairy tales.
- Our tour begins with an opportunity to take a few photographs of the world-famous statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid.
- Next, we make our way to Amalienborg Palace, comprising four identical buildings; this has been the principal seat of the Danish royal family since 1794. It is guarded by soldiers in traditional bearskin hats and is also home to the statue of King Frederick V on horseback, depicted as a Roman emperor and considered one of the most important equestrian statues in the world.
- We move on to the picturesque entertainment district of Nyhavn, which dates back to the 17th century, with its colourful wood, brick and mortar townhouses, its famous wooden boats and the romantic sailing ships moored at the quays.
- Here we find some of the city's most interesting sights: the Stock Exchange, and Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament and many of the country's other political institutions.
- We cross old canals and streets ensconced between ancient buildings to reach the pedestrian walkway that crosses the entire city. Our guide will point out the famous Royal Copenhagen shop where we can go on our own and admire the unique quality of its renowned, hand-painted, blue and white porcelain, and the hand-hammered silverware and hand blown glassware.
- At the end we will drive back to the pier crossing by the City Hall, Tivoli Gardens and Rosenborg Castle.
What you need to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
- The excursion is reserved for guests who are not disembarking in Copenhagen.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.