THE WONDERS OF COPENHAGEN
Cultural, Shopping, Packed lunch
Succumb to the charm of Copenhagen with this unique opportunity to visit Denmark's wonderful capital: visit the historic centre, discover why Danish design is so highly regarded around the world, relax at one of the local bars or treat yourself to some retail therapy on one of the charming shopping streets.
What we will see
- Indre By the historic city centre
- Rosenborg Castle, Strøget Europe's longest pedestrianised shopping street, the City Hall and the Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square), Tivoli Gardens
- The statue of the Little Mermaid
- Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace
- Local bars, gift shops and the city centre
What we will do
- We arrive in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, a wonderful city rich in history and tradition.
- We begin our tour in the historic centre district of Indre By. Here we find Rosenborg Castle, Strøget Europe's longest pedestrianised shopping street the magnificent City Hall with its distinctive decorations, the monuments and maritime symbols that adorn City Hall Square, and the magnificent world famous Tivoli Gardens.
- We make a brief stop at the famous statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid. Since 1913, she has sat on the harbour rocks welcoming travellers from all over the world and inspiring them with her tale of love and sacrifice. But there is more to her story than fairy tales: covered in pink paint, twice decapitated, deprived of an arm, narrowly escaping being blown to pieces, and even transported to China for the Shanghai Expo our dear Little Mermaid has led a colourful life!
- Also not to be missed is a visit to the city's royal residences: the palaces at Amalienborg residence of the present Queen which is guarded by soldiers in traditional bearskin hats, and Christiansborg Palace. The latter residence was temporarily abandoned following a serious fire in 1794. Today it is houses both the royal family's reception rooms, and the offices of the Danish Prime Minister.
- Lastly, we stop in the very heart of the city where we can savour the capital's unique atmosphere, enjoying a relaxing stroll, sipping a drink in one of the countless coffee houses or picking up a final souvenir or two.
What you need to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
- This excursion includes an hour and a half of free time.
- This tour includes a basket lunch prepared by our ship staff.
- Christiansborg Palace reserves the right to close its rooms to the public and cancel bookings whenever it is needed by the government or the royal family.
- This excursion is reserved for guests who do not disembark in Copenhagen.