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Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

1. 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: National Museum of Denmark Entry Ticket

2. Copenhagen: National Museum of Denmark Entry Ticket

Explore 14,000 years of Danish history with this ticket to the National Museum of Denmark. Learn about reindeer-hunters from the Ice Age, Vikings, and admire works of religious art from the Middle Ages, and uncover the secrets of the Vikings in the era of the raids. Experience the treasures that Vikings brought back from distant shores. Join the legendary fleet of Captain Bjorn Ironside as he embarks on a journey to the Mediterranean with a thrilling cinematic experience. Hear the stories of the people who stayed in Denmark during the Viking raids and find out about what everyday life was like for the Vikings. See reconstructions of an actual Viking man and woman. See the remains of the people who lost their lives during tribal wars in the Stone Age. View the remains a woman who survived a blow from a stone axe and covered her mutilated head with a hat. Visit the girl of Egtved, who lived during the Bronze Age when Danes worshiped the sun and engaged in early international trade. See the testimonies of the greatest triumphs and tragedies in history, both within Denmark and in the rest of the world. The National Museum showcases and documents the world's intangible cultural heritage; the cultural treasures that have been discovered in the Danish soil as well as those which adventurers have brought back home from expeditions to the most distant parts of the world. Find exhibits for both young and old with the Children's Museum and interactive buttons that enable animals to talk, mummies to mysteriously move, and exhibitions to catch fire out of the blue.

Copenhagen: THE TUBE Copenhagen Entrance Ticket

3. Copenhagen: THE TUBE Copenhagen Entrance Ticket

Explore THE TUBE Copenhagen and experience a unique immersive adventure. Step through the Vortex and challenge yourself to keep your balance. Discover what lies beneath the curtain and be amazed by the underwater views. Descend into a massive colorful ball pit and explore the never-ending rooms.  Feel all your senses come alive at THE TUBE. Your balance, sense of depth and direction, or sense of space and time will never be the same after you visit. Located across the street from the famous Tivoli and right in the heart of Copenhagen, this is a perfect attraction, no matter what time of day.

Copenhagen: City Card with 40+ Attractions & Sightseeing Bus

4. Copenhagen: City Card with 40+ Attractions & Sightseeing Bus

Free access to more than 40 attractions in central Copenhagen Unlimited access to Stromma's Hop On - Hop Off buses (varies with season) Hop On - Hop Off buses include an audio-guide in 12 different languages The Official Copenhagen Card is 100% digital. Download the Copenhagen Card app on your smartphone and tap in the card code. After redeeming and activating the card you are ready to explore Copenhagen. Please be aware NOT to activate (swipe) the card before you are ready to start exploring. When you activate your card the hours start counting! You cannot use the Get Your Guide voucher as a valid card. It must be the activated Copenhagen Card in the Copenhagen Card app. With the Copenhagen Card-Hop you get unlimited transportation with the Hop On - Hop Off buses by Stromma around in Copenhagen from attraction to attraction. Three different bus routes take you around in Copenhagen, and it is up to you, which area you want to explore the first. You can hop on and off the buses as much as you like as long as your Copenhagen Card-Hop is valid. Please note that the Classic Copenhagen route runs daily all year around. Urban Green Copenhagen and Colorful Copenhagen bus routes are seasonal (everyday from May 5th-Sep 3rd, Friday-Sunday from March-May 4th and Sep-Dec). Enjoy activities like: Tivoli Gardens Canal Tours Copenhagen, Stromma The Round Tower Rosenborg Castle Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms Copenhagen Zoo Amalienborg Palace The National Museum Christiansborg - Ruins Under Christiansborg Palace Church of Our Saviour Guinness World Records & The Mystic Exploratorium The Botanical Garden Ripley's Believe It or Not! & Hans Christian Andersen Experience Christiansborg - The Royal Kitchen Glyptoteket SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark Planetarium Danish Architecture Center Design Museum Denmark Christiansborg - The Royal Stables Netto Boats Museum of Copenhagen Cisternerne Copenhagen Train Tours Medical Museion The Museum of Danish Resistance Thorvaldsens Museum The Black Diamond Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen Contemporary Nikolaj Kunsthal The Workers Museum Solve a Mystery Storm – Museum for Humor and Satire Hop On - Hop Off Buses by Stromma Bakkehuset The Danish Jewish Museum Please note that opening hours can fluctuate over the year due to seasonality or special events. Approximately half of the included museums and attractions are closed on Mondays and several are also closed on public holidays. We recommend staying updated on the websites of the attractions. Furthermore, please note that a few attractions recommend that you pre-book a time slot.Copenhagen Card entitles the cardholder to one visit per attraction. Re-visits are not possible.Finally, please be aware that the attractions included in the Copenhagen Card are revised regularly. This means, e.g., that the National Aquarium (Den Blå Planet) is no longer included in the Copenhagen Card.

Copenhagen: Self-guided City Highlights Walk

5. Copenhagen: Self-guided City Highlights Walk

This tour is only available in German. The tour takes you along Strøget, Denmark's longest pedestrian street, to the most important sights between the Tivoli amusement park, the old market square, Christiansborg Castle and the historic harbour Nyhaven. Along the way you will find hidden details, solve little riddles and hear interesting stories and anecdotes. The walk is about 3.5 kilometres long and gives you 2 to 3 hours of varied time in Copenhagen. There is always the possibility to follow your own interests or one of the many additional tips for further activities. Christiansborg Castle (Christiansborg Slot in Danish) is located in the centre of the Old Town. Horses play a special role in the royal family's residence. Why this is so is one of the many anecdote-rich stories you will learn during the tour. Strøget is also home to the only Guinness World Records Museum in Europe, where you can experience records galore. The harbour, with its numerous taverns, restaurants, beer halls and dance halls, is Copenhagen's best-known entertainment district and the perfect place to end an eventful day. Many surprising details and exciting facts await you. Entertaining quizzes on current and historical events add to the fun. The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Copenhagen by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Copenhagen! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

6. 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.

From Copenhagen: Kings, Castles and Countryside Tour

7. From Copenhagen: Kings, Castles and Countryside Tour

Join in on a full day’s tour where you will travel up the coast from bustling Copenhagen to the historic city of Helsingør. There you can visit Kronborg, Hamlet’s Castle, built by King Frederik II in 1585. In Helsingør you can visit the Maritime Museum, enjoy Smørrebrød, the famous Danish open sandwich, in Culture Wharf or walk around the historic center of Helsingør. After your visit to Helsingør, you will travel through the beautiful North Sealand countryside to Fredensborg Slot, which translated means Peace Palace, in English. The palace was built for King Frederik IV, between 1720 and 1726. Then travel along some country roads to the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace, built by King Christian IV. When finished in 1620, it was the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia. Today Frederiksborg contains the largest collection of portrait paintings in Denmark. There are also two lovely gardens. One is the Baroque Garden, laid out in the formal French Baroque style, the other, the more natural garden in English Romantic style. After our visit to Fredensborg Palace, you will be taken back to Copenhagen.

From Copenhagen: Private 4-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

8. From Copenhagen: Private 4-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

On this private tour to Frederiksborg Castle, your guide is at hand to answer all your questions. A professional guide will make sure that you get a perfect personal overview over this true heart of Danish royal history.  Meet your guide in late morning at Copenhagen Central Station and travel approximately 40 minutes to Frederiksborg Castle. Enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the castle lake, as well as the path up to the palace itself, before entering one of the most important art collections of Renaissance-period Denmark. It had humble roots and started as a little hunting mansion under Frederik II in the late 1500s. After a huge fire, it was resurrected and housed the most important art collection of the world’s oldest monarchy at the start of the 1900s. This timeless castle impresses with its beautiful layout and artwork.

Copenhagen: Guided City Tour by Electric Kick Bike

9. Copenhagen: Guided City Tour by Electric Kick Bike

The brand new 2023 Electric Kick-Bikes are the first of their kind in Denmark. Come join this exciting guided tour around Copenhagen. You will see 90% of the highlights of the city with your own guide. See the Mermaid, The Royal Castle, The Parliament, Opera House, Nyhavn, The Citadel, Waterfront, Gefion Fountain, The old streets, and beautiful buildings, and listen to your guide while he/she tells you anecdotes and facts about the proud Capital of Denmark. Helmets are mandatory. Full introduction and training before the tour start. The guide will be with you on the tour. Radio systems are provided. St. Nicholas Church Absalon Statue Old Beach Waterfront The Latin Quarter Christiansborg Castle The Parliament The Royal Library The Library Garden The Black Diamond The Old Stock Exchange Small cozy Danish streets The Canals of Copenhagen Ofelia Beach Actors' House Waterfront New Harbour (Nyhavn) Amalienborg Royal Castle Gefion Fountain The Citadel The Little Mermaid Kings New Square The Royal Theatre

Copenhagen: Danish Architecture Center Entrance Ticket

10. Copenhagen: Danish Architecture Center Entrance Ticket

The Danish Architecture Center (DAC) can be found in the spectacular BLOX building in the heart of Copenhagen. We are located directly on the harbour front, owerseeing the historic city and the cycle bridges and harbour baths. We offer exhibitions that can be enjoyed by children, adults, architecture lovers, and anyone who is curious about the city. Discover how architecture and design create the framework for our lives through changing exhibitions. Explore welfare architecture where function, art and design are paramount, delve into the history of Danish architecture from the Viking Age to today, and zoom in on everything we have in common in Copenhagen.

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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.

Great trip First class transport Great lunch Recommendation Very informative guid Light hearted banter Great group of fellow passengers Would Recommend this trip

Bruno was amazing, he met us at our door and walked us all around. He was so informative and friendly. Absolutely made the tour that much better

Nick was an amazing guide. Full of energy and knowledge. Very kind and accommodating and a real asset to the company and his country.

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