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Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

1. 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 amazing view of the harbor. Say hi to the iconic Little Mermaid and hear why she’s more epic than you might imagine. Afterward, visit Amalienborg and see the Royal Palace. Here your guide will let you in on insider stories about the Royal Guards and awe-inspiring tales about the royals that only those who have been in the guard know about. You will even get to play a little game that will test your observational skills about where the current head of the Danish royal family, Daisy, lives. Next, walk to the picturesque harbor canal, New Harbor. Get a very special point of view for a memorable photo. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide in assisting in capturing that picture-perfect image. Continue down a little alleyway and walk across one of Copenhagen's most famous squares. Stretch your neck back and admire the spire of one of Copenhagen's most spectacular churches. This will conveniently lead you to the palace that serves as the Danish parliament today. Learn all about Danish politics and its all-encompassing welfare society. Also hear why it has helped earn the Danish the title as some of the happiest people in the world years in a row. The tour ends here at a beautiful square, conveniently located right next to the main pedestrian street right in the heart of Copenhagen close to busses, taxis, and metro lines.

Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

2. Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

Explore Copenhagen on this private full-day tour with a guide. Admire the city's culture, history, gastronomy, architecture, and pioneering social and urban development. Combine the highlights of the city with hidden spots that only a local can show you. From the iconic Round Tower to the oldest streets and corners of Copenhagen's old town. Meet your guide at the central fountain in Kultorvet Square and begin your tour of Copenhagen. Visit Christiansborg Palace, the former Royal residence and now the headquarters of the Danish Parliament. Enjoy a tasting of the Danish cuisine in its magnificent tower while having a privileged view of the city. Walk between canals on the island of Christianshavn. Visit the Church of Our Saviour, a baroque building famous for its spiral outdoor staircase. Explore Freetown Christiania, a community located in the heart of the Danish capital. Learn about this self-governing and independent community, where more than a thousand people live together in peace and away from social norms. After your visit to Christianshavn, relax by the canal and watch the boats as they pass by in the colorful port of Nyhavn, one of Copenhagen's more famous travel destinations. Then visit Rosenborg Castle, King's Gardens, and the Marble Church. Make your last food-tasting stop for a Danish pastry. Savor your delicious pastry and have a coffee before visiting Amalienborg, the official residence of the Kings of Denmark. From the gardens, you can admire an architectural gem on the other side of the canal, the Copenhagen Opera House. Go along the river and see the Kastellet, a fortress built in the 17th century. Visit the Gefion Fountain, a symbol of the history of the Danish capital, where you can make a wish. Your last stop is the Little Mermaid, a symbol that represents Copenhagen. Before saying goodbye, your guide will take you to the train or boat station to make sure you can get back to the city center without any problems.

Copenhagen: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

3. Copenhagen: Highlights & Secrets Private Walking Tour

Discover the magic of Copenhagen on a private walking tour with a local guide. Experience Copenhagen's culture, history, incredible modern architecture, and pioneering social and urban development. Combine the highlights of the city with hidden spots that only a local can show you. Stroll the narrow streets of Old Town, the colorful port of Nyhavn, and Admire St. Nicholas Church (now the Contemporary Art Center). Walk around Kongens Nytorv, the favorite meeting place of the Danish people to observe their relaxed lifestyle. Wander the gardens of Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the kings of Denmark. See the incredible Marble Church, learn about its fascinating history, and taste a Danish pastry inside a traditional pastry shop. Visit the canals and the Gefion Fountain, the entrance to the old Kastellet fortress. See the famous statue that represents the symbol of Copenhagen and the most visited monument in Denmark: The Little Mermaid. From the endpoint of the tour, your guide will accompany you to the nearest station if you're in need of assistance and will offer insights and tips to make the most of your visit to Copenhagen.

Copenhagen: 4-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Copenhagen: 4-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Copenhagen’s most vibrant downtown neighborhoods on a 4-hour group walking tour of the Little Mermaid statue, Nyahvn Port, and Christianborg Castle. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the iconic Little Mermaid statue. Take in views of the bay, and the surrounding state-of-the-art buildings. Continue your tour and visit Copenhagen's best sights, including the Church of Holmens right by the water's edge, Christianborg Palace and its stunning gardens, the colorful and vibrant Nyhavn port, and the impressive Gelfion Fountain with its charging bulls, as you learn all about Denmark's capital city from your local guide.

Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid's Story, Self-Guided Tour

5. Copenhagen: The Little Mermaid's Story, Self-Guided Tour

A brand new way to explore Copenhagen, as you step into the story of The Little Mermaid. This self-guided walking tour game takes you from Kongens Nytorv, and the theatre where author H. C. Andersen worked in his early years, via Nyhavn and out to Langelinie – where the Little Mermaid sits on a rock looking out over the ocean. Experience the classic tale of The Little Mermaid as a StoryKeeper recruit. The tour is narrated by Frederik, a Danish StoryKeeper eager to share this adventure with you. Together with Frederik you will explore some of the most famous sights in Copenhagen, while you help him search for clues hidden in the buildings and statues in your surroundings. When you find the hidden clues, interactive elements and puzzles will pop up on the screen of your smartphone. Once you solve those puzzles, further parts of the mermaid's tale will unlock and bring you closer to the conclusion of the story. To walk this tour, you will download a separate app to your phone. An e-mail with all instructions will be sent to you after the purchase is complete. Please make sure to read through it before you go. You will be guided through the city with both visual and audio aid to ensure that you walk in the right direction. The tour will be yours to keep. You can use it at any time and as many times as you wish. Go to the starting point of the tour, open the app, put your headphones on - and your Copenhagen adventure will begin! This tour is perfect for the solo traveler, as well as for families or couples. Since the tour is self-guided, you are able to start, pause and finish the tour whenever you like, and it will be a 100% private experience. You can choose between listening to the audio while you walk, or reading the story yourself/to your group. If you plan on listening to the audio, it is recommended that each participant have their own phone with headphones for the best possible experience.

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What people are saying about Gefion Fountain

Most of our fellow travellers were American. Our guide Anne was very knowledgeable, kind, humourous, and had the perfect attitude that helped set the mood and pace of our tour. She stopped for pictures, told us little snippets and gave us additional information about places to check out or dine in. 10/10 recommend this tour for everyone wanting to learn about this city.

Very nice visit off the beaten track. Lesley is a guide who knows Copenhagen very well. Masters the history of the city and the region. She is very friendly. You want to know more and in no time, Lesley is the best guide for that. I recommend his company without hesitation.

The guided walking tour was both informative and enjoyable. Our guide Axel, was knowledgeable and his tongue in cheek humour was refreshing. We can't speak highly enough of this company and the calibre of their guides Jeannette & Kevin - Sydney

Excellent tour. A nice combination of historical and cultural information. Emily did a great job.

Our Gide, Karolina, was just great. We have seen and experienced a lot. Highly recommended!