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Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Highlights and Christiansborg Palace

København, Denmark

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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When your cruise ship docks in port, pack a thorough tour of Copenhagen's landmarks and highlights into your limited time on shore. Accompanied by commentary from your guide, visit the Danish capital's most important sights, including an interior visit at Christiansborg Palace. Enjoy some free time shopping and dining before return drop-off at the port.
  • Comprehensive shore excursion in Copenhangen
  • Interior visit of the Christiansborg Palace
  • Free time in Hojbro Square
  • Pickup and drop-off at the cruise port
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Transfer to and from cruise harbour
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional and personable English-speaking guide
Entrance fee to Christiansborg Palace (or Amalienborg if Christianborg is closed to the main public)
Oceankaj, København, Denmark

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Returns to original departure point
Langeliniekaj 2, 2100 København, Denmark

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Baltikavej 30, 2150 København, Denmark

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Returns to original departure point
Following pickup at the Copenhagen cruise port, board a comfortable tour bus and set out on a whirlwind comprehensive tour of the Danish capital. The tour's first stop is Amalienborg Palace Square, where you can snap photos of the Little Mermaid statue, from Hans Christian Andersen's famous tale. 

Continue through the bustling city to see the old harbor along Nyhavn canal, the Copenhagen Town Square, and Tivoli Gardens. Once the tour reaches Christiansborg Palace on the islet of Slotsholmen, disembark for an internal tour of the Royal Stables, the Palace Chapel, and the Royal Reception Rooms. 

Spend some free time exploring the nearby Hojbro Square before returning to the port for drop-off.
Pass By:  
Copenhagen Central Station
Our day begins with the sightseeing portion of the tour, first making our way towards the center of Copenhagen. There are numerous sights concentrated along the scenic shoreline that will give you a charming overview of Viking nation’s culture, history, and architecture.
Stop At:  
The Little Mermaid
Right on the waterline, one of your first stops will be H.C. Andersen’s bathing odalisque, The Little Mermaid.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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The fairytale-like atmosphere of the shoreline is further experienced at your next stop at the impressive square of Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish Royal Family.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Copenhagen Opera House
You will also be able to follow the development of what was once the city’s medieval defence system to an architecturally beautified area boasting the Opera House across the water.
Pass By:  
Rosenborg Castle
One of the most appealing ensembles of lush greenery and grand structures is the Rosenborg Castle, which you see on your way towards the modern town center.
Pass By:  
Tivoli Gardens
We will then pass by the city center’s highlights of the Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens onto an islet in the middle of the town, home to Christiansborg Palace.
Stop At:  
Christiansborg Palace
Inside visit and tour of Christianbourg Palace and the Royal Reception Rooms. The impressive complex houses the Danish Parliament, The Supreme Court and Prime Minister’s Offices. The truly memorable charm of the castles multifaceted character comes out when visiting The Royal Reception Rooms. The Queen’s Tapestries lining the walls are a modern day interpretation of not only the local culture and history, but also of the world’s challenges over the last century.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hoejbro Plads
After the visit, you will continue on foot toward Hojbro Plads, the heart of historic Copenhagen. There will be some free time to explore on your own, shop, or take a rewarding coffee break.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
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Continuation of the walking tour through old town, including the world's longest pedestrian street Stroget.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • In case of official functions in Royal Reception Rooms on the day of the visit, the Christiansborg Palace visit will be replaced with a visit to Rosenborg Palace & Treasury.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair passengers, and if a wheelchair user decides to participate he/she must have a personal helper to assist in boarding/disembarking the vehicle, and entering the restrooms and restaurant, and all sites. At certain locations, a wheelchair user may not be able to exit the bus, and may have to stay inside the bus.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Highlights and Christiansborg Palace?
This activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers.

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Extremely well presented and...
Samuel T
, Feb 2018
Extremely well presented and historically enjoyable
Not worth the money. Hop on hop off for...
Jill R
, Sep 2017
Not worth the money. Hop on hop off for a fraction of the cost.
Terrible tour , unorganized, I have...
Michael K
, Aug 2017
Terrible tour , unorganized, I have traveled to many places and have done many tours by far this was the worst.
it was an amazing day! Got to see...
, Jun 2017
it was an amazing day! Got to see the major sites. Would like to see it extended and add the Tivoli gardens to it. We passed it twice but not on itinerary. We were fortunate to see the changing of the guard. Bring Danish Krona. The reason not giving it a 4- rather a 4.5 is that we were a group of 4. So we were in taxis for part of the trip. The first one a van had no a/c and it was stuffy - the back windows didn't open and he did open up the front passenger window to get air in. It wasn't a hot day by any means, but still needed air. The second van had ac. The tour guide was very knowledgable and really enjoyed taking us around. I would also like to see a different time that would have allowed coordination with another Viator Tour of the canal. They overlapped so it was one or the other. Perhaps the tour could end where the canal tour would begin? Just a suggestion But well worth it and must see for first visit to Copenhagen to get a thorough tour of the city and walk around also for 45 minutes - lunch on your own to see the main market square and street. Also there in time to see the mid-day parade -like a Bahamanian Junkanoo parade would be good comparison
Lovely tour of a beautiful city. Great...
, May 2017
Lovely tour of a beautiful city. Great guide and a good mix of free and structured time.

Product code: 14818P14

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