Copenhagen
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Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Copenhagen City tour


Your introduction to Copenhagen starts with its heart – centuries old buildings surround canals, royal palaces and the spine of Copenhagen which is the pedestrian precinct of “Strøget.” There is an incredible range of architecture within a small area, renaissance, medieval, baroque, Dutch style and the ultra-modern architecture with glass and steel. Your guide will also take you past the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, the inspiration for Walt Disney, before passing Christiansborg Palace, built on the site of the earliest fortifications of the city dating back to 1167, and now the seat of the Danish Parliament.
  • Tivoli Gardens
  • The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • The colorful canal district
  • The National Museum
  • Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament
  • The old Stock Exchange
  • Kongens Nytorv
  • The Royal Theatre, world-famous for its Royal Ballet
  • The colorful harbor district of Nyhavn
  • Amalienborg Palace, winter residence of the Royal Family
  • The Gefion Fountain
  • The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale
  • Rosenborg Castle, where the crown jewels are protected by the Royal Guard – entrance included.
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, Pier or address. 
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Rosenborg Castle.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Roskilde tour


Roskilde is an old charming city dating back from the Viking age and is located approximately 1 hour drive outside of Copenhagen.
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture from ancient and medieval times
The large collection of traditional Nordic wooden boats is berthed at the harbor on Museum Island. Here you will also find the five reconstructions of the Skuldelev ships. This large collection of traditional Nordic wooden boats and Viking ships provide a unique perspective and helps create an image of what the Viking ships looked like a thousand years ago.
Roskilde Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece. 1000 years of Danish history are gathered here under beautifully decorated vaults and in dark crypts. Here 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried, so you can explore the entire Danish Royal history in one place. The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site an is the first Gothic cathedral in Scandinavia to be built in bricks. With its many unique Royal chapels, the Cathedral reflects a part of the changing European architectural history.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: The Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Cathedral.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces. 
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purpose.

 
North Zealand Tour
Set off on an enjoyable narrated tour to Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød. This elegant Dutch Renaissance structure straddles three small islands and has all the trappings of a fairytale castle, but it was gainfully employed as royal residence and setting for important ceremonial events from the 1600s to the 1850s. It now serves as the National Museum of History and is best known for its outstanding collection of portraits, the largest of its kind in Denmark. Your guided tour begins at the Neptune Fountain and visits the rooms of the King's Wing, the Church, and the impressive Knight's Hall, which boasts an intricate carved wooden ceiling.
Take photos of the Royal Family's summer residence Fredensborg Palace during a brief stop on route.
Heading further north through the picturesque countryside of Northern Zealand, you will find the town of Elsinore. Situated in Elsinore, the magnificent structure Kronborg Castle was chosen by William Shakespeare as the setting for his play, Hamlet. It is a suitably dramatic Renaissance castle, built in 1420 and expanded in the 1500s, situated on the narrow sound between Denmark and Sweden. Kronborg Castle is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.
 
Continue back towards Copenhagen along the coastal road. Otherwise known as the Danish Rivera, the coastal road provides a lovely view of the sea between Denmark and Sweden, as well taking you through the fashionable and exclusive residential areas on the outskirts of Copenhagen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Frederiksborg Castle & Kronborg Castle.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purpose.
Malm
Malmö is Sweden’s third-largest city. Here, Scandinavia's tallest building twists its way skyward, gazing down over the vast Öresund bridge – both modern engineering marvels that reflect multicultural Malmö's progressive outlook.
Focusing on the area around Stortorget (the town square) and lively Lilla Torget (the little square) Malmö's Old Town is a gorgeous warren of cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses.
Located about 2.5km northwest of the Old Town, buzzing, bayside Västra Hamnen represents the modern face of Malmö. It's a popular spot to stroll, sip coffee and browse boutiques, but mostly people come to marvel at the Öresund bridge and the Turning Torso
After Malmö we continue to Lund, founded by the Danes around 1000 AD and once the seat of the largest archbishopric in Europe, Lund is the second-oldest city in Sweden. It's also one of its loveliest, surrounded by beech trees and glowing with an impressive architectural legacy. Its magnificent, medieval old town is centered on its strikingly beautiful cathedral. Radiating around it is the country's oldest, most prestigious university (c 1666). Perhaps ironically, the university keeps Lund young, its vibrant, engaged youth driving a lively arts and culinary scene.
 
Basis: Private Tour.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start/End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Lund Cathedral (Entrance to the crypt to be paid locally).
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purpose.

 

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