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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.

 
Copenhagen Walking 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.

  • Town Hall Square
  • The pedestrian Street Strøget 
  • Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament
  • The old Stock Exchange
  • Kongens Have
  • Rosenborg Castle, where the crown jewels are protected by the Royal Guard
  • Amalienborg Castle 
  • The colorful harbor district of Nyhavn
  • Kongens Nytorv
  • The Royal Theatre, world-famous for its Royal Ballet

Basis Private tour
Duration 3 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address 
Vehicle None
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request 
Entrances None
Meals  None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Copenhagen Walking food tour through the meat-packing district


The Meatpacking Gourmet food tour invites you to taste the modern Nordic kitchen. Explore the West End and the old meatpacking district “Kødbyen”, the fastest developing foodie area in town. During this tour you will experience the new, fresh and young Danish culinary scene, concentrated in an around the converted old derelict factory’s of the meat packing district, now turned into some of the most interesting hip new restaurants in the city.

Colorful Vesterbro is full of many contrasts and is a popular area for Copenhageners. The tour begins at Vesterbros Torv, right in front of the church steps. From here the tour is conducted on foot. Along the way various seasonal tastings that make up for a full meal will be enjoyed. This may include 2 large open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød), a large homemade pork croquette, homemade akvavit, handmade gourmet chocolates, organic charcuterie and vegetables, beer from a local microbrewery as well as a surprise or two. Be aware that tastings may vary according to season and supply. Vegetarian alternatives can be arranged.

Basis Private
Duration 3 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address
Vehicle 01st class. Included for private transfers from/to City center Hotel / address
Guide

English-speaking. Other languages on request

Entrances None
Meals Various tastings making up for a full meal
Difficulty  Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Copenhagen Bicycle tour


If you want to get out and see the most of Copenhagen, a bike tour is a great choice. Be part of this tour and experience Copenhagen on two wheels as your guide will lead you around the city and to its sights in style.

The Danish cycle-culture is as old as the bicycle itself. Copenhageners have used bicycles to transport themselves to and from work since the 1880s. Back then, commuting by bike was the fastest, easiest and most environmentally friendly way to move around the city – and it still is. Copenhagen got its first bike lane in 1910 but most parts of the current network of bike lanes have been established within the last 25 years. Today 50% of the Copenhageners choose to commute by bike every day. Most of them do it all year round – rain, hail, snow or sunshine.

?During the tour you will see some of the famous landmarks of Copenhagen which include the beautiful Tivoli Gardens, The City Hall, Christiansborg Castle, The Royal Library, The Old Stock Exchange, Christianshavn, Our Saviours Church, The Opera, The National Bank,The Kings Square, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Castle, Langelinie, Kastellet, The little Mermaid, Rosenborg Castle, the Kings Garden, Strøget (The pedestrian street) to name a few. While riding backstreets and crossing bridges, your guide will also show you some of the hidden gems the city of Copenhagen has to offer. Discover hip neighborhood’s, secret gardens, courtyards and hidden churches.

Basis Private
Duration 3 hours
Start / End City center bicycle rental shop
Vehicle Bicycle – (Helmet included)
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request
Entrances None
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy/Medium. Guests must be in good health and be comfortable riding a bicycle with hand brakes. The tour includes about 2½ hours of cycling, all at a leisurely pace.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Copenhagen Walking tour in the pursuit of Hygge


Hygge is as Danish as pork roast and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life in the company of good people. The warm glow of candlelight is also hygge. Friends and family – well that’s hygge too. 

In the summertime, hygge is spending time in the sun, over a beer at the pier, a picnic in one of the city parks or just hanging out with good friends in one of Copenhagen’s many picturesque and historical back yards.

This 4-hour walking tour will highlight what hygge is all about. The tour starts by exploring the area around the Latin quarters an around the pedestrian street Strøget. 

The Latin Quarter is one of the most entertaining areas of Denmark's capital city, with a young-spirited undertone around the vicinity of Copenhagen University. The Latin Quarter is well known for its hang-out spots, alternative shopping and 17th-century architecture. 

Part of Danish hygge is having coffee with friends, so we will pick up a cup of coffee to go and a cinnamon roll at Sankt Peders Bakery, Copenhagen oldest bakery which was founded in 1652. 

We continue our tour by visiting the church of our Lady. The Copenhagen Cathedral in its present shape is an unpretentious building in Neo-Classicist style designed by the architect C.F. Hansen. It is situated close to the University of Copenhagen. An inside visit to the Round Tower in included. It was built as part of the Trinity Complex, named after the Holy Trinity and designed to accommodate three things: the observatory at the top of the tower, the library on the floor above the Trinity Church and of course the church itself. From its vantage point you will be able to peak into some of Copenhagen’s old, historical and cozy court yards before we head over to the Kings Garden, a popular green spot in the city center.

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address
Vehicle None
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request
Entrances Round Tower & The Church of our Lady
Meals Coffee & Cinnamon roll
Difficulty Grade Easy to Medium. Walking required over uneven surfaces and uphill in the Round Tower
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Copenhagen Jewish tour


Although never large in numbers, the Jews in Denmark have nevertheless had a substantial and important influence on Danish culture and history. The sights on your tour includes The Round Tower with its golden Hebrew inscriptions; the statue of the world famous Danish Jewish Nobel Prize winner, Niels Bohr; and the Trinitatis church where the Torah scrolls from the Copenhagen Synagogue were hidden during the Second World War and were thus saved from destruction.

You will be informed of the present day Jewish community, its size and the various components that went into its making. The story of the five dark years under Nazi occupation, the deeds of the Danes and their king, Christian X will not be forgotten.

The Danish Jewish Museum, designed by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind, opened in 2004 and is a must-see for anyone interested in the Jews of Denmark. Located in the center of Copenhagen, the museum is a great starting point for exploring Jewish history in Denmark. The museum presents 400 years of Danish Jewish history, including the rescue and deportation of the Danish Jews in 1943. Copenhagen’s main synagogue, finished in 1833 is located in Krystalgade (Crystal Street) in the old part of Copenhagen and will be viewed from its exterior during the tour.

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address
Vehicle 1st Class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request
Entrances The Jewish Museum
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces 
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes

Christianshavn & Drag


Narrow cobbled streets, Michelin-starred restaurants and cozy cafes along the canal. Just across the bridge Knippels Bro is Christianshavn, officially part of Copenhagen city centre. Christianshavn is a much-desired area for Copenhageners to live. And it is easy to see why. It is central, full of bars and restaurants and has a unique maritime atmosphere. 

Dragør was founded in the 12th century, and it grew quickly as a fishing port. During the medieval period it was an international marketplace for Hanseatic merchants who came each year to buy herring. In the early sixteenth century, King Christian II invited a group of farmers from the Netherlands - at the time, a more agriculturally advanced nation than Denmark - to settle here to produce food for the royal household. You still find many Dutch names on the doors in Dragør. The town center is very idyllic with its characteristic yellow painted houses, thatched straw roofs and cobblestone streets, plus a charming harbor that is still an active fishing port.

Christiansborg Palace is located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen and houses Denmark's Parliament. It is the Prime Minister's residence and where the Queen of Denmark receives visiting royalty and heads of state in its royal reception rooms. In the Marble Hall, see the incredible, colorful tapestries displaying Danish and world history over the past 1,000 year.

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address
Vehicle 1st Class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request
Entrances Christiansborg Palace
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purpose

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