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About Copenhagen

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen was the adopted home of Hans Christian Andersen  - commemorated in the waterfront sculpture of his Little Mermaid. And, true to the spirit of its most famous resident, Copenhagen has a fairytale magic all of its own.

Discover the beauty of the Copenhagen cruises while visiting the delightful Tivoli Gardens, where you can soar above the city in a hot air balloon suspended from a Ferris Wheel. Stroll down leafy byways as dusk falls and hundreds of lights twinkle through the trees or in the shops and cafés of Stroget, Europe's longest pedestrianised shopping street.

With a variety of destinations to explore, cruises to Copenhagen have plenty to offer. Enjoy another stroll along the Nyhavn Canal, browsing the market stalls and looking at the fine old sailing ships moored near its banks. You will find more history at the magnificent Christiansborg Palace, the National Museum - home to fascinating Viking relics - and at Kronberg Castle - the former Elsinore of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 

Shore excursions in Copenhagen

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Fairytale Castles and Countryside

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 5 hours

Embark on a journey through the picturesque North Zealand countryside to 2 of Denmark’s most famous castles.

Leave the city behind and drive through the magnificent Danish countryside to Hillerød and the magnificent Renaissance Frederiksborg Castle. The castle is situated on three tiny islands and is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and a small lake.

The stunning sights start before you even enter the castle. As you stroll through the courtyard, the spectacular Neptune Fountain backed by the numerous copper spires of the castle are sure to make a lasting impression. Once inside the castle, you’ll make your way through the magnificent halls to embark on a journey that covers 500 years of Danish history illustrated by portraits, historical paintings, furniture and art.

No tour of Denmark’s castles would be complete without a visit to one of the most famous sites in literary history, Kronborg Castle or more commonly known as ‘Hamlets’ Castle’. Take a stroll around the ramparts before indulging in coffee and pastries in the castles’ former stables.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The tour includes a visit inside Frederiksborg Castle and exterior views of Kronborg Castle. There is approximately 2 hours of walking including several steps.

Panoramic Copenhagen and Dragør

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4½ hours

Enjoy a comfortable view of the best bits of Copenhagen followed by a relaxing tour of the village of Dragør.

Relax on board your coach as a panoramic tour of the city will take you past Copenhagen’s most famous landmarks. You’ll enjoy a glimpse of the famous Tivoli Gardens, the new Carlsberg Glyptotek, the impressive Town Hall, Rosenborg and Christiansborg Palace. Along the way, you’ll also see Copenhagen's famous Gefion Fountain which depicts the Nordic legend of the Goddess Gefion and is set amidst the lush parkland of the Kastellet. Amalienborg Palace is the winter residence of the Danish royal family and looks out over one of the most beautiful city squares in Europe.

Continue driving past Nyhavn - a colourful and lively waterfront district and once a favourite haunt of sailors. Today, the canal district is lined with 500-year-old gabled houses, bustling pavement cafés and buzzing bars.

On the Island of Amager, you’ll visit the charming village of Dragør, one of the best preserved in Denmark. Dragør was an international marketplace for Hanseatic merchants who came here every year to buy their herring. Enjoy refreshments of coffee or tea accompanied by a Danish pastry at a local hotel, before joining your guide on a leisurely walk of the town.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves approximately 1 hour of walking. Passengers may choose to opt of the guided walk in Dragor and have free time instead.

Tivoli and Harbour Cruise

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy a leisurely cruise through Copenhagen’s picturesque canals, then head for the world of Tivoli.

Step aboard a canal boat for a leisurely 50-minute cruise. As you glide gently along, you’ll pass some of the city’s main sights such as The Little Mermaid and the old naval area of Holmen.

Following your relaxing boat cruise, you’ll spend time absorbing the atmosphere at Copenhagen’s famous amusement park - Tivoli. Situated in the heart of the city, Tivoli has been visited by millions of people since its opening in 1843.

Your free time in Tivoli is yours to do as you wish. There are beautiful merry-go-rounds, as well as more adventurous rollercoaster rides and plenty of attractions to amuse. Alternatively, you may prefer to simply watch the world waltz by at one of the many cafés or restaurants. You’ll be advised of the meeting point and departure time for the return journey.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and canal boat. From the ship, there is a short distance to walk to reach the boat and approximately 10 steps to negotiate when embarking. Entrance to Tivoli is included within the price of the tour. Tivoli has many visual attractions as well as an amusement park including funfair rides, slot machines and souvenir shops, all of which are payable directly and not included in the fare. You may encounter crowds and delays at the attractions during peak season. The advertised itinerary may operate in reverse.

 

A selection of cruises to Copenhagen

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