Copenhagen - 1 Day Shore Excursion

Royal Copenhagen / TOUR C2

private drive & walking tour with Christiansborg Palace

See first-hand royal traditions of the country boasting the oldest state flag in the world. Your day will start with a comprehensive drive tour around Copenhagen, followed by a walking tour of its historic downtown area. You will pass by the Tivoli Gardens that inspired Walt Disney to build his amusement park, visit the Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament and the Royal Reception Rooms, and enjoy a relaxing stroll in the company of your personable local insider tour guide.

Tour highlights

  • Charged activity tour | 4 hours of sightseeing time in Copenhagen
  • 2-hour drive tour around the most important attractions followed by a 1-hour guided tour of the Christiansborg Palace and 1-hour walking tour of the downtown area
  • Available only as a private tour (with no size limitation for pre-existing groups)


  • Private tour rates depend on the number of guests in your tour group (see table below)
  • Taxi ride to city center / cruise port is approx. US$25 extra each way

Day 1 / 4 Hours

Meeting near your ship
9:00 – 9:20
The Little Mermaid
  • Your day will start with probably the best known attraction of Copenhagen – the beautiful Little Mermaid. This amazing sculpture has been a symbol of Copenhagen for many years
  • After an extensive photo shoot by the Mermaid your engaging tour team will take you past the Kastellet, a star-shaped fortress, and the impressive Gefion Fountain
9:20 – 10:00
Amalienborg & Rosenborg
  • One of the most cherished buildings in Denmark’s capital – the Amalienborg Palace - is the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family. You will see its unusual octagonal square and the statue to the King Frederik V in its center
  • Not to be missed is the majestic Frederik’s Church, also known as the Marble Church, the beautiful dome of which is the largest in all of Scandinavia
  • The gorgeous Rosenborg Castle built in the Renaissance style will be the next stop of your exciting journey. It looks very dreamy surrounded by "Kongens Have" or "Kings Gardens", the oldest Royal Gardens in the country
10:00 – 11:00
Latin Quarter
  • Your drive tour will continue into the Latin Quarter, the center of Latin studies since the Medieval Ages
  • You will visit the majestic Church of Our Lady, to be followed by the old stately building of the University of Copenhagen that was founded in 1479
  • Following winding cobblestone streets of the Latin Quarter you will proceed to the mysterious building of the Round Tower. You will go up the Tower by its staircase without the stairs, which will lead you right to the top to get one of the best views over Copenhagen
11:00 – 12:00
Christiansborg Palace Tour
  • The walking tour will commence with an inside visit to the Christiansborg Palace. It serves as the House of the Danish Parliament, hosts the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and some of its quarters are also used by the Danish Royal Family for ceremonial funtions to this day
  • Note: To minimize costs, your vehicle will depart after bringing you to the Christiansborg Palace
12:00 – 13:00
Walking Tour
  • Your walking tour will take you to the heart of the city. You will pass the Tivoli Gardens, and the stately building of the City Hall located in the City Hall Square, will see the monument to the writer H. C. Andersen. You will then stroll the Stroget – the longest pedestrian street in Scandinavia
  • At the end of your tour you will reach another famous attraction of Copenhagen – Kings New Square and Nyhavn Canal. It is famous for the colorful facades of the buildings situated on the both sides of the canal. Once a noisy port with a bad reputation, today this trendy area attracts visitors with many quality restaurants and canal tours
Return to Ship by Taxi or Stay in the city
Following your guided tour of Copenhagen you will have a choice:
  • to extend your stay in this vibrant city on your own (your tour guide will provide you ample instructions on how to get back to your ship by taxi on your own), or
  • have your guide escort you back to the ship by taxi (so as to finish your 4-hour tour by your ship)

us$ rates per person

Group size:
Max group size:
Private tour:
No limit
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