Copenhagen Highlights

Bus tour, bicycle ride, city walk? You decide how your guided tour through Copenhagen should take place. With a qualified tourist guide by your side you get a broad introduction to the city which has been the Danish capital since the 15th century. Do you want to discover the main sights and hear the stories behind then book a guided tour of Copenhagen.

Did you know that Copenhagen, København in Danish, literally means the harbour of the merchants? The water and the tiny town situated here was the beginning of it all, of the great mix of architectural styles and the plethora of historical quirks that you meet on a guided tour.

Along the harbour-front your guide will show you the citadel, the magnificent Gefion Fountain and the Rococo palaces Amalienborg. Together with the Marble Church that make up the royal residence Amalienborg.

No classic guided tour of Copenhagen without a visit to The Little Mermaid

In the old harbour you will see some of the new buildings too: The Opera House, The Playhouse and the ski slope Copenhill – on top of an incinerator. And your guide ensures that you will not miss the lively and colourful quayside area of Nyhavn or the famous statue of The Little Mermaid on your guided tour. The statue was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s sad fairytale The Little Mermaid, let your guide tell you the story.

Medieval and present day Copenhagen

On a guided tour through Copenhagen you will also see the 17th century former stock exchange and Christiansborg Palace. Christiansborg Palace is now home of the parliament. Your guide will tell you about past and present intrigue at Christiansborg, perhaps give you an idea of the intricate ways of Danish politics.

Another side to the old city is the Latin Quarter with its narrow streets and the cathedral and the university which have taken care of the spiritual and educational side of Danish affairs for centuries. If you wish for even more, ask your guide about the 17th century observatory, The Round Tower. From the top of the tower you have a great view of the city.

The guided tour to the main sights of Copenhagen can be taken by foot, by bus or car or bicycle. It can be a short introduction of a few hours or it can take all day. Either way, your guide will make sure that you get in-depth knowledge about Copenhagen and with it the history of Denmark, both past and present.

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We have many suggestions for you for guided tours in Copenhagen and other parts of Denmark. Do you want to visit Kronborg Castle, known as Hamlet's castle? Are you interested in architecture? Or sustainability? Are you travelling with children? Take a look at our tour suggestions, they might be right for you. If not, one of our guides can always customize a guided tour for you.