Best of Copenhagen
Duration: 6 hours
Tour Code: MLM-003
Drive across Oresund Strait to Denmark to enjoy the big-city fairytale charm of Copenhagen through landmarks such as Rosenborg Castle, Tivoli Gardens and the Little Mermaid statue.
After departing from the pier, you will drive west across the Oresund Bridge, the sleek modern structure that connects Sweden and Denmark. Opened in 2000, the bridge was quite an engineering feat and stands as Europe’s longest road-and-rail bridge.
Upon arriving in Copenhagen, you will head to opulent Rosenborg Castle to tour the former summer retreat for Denmark’s royal family. The 17th-century castle is now a museum with exhibits that chronologically trace the history of the monarchy. Its greatest treasure—literally—lies in the cellar, where you will behold the Danish crown jewels and royal regalia.
Continuing on into the heart of Copenhagen, you will visit world-renowned Tivoli Gardens where you will have an hour of free time to stroll about and have lunch on your own. Inside this gorgeous city park, you will find an array of restaurants serving everything from grilled steaks to Italian dishes to Croatian-Danish cuisine.
Following your free time, you will rejoin your coach and head to Amalienborg Palace for a guided walk on the palace grounds. One of the greatest works of Danish Rococo architecture, the complex actually consists of four palaces constructed in the 1700s. This is the queen’s main residence and if the flag is raised, it signals that she is present. The palace is protected by the traditional royal guard and from the plaza you’ll be able to appreciate the impressive Marble Church as well as the new Opera House across the harbor.
Your last stop is at the iconic Little Mermaid statue where you will pause for photos. Sculpted more than 100 years ago as the embodiment of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale character, she remains a must-see attraction on any visit to Cophenhagen. Afterwards, you will return to the pier in Malmo.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There will be cobblestone surfaces and narrow, winding staircases to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; an umbrella; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests should bring local currency (Swedish Krona) or use credit cards for any purchases while in Sweden. Participants must bring their passports with them on this tour.
On occasion, Tivoli Gardens will close early for the season and there is a possiblity that calls occuring after mid-September will not be able to visit. Should this be the case, Tivoli Gardens will be replaced with a visit to the Carlsberg Brewery.