Expect a fascinating time with captivating Copenhagen private custom tours. Denmark’s capital and largest city, Copenhagen, will not disappoint whether you are there for a weekend break, stopover or long term.
It may surprise you to learn that Copenhagen is located on two islands, Zealand and Amager. It is also directly linked with the city of Malmo in Sweden by the famous Öresund Bridge. Copenhagen is among the finest examples of a perfect blend of old world and new in Northern Europe.
Private walking tours Copenhagen will lead you down the winding roads of the charming old town, passing attraction after attraction before relaxing in one of the cosy cafes. The atmosphere as you venture around the city is very laid back and it is contagious.
Copenhagen is not only among the oldest capitals in Europe; it has the oldest monarchy in the world. A Copenhagen sightseeing tour of the royal palaces and beautiful castles is a must.
So in a nutshell, on city tours Copenhagen, you will be greeted with, as an example, stunning architecture, famous promenades, first-rate gardens and parks, stately buildings, museums, cosy cafes, gourmet restaurants and lively bars. Read More...
The Brilliant Tivoli Gardens Are a Must on a Copenhagen Sightseeing Tour
It is difficult to pick one top attraction in Copenhagen, but the Tivoli Gardens is definitely a contender. Enjoy many a private guided tour Copenhagen through the Gardens or spend hours of family fun in the Amusement park. It is especially wonderful during festive seasons such as Halloween, Christmas and New Year.
Private Copenhagen tours separate from the above mentioned include food & cooking tours, pub-crawl tours, bike tours, history and culture tours, Viking site tours and ‘alternative tours’ for that bit of mystery and intrigue!
Copenhagen is home to a restaurant that was named on Restaurant Magazine’s list the worlds best restaurant, Noma and Copenhagen has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other city located in Northern Europe. You are guaranteed to find somewhere to get your taste buds tingling!
Top 10 Things to Do in Copenhagen
A Copenhagen sightseeing tour to the Tivoli gardens and you are entering a unique place that offers culture, history and a thrilling fairground. Sine 1843 this has been a popular destination for locals and visitors of all ages. It is here you find the chain carousels that are among the highest in the world and one of the oldest wooden rollercoasters. Try to visit during festive seasons as it is magical.
Kronborg Castle which is found north of Copenhagen is most famous worldwide for being the Castle in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is also among the finest Renaissance Castles you will see in Northern Europe and well deserved to be on the UNESCO World Heritage list. On Copenhagen private custom tours see and learn about the fascinating history surrounding the fabulous castle with knowledgeable guides.
Excellent private Copenhagen tours include a visit to the Amalienborg Palace. It is made up of four palaces that surround the palace square: home to Queen and Prince Consort is Christian IX Palace, home to the Crown Prince family is Frederick VIII’s Palace, used by Prince Joachim and Princess Benedikte is Christian VIII’s Palace and finally Chrisitan VII’s Palace is the guest residence. The exceptional Museum is a must see!
The Round Tower/ Rundetaarn
In 1642, the Round Tower was originally built as an observatory by Chrisitan IV wanting to keep up the research by Tycho Brahe, an astronomer, who through his achievements made Denmark famous in the field. It is not used by amateur astronomers and attracts many visitors. It stands 36 metres tall and from the platform at the top, the views are inspirational. However, you need to be prepared to climb 268 meters of spiral staircase.
The magnificent Roskilde Cathedral is top of any Copenhagen sightseeing tour. It is a medieval cathedral that is both beautiful and unique. Since 1995, it has been UNESCO World Heritage listed. There are over 40 Denmark Kings and Queens buried inside including the Vikings, King Harold Bluetooth and his Sweyn Forkbeard. The gothic architecture and fantastic features both inside and out are stunning and very impressive.
A Castle to visit on Copenhagen private custom tours is the Frederiksborg Castle. And it is another stunning and beautiful place to visit sitting in the Castle Lake in Hollerød on threes islets surrounded by magnificent gardens. The original Dutch Renaissance style castle was built in the 17th century and devastated due to a fire in the 19th century. The owner of Carlsberg Breweries rebuilt it with a Museum of National History.
Make the minor trip out of town and visit DyreHaven where you can do wonderful private walking tours Copenhagen. Dyrehaven is a natural resort with lush forests, open landscapes and small lakes. You feel you are in the middle of nowhere and not near a major city. Enjoy other activities such as biking, horseback riding, horse carriage rides and much more. Its name translated means ‘ The Deer Park’ and there over 2000 deer here too.
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Explore M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark on city tours Copenhagen if only to see the world-class architecture alone. The building is built around an old dry dock below ground and from a distance it is invisible. It has received many awards for its design and architecture. The museum tells and shows the story of Denmark as one of the leading maritime nations of the world through interactive exhibitions and displays.
The Little Mermaid
When exploring this city with Copenhagen private custom tours, be sure to include a visit to see The Little Mermaid. You can see this iconic and well-known sculpture as it sits on display on a rock by Langelinie promenade’s waterside. It is the creation of Edvard Eriksen, with inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale about a mermaid. It was given to the city in 1913 by Carl Jacobsen, a Danish Brewer, as a gift.
Explore the beautiful and colourful Nyhavn on private walking tours Copenhagen. This a cobblestones area on the quayside with beautiful old houses which are now renovated into classy cafes and restaurants. In the evening time, this is one of the places to be as it is full of locals and tourists enjoying the jazz music, great food and relaxing drinks. Should you be visiting at Christmas, you are in for a festive treat.
Travel Tips for Copenhagen
Best Time To Visit
The most popular time and the best time may not be the same in most destinations depending on the person. Generally, the popular times to visit Copenhagen are during the Summer months and Christmas, these are great times with lots of events, great atmosphere and lively but it can be more expensive. Spring and Autumn are the best times, it is cheaper, less crowded and ideal for a Copenhagen sightseeing tour.
Denmark is expensive unless you are coming from time spent in Sweden, then you will think it is slightly cheaper. Hotels are costly all year round and only get higher at peak times. A nights accommodation in a 3-star will cost from US$90- US#$80. City Tours Copenhagen are worth every cent they charge because you get to see and learn so much with a tour guide. An evening meal in a mid-range restaurant starts from US$17.
Know Before Visiting
Book your trip to Copenhagen early for lower prices and look out for off-season deals. The same tip applies to booking any private Copenhagen Tours. Regards eating, if you are not booked all inclusive in a hotel, you can still find excellent food places on a budget. The cheapest option is early bird menus and outside grills. Watch out of pickpockets as there is at least one scoundrel everywhere in the world, trying their luck.
The climate in Copenhagen is generally warm and temperate with rain falling at some stage every month. February is the driest month compared to the other months, but along with January, it is the coldest month. Temperatures during this months average 2 degrees Celsius. The hottest months of the year are July and August with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. July has the reputation being the wettest month too.