Copenhagen City

Where do you find the Danes if not on their bikes? The harbourfront, of course! On our Copenhagen City Private Walking Tour, we combine iconic waterfront sites with blasts from the past. Be sure to bring your camera!

The story about the tour

Copenhageners love the water! For centuries, they have thrived by the seaside as a centre of trade, tourism, recreation; you name it! From Viking longboats to cruise ships, numerous people have arrived in Copenhagen by water, or if not, they find the water at some point (usually on a canal cruise). Therefore, it’s fitting that we cover famous Danes, iconic sights and blasts from the past near the water on our Copenhagen City Private Walking Tour

Have you ever wondered why the Danes have been named the happiest people in the world? Or how many fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen wrote? Wonder no longer! We begin with the story of Christiansborg Palace, a royal and political meeting ground. Hopping along, we’ll uncover the colourful townhouses of Nyhavn; appreciate the performing arts and Danish artists; and check out The Marble Church, neighbour to Amalienborg Palace, home of Queen Margarethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. 

We’ll finish the inner-city tales of our private Copenhagen City walk by the waterside at Kongens Nytorv, where you’re just a couple of minute’s walk from Nyhavn, one location to pick up a canal tour from (if you haven’t done so already, now’s the time)! An extra few minutes will bring you to the former summer residence, Rosenborg Castle and The King’s Park, while within 15 minutes, you can be back at Christiansborg Palace to climb to the top of the tower for a fantastic view of the city. If the Danes aren’t on their bikes between one place and another, it’s within walking distance!

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    Good to know

    • Prebooking:Required
    • Length: 2h 0m
    • Distance: 2.6 km
    • Language:
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    • Included in the tour:
      Professional guide
    • Cancellation policy: 3 days
    • Private tour prices & options: Per person
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    The day of the tour

    The day of the tour

    Where to meet

    Please be at the departure point, Højbro Plads, next to the statue of Bishop Absalon on horseback – located in the City Center, 10 minutes early to check in for your tour.

    How to find the guide
    Look for our guide holding the OURWAY logo as a sign.

    If you have trouble locating the guide or the meeting point, please give us a call a few minutes before the start of the tour. When you call before the tour begins, we have a greater chance of helping you find your way.

    How to get there
    Bus: 32A, 23, 31, 37 (Stop: Christiansborg, (Vindebrogade))
    Subway: M1, M2, M3, M4 (Stop: Kongens Nytorv)

    Please note
    The majority of this tour takes place in the city centre, where noise from surrounding traffic is unavoidable. We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes.

    Weather
    Denmark is a country with four seasons. Please dress accordingly.

    In case you need to reach us

    head quarter: +46 8 410 773 30