Top tours in Denmark

Denmark is a beautiful country with plenty to see and do. Although the majority of travelers come to Copenhagen to enjoy their time here, Denmark tour guides know that there is plenty more beyond the city limits. This Denmark guide to the best tours will help you plan your itinerary so that you don’t miss any of the important sights while on your Scandinavian vacation.

Castles Tour

If you are a fan of centuries-old castles, then this is the tour for you. Your Denmark guide will show you structures that are straight out of fairy tales. It’s a day trip, and you will travel from Copenhagen to North Zealand where you will see Elsinore, the town Shakespeare made famous with Hamlet. You will also get to see the Fredericksborg Castle, built during the 1600s; Kronbog Castle, which is the setting for Hamlet; and Fredensborg Palace, the residence of the Danish royal family. The tour does include a stop for lunch, but the cost of your meal is not figured into the tour admission price.

Odense Hans Christian Andersen Tour

Literature lovers truly enjoy the day trip that takes them from Copenhagen to Odense in a single day. As you travel between cities, your Denmark guide will give you some background history about Andersen and his many works. He is famous for The Little Mermaid, and you can see the statue in Copenhagen. Oddly enough, Andersen never spoke well about his impoverished childhood in Odense, and he left the city at the age of 14, but the people of the city maintain their enthusiasm with regard to his fame. This trip includes a river cruise, an exhibition about Andersen, and plenty of beautiful scenery along the way. If you are a fan of this novelist, then this is certainly a quick tour that you will not want to miss.

The Copenhagen Food Tour

Believe it or not, many people travel to Denmark with the goal of sampling food from numerous restaurants. In fact, Copenhagen is a food journalist’s dream with its many Michelin stars and corner bistros tucked out of the way of the hustle and bustle. The Food Tour is one of the best Denmark tours of all. It lasts four hours on foot, and you will be accompanied by one of the country’s most knowledgeable food experts. The exact food samples you receive depend on the time of year, but you will get to sample unique wines, artisanal cheeses, and craft beers as you go. In fact, your tour ends with a trip to Summerbird Chocolate, which is some of the finest luxury chocolate in the world. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase some of these delicious foods in the open market, too.

The Copenhagen City Bike Tour

The people of Denmark are dedicated to a clean environment, and you’ll see miles upon miles of bike trails throughout the city. In fact, a huge percentage of people get around by bicycle, and many Danes do not even own cars! The Copenhagen City Bike Tour is a great way to see the city, and your Denmark guide will take you on a three-hour excursion to some of the city’s best sights. The tours are limited to small groups of eight or less, so you can rest assured that you will have plenty of attention from your knowledgeable and friendly guide. Bike rental is included in the price of the tour, and no two tours are ever exactly the same. Although the tour will take place rain or shine, the exact places visited may vary to suit the weather.

City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

If you want a semi-guided tour experience, then a hop-on, hop-off Denmark guide is a great choice. Here, a double-decker bus acts as your shuttle from one stop to the next. You can either stay on the bus for about an hour and a half to make the full loop, or you can use your 24-hour pass to hop on and off as many times as you would like to take in the sights. The tour is only guided while you are on the bus; hopping off leaves you to do your own exploring. This is by far one of the most popular means of exploring Copenhagen and the surrounding areas, so it comes highly recommended. The bus visits each stop every hour and a half, so you can easily spend an entire day seeing the city at your pace.

Copenhagen Zoo

If you are going to be in Denmark, make sure you take the time to check out the Copenhagen Zoo. Although you do not need Denver tour guides to show you around, there are plenty of animal exhibits and friendly people who can give you information about the animals. There’s a hippo house that is one of the largest in the world, and there are even rooms where you can interact with various farm animals, reptiles, and more! Arctic animals are a must-see, and the zoo is home to a number of endangered species that you can’t find anywhere else. The Observation Tower offers up one of the best views in the city; at the top, you can see the zoo in its entirety – as well as much of Copenhagen.

Copenhagen City Break

This is a four-day, three-night, partially-guided tour that offers up lots of sightseeing, boating, cozy cafes and bars, palaces, parks, and much, much more – all in and around Copenhagen. This tour runs from April to September and departs daily. You will arrive in Copenhagen the first day, and on the second day, your Copenhagen guide will take you all around the city to see the most important sights on a 2.5-hour excursion. On the third day, you will head to Carlsberg brewery where you can sample the craft beers. Accommodation and entrance to the brewery is included, but meals and drinks in restaurants are not.

Copenhagen and the surrounding areas of Denmark are rich in history, and there are plenty of Denmark tour guides out there who can help you make the most of your vacation. Whether you plan to stay the weekend or a couple of weeks, make sure you see all of the important landmarks during your vacation.

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