Total Day Tour: Highlights & Hygge

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Adult (18+)
Child (6-11)

Join us for the full Copenhagen package on this fairy-tale and hygge-filled tour of the greatest hits of Copenhagen. This is a great introduction to your Danish experience, offering you a whole day of fun in the city! Over the course of seven hours, your local guide takes you under their knowledgeable wing and introduces you to the secrets of Danish life, talks to you about Copenhagen’s fascinating royal history, and lets you in on the city’s best-kept food and drink secrets. By the end of the day, you’ll know the city like a local!

Ultimate Copenhagen Walking Tour Highlights

  • Tick off Copenhagen’s greatest hits on a full-day tour of our exciting city with a passionate local by your side
  • Admire the city’s iconic castles such as the Amalienborg Royal Palace, the Christiansborg Parliament building, and Rosenborg Castle and say hello to the Little Mermaid!
  • Explore the Danish ‘good life’ and get some tips on how to get more ‘hygge’ in your life!
  • Find out why the Danish capital is one of Europe’s top foodie cities as you delve into its gastronomy scene
  • Discover Danish history, tranquil green havens, and hidden gems that only locals know about

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, pastry, chocolate tasting, coffee/tea/lemonade, a bus ticket, royal delights, and lots of Danish hygge.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meeting point: At the corner of Øster Voldgade and Hjertensfrydsgade, approximately 5 minutes walk from Østerport Station. (Exact GPS Coordinates: 55.689817, 12.584862. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 9.00 AM
  • Ending point: Nyhavn, one of Copenhagen’s most famous areas, full to the brim with restaurants, bars and shops
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  • This walking tour combines our extremely popular Hygge & Happiness tour with an afternoon jam-packed with Copenhagen’s most iconic sites and tastes.

    Your local guide is a bona fide Copenhagener who is super excited to share their knowledge of Danish culture with you, as well as local historical secrets that you won’t find in any guidebooks! And because our tours are for small groups only, your guide has plenty of time to answer any questions you may have.

    Your tour takes you through the oldest parts of the city, where you experience hidden gems in the form of cobblestone-filled streets, timber-framed houses, and green refuges of calm amongst the urban sprawl.

    This Copenhagen walking tour is not just about seeing the city’s greatest hits but tasting them too! So, get ready to engage all of your senses as we sample some Danish delights, from world-renowned pastries to delicious chocolate and coffee.

    We also stop to enjoy a spot of lunch from one of our favourite street food vendors before continuing our exploration of the city.

    Next up, we jump on the bus, just like the locals do, which takes us to enjoy some of Copenhagen’s famous historical sites. A stunning walk on the banks of the Game of Thrones-worthy Citadel rewards you with amazing views of the city. As we go, your guide enthralls you with tales about Copenhagen (and Denmark’s) rise and demise throughout history.

    Hear secret insider stories about the Royal Guards at Amalienborg — the Royal Palace — that only those who have been in the guard know about. Here, you also have the chance to feast on royal treats that have the distinction of being made by purveyors to the royal house.

    There is ample time for snapping some stunning images (your guide can help with this), that are sure to make your social media followers jealous.

    The historical highlights continue with the Rosenborg and Christiansborg palaces, the latter of which is better known as the Parliament building. Here, we stop to tell you about former kings with delusions of grandeur and mental insanity, as well as the inappropriate love triangles they engaged in… We also talk a little about the Danish welfare system, which provides a very high degree of trust, which in turn has helped us earn the title as some of the happiest people in the world.

    And of course no Copenhagen sightseeing tour is complete without saying hello to the Little Mermaid and finding out why everything is not as it seems with her.

    So put on your best walking shoes, bring your camera, and get ready for a lot of fun, Copenhagen-style! Before you go, don’t forget to ask your guide for tips on what else to see, do, and eat in our awesome city.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, pastry, chocolate tasting, coffee/tea/lemonade, a bus ticket, royal delights, and lots of Danish hygge.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide

    Dress standard: Please wear suitable footwear for walking and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Additional Information: Please note that tours are not cancelled in case of rain.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Dietary Notes

    We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +45 2082 5287
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mr. Ray P. from USA traveled on 26 Oct 2018:

    We were recently in Copenhagen for the first time with friends and colleagues, and we had a fantastic time on this tour.

    Mie met us at the hotel, led us on the Metro and Bus to our starting point, and then began regaling us with the tales of this gorgeous little city.

    Her English skills were fantastic, her storytelling was compelling, and she brought us to some great sights and locations. She had a near-perfect mix of history, and first-person experiences to share with us. She even tried to help us pronounce Danish words, but we failed miserably 😉

    I heartily recommend this tour, and this company. And, if you’re lucky enough to have Mie as your guide, you’ll have an excellent time.

    Mr. Decker M. from USA traveled on 13 Oct 2018:

    A group of 13 colleagues go away once a year for a weekend to bond. Historically we try and spend the Saturday getting to know the location we’re in, then the Sunday is free for whatever. There were obviously a number of tours to choose from but Copenhagen Urban Adventures sounded the best fit for our disparate group.

    Our initial correspondence was encouraging, queries were dealt with quickly and in a friendly manner. We felt as though we could trust the company we were dealing with. Our requirements were a little bit fluid – final numbers weren’t known and several of out members have “out there” dietary requirements and as the tour included several “food stops” these had to be accommodated. Our requirements were taken on board and subsequently accommodated (as far as they could reasonably be).

    Initial impressions of Mie were that she was outgoing and personable with a command of English that could put some native speakers to shame. She arranged to meet us in our hotel so that we didn’t have the extra stress of navigating the Metro solo into town (we were staying at Bella Sky on the outskirts). Using a variety of public transport we navigated to the start of our tour – some historic military buildings on the outskirt of the city. This was where Mie’s fun-filled personality was first given free-range as she explained what she wouldn’t take questions on – for perfectly sane reasons – even if some of the points were tongue-in-cheek. Much fun was had by our attempting to mangle Danish street sign names and the beginning of a series of running jokes which we all got to participate in was commenced.

    There isn’t much point in talking about the geographical and urban spaces we explored. Suffice to say that we took in most of the obvious tourist attractions (along with speculation about the top three most disappointing tourist attractions in the world, at least one of which is in Copenhagen). Along the way we got to taste some awesome chocolate (several of our number were delighted to find the same store in the airport so they could stock up before their flight home), to drink coffee in a café just oozing hygge, to eat well from a great street food stand and to enjoy Royal Snacks. We learnt to drink modestly at a brown bar observing the Law of Jante and we learnt an amusing fact about Ikea toilet accessories, that even though it doesn’t stand up to close scrutiny (lakes Mie, lakes!) still had me laughing like a drain all afternoon.

    We all thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with Mie and even though your guide can’t be guaranteed a reading of the reviews on this page show that a specific guide isn’t needed for a fun and enjoyable touring experience. In fact the experience was so enjoyable that several of us are talking about doing Urban Adventure tours in our own home towns!

    Ms. Rachel C. from Australia traveled on 26 Aug 2018:

    This tour is great if you have limited time in Copenhagen like we did. We only really had one day and wanted to see as much as we could and Jacob facilitated that so well! Learning about Hygge was interesting and seeing the main sights while also getting off the beaten track was great fun. We had enough time so Jacob actually took us to one of his favourite places as well. I wouldn’t have experienced that otherwise. Thanks for a great day Jacob!