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Essential Copenhagen

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Sail down the beautiful rivers

The perfect introduction to Copenhagen, our Essential Copenhagen is designed to introduce you to some of the sites you need to see on your first trip to the city, with just a taste of the experience that only Exeter International can provide.

The Basics
• Four nights in one of the city’s top hotels, inclusive of tax and breakfast
• Private airport or rail station transportation to and from your hotel
• Private Exeter Guide at your service as described in the program
• Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
• 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes

Easy to Combine with:

  • Stockholm
  • Oslo & Bergen
  • Berlin
  • Tallinn

For custom luxury travel and tours to Copenhagen and Denmark, please contact one of our travel experts.

Download a PDF itinerary here.



Please contact Exeter International for specific pricing and availability. 

Day 1
Arrival | Arrival Skt. Petri Hotel - Copenhagen, Denmark

Upon arrival into Copenhagen, you will be welcomed by your private driver who will transfer you to your hotel in the heart of the city.

Atcheck-inyouwillbepresentedwith3-DayCopenhagenCards. These cards can  be used for free or reduced admission to most sights and attractions, as well as free use of Copenhagen’s public transportation. We suggest using the cards for complimentary entrance to Tivoli Gardens this evening (cost of rides and attractions are not included in the card).

Exeter Services: Transfer

Hotel: Sanders Hotel

Day 2
City Tour | City Tour Copenhagen, Denmark

This morning your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby for your exploration of Copenhagen.
Enjoy a walk along the Stroget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe as you make your way to Christianborg Castle. The castle is home to the Danish Parliament and where the Queen receives her guests.

Your guide will take you through the reception rooms where you can see the Queen’s tapestries. The seventeen tapestries where presented to the Queen on her 50th birthday in 2000. They depict Denmark’s history from the past 1000 years.

Underneath the palace, you can explore the original palace ruins, some dating back over 800 years ago.

Also on the palace grounds is Royal Library, the largest library in Scandinavia. This library functions as the National Library and library for the University of Copenhagen. An extension, the Black Diamond was built in 1999. The dark façade reflects the water as it lies along one of the city’s canals. It is a lovely spot for a short break to grab a seat and enjoy the activity along the canal.

Your afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own.

Exeter Services: Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Sanders Hotel

Day 3
North Sealand Day-Trip | North Sealand Day-Trip Frederiksborg Castle - Copenhagen, Denmark

Today your guide and driver will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel to begin your introduction to North Sealand, beginning with a drive along the coastal road to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The collection ranges from not only paintings and sculpture but architecture and design to film and photography. You will see the world-famous artists such as Miro, Warhol and Hockney next to little known gems.

You can enjoy lunch at the museum café, which has a summer patio overlooking the sculpture park. (Please note cost of lunch is not included.)

Continuing on, you will visit the village of Elsinore, with its imposing Kronborg Castle; the inspiration and setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.” Kronborg began life in the 1420s as a sort of glorified toll booth, a fortress built by King Erik of Pomerania to extract payment from ships entering or leaving the narrow sound between Denmark and Sweden that leads to the Baltic Sea. The enduring popularity of Shakespeare has, perhaps, kept Kronborg in the public eye. But even without this literary association, Kronborg still would have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2000 as one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe. After your tour, head back into the city.

Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver and Guide (8 Hours)

Hotel: Sanders Hotel

Day 4
Copenhagen | Copenhagen Nyhavn - Copenhagen, Denmark

You will have a transfer this morning to the food hall for the start of your tour. Today your guide will take you on a food tour of the city. In the past few years, there has been a real interest in Nordic cuisine. Copenhagen has numerous Michelin star restaurants.

Start at Torvehallerne, the new covered market halls, where you will sample artisan cheese, developed in collaboration with the city’s Michelin-starred chefs. Try liquorice, caramels and preserves from some of the most interesting small producers.

You will explore the city; wander through Copenhagen Botanical Gardens relaxing in the beautiful green surroundings while discussing produce and local foods.

Along the way you will also pass several of the city’s greatest landmarks and discuss its history, but always with food as focus. Exclusive to this tour you will try the open sandwiches called smørrebrød as well as a microbrewery where you will sample three different types of home-brewed beer.

The most classic and un-missable street food in Copenhagen is a hotdog, which is served in a gourmet version, even with a vegan alternative if so desired.

You will end at Torvehallerne again, which is very central, and you will have a chance to explore further on your own, not to mention do some shopping. So make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to explore the city and its food after the tour. Tastings may vary according to season and supply.

The rest of your day is at leisure.

Exeter Services: Transfer; Food Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Sanders Hotel

Day 5
Departure | Departure Sanders Hotel, Copenhagen

Today you will be met and transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Exeter Services: Airport Transfer

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