Today your guide will meet on the pier after your ship clears customs for your tour of Copenhagen. Begin your tour with a visit to the harbor fortification known as Kastellet; Copenhagen’s defense citadel from 1663. The next point of interest is the impressive Gefion fountain located next to the English Church of St. Alban.
Also in this area is the Little Mermaid statue, sculpted by Edvard Eriksen in 1913. The statue has become the symbol of Denmark.
Continuing back to the center of town, your guide will point out the residence of the royal family, Amalienborg Palace.
You will also want to spend a bit of time in the beautiful area of Nyhavn, filled with local cafes and restaurants.
Your guide will also take you to the Round Tower. This is Europe’s oldest functioning observatory. The tower was built by King Christian IV in the mid-1600s as part of the Trinity Complex. The tower features a spiral ramp twisting up to the top of the tower reaching over 120 feet. Once at the top, one has unparalleled views of the city in 360 degrees.
Afterwards visit Rosenborg Castle, the fantastic fairy tale summer residence that Christian IV built from 1603-1634, and that today holds the famous crown jewels. Your guide will take you through the castle and the Treasury. Even today, Denmark’s royalty visit the Treasury to select jewelry to wear for formal events.
The castle is surrounding by the King’s garden, designed just as it was during Christian IV’s reign. Here you will find locals enjoying the park.