If you want to understand Denmark, you need to understand hygge. Take a peek into Copenhagen’s local life and find your own happy place on the hygge and happiness tour.
- Public Tour
- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Ages 6-11
- Young child Ages 0-5
- Private Tour
- Group - Up to 10 Travelers Prices From
Copenhagen In A Nutshell Express Tour
Join us on this short, immersive, and fairytale dusted experience of 15+ of Copenhagen’s greatest hits. It’s a great introduction to Copenhagen and Denmark, where we as natives will take you under our knowledgeable wing and introduce you to fascinating royal dramas, awe-inspiring fairytales, and mind-blowing politics, all while you get to have a backdrop of Copenhagen’s major sights that complement the city’s stories. At the end of the experience, we will even provide you with personalized recommendations for how to further explore this magnificent city!
- Visit 15+ of Copenhagen’s greatest hits with knowledgeable natives who have known and loved Copenhagen all of their life and tune into captivating tales.
- Admire Copenhagen’s iconic castles such as e.g. Amalienborg – The Royal Palace and Christiansborg – The Parliament, as well as get to experience the picturesque New Harbor and say hello to The Little Mermaid just to name a few of the spectacular sights we will experience.
- Stroll through some of Copenhagen’s most calm green oasis’ and experience the world-famous Danish hygge
- Get personalized recommendations straight from a local to make your Copenhagen stay even better!
- Local English-speaking guide for 2 hours
- Personalized recommendations for further exploring the city
- Additional food and drinks
- Tips and gratuities for your guide
Ditch your guidebook with glossy picture-perfect images and come out with us and take in Copenhagen in high resolution with a native Copenhagener by your side on this short, immersive and fairytale dusted experience of Copenhagen’s biggest sights.
So if you want to visit those unmissable Copenhagen sights and have a fun and interesting dose of insights from a local perspective, then this tour is for you! After all, these are the stories that have helped to shape the people who live in this gorgeous city, so why not learn directly from them?
The experience will kick off at Kafferiet, one of Copenhagen’s most charming coffee houses where you’re free to get a cup of coffee at your own expense (just remember to get to the meeting point 10 minutes before the meeting time). From here, we’ll take you through some of the older parts of Copenhagen’s historical city centre through some of Copenhagen’s most famous and important sites.
At the beginning of the tour, your guide will enthrall you with tales about Copenhagen and Denmark’s rise and demise throughout its more than 1,000-year-long history. As you get to tune in, we’ll be heading through the park that commemorates the heroes of the 2nd World War before encountering the Gefion fountain that shows where Copenhagen, or at least the land where it’s located, is said to have originated (hint: It’s something we Danes consider a very dark place!). This will take us a little bit further out, where you’ll be able to take in some of Copenhagen’s magical fairytale dust as you say hi to The Little Mermaid and hear why everything is not at all what it seems with her.
With our magical fairytale levels at a maximum, we’ll be getting to the real-life fairytale of the Danish royalty. Hear secret insider stories about the Royal Guards and awe-inspiring tales about the royals at Amalienborg — the Royal Palace — that only those who have been in the guard know about. Here you’ll even get to play a little game about where the current head of the royal family, Daisy, lives.
Next, we’ll be walking through the picturesque harbor canal New Harbor (or Nyhavn as we call it in Copenhagen), where we’ll be taking in the view from a special point of view that for sure will make all your social media followers or your friends or family back home jealous. Please don’t hesitate to ask your guide in assisting capturing that picture-perfect image of this iconic image from this good-looking city, while you get to hear about the harbor’s colorful and somewhat charming history.
With an appetite for more, you’ll head across one of Copenhagen’s most famous squares before stretching your neck all the way back to admire the spire of one of Copenhagen’s oldest churches. We’re rewarded with a stunning view of the Old Stock Exchange and its throning dragon spire that pales in comparison with the spire of Christiansborg Palace. The palace serves as the Danish parliament today, so here we will stop to tell you about Danish politics and the mind-boggling Danish welfare system which has helped us earn the title as some of the happiest people in the world years in a row.
Here, we will end the tour at a beautiful square, which is located right next to the main pedestrian street right in the heart of Copenhagen. So put on your best walking shoes, bring your camera, and get ready for a lot of fun, Copenhagen-style! Before you leave the tour through, don’t forget to ask your guide for tips on what else to see, do, and eat in our awesome city. We would be happy to help!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide for 2 hours and personalized recommendations for further exploring the city.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks and tips and 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 tour, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 10 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.
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]
Ms. Charlotte B. from the United Kingdom traveled on 9. Feb. 2020:
Wonderful walking tour around a beautiful city with a genuinely friendly guide who helped us feel immersed in a new culture. Thanks Mie!
Mr. Gergely G. from Hungary traveled on 4. Feb. 2020:
Awesome tour where we covered loads in just 2 hours. It was great value and nothing beats having a native showing you around – she even got me to fall in love with the Little Mermaid! I will look forward to sharing the souvenir with my family when I get home, so they can also get a taste of this gorgeous city, thank you Mie.
Ms. Mayeesha K. from the United States of America traveled on 1. Feb. 2020:
Truly I can not recommend this tour enough. It ended up being only me on the tour, but Jens gave me all his energy and attention. He was kind, knowledgeable, and somehow managed to take me on a whirlwind of Copenhagen highlights that left me full of a new understanding of the city and Danish history. Also: I had some camera troubles and he was willing to recommend me shops to get help! Genuinely a wonderful human.