Copenhagen is an ideal city for a break. Getting around is easy and most sights are within a square mile. During the winter, up to Christmas is a lovely time to visit Tivoli Garden and its stylish Christmas markets and the city is sparkling with beautiful Christmas decorations and lots of shopping to do. During summer you can visit plenty of museums, enjoy even the best restaurant in the world ( and plenty of others ) that deliver a very high standard of gourmet, Canal tours, go to the Opera or ballet - or visit Louisiana museum up the coast towards Sweden. You will encounter lots of nationalities who arrive on the huge Cruiseships boarding in Copenhagen. No wonder this city has a song made about it, namely "Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen"
2014 will feature Copenhagen hosting the Eurovision Song Contest, the Viking Market in Ribe and the annual Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
There is a variety of flights available to Copenhagen for your trip from several airports in the UK and Ireland. Please contact our team for details.
Holiday price from £325 per person based on availability and sharing a standard double/twin room
***During 25 June - 2 July 2016, accommodation and flight prices may increase due to Roskilde Festival***
***During 1- 10 July 2016, accommodation and flight prices may increase due to Roskilde Festival***
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- Direct return flights from London to Copenhagen and return (we can arrange flights from other airports upon request)
- 1 piece of check-in luggage per traveler
- Accommodation in a twin / double room at the hotel of your choice (single supplement available)
- Breakfast at the hotel
- 24 hour emergency service
- ATOL protection
- All taxes
Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen
Upon arrival in Copenhagen airport we suggest taking the train or metro to city centre. Trains are operated about every 10 minutes and duration of the journey is just 15 minutes. Accommodation in Copenhagen at the hotel of your choice.
Days 2 – 3: Wonderful Copenhagen & optional tours
Breakfast at the hotel followed by free time to explore the city. Welcome to the capital of Denmark and the Vikings! In this charming city more than a thousand years of history awaits you in the medieval streets; the same streets walked on by every generation of the world's oldest royal family, the same streets and canals which have inspired artists for centuries and been home and workplace to meticulous craftsmen, passionate writers and famous designers. Sights of interests are The Royal Palace Amalienborg, The Little Mermaid statue, Nyhavn, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Christiania, The Royal Theatre and The Tivoli Garden.
Day 4: Departure from Copenhagen
After breakfast at your hotel, check out and take the train or metro back to the airport. Return flight.
Optional Tours & Sightseeing:
Walking Tour of Copenhagen
An authorized local guide will take you for a 2-hour guided tour by foot passed Tivoli and through old, narrow streets to the National Museum, Christiansborg Palace and through Nyhavn with its many restaurants and colourful buildings. From there you will continue to Amalienborg Palace before you return to the City Hall square along the pedestrian shopping street Strøget. Entrances can be included on request.
Price: £ 300 / Supplement for guiding on Sat & Sun £72
Explore Copenhagen with private driver and guide
A private guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel for a 3-hour private sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. The guide takes you around Copenhagen, providing you with an idea of the pulse of the city and giving you tips on where to visit, where to shop and where to eat. The freedom of having your own car and driver during your visit to Copenhagen is wonderful! You can decide for yourself which sights and museums you would like to visit.
Price: £645 By sedan, max 3 persons £680 By van, max 6 persons
Supplement for guiding on Sat & Sun £72
During this private guided tour you will learn about the beer, its history, art and architecture. The guide will take you through the history of Carlsberg from the foundation in 1847 up until today. You will first have a 45-minute guided tour. Afterward, you will also see the exhibition.
Price: £250 per adult on weekdays
£500 per adult on weekends
Nordic food might be the most innovative cuisine in the world - and did you know it has its own manifesto? On our guided food and cultural city walking tours you will enjoy deliciously fresh food brought to you in true Scandinavian style, grown in the cold North and sustainable for the planet. We combine this with intriguing stories and insights into Copenhagen’s history and food culture from the foundation of the city to modern times.
2 Hour walking tour – Valid all year around/ Mon-Fri at 15:00
1-4 pax: base amount £335 + price per person £28
5-7 pax: base amount £275 + price per person £28
4 Hour walking tour – Valid all year around/ Mon – Sat at 10:30
1-4 pax: base amount £375 + price per person £65
5-7 pax: base amount £450 + price per person £65
Panorama & Canal Tour
First you board our unique Panorama bus for an extensive 90 min tour of Copenhagen, where you get to see all the major attractions Copenhagen can offer, including the Little Mermaid.
Once the tour on land is finished you will continue by boat on the canals and discover a whole new side of Copenhagen, including the new Opera House and Christianshavn.
Included: Audio guide on the bus and on the boat
Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 from April 30th to Sep 14th
Price: £44 per person
Copenhagen Panorama & Tivoli Gardens
Enjoy our panoramic tour of Copenhagen and discover the major attractions of Wonderful Copenhagen during 90 minutes. Discover the Capital of Denmark and its unique modern and classic buildings and attractions. Once your bus tour is finished this tour includes an entrance to the beautiful historical Tivoli Gardens. You may stay for as long as you please and for just EUR 5 extra you may leave and return later the same day to play, dine or stroll among the flowers and attractions in the beautiful gardens.
Included: audio guide
Available daily at 11:00 and 14:00 from April 30th to Sep 14th
Price: £65 per adult
Castle Tour of North Sealand
This seven hour tour will bring you to Northern Sealand to visit two of Denmarks many beautiful castles. You will drive through the Danish country side up to Hillerød, where you will see Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV, which now is a national historical museum. The tour continues past the Fredensborg palace, the Royal Family’s summer residence. Upon arrival in Elsinor, you will see the outer walls and towers of the impressive Kronborg castle, setting of Shakespear’s play Hamlet. During the tour there will be a stop for lunch (price not included). Guiding in English. The tour departs from City Hall square.Daily between April 30th and September 14th at 10:30.
Price: £110 per person
Copenhagen Food Tour
Explore Copenhagen on a food tour and learn about the Nordic country’s burgeoning cuisine and restaurant scene! Discover produce as fresh as the Scandinavian air and scout out the locals’ favorite eateries and market halls with an expert guide at your side. Food samples change according to season, but the tour includes enough treats to comprise a full meal, with delicacies like artisan cheese, organic ice cream, home-brewed beer, open rye-bread sandwiches and more. After meeting your guide near Frederiksborggade in central Copenhagen, stroll around the city to learn about Danish cuisine and its gastronomic heritage. Throughout the past few decades, Denmark gained quite a conservative reputation when it came to food. However, its cuisine is experiencing a food revolution and many Copenhagen restaurants are replacing the heavy dishes of bygone decades with meals cooked from seasonal, local ingredients that sing with clean and pared-down flavors. The best place to sample the new Nordic cuisine is, of course, in Copenhagen, so let your guide introduce you to the locals’ favorite eateries. The city’s burgeoning food scene is constantly evolving, so restaurants and delicatessens may be swapped on the day of your tour. Places mentioned are just intended to give you an idea of where you may visit. Start with a stroll to Torvehallerne covered market halls to see Arla Unika, Copenhagen’s flagship cheese shop. Sample artisan cheese, developed in collaboration with the city’s Michelin-starred chefs, and admire the pungent wares on offer before strolling to Bornholm Shop to try liquorice, caramels and preserves.
Wander through Copenhagen Botanical Gardens and stop for a sample of of Danish apple wine while relaxing in the beautiful green surroundings. Then, take a break in Aamanns café – a hotspot for locals enjoying hearty open sandwiches called smørrebrød made from sourdough rye bread and predominantly organic and free range produce. Continue to a nearby restaurant called Nørrebro Bryghus to sample three different types of home-brewed beer, and then soak up the alcohol with an organic hotdog sample from Copenhagen’s Ecological Hotdog Stand. Finish your tour at Summerbird Chocolate. Producing Copenhagen’s most luxurious chocolate and candy, the shop is also popular for its (highly addictive) flødeboller – chocolate-coated marshmallows. Having eaten your way around Copenhagen, return to the start point where your tour finishes.
4 Hour walking tour – Valid all year around/ Mon – Sat at 10:30
Price: £105 per person
Carlsberg Jakobsen Brewery
This ticket gives you access to the exhibition/centre where you on your own can explorer the old Carlsberg brewery. Here the history of Carlsberg and the history of beer are told. You can also enter the stables to greet our horses. There are 2 beer/ soft drinks per person included
Open from January to December, Tue- Sun 10-17h
Price: £6 per person
Hop-on Hop-off Bus
The Open Top Sightseeing Tour offers a great way to explore Copenhagen on your own. The sightseeing tour takes you around Copenhagen in an open top double-decker bus. You can hop on and off the bus as often as you want at the different sights along the route. You will pass interesting sights like the little Mermaid, Christiansborg Palace or Nyhavn. In bad weather, a roof can be installed quickly to protect you from the elements. The ticket is valid 24 hours, and the guiding is done in seven different languages through individual headphones.
Price: £30 per person
Christiania Walking Tour
Christiania is one of Denmarks’s most popular attractions. Christiania was founded in 1971, when a group of people cut a hole in the fence to the military barracks in Bådmandsgade. Soon the area was known for Pusher Street, where you could buy hash and pot – but no hard drugs – from various stalls. Today many of the original settlers still live in the collectively controlled village, and the area has a clear 70s feel to it. Around 1,000 people live her and every year more than 500,000 people come to visit. A lot of the people living In Christiania created their homes themselves giving the area an extremely interesting architectural feel. And you will find a variety of eco-restaurants, workshops, galleries and music venues offering all sorts of cultural experiences. The guides have lived most of their life here, and they give a personal tour of this alternative community. Valid from 26th June - August
Price: £30 per person in a small group of maximum 5 persons
You will be able to communicate quite well with the locals, as most people in the service industry are quite adept at speaking English. If English doesn't work, then try Russian (if you can), or German. The further you go from the major cities, the less English you will hear. However, do not let the language barrier keep you from exploring the beauty of the country side. We can always arrange English speaking guides to accompany you wherever you wish to go.
The Estonian language is similar to Finnish and is unrelated to Latvian, Lithuanian or Russian. Latvian and Lithuanian are two of the oldest languages, with roots traceable to Sanskrit. This makes them quite challenging to learn, but attempting a few words will put a smile on the local faces. Russians use the Cyrillic alphabet, so reading street signs and tube maps will be a challenge in St Petersburg .
You can rent a car, as long as you have a valid EU or international driver's license. Most cars will have manual transmission.
You can get local currency from ATMs at the airport where you land or in the major cities. Be aware that your bank will charge you a service fee and exchange rate fee for the transaction, but this is likely to be less than exchanging money in the UK before you depart. Please note that in Russia exchange bureau's and banks will not except Scottish bank notes.
We suggest choosing the right credit card for spending abroad. Most credit cards will have an additional cost (about 3%) to the bank exchange rates. You can avoid it by obtaining a specialist overseas card that does not add this % and will give you good exchange rates that are better than money exchange bureau rates.
Credit cards charge you interest rates, but some debit cards (bank account cards) could have fees that could add up to £ 1.50 every time you spend.
We recommend checking with your bank what fees/interest rates will be applied to your card when using it abroad in order to make an educated decision on what card to use.
Most restaurants and shops will take credit/debit cards like Visa and Mastercard, however, many places will not accept AMEX.
Traveller's cheques are difficult to cash, so we recommend not to use them.
Airport or ferry terminals in most cases will have the worst money exchange rates, so if you must get it from the airport, pre-order money for pick-up to get a better rate.
The local currencies are (alphabetic order):
Denmark - Danish Kroner
Estonia - Euro
Finland - Euro
Greenland - Danish Kroner
Iceland - Icelandic Kroner
Latvia - Euro
Lithuania - Euro
Norway - Norwegian Kroner
Poland - Polish Zloty
Russia - Russian Ruble
Sweden - Swedish Kroner
Ukraine - Hryvnia
Dining opportunities are plenty, from ethnic to exotic. We would suggest you to try some national dishes and get a real taste of the region. Note that most traditional dishes contain meat and are fairly heavy, but very tasty.
Reservations in advance are recommended for up-market restaurants, especially for Friday and Saturday evenings.
Tipping - many of the up-market establishments will let you know how good their service is by including it on the bill. Rounding up the bill is usually sufficient, unless you feel your server deserves an extra bit of recognition.
Travel insurance is required and also advisable. If you do not have a valid policy, please check our Insurance link on the bottom of our homepage or http://www.baltictravelcompany.com/insurance. We can offer quotes for all nationalities.
Our recommended partner is FS Ball who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Railway mostly serves domestic routes and is used as an easy and quick way to get from the capital to major cities of the country. There are some international routes, like to Moscow and St. Petersburg, but time spent on the way will be quite long.
Buses are one of the most convenient ways to travel between the Baltic States. Eurolines will get you between Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn. One way tickets will cost £ 15 - £ 20 and approximate travel time is 5 hours between the cities. Ticket reservations in advance are recommended.
Taxis are the quickest and most convenient way of travelling round the city. You'll find them located close to the main hotels. Usually it's quite easy to catch a taxi on the street, however, it's much better and safer to order one by phone. Taxi costs in all of the Baltic countries and Poland are approximately the same and a ride in the centre of the city will cost you approx £ 5 - £ 7. Taxis in Finland and Russia are considerably more expensive. It is always a good idea to get your hotel to book a taxi for you and ask approximately how much the trip will cost before you get in.
We would not recommend you to take public transportation within the city, as it's usually crowded and it may cause you unnecessary anxiety about where to stop.
There are several mobile operators in each Baltic country, the Nordics ( Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland incl. Iceland and Greenland as well as Poland, Ukraine and Russia. If you have an international connection, there shouldn't be any problems with your incoming and outgoing calls.
In case your phone doesn't work, please check in the local mobilephone shops and you can buy Calling cards etc. or ask in your hotel, they should be able to advise you too.
Internet access is available at Internet Cafés, which mostly are located in the central part of the city. Most hotels have internet access.
Stamps are available in the post offices and in most newspaper kiosks. Approximate price for a stamp to European Union countries will vary but between appx. £ 0.30 to £ 0.70. You'll see post boxes on the streets or you can ask hotel representative to send your post card, they'll gladly help you.
Emergency telephone number for the police, ambulance services or fire department in Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and Poland - 112.
Greenland uses 911 and for mobile phones only 112.