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Copenhagen City Breaks


Please contact our team - 4 days / 3 nights or more


Nyhavn, photo by Cees Van Roeden

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 ( or even to Malmoe in Sweden ) for your trip from several airports in the UK and Scotland. Please contact our team for details.

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Package includes


  • Direct flights from London to Copenhagen and return (we can arrange flights from other airports upon request)
  • Accommodation in a twin / double room at the hotel of your choice (single supplement available)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • 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: Exploring Copenhagen  

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.

First Hotel Skt. Petri

Copenhagen, Denmark - 5 stars
First Hotel Skt. Petri is Copenhagen’s leading design/boutique hotel, conveniently located in the heart of the Latin Quarter and the shopping on offers is on the doorstep. It is conveniently located for travelling as well as attractions.

First Hotel Vesterbro

Copenhagen, Denmark - 4 stars
First Hotel Vesterbro is ideal for international business travellers and on-the-go urban tourists, who prefer to have the splendours of Copenhagen incl. shopping and attractions just on their doorstep. 

 

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark - 4 stars
Enjoy stunning views over Copenhagen city, centrally located close to the Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens that are worth enjoying summer and winter with the amazing Christmas Market. The hotel offer guests to enjoy excellent cuisine and Fitness Centre, Spa, free WiFi and a casino.



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You'll see...

  • Copenhagen harbour in evening by Jorgen Schytte/VisitDenmark
  • Little mermaid by Cees Van Roeden/VisitDenmark
  • Christiania by Kim Wyon/VisitDenmark
  • Havnebus by Nicolai Perjesi/ VisitDenmark

March 2014
Overall rating: (5/5)

Thanks Daina for all your effort put in for our short break in Copenhagen. Thanks also for the train times and ensuring that we didnt get wet in Sweden. The Hotel was first class and in such a central place to be.  The hotel staff were first class and we can only thank you for all the work you did.
 
Thanks               
Mary & Bob

Language

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 .

Car Rental

You can rent a car, as long as you have a valid EU or international driver's license. Most cars will have manual transmission.

Currency

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 - Lithuanian Litas
Norway - Norwegian Kroner
Poland - Polish Zloty
Russia - Russian Ruble
Sweden - Swedish Kroner
Ukraine - Hryvnia

Restaurants

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.

Insurance

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. Our recommended partner is Essential Travel, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Transportation

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.

Mobile Phones

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

Internet access is available at Internet Cafés, which mostly are located in the central part of the city. Most hotels have internet access.

Postal Services

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 Numbers

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.

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4 days / 3 nights or more Please contact our team

Price includes:

  • Direct flights from London to Copenhagen and return (we can arrange flights from other airports upon request)
  • Accommodation in a twin / double room at the hotel of your choice (single supplement available)
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • All taxes