24 hours in Copenhagen

24 hours in a city of urban design, boutique shopping and royal heritage – Copenhagen offers world-class experiences within easy walking or cycling distance of your hotel or cruise ship.

PROGRAMME

MORNING - EXPLORE COPENHAGEN
Start the day with a guided tour of Copenhagen. There a plenty of opportunities and varieties of walking tours, bicycle tours, boat tours and bus tours to choose from. From theme tours focused on architecture, design, food, history to the classic live-guided canal tours through the waterways of Copenhagen.

CHANGE OF THE GUARDS AT AMALIENBORG PALACE
Head towards  Amalienborg Palace, the official residence of the Danish Royal Family. The changing of the guards takes place in front of Amalienborg Palace every day at 12 noon. 

Amalienborg Palace

Photo: Klaus Bentzen

LUNCH
Walk to Nyhavn, the city’s iconic heritage harbour with quaint townhouses and old schooners. Nyhavn is the perfect place to find traditional Danish restaurants serving smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and other local specialties.

AFTERNOON - SHOP FOR DANISH DESIGN
Stroll down Strøget, one of Europe's longest pedestrian shopping streets, and visit the Danish design emporium Illums Bolighus, as well as Danish design flagship stores such as LegoRoyal Copenhagen, Hay House and Georg Jensen. Check out our Strøget guide to find out more about the busiest street in town.

CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE
Visit Christiansborg Palace - the seat of the Danish parliament.  Experience the Royal Reception Rooms and visit the ruins of Bishop Absalon's Castle of 1167 and the Royal Stables. From The Tower at Christiansborg, you get to see Copenhagen from above and on a clear day, you can even see all the way to Sweden. Castled out? Check out our top 30 attractions to find a great alternative!

View from Christiansborg's Tower
Photo: Martin Heiberg

TIVOLI GARDENS
Make your way down Strøget via the City Hall Square to Tivoli Gardens, the park that inspired Walt Disney, and one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique. 

DINNER - CLASSIC DINNER IN TIVOLI OR NEW NORDIC IN THE CITY
Have a classic dinner in one of the many restaurants in Tivoli or try one of the renowned New Nordic restaurants in the neighbouring areas.  

NIGHTLIFE
Try Danish microbrew at one of our beer bars, check out our fine cocktail bars scene, and go partying at the popular Meatpacking District. Need more options? Here is our take on going out in Copenhagen.  

Tivoli Gardens

Photo: Anders Bøgild

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