This journey, over land and water, provides a myriad of sights that will surely whet your appetite for more.
A short drive from the pier, you’ll find the most famous lady in Denmark, The Little Mermaid. Looking wistfully out into the sea, she has been sitting here since 1913. Nearby is the Gefion Fountain, set amidst the parkland of the Kastellet and depicting the Nordic legend of the Goddess Gefion.
Travelling through the Frederiksstad, you soon arrive at Amalienborg Palace, home of the Danish Royal Family (exterior visit). The Palace consists of four equal size rococo palaces surrounding a square that is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.
No visit to Denmark would be complete without sampling the fabulous pastries, enjoy a brief refreshment stop and savour these sweet treats served with tea or coffee. Afterwards, you’ll continue to Nyhavn, a fashionable and popular part of the city where there are plenty of sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Next to Nyhavn, you will see King’s Square, where the Royal Theatre and Embassies are located.
It is then time to see the city from a different angle. Join a leisurely 50-minute canal cruise, which passes the Holmens Church and the Old Stock Exchange. Cruise along the canals of Christianshavn and see the spectacular Church of Our Saviour and the newly-opened Copenhagen Opera House, opposite the Amalienborg Palace.
Note: There are approximately ten steps to negotiate when embarking/disembarking the canal boat. The canal route may differ to that advertised, depending on weather and berth. It may be necessary for you to walk a short distance from the boat to the ship at the end of the tour.