Forming a giant pentagram when viewed from above, Kastellet is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe.

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Round Tower
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Rosenborg Castle
Built as a lavish summerhouse in 1606, Rosenborg is Dutch Renaissance architecture at its best.
Amalienborg Palace
The winter home of the Danish royal family has stunning Rococo interiors.
Gefion Fountain
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Fabulous Full Day Highlights of Copenhagen
During this 6 hour walking tour you will explore Copenhagen’s bustling and cool city centre.  

  • Begin at the Amalienborg Palace, maybe catch the Changing of the Royal Guard 
  • Uncover the finest Rococo architecture 
  • Venture inside the Kastellet, a star fortress
  • Snap pictures of the iconic Little Mermaid 
  • Buy a bite to eat at Nyhavn 
  • Explore Rosenberg Castle 
  • Learn about the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg Palace (external only)  
  • Refuel with a short coffee break 
  • Visit the national cathedral of Denmark, Church of Our Lady 
  • Visit the 17th century Roundtower 
Royal Copenhagen

You will begin your tour with a visit to Amalienborg Palace, the winter home of the Danish royal family, where you may catch the traditional pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Royal Guard. The palace also boasts some of the most impressive Rococo architecture found anywhere in Europe.

Little Mermaid

You will then venture inside the Kastellet, a mightily imposing star fortress; built in the shape of a giant pentagon, which has successfully warded off enemy attackers for centuries. Your next stop will be the charming Little Mermaid, designed by talented sculpture Edvard Eriksen, and is one of Copenhagen’s most photographed attractions. You will then head over to Nyhavn where you will have the pleasure of experiencing a delicious traditional Danish lunch, characterised by fresh, local ingredients and simple flavours. 

From here your tour will continue its royal theme as you journey into the impressive 17th century Rosenberg Castle built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV. Here you will have the chance to enter the stunning Knights’ Hall with original coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard! Rosenberg also houses an exquisite collection of Flora Danica and one of the world’s finest Venetian glass collections in the world. A short distance from Rosenborg is the stunning Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Prime Minister’s office and the Supreme Court. Here you will have the chance to learn more about modern Denmark, including its interesting politics and uniquely liberal society.

Stunning Views of Copenhagen

After a short coffee break you will visit the impressive Church of Our Lady, the national cathedral of Denmark, where your expert local guide will discuss the checkered past of this centre of worship in Denmark. Finishing off this fascinating tour, you will visit Copenhagen’s 17th century Round Tower.

Please note: The Observatory of Round Tower is temporarily closed until further notice, due to Covid-19 restrictions. You will have entrance access for Round Tower but not for the Observatory at the present moment. 

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