Go beyond the postcards and discover the city's hidden gems with a private guide
If you have already seen the main sights of Copenhagen, are planning to explore them on your own, or are looking to go beyond the postcards and experience some of the city's hidden gems, this is the tour for you.
This intriguing 4-hour walking tour will take you through the historic cobblestone streets of the oldest part of Copenhagen. Start with Copenhageners' favourite morning treat, a freshly-baked cinnamon roll from the oldest bakery in the city, then set off to discover the places most tourists might miss and hear the fascinating stories behind them. We also drop in to Denmark's oldest department store to learn about authentic Danish goodies like chocolates, caramels, and black licorice.
* This tour can be customized for larger groups - please message me for details. Please note that Stories of Copenhagen is offered as a walking tour only.
Gammeltorv - Copenhagen's oldest square
The Latin Quarter
Cinnamon roll at historic Sankt Peders Bageri
Entrance to The Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen's Cathedral *
The grand foyer of Copenhagen University
The Round Tower
Colorful Gråbrødretorv (Greyfriars Square)
The secrets of posh Hotel d'Angleterre
The gourmet confectionary stalls of Magasin du Nord department store
The Merman and His Sons underwater sculpture
Thorvaldsen's impressive statues of the four Royal Virtues
The Royal Library Gardens - a hidden oasis
The Black Diamond and the 'other' Mermaid sculpture
King Christian IV's old Brewhouse
Stormbroen - The Storm Bridge, site of a 1659 battle
Jens Olsen's World Clock - a marvel of timekeeping
Some of Copenhagen's oldest and most picturesque streets and courtyards
* Occasionally closed to visitors, however in such a case a suitable substitution can be made.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour will begin at the Caritas Fountain at Gammeltorv in the Strøget pedestrian area, or I can pick you up from a centrally located hotel.
Pickup by public transportation from hotels outside the center can be arranged for a fee.
End location: The tour ends at Rådhuspladsen/City Hall Square, which is centrally located for more exploring, shopping, dining on Strøget, or an independent visit to Tivoli Gardens.
Duration: 4 hours
Your guide, a pastry and coffee at Sankt Peders Bakery, a City Map with recommendations
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Danish Kroner - For incidentals - credit cards are widely accepted
Any additional food or drink, purchases at Magasin du Nord, or souvenirs.
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Caroline was great! Tour started on time and had lots of great details and stories to keep it interesting throughout the tour. We took the hidden gems type tour and definitely lived up to its name while also hitting some of the big attractions lightly.