Welcome to Copenhagen, the home of Hamlet, Carlsberg beer, and the original Little Mermaid. Though it was settled by Vikings, Copenhagen is a thoroughly modern city with Michelin starred restaurants, renowned art museums, and more than one amusement park. You'll experience "hygge" first hand as you relax with a drink along the Nyhavn Canal, then channel your inner philosopher as you explore the home of Soren Kierkegaard.
** This tour meets on Thursday night in Copenhagen after 16:00 and ends on Sunday. Flights are not included. Plan flights accordingly.
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This tour meets at our accommodation on Thursday evening. Your Bus2alps guide will be at the hostel to help check you in between the hours of 16:00 and 22:00. Luggage storage will be available for those of you arriving before 16:00. For those of you arriving after 22:00, you can check in at the reception desk and pick up your Bus2alps Welcome Package there. Detailed information regarding your trip, including directions from the airport(s) to the accommodation, will be emailed to you in the days leading up to your departure for Copenhagen. For those of you who arrive earlier in the evening, your trip leader will assist you with dinner spots and nightlife options.
Friday morning we head out on a walking tour of Copenhagen with Sandeman's New Copenhagen tours. We'll see Town Hall, the Tivoli Gardens, the Danish Royal Palace, and learn about Hans Christian Andersen and the world's oldest royal family. After the tour, the afternoon is yours to grab some lunch and explore the city. At night we’ll head out on the optional New Europe Pub Crawl that hits up the cities hottest bars and ends at a club. (Make sure to bring your I.D. and dress smart for the club). Did we mention that there’s a 45 minute power hour?
On Saturday morning we'll head to the Carlsberg brewery for a taste of Denmark's most famous brew. If you aren't a beer drinker you can explore Copenhagen and do as you please. You can check out Kronborg Castle (you know it from Shakespeare’s Hamlet), stroll along Nyhavn (where ships from around the world used to dock and where Hans Christian Andersen wrote “The Princess & the Pea”), or a head out on a canal cruise to soak up the best of Copenhagen. After lunch time, your Bus2alps leader will take you to Christiania town! Started by hippies in 1971 as a place to live independently from Danish government and rule, this hipster neighborhood is full of cafes, music venues, workshops, galleries, and cheap eateries. Spend a few hours, or the whole afternoon! Saturday night we'll check out the best of Copenhagen's posh nightlife, or you can check out one of the city's nicest Michelin-starred restaurants.
Check out is at 10:00am. If your flight departs later in the day you will be able to store your luggage in the hostel. Sunday is a free day to visit any of the sites you missed over the weekend.