Outside of the centre and away from the mainstream attractions you’ll find a very different Copenhagen: across the water to the East lies the self-declared Free State of Christiania, and just south of the central train station the uber-hip district of Vesterbro. This 2.5-hour tour is a story of two distinct neighbourhoods, one known for its green-light district, the other for its red-light district, each with a fascinating history bound together by their vibrant diversity and uncompromising counter-culture. Despite international fame, both places retain an edgy sense of freedom, creativity, and grittiness you won’t find in the downtown core. On this tour, we’ll take you through Vesterbro, once the historic working-class district, and now an eclectic mix of young artists and entrepreneurs, sex workers and drug addicts. From there, we’ll make our way down to Christiana. As tour groups aren’t permitted in the Free State, we’ll give you a detailed overview of what makes this area significant, before leaving you to explore it for yourself at the end of the tour. This tour is an amazing tale of Copenhagen’s underground scene, and the people who make it incredible. This is more than just a story of hipsters and down-and-outs; this is a tale of a totally different world questioning the social, political and cultural status quo. *Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories below and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
Danish cuisine has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, renowned for creativity, quality and innovation. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Copenhagen, with some of the best restaurants in the world, but still many people have a hard time explaining what Danish food really is. We are here to help you understand! Join us on this two-hour tour and discover some of the best and most inspiring food venues the city has to offer. Five stops and even a beer tasting add up to a light meal, while we provide details about ingredients, methods, and cultural and historical influences on both the traditional and modern Danish kitchens. Practical information: This tour is not recommended for vegetarians, as we have meat on three of the five stops. Children (under 18) are allowed on the Food Tour, but will not be served alcoholic beverages. All kids who want menus for themselves should also buy a standard ticket. Drinks are only included in one of the venues during the beer tasting. Please note that this tour is bilingual (English and Spanish) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you wish to do the tour in English only, then please choose Saturday or Sunday. *The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories below and lasts about 2½ hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
For hundreds of years the Danes were an unstoppable force of warriors, explorers and settlers – uniting Scandinavia, discovering America and bringing terror to the shores of Europe. Today Copenhagen’s history of fire and bloody battles lies hidden behind picturesque streets and colorful harbors. As the days of conquest passed, Danish power was replaced with a rich cultural legacy of writers, artists and philosophers. The fairytale feel of the city where Hans Christian Andersen wrote is the home of incredible stories and unbelievably true histories: Viking adventurers; pirate-hunting Bishop Absalon; daring Danish WWII resistance fighters and more. Our local expert guides will take you on a 2.5 hour* walking tour through 6000 years of Copenhagen’s history and you’ll find out why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world! *Average tour length. The Copenhagen Free Tour usually ends by the Amalienborg Palace. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories below and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
Join us on this special tour to celebrate Copenhagen Gay Pride Week, as we take a fascinating journey through the history of LGBTI rights in the Denmark, one of the most progressive nations in the world! Denmark has been on the forefront of LGBTI rights, and Copenhagen has frequently been cited as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world. From one of the world’s first gay bars in 1917, to the legalization of same-sex sexual activity in 1933, before becoming the first country in the world to recognize same-sex legal partnerships in 1989, it’s no wonder that Copenhagen Gay Pride Week is one of the world’s biggest pride events! On this 2.5-hour tour, we’ll take you off the beaten path, to some of the areas of Copenhagen where this inspiring history took place. From the house of Lili Elbe, or “the Danish Girl”, after whom the famous film was made, to the 101-year-old gay bar, from the home of the LGBTQ scene (Studiestræde), to the Rainbow Square, experience the Copenhagen that all people, no matter their sexual orientation, come from around the world to celebrate.
Copenhagen, the home of Carlsberg, is a city famous for its beer, its night life and its parties. From cozy pubs and trendy cosmopolitan bars to wild nightclubs — on the Pub Crawl we see it all! Meet local students and people from around the world who are looking to party. Experience the true Copenhagen party scene, without spending a ton of money to do so. Free VIP club entry to 5 cool bars & dance venues, 5 FREE drinks and an awesome night out with professional party people! You must be 18+ to enjoy this night out. Please bring a valid photo I.D. and dress smart to enter the club. SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. When it is misused, alcohol can be dangerous. We want everyone to have an unforgettable night, but for your safety the bars visited on Pub Crawls will cut you off if you’ve reached your limit. The mission is to show you Copenhagen’s nightlife, not to get you drunk.