Alternative Tour Copenhagen
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Radhuspladsen, 1, Copenhagen Denmark
Meet your tour guide in the center of the city at Espresso House Rådhuspladsen (Vesterbrogade 2A).Walk with your guide as you learn about 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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Vesterbro, Behind Central Station, Copenhagen Denmark
Visit Vesterbro, considered the coolest side of the city by locals. Learn how it has transformed from a working-class district to an entertaining area filled with offbeat shops, art galleries and bars.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Christiania, Prinsesseg. and Badsmandsstr., Copenhagen Denmark
Explore the word famous Freetown of Christiania and discover what it's like to live in this place.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Local guide
- Transportation to Christianshavn
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children up to 12 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- As tour groups aren't permitted in Christiania, your guide will leave you to explore it for yourself at the end of the tour
- The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
If you have time only for one tour in Copenhagen, I would advise you to take this one. Martin is incredible. He is amusing and knowledgeable and time will fly. You will leave knowing so much more about this beautiful city, and unlike many other more traditional tours, he will tell you about the underside and things tourists will probably never notice or see. I highly recommend this. Even my 18 year old who usually gets bored and complains about having to walk did the whole thing with pleasure.
Alan was an excelent guide that gave us a lot of insights about copenhagen's hidden neighbourhoods! Worth attending this tour since it has nothing to do with the mainstream touristic tours; it is much more realistic on what copenhagen has to offer to its residents and visitors.
If you want to see the parts of Copenhagen not in the normal tours and sights to see, this is the tour for you. You will get a little history of how Copenhagen has tried to deal with homelessness, prostitution, and drugs. You'll also find out about the development of the city. But be prepared for a LOT of walking! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and sensitive to participants ability to keep up, waiting for folks to catch up before talking, not a common practice.
Interesting to learn how Copenhagen deals with social problems. The tour description indicates that we'll get to see a homeless shelter. We did not -- but we did go to an area of the town where there are some and the services they offer were described. Also, the tour no longer actually goes INTO Christiana. You can do that on your own. The tour description needs to to updated. Also, they do not have a very systematic way of keeping track of who has actually paid so they had to re-check and count the number in the group a couple of times. Maybe have a better way to keep track?
I bought this for my mom while I was working. She said they toured the less glorified and real-people part of the city. The biggest disappointment was that the tour guide did not return the group to the meet-up location, just left them somewhere and the group had to find their own way back. My mom was not with anyone, ended up taking a taxi back from a sketchy neighborhood. Very unprofessional and I would suggest you not do this alone in case your guide ditch you, too.