Copenhagen’s native son Hans Christian Andersen rendered Danish life as a fairy tale, but you’ll see plenty of evidence that the real thing is just as memorable in Denmark’s capital city. Revel in a three-night stay that allows you to explore Kobenhavn at your own pace, following your own interests. You’ll benefit from an included Copenhagen Card that allows you access to historical sites and museums, and free transport in the city’s extensive public transportation system.
- It's Included:
- Accommodations: 3 nights in Copenhagen
- 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
- 1 included tour
- Copenhagen Card
- Exclusive services of a Grand Circle Program Director
- All transfers
- Now included for 2015
- Gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers on your extension and all optional tours
Depart the U.S. today on your flight to Copenhagen, Denmark. Please refer to your personal air itinerary for exact departure and arrival times.
Arriving in Copenhagen, you'll be met at the airport and assisted to your hotel. The world's oldest capital city is also among the most welcoming in Scandinavia. The Danes are known for being more extroverted than their neighbors, as you'll experience during your stay here.
After you check in, enjoy a walk around the vicinity of your hotel to introduce you to the area in which you'll be staying. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a Welcome Drink, followed by an included dinner at a local restaurant.
This morning, you'll receive a personal Copenhagen Card which allows you entry to 75 of the city's attractions and free transportation on the bus, metro, and train lines. This card will be your passport to exploring the city at your leisure over the next three days, allowing you to follow your interests to the activities and destinations that most appeal to you.
After an included lunch at a local restaurant, the rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps your discoveries of Copenhagen will lead you to Nyhavn (New Harbor), the 17th-century waterfront and canal area that is now the heart of entertainment in the city. Bars, cafes, and restaurants line the waterway, and dozens of vividly-painted 300-year-old houses add to the lively feel of this district.
This evening, dinner is on your own.
After an included breakfast, your day is at leisure. Or join an optional tour to two quaint locales from ages past—Dragør & Store Magleby—on the southeast coast of Amager, an island that also contains part of the Danish capital city. Set off on a walking tour of Dragør, once a strong fishing port. Then, after a light included lunch, explore Store Magleby, a quintessential farming village.
Lunch and dinner are on your own today. Whether you want rustic traditional seafood or high-end “New Nordic” cuisine (in which Danish staples like elderberry, herring, and salmon are infused with modern techniques and ingredients from around the world), your Program Director will have plenty of suggestions. You can choose from a true smörgåsbord of options—Copenhagen boasts more than 2,000 restaurants and cafés.
After breakfast together, your morning is at leisure. Your Grand Circle Program Director will be happy to provide you with suggestions for visiting the gems of Copenhagen that best suit you. Perhaps you’ll visit one of the city’s many bakeries, the cases lined with a myriad of delectable goodies, including wienerbrød—what we call a “Danish” pastry in the U.S.
This afternoon, join your fellow travelers, following the activities described on Day 2 of the main itinerary.