COPENHAGEN: THE LITTLE MERMAID AND THE ROYAL PALACES
On this excursion we learn about the history of Copenhagen's most iconic locations, symbols of the city that have become famous around the world.
What we will see
- The statue of the Little Mermaid
- Nyboder neighbourhood and Gefion Fountain (panoramic)
- Amalienborg Palace and the statue of King Frederick V
- Nyhavn Canal, The Navy Church and the Stock Exchange (panoramic)
- The 'Island of Power', Christiansborg Palace and Royal Receptions Rooms
- National Museum, City Hall, Tivoli Gardens, Rosenborg Castle Gardens and Ocean Quay (panoramic)
What we will do
- We reach Copenhagen, the enchanting capital of the world's oldest kingdom, a city where history, tradition and the modern world are interwoven with the magic of fairy tales.
- Our first 'port of call' is the world-famous statue of the Little Mermaid inspired by the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Since 1913, she has sat on the harbour rocks welcoming travellers from all over the world and inspiring them with her tale of love and sacrifice. But there is more to her story than fairy tales: covered in pink paint, twice decapitated, deprived of an arm, narrowly escaping being blown to pieces, and even transported to China for the Shanghai Expo - our dear Little Mermaid has led a colourful life!
- We will drive passing Nyboder (one of the oldest neighbourhood in Copenghagen) and Gefion Fountain.
- We continue our tour with a visit to the City Hall, the Stock Exchange and the Amalienborg Palace: four identical buildings, guarded by soldiers in traditional bearskin hats. In the palace grounds, the statue of King Frederick V, on horseback depicted as a Roman emperor, is considered one of the most important equestrian statues in the world.
- Then we continue with a city drive having the opportunity to passing by Nyhavn Canal, The Navy Church and the Stock Exchange.
- Next on our itinerary is Christiansborg Palace on the islet of Slotsholmen, which, being home to Denmark's most important institutions, is fittingly nicknamed the “Island of Power” and visit the Royal Receptions Rooms inside the palace.
- We will end our tour with a drive passing by the National Museum, the City Hall, Tivoli Gardens and the Rosenborg Castle Gardens, ending the tour by Ocean Quay by the ship.
What you need to know
- Christiansborg Palace reserves the right to close its rooms to the public and cancel bookings whenever it is needed by the government or the royal family.
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
- This excursion is reserved for guests who do not disembark in Copenhagen.