Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
An excellent way to get acquainted with any historic city is on foot. With lightweight audio players and a detailed map, this program offers an easy walking tour of the historic sights of Copenhagen. The audio player is yours and yours alone, so you can spend as much time as you'd like, or as little, at each spot. Carry a lightweight stereo i-Pod as you explore Copenhagen's historic sights.
Upon arrival in Helsingør, see the imposing Kronborg Castle(inside visit), which was the setting of "Hamlet". After Kronborg, you will drive through a hilly landscape to Hillerød and the castle of Frederiksborg, en route passing the Fredensborg Palace (photo stop), the spring and autumn residence of the Royal Danish Family. Frederiksborg Castle (inside visit), the beautifully situated renaissance building which like many others - was built by orders of King Christian IV. Today, the castle is the home of the Museum or National History.
The best way to learn and experience the atmosphere of Copenhagen city is to do it by walking. Commence the tour by following the harbor front. Stop at the original location of the famous Little Mermaid and stroll along the green park and harbor and continue to the elegant Amaliegarden, with the Queen's Palace, Amalienborg. Near the Amalienborg Palace you will come to the Nyhavn canals. Here a stop is made at one of the cozy inns for refreshment. At Gammel Strand you board one of our lovely canal boats. The leisurely cruise takes you through the canals of Christianshavn.
This half-day panoramic tour combines commentary about the leadings sights of the Danish capital with a visit to a charming fishing village located just a few miles from the urban center. A bridge connects the metropolis with the historic island of Amager and the village of Dragor, founded in the 12th century and long a prosperous center for fishing. Its oldest sections are a picturesque maze of cobblestone alleys lined with colorful homes and buildings. Participants will have the opportunity to stroll about the village and take a coffee break in a local cafe.
This half-day tour offers visitors an introduction to the history and monumental landmarks of the Danish capital. Key sights on the narrated drive include the Town Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, the National Museum, the New Carlsberg Glyptotek museum, Christiansborg Castle (the seat of Parliament), the stock exchange, and the picturesque waterfront area of Amaliehaven, among others. Plus stops for photos at Amalienborg Palace, the Danish royal family's winter residence, and the statue of the Little Mermaid.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 400 yards.
This tour is an ideal introduction to the city, you will pass the main highlights within Copenhagen: Town Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, the New Carlsberg Glyptoteque, the National Museum, the Christiansborg Castle home of the Danish parliament, the old Stock Exchange Borsen as well as the residence of the Royal Family Amalienborg Palace and the beautiful park, Amaliehaven, at the seafront. During the tour, photographic stops are made at the original location of the Little Mermaid, the diminutive statue, which has become the world famous symbol of Copenhagen, as well as at Amalienborg Palace before ending at the airport.
One of the best ways to learn and experience the atmosphere of Copenhagen city is by bicycle, the most popular way of transport among the Copenhageners. Commence the tour by following the harbour front. Stop at original location of the famous Little Mermaid and drive along the green park and harbour continue to the elegant Amaliegarden, with the Queen's Palace, Amalienborg. Near the Amalienborg Palace you will come to the canals of Nyhavn. Cross the King's New Square, see the Royal Theatre and continue pass The King´s Garden and continue to the tiny yellow painted houses of Nyboder.
This journey takes you through in the scenic landscape north of Copenhagen. You will be taken back in time to the fairy-tale-like renaissance castle of Frederiksborg castle and to Hamlets castle, Kronborg, to see the impressive homes of former kings and queens.
Enjoy a comprehensive look at Copenhagen by land and sea. The tour starts by coach and takes you for a short sightseeing tour through the city passing places of interest. At Gammel Strand, formerly the Old Fish Market, you change from bus to boat. The leisurely cruise takes you through the canals of Christianshavn.
Copenhagen is a city by the sea and with many years of tradition for the maritime life. You will experience Copenhagen by kayak through its canals and harbor. Feel the slow moves of the water and be part of the life of the Copenhageners in the canals. If time permits pass the old marine station of Holmen. At one of the water cafés you will make a stop for refreshment and a well-deserved break before heading back to the kayak station.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.