Shore Excursions in Copenhagen: Royalty, Waterways, & Food

When it comes to shore excursions, Copenhagen offers travelers on a cruise to Northern Europe an excellent ways to see the best the city has to offer. Whether you choose motoring, bicycling, kayaking, or walking as your mode of transportation to tour the city and its environs, you’re certain to enjoy the rich experiences that Denmark’s capital city has to offer.

If you want to see Copenhagen like a local, book Copenhagen shore excursions that have you hopping on a bicycle or putting on your best walking shoes to explore this charming port city. Make your way along the harbor to the Amalienborg Palace stop to shop at the fashionable boutiques and cafes at what used to be the old sailors’ quarters. Spend time at beautiful King’s Garden, and ride or wander through the Nyboder neighborhood, with its brightly painted yellow houses that are reserved for navy families. Along the harbor area, pass Langelinie Marina and stop for a selfie at Copenhagen’s most famous landmark, The Little Mermaid sculpture, a tribute to author Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of the mermaid who becomes human.

On guided Copenhagen cruise excursions, canals and narrow waterways offer glimpses of the city and its marine life. On a single-person kayak tour, paddle past famous buildings, including the old marine station at Holmen. Travel through Copenhagen Harbor and see the Little Mermaid sculpture from the water, or take a leisurely cruise starting at Gammel Strand, along the canals of Christianshavn, past the Old Stock Exchange and the Black Diamond.

On city-based shore excursions, Copenhagen comes alive with history, culture, and beauty only Mother Nature can conjure. Witness the grandeur of Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish royal family until 1794 and now the seat of Danish Parliament. See the glamorous royal receptions where the queen entertains official guests, and the Knights Hall, filled with magnificent tapestries and sparkling chandeliers. Spend time strolling and exploring the glorious gardens and attractions at Tivoli Gardens, the world’s oldest amusement park.

If you’re longing to explore the world of Danish cuisine, book a tour that features a drive to see the city sights followed by an exclusive opportunity to sample some of the city’s best food at one of the city’s finest restaurants, the Bojesen Tower’s restaurant. From your cruise to Copenhagen, you’ll enjoy a tasting menu of open-faced sandwiches, world-class beers, and schnapps. For a further culinary exploration, join your Celebrity chef for a market hall tour and tasting of local specialties, including open-faced sandwiches, fish cakes, and sweets. Back on board your ship, you’ll enjoy a small group dinner created by the chef with market hall-inspired ingredients.

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