Shore Excursion Copenhagen: itinerary
The first stop of our Copenhagen shore excursion is the iconic but modest statue of The Little Mermaid. At 1.25 metres tall this sculpture has become the symbol of Copenhagen. Sitting on a rock at the Langelinie promenade, this bronze figure welcomes numerous visitors to the city every day.
Next up, the Royal Palace of Amalienborg which was originally built in the 1700’s for four noble families. Made up of four identical palaces around an octagonal courtyard, it’s now home to the Danish royal family.
We then move to Nyhavn, the picturesque canal and waterfront you’ve undoubtedly seen in photos of Copenhagen. Lined with multicoloured townhouses, this area was once a lively refuge for sailors and travellers. Author Hans Christian Anderson was also a resident in the area.
Our Copenhagen shore excursion will continue in the modern side of the city. Copenhagen Concert Hall, otherwise known as the Koncerthuset, is a futuristic structure by architect Jean Nouvel. A giant blue box, onto which videos and light shows can be projected, it is the most expensive concert hall ever built.
Another expensive and futuristic talking point amongst locals is The Copenhagen Opera House.
The final stop of the shore excursion in Copenhagen is Kronborg Castle. Otherwise known as Elsinore, this renaissance castle was the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Situated on the most northeastern tip of the island of Zealand, it’s easy to see why Shakespeare was inspired. The dramatic coastal backdrop and fortress-like structure creates a real sense of theatre.
Our shore excursion finishes at this popular tourist destination, visited by more than 200,000 people every year.
*Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations