Denmark is a gorgeous Scandinavian country that's home to over 5.8 million people. It's filled with beautiful palaces, epic views, and medieval architecture that will leave you breathless. You'll truly have a grand time if you're lucky enough to be going on a Denmark tour! With tour operator volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 40% versus assembling the same itinerary on your own! Book your Denmark tour today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted tour headquarters.Denmark Travel Guide
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Denmark Travel Guide
Denmark Tours Highlights
- Visit the iconic The Little Mermaid sculpture.
- Check out the royal palace of Amalienborg.
- Learn history at Frederiksborg Castle.
- Stroll along the beautiful canals and buildings of Nyhavn.
- Take a trip to Aarhus.
- See the view from The Round Tower.
- Have fun at the Tivoli Gardens amusement park.
- Explore the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
- Shop until you drop at Strøget.
- Take a break and adventure along the paths at Møns Klint.
- Walk around the breathtaking King's Garden.
- Visit the historical Rosenborg Castle.
Denmark Tours Travel Tips
- Denmark is pretty well-known for having exceptionally unpredictable weather. Because of that, you're going to want to pack lots of layers so that you can dress for any temperature at any given time. Don't forget rain gear either!
- There's a huge biking culture in Denmark, especially in the city of Copenhagen. If you can, go on a bike tour or just rent a bike to explore areas on your own.
- The country of Denmark is overall extremely safe, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't watch your belongings and take standard safety precautions. No matter where you're traveling, be smart!
- Try the local cuisine at least once if you can. Danish food is incredible, and you genuinely don't want to miss out on it.
- Use your best manners when visiting Denmark. Danes are known for taking politeness seriously, so be respectful and polite during your trip.
Denmark Tours Things To Do
- Learn history at Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle is a 17th-century royal residence located in Hillerød, Denmark. It was initially built for Christian IV, who ruled Denmark and Norway. It's made with the Renaissance style of architecture and is the most significant building of its kind in Scandinavia! What makes Frederiksborg Castle even more unique is that it's located on top of three different islands. There is also a vast garden that you can walk through and the Museum of National History.
You Should KnowYou're welcome to take photos inside the castle, but no selfie sticks, tripod, or flash photography is allowed. Children under the age of 5 get free entry.
- Stroll along Nyhavn
Nyhavn is the most picturesque spot in all of Copenhagen. It dates back to the 17th century and has a breathtaking canal running right in the middle of it, which you can hop on a sightseeing cruise on. This area is home to many brightly-colored historical townhouses, shops, and places to eat. It's also right next to the Royal Playhouse, one of the other must-visit places in Copenhagen. Nyhavn is famously known for being home to the famous writer Hans Christian Andersen.
Best Time To VisitNyhavn can be extremely busy, no matter the time of day. To get a photo without the least amount of people, try to visit earlier in the morning!
- Explore the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a vast art museum located in Humlebaek, Denmark, which is not that far from Copenhagen. The museum opened in 1958 and holds art dating back to World War II up to modern days. Historically, the original property owner was a man named Alexander Brun, who decided to name the place after all three of his wives… they were all named Louise! The property was later taken over by a man named Knud W. Jensen, who turned it into the museum that it is today along with a few architects.
You Should KnowMany of the exhibits inside the museum are temporary, so if you were to visit again in the future, you would most likely see different art pieces! Be sure to stop by the epic sculpture garden which surrounds the museum.
- Visit The Little Mermaid statue
The Little Mermaid statue is one of the most-visited spots in Copenhagen! It's located right on the harbourside by the Langelini Promenade. The statue was built by a man named Edvard Eriksen, and its created from bronze. The statue itself shows the transformation of a mermaid becoming a human. This is meant to relate to The Little Mermaid fairytale written by none other than Denmark's famed writer, Hans Christian Andersen, who lived in Copenhagen for quite some time.
You Should KnowThe area near the statue is never overly busy, though it is a popularly-visited spot. If you find it's busy when you go to see it, just wait a few minutes, and it'll clear up so you can get a great photo!
- Have fun at Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens is Copenhagen's premier amusement park! It's located right in the middle of the city and is truly great fun for all ages. This amusement park was opened in 1843 and is one of the oldest amusement parks still operating globally. It's ranked second for its age, only behind Denmark's other excellent amusement park, Klampenborg! There is a small fee to enter Tivoli Gardens, but then you also pay by ride. To save money, be sure to invest in a ride pass, so you can endlessly go on as many rides as you'd like. Try to visit at night to see the whole area all lit up! It's truly magical.
You Should KnowPlan on spending at least three to five hours exploring Tivoli Gardens, and possibly even more time if you plan on going on lots of rides.
- Check out Amalienborg
Amalienborg is located in Copenhagen as well and is the official residence of Denmark's royal family. It was built in 1760 in the Rococo style of architecture. It's located right near Frederik's Church, so be sure to visit both places in the same day! One of the best things to see at Amalienborg is the changing of the Royal Guard. In Denmark, the Royal Guard is called Den Kongelige Livgarde. This can usually be witnessed around noontime, and it happens every single day.
You Should KnowThe Amalienborg Museum is a great way to learn more about Denmark's royal history. To save money, consider purchasing a Copenhagen Card, which will grant you access to many of the city's top tourist attractions and free rides on public transportation.
- See the view from the Round Tower
The Round Tower is a 17th-century tower right outside of Copenhagen's city center. Denmark's Christian IV constructed the building with the purpose of it being an observatory to look at the stars and study astronomy. The tower stands at 114 feet, and it was built in 1637. The inside of the building has an extremely minimal and unique architecture, which makes it worth visiting. Because the building was built with such a high height, you can quickly get some of Copenhagen's best views from the windows on the top of the Round Tower!
You Should KnowYou truly won't need a whole lot of time to explore the Round Tower. The tower is connected to a beautiful library frequented by none other than Hans Christian Andersen, the famed Danish writer.
- Take a trip to Aarhus
Aarhus is a beautiful city on the eastern coast of Denmark. It's one of the most beautiful cities in all of Denmark that is often overlooked even though it shouldn't be! It's essentially a smaller version of Copenhagen. Some of the must-see sights in Aarhus include Den Gamle By, the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, and the Viking Museum. Aarhus also has its version of Tivoli Gardens called Tivoli Friheden that is filled with over 40 different fun rides!
Best Time To VisitArguably, take a trip to Aarhus is during the winter months because it's home to one of Denmark's famed Christmas markets.
- Walk along the paths at Møns Klint
Møns Klint is a breathtaking set of chalk cliffs right along the coast that stretch on for just under 4 miles. It's one of the must-see natural sights in Denmark, and it will genuinely make you feel like you're not even on planet Earth! There are many trails and paths that go along Møns Klint, which you can walk, or you can opt to horseback ride them, which is another fun way to explore the area. If you aren't interested in adventuring through the area by trail, then opt to go on a boat tour of the area!
You Should KnowMøns Klint is one of Denmark's oldest spots, and it's often referred to as the country's birthplace. You'll have to visit to find out why!
Denmark Tours When To Visit
Denmark is beautiful year-round, though it's even more gorgeous during the spring and fall months. However, the summer and winter months are great too. Below, learn more about the different seasons to help you decide the best times to visit Denmark.
- Spring and Fall - September to November and March to May - Shoulder Season
The shoulder seasons are often the best time to visit a country because the weather is fantastic, and prices are relatively reasonable. During this time, the temperature averages around 50°F in the spring and 55°F in the fall. Luckily, all tourist attractions will be open during this time, and there won't be huge lines.
- Summer - June to August - High Season
So many people opt to visit Denmark during the summer because the weather is perfect. It averages around 65°F on most days, which is essentially the warmest that Denmark gets. However, prices usually are at their highest during this time for accommodations and flights.
- Winter - December to February - Low Season
Winter months are the least busy time to visit Denmark because the weather is cooler. The temperature averages around 30°F, which isn't terrible compared to most other countries in Scandinavia. Prices will be at their lowest because there isn't such a significant influx of visitors. Some top tourist sites might have shortened hours during the winter months.
Denmark Tours Frequently Asked Questions
Are you the kind of person that loves having everything planned out for you? Then you'll honestly love going on a Denmark tour. With these tours, logistics and itineraries are entirely set up in advance, so all you have to do is hop on your plane and brace yourself for the time of your life. You'll have a tour guide/director with you for the entirety of your trip too!
Denmark tours include accommodation, most meals, transportation, and a guide. You'll have your itinerary planned out for you as well, so you won't have anything to worry about during your trip except for enjoying yourself and the overall experience of visiting Denmark. Some of the Denmark tours even offer fun inclusions like skip-the-line tickets.
Every Denmark tour is so different, so you honestly can't say that one is better. The best Denmark tour for you depends on your budget, vacation length, and places you'd like to visit. Just make sure you do your research before booking so that you'll be happy on your tour!
Denmark tours range drastically in price. Tours start around $150 a day because Denmark is a more expensive country, but these range in price depending on the length and the places included on the tour. Of course, booking through Affordable Tours, you'll be guaranteed a better price than you'd have if you were to plan the very same trip on your own, plus, there's a lot less hassle!
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Review: Scenic Scandinavia And Its Fjords With Trafalgar
By: Ana Pitiranggon, Employee Development Team Specialist Scandinavia has been on my bucket list ever since I became an avid fan of the TV series, “Vikings”. With its breathtaking views in between and beyond the deep of fjords, and seeing such extreme natural beauty and learning about the heritage of the Vikings, this Scenic Scandinavia And Its…
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I have gone on 5 Trafalgra trips and now one Cost Saving trip. The difference is the location of hotels in major cities. I will NOT go on any more Cost Saving trips but I will definitely go on Trafalgra trip in the future.
The trip to Scandinavia covered 3 countries - Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It was very fast paced at times but that was required in order to cover the many areas we visited. We stayed longer in some cities than in others with several stops being only for one night. I found the stops where we stayed two nights to be more enjoyable and relaxing. In all, we got to see and experience a lot in a short time which would have been difficult to accomplish outside of an organized group tour. All in all, it was a wonderful trip and very well organized. The Tour Director, Dewi, was excellent and addressed all our concerns.
First off, Mikael "Mickey" was an incredible tour guide/operator. In some ways, he actually transcended the tour. He worked with our amazing driver with such rapport and comic relief, it was such an unplanned benefit. If going on the Scandinavian Tour, ENSURE he is your guide if at all possible. In truth, I was a little let down how "biased" the "Scandinavian Tour" was, seemingly only concentrating on Norway. ***disclaimer*** I did NOT thoroughly read the itinerary. I did make the mistake in assuming we would get to see a fair amount of at least TWO! Sweden, perhaps the most important country of the four we "touched" was largely ignored. In my opinion, we only spent long enough in Sweden and Denmark to SAY we were there, yet we had time to experience very little. Future package adjustments should be considered increasing the exposure of Sweden, even at the expense of shortening Norway, slightly elongating the tour, or changing the route (IE visiting Sweden first, and taking a boat to Oslo overnight to save time). Mickey, due to his passion, sense of humor, and the relationships he builds and bonds with his guests, made up for that disappointment I initially felt and some. Another unbiased criticism is that you (GATE 1) should include at NO COST more of the "optional tours" during the trip. If I hadn't decided to pay for these optional tours (that were never really discussed with me prior as being responsible for), very little would actually have been included outside of transportation and hotels which I could have arranged myself. Mickey, once again, with his own courtesy walks and personal time spent, really made the package seem more valuable than it actually was "from the package" of Gate 1. This made Gate 1 feel a bit cheap, kind of like a "fine print" situation with all the Add Ons that should have already been counted in. One of our tour members became sick with a croup cough of sorts. Unfortunately, his hygiene had much to be desired and by coughing all over his wife, she became sick shortly after. Even after Mickey tried to give the group some tips on courtesy and illness prevention, they continued to cough ALL OVER the other tour guests. By the latter stages of our tour, roughly 25% of our tour had this cough. The older members were the first to get sick and many carried the symptoms through a large part of the trip. I'm hoping Gate 1 will begin providing disposable facemarks and either A) request that such guests wear the masks to help keep the integrity of the tour healthy or B) if having uncooperative members like the two that did not mind spreading the germs to our group like we had, have a mask for everyone else to wear on the bus when we cannot escape such hygiene. I never would have considered needing a mask as Im not a big traveller. After this experience, it's not only a must as a traveller, but should be as a tour organizer to help mitigate such a negative condition. I gave this tour a 5/5. Without Mickey, it would have been a 4/5 due to the "lopsidedness" of the visits and the lack of included activities. If Gate 1 listens to its guests and makes some enhancements AND you get Mikael "Mickey\ as your guide, you might be looking at a 6/5. IT'S POSSIBLE!
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