Copenhagen, Denmark

Feb 15th, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Will be there for 2 days in May2013. As we will be coming off a cruise, we are looking for a driver from the port (Free Port Terminal) to the city, and tour of the city. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Feb 15th, 2013, 02:00 PM
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Take a taxi to the hotel-the distance is fairly short. As for a city tour, get a guidebook and walk Copenhagen is compact and walkable. Do a canal tour as well-it takes just over an hour and it is nice to see parts of the city from the water.
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Feb 15th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Realize that everything is hideously expensive. If you're loaded, fine. If not, prepare for the $20 sandwiches and adjust your spending expectations accordingly.
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Feb 15th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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I agree with the canal tour..it takes you by many of the high points of the city. It is an easy walking town but very expensive.
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Feb 15th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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First do a little homework as to what you want to see.

I would take a taxi from the cruise ship to Kongen Nytorv ( King's Square), it is from here that the Canal Tours start.

Take a canal tour it is about 1 hour and 10 minutes long BUT you will see many of the major sites including The Little Mermaid.

There is a commentary on the tours telling you what the sites are that you are seeing.

After you finish the tour you are back at Kongens Nytorv ...then from Kongen Nytorv you should walk the Stroget ( a long pedestrianized street) that lead you you all the way to the Old Town Hall Square and the Tivoli Gardens.

Let me know what else you might want to specifically see..
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Feb 16th, 2013, 07:45 AM
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I wouldn't even think of hiring anyone to give a tour of the city. First of all, Copenhagen is really small and walkable. I lived there, during entire summer months, for a good 20-plus years.

As for getting to your hotel, just take a taxi to your hotel which is probably somewhere in the tourist hub anyway.

I also agree about the canal tour. Take it as there's commentary and it will show you a lot. Then walk the rest, like down Strøget (the Walking Street) and the side streets to it. I'd just get a map of Copenhagen, before leaving home, and a yellow marker and mark your routes of interest and then walk them. Remember to pack an umbrella as Danish weather is never predictable.

As for food being expensive, for decades I've grabbed a lot of bites upstairs in the cafeteria of Magazin Department store, right off the Walking Street and across from Kongens Nytorv. There's also Illums on the Walking Street and they have a food section,too.

There's also a restaurant that I've eaten at since it first opened and one gets a lot of food for one's money. All food doesn't have to be excessively expensive. Danish friends and I go out to places and they don't have big bucks.

http://www.rizraz.dk/da/menuer/kompagnistraede

There are two locations, but I've only eaten at the one listed above on Kompagnistræde. It's a very easy street to find as it's accessed off a side street to the Walking Street. I like to go there for lunch and fill up and then I don't need to worry about eating dinner, even when I'm in Kbh for a short period of time and might be staying with friends.

Happy Travels!
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Feb 16th, 2013, 07:51 AM
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http://rizraz.dk/da/menuer/kompagnistraede/buffet

The above is what I get, the buffet. There's a big choice of food on the buffet, and you just take a plate, serve yourself, and eat all you want and for 79 Kroner ($14.00) at lunch time. I eat first and then run around the city and do my errands to try to burn off all that I've eaten. Smiles.

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