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Alternative Tour Copenhagen

  • See areas of Copehnagen you might not find on your own
  • Guide provides detailed information on Copenhagen's underground culture
  • Walking tour gives an up-close, personal look at area landmarks
Alternative Tour Copenhagen
From US$18.90
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2.5-hour walking tour with a local English speaking guide.
From US$18.85
Tour in Spanish
2.5-hour walking tour with a local Spanish speaking guide.
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Take a walk through areas of Copenhagen that you might not find on your own during this guided walking tour of the city's off-the-beaten-path highlights. With a guide's commentary to help shape the group's understanding of the Danish capital's history and modern culture, visit the hip neighborhood of Vesterbro, a local homeless shelter, the Kødbyen neighborhood, the red light district, and the Free State of Christiana.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group of fellow curious travelers at a designated coffee shop in the super-hip district of Vesterbro. Once you've gotten acquainted, follow your guide on a walking tour through the rogue, off-the-beaten-path areas of Copenhagen that help define its modern culture. At each stop, learn about the area's history as well as its modern iteration as part of the underground culture.

Visit a local homeless shelter to see the revolutionary way that the Danes treat and deal with the problem of homelessness in their country. Stop by the New Theatre to learn about the arts and culture scene and walk along the museum street of Absalonsgade. Swing by the historic Eliaskirken, which serves as a talking point for the evolution of the Christian religion in Denmark. Learn about the Red Light district, the Green Light district, and finish up in the self-declared Free State of Christiana. You'll walk away from the tour with a better idea of where you'd like to explore further and a firm grasp on Copenhagen's vibrant counterculture.
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Reviewed today
Best Guide ever, Martin

Interesting and enlightening with a touch of humour in the right places. Martin knows his stuff and the 2.5 hours flew by.

Thank Simba3262
Reviewed 5 days ago
Exploring neighborhoods, learning about social issues

What a nice way to explore beyond the tourist sites/area. It was great to get out into some of the neighborhoods, all while learning a bit about the history of the areas and how they've dealt with some of the social issues. I feel like...More

Thank SAMFLFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved learning about the alternative side of the city. Rodrigo was a great guide even though there were some difficult people to deal with in our group. The tour does not take you in to a homeless shelter as it is in poor taste and...More

1  Thank Felicia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Super interesting yet different view of Copenhagen! Thx to MARTIN

Our guide Martin did a great job showing us the not so touristy sites and sides of this beautiful vibrant town. Not all things he had to talk about were pleasant topics - nevertheless he made an amazing job alternating between facts and fun. You...More

2  Thank Franzi B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!

The alternative tour is a great way to find out tons of interesting information you would have otherwise not known about Copenhagen. Our tour guide (I don't remember his name, but he said his father was a historian) did a wonderful job answering all our...More

1  Thank Nick F
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2 June 2018|
Response from Caroline S | Reviewed this property |
It’s at least a couple of hours tour and then you spend as much time as you want to in Cristiana.
Amy K
27 April 2018|
Response from MartinThomsen2014 |
AT 3 PM every day at Espresso House, corner of HC Andersen Boulevard and Vesterbrogade
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