A luxury coach will take you on a panoramic drive through the streets of Copenhagen. As you travel through the city, you will pass the Stock Exchange, Christiansborg Palace, the Danish Parliament, City Hall Square, the main shopping area, the Strøget and Rosenborg Castle. You will also see Copenhagen’s famous Gefion Fountain, depicting the Nordic legend of the goddess Gefion. Watch for Amalienborg Palace, the winter residence of the Royal Family, which consists of four equal-sized Rococo palaces situated on one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. You will pass through the colorful and lively Nyhavn waterfront district—once the favorite haunt of sailors. Today the canal district is lined with 500-year-old gabled houses, sidewalk cafés and bars. Author Hans Christian Andersen lived at three different addresses along the Nyhavn Canal. From Nyhavn, you’ll head to Tivoli Gardens—at the top of everyone’s list of places to visit in Copenhagen. Founded in 1843, Tivoli is a beautiful, romantic park with lanterns in the trees that create a magical atmosphere. It has open-air stages for music and theatre, and a wealth of high-class restaurants. More than 160 years old, this magical park has inspired many people: Hans Christian Andersen took the idea for his fairy tale, The Nightingale, from Tivoli, and Walt Disney drew inspiration for Disneyland from the garden during several visits in the 1950s. Tivoli, located in the center of Copenhagen, has something for everyone. Before exploring the park, enjoy a drink in one of Tivoli's traditional reception rooms. The interior is beautiful and very Scandinavian. Stroll around Tivoli Gardens to see blooming flowers and the all-important amusements. Neon lights are banned here, and the lighting style at Tivoli has lent its name to the Christmas lights on Park Avenue in New York—known as Tivoli lights. After some time spent at the gardens, you will board your motor coach and head back to the ship. On the way back you will see the Little Mermaid sculpture modeled on the fairytale creation of Hans Christian Andersen.
This tour is only available to guests returning to the ship. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs. Participants must be able to negotiate uneven gravel surfaces and cobblestone courtyards.