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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
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2.5-hour walking tour with a local English speaking guide.
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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 3 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great time on Alternative Copenhagen Tour

I had a wonderful time on the Alternative Copenhagen Tour with Martin. I was in Copenhagen and had a free afternoon, and wanted to take the free walking tour. When that was unavailable, I signed up for the "alternative tour," and am so glad that...More

1  Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile
Free and Alternative Tour

We did both of these tours with Briane and it was great! She is very cheerful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend these tours to everyone since they show two different aspects of the Danish culture and Copenhagen as a city.

1  Thank Zarko M
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Amy K
28 April 2018|
Response from MartinThomsen2014 |
AT 3 PM every day at Espresso House, corner of HC Andersen Boulevard and Vesterbrogade
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