Tours and Tickets

Alternative Tour Copenhagen provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Copenhagen

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Alternative Tour Copenhagen

COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
View all photos (77)
Select Date and Travellers
2 adults
Select tour language
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Updated 20-07-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Alternative Tour Copenhagen
- Breaks will be shortended - Guests are encouraged to bring own masks - Guests will be required to provide personal details (name, phone) - Smaller groups to ensure appropriate social distance - Tour group picture will no longer be taken
Read more
Updated 20-07-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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, the red-light district, and the Free State of Christiana.
You'll start at
Espresso House
Vesterbrogade 2A, 1620 København V, DenmarkYour Alternative Tour of Copenhagen starts in the center of the city at Espresso House Rådhuspladsen (Vesterbrogade 2A). Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.
See address & details
  • 1
    Stop: 60 minutes -
    See details
  • 2
    Stop: 90 minutes -
    See details
  • 3
    Stop: 30 minutes -
    See details
You'll end at
Freetown Christiania
Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen Municipality, DenmarkYour Alternative Copenhage ends at Christiania.
See address & details
  • See areas of Copenhagen you might not discover on your own
  • Guide provides detailed information on Copenhagen's underground culture
  • Walking tour gives an up-close, personal look at area landmarks
  • Afternoon tour time leaves the morning free for other activities
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in the super-hip district of Vesterbro. Follow your guide on a walking tour through the off-the-beaten-path areas of Copenhagen that help define its modern culture. At each stop, learn about its history and the role it plays in underground culture. Visit a local homeless shelter to see the revolutionary way the city handles homelessness. 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 city’s red- and green-light districts, and finish up in the self-declared Free State of Christiana. Walk away from the tour with a firm grasp on Copenhagen's vibrant counterculture and some ideas about where to explore further.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Espresso House, Vesterbrogade 2A, 1620 København V, Denmark
Return Details
Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
  • Local guide
  • Transportation to Christianshavn
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children up to 12 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • As tour groups aren't permitted in Christiania, your guide will leave you to explore it for yourself at the end of the tour
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveller rating
  • 330
  • 35
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4
Traveller type
Time of year
Popular mentions
Kirsty E wrote a review Mar. 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom20 contributions20 helpful votes
Firstly the weather was awful. However I have done many walking tours around the world & sadly this was by far the worst. The guide was not very animated & personable. For some reason instead of stopping for a coffee half way round, we went to a hot dog & beer place, it was
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Response from SNE_Violeta, Guest Relations Manager at Alternative Tour Copenhagen
Responded Mar. 5, 2020
Hello Kirsty E, Thank you for your honest feedback about your recent tour of Copenhagen. We always appreciate it when guests take the time to let us know about their experience so that we have an opportunity to improve our service. We are sorry to hear that the tour was not to your liking. Each freelance guide we work with has their own style and personality, which we encourage them to express on their tours; it’s what keeps tours promoted by SANDEMANs unique and interesting across our network. All the guides are very passionate and enthusiastic individuals but, unfortunately, their personal tour style does not always match every individual guest’s tastes. It is regrettable to hear that in this instance you felt that the guide’s style was not in line with your preferences for a city tour. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We hope this experience will not prevent you from joining us again in the future. All the best, The SANDEMANs Team
Read more
FritsJanssen2015 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Pijnacker, The Netherlands9 contributions2 helpful votes
Those tours are always much more interesting than your usual touristy stuff. In this case we even went back on parts of the tour to experience it again. Also contains some nice tips for foodies
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Avia B wrote a review Dec. 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Martin presented a frank, easy to understand portrait of a side of Copenhagen that maybe Americans should take the time to learn about-in any country including our own.
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
martinpd42 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado1 contribution
Ben, our tour guide was attentive, professional and informative. He shared stories about the city's history, the Red Light District and social/cultural issues in Copenhagen. Would absolutely participate in another one of his tours. 5/5
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
Benjamin F wrote a review Dec. 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands13 contributions3 helpful votes
You'll see the REAL Copenhagen through the eyes of a local citizen. The real story behind the stones and city organization. Very nice guide ! Totally recommend
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Copenhagen
I had a great time during the walking tour with the best guide you can imagine -Mo! He explained the history of Den
Read more
Informative and funny
Visited in February. Allan was an excellent guide. Very informative and fun. Saw many cool sights with a nice brea
Read more
SANDEMANs NEW Copenhagen Food Tour
I went in late August 2019 and paid 40 Euros for the Food Tour which started at 2:30 pm, and that was a good deal b
Read more
The royal palaces
The guide was extremely informative and good-humoured. A definite must for any trip to Copenhagen! details about th
Read more
Great way to learn more about the city
We had a tour with Mo who was really friendly and a great tour guide. It was nice to learn about the history of the
Read more
Free walking tour in Copenhagen
We made the English tour with Martin, who was very nice and prepared! We went around Copenhagen for 2 1/2 hours lea
Read more
Informative and fun
Tour guide was great. He provided a good update of Copenhagen, the food and the drink. The tour would be good to
Read more
Free CPH tour
I had a free tour for the very first time and it a very good way to explore the city. I recommend 👍🏻
Read more
Allan’s Free tour Sandeman
Great tour guide who knows a lot about the city and other facts related to Denmark. He keeps your attention by usin
Read more
Great start to any trip
Bryony led a great tour, even in the rain. Sandemans is always good but in cph it’s a must do. The mix of history h
Read more
Interesting tour
The tour was very interesting. The guide was telling us about the history and the modern character of the city. He
Read more
Free walking tour
Sandemans never disappoints- Pablo was very friendly and knowledgeable and this is a great way to start your trip a
Read more
Free Tour!
Brilliant tour! Pablo was really good, made the tour fun. First time for me and my friend in Copenhagen! For a free
Read more
Copenhagen Walking Tour
Allan was amazing and very informative tour. He showed us around the city center and provided valuable insights.
Read more
Food tour
I did the food tour today with Ashton and found it very good. The food was delicious and we were provided with an e
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071
Frequently Asked Questions about Alternative Tour Copenhagen