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Alternative Tour Copenhagen provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Copenhagen

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Alternative Tour Copenhagen

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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
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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, Denmark
    Your 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.
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  • 1
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 3
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Freetown Christiania
    Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
    Your Alternative Copenhage ends at Christiania.
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  • 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.
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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
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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.
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David M wrote a review Oct. 2019
Bridgewater, Canada111 contributions50 helpful votes
This is different so just be aware of that. It is emotional, sometimes sad and depressing but at the same time uplifting, informative and educational. Martin was our guide for this three hour walking tour and he was incredible. I cannot say enough about how amazing he was.
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Luisa wrote a review Oct. 2019
3 contributions
Definitely worth a visit, do it! I really enjoyed to see the other side of the city. Also nice to get to know some new people.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Matt S wrote a review Oct. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
At cafe meeting spot 30 min early.Ate by window.No guide inside/outside on sidewalk.Waited 30.NoShow
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Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from SNE_Violeta, Guest Relations Manager at Alternative Tour Copenhagen
Responded Oct. 22, 2019
Hello Matt S, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for choosing us in Copenhagen. We really appreciate your feedback as it helps us to continue making improvements and ensure that tours and experiences promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe meet the high standards that travellers expect. Our tours take place promptly at the scheduled time every day and in the extremely rare event of cancellations, pre-booked customers are notified in advance. This is therefore clearly the result of a misunderstanding and I am certain that this is no reflection of our typically excellent and reliable city operations. It might be possible that you waited at a different Espresso House or that you showed up for the tour on a date the activity is not offered. We are truly sorry you were not able to join the tour, to be able to look into the matter in-depth, it would be very helpful to know the place, date and time you went to join the Alternative Tour. You can reach out to me via private message here in TripAdvisor or via email at Thank you once more for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, and we hope to see you on a SANDEMANs-promoted tour soon. All the best, The SANDEMANs Team
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Inge S wrote a review Sep. 2019
The Netherlands67 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a great tour with our guide Rhans. Very interesting spots an lots of information. But also a lot of standing still which made it a bit uncomfortable at some point. This tour takes the full 3 hrs before entering Christiania and it’s a good value for money. Thanks for the
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Daniela R wrote a review Sep. 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I did the tour with Mom and he is an amazing guide, he is kindly and funny and that makes the tour very interesting. I strongly recommend this tour :)
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Date of experience: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
About the operator

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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
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Visited in February. Allan was an excellent guide. Very informative and fun. Saw many cool sights with a nice brea
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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
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The guide was extremely informative and good-humoured. A definite must for any trip to Copenhagen! details about th
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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
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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
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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
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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 👍🏻
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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
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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
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Interesting tour
The tour was very interesting. The guide was telling us about the history and the modern character of the city. He
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Sandemans never disappoints- Pablo was very friendly and knowledgeable and this is a great way to start your trip a
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Brilliant tour! Pablo was really good, made the tour fun. First time for me and my friend in Copenhagen! For a free
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Allan was amazing and very informative tour. He showed us around the city center and provided valuable insights.
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I did the food tour today with Ashton and found it very good. The food was delicious and we were provided with an e
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