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Alternative Tour Copenhagen provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - 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.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • 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
    Radhuspladsen
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Vesterbro
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 3
    Christiania
    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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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
3h
Return Details
Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transportation to Christianshavn
Exclusions
  • 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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EmmaLouiseGreenwood wrote a review Sep. 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom11 contributions
If you want to see the 'real' side of Copenhagen this is the tour for you :) Rhans gave us a great overview the reality of drug use, homelessness, prostitution and how Copenhagen deals with this. He was able to keep us engaged with plenty of detail but managed to avoid sending
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Trudie B wrote a review Sep. 2019
Melbourne58 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a really interesting tour to go on as you see a side to Denmark that is not all about palaces, castles and great food! It really showed you how the city is dealing with issues around prostitution, homelessness and drugs. Our guide Martin is a local and it clearly showed
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Date of experience: September 2019
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DonRamonDiamond wrote a review Sep. 2019
Orlando, Florida1 contribution
If you are interested in seeing how addiction, prostitution, and the illegal sale of Cannabis is managed by the Government, than this is the tour...guide new his city well. Would recommend the experience it's nothing like you've ever seen!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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corinneloveland wrote a review Aug. 2019
Asbury Park, New Jersey31 contributions11 helpful votes
What I liked best about this tour was the authenticity of the tour guide. When I’m in a new place, I like tours as a way to learn and explore, but usually find the typical tour guide’s personality to be phony and dramatic. Rhans, on the other hand, was great. He kept the tour
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Rick R wrote a review Aug. 2019
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The tour was great! We learned so much about the parts of Copenhagen that you would not visit or find on your own. And that all in such a fun way!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Fantastic!
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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tasha0001ls
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Informative and funny
Visited in February. Allan was an excellent guide. Very informative and fun. Saw many cool sights with a nice brea
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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
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The royal palaces
The guide was extremely informative and good-humoured. A definite must for any trip to Copenhagen! details about th
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francescaj87
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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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lcialde
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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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The_Cheshireset133
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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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eyas2020
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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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pleuntjev2020
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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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PalacialRegalia
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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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iolaos04
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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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K1094OE
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Free walking tour
Sandemans never disappoints- Pablo was very friendly and knowledgeable and this is a great way to start your trip a
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emmad1012
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Free Tour!
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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Aelizard26
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Copenhagen Walking Tour
Allan was amazing and very informative tour. He showed us around the city center and provided valuable insights.
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Arnold91
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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
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