This half-day panoramic tour combines commentary about the leadings sights of the Danish capital with a visit to a charming fishing village located just a few miles from the urban center. A bridge connects the metropolis with the historic island of Amager and the village of Dragor, founded in the 12th century and long a prosperous center for fishing. Its oldest sections are a picturesque maze of cobblestone alleys lined with colorful homes and buildings. Participants will have the opportunity to stroll about the village and take a coffee break in a local cafe.
Copenhagen - the capital city of the kingdom of Denmark since 1417 - is a city in which the modern developments of the 20th century, far from spoiling the atmosphere of history and old-world charm, have been blended with the older buildings and monuments to from a thriving and harmonious environment.
On this tour which is an ideal introduction to the city, you will pass the main highlights within Copenhagen including the Town Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, the New Carlsberg Glyptoteque, the National Museum, the Christiansborg Castle - home of the Danish parliament (photo stop), the old Stock Exchange and the residence of the Royal Family - Amalienborg Palace and the beautiful park, Amaliehaven, at the seafront (stop).
After completing the tour of Copenhagen drive cross the bridge and over the to island of Amager. At the very end of the island is the beautiful little village called Dragor located. In the early sixteenth century, King Christian II invited a group of farmers from the Netherlands - at the time, a more agriculturally advanced nation than Denmark - to settle here to produce food for the royal household. Twenty-four families arrived, and they and their descendants stayed for three centuries, continuing to live in Dragor area and leaving only for their weekly trips to the Amagertorv market in downtown Copenhagen - amongst their many other achievements they were responsible for introducing the carrot to Denmark. You still find many Dutch names on the doors in Dragor.
Dragor is a cozy village dominated by its characteristic yellow painted house, red roofs and cobblestone streets and a charming harbour front. Here you stroll in the narrow and charming streets and see and hear about the history of this beautiful small village.
The tour of Dragor ends at the local cafe, where coffee will be served (coffee stop). After the coffee break you will be driven back to the ship
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile over even and cobblestones surfaces with 10 - 15 steps. Depending on traffic and how crowded the attractions are, the guide may alter the order of the tour. Time permitting; guests will have approximately 20 minutes for shopping and browsing while in Dragor.