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Alternative Tour Copenhagen

  • 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
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 at a designated coffee shop 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 the city’s red- and green-light districts, and finish up in the self-declared Free State of Christiana. You'll walk away from the tour with a firm grasp on Copenhagen's vibrant counterculture and some ideas about where to explore further.
Reviews (230)
1 - 5 of 208 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin was a great guide!

We did the alternative tour with Martin and since it was just my friend and I along with another person, it was basically a private tour. Martin was very informational and taught us a lot that I don’t think we could have discovered on our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TotallyMelody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A good insight to the other side!

Martin provided a great insight into Copenhagen’s stance on prostitution, homeless shelters and drug use. As we walked through the meat packing area Martin pointed out some great places to eat and the WarPigs brewery. The tour ended at the entrance to Christiana, which is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jan C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Brilliant insight into the past and present of this fabulous city

This 2.5 hour walking tour of two different areas of Copenhagen, led by Bryony, was fantastic. Covering the social history of each area, the current challenges and opportunities and tracking the changes that have made modern Copenhagen Bryony kept our large group enthralled throughout. She...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile
Eye opening, educational and fun

After taking the excellent free tour, I decided to try another alternative tour. This covers the red and green light districts, which have vast contrasts. The tour was very educational and 'edgy'. I discovered the meat packing district on this tour, a nice place to...More

1  Thank Stedy
Reviewed October 3, 2018
The dark side of Copenhagen

I did my tour with Martin. Due to a late night the night prior, I did not make it to the free classic tours of the city. So I am writing this review today still not having attended any other tour of Copenhagen, besides this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from Seema I | Reviewed this property |
If you ask where you're staying they should be able to help. The hostel I was staying had the walking tour running every day and the guides were very helpful. You can book when you're there, they don't get full to my... More
October 20, 2018|
Response from 293gaellek | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! No there is no restricitions. Every one can attend this tour. Enjoy your trip !
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July 1, 2018|
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Response from Enfys E | Reviewed this property |
You can just show up. We registered but so many people just showed up there. . They separate you into language groups so it's not overcrowded