Having pre-booked our place on their website (a quick and simple process), we met just outside the steps of the Town Hall a few minutes before the start time of 10.30am.
There were about 75 participants and these were quickly and efficiently divided into three roughly equal groups, so about 25 people in each walking group. This proved to be a good number, not too crowded, a manageable size as we walked and easy to hear the guide when we stopped and he talked.
Our guide, Wayne was knowledgeable, entertaining, friendly and spoke clearly.
There is quite a bit of walking, as you would expect on a 2.5 - 3 hour tour, but the pace wasn’t too quick.
There was a comfort break at around the 2 hour mark.
The walk covered not just the history of the city and it’s landmarks and inhabitants, but also touched on Danish culture and the way of life, which was interesting.
Wayne made an effort to chat to different individual members of the group as we walked between stops and that gave you a chance to ask him questions if you wanted to.
Although a free walking tour, it is of course expected that you “tip” the guide at the end with what you think the tour was worth. The guides are self employed, they don’t receive a salary and this what they do for a living (i.e. job), and the cost of living in Denmark is relatively high.
You don’t need Danish Krone to pay.
We were off a cruise ship and only had cash in the form of Euros and Dollars. Both were welcomed, but you can also pay by credit card or debit card, as the guides also carry a card machine - so again, easy to pay and well organised.
This was our first free walking tour and we were impressed and will consider it again in other cities.
We were more than happy with our experience in Copenhagen and would highly recommend this tour.