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Copenhagen: Danish Christmas Walking and Tasting Tour

Product ID: 327976
Join a local guide on a fun and festive walking tour through Copenhagen. Discover the meaning behind Danish holiday traditions, both the new and the ancient ones that date all the way back to the Viking times.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Danish merry-making with a Copenhagen local
  • Get a better understanding of both past and present Danish Christmas traditions
  • Snack on holiday treats
  • Play the traditional Danish holiday game, pakke-spil, which local families enjoy at Christmastime
  • Experience some of Copenhagen’s most charming places that highlight Danish Christmas hygge
Full description
Before meeting your guide, it is recommended to allow yourself some time to pop into a store near the meeting point to pick up two small gifts per person, which will be used toward the end of the tour to play a traditional Danish Christmas game the whole family is sure to love. Then, kick off your Christmas experience at Torvehallerne, a farmers’ market beloved by locals that annually hosts all sorts of foodie competitions. One of the most anticipated is the annual Glogg competition.

Exiting the market, pass different Christmas stores where you can check out the trinkets Danes use to infuse their homes with the Christmas spirit. This little walk while the sun sets will lead the tour through some of the oldest and most charming areas of Copenhagen’s historical city center. Soak up the charming Christmas evening ambiance before stopping in front of a Christmas tree located in a tucked-away square. Hear interesting stories about the Danish Christmas tree.

Continue under a chandelier of light. As you admire the twinkling lights, your guide will stock up on traditional Danish gingerbread hearts and share them with you as you walk toward one of Copenhagen’s best Christmas markets. As you enter the market, you’ll see a wonderful Christmas display that marks the beginning of the holidays for many locals, before your guide shows you the local aspects of these otherwise German-inspired markets. Be prepared to indulge in a soft Danish delicacy as you explore.

Upon exiting the Christmas market, walk by one of Copenhagen’s oldest churches. Hear stories about why Christmas is still called Jul in Denmark and how Christianity and the ancient pagan Yuletide traditions co-exist in a delightful symbiosis today. Conclude the evening at a cozy cafe over a Danish Christmas beer and pool the presents purchased to play the Danish holiday game, pakke-spil. Don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to do during your stay in Copenhagen.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • One-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city
  • Æbleskiver (Christmas doughnut)
  • Gingerbread hearts
  • Copenhagen’s best Gløgg
  • One Christmas beer
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gifts for the Christmas game
Not suitable for
  • Vegans

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Meeting point

Torvehallerne, located at Frederiksborggade 21, 1362 København in front of Hall 2 in between the hall and Un Mercato (GPS coordinates: 55.683881, 12.570021)

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a child-friendly tour, depending on the activities chosen. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
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just brilliant. great knowledge great secret spots visited. saw loads more of special Copenhagen. and the game at the end was magic stayed far too long drank just enough and had a great time with a special guide and her followers

December 15, 2019

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Product ID: 327976