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Alternative Tour Copenhagen

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København, Denmark

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Overview

Discover less-visited Copenhagen neighborhoods on this guided tour of the Danish capital. Visit the achingly hip area of Vesterbro, and the red—not to mention the green—light districts, among other areas including the self-declared "Free State of Christiana." Discover and explore everything from untrammeled working-class districts to neighborhoods crammed with bearded hipsters.
  • Get off-the-beaten-path with an insider's glance of an alternative Copenhagen
  • Visit Vesterbro—famed for its arts, eccentricity, and red-light district
  • A guide helps you understand the Danish capital's history and modern culture
  • An easy-to-find meeting spot in the city makes for a stress-free start
Local guide
Transportation to Christianshavn
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Espresso House, Vesterbrogade 2A, 1620 København V, Denmark

Return Details

Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sandemans New Europe Ltd - Corporate Account

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Alternative Tour Copenhagen?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Alternative Tour Copenhagen.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Alternative Tour Copenhagen?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Alternative Tour Copenhagen.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Alternative Tour Copenhagen?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Alternative Tour Copenhagen.

Traveler Tips


  • "Worth attending this tour since it has nothing to do with the mainstream touristic tours; it is much more realistic on what copenhagen has to offer to its residents and visitors." See review
  • "It's always nice to have a local guide with background storys about the area." See review

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slaz1040
, Dec 2019
Our tour guide Martin was fantastic! Very passionate about the background, history and stories relating to the societal issues in Copenhagen- ranging from employment to social classes to national response to drug use. Very informative and interesting. So different from other tours we’ve taken. Loved it!!
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Alternative Copenhagen Tour
dawn l
, Oct 2019
The only reason I did not give 5 stars was due to the misleading description on Viator.com and the fact going into Christiania was absolutely implied. We were left outside the entrance to it. We understand why as the guide explained; however, it should be noted on the description we wouldn't be touring it with a guide, in this case a Sandemans guide. Our guide Rhans was informative and fun. I would recommend the tour to other travelers. We really enjoyed stopping in the meat district/Vesterbro for a break and a hotdog and beer at John's Hotdogs. We enjoyed learning about alternative Copenhagen. Thank you. Dawn
star-5
Best tour ever.
Dream26121930937
, Jun 2019
If you have time only for one tour in Copenhagen, I would advise you to take this one. Martin is incredible. He is amusing and knowledgeable and time will fly. You will leave knowing so much more about this beautiful city, and unlike many other more traditional tours, he will tell you about the underside and things tourists will probably never notice or see. I highly recommend this. Even my 18 year old who usually gets bored and complains about having to walk did the whole thing with pleasure.
star-4
Alternative Tour
Resort45218416869
, May 2019
Great tour! Martin did a good job. It's always nice to have a local guide with background storys about the area.
star-5
Something completely different! Excellent tour.
Sally S
, Apr 2019
Martin was an excellent guide for this offbeat tour round the parts of Copenhagen one wouldn't normally visit. It was good to see another side of this beautiful city - not the most pleasant side but an interesting one!
star-4
Great opportunity to see the “other” side of Copenhagen
Steve S
, Aug 2018
Our tour guide Martin was quite knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. Not your normal Copenhagen tour, it brought us to such areas as the meat packing district (which is now a trendy hipster area). I really enjoyed the hot dog/beer pit stop along the way. We then went to part of the town that Christiania is in. Outside tours are apparently not allowed inside Christiana so he brought us near an entrance and told us all about it and then we were able to explore it on our own. My only knock is that the entrance that he brought us to was a side entrance that there wasn’t much near. When we went inside, we really didn’t know where to go (which did offer an opportunity for exploring though). The main entrance as it turns out was just around the corner. It would have been better if he mentioned where the main entrance was.
star-5
Very cool and informative tour!
an2niouandrie
, Aug 2018
Alan was an excelent guide that gave us a lot of insights about copenhagen's hidden neighbourhoods! Worth attending this tour since it has nothing to do with the mainstream touristic tours; it is much more realistic on what copenhagen has to offer to its residents and visitors.
star-5
Awesome Alternative Copenhagen!
dsaks81
, Jul 2018
Salka provided an extraordinary walking tour of Alternative Copenhagen that reflected sites not usually explored on a more typical tour. Her Expert knowledge of the Red Light district, Homeless Shelters, Street Art & Architecture, and overview of Christiania made this tour very informative and fun.
star-5
Loved our tour and tour guide! Got...
azehner
, Jun 2018
Loved our tour and tour guide! Got to see a different side and learn parts of its history of Copenhagen that a more conventional tour wouldn't provide.
star-3
Got a little preachy at times...
jefferyjon
, Apr 2018
Got a little preachy at times, especially regarding prostitution. It was too cold to stand for long periods of time. On the positive side, we ended up, later, going to a couple of great restaurants in the Meatpacking area. We discovered them as part of the tour.

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