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Saturday excursions
There will not be any pre-organised tours offered for Thursday and Friday this year. However, staff at the registration counter at Scandic Copenhagen will be at your disposal to provide basic to moderate city information. Tour tickets can be purchased online at the local agent’s website. More details of the tour options and booking procedure will follow in the Joining Information.

Saturday excursions pre-organised by ECTA can be booked and paid online during the registration process. Kindly note that reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to cancel any tours due to low enrolment. In this case, participants will be offered the opportunity to book an alternative excursion (upon availability), or receive a full refund. Saturday excursions can be booked and paid online during the registration process.

Comfortable shoes and umbrella are highly recommended.




If you want to discover the lovely city of Copenhagen, this is a perfect opportunity. In this 5-hour bus tour, the city authorised guide will not only give you a briefing of the history and background of Denmark, show you all the must-sees, but also the authentic stories about Danes and the daily life of Copenhagen.

The bus tour covers all the major attractions and sights of the Danish Capital. We will first see the Little Mermaid, inspired by H. C. Andersen's fairy-tale, the Gefion Fountain, Kastellet (Citadel), Amalienborg Palace - winter residence of the Royal Family where there will be restrooms and a souvenir shop. From the square in front of the Palace you can enjoy the view just across the harbour to the beautiful Royal Danish Opera House. You will also pass by some of the greatest sights like the colourful harbour district of Nyhavn, the Old Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Palace home to the Danish Parliament and the National Museum. The famous Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Rosenborg Castle and Tivoli Gardens are of course also included in our itinerary.

Lunch will be taking place in one of the city centre restaurants that serves traditional Danish lunch. Our guide will help you to have a peep of Danish culinary art and learn the journey how Danish cuisine has transformed from simple liver pâté to the star winning art on the international stage.

Pick up: 09.45 at the lobby of Scandic Copenhagen Hotel
Return: 14.45 Scandic Copenhagen Hotel.
Lunch will be served at resturant NyhavnsKroen.
Price per person: 135 EUR




The history of the Scandinavian countries, particularly during the millennium from 300 A.D. until 1300 A.D., is very much a tale of Viking society, Viking campaigns of colonisation and sagas of heroism. In this tour we would like to give you a taste of the Viking story and one of the cities in Denmark established in the Viking age, Roskilde.

This tour will take you westward from Copenhagen, through farming countryside and small villages, some of which were founded by Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Along the way, you will see a number of Viking burial mounds and dolmens. Upon arrival in Roskilde - which was the capital of Denmark until 1417 - we will pay a visit to the twin spired Roskilde Cathedral. Construction of the Cathedral was commenced during the 12th century and additions have been made through the ages, in differing architectural styles. The Cathedral is the traditional burial place of Danish monarchs and contains 39 royal graves. This Gothic Cathedral is UNESCO listed.

Our trip also includes Lejre Land of Legends (Sagnlandet Lejre). Sagnlandet Lejre is an atmospheric and exciting place with 10.000 years of Danish history brought to life. Houses and settings from the Iron Age, Stone Age, Viking Age and the 19th century, historic workshops and domestic animals, located in the beautiful historic landscape near Roskilde. On a beautiful hill, the Land of Legends has remade the largest King’s Hall that we know of from the Viking Age in Denmark. The original archaeological finds that the King’s Hall build on are to be found less than three kilometers from the Land of Legends, on a field in the village of Gl. Lejre. Here, archaeologists have been busy excavating the traces of an impressive building, which spreads through the Iron Age and into the Viking Age.
With over 600 m2, the large King’s Hall is a unique witness of the culmination of Nordic architecture and crafts of the Viking Age.

Pick up: 10.15 at the lobby of Scandic Copenhagen Hotel
Return: 17.15 Scandic Copenhagen Hotel.
Lunch will be served in at restaurant Herthadalen.
Price per person: 185 EUR