The “free” walking tour concept is now so well known around the world that it is no longer considered an alternative way to do tours in a city, in some cities it has become one of the most impactful activities and a “must-see” of a tourist destination. Copenhagen Free Walking Tours is the longest running and the highest rated “free” walking tour company in Copenhagen. Copenhagen Free Walking Tours was founded by a group of guides, and they can show you Copenhagen's best hidden gems.
“It has been 11 years since the company was started. Many of the original founders have left and followed other pursuits, but 2 of the 5 original guides are still working together to grow the concept and our business. Today we have 18 guides (both English tours and Spanish tours) and 3 owners who are also tour guides, who run the company”, Penny, one of the guides of Copenhagen Free Walking Tours, introduces the company.
As Penny says, Copenhagen Free Walking Tours are focused on providing unique and original experiences in tourism through storytelling. “We give our guides a lot of creative flexibility so that the content of their tour, while it fits with what we advertise, is still personalized based on the guides’ personal experience living in Copenhagen”, Penny tells that tours can take you through the main sights of the city, but you can hear alternative stories, personal anecdotes, and recommendations in addition to history, culture, society and politics that provide a deeper understanding of life in Denmark outside of just the picturesque stops.
“For us, Legego would be a great platform to showcase our storytelling and also for guests who do not want to engage in group settings. Our group tours are interactive and very social (we have had on more than one occasion, people meeting on our tour and becoming friends, travel partners and even marrying). We understand that not everyone will want to be in a group setting while travelling and may want to experience the city at their own pace. We want to share our stories, our stops, and our experiences with those guests as well”, Penny expresses a first impression about Legego and recommends 3 main tours of Copenhagen Free Walking Tours.
Grand Tour of Copenhagen
“Our most popular tour is the Grand Tour (Highlights and Hygge). This tour is a general overview of the city's history, culture, social aspects while visiting the most iconic sites”, says Penny. Copenhagen has a rich history as a major city on the edge of the Baltic. It grew from a little fishing town to the capital of Denmark, and survived fire, plague, invasion and just about everything in between. Nowadays Copenhagen is known as a culture capital, a hub of design and experimentation, a place for foodies and a land of fairy tales. Join our Grand tour to hear how Copenhagen became the fantastic city it is today. Learn about the city’s founding father, the best place to get Danish smørrebrød, and why the Danes are called the happiest people in the world!
Tour of Christianshavn
Don’t miss out on the alternative side of Copenhagen. Join Christianshavn Tour for a walk down winding cobblestone streets, past unique churches and right up to the door of the Free Town of Christiania. “This is our niche tour. It takes you through an island outside of the city center, but is part of Copenhagen. On this island, an intentional community and commune developed in the 1970s on abandoned and squatted military barracks, the Freetown of Christiania”, Penny explains why this tour is niche.
Classical Tour of Copenhagen
Head into Renaissance Copenhagen on this cozy free tour. You will be able to visit Copenhagen’s Cathedral, the Round Tower, and Rosenborg Palace, and hear all about the craziest king and his biggest parties. You’ll finish just in time for lunch at Torvehallerne, one of the best lunch spots in town. “This tour takes guests through the latin quarter while discussing some of the most interesting Danish characters in history along with some of the most important and transformative battles that Copenhagen is involved in”, Penny presents the most interesting tour of Copenhagen Free Walking Tours and invites you to explore Copenhagen with her and her team.
More information about Copenhagen Free Walking Tours you can find there: www.copenhagenfreewalkingtours.dk.
The start-up Legego is creating the revolutionary travel platform aiming to reinvent the way people travel. The Legego team consists of marketing and communications experts, programmers, researchers, media managers, illustrators, 3D graphic design and multimedia specialists, and UX designers. We want to awaken passion to travel, to establish a strong connection between fellow travelers, and to create a platform for solo-traveling people.
The travel platform Legego is set to launch soon, and you will be able to purchase travel tours too.
This article is written based on information from https://copenhagenfreewalkingtours.dk/. All pictures belong to Copenhagen Free Walking Tours.