Copenhagen - the capital city of the kingdom of Denmark since 1417 - is a city in which the modern developments of the 20th century, far from spoiling the atmosphere of history and old-world charm, have been blended with the older buildings and monuments to from a thriving and harmonious environment.
On this tour which is an ideal introduction to the city, you will pass the main highlights within Copenhagen including the Town Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, the New Carlsberg Glyptoteque, the National Museum, the Christiansborg Castle - home of the Danish parliament (photo stop), the old Stock Exchange and the residence of the Royal Family - Amalienborg Palace and the beautiful park, Amaliehaven, at the seafront (stop).
After completing the tour of Copenhagen, you'll drive across the bridge and over to the island of Amager. At the very end of the island is the beautiful little village called Dragor. This cozy village is dominated by its characteristic yellow-painted houses, red roofs and cobblestone streets and boasts a charming harbor front. In the early sixteenth century, King Christian II invited a group of farmers from the Netherlands - at the time, a more agriculturally advanced nation than Denmark - to settle here to produce food for the royal household. Twenty-four families arrived, and they and their descendants stayed for three centuries, continuing to live in the Dragor area and leaving only for their weekly trips to the Amagertorv market in downtown Copenhagen. Amongst their many other achievements, the farmers were responsible for introducing the carrot to Denmark. Today, you will still find many Dutch names on the doors in Dragor as you stroll about its narrow streets and learn about the history of this quaint village.
Your tour of Dragor ends at the local cafe, where coffee will be served before it's time to re-board your coach and travel back to the pier in Copenhagen.
Please note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile over both even and cobblestones surfaces. There will be some steps to negotiate. Time permitting; guests will have approximately 20 minutes for shopping and browsing while in Dragor. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.