Start your tour of this Scandinavian country in the capital city, Copenhagen, a vibrant city of over a million people. A fascinating blend of rich history and modern culture, this city offers the visitor sightseeing and nightlife comparable to any in the world.
A perfect way to orient to the sights of Copenhagen is enjoying one of the boat cruises that explores the sites of the harbor and network of canals that lace Copenhagen. Be sure to stop at the charming statue of The Little Mermaid overlooking the harbor. The statue commemorates one of director Hans Christian Anderson's most famous tales.
One of Copenhagen's most intriguing neighborhoods is Christiana, originally a working class area, now a hotbed of political activism. Filled with canals, cruises through this area will point out the most interesting sites.
Some of the most famous architectural works in Copenhagen are modern and incredibly stunning. The new Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen, is a modern marvel. It is dramatically situated overlooking the harbor. Before leaving Copenhagen, be sure to visit the world famous Carlsberg Brewery. This brewery has a history of over 150 years, and visitors can take a guided tour of the famed brewery.
Finally, for a close look at the countryside, take a castle tour in North Sealand. Home of the summer residence of the Danish Royal Family, visit the Fredensborg Palace. Nearby find other magnificent castles including Frederiksborg Castle. This beautiful area was the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet.