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Copenhagen - Pirates, Pyrotechnics and Palaces?

Pirates, Pyrotechnics and Palaces?

(80 reviews)
Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
30 mins

About the tour

Something rotten in the Kingdom of Denmark? Well, not really these days but beneath the Danish design there’s plenty of skeletons in the cupboard, and the distinct whiff of pickled fish in the air! Join our guide, Heather, as she reveals 900 years of Scandinavian skulduggery, smoking, stones, scandals, fires, pirates and ‘probably the best beer in the world’ at the site of the first settlement in Copenhagen and present day parliament. Prepare for some time travelling, and don’t expect to return to the 21st century without laughing a lot.

Meet your local guide


We call Heather a guide but she has so many skills it feels like a single label isn't enough! It’d be more accurate to call her a guide, storyteller, journalist, artist, historian, and novelist. But then that would be a long title. Packing her personality and the colorful history of Denmark all into an exciting tour can only mean a boatful of fun and entertainment. Join her as she shares her love of Copenhagen and her infectious humor with you!

Heather has been guiding since Jul 2012

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Copenhagen with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Copenhagen. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Anne A.

30 January 2021

Missed opportunities

Arja J.

28 January 2021

Thank you Heather for another amazing tour. It wont be my last

Derek W.

25 January 2021

A fine afternoon full of facts and figures, the dates of Danish Kings and Queens essential as they all have the same names. Don’t know why people book up and the moan, difficult to get all the information in half an hour, and sitting in a warm room remember the temp is round 2* Having watched two or three of these Copenhagen takes shape .

Chris C.

25 January 2021

Very informative

Chris M.

24 January 2021

So much history and information about pirates and the palaces. The images of the parliament building and others were awe-inspiring. A good solid tour overall.

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