Pirates, Pyrotechnics and Palaces?



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 colourful history of Denmark all into one live-stream can only mean a boatful of fun and entertainment. Join her as she shares her love of Copenhagen and her infectious humour 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 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 or tablet.

Reviews from travellers


17 October 2020

Wonderfully informative. Wish I could give ten stars.


17 October 2020

Thank you for a wonderful tour of Copenhagen! We enjoyed it very much


17 October 2020

Well done Heather! Know you hadn’t planned all the extra comedy but between you holly and you seriously brightened up my day! You handle the unexpected so well! Great information as usual. Lovely to hear so much about what is so visually familiar to me. Thank you!! Juliette

Jennifer Fagan

17 October 2020

Nice pace, interesting facts and witty stories. Fresh perspective on history, I have been in many CPH canal tours and walks, but Heather really gave new and interesting information. I wasn’t bored at any point and am looking forward to the next tour!


17 October 2020

Funny dog!

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