West Kent Medico-Chirurgical Society Trip to Copenhagen

9 - 12 Jun 2022
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Copenhagen is a city of constant visual pleasure, where an everyday walk provides a sense of quiet wonder. This compact, easy-to-navigate city is effortlessly stylish in an understated, clean edged way. It is also one of the world’s most liveable cities with eco-design around every corner and welcoming and courteous citizens who are the epitome of Scandi cool. With more Michelin starred restaurants than any other Scandinavian capital, Copehagen also provides a wide range of exciting new eateries plating produce from local greenhouses, gardens and farms. Filled with art and culture, stunning modernist architecture, beautifully preserved historic quarters and fine dining, Copenhagen is a delight to explore over a weekend.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: Copenhagen (Thursday, 9 June) Arrive and check in to the waterfront Copenhagen Strand Hotel. Take an orientation walk to see Amalienborg Palace, Nyhavn, the Opera House, the Museum of Medical History and the Design Museum (from the outside). The buildings are the former surgeons’ hall and hospital, the first in Denmark. Visit the Marble Church. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Day 2: Copenhagen (Friday, 10 June) Half day tour through the narrow streets of Copenhagen’s historic heart. Experience Grey Friars Square, with a history that dates back to the 13th century, the upmarket shopping street of Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, the University of Copenhagen and the 17th century Renaissance palace, Rosenborg Castle, now home to the crown jewels. Visit Copenhagen’s elegant Neo-Classicist Cathedral, the Church of Our Lady. Finish the city walk at a former hospital dating from 1863, now part of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Meeting at the University of Copenhagen to learn about general practice in Denmark. Walk from Torvehallerne to Nyhavn and see some more of old Copenhagen, including the Round Tower, a 17th-century observatory. Take a one-hour canal cruise and walk back to the hotel.
  • Day 3: Copenhagen (Saturday, 11 June) Take a bus with stops to see the Little Mermaid, City Hall and the Tivoli Gardens. Continue to Amager Bakke/Copenhill, and explore this acclaimed waste-to-energy facility with an in-house guide; see its 85m tall sloped roof that doubles as a ski slope, hiking slope and the world's tallest climbing wall. Ascend to the top of Copenhill (either walking or via the lift) and enjoy the superb view. From Copenhill walk to Reffen, an old shipyard area that is now a street food market and also known for its artist workshops. Select your lunch from one of the many food stalls before returning to the hotel by bus past the famous restaurant NOMA, the freetown Christiania and the Church of Our Savior with its serpentine spire. Take a range of optional tours (not included in price), such a visiting Tivoli Gardens, cycling around the city or taking a daytrip to Malmö, in neighbouring Sweden, by going across the striking Öresund bridge. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Day 4: (Sunday, 12 June) Visit Christiansborg Palace on a guided tour and visit the Queen's Royal Reception Rooms, including the halls where the Queen signs laws, receives state visits, and holds banquets and receptions. See the colourful modern tapestries telling tales from over a thousand years of royal Danish history. Depart for the airport in the afternoon.

Tour cost

The cost of the tour is £886 per person sharing.

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