We are now on official countdown to Copenhagen! I have been fortunate to visit the Danish capital on many occasions whilst working onboard P&O Cruises but this visit will be very different because I am travelling with my family…. and we just happen to know our pilot very well;-)
Image – Nyhavn a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen.
Past visits have left a lasting impression on me and I have been keen to return to Northern Europe’s cosiest capital. I was therefore delighted when we received a phone call asking if we fancied flying with my lovely brother-in-law and sister-in-law for a weekend stay in Copenhagen. I should point out here that my brother-in-law is not unfortunately the owner of a private jet but rather a pilot for Easy Jet which is still incredibly cool!
It will be baby Harry’s first flight and so particularly memorable with Uncle Chris as the pilot! It is going to be a very proud moment when we hear Chris’s voice over the tannoy announcing our departure from Gatwick. Charlie my eldest has been telling his school friends about it for weeks:)
Harry is now 18 months old and I feel bad that this will be his first flight, as his big brother had experienced 18 flights by his first birthday. I do know however that this is completely irrational and ridiculous of me, as Harry clearly does not know the difference!
In preparation for our trip, I have researched family friendly attractions in Copenhagen and selected my favourite top three – Tivoli Gardens, a canal tour and a visit to the Little Mermaid Statue.
We have been kindly invited as guests to Tivoli Gardens amusement park which is a must see attraction for all visitors to the city, young and young at heart! We are fortunate to be visiting during the Christmas season and thoroughly look forward to experiencing Tivoli’s Illuminations, their brand new Christmas light show, festive rides, browsing the stalls in the Christmas village and of course meeting Santa Claus!
Images – Tivoli Gardens decorated for Christmas
On day two of our city break we intend to explore and see as much of Copenhagen as possible. From experience I know that Copenhagen is certainly a city you can discover on foot or bike. Indeed you can cycle from one end of the city to the other in twenty minutes, however as we have our boys to consider we have gladly accepted an opportunity to review Stromma’s hop on and hop off bus and boat tour. Our combination tour ticket will allow us to enjoy sightseeing at our own pace by land and sea! We hope to view Copenhagen’s Palaces and museums by bus and then view the city like the Little Mermaid famous statue does from the water.
Image – Boat tour along canal, Copenhagen
Please check back soon to read our reviews of Tivoli Gardens and Stromma’s bus and boat tour! Until then farvel veneer, which translates from Danish, goodbye friends!
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