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Roskilde Day Trip

Let yourself be captivated by the picturesque Danish town of Roskilde. Discover its beautiful fjord, charming historic centre and fascinating Viking Ship Museum. The perfect day trip from Copenhagen!

Roskilde Day Trip Itinerary

Meet your English-speaking guide at the Copenhagen Central Station on the morning of your tour. From here, you'll catch the train to Roskilde, where you'll arrive after a journey of approximately 25 minutes.

Enjoy a guided walking tour of this historic city, admiring the exquisite architecture of its magnificent red-brick Gothic Cathedral. This enormous church, built during the 12th and 13th centuries and recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is the final resting place of 39 Danish monarchs. As you marvel at the spectacular building, your guide will reveal curious facts about the history of the most famous royals, whose court intrigues will doubtless surprise you.  

Continue your tour of Roskilde to the famous Viking Ship Museum, located at the harbour of the Roskilde Fjord, still a busy active port for many boats. Amongst the different vessels exhibited as part of the fascinating collection you'll see the longest Viking warship in the world, which at 118 feet (36 m) in length had the capacity for up to 100 warriors on board. It is also home to the Skuldelev ships, five original Viking boats which were sunk almost 1000 years ago to protect the city from attacks from the sea.

Following your visit of the museum, you'll return to Roskilde station to take the train back to Copenhagen, where you'll arrive at about 1 pm.

Free time

Instead of returning to Copenhagen with your tour group around 1 pm, you'll have the option to spend the rest of your day in Roskilde. In this case, you can enjoy lunch in the city, visit the Cathedral or take a Viking boat trip on the Fjord. If you decide to stay in Roskilde, please remember to check the train times for you return journey to Copenhagen.

Important information

This day trip does not include transport or entrance to the Viking Ship Museum. To travel to Roskilde by train, you'll have to buy a 24-hour ticket which costs 130 DKK per person (approx. 18 EUR). Additionally, the ticket for the Viking Boat Museum costs between 90 and 150 DKK depending on the season (between 12-20 EUR approximately).

If you have the Copenhagen Card, your transport by train to Roskilde and entrance to the Viking Ship Museum are included.

Private tour

If you'd prefer, you can reserve a private day trip to Roskilde instead, with an exclusive guide just for you and your group.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children under 12 years old
Guided tour in English
US$ 72.30
Free

Guided tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 72.30
  • Children under 12 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide.

Not included

Return train ticket (130 DKK ).

Entrance to the Viking Ship Museum (90 – 150 DKK ).

Additional extras in Roskilde.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 72.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 4 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 4 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Copenhagen Central Station, on the esplanade in front of Tivoli Gardens.