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 23 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.
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.
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.
The city of Roskilde is very hilly and has cobbled streets, so we recommend wearing comfortable waterproof shoes for your comfort.
If you'd prefer, you can reserve a private day trip to Roskilde instead, with an exclusive guide just for you and your group.
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Guided tour in English
Children under 12 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Return train ticket (130 DKK or approx. 18 EUR).
Entrance to the Viking Ship Museum (90 – 150 DKK, approx. 12 – 20 EUR).
Additional extras in Roskilde.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Copenhagen local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
Copenhagen Central Station, on the esplanade in front of Tivoli Gardens.