One Day in Copenhagen: Cruising Scandinavia & Baltic Sea

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With its historic city centre, complete with cobbled streets and candy-coloured gabled houses, and a cutting-edge design scene, one day in Copenhagen is not enough. Add to these city streets crammed with effortlessly cool shops and bars, a thriving restaurant scene – 15 Michelin starred restaurants no less – and world-class museums and there is enough to keep even the most restless visitor occupied for a good week.

But if like me, you are visiting Denmark’s capital as part of a Scandinavia & Baltic Sea cruise itinerary and have only 24 hours or less to discover its treasures, you will need to make some tough choices. To help you make the most of your day in Copenhagen, here are some essential practical tips, including how to get from the cruise terminal, and my pick of what to see and do.

One Day in Leiden: A Free Walking Tour

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The majority of visitors to the Netherlands flock to Amsterdam. But perhaps you are looking for an alternative Dutch city to visit or an easy day trip from Amsterdam? Leiden, located between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, is an often-overlooked small city which oozes charm. It’s a perfect day trip from either city. To help you make the most of your time there, here’s how to spend one day in Leiden, exploring its highlights on a self-guided walking tour.

The Best Things to See in One Day in Rotterdam: A Free Walking Tour

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Rotterdam is a city that rose like a magnificent phoenix from the ashes. Whilst it doesn’t have the picturesque canals and medieval buildings of Amsterdam, it does have bold modern architecture and vibrancy in spades.

And the good news is that you can see the best that the city has to offer in just one day. To help you make the most of your time in Rotterdam, here are its 9 best places to see, linked by a self-guided walking tour.