We arrived in Copenhagen around noon. We were quickly retrieved our bags, bought train tickets into town and hoped the very crowded train we boarded was the correct one. Turns out, it was, and it was just a few minutes to Central Station. We had a choice of finding the right bus or walking 12-15 minutes to the hotel so we walked. We felt like we were walking away from everything, but I’d seen the Tivoli Hotel from the train, so I knew we were heading in the right direction. It is right next to a Wake Up Copenhagen Hotel, which I’d looked at too, but they did not offer family rooms, we would have needed two rooms there.
Tivoli Hotel is one of the hotels Disney Cruise Line offers for pre-night stays and it is also where the Adventures By Disney group was staying. We saw some of the ABD guides greeting guests at the airport and also in the hotel lobby. I have an ABD luggage handle cover on my bag that I got when I attended a travel agent education program, so there was a bit of confusion when I said we were not part of the Adventures by Disney group.
Our room was not ready when we arrived, but we were given a key to go and use the locker rooms outside the pool to clean up and refresh a bit. We stored our bags and headed out to explore. Our first stop was the Copenhagen Visitors Center. As a travel agent, we were able to get complimentary Copenhagen Cards which gave us admission to just about every attraction we visited in the city. We’d definitely have purchased these if they had not been provided to us. They were easy to use and included everything we wanted to see as well as the metro, buses, and trains.
We found some caffeine to help everyone stay awake and power through a walk around the city and dinner.
We wandered and wandered and found ourselves in Nyhavn, the New Harbor area. We took a boat tour of the canal and had dinner at Nyhavn 17, one of the many outdoor cafes. We trekked back to the Tivoli Hotel, got our room, and collapsed!