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Reserve123 In Europe

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Are you on Instagram? If not, you should truly join. For those visually-driven social media users, Instagram is a Godsend. Twitter is for those of us who have something to say to the world; Instagram is for those of us who have something to show the world, and unlike Pinterest, the content is (usually) created by the user. If you’ve ever sat alone in a nice, little park for lunch and thought, “I wish I could share this moment with someone,” you need Instagram.

The Reserve123 team is all over the map, and most recently, Nikita spent some time in Europe. She was kind enough to take us on her photo journey via Instagram, and my goodness, ’twas a beautiful journey!

Champs Elysee – Paris, France


Stockholm, Sweden


Üsküdar – Istanbul, Turkey


Sacré-Coeur – Paris, France

The Musée du Louvre – Paris, France


Louisiana Museum – Copenhagen, Denmark


La Seine – Paris, France


Hagia Sophia – Istanbul, Turkey


Det Ny Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark

You can check out all of the instagram photos under the #Reserve123 hashtag, and feel free to tag us whenever you snap a picture abroad. We love seeing the sights with you. Also, leave us a little note after you follow us so we can return the favor.

Happy travels!

See Why Chicago is the President’s Pick for 2016 Olympics

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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In three days, President Obama makes his trip out to Copenhagen, Denmark to make a pitch for Chicago to be the home of the 2016 Olympic Games.  Besides being the President’s adopted home town, Chicago has plenty to offer to travelers in general inside and outside the scope of the Olympics.  See a list of some of the main activities and attractions in Chicago below:

-Shedd Aquarium

-Sears Tower

-Adler Planetarium & Museum

-Wrigley Field

These are, of course, only a few of the attractions that make Chicago an ideal destination for travelers.  There are many tours that showcase the ins and outs of Chicago’s history, architecture, and key attractions.

See if the President is right and go check out all that Chicago has to offer.  Visit for more on how to make your trip to Chicago your most enjoyable getaway of the year!

Castle Tours in Copenhagen

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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As children, many of us used to daydream about living in a castle.  While that may not have come to pass, today you are able to spend the day touring some of the magnificent castles in Denmark and to get up close for a better view of how the ‘other half’ lives.  On the Hamlet Castle Tour, the day starts with a trip to Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, Denmark.  Most of this castle – named after King Frederick II – was built between 1600 and 1620 by the king’s son.  Its copper-covered roofs and fabulous sandstone decorations were inspired by Dutch Renaissance style.  In 1995, Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra decided to wed at Frederiksborg Palace surrounded by the beauty of the castle’s gardens and the water surrounding the islands of Hillerød.Another stop on the Hamlet Castle Tour is Fredensborg Palace, the Danish Royal Family’s residence during the spring and fall.  This palace is the home most used by the Royal Family for state visits and other important events.  The gorgeous green garden grounds are among Denmark’s largest historical gardens.  The garden known as the Norwegian Valley, or Nordmandsdalen, houses about 70 sculptures of Norwegian and Faroese fishermen and farmers.  Another garden area, closest to the palace, is reserved for the Royal Family for fresh vegetables.  This portion of the tour is a real treat, since most people have probably not had the opportunity to get so close to such a magnificent structure before.

The final stop on the tour before heading back to Copenhagen is Kronborg Castle, located in Elsinore.  This was actually the setting for Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet.  This is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was built in the 1420s by King Eric of Pomerania.  It was rebuilt in 1585 by Frederick II, which is when it secured the name Kronborg.

For those looking to see the beautiful architecture that Denmark has to offer, definitely take a castle tour.  You will not regret it and will come away from the experience with an appreciation and understanding of fine Renaissance style.  To find out more about this tour, as well as other fabulous activities in the Copenhagen area, visit

Grand Tour of Copenhagen

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

For an extensive tour of Copenhagen that hits all the major sights, take the Grand Tour of Copenhagen by Bus.This tour perfectly showcases the beauty and vibrance of Copenhagen, passing by Tivoli Gardens, an amusement park first opened in 1843 that is surrounded by flower gardens and mechanical amusement rides, and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – an art museum whose collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen’s son.The collections include paintings and sculptures and range from Golden Age Danish art to classical Egyptian and Roman and Greek antiquities.You will also drive through the canal district and pass by the National Museum and Christiansborg Palace which is where the Danish Parliament is situated.Other sights included on this tour are The Old Stock Exchange and Kongens Nytorv where you can see the Royal Theatre where the world famous Royal Ballet performs.

Next up is the district of Nyhavn, which has numerous bars and restaurants that face out towards the gorgeous harbor.You will pass through this area on your way to Amalienborg Palace, which is the winter home of the Danish Royal Family.In the center of the palace is an equestrian statue of Amalienborg’s founder, King Frederick V.You will have the opportunity to see the changing of the Guard and will then visit the Gefion Fountain and the statue of The Little Mermaid, which was inspired by the fairytale by H.C. Andersen.

Along the way the tour will stop to visit one of Copenhagen’s churches and will pass by Rosenborg Castle, where the Crown Jewels are stored and protected by the Royal Guard.This tour provides excellent value for the money, and in two and a half hours you will see a lot of the architecture that defines Copenhagen.For other sightseeing tours in Copenhagen, visit and book online for savings. 


Grand Tour of Copenhagen by Bus in Denmark

Grand Tour of Copenhagen by Bus in Denmark

Copenhagen, a City of Exquisite Design

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Copenhagen, the capital and largest city in Denmark, is currently number 1 in Monocle’s Top 20 Most Livable Cities Chart and is also heralded as the ‘Best Design City’ by the magazine.It began as a fishing village and is now one of the top design capitals of the world.Over 1.2 million call this fantastic city home today.You can see Copenhagen by bus or by boat and you can look at the city in terms of its castles, museums, and history tours for further insight into what makes the city tick.


For an abbreviated tour of the city in general, take the Copenhagen City Tour in Denmark.It will show you all the major city highlights, including Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – at which you will be exposed to a tremendous art collection from local and international artists – Christiansborg Palace, which houses the Danish Parliament and the Royal Reception Rooms, Thorvaldsen’s Museum, The Royal Theatre, and The National Museum.A personal favorite was the trip to The Royal Theatre, which was made famous throughout the world for its Royal Ballet.For a great introduction to the city that won’t take up your whole day, this tour can’t be beat.Another city tour option is the City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour in Copenhagen – Mermaid Tour, which takes you to many notable locations including Rosenberg, Town Hall Square, Gustav Kirken, and The Little Mermaid – a magnificent statue that sits on a rock in Copenhagen Harbour at Langelinie.

If you are anxious to see Sweden as part of your stay in the Copenhagen area, check out the Sweden Tour from Copenhagen Denmark.This full day excursion takes you from Copenhagen to Elsinore and across the narrow strait to Helsingborg.Along the way you will see some gorgeous residential areas and incredible architecture, including Kronborg, or Hamlet’s Castle.Once in Sweden, you will travel to Helsingborg and Lund, which was founded in 1020 and is a university city from the Middle Ages.Until the Reformation, Lund was Scandinavia’s cultural, religious, and commercial centre.You will stop for lunch on your own and will also travel to the famous University of Lund. Next you continue on to Malmø, the third largest city in Sweden.You will also have time to go shopping and do some sightseeing before your journey back to Copenhagen.

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