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Denmark Complete

12 days
11 nights

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per person:
$ 1,930.00 (double occupancy)

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Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Oct 01 

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Included:

Private transfer airport to“ hotel
11 nights accommodation including breakfast and taxes
8 days compact car with unlimited mileage, taxes, insurance
Great Belt Bridge toll
Ferry crossing for car and passengers Århus - Sjællands Odde
Entrance fees to Tivoli, Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg Castle, Egeskov Castle, Legoland, The Old City

Itinerary:

Copenhagen - Odense - Billund - Ribe - Ringkobing - Ålborg - Århus - Copenhagen

Day 1  : Copenhagen

Arrival Kastrup Copenhagen Airport and private transfer to hotel. Overnight Copenhagen.

Day 2  : Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel. Day free for leisure. The capital is full of attractions, most of them located within walking distance in the city centre. We recommend a visit to the Tivoli Gardens (entrance incl.), the Amalienborg Palace, the Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament), the Gefion Fountain, the old harbour Nyhavn, the Little Mermaid, the Round Tower, the museum of Carlsberg or one of the many other museums of art, culture, history and design. Also remember time to just enjoy the pedestrian shopping streets of Strøget and surroundings. Overnight Copenhagen.

Day 3  : Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel and day free. We recommend a full-day excursion to the beautiful castles of North Sealand. leave Copenhagen passing through rural villages and wooded, undulating countryside to Hillerød and the Frederiksborg Castle (entrance incl.), the beautifully situated Renaissance building which - like so many others - was built by orders of King Christian IV. Today, Frederiksborg is the home of the Museum of National History, the collection of which includes priceless paintings, silver and porcelain items, furniture and tapestries. The castle chapel houses Denmark's oldest organ from 1610. From Frederiksborg, drive on to Helsingør, passing en route Fredensborg Palace, built in 1722, the Spring and Autumn residence of the Danish Royal Family. A brief photographic stop is recommendable here. Upon arrival in Helsingør visit the imposing Kronborg Castle (entrance incl.), which was the setting of 'Hamlet', the dramatic masterpiece by William Shakespeare. After Kronborg, return to Copenhagen along the coastal road, passing through small villages, fashionable resorts and some exclusive residential areas on the way. Overnight Copenhagen.

Day 4  : Copenhagen - Odense

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up car, departure from Copenhagen westward through farming countryside and small villages, some of which were founded by Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Upon arrival in Roskilde - until 1417, the capital of Denmark,  we recommend a visit to the Viking Ship Museum, containing the remains of 5 Viking vessels which have been salvaged from the bed of Roskilde Fjord, where they were sunk more than a thousand years ago to prevent aggressive intruders gaining access to the town from the sea. After visiting the museum, a short drive to the Town Square, to visit the twin-spired Roskilde Cathedral. The construction of the Cathedral was commenced during the 12th century and additions have been made through the ages, in different architectural styles. The Cathedral is the traditional burial place of Danish monarchs and contains more than 40 royal graves. Continue from Roskilde to Halskov from where you will drive over one of the world's largest suspension bridges constructed off-shore and arrive on the island of Funen. Drive to Egeskov Castle (entrance incl.), which is the best preserved water fortress in the world, with its rounded towers, double gables, red brick walls, green torrents and spire, built on a foundation of oak piles rammed into a bed of a lake more than 450 years ago. Today it is a family owned castle which has belonged to the family Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille since 1784. Visit the Great Hall which dates back to 1554 and contains furniture and paintings as well as seven adjoining rooms. Enjoy the 40 acres park with hundreds of aromatic plants and herbs and visit the old-timers Museum. Continue to Odense, Denmark's third largest city and Hans Christian Andersen's home town. Overnight Odense.

Day 5  : Odense - Billund

Breakfast at the hotel. Before leaving Odense, we recommend a visit to Hans Christian Andersen's home. The humble house, where HC Andersen was born in 1805, has been turned into a museum dedicated to the world famous fairy tale writer. Leave Odense and cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland and continue to Billund, city of the famous Legoland (entrance incl.). Legoland displays cities and monuments from all the world built of the famous bricks as well as a toy museum and an amusement park. Overnight Billund.

Day 6  : Billund - Ribe

Breakfast at the hotel and route to the village of Jelling. During the 10C, at the height of the Viking period, Jelling was for sometime the royal seat chosen by two Viking kings, Gorm the Old and his son Harald Bluetooth, who started the Danish Royal line. As evidence they left two large burial mounds and two rune stones, known as the Jelling Stones, which have given crucial information about early Danish history. Continue to Ribe, Denmark's most famous medieval town. However, the small size has enabled it to preserve its architectural unity and to retain its old-world atmosphere while remaining a lively town. We recommend the Viking Museum of Ribe which brings to life the town of Ribe during the Viking period and the Middle Ages. If time permits, we can also recommend visits to the Ribe Cathedral and the Viking Centre where you can wander around the reconstructed life-size Viking estate and meet Vikings who work with reconstructed tools using techniques that were used back then. You can sniff the smoke and the smell from the pots on the fire where delicious meals are prepared. You can also meet the animals at work. Overnight Ribe

Day 7  : Ribe - Ringkøbing

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive today along the West Coast of Denmark, known for the salvage nature with moor land, dunes, endless beaches and the ever-changing North Sea. Continue to Ringkøbing, by the Ringkøbing Fjord, a village of atmosphere which maintains the tradition of night watchmen during summer time. Overnight Ringkobing

Day 8  : Ringkøbing - Ålborg

Breakfast at the hotel and continue today north towards Ålborg. We recommend a detour to the open-air Museum of Hjerl Hede, presenting the Danish rural history through workshops, houses etc. Route to Ålborg, next to the Fjord Lim. The city offers a variety of museums but it is above all a city of life, with outdoor coffee shops, pedestrian streets in the city centre and the always present fjord. Overnight Ålborg.

Day 9  : Ålborg

Breakfast at the hotel and day free. We recommend a full day excursion to the unique North of Jutland, Skagen, with the numerous attractions. This region is famous, not only for the extremely diverse landscape and many hours of sun, but also for the unique light and nature created by the influence of 3 seas , the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat. Among the highlights are the Sanded Church, the moving dune of Råbjerg Mile, the village of Skagen, former home of a colony of well-known artists such as Krøyer, Ancher, Drachmann and Tuxen, and finally Grenen, the northernmost part where the seas meet in a dramatic dance, especially on windy days. Return to Ålborg for overnight.

Day 10  : Ålborg - Århus

Breakfast at the hotel and head south to Århus, the second largest city of Denmark and also known as the City of the Smile. Visit the Old City (entrance incl.) (Den Gamle By), a fascination open-air collection of completely furnished old Danish town houses with workshops etc. Also possibility to visit the cathedral, the museum of Danish prehistory, Moesgaard or the drive past the Marselisborg Castle in Aarhus, the holiday residence of the Royal Family. When the Royal Family is not in residence there is free admission to the palace park for the public from morning to evening. Overnight Århus.

Day 11  : Århus - Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel and departure by ferry from Århus to the tongue of land Sjællands Odde on Sealand. Return to Copenhagen for overnight.

Day 12  : Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel. Drop off car downtown or at airport.