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Fairy Tale Denmark

6 days
5 nights

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per person:
$ 1,400.00 (double occupancy)

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Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Oct 01 

Included:

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

Itinerary:

Copenhagen - Odense - Århus - No. Sealand - 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 - Odense

Breakfast at the hotel. Pickup up rental car downtown, 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. After visiting the museum, a short drive to the Town Square, to visit the twin-spired Roskilde Cathedral. 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. 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 4  : Odense - Århus

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. On the way to Århus, we recommend a detour 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 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 Århus, 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 Arhus.

Day 5  : Århus - North Sealand

Breakfast at the hotel and board ferry from Aarhus to the tongue of land Sjællands Odde on Sealand. We recommend a full-day excursion to the beautiful castles of North Sealand. 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. Overnight North Sealand.

Day 6  : North Sealand - Copenhagen

Breakfast at the inn and continue to Helsingør to 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. Along the way a possibility to visit world-famous museum of modern art, Louisiana, or Rungstedlund, situated on the shores of Øresund, 25 km north of Copenhagen, next to a tiny picturesque harbour full of colourful pleasure boats of all sizes. Rungstedlund was the beautiful family home of Denmark's most famous female author, Karen Blixen, whose autobiographical book, Out of Africa, became known worldwide when a film was made of it in 1985. Continue to Copenhagen. Overnight Copenhagen.

Day 7  : Copenhagen

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