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Viking Route through Denmark and Skåne

10 days
9 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 3,165.00 (double occupancy)
$ 935.00 (single occupancy suppliment)
CHILD up to 12 years sharing double room with parents -30% from the adult rate

Dates:

May 27, 2020 - Jun 05, 2020 
Jul 29, 2020 - Aug 07, 2020 
Sep 02, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020 

Hotels:

Copenhagen - Scandic Copenhagen Hotel or similar
Odense - First Grand Odense Hotel or similar
Ribe - Dagmar Hotel or similar 
Århus - Scandic Århus City Hotel
Ålborg - First Ålborg Hotel or similar
Gothenburg - First Hotel G or similar

Included:

Accommodation

  • 9 overnights in the mentioned hotel or similar, with breakfast

Dinners

  • 1 dinner in a local restaurant in CPH
  • 4 dinners in a hotel 

Coach services / Ferries

  • Long distance coach
  • Ferry from Frederikshavn to Gothenburg
  • Ferry from Helsingborg to Helsingør

Tour Escort

  • English speaking escort

Sightseeing & Excursions

  • 3 hrs sightseeing in Copenhagen
  • Visit to the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum
  • 2 hrs sightseeing in Odense
  • Visit to the H.C. Andersen house/museum
  • The Night Watchman Tour in Ribe (public tour)
  • 2 hrs sightseeing in Ribe
  • Entrance to the Ribe Viking Centre
  • Visit to the Moesgård Museum
  • 3 hrs sightseeing in Århus
  • Visit to the Gamle By in Århus
  • Ride by the Sandormen
  • 2 hrs sightseeing in Gothenburg
  • Seal Safari
  • North Zealand Castle tour, incl. entrance to the Kronborg/Hamlet Castle & Frederiksborg Castle

 

Optional Services:

  • Private airport transfer (arrival or departure) - 120€ // per transfer (max 2 pax)   
  • Visit to the Tivoli Gardens - 18€
  • Canal tour of Copenhagen (1 hrs) - 13€ 
  • Entrance Roskilde Cathedral - 9€ 
  • Pre/Post night in Copenhagen  120€ // per transfer (max 2 pax)  - 120€ // per person / per night in double sharing

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : ARRIVAL TO DENMARK/COPENHAGEN

Welcome to the Kingdom of Denmark.
Arrival in Copenhagen. Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel on your own. Private transfer can be pre-booked in advance.
Rest of the day at leisure - walk along the streets and explore the city of the royal family, and the main street Strøget, with many shops, bars and cafes.
Dinner on your own.

Overnight in the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel or similar

Day 2  : COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen sightseeing tour -Little Mermaid, Palace Amalienborg, H.C. Andersen's home, Tivoli Gardens. Dinner.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Meet a local guide after breakfast and enjoy 3 hrs sightseeing of the Danish capital. Admire the famed charms from the past and present, including the infamous Little Mermaid and the rococo Royal Palace Amalienborg. Walk around Nyhavn, originally a busy commercial port, but nowadays a popular tourist place. Don’t forget to notice the house nr. 20, which was home to the famous writer H.C. Andersen. Especially during summer Nyhavn is the perfect place to end a long day.
If time allows you, you should try to bike around the city as the real Copenhagener. Copenhagen is world famous for its biking culture which is as old as the bicycle itself. Copenhageners have used bicycles to transport themselves to work since the 1880s. Every morning at around 7am Copenhagen comes to life. Men in business suits, women fashionably dressed in the latest styles down to their high heel shoes and parents carrying their children in a cargo bike all hop on their bikes and get off to work or school.
You can also visit the Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens (or simply Tivoli) is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843.
You can also chose to see Copenhagen from a different perspective, and join a canal tour.
Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight in the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel or similar

Day 3  : COPENHAGEN - ODENSE

Roskilde city tour, Viking ship Museum, Roskilde Cathedral, the Great Belt Bridge. Dinner.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Depart to Roskilde. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a short walk in the city with your tour leader.
Visit the Viking ship Museum, the most famous Viking's maritime craftsmanship and their ships. Get amazed by the 1000 year old original Viking ships which witnessed war, trade and sea voyages. The museum runs workshops where you gain an authentic insights of the crafts of the Viking Age.
You will also see the famous Roskilde Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site) from the 12th Century. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, this was Scandinavia's first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and it encouraged the spread of this style throughout northern Europe. It has been the mausoleum of the Danish royal family since the 15th century. Porches and side chapels were added up to the end of the 19th century. 
Continue to Odense & pay close attention when crossing the Great Belt Bridge, 18 km long bridge that links together the eastern and western parts of Denmark.  
Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in the First Grand Odense Hotel or similar

Day 4  : ODENSE - KOLDING - RIBE

Odense city sightseeing tour, royal castle Koldinghus, the Night Watchman of Ribe tour. Dinner.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Meet your local guide after breakfast and depart for 2hrs sightseeing of the third largest city of Denmark. Odense is well known as a birth place of one of the world’s most famous writers Hans Christian Andersen, whose fairy tales were translated into 125 languages. Visit the H.C Andersen’s museum that shows a truly exceptional exhibition, a unique presentation of author’s life, words, images and famous private possessions.

Proceed to Kolding with a stop in the centre to admire the royal castle Koldinghus. Final destination for today is Ribe.
If you are not too tired, we would recommend to join the Night Watchman of Ribe at 8 pm, on his daily round walk. The tour starts from the market place and it’s for everybody who wishes to join, locals or tourists.
Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in the Dagmar Hotel or similar

Day 5  : RIBE - ARHUS

Ribe sightseeing tour, Moesgård museum, Arhus.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Ribe, Denmark's oldest city. The history of Ribe is long, dramatic and fantastic. This little town has kept an incomparable charm. A local guide will take you for 2 hours sightseeing of the city.
Visit the Ribe Viking city to discover the history of this Vikings and many objects found there. Take a journey 1300 years back in time and come face to face with e.g. the blacksmith, king's minter, völva, lady of the Longhouse, slave, warrior, falconer, carpenter, silversmith, merchant, farmer and all the farm animals in Viking Ripa.
Departure from Ribe towards Århus.
Before reaching Århus, you will visit the Moesgård museum with several exhibitions. One of prehistory with stories and objects from Denmark and the region, exploring the evolution of man and of life through the Bronze Age, the Iron and Viking period. You can particularly admire the man Grauballe, the mummified body of a man by peat (the best preserved in the world).
Arrival in Århus & check in.
It was a long day, but if you still have some energy left, we recommend a walk along the harbour.
Dinner on your own.

Overnight in the Scandic Århus City Hotel or similar

Day 6  : ARHUS - SKANEN - ALBORG

Exploring Arhus with a local guide, “Den Gamle By” museum, Skagen and Grenen, the northernmost point of Jutland. Dinner.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Århus, Denmark's second biggest city, young and dynamic, with a strong student population and the European Capital of Culture in 2017. Explore the city with the local guide, admire the pedestrian streets, cathedral, charming Latin Quarter and the lively Vadestrædet, full of cafes and bars along the river.
Visit the “Den Gamle By” museum (The Old Town), a unique attraction - a reconstruction of urban life from the 18th century to the 70s – this visit will allow you to immerse yourself physically in the past.
Departure north. For visitors of North Jutland, a visit to Skagen and Grenen, the northernmost point of Jutland, is an absolute must. Pay close attention to this fascinating experience of the grandeur display of nature’s forces. First we stop in Skagen, the northernmost city in Denmark, well known for its nature, as well as for the group of Scandinavian artists famous for their bohemian lifestyle.
Next stop, Grenen, the Denmark’s northernmost point, where you can witness a unique natural phenomenon. Here, two seas meet, namely the Skagerrak and the Kattegat; and the collision of the waves is clearly visible to the naked eye. This fascinating tourist attraction, is a spit formation consisting of deposited sand and gravel carried along by the strong currents; and over the last 100 years, this barrier has increased its length by 1 km. As the large beach expanse at the tip of Grenen is constantly moving, there are frequent occurrences of lagoons – attracting both playful children and adults, as well as wading birds. Due to the strong and extremely dangerous currents, bathing is strictly prohibited, though. At the southern part of Grenen, a compass demonstrates that Grenen actually points towards the east.
Drive with "Sandormen" to the tip of Grenen, where two seas meet. Take a fascinating, eventful and inspiring tour and witness the change of the coastline and the diversity of nature.
Return to Ålborg for the overnight.
Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in the First Ålborg Hotel or similar

Day 7  : ALBORG - GOTHENBURG

Ferry to Sweden, free time in Gothenburg. Dinner.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Today you will leave Denmark and depart to Sweden. Take a crossing ferry from Frederikshavn (DK) to Gothenburg (SE). You will cross the Kattegat, the sea area bounded by the Jutlandic peninsula in the west, the Danish Straits islands of Denmark to the south and Swedish provinces to the east. Control of the Kattegat, and access to it, have been important throughout the history of international seafaring. Until the completion of the Eider Canal in 1784, the Kattegat was the only sea route into and out of the Baltic region. The name derives from the Dutch words katte (cat's) and gat (hole, gate). It derives from late medieval navigation jargon, in which captains of the Hanseatic trading fleets would compare the Danish Straits to a hole so narrow that even a cat would have difficulty squeezing its way through.
Arrival in Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden.
Check in & rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy the many restaurants and tourist attractions that the city has to offer. Take a walk through the city along the famous Avenyn Avenue, Gothenburg's main street. Wander freely and admire the architecture, which with its old trams is reminiscent of a Scandinavian San Francisco.
Dinner in the hotel.

Overnight in First Hotel G or similar

Day 8  : GOTHENBURG & SEAL SAFARI

Gothenburg city tour, Seal Safari.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Explore this coastal city, famous for Volvo, magical islands and some of the best seafood in the world, during the 2 hrs sightseeing with a local guide. Gothenburg is the largest non- capital in the Nordics and located on the beautiful west coast of Sweden. The city is encircled by rocky shoreline, deep forests, tranquil lakes and the surging sea to the west. No other Swedish city gives such easy access to nature. Right on the doorstep are wide open spaces and magical islands.
Afternoon activity: Seal Safari - Our cute little friend the “knubbsäl”, is commonly seen around our archipelago all year round. If they are not chilling on the rocks in the sun, you might see them playing around in the water with a friend or two. One hour Carpe Diem tour in a beautiful archipelago with a good chance to see a seal. Return to Gothenburg.
Dinner on your own.

Overnight in First Hotel G or similar

Day 9  : GOTHENBURG – COPENHAGEN & NORTH ZEALAND CASTLE TOUR

Back to Denmark: Frederiksborg Castle, Fredensborg, summer residence of the Queen, Kronborg Castle known as Elsinore from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Crossing from Helsingborg to Helsingør, back to Denmark.
First stop – Hillerød. Visit the majestic Frederiksborg Castle, built for Christian IV on three islets Slotssø. It is considered the masterpiece of the Danish Renaissance. It is the largest palace in Scandinavia and symbolizes the power of the Danish absolute monarchy. The Royal Family resided there and kings were crowned there when Denmark was an absolute monarchy extending to Norway. It has been destroyed by fire in 1859 and re-built later. For its exceptional proportions is often called "the Danish Versailles”.
Continue to Fredensborg, summer residence of the Queen and make a short stop to admire the castle.
Last stop of the day; Helsingør. Explore the old town and the Kronborg castle. Located on a strategically important site of commanding the Sund: stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden, Kronborg Castle in Helsingør Royal (Elsinore) is of immense symbolic value to the Danish. It also played a leading role in the history of northern Europe in the XVI th and XVIII th centuries. The outstanding Renaissance castle construction began in 1574, and its defences were reinforced according to the uses of military architecture of the time, at the end of the XVII th century. It has remained intact to this day. The Kronborg Castle is known as Elsinore, part of Hamlet, the most famous of Shakespeare's tragedies. It is a remarkable example of the Renaissance castle.
Return to Copenhagen in the late afternoon. Dinner on your own.

Overnight in the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel or similar

Day 10  : FAREWELL

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning at leisure.
Transfer to the airport under own arrangements. Private transfer possible to book on request.

End of our services

Notes:

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  •  International Flights
  • Airport transfers (arrival and departure)
  • Drinks, Lunches & Dinners (except the ones stated in the offer)
  • Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Luggage Handling