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Highlights of Denmark Tour | 11 Days

Highlights of Denmark Tour | 11 Days

An independent tour ideal for family reunions and heritage Visit Frederiksborg Castle, Gilleleje, Roskilde, Egeskov, Ribe, Aarhus, and Skagen

 

Day 1 | Depart Destination on SAS for Denmark

 

Day 2 | Arrive in Copenhagen

Transfer to the Hotel or similar. Enjoy a welcome dinner in Tivoli Garden, a short walk from the hotel. (D)

 

Day 3 | City Tour of Copenhagen 

After breakfast, join a city tour of Copenhagen. Tour ends at Rosenborg Castle, where you can see the Crown Jewels on your own, or at the Walking Street, where you can stroll through the walking street back to the hotel. The afternoon is free. Dinner at The Planetarium a very short walk from the hotel.

 

Day 4 | North Sealand Castle Tour

After breakfast, pick up a rental car and embark on a North Sealand Castle tour. First stop is Frederiksborg Castle, which today is a national museum. We continue to Gilleleje Harbor visiting with the Mayor at his office, walking down to the Church at Gilleleje showing how the Danish Jews were hidden before shipping them across to Sweden, saving them from capture by the occupying German Forces (Oct 1943). See the boat that belonged to the old Fisherman Niels Sorensen, one of the brave fishermen who carried out the daring crossing amidst German patrol boats.

Have late lunch at The Brasserie Restaurant, in Gilleleje Harbor. After lunch drive to Elsinore, visit Hamlets Castle (Kronborg) and Late afternoon return to Copenhagen and the hotel.  Ask Hotel for advice on Parking the rental car.

 

Day 5 | Roskilde - Hvedholm Castle

After Breakfast, start driving to Roskilde. Here we will go to Roskilde, visit The Cathedral, where the Royal Family for generations placed here as their final resting place. After the Cathedral we will visit the Viking Ship Museum nearby, seeing how the Vikings over 1000 years ago managed their seafaring ways. Lunch will be on your own, we can make an appropriate stop. Early afternoon we will continue to Odense and check into the Hans Christian Andersen SAS Radisson Hotel. The afternoon is free for anyone wanting to visit Hans Christian Andersen's home and museum located 200 yards from the hotel. Continue to Hvedholm Castle for your dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6 | Egeskov Castle - Ribe

After breakfast, the bus departs at about 0900 for Egeskov Castle. We will see the park, the Maze, the Museums, playground, and Castle. You can have lunch on your own in their cafeteria-style restaurant before we continue on to Ribe. Check into the hotel Dagmar for the overnight. Dinner will be at a local restaurant across the street or in the hotel. After dinner, we will take a walking tour with the "Night Watchman" who will guide us through the old town of Ribe.

 

Day 7 | Ribe Cathedral - Legoland - Vejle 

After breakfast, we will visit the Ribe Cathedral, across the street from the hotel, and see more of Denmark's 1000 plus years of History. You will have some time on your own and lunch on your own in Ribe before we continue north to Legoland and Vejle. We will make a brief stop of about 1 ½ hour at Legoland before continuing to Vejle Centre Hotel for our overnight. Dinner will be at a local restaurant about 10 minutes walk away from the hotel.

 

Day 8 | Aarhus Old Town - Rebild Hills 

After breakfast, we will leave Vejle early in order to arrive at Aarhus Old Town for a tour. We will spend about 2 hours there. After lunch, we continue to Rebild Hills. There you will see A little of how the Danes and the Danish American Society celebrates the US Independence Day, the 4th of July. You will also see the replica of the Lincoln Log Cabin build there. The Rebild National Park Society is more than 80 years old, created by Danes immigrated to The US. These Danes came home to Denmark and celebrated the US Independence Day with their family and friends in Denmark. This tradition is carried on as the largest 4th of July celebration outside the US. Each year the main speaker is a dignitary from the US, and has included such personalities as Presidents Ronald Regan, Richard Nixon, George Bush, Attorney General Janet Reno, and others. In the late afternoon continue to Aalborg and check into the Hotel. Dinner will be at a local restaurant in Jomfru Anegade.

 

Day 9 | Skagen - Ebeltoft 

After breakfast drive to Skagen, the top of Denmark, visit the Skagen Museum, have lunch at Skagen harbor at one of the many fresh seafood stalls there. Take a walk in the sand before driving back south-southeast to Ebeltoft. Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 10 | Ebeltoft

After breakfast, visit the old Danish warship restored and placed at Ebeltoft. "Fregatten Jylland" is today functioning as a maritime museum. You will also be able to take a walking guided tour of Old Ebeltoft. The rest of the day is on your own to explore and enjoy Ebeltoft. Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 11 | Head Home 

After breakfast morning on your own before going to the local airport at Tirstrup for your short flight to Copenhagen connecting to your flight home.

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