DENMARK IN A WEEK
Duration: 8 Days
Season: April – September
Cities Featured: Copenhagen, Ribe, Odense
Voted “The Happiest Nation on Earth” for several years, Denmark is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries, but that small country is packed with wonderful sights and experiences for all kinds of travelers. On this week-long tour you will get to experience the country’s capital – Copenhagen – a lively, liberal, colorful and very modern city. From there you will visit majestic castles and palaces in Northern Zealand. You will also cross the country by train, a truly scenic experience, and visit Ribe – Denmark’s oldest town – a wonderful and wonderfully cozy little town on the west coast. On the way back to Copenhagen you will make a stop in Odense, home of the Danish poet H. C. Andersen.
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Arrival In Copenhagen, Meet And Greet At The Airport And Transfer To Hotel
Kick off your vacation in the colorful, modern and cultural Copenhagen, capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. Start discovering Copenhagen from your centrally located hotel.
Boutqiue Hotel Absalon
Guided City Tour Of Copenhagen (Walking Or Biking; Small Groups)
On your second day, in the morning, you will join an expert local guide who will introduce you to some of the famous landmarks in the city.
The Little Mermaid
Strøget (Largest pedestrian-only shopping street in Europe)
Amalienborg (Queen’s winter residence)
Rundetaarn (“Round Tower” – great views of the city)
Tivoli Gardens (Walt Disney’s inspiration for the Magic Kingdom)
Boutqiue Hotel Absalon
Day Tour To North Zealand – Castles & Palaces
The following day takes you on a daytrip which will introduce you to Royal Denmark, with a visit to several majestic castles in North Zealand.
The Viking Ship Museum
Boutqiue Hotel Absalon
Traveling Eastbound Across Denmark To Esbjerg
Leave Copenhagen and travel eastbound on a truly scenic train ride to Esbjerg. Enjoy a private walking tour of this charming seaport town.
‘Men at Sea’ Sculpture
Charming Ribe – Denmark’s Oldest Town
The following day, take a short train ride to Ribe, Denmark’s oldest town, home to a fascinating Viking museum and a well-preserved medieval center.
Ribe Viking Center
Wadden Sea Center
Ribe Art Museum
Abbey of St. Catharinæ
Odense, Home Of H.c. Andersen
On your way back west, before arriving in Copenhagen, stop in Odense – Hans Christian Andersen’s home.
Hans Christian Andersen’s home and museum
Return To Copenhagen
Return to Copenhagen and end your Danish adventure with a gastronomic tour.
Finish your experience in comfort with a private ride to the Copenhagen airport for your flight home.
Kick off your vacation in the colorful, modern and cultural Copenhagen, capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. Upon your arrival, a friendly driver will meet you and your party at the airport and transport you to the hotel in complete comfort and style. After your hotel check in (and some much needed rest, perhaps), explore your surroundings and start discovering Copenhagen. On your second day, you will join an expert local guide who will introduce you to some of the famous landmarks in the city. The following day takes you on a daytrip which will introduce you to Royal Denmark, with a visit to several majestic castles in North Zealand: Kronborg Castle, a castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, Fredensborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, and the ancient Frederiksborg Castle.
Leave Copenhagen, eastbound, on a truly scenic, lovely train ride to the seaport town of Esbjerg. The town is renowned for its art and Danish charm and you will have plenty of time to experience it all. The following day, take a short train ride to Ribe, where you will spend a full day. The town has been voted “Europe’s Best Big-Time Small Destination 2014”! Ribe is Denmark’s oldest town, home to a fascinating Viking museum and a well-preserved medieval center. Climb to the top of the town’s beautiful cathedral tower for lovely views of the region.
On your way back west, before arriving in Copenhagen, stop in Odense – Hans Christian Andersen’s home – for a day of Sightseeing in the ”capital” of Funen. Odense is full of charming high streets, lots of museums and activities, lovely green parks and much more. Spend the night there and return to Copenhagen the following day.
Our group tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations in the company of a very experienced Tour Director and a small group of fellow travelers. Group sizes are limited to 12 travelers and a limited number of departure dates are offered for each tour throughout the year. The Tour Director accompanies the group from beginning to end of the tour and often a private driver and vehicle (luxury mini coach) are also employed for maximum comfort. Additionally, we count on the expertise of several local guides at each of the destinations visited, further enhancing the experience. Our group tours typically include most dinners, in order to better showcase local cuisines, and allow for the exploration of more remote destinations.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling in the most worry-free manner possible while discovering destinations in the company of others, making new friends along the way.
Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.
Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.
If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.
With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.
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