Fairy Tale Tour Denmark

3 days/2 nights semi-private tour starting and ending in Copenhagen with entertaining and knowledgeable, English-speaking, Danish guide.

 

Highlights

  • Trelleborg – Viking ring fortress
  • Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home in Odense
  • Flensted Mobiles – Danish design
  • Ribe – Denmark’s oldest town
  • The Old Town Open Air Museum in Aarhus

Fairy Tale Tour of Denmark

According to some international statistics the Danish population is the happiest population in the world – a unique statement, but why not come and check it out yourself?

It is a fact that Denmark as a small country with a rather homogenous population still is influenced by the Viking past. Women have had a predominant role to play in the daily lives in the family – and it never was a big problem to meet the demand for same rights for the two sexes.

Furthermore the society takes care of those who cannot make their own living; a part of our prosperity is allocated to social welfare. We do have the possibilities to have this security system thanks to our ability to adjust our skills to combine new thinking of productivity with design and artistic development.

Come and feel the Danish way of living with us – during a 3 days/2nights tour around Denmark: The historic past and the modern life today in a small and well organized country. We are looking forward to welcoming you.

 

The program in short

Our Danish escapade commences in Copenhagen where you will stay in a centrally located hotel. We recommend Hotel Absalon next to the central station. (The pre night /post night in Copenhagen is NOT included).

Day 1

We head out of Copenhagen by the motorway towards the island of Fyn and Jylland. Before leaving Sjælland we make a stop at the Viking fortress Trelleborg; one of several fortifications around Denmark built by one of the first kings of Denmark. Then we cross the 23 km long bridge to the Island of Fyn, where we head for Odense. The town where the famous, Danish fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen was born.

We visit the museum in the house where he was raised before having a lunch of Danish Open Faced Sandwiches at an old inn in central Odense.

In the afternoon we continue west to Brenderup, where we make a stop at a little design workshop making mobiles sold all over the world. 

We then drive on to the Hindsgavl Castle, where we stop for dinner and overnight.

Before dinner you’ll have ample time for a stroll in the big park surrounding the castle and overlooking Lillebælt – the strait between Fyn and Jylland and praised in the Danish national hymn.

 

Day 2

The next day we leave Hindsgavl after breakfast and cross the bridge over Lillebælt to Jylland, where we visit Vejle Ådal (the creek of Vejle). Once more we stop at a Viking installation – the reconstruction of the wooden bridge at Ravninge. The bridge was constructed by the same king who built the Viking fortresses.

Then we continue to a modern land art installation by the world famous sculptor Robert Jacobsen, who has created 18 huge sculptures in the old gravel pit Tørskind Grusgrav.

Around noon we arrive in the oldest town in Denmark Ribe, dating back to year 700 AD. At first a summer trading market which developed into a royal town, where the first church in Denmark was established app. 850 AD. Up to the middle of the 1800’s one of the most important towns in Denmark. We make a guided walk around the old town center including the cathedral, before we enjoy our lunch at an old restaurant at the old pier. 

In the afternoon we drive north to a typical Danish countryside inn for dinner and overnight

 

Day 3

On the last day we drive across Jylland to the second biggest town of Denmark, the town of Aarhus. We will visit The Old Town Museum, which is an open air museum showing a medieval town in Denmark. We will have lunch in one of the restaurants in the old town.

Mid afternoon we drive to Aarhus harbour to catch the ferry back to Sjælland  driving back to Copenhagen and arriving in time for dinner (not included).

 

PS: We will be happy to make your hotel bookings before and after the tour in Copenhagen – and your transfers to/from airport as well as other services. After all we do know Copenhagen very well.





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