Copenhagen - Roskilde Self-Drive

Copenhagen - Roskilde Self-Drive– Denmark –6 days / 5 nights, Copenhagen - Roskilde - Funen - Egeskov Castle - Odense - Frederiksborg Castle - Kronborg Castle - CopenhagenSelf-drive tour from Copenhagen westward through farm country to Roskilde, Denmark's capital until 1417. Visit the Viking Ship Museum and Roskilde Cathedral, the traditional burial place of Danish monarchs. On the island of Funen visit Egeskov Castle and Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's home town. Continue to North Zealand, enjoy the Frederiksborg Castle and the grand Kronborg Castle, setting of 'Hamlet'. Follow the coastal road back to Copenhagen.

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Operation May - September 2015
Departure Daily, May - September 2015
Price from $1,445 per person in double room
from $2,125 single room
Included 5 nights accommodation in double rooms, centrally located hotels
Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
2 times bridge toll Great Belt Bridge
Entrance Roskilde Cathedral, Viking Museum, Egeskov Castle,
Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg Castle, Tivoli
Car rental class 'B' (type Ford Focus or similar), 6 days (144 hours)
Airport/airport Copenhagen
Unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver, Theft protection and tax
Not Included International airfare & Airport taxes
Fuel charges
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
Please Note The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving licence for at least 12 months prior to hiring the car.
Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.
Tour Options Additional nights in Copenhagen

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Day 1 ARRIVE COPENHAGEN - ROSKILDE Arrival Kastrup Copenhagen Airport and pick up rental car. Departure from Copenhagen westward through farming countryside and small villages, some of which were founded by Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Arrive in Roskilde, which until 1417 was the capital of Denmark.
Accommodation at Prindsen Hotel, centrally located or similar

Prindsen Hotel

Day 2 ROSKILDE (B) Breakfast at the hotel. 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, where they were sunk more than a thousand years ago to prevent aggressive intruders gaining access to the town from the sea. The first part of the musum was build and opend in 1962 with the first 6 viking ships, while a second part was opend in 1997 with recontructions of the old Viking ships build after the same technic. You can even relive the viking spirit on the see on an open boat tour in one of the reconstruktions.

After visiting the museum, a tour to the Town Square, to visit the twin-spired Roskilde Cathedral. The construction of the Cathedral was commenced during the 12th century and additions have been made through the ages, in different architectural styles. The Cathedral is the traditional burial place of Danish monarchs and contains more than 40 royal graves.
Accommodation at Prindsen Hotel, centrally located or similar

Prindsen Hotel

Day 3 FUNEN (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive 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 Kværndrup and Egeskov Castle, 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. Today it is a family owned castle which has belonged to the family Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille since 1784. Visit the Great Hall which dates back to 1554 and contains furniture and paintings as well as seven adjoining rooms. 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. The humble house, where HC Andersen was born in 1805, has been turned into a museum dedicated to the world famous fairy tale writer. Afterwourds drive back to Roskilde.
Accommodation at Prindsen Hotel, centrally located or similar

Prindsen Hotel

Day 4 NORTH SEALAND (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Roskilde and drive up to north Sealand to Hillerød and the Frederiksborg Castle, 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 pestries. The castle chapel houses Denmark's oldest organ from 1610. From Frederiksborg, drive on to Helsingør, passing en route Fredensborg Palace, built in 1722, the Spring and Autumn residence of the Danish Royal Family. A brief photographic stop is recommendable here.

Continue to the imposing Kronborg Castle, which was the setting of 'Hamlet', the dramatic masterpiece by William Shakespeare. After Kronborg, drive to Copenhagen along the coastal road, passing through small villages, fashionable resorts and some exclusive residential areas on the way. Along the way a possibiliy 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. The house has been turned into a museum but a great part of it has been left as it was when she lived in it. Continue to Copenhagen.
Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar

Comfort Hotel Vesterbro

Day 5 COPENHAGEN (B) 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, 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.
Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar

Comfort Hotel Vesterbro

Day 6 COPENHAGEN DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport and return rental car.

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