Charming Copenhagen and Sweden
Charming Copenhagen and Sweden– Denmark –11 days / 10 nights, Copenhagen - Roskilde - Odense - Århus - North Sealand Castles - CopenhagenCharming Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, a 11-day self-drive tour from Copenhagen allows you to travel at your own pace, while exploring highlights like Tivoli, the little Mermaid, Nyhavn Canal or Amalienborg Palace. Drive through idyllic North Sealand with many Castle and Palaces, cross into Sweden to Malmo. Continue to Gothenburg, to Norrköping, along Lake Vättern to Stockholm. Enjoy famous old town 'Gamla Stan' and the Vasa Museum.
|Operation||May 1 - September 30, 2016|
|Departure||Daily, May 1 - September 30, 2016|
|Price||from $2,445 per person, based on double room
from $3,715 single room
|Included||10 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast buffet daily
Hire of cars:
DK – Cat C (type VW Golf, or similar), 3 days (72 hours), city/city Copenhagen
SE – Cat C, (type VW Golf, or similar, 5 days (120 hours), city Helsingborg/City Stockholm
Unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver, Theft protection and tax
Train 2nd class Copenhagen - Helsingborg
|Not Included||International flights and taxes
GPS and other surcharges
Upgrade to higher category car
Meals other than mentioned
Service fee $25
|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 the car.
|Tour Options||Additional nights in Copenhagen or Stockholm|
|More Information||Driving in Denmark|
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Day 1 ARRIVE COPENHAGEN Arrive by flight on own. Transfer on own (not included) from the airport to your hotel.
Copenhagen, the capital city of the kingdom of Denmark since 1417. Copenhagen is one of Europe's oldest capitals with a royal touch - the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world! Copenhagen is a place where old fairytales blend with flashy new architecture and world class design. Copenhagen is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities and one of the world's leading cycle cities.
Accommodation at Hotel Kong Arthur, or similar
Day 2 COPENHAGEN (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up rental car at local office. We recommend to drive from Copenhagen westward through farming countryside and small villages, some of which were founded by Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Upon arrival in Roskilde - until 1417, the capital of Denmark - 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.
After visiting the museum, a short drive 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 Hotel Kong Arthur or similar
Day 3 COPENHAGEN - NORTHERN SEALAND - COPENHAGEN (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Today, leave Copenhagen passing through rural villages and wooded, undulating countryside to Hillerød, for a visit to Frederiksborg Castle (entrance not included), 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 tapestries. 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 Queen. A brief photographic stop will be made here. Upon arrival in Helsingør we reccommend a visit to the imposing UNESCO's listed Kronborg Castle (entrance not included), which was the setting of 'Hamlet', the dramatic masterpiece by William Shakespeare. After Kronborg, return to Copenhagen along the coastal road, passing through small villages, fashionable resorts and some exclusive residential areas on the way.
Along the way a possibility to visit world-famous museum of modern art, Louisiana, or Rungstedlund, situated on the shores of Øresund, 25km north of Copenhagen, next to a tiny picturesque harbour full of colourful leasure 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.
Accommodation at Hotel Kong Arthur or similar
Day 4 COPENHAGEN - MALMÖ - HELSINGBORG - KULLABERG (B) (67 mi) Drop off rental car at local office. Take the train 2nd class from Copenhagen to Helsingborg (duration approx 1,5 hours) and pick up rental car at local office. We recommend a short drive to Sofiero Castle for a visit at the castle and the beautiful garden known for its many rhododendrons (entrance not included). Sofiero Palace was, until the 1970s, a summer residence for Swedish royalty. The magnificent heritage of thousands of rhododendrons, beds, borders and kitchen gardens is carefully tended by a team of dedicated experts. In 2010, Sofiero was voted Europe's Best Park. After your visit, drive north and arrive in Arlid in the area Kullaberg.
Accommodation at Rusthållergården, or similar
Hotel Rusthållargården is a classic Countryside Hotel dating back to 1675. It has been run by the same family since 1904! Rusthållargården is located right by the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, overlooking the sea and all rooms are individually designed in a cozy Countryside style. (Please note limited availability)
Day 5 KULLABERG - GRÄNNA (B) (180 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Today you leave Skåne. Drive via Värnamo and Jönköping to Gränna. Gränna is situated at the south-eastern end of Lake Vättern, the second largest lake in Sweden. Stop to visit the peppermint shop and factory Polkapojkarna: It all started in June 1859 with the first peppermint rock… The poor widow Amalia Eriksson asked the city's local register of Gränna for permission to open a bakery including manufacturing candy canes. Amalia never revealed where she got her recipe. But over time more people learned the art and she had many followers. The first was her daughter, Ida. Now the recipe of peppermints has remained unchanged for over 100 years.
Accommodation at Amalias Hus (Amalias House) or similar
A stay at Amalia's house is not like any accommodation. As soon as you enter the hotel you are surrounded by authentic 1700s environment where the history of the house and the personalities who have lived here are very present.
Day 6 GRÄNNA - KVÄNUM (B) (88 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Kvänum, approx. 2 hours drive from Gränna and accommodation at Bjertorp Manor. Ferdinand Boberg, great architect of his time, designed Bjertorp Manor, which is said to be the last stately home built in the Art Nouveau style and was completed in the year 1914. Today, Bjertorp is a venue for conferences, celebrations, golf, weddings and for everyone who enjoy the good things in life.
Accommodation at Bjertorp Manor or similar
Day 7 KVÄNUM - LJUNGSKILE (B) (60 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive north to visit Läckö Castle (entrance not included). Läckö medieval Castle is located on the Kållandsö Island. Läckö Castle is best known as Magnus de la Gardie's magnificent castle on the shores of Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden. In 1298 Brynolf Algotsson, Bishop of Skara, laid the foundations for a fortified castle as a fort that consisted of two or three houses surrounded by a wall. For several generations the castle has been extended and developed and has today been kept in the baroque style. After the visit at the castle, continue driving to Ljungskile and Villa Sjötorp.
Accommodation at Villa Sjötorp or similar
Staying at Villa Sjötorp is like staying at a friend's home by the sea, although the food is guaranteed to be much better. With just ten charming traditional and individually decorated rooms you really experience the personal service.
Day 8 LJUNGSKILE - GREBBESTAD - GOTHENBURG (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive south to Göteborg, the second city of Sweden. Gothenburg offers a variety of attractions: the greatest amusement park in Scandinavia, Liseberg, a boat cruise to the 17th century New Älvsborg Fortress, the floating maritime experience centre Maritiman with an armada of 19 museum vessels and an opportunity to see and learn about U-boats, destroyers, mine-layers and fireboats, Universeum, where you can experience the Ocean, the Rain Forest and Space all in one day as well as museums, cafes, shopping etc.
Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Post or similar
Day 9 GOTHENBURG - STOCKHOLM (B) (290 mi) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive via Borås to Jönköping, at the southern end of lake Vättern, Sweden's second biggest lake. Continue along Lake Vättern, via Linköping, to Norrköping, where we recommend a visit to Himmelstalund, to see the more than 3.000 year old rock carvings (entrance not included). From there via Nyköping, to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, often called the "Venice of the North". In the evening, join in on a cruise on the archipelago including dinner on board.
Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign or similar
Day 10 STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Day free for leisure. In Stockholm, we recommend a canal cruise or a visit to the Vasa Museum. The impressive warship Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 but was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. She has since been restored and can now be seen with her complete rigging at the Vasa Museum. Re¬mem¬ber to also visit the famous old town, Gamla Stan, or one of the other many museums. Drop off rental car at local office.
Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign or similar
Day 11 STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer on own from your hotel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport for flight out on own. End of services.