Fairy Tale Denmark, Self-Drive

Self Drive TourDenmark

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From $1,055 USD
January 1 - December 31, 2020
5 Days / 4 Nights

Self Drive through Denmark. Visit Copenhagen, Ribe, Alborg, the Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg Castle, and the Egeskov Castle.

Overview

5-day self-drive tour from Copenhagen. Pick up your car in the city. Explore Copenhagen by water, enjoy the picturesque Tivoli Gardens, visit Roskilde with the Viking Ship Museum. Stroll through the gardens of Frederiksborg Castle, visit Kronborg Castle, and the home of Denmark's fairy tale author Hans Christian Anderson. Drive through villages and picturesque country- sides. By ferry to Aarhus, visit the historic open-air museum "Den Gamle By".

Operation

January 1 - December 31, 2020

Departure

Daily, January 1 - December 31, 2020

Price

  • from $1,055 per person, based on double room
  • $155 per person, supplement for car with automatic transmission,
    Cat I, type BMW 2 Series or similar 
  • from $1,775 based on single room
  • $315 per person, Supplement for car with automatic transmission,
    Cat I, type BMW 2 Series or similar in Single room

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation in centrally located 3* or 4* hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Bridge toll Great Belt Bridge
  • Ferry crossing for car and passengers Aarhus – Sjællands Odde
  • Car rental class, 4 days (96 hours)  city/city Copenhagen ** 
  • City/City Copenhagen**
  • Cat C, type Mercedes Benz A-Class or similar, with manual transmission
  • Cat I, type BMW 2 Series or similar, with automatic transmission

Not Included

  • International flights and taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Fuel, GPS and other surcharges
  • Upgrade to higher category car
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Optional Tours
  • Gratuities

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. The  price includes unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver, Theft protection and tax. Petrol, GPS and other surcharges are not included. Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.
    NB! There will be a fee for pick up at the car at the airport and drop off at the city center, or v.v.
  • Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car
  • All rates and services remain subject to availability

Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Copenhagen

Day 1 ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN

Arrive to your hotel in Copenhagen city center on own. The capital is full of attractions, most of them located within walking distance in the city center. We
recommend a visit to the Tivoli Gardens (not open all year), the Amalienborg Palace, the Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament), the Gefion Fountain, the old harbor '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 enjoy the pedestrian shopping streets of Strøget and surroundings.
Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Copenhagen, centrally located

Day 2 COPENHAGEN - ODENSE (B) 

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up rental car in the city center. Departure 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 the twin-spired Roskilde Cathedral. The construction of the cathedral was commenced during the 12  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.

Continue 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. Continue to Odense, Denmark's third largest city and Hans Christian Andersen’s home town. We recommend a visit to the home he grew up in, the Hans Christian Andersen Home. The humble house, where H.C. Andersen was born in 1805, has been turned into a museum dedicated to the world famous fairy tale writer. Distance: (168km/105mi)

Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Odense, centrally located.

Day 3 ODENSE - AARHUS (B) 

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Odense and cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. On the way to Aarhus, we recommend a detour to the village of Jelling. During the 10C, at the height of the Viking period, Jelling was for sometime the royal seat chosen by two Viking kings, Gorm the Old and his son Harald Bluetooth, who started the Danish Royal line. As evidence they left two large burial mounds and two rune stones, known as the Jelling Stones, which have given crucial information about early Danish history.

Continue to Aarhus, the second largest city of Denmark and also known as the City of the Smile. We recommend a visit to the Old City (Den Gamle By), a fascination open-air collection of completely furnished old Danish town houses with workshops etc. Also possibility to visit the cathedral, the museum of Danish prehistory, Moesgaard or the drive past the Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus, the holiday residence of the Royal Family. When the Royal Family is not in residence there is free admission to the palace park for the public from morning to evening. Distance: 142km/88mi
Accommodation in Aarhus 3* hotel

Day 4 AARHUS –NEW ZEALAND - COPENHAGEN (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure by ferry from Aarhus to the tongue of land Sjællands Odde on Zealand. Passing through rural villages and wooded,  undulating countryside to Hillerød where we recommend a visit to 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 tapestries. The castle chapel houses Denmark's oldest organ from 1610.

If time permits we recommend driving via Fredensborg for a photo stop at the Fredensborg Palace, the spring and autumn residence of the Royal Family, to Helsingør (Elsinore) and the Kronborg Castle, made famous by Shakespeare and the story of Hamlet.

Afterwards route to Copenhagen. Along the way a  possibility 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 harbor full of colorful 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 and evening free for leisure.  Distance: 141km

Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Copenhagen, centrally located

Day 5 COPENHAGEN DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drop off rental car at local office. Departure from Copenhagen at own arrangement.

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